Valve Will Reveal Info About The Steam Box Next Week
Valve has a very good digital distribution platform (and a very loyal consumer base) with Steam, and the company is looking to expand that by adding in an option for those who aren't as excited about PC gaming. The Steam Box will allow Valve to hopefully reach the consumers who prefer console gaming, even if the Steam box is not completely a console.
Whats happening next week
Gabe Newell said at LinuxCon that the open source operating system, which runs the Steam Box, is "the future of gaming."
Next week there will be more information about the hardware opportunities for bringing Linux into the living room. The Steam Box does not have a set date for release and it probably won't come out for a while. It might not even be called the Steam Box, but keep your eye out for it, and for the upcoming announcement!