Tag Archives: hardware

This is what a Valve’s Steam Machine looks like

5 Nov

valve steam machine

Well, actually it’s just a prototype of one of the many many Steam Machines that will be released next year, but at least we can have a rought idea of what we’ve talked about till now.

That prototype was given to the Seattle Times, that luckily had the opportunity to try out the new high end piece of hardware, you can read their article here.

By the way it looks a bit like a VHS player…well, at least Xbox One isn’t the only one.

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Sony (kinda) teases the new PlayStation 4 hardware

20 May

ps4 playstation 4

It’s safe to say that the new PlayStation 4 is really good looking. Maybe…if only we could actually see it!

The brand new console from Sony, pictured above, has been teased by the Japanese company in a not-so-clear video uploaded earlier today.

With the promise that the PS4 will be available to admire (and maybe try) at the next E3, here’s the video. Try to spot some shapes, if you can…

Meet Pluto, the prototype SEGA console that never saw the light of day

19 Apr

sega pluto prototype

 

We are all fascinated by prototype and obscure dev kit from the past, especially when they come from the somehow mysterious SEGA hardware dev department (that obviously is no more).

So you probably already hear about this kind of stuff, like, for example the SEGA Neptune, but we’re quite sure that the SEGA Pluto is something new for most of you (and also for us).

A couple of days ago, a SEGA ex-employee shared with the world the first pictures about a piece of hardware that never saw the light of day, nothing really out of this world, but basically an internet enabled Saturn, codename: Pluto.

sega pluto prototype

 

sega pluto prototype

 

sega pluto prototype

 

Here’s what the owner said about how he got the prototype:

“Sega is a company with a history of turmoil. Employee turnover is a sad theme, and the Sonic Reaper (as we call him) strikes all too frequently. As such, the past gets forgotten quickly — treasures from the previous generation are quickly cast aside, as a new regime tries to make a name for themselves (or justify their existence). As such, some of said treasures get left on laid-off-peoples’ desks. And in a beautiful twist of fate, this beauty ended up finding its way to my desk, and then in a box with the rest of my stuff when I left Sega.”

The sticker under the console says “PLUTO-02” so this means that should be even a prototype 01, somewhere, maybe. And there is indeed!

After the pics went online, the owner of the other known Pluto showed up with this video.

Did you hear? This Pluto is going to find its way to ebay! Stay tuned.

SEGA partners with Enterbrain to release some cool laptops

12 Feb

sega pc

We all want a new SEGA console, maybe a Dreamcast 2, but you know, this is never gonna happen.

Instead of realize our dreams (and most likely bankrupt for real this time), SEGA decided to collaborate with Enterbrain, a Japanese PC retailer, to create a new laptop series. These PCs, called SEGA NOTE PC, will feature a choice of four lid finishes: SEGA blue, SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA Saturn and SEGA Dreamcast; and they all look pretty awesome.

sega pc note

These SEGA NOTE PCs will be available in four different models, from entry-level to top-level, and the most powerful (and expensive) will feature all the four retro-covers. Here are the specs and prices.

sega pc note

Now the bad news (beside the not-so-cheap price range from ¥99,750/£682/€793/$1068 to ¥194,250/£1329/€1546/$2080). These PCs will be produced only if  a certain number (yup, we know it’s a little vague) of preorder is  reached. Uh, did we mention that an European/Northamerican release is never ever gonna happen?

If you’re still interested (and if you the mysterious Japanese language), check out the official site.