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1/8/2013 3:59:06 PM
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Valve Shows off its new console ITS UPGRADABLE!!!!! (Hardware)

[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20949071]Video game maker Valve has unveiled a modular PC designed to let users to play Steam games on their TV. [/url] [quote]Codenamed "Piston", the product, developed by Xi3 Corporation and funded by Valve, was unveiled at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The set-top box will allow users to access thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system, a statement said.[/quote] [url=http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65155000/jpg/_65155703_exithre.jpg]Picture.[/url] So we don't actually know the hardware but what do you think of the goals Valve is trying to achieve with this? Will you buy one? [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfqiYG7wiI]More information[/url] [Edited on 01.08.2013 8:21 AM PST]
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  • I hope they release the specs soon. I am intrigued.
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  • Upgradable hardware? Where can I preorder?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] jakster11 I'm confused. Do you need a high end gaming PC to use it? IS it supposed to be a PC/Console hybrid? [/quote] It's a [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSp2ax7VO60]tiny PC[/url]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Leader AleX [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.[/quote]Guess who's getting wrecked.[/quote] I play on PC using an Xbox controller as I can't stand mouse & keyboard for FPSs and I don't have any trouble without aim assist.[/quote]You got it all wrong. Console games are slightly different to their PC counterparts, it doesn't matter what your using as an input device its the hardware, Software and connections that make all the difference. Console games don't allow the same accuracy as you would find on the PC which has the mouse n keyboard with more precision. After all how many games on the console give you an option for aim assist?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Leader AleX [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.[/quote]Guess who's getting wrecked.[/quote] I play on PC using an Xbox controller as I can't stand mouse & keyboard for FPSs and I don't have any trouble without aim assist.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Guscon [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ViVo 444 C. It's probably not the steambox but Xi3 is probably the company that will make the steamnox.[/quote]Why does this not qualify as 'the steambox' to you? Seems like it's designed to run with Steam's BigPicture form in mind to me.[/quote] It's a "steambox" but it's not Valve's steambox. It doesn't have the Valve logo on it. Therefore it's [i]just[/i] a tiny PC.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Android Spartan [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Leader AleX [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.[/quote]Guess who's getting wrecked.[/quote]Console for sure. Microsoft even tested the possibility to combine the 2 to see what would happen and the console players got so destroyed it wasn't funny.[/quote]And that is why the PC won't get crossplay with the consoles (not including the Steambox or whatever since it'll probably support mouse and keyboard). [Edited on 01.08.2013 8:14 AM PST]
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  • I'm confused. Do you need a high end gaming PC to use it? IS it supposed to be a PC/Console hybrid?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Leader AleX [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.[/quote]Guess who's getting wrecked.[/quote]Console for sure. Microsoft even tested the possibility to combine the 2 to see what would happen and the console players got so destroyed it wasn't funny. [Edited on 01.08.2013 8:12 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CIint Beastwood Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.[/quote]Guess who's getting wrecked.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ViVo 444 C. It's probably not the steambox but Xi3 is probably the company that will make the steamnox.[/quote]Why does this not qualify as 'the steambox' to you? Seems like it's designed to run with Steam's BigPicture form in mind to me.
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  • Sounds cool, actually. Could be fun to play on a console against PC players.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ViVo 444 A. It's not a console. B. It's funded by Valve not made by them. C. It's probably not the steambox but Xi3 is probably the company that will make the steamnox. That is all[/quote]Of course its made by somebody else Valve has no experience building gaming hardware, also everybody called it the Steam box it wasn't actually the official name.
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  • I'll be getting one
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  • A. It's not a console. B. It's funded by Valve not made by them. C. It's probably not the steambox but Xi3 is probably the company that will make the steamnox. That is all
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  • That's pretty sweet!
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  • I think I'll stick to my Xbox, but we'll see. I've been known to be impatient and impulsive with my purchases.
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  • Already sitting in front of my TV, so I won't buy it.
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  • Why did they need to make it so small? They could of it made it a little bigger to be more powerful. No point in this. Might as well get a gaming laptop and plug it into your tv like I do.
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