After an investment from Valve Software, modular PC maker Xi3 looks to have a long-rumored Steam Box under development.
The Xi3 Piston is the first games console for streaming service Steam to go on sale, although not to UK gamers just yet.
A first look of the Xi3 Modular Computer from CES 2011.
While Google is bringing Chrome OS to tablet devices, Xi3 Corporation announced its ChromiumPC Modular Computer, the world's first desktop computer to run the operating system.
The gaming machine, a Steam Box built around Valve's digital game distribution platform, can now be preordered from manufacturer Xi3.
In the second of three announcements, the game developer and digital distributor is inviting 300 Steam users to beta-test a prototype this year.