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PiixL Jetpack is a Souped-Up SteamOS Gaming PC That's Wall Mountable

Valve's Steam Box blueprint paves the way for making a living room gaming PC a mainstream addition to your AV cabinet, but what if you're one of the flatscreen wall-mounting types that freaks out at the sight of black boxes underneath your telly? Enter the PiixL Jetpack. Read More >>

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"Gordon" and "Freeman" Steam Box Prototypes Look a Lot Like a White PS4

They may be set to land alongside madcap touch-powered controllers, but it seems the Steam Box PC gaming consoles themselves will sport a more traditional design. A pair of Steam Box prototypes from iBuyPower have surfaced and they look like white PS4s, if anything. Read More >>

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Half-Life 3 Could Go Multi-Platform as Steam OS Exclusive Rumours Are Squashed

Wanna continue the adventures of Half-Life's Doctor Gordon Freeman on the PS4 or Xbox One? It could well be possible, as Valve have moved to dispel rumours that their fledgling Steam OS is a vehicle to house first-party exclusive titles. Read More >>

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Valve's Top Steam Machine Prototypes Have Absurd Specs

Here are the specs for the prototype Steam Box units that Valve will be sending out. Rather than just sending a single design to the lucky beta testers, they'll be sending out a variety of units. And holy crap, the top-of-the-line will be spec'd to high heaven. Read More >>

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Half-Life 3 Is Coming! It's Coming! Sort of...Trademark Filed in Europe

Rise and shine Half-Life fans, rise and shine. After years of rumours and speculation we've finally been given the first piece of hard evidence that Half-Life 3, the sequel to the most highly acclaimed PC shooter of all time, is on its way. Read More >>

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Valve Testing Sweat-Sensing Biometric Gaming Input in Left4Dead

One of the ways in which PC gaming saviour Valve is looking to innovate is in the field of biometric input, with the Half-Life creator apparently now testing various control methods that use eye-tracking and take data from sweat sensors so the software knows when you're panicking or at the limits of your skills. Read More >>

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Xi3's Piston Will be a Windows PC, its Maker Reminds the World

The maker of the Xi3 Piston supposed "Steam Box" PC games machine has clarified its relationship with Valve, after the game publisher denied having anything to do with the mini PC hardware startup. Read More >>

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First Unofficial Steam Box Goes Up for a Wallet-Crushing Pre-Order Price

If you were under the impression a Valve Steam Box would be console-money, around the £300 mark, think again. While Valve's got its own official Steam Box incoming, which could possibly be cheaper, the first unofficial Steam Box, the Xi3 Piston, has just gone up for pre-order in the US and it's a wallet-crunching £600. Read More >>

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Prototype Valve Steam Boxes Will Start Shipping Out in Under Four Months

The BBC managed to corner Gabe Newell at the Baftas, squeezing out of him that Valve's readying prototypes of the Steam Box to be sent out to customers for testing in the next three to four months. Read More >>

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Steam Box Maker More Worried About Apple Attacking the Lounge Than Sony or Microsoft

As with the rest of the known world, Valve boss Gabe Newell is waiting for Apple to make its move into the home gaming realm, and he sees this as more of a threat to his forthcoming Steam Box dream than Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo's home hardware. Read More >>

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Forget 'Piston': Valve's Going to Sell Its Own 'Bigfoot' Steam Box With Fancy Biometric Controller

Gabe Newell isn't quite being the fountain of information we'd like him to be right now, but having been cornered by the Verge, he let slip a few choice details on the incoming Steam Box. Valve's going big here, and its plan is pretty console-killing ambitious. Read More >>

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The Valve Steam Box Is Real and It's Currently At CES

After rumours, speculation, confirmation, and then yet more rumours, we finally have a glimpse at a real-life, working Steam Box. It's code-named 'Piston' and it's being made by a company called Xi3 Corporation, in whom Valve has plunked a load of dosh. Oh, and it's tiny. Read More >>

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Valve's Definitely Making a Steam Box and It's Going to Take On the PS4 and Xbox

Rumours have been circulating for ages that Valve's going to try and shove a Steam Box under your tele, but now we have the word from Gabe Newell himself. Valve's making a gaming PC for your living room and it's going to take on the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox. Console versus PC gaming all over again. Read More >>

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Valve's Ready For You to Test Its Crazy New Hardware

We heard Valve had new hardware in development, both insane looking and, potentially, a more mundane traditional "Steam Box," but now it seems it's ready for the general public to start testing its secret stuff. Read More >>

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Valve Really Is Making a Steam Box After All

After all the rumours and denials, Valve's just posted a very interesting job listing, which basically confirms that it's getting into the gaming PC business. In fact, the listing actually says Valve's "frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space" so it's "jumping in" itself -- you can't get much more of a confirmation that a "Steam Box" than that. Read More >>

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Valve Is Apparently Working On a Steam-Powered Console

Valve’s Steam has been at the forefront of digital distribution for a while now, ever since it kicked off as an initially pretty annoying way to prevent piracy for the developer’s Half-Life series. Now it seems Valve’s eyeing up Steam’s logical evolution – a fully-fledged gaming console for your living room -- the “Steam Box.” Read More >>

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