Valve – the company behind gaming distribution behemoth Steam – are to reveal more details on their up-coming ‘Steambox’ gaming console next week.

Gabe Newell, Valve’s co-founder and managing director, gave the hint at the end of a keynote address at LinuxCon, New Orleans.

Newell’s full talk, which we’ve embedded below, provides an interesting Linux-slanted insight into how Valve (and Steam) use Linux internally and why they see it as the future of gaming.

“Next week we’re going to be rolling out more information …about the hardware opportunities that we see for bringing Linux in to the living room.”

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