Steam Box News


Valve distances itself from Xi3 Piston

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 8:15am PDT

Valve has distanced itself from the Xi3 Piston, saying the company did "exploratory work" with the company but currently has "no involvement" in the product.


"I think mentioning ANY price point is silly at this point since there hasnt been a feature set ..."

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Xi3 Piston pre-orders open, user interface shown

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 9:00am PDT

The Xi3 Piston, better known as one of Valve's first Steam Boxes, had its user interface shown off at SXSW this weekend, just as pre-orders opened.


"Valve probably doesn't care what hardware as long as you are using the steam ecosystem. Same ..."

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Valve boss says Apple is biggest threat to Steam Box

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 7:55am PST

Valve founder Gabe Newell believes that the biggest threat facing Steam Box is Apple. He says the question is if the PC industry can get a foothold before Apple "takes over the living room."


"People don't seem to realize this. Apple's portable devices are handled more like consoles than ..."

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Valve's 'Steam Box' revealed as Xi3 Piston

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2013 6:15am PST

For yonks, rumours have buzzed about Valve selling its own pre-built PC, fondly nicknamed the 'Steam Box' by fans. Yesterday Valve and Xi3 announced that the Half-Life creator and Steam mastermind had invested in the fledgling hardware company, and that the pair are working ...


"Yep. If I have $1000 to spend and I want to buy a machine to play games on, I don't see how ..."

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Valve denies Steam Box rumors

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2012 5:15pm PST

Valve's Doug Lombardi has denied rumors that the company is working on consumer hardware, claiming that the "Steam Box" rumors were sparked by boxes built to test the Big Picture mode.


"Well that sucks. Valve/Steam is in a fantastic position to try this. If it "fails" then ..."

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Rumor: Valve planning 'Steam Box' PC gaming platform

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 05, 2012 6:45am PST

It's long been rumoured that Valve has plans to get into the hardware game. Now a new set of rumours are saying the Steam and Half-Life maker is planning a PC gaming platform, with standardised hardware and software it'll share with companies to make thei


"Remember that Valve head honcho Gabe Newell has excellent connections to Microsoft"

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