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Valve’s rumoured ‘Steam Box’ console could soon be a reality, the idea of having Steam in the comfort of your living room or bedroom is getting ever closer as Valve co-founder Gabe Newell teased the Steam Box during a keynote at LinuxCon 2013.

During the keynote Newell praised Linux calling it the “future of gaming” and spoke further about the company offering more information on “the hardware opportunities we see for bringing Linux into the living room” as early as next week. Linux is apparently the operating system of choice for Valve’s rumoured Steam Box so all signs point to Newell and the team revealing said console.

From the keynote which you can see above, Newell and his team at Valve knows that other manufacturers have hit some roadblocks along the way, but they hope to change all of that.

There are thermal issues and sound issues, and also a lot of input issues,” Newell explained, “and the next step in our contribution to this is to release some work we’ve done on the hardware side.”

It seems that Valve are keen on not only creating their own gaming system, but also offering up blueprints to manufacturers to create their own hardware. During the keynote Newell spoke highly of the Linux platform and it’s future with gaming and hopefully next week we’ll hear some exciting news surrounding the Steam Box, or at least some solid information surrounding the console.