Enter the Piston, Valve's gaming machine...
The gaming scene could be ripe for a shake-up in the near future, with Valve (the people behind game-downloady market leaders Steam) looking to bring out a dedicated console. Well, we say console but it looks more like a machine at the moment.
As you probably know, Steam games run on PCs and Macs, but the ‘Piston’ (as it is being called) would be a dedicated gaming contraption and plug straight into your TV or monitor, with a HDMI-out hole and a load of USB holes for peripherals.
Helpfully, it’ll also be upgradeable, so as technology improves, you probably won’t have to scrap your Piston, but replace the components and carry on rocking your way through your library of games. Yes, that IS an acceptable phrase.