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The press release

Quote:

Xi3Corporation today announced a development stage system optimized for computer gameplay on large high-definition television monitors.

Housed in the uniquely shaped, grapefruit-size Xi3® Modular™ Computer chassis, this new development stage product is being showcased this week at the 2013 International CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada in booth #20425 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Xi3's new development stage product is designed specifically to support both Steam® and its Big Picture™ mode for residential and LAN party computer gaming on larger high-def screens.

With more than 50 million subscribers around the world, Steam is the digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications/community platform from Valve Corporation. Big Picture mode allows members to access and play games through Steam on any connected high-definition television display/monitor.

"Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3," said Jason A. Sullivan , founder, President and CEO of Xi3. "This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience. As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand."

Xi3 also announced today it has received an investment from Valve Corporation. Xi3's new development stage computer game system is also being showcased in Valve's booth (#25730) at CES 2013. No additional details about Xi3's new system or Valve's investment in Xi3 will be released at this time.

Coverage

http://www.steamgamefans.com/valve-a...-box-2265.html

http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/7/3848...-steam-and-big

http://kotaku.com/5973986/here-we-go...wn-off-tonight

Rumors ASSUMING this is the "Steam Box"
- Linux based
- Releasing in 2013

SPECS
- Unannounced

PRICE
- Unannounced



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I'm guessing it's A Steam box. A certification program would be much less risky and more profitable than new hardware.



I already made a thread for this

But mine didn't get much action at all hopefully this one gets a lot more love



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Yeah hoping it is one of many because Xi3's prices for their products are just insane. Heh Xi3's site got hit into the ground by traffic.

 

http://Xi3.com

But their cheapest setup is $480.00 and only has a 16GB drive.

http://www.provantage.com/xi3-902-0001~7XI3C00E.htm



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Smallest Xbox so far.

   

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Grapefruit sized ? So its on current gen level ?





so what is the point of this if i can have my pc hooked up to my tv which can use steam and big picture? also whats with all these damn consoles, options are good but too many will lead to another crash

http://www.vooks.net/img/2014/08/ibqHM48o8MbQQl.gif

ktay95 said:
so what is the point of this if i can have my pc hooked up to my tv which can use steam and big picture? also whats with all these damn consoles, options are good but too many will lead to another crash



This runs Linux unlike your PC (most likely). Why that is good...i am not sure.

To be honest, This product kinda boggles my mind. If its a standalone console, who in the right mind will support it with games other than Valve and some minor devs here and there. If its a streaming box, like Onlive, its unnecessarily complicated with all those ports.



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