Valve confirms Steam Box

Well, isn't that great? Valve, or least Gabe has been whining about Microsoft's Windows Store and how they are starting to "lock down" the open PC platform and now they announce their Steam Box which is basically a console but marketed as a "very controlled" PC for the living room. Don't we all just love double standards?

This thing could be pretty neat but I fear Valve won't just stop at having a PC they control in your living room with them as the only source for games. No, if it's successful and grows a large user-base it's just a matter of time before we start to see Steam Box exclusive titles (Half Life 3 anyone) or Valve doing something stupid like saying if developers want to publish a game on the Steam Box it must be Steam exclusive on other PCs as well...