Whilst i was a way the gaming news did not stop so this leads me to do a catch up post.
THQ may still be taken by the Clearlake Capital Group according to an announcement by the publisher now the doors are open for other companies to bid for THQ as a whole or is assets. This offer for $60 million is the first in hopefully many bid for this company.
E3 2013 counter
E3 does come around every year at the same time but with chatter around the circuit of Microsoft new console if this counter counts down to anything other then the announcement of a next gen console lots of people are going to be disappointed and annoyed.
New BioShock Infinite Screen Shots
Finally Bioshock Infinite is really going to happen and is going to be released on March 26, there’s no denying that when this game comes out it will be awesome.
Now Feast your eyes on gaming glory.
Steam Box Prototype at CES
reports of the mythical “steam box” a HDTV optimizes PC from Valve was announced by valve and the mini PC maker Xi3 reviled a device code named “Piston” at CES in Las Vegas mot much is none on the device other then it’s small and can fit in your hand and is being developed between two companies specifically to work with Steam’s Big Picture Mode.
In addition, a post on Polygon offers up a few quotes from Xi3’s founder and CEO, Jason A. Sullivan:
“Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3. This new development stage product will allow users to take full advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience.
As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand.”
another post from Polygon has a few more details on the device.
“According to Xi3’s chief marketing officer David Politis, the device will have up to one terabyte of internal storage, and will be capable of “modular component updates, including the option to upgrade the PC’s CPU and RAM.” The demo unit on display at CES had an “IO board boasting one ethernet port, 1/8″ audio in/out, SPDIF optical audio, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports (with one dedicated to keyboard input), four eSATA ports, two Mini Display Port ports and one DisplayPort/HDMI port.”
no release date for the device but the device the piston is based off the X7A mini- PC which has a $999 price tag so we may have to fork out quite a bit of cash.