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CES 2013: Steam and Xi3 Reveal the Long-Awaited Steam Console

Like a lot of PC gamers, not only does Steam hold all of my games, it also holds my heart. I’ve been using the service for years now and I couldn’t even imagine playing PC games any other way. At CES this week, Valve and Xi3 Corporation unveiled their long-rumored “console,” which is really a modular PC codenamed Piston.

The set-top box will allow gamers to play all of their digitally purchased PC games on their home televisions. Steam’s recently-debuted Big Picture Mode will also do that, but that’s more for PC gamers who integrate their televisions into their PC experience. Piston essentially targets console players and gives them an alternative to their consoles.

What’s most impressive about Piston is that the device fits into the palm of your hand, while PC games are known to be far and away more powerful than their console counterparts. Xi3 didn’t reveal the system’s internal hardware that makes the tiny size possible, so I’m going to go out on a limb and guess dark matter.

via BBC

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