Ever since Gabe Newell, Valve's CEO, starting talking about how they would build Steam-related hardware if they have to, rumors have started flying. What started this flurry of rumors and speculation? Besides Newells own comments, there have been Valve employees like Greg Commer that have also hinted at possibly working on a secret hardware project revolving around Steam. And finally, the Verge itself obtained information from sources that further cemented the possibility that Valve was hard at work on a Steam-based console-like PC.
So what do we really know about the Steam device? While I have no inside sources or magic hat full of information, I do have the information that we actually DO know about the project. All of it points to one thing: This is NOT a console. So let's stop treating it like one.