Posts Tagged ‘Steambox’

Prototype SteamBox Specs Revealed!

By Jim Rossignol on October 5th, 2013.


Valve have posted up a range of specs for the Steam Box prototype – or prototypes, as they have varied CPU and gfx cards – three hundred of which are going to be sent out to early sign ups. They explain: “The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to. Apart from the custom enclosure, anyone can go and build exactly the same machine by shopping for components and assembling it themselves. And we expect that at least a few people will do just that. (We’ll also share the source CAD files for our enclosure, in case people want to replicate it as well.)”

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Piston Gets P-ssed On By Valve

By Alec Meer on March 12th, 2013.

because it sounds like 'piss' haha ha

Am I allowed to swear in headlines? Some guy might complain that his four-year-old daughter reads PC gaming blogs and now he’s going to report us to David Cameron. I’m so sorry, that guy. Anyway, I’ve taken the coward’s route. I can only pray that you somehow manage to decode my intricate encryption and ascertain what I meant to say.

You know the Xi3 Piston $1000 gaming PC that was supposed to be the vanguard of the Valve Steambox console-concept? Nuh-uh. Valve have revealed they’ve nothing whatsoever to do with it after all. A name that sounds a bit rude might be the least of this thing’s problems now.
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Toot Toot: First Steamboxes Might Be Here By June

By Alec Meer on March 6th, 2013.

I want a pony for Christmas!

Gabe Newell doesn’t just spend his time making himself look like Austrian Santa Claus – he also heads up gaming software titan Valve. And, soon, gaming hardware titan Valve. Their ‘Steambox‘ PC-as-a-console concept isn’t a secret anymore, and indeed Newell now claims the first units might well be in the wild within the next three to four months.
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