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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - March 10, 2013

Piston Gaming Console Pre-Orders Now Being Taken, Xi3 Announced At SXSW

Valve, the company behind the soon-to-come Steam Box gaming console, is also lending its support to Xi3 Corporation and their new Piston game console, which is now accepting pre-orders for under $1000.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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