The Steam Box drama is now reaching soap-opera-esque levels. First, Xi3 announced
that it's partnered with Valve to birth a bouncing baby space grapefruit, then Valve noted that plenty of other prototypes
are waiting in the wings, and now Gabe Newell's emerged from the shadows to chat up Valve's own Linux-powered, biometrically-controlled Steam Box. What's next, I ask you? Will we discover that Half-Life 2: Episode 3 never died, but instead got shipwrecked on an island/overwrought metaphor/the moon, conveniently acquired amnesia, and came to believe that it, too, was a Steam Box? Or is some contrived, out-of-left-field twist going to reveal that our closest friends were Steam Boxesall along
? It's just too much, everyone. I'm not sure if I can deal with it.