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Polygon has what details PC maker Xi3 is revealing about "Piston," a Steam-optimized mini computer that seems to be the first blow in Valve's much discussed foray into gaming hardware. This is be a powerful little PC in a cool form factor, said to be based on its "performance level" X7A PC, a version of a modular PC that failed to achieve its Kickstarter goals last year. This seems clearly aimed at the living room and Valve's "Big Picture" initiative.

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35. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 8, 2013, 19:31 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2013, 15:27:
Desktop PC sales began slowing long before it just became about not upgrading. People do NOT want that form factor anymore. Computing is done mostly on the couch these days. Tying someone to a single desk, as well as devoting that desk solely to computing, isn't a viable option anymore.

3/4'ths of my family, desktop computing, one on the couch. Pc Gamers in general are a little more passionate with their pc's then the couch crowd. There are still millions of us and we pay. So the market will continue. Two boys, they started on pc's, went to consoles, I told them I'll see them back here later. Now they are 95% pc players. Another time dad was right.
 
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