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Is Infinity Ward coding for the Steam Box?

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Infinity Ward tweeted this cryptic tweet and image over the weekend which got the world scrambling to figure out what on earth this is and why does Infinity Ward have it?


The first guesses are Valve’s Steam Box, which we’ve seen before with the code name Piston


While it’s obviously pretty identical it does raise the question of why? Why would you need a dev kit of what is supposed to simply be a PC in a box, doesn’t that defeat the point?

So what do you think? Just a nice corporate gift from Valve or is their Steam Box going to be more like a console than we originally thought?

Oh and yes surely that is the hard drive under it.


Last Updated: March 4, 2013


  1. Banana Jim

    March 4, 2013 at 08:18

    In the distant lands… they call it,,, Microsoft’s bane! The one that will free all from Windows 8 oppression.


    • FoxOneZA

      March 4, 2013 at 10:22

      It’s a doubled edged sword poking at consoles too.


    • Mark Treloar

      March 4, 2013 at 15:27

      Or Windows will be installed on it


      • Banana Jim

        March 4, 2013 at 15:35

        And tears shall flow through the valley of Gaming… :*(


        • Mark Treloar

          March 4, 2013 at 15:36

          But the reality is if you want to play most current non indie titles and most future titles, you still need Windows


  2. josua

    March 4, 2013 at 08:31

    Whatever that is I have a feeling the steam ‘box’ is going to go the same path as Google+. Most pc gamers wont buy at as they are probably content with steam on their pc and most console fanboys will stick to ps4/720. It will probably have a small but dedicated fanbase.

    Depending on the price and reviews i might get one though.


    • CodeScarwls

      March 4, 2013 at 09:37

      I don’t know.

      I have a bunch of games (on steam), I would like play on my TV.
      As I am to lazy move PC to my TV every time.

      I might just buy this, if the price is right.


      • Skyblue

        March 4, 2013 at 10:44

        I think nVidia’s Project Shield is probably what you will want then buddy.

        Portability and streaming to any screen in the house including the unit itself, sign me up.


        • CodeScarwls

          March 4, 2013 at 15:51

          Don’t think this will be cheaper that the piston. But it does look kewl.
          Won’t mind owing one.


      • Uberutang

        March 4, 2013 at 12:07

        Just run a HDMI cable to your TV from your PC or get a wireless ‘hdmi’ card.


  3. OVG

    March 4, 2013 at 08:34

    All they need to do to insert some dominance and gain an install base is get a quality FPS from the dudes who made COD4, Portal 3 and the trilogy Half life pack.

    If they dont then they are doomed and stupid.


  4. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 4, 2013 at 09:35

    Is it me, or does that look like an ammo pack from some game?


  5. FoxOneZA

    March 4, 2013 at 10:23

    Steam games are cheap, and if Steam Box is cheap, MS and Sony can move aside.


    • Brady miaau

      March 4, 2013 at 10:26

      point made


  6. Uberutang

    March 4, 2013 at 12:07

    They are setting up next cod to (also) run on ubuntu, with the steam box being the template for the hardware specs.


  7. upholderofproperjournalism

    March 4, 2013 at 12:13

  8. Banana Jim

    March 4, 2013 at 15:21

    It’s a cosmic cube!!!


  9. Slade Boender

    March 4, 2013 at 16:02

    Whats the little doohickey underneath it? Proprietary hdd?


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