Why are they acting like no one knows you can hook your PC up to your TV in the living room right now? I've been doing it for years using an Xbox controller. I really feel like they see us as fools when they act like we are dying for a way to play PC games in the living room...
You have a serious case of "the world revolves around me" syndrome son.
http://tinyurl.com/3ljyptn Shooting blanks, every time, all the time.
I could potentially end up getting a Steambox myself at some point. Maybe. Reason is that we basically have one worthwhile computer right now for gaming or streaming video at any watchable rate (our old laptop is a POS now). So basically, when I'm on the computer (which really is "mine" - I built it in '98 and have kept it upgraded ever since), my wife is stuck fighting with the crappy laptop to try and watch CSI, or watching something on the TV, or playing something on PS3. When she wants to look at news or watch something reasonably, I'm the one on the TV, but have no access to the PC games I'm playing right then. A Steambox could potentially be a relatively cheap way to resolve that problem.
It would also make my wife happier I think - she greatly prefers the "easier console style controls" of console gaming. She's kept pushing me to get Alice: Madness Returns on PS3 for her even tho I have it on Steam. She just wants to play it on the big screen with a controller. Problem is, even tho we can do that now (and do sometimes), that means that BOTH the TV and computer are in use by whoever is playing, so the other person has neither to work with. That sucks.
So even tho you *can* connect your PC to TV - and I do - the Steambox still might offer an additional benefit in cases like mine. And with the local streaming feature, I could even spring for the cheapest version and stream the games from my fully capable PC (unless running the game that way prevents it from being used for anything else).
"How do I get rid of a Trojan Horse?" -Sailor_Kakashi "Leave it outside the gates of Troy overnight." -Davel23