I have read several of LaMothe's books (I own at least one, I think) but I didn't really know what the XGamestation was. I guess his company designed and fabricated a basic console unit (I do believe LaMothe has a degree in Electrical Eng.) that you can program from the assembly level. Costs $200, the price of a mid level video card. I personally think this is about the coolest thing I've seen in a while. I wouldn't expect to do insane graphics with it, but if you're really interested in this stuff check 'er out.