Valve is out to change PC gaming, one way or another. Steam has become the biggest hub for PC gaming and now Valve are out to do it again with the SteamBox, which we learned is going to be Linux-based. Valve has teamed up with Xi3 hardware to bring you the Piston(codename for the SteamBox)
The Steam Box will have up to 1 TB of storage with a modular motherboard that will give us the option to upgrade the CPU and RAM. It's also said to feature one Ethernet port, optical audio ports, two display ports, one HDMI port for 1080p display, four USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports and four eSATAp ports.
The box is designed to play PC games on a big screen TV. The Steam Box will go hand-in-hand with Big Picture mode and can also support LAN parties. No news on the price or release date but we do know that it will be sometime this year. We'll be sure to keep you updated.