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Information on Valve’s new project coming soon

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Rumors have been circulating for a  long time about a gaming console to come from gaming’s giant Valve, and now the rumors have been confirmed.

The ‘Steam Box,’ the unofficial title, will be announced at the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 8 to January 11. The company Xi3 has reported that they have received an investment from Valve and is developing the hardware which will ultimately run the Valve software, most likely a more specialized version of Valve’s already released ‘Big Picture’ mode for Steam.

The console will be housed in a chassis similar to that pictured above, which is about the size of a grapefruit and will be able to fit in the palm of your hand. More information will be revealed with the opening of the Consumers Electronic Show.

Wii Mini Revealed

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Nintendo confirmed rumors of a new version of their previous console the Wii by announcing the Wii Mini today.

The new console, which will be released on December 7, is only coming to Canada for the immediate future for $99.99. Rather than a disk tray, the console will have players load their disks in from the top-much like the GameCube. However, the Wii Mini won’t have any backwards compatibility with GameCube games, nor will it have the ability to go online in any way.

No dates have been revealed as to when the international release for the Wii Mini is coming. For more information, check out the official website here.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

Rumors on Sony’s next generation console continue to circulate

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The website VG247.com today reported new rumors circulating Sony’s next generation gaming console, according to anonymous sources.

The Playstation 4, or ‘Orbis’ as sources have been calling it, will be announced prior to E3 2013. It will also be “very affordable” according to the article, with Sony reportedly trying to lower the cost in contrast to the expensive Playstation 3, which sold the 20 GB model for $499, and the 60 GB model for $599 in 2006.

The system also will be based on AMD’s 10 APU series. Other features include BluRay capability, background downloads, and using the PS button, users will be able to “travel ‘anywhere’ on the system.”

Nintendo’s next generation gaming console, the Wii U, releases on November 18 in North America. The next XBox has yet to have any significant details leaked on it.