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Xi3 and Valve reveal Piston palm-sized modular gaming PC

At the CES in Las Vegas, computer manufacturer Xi3 revealed its new modular PCs, and Valve’s involvement in the company has sparked speculation that this could well be the company’s first step into the hardware space. Piston, said it be in a development stage, is small enough to fit in …

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Valve to unveil Linux-based Steam PC this year – report

Valve appears to have made plans to reveal its custom PC-console this year. According to a report on German site Golem (via PC Gamer), Valve engineer Ben Krasnow spoke on the upcoming hardware at the EHSM 2012 conference in Berlin, how it runs on Linux, and how a full reveal …

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Console sales down by a third in 2012

Sales of video games consoles in 2012 fell 33.1 per cent year-on-year. Handheld sales dropped 31.3 per cent, despite the arrival of PlayStation Vita and 3DS XL. The portable sector is a market potentially hit by the booming sales of tablets and smartphones. Home console sales were down by 34.1 …

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Sony increases price of 500 GB PS3 in India with new bundle

It’s not a great start to 2013 for potential PS3 buyers in India. Sony has increased the price of the 500 GB PS3 console bundle from Rs 19,990 to Rs 22,990. In addition to the price rise, the previous bundle that included Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition and Uncharted 3 …

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Analyst: GameStop’s Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia claimed that the disappointment was despite an abundance” of stock, GameSpot reports. Software attach rates are also said to be low. Bhatia adds that …

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158 days – the Xbox 720 countdown begins

The fist shot in the next-gen console battle has seemingly been fired. Microsoft’s community voice Major Nelson has, without any hint of explanation, gone live with a countdown on his blog that leads up to E3. The only text included is thus: And it’s on…” Having at one stage planned …

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