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Xi3 has announced that it will officially launch its PISTON mini-gaming PC on November 29th and will also offer a number of new SSD-based storage customization options.
Valve has launched a teaser site for what it claims will be not one but three announcements it will make next week concerning its efforts to bring Steam to more big-screen TVs, perhaps via a Steam Box
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell hinted to the the attendees of a Linux conference that the company will be making some announcements surrounding their Steam Box hardware device next week.
Xi3 has now said that it made its PISTON gaming PC "specifically for Valve" but it also disagrees with Valve about Linux being the future for PC games and will ship PISTON with a Windows OS.
Valve has revealed that it is no longer involved with PC maker Xi3 and its upcoming PISTON gaming PC, despite an announcement at CES 2013 that Valve had made a financial investment in Xi3.
At a panel at SXSW, Xi3 showed off the customizable interface for its upcoming PISTON gaming PC for the first time, which lets owners of the small PC select which services launch for each menu slot.
PC maker Xi3 has announced it is taking pre-orders for its small PISTON gaming PC that was first announced in January, with plans to ship the PC, made in part by funding with Valve, by the end of 2013
Valve founder Gabe Newell said today some of its customers will get their hands on prototypes for its Steam Box gaming PC hardware "in the next three or four months" which would be a summer time frame
Don Mattrick, Microsoft's head of the division that includes the Xbox business, simply said, "No" when asked in an interview if he thinks Valve's plans for a Steam Box PC could compete with Microsoft.
Rumors have hit the Internet that Valve has laid off a number of its employees, including some in its hardware division, just a few days after its founder Gabe Newell promoted its Steam Box vision.
Valve's founder Gabe Newell thinks Apple will be a big competitor for its Steam Box plans but the truth is that it will still be Microsoft that will be Valve's largest threat.
Valve founder Gabe Newell said this week that the biggest threat to the company's plans to launch a PC-based "Steam Box" console isn't from Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo but from Apple.
Xi3, the PC maker that will develop a "Steam Box" gaming PC with help from Valve, is coming out with another, and super small, PC, the Z3RO Pro Computer, in the second quarter of 2013.
Microsoft Xbox corporate vice president Phil Harrison said today, "Entering the hardware business is a really tough business," in responding to Valve's plans for a PC-based "Steam Box".
In a new interview with Valve founder Gabe Newell, he states flat out that Valve's own Steam Box will be based on Linux, while also continuing his hate of Windows 8, calling it "this giant sadness."
Valve is showing off a prototype of its "Steam Box" PC at CES 2013 made to work with games using the Steam Big Picture mode, with an image clearly showing a Windows license sticker on the PC case.
Valve team member Michael Abrash has written a lengthy post on his personal blog where he revealed that he is working on "wearable computing" PC gaming hardware ideas.
Valve's marketing director has answered rumors about the company developing a "Steam Box" PC based game console, saying that Valve is "a long way from ... shipping any sort of hardware."
Valve is arguably the most influential company in the PC gaming industry and it could, if current rumors are correct, even topple Microsoft's current leadership in the game console space.
A new rumor claims that a picture of a prototype "Steam Box" was posted on the Internet months ago by Valve team member Greg Coomer and that Valve has up to 10 people working on it.
Have an Xbox 360 or a PS3? You might want to make some room in your cabinet for a new console Valve is working on.