The “Steam Box” modular computer announced by hardware maker Xi3 and Valve at CES is codenamed “Piston” and is modeled after the PC maker’s X7A line of pint-sized computers, Xi3 reps tell Polygon.
Xi3 brought an early version of Piston to CES, but was tight lipped on details about the hardware currently in development with Valve. Xi3 chief marketing officer David Politis told Polygon that Piston will offer up to 1 TB of interal storage and offer modular component updates, including the option to upgrade the PC’s CPU and RAM.
Xi3 wouldn’t discuss price for Piston, but commented that the Steam Box is based on its “performance level” X7A offering, which is priced at $999. Xi3 declined to comment on what would differentiate Piston hardware-wise from a standard X7A.
Xi3 also offers the entry level X5A, which is priced at $499 with a Linux operating system.
The demo unit of Piston featured an IO board boasting one ethernet port, 1/8” audio in/out, SPDIF optical audio, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports (with one dedicated to keyboard input), four eSATAp ports, two Mini Display Port ports and one DisplayPort/HDMI port.
On sale tomorrow at www.theyetee.com for $11
ニンテンドたれか Nintendo Guess Who by Drew Linne
We had to make a game for the final project in my art school Japanese class. What an awesome assignment.
oh my god
Movie Trailer of the Day: In Disney’s animated Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly voices a video game baddie who no longer wants to be the villain, so he skips out on his 30-year gig in order to do good.
The film also features the voices of Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman — and don’t miss the cameos by some famous video game villains. In theaters November 2.
this is the disney movie i’ve been waiting for all my life
The BioShock film project is not dead, according to Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine.
- Portable Game Console Plays Old Nintendo SNES and NES Games
- Connects to television for big screen gaming
- Comes with extension controllers for multiplayer games
- Up to 8 hours of game play on a single charge
- Also compatible with Sega Genesis with additional RetroGen Adapter (Not Included)
- System Includes:
- Retro Duo Portable Main Unit
- Two (2) SuperRetro Controllers
- Controller hub
- Stand Up Dock
- AC power adapter: 100-240v input
- Standard AV Cable
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- RetroPORT Adapter for NES Games
- User Manual
I always think these are so goddamn cool.
But then I realize I have an original SNES and that’s even cooler.
Poor, realistic Mario…
“A Link To The Past”
The entire show is now online at Gallery1988.com, where you can purchase prints & originals.