The Xi3 Piston is the first games console for streaming service Steam to go on sale, although not to UK gamers just yet.
Turns out the US$999 "Steam Box" from Xi3 might be less steamy than originally expected.
Xi3 is taking pre-orders for the Piston PC, its so-called Steam Box, for shipping by "holidays 2013".
The gaming machine, a Steam Box built around Valve's digital game distribution platform, can now be preordered from manufacturer Xi3.
After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development.
A small company called Pinnacle Engines wants to radically change the internal combustion engine. Instead of a cylinder head, combustion pushes two cylinders away from each other in the same cylinder, leading to more efficiency.
Piston, the Valve-funded gaming PC from Xi3, could be the big Steam Box-style break that the Big Picture was designed for.
Images from Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward shows a self-branded version of what appears to be the Xi3 Piston Steam Box.
Spacecraft manufacturer XCOR comes up with an unusual two-wheeled way to test some critical bearing components from its rocket propellant piston pump.
It's almost impossible to hear the phrase "Suck, squeeze, bang, blow" and not smile.