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Posts tagged “Piston”

Start Your Steam Engines: Xi3’s Piston To Cost $1000

Is Xi3's Piston a Steam Box? Isn't it? That's a bit unclear right now. While Xi3 is specifically avoiding using that label, it points out that SteamOS will run on any living room machine. Thusly: "SteamOS should be able to run on Piston Consoles (PCs) as well, but we'll have to wait until SteamOS is available to confirm this." So, with that all (sorta) cleared…

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Er, OK: Xi3 Claims Valve Asked Them To Make Piston

The strange and sordid saga of Xi3's Steambox/apparently not a Steambox/grapefruit of the fuuuuuuuuture slogs on. You'll remember that Valve publicly denounced the little-PC-that-could (cost $1000) yesterday, which came as a strange turn of events after it was first announced with an investment from the very same Steam-powered empire. Right hand, meet left? Or maybe this was all an evil plot hatched by none other…

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Piston Gets P-ssed On By Valve

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…

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Get Pumped: PISTON Preordering Open At SXSW

Hey RPSers! I have had three cups of tea, EXCESSIVE amounts of sugar and have bags of energy for news today: and here is the first story I have to report. Xi3 have announced that their apparently "uniquely shaped, grapefruit-size" PISTON, a system optimized for games on high-def television monitors, will be available for preorder at SXSW until the final day at 11:59 p.m. CST on…

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Do You Want To Get Piston?

John made me write that headline. And he was encouraged by Jim, who responded with an "arf". RPS: the site that writes about the biggest things to happen in PC gaming with references to wee wee. And wee it is. Piston that is, the surprise announcement from PC makers Xi3 and Valve that they're building a tiny, modular PC together. It was such a surprise…

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