We thought it would be a good while until we'd see Valve's Steam Box, since the company is so good at keeping projects under wraps. To our delight, Valve decided to do things a little different this time around.
But then again, this is the first prototype and we're bound to see others before its 2014 launch, especially since the box is fully upgradable, allowing users to swap out any part they like, or build one from the ground up using the same components - just like a PC.
The countdown really starts now
We know 300 lucky beta testers will get their mitts on the mega console prototypes later this year, and Valve has said the Steam Machines will see a release in 2014, though specifics have been sparse.
Considering Valve is giving beta testers prototypes with a range of specs, chances are it and its Steam Machine partners will give us a breadth of consoles to check out at the show.