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Valve Offers Steam Link for $1 With ICEY Game Purchase

In a bid to get us playing Steam games everywhere, Valve launched the Steam Link peripheral back in late 2015 for $50. The little black box can be connected to any TV and your home network where it searches out a computer running Steam and allows you to play games from your Steam library. The only other thing you need is a controller.

$50 to play Steam games on your TV isn't bad, but right now you can get a Steam Link for $1. The 2D side-scrolling action game ICEY is currently being sold on Steam with a 30 percent discount, meaning it costs $7.69. However, the game is also being offered in a bundle with a Steam Link for $8.69. That's a steal!

There is one caveat, however, and that's the shipping cost as this is a physical product Valve needs to mail out to you. It adds $7.99 to the price taking the total up to $16.68. Even so, that's still quite the saving considering the Steam Link on its own is $50 and you're getting a game thrown in, too.

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The Steam Link is capable of streaming games to your TV at up to 1080p and 60fps. A wired 100Mbit/s Ethernet connection is the best way of hooking this device up, but if you have a very fast wireless connection (802.11ac 2×2 MIMO) then it should still function well. Included in the box is the Steam Link, Ethernet cable, HDMI 2.0 cable, and power cable.

As for controller support, Valve would love you to also purchase a Steam Controller for $50, but the streaming box will work with the Xbox One or Xbox 360 wired controller. Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows, Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710, or a keyboard and mouse.

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