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OPINION: Rumours of the games console’s death greatly exaggerated – no thanks to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

Speculation lately about the decline and ultimate death of the games console is rife these days. Sliding sales of boxed games and a severely depressed hardware market certainly aren’t dispelling that notion. And more and more the people that were once on the fringes of the trade – mobile developers, …

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UK retail eyes up Steam Box and Nvidia Shield

UK retailers have told MCV that they are keen to stock Valve’s Steam-box and Nvidia’s Shield. A Steam-box style product named Piston and Nvidia’s new console Shield was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, putting pressure on Microsoft and Sony who have yet to lift the lid on …

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Phil Harrison on Steam-box: ‘It’s very hard to launch hardware’

Microsoft boss Phil Harrison says it will be hard for the likes of Steam and Nvidia to launch mass-market games consoles. Both firms have announced plans for PC-based consoles in the home, including the new ‘Piston’ and ‘Shield’ devices. But Harrison says it can take thousands of pounds and ‘very …

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Piston is ‘a’ Steam Box, not ‘the’ Steam Box

Yesterday’s reveal of the long-awaited Steam Box wasn’t quite what it seemed. Yes, Xi3’s Piston is certainly going to be ‘a’ notable Steam Box. But it’s not ‘the’ Steam Box, the details of which Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed to The Verge. We’ll come out with our own [hardware] …

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Valve’s Steam Box revealed at CES

The long-rumoured Steam Box has finally been revealed at CES in LA. Developed by the Utah-based Xi3, the hardware – currently going under the codename of ‘Piston’ – is designed specifically for use with Steam’s TV-friendly Big Picture mode. Xi3 has confirmed that it has received investment from Valve. The …

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