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Pre-order the Xi3 PISTON “Steam Box” now and get $100 off

Pre-order the Xi3 PISTON “Steam Box” now and get $100 off

Xi3 has just started taking pre-orders for its PISTON Console. The console is deeply integrated with Valve's Steam and its Big Picture mode that allows gamers to play their favorite Steam games on the big screen using a gaming controller. Xi3's PISTON Console is the first unoffical "Steam Box" to be announced, with Valve planning on working with more manufacturers to release their own version of the Steam Box in time for the holidays. While the PISTON Console isn't the official Steam Box that Valve is planning on releasing in the future, Valve is still helping Xi3 finance the device.

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Angry Birds Space now available on Steam

Angry Birds Space now available on Steam

Angry Birds Space has been out for awhile now, and while it's been replaced by the more-recent Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Space still holds a special place in gamers' hearts, especially since it was the first game in the franchise to incorporate more physics than just flinging birds from a sling shot. Now the game is available on Steam and it's on sale for a limited time.

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Valve Steam Box prototypes pegged for Spring 2013

Valve Steam Box prototypes pegged for Spring 2013

It would appear that the Steam-powered gaming console will be available rather soon for developers and hardware partners alike. News has come down from Valve's Game Newell himself as he spoke with the BBC about the future of the company immediately before the start of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards. There he was also being awarded a lovely Academy Fellowship as well.

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Valve fires hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth

Valve fires hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth

Jeri Ellsworth, a hardware hacker from Seattle who was hired by Valve last year to work on game hardware, just announced on Twitter that she has been fired. No other information was offered, such as the reasons for her sudden departure or what she plans to do now, aside from "new exciting projects." Valve hasn't said anything about the decision, either.

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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC now available for pre-purchase on Steam

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC now available for pre-purchase on Steam

It's nearly time for Dragonborn to launch on PC, and eager Skyrim fans will be pleased to know that its now available for pre-order now on Steam. Skyrim's latest DLC went up for pre-order this weekend, a little more than a weekend before it becomes available for download. As far as we can tell, there isn't any bonus you get for pre-ordering, aside from getting the payment part of the transaction out of the way early.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Get ready, Steam users, because today's the day Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on your digital distribution platform of choice. After a brief period of exclusivity with Beamdog, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available through Steam. This should net Beamdog quite a few more sales, considering the amount of people who claim they won't buy PC games unless they can buy them through Valve's channel.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon started off with something of a bang with Facebook's big event, during which the company revealed the service's new Graph Search and explained the difference between the new feature and traditional web search. It also announced that it was partnering with Bing for search results in Graph Search, while we used the latest installment of SlashGear 101 to give you all of the details about this new feature.

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