Time to get Steamy in your lounge
Play PC games on the TV; control dreams
1/ First you’ll need a high-end gaming rig. The Alienware X51 ( from $999, dell.com/au) is a fully functioning PC with a console-like look. 2/ Connect the PC to your HD TV via the HDMI port. On the lookout for a new TV? The Sony KDL-60W850B ( from $2,799, sony.com.au) has a Game Mode with high frame rates to avoid lag.
3/ Download Steam to your PC ( free, store.steampowered.com) and set up an account.
Choose a title and download away. 4/ For the best quality click on the “Steam Big Picture” icon in the Steam app and it will fit any game natively to your TV screen. 5/ Add a wireless controller, like the Razer Sabertooth ($ 150, razerzone.com/au-en) and a wireless keyboard ( Logitech K400, $80, logitech.com/en-au).