The lights are on
Xi3's Piston gaming PC, designed specifically for use with your living room television, is available for pre-order right now.
The device will be $999.99 with larger prices if you need more hard drive space, but if you pre-order before the end of the day Sunday, March 9 (tomorrow), you will get $100 off.
This is the first unofficial Steam Box device, developed with Steam's Big Picture mode in mind. Valve is still working on its own hardware, which is still mostly mysterious, but this will be a comparable device.
You can head here if you want to put down your pre-order.
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So is it Sunday March 10th or Saturday March 9th?
Might as well just build a PC and plug it into your TV.
Yeah... Think I'll just wait to hear how this device will function. There're way too many questions I have to pre-order a $1,000 "living room console" PC.
Definitely interested in learning about the Piston though. But seeing how I just managed to build my own computer, this won't be necessary for me for a few years.
I'm sorry, but for 1k I can build something better myself and I'm no master at building PCs. It'd be a lot larger, but also more powerful. This is not for me.
Saw this at the SXSW Gaming Expo yesterday...impressive!
"Vlave is still working on its own hardware, which is still mostly mysterious, but this will be a comparable device."
So what is a Vlave? Is this Vlave making Half-Life 3 or Portal 3?
I know Valve never would...
Already up eh?
Isn't it Valve* not Vlave? I'm not that into computers so it could possibly be Vlave but I'm pretty sure it's Valve. The typo is in the last paragraph, first line.