You could build one yourself.
I can now completely comprehend this thread. Thank you Icrontic.
So, as I keep saying, like it or not Valve is not going to build or ship a 'console killer.' Deal with it. There is no financial incentive or reason for Valve to do it themselves and every reason not to. Will they ship the controller? Oh hell yes - that thing is a straight up money printer. Convince OEMs to ship Steamboxes? Almost definitely, since "gaming" hardware is almost entirely hype-over-substance and people are only cheerful to get suckered into it.Make Gaben a shitton of money in the process? Well duh, otherwise they wouldn't do it - like it or not, Valve is not some mythical Nirvana where making money is secondary to anything else. Valve is all about making money hand over fist - and losing money selling a small quantity of systems at very low margins is anathema to that.