The 6th gen is the 128-bit era, this is the time of the ps2, xbox, game cube and sega dreamcast, there was apperintly another console called the XaviXPort but i never heard of it. This era ended arounf 2005 when the xbox 360 came out.

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At this year's electronics show in Las Vegas which will be held this week, PC maker Xi3 unveiled a new machine codenamed Piston, developed in collaboration with Valve.

Posted by Kark-Jocke on Jan 8th, 2013

Here's Valve's Steam Box!

Cooperating with the Xi3 mini-PC for use on TV

At this year's electronics show in Las Vegas which will be held this week.
PC maker Xi3 unveiled a new machine codenamed Piston, developed in collaboration with Valve.


PC gaming on TV

Piston is an upgradeable mini-PC developed in partnership with Valve, writes website Polygon. The plan is for it to be used with the TV in the living room, and Steam is naturally integrated in the console, when the Big Picture Mode is designed to be used on TV screens.

The machine is still under development, so specifications and other information about the insides are not made ​​public yet. Polygon Demo Unit has looked at the CES trade show features eight USB ports, four eSATAp ports, two Mini DisplayPort ports, an HDMI out, optical audio out, analog audio in and out, and the network port.

In the picture it looks pretty big.
But the demo unit is actually so small you can hold it in the palms.
See photos from Polygon here.
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marcinLDZ
marcinLDZ Jan 8 2013, 6:04pm says:

Looks very... original:D

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Jan 8 2013, 6:12pm replied:

That's one way to say it, lol :D

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Jan 9 2013, 4:18am replied:

Most importantly, can it do toast???

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AnimeLoverForever
AnimeLoverForever Jan 9 2013, 4:40am replied:

No, it do not make toast.....I think.....

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AnimeLoverForever
AnimeLoverForever Jan 8 2013, 6:25pm says:

How much will it cost for that Steam Box?

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marcinLDZ
marcinLDZ Jan 8 2013, 6:32pm replied:

I think I still do not have a price

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Jan 8 2013, 6:34pm replied:

Price and availability is not announced yet.

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Jan 8 2013, 6:51pm says:

Hopefully this thing will have better specs than the 720, my old PC had better specs and it only cost about $500 well over two years ago.

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ℒuna-tic™
ℒuna-tic™ Jan 8 2013, 7:20pm says:

Oh how I have been waiting for this~...

I love the fact it's technically Valves version of a console, yet can be upgraded like a PC, the best of both worlds, together!

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Jan 8 2013, 8:25pm replied:

i still rather my gaming tower....

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ℒuna-tic™
ℒuna-tic™ Jan 8 2013, 8:37pm replied:

Of course, anyday, but I feel this is a step on the right direction for consoles...

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston Jan 8 2013, 9:16pm replied:

The question remains, will the owners be considered console peasants or part of the PC master race; maybe mudbloods?

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Feb 13 2013, 5:50am replied:

If Gaming is a kingdom, then
Console: Peasant
PC: Royal Family
Piston gamers: Dukes

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend Jan 9 2013, 2:06am replied:

As much as I hate consols due to them being old(even when their new their cheap old junk) and pc gaming beig sort of slower by them this might be what the gaming community needs to get rid of consols and prepare to accept the fact that pc gaming rules:) and as comradewinston said, the owners of this are sort of inbetween since this at least has some upgradability. And maybe there might be some mod support for these mini consul/computers. (They also seem portable and easy to carry so they might be useful for going to a friends house, considering that the friend has a few spare monitors;D)

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Lux│Smash
Lux│Smash Jan 8 2013, 9:20pm says:

Inspiration: GameCube?? ROFL

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Jan 9 2013, 4:17am says:

More like a toaster...

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude Jan 9 2013, 7:57pm says: Online

I got an Alienware X-51 hooked up to my TV.

I'm playing Far Cry 3 and Crysis 2 with maxed graphics. That's PC gaming on a TV, :P

All I can say is I hope this thing has good performance.

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iAmaNewb
iAmaNewb Jan 11 2013, 3:55am says:

Ahem, this isnt the Valve console, Valve have partnered with Xi3 for this but it is not the Steambox.
In fact, from Kotaku, Piston was one of the many concept made for the project

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juicytoot
juicytoot Mar 1 2013, 6:35pm says:

I will personally go for a version of steambox with a disc drive. Windows is going to be installed and playing my CD games would be fun.

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Thatmanoverthere
Thatmanoverthere Jun 11 2013, 3:51pm says:

Why isn't it called the Piston?

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