How to

Time to get Steamy in your lounge

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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).

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