Valve announces Steam Machines!
Once those boxes are distributed, your next chance to get your hands on one of Valve's new computers will come in 2014 from a variety of manufacturers as they hit retail production.
Follow the steps here store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/ to sign up for the hardware beta and learn more about the program.
Is this something in which you'd be interested? Could you see replacing your Xbox or PlayStation with something like this? Let us know!`
In my home office, I have my PC set up gets used solely for gaming these days. When I want to play games, I have to sit in my office chair and not use my home theater speakers.
I suppose I need to read more about what these steamboxes do, but if it just is a streaming endpoint for games, then I may as well move my PC into my living room. If there is an added feature set then it makes the box more appealing.
The again, if its effectively like having a gaming pc in my living room without the jet engine noise of my PC that could work too