Running Linux, it will only play games with OpenGL. The majority of PC games are DX9+. The advantages of having a SteamBox over a console are none except you will get "Valve exclusives" which means nothing because they don't really release games. Console games are about exclusives. Valve won't have the MS ones (Halo) and they won't have the PS3 ones. As I stated, I didn't know Steam has the function because nobody I know uses it. And I can't find it. So in order to use Netflix on a SteamBox, I will have to launch a browers, browse to Netflix and then use it. Completely inferior to the Xbox and PS3 apps. Also the PS3 app before silverlight was trash. Can't comment on the Ubuntu version, but I don't have high hopes. The line is that 99% of PC games are DX9+. Those are unavailable on the SteamBox. The advantage the SteamBox would have had over the competitors (being able to play PC games on the TVv easily) is gone. Sure, the next CoD and Madden will be there, and on the other two consoles so people don't care about it. Now, at lot of console games get ported over to PC and then will need to be ported over to Linux / SteamBox. That will only increase the bitcing PC gamers already do about console ports. As I just explained, Valve has stomped nothing. Unless this comes in a box set with HL3, nobody will give a shit except PC gamers who will be majorly disappointed. This SteamBox offers no advantage over either console as it stands. Any game that will be available on consoles minus exclusives will be available. The few PC games available on Linux will be available. The games that get DX ports from console to PC won't make it to the SteamBox most likely.