It's not a Steam Box, but they want us to believe it is: Xi3's Piston might be the most confusing product in gaming this year, thanks to some muddled messaging and a deal with Valve that never went anywhere.
Here are the specs for the prototype Steam Box units that Valve will be sending out. Rather than just sending a single design to the lucky beta testers, they'll be sending out a variety of units. And holy crap, the top-of-the-line will be spec'd to high heaven.
Valve made a big splash on Monday when it announced SteamOS, its own gaming-flavored Linux operating system, but SteamOS was just one announcement in a trio. The second one's here and yes, it's a Steam Box.
The Steam Box (or Steam Boxes, more likely) has been a long time coming, and today, the Xi3's Piston is leading the charge. While the details about Piston specifically are few and far between, we got a look at her and boy is she pretty.