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Valve Steam Controller

Valve reveals Steam Controller, the companion for Steam Machines

September 27th, 2013

When Valve announced its Steam Machines initiative on Wednesday, the company also said that it would soon reveal more about how gamers would interact with these new consoles, which are designed to bring the PC gaming experience to your living room television. Gamers didn’t have long to wait, as Valve revealed the Steam Controller on Friday …

Valve SteamOS Steam Machines Analysis

Valve’s vision: The triumph of corporate anarchy

September 25th, 2013

Whether you realize it or not, Valve is about to become a very important player in not just the gaming world but the tech industry as a whole. The hugely popular game developer behind the Portal and Half-Life franchises has also long been a favorite among PC gamers for its Steam online game shop that …

Valve Steam Machines Release Date 2014

Valve announces its Steam Machines line of gaming consoles

September 25th, 2013

Right on the heels of Monday’s announcement, Valve has announced the hardware companion to SteamOS — Steam Machines. The long-rumored console previously dubbed the ‘Steam Box’ reached legendary status in recent months as rumors swirled regarding Valve’s entrance into the hardware world. But instead of one single console, Valve is partnering with several other companies to …

Steam Operating System

Valve unveils SteamOS – a free, Linux-based gaming platform for the living room

September 23rd, 2013

Last week Valve quietly put up a teaser page for what many assumed would be the Steam Box console. Surprisingly, the page made it clear that not one, but three announcements would be coming this week, and the first reveal is likely the operating system that will run Valve’s hardware — SteamOS. Steam’s first-party, stand-alone operating …

Valve Steam Box Console Teaser Site

Valve teases upcoming Steam Box console in new website

September 20th, 2013

Valve has been building up a lot of goodwill in the gaming community with its popular Steam online store and now the company is preparing to enter the hardware arena. We talked about the less-than-subtle hints dropped by Valve CEO Gabe Newell last week at LinuxCon, and now the company has made a more official gesture by …

Valve Steam Box Announcement

Video: Valve may announce its PS4, Xbox One competitor next week

September 16th, 2013

In a recent talk at LinuxCon 2013, Valve CEO Gabe Newell reaffirmed his belief that Linux, and open source platforms in general, are the future of gaming. Valve launched the Steam online gaming store on Linux in February of this year and the store is already host to 198 games. Valve is infamously tight-lipped about upcoming projects, …

Steam Big Picture Mode

Steam’s Big Picture mode now available for silver screen gamers

December 3rd, 2012

Valve on Monday announced the public release of the company’s Big Picture mode for its Steam software delivery platform. The new mode supports a traditional gamepad, along with a keyboard and mouse to give gamers access to their favorite titles and content right on their television sets. The Big Picture interface can be enabled on …

Valve launches non-gaming software on Steam after missing September release date

October 2nd, 2012

Valve announced on Tuesday its “Software” section for non-gaming applications available on its Steam platform is now open for business, just under one month after the company missed its original September 5th launch date. Moving beyond offering digital PC games, Steam’s new software offerings provide another app store for consumers to buy software from. But unlike Apple’s (AAPL) …

Half-Life 3 rumored to be an open world game set for 2013 launch

September 21st, 2012

Fans awaiting the sequel to Valve’s critically-acclaimed Half-Life 2 might not have to wait much longer. According to Journal Du Gamer, Half-Life 3 is reportedly “well underway although much work remains.” The website’s insider source claims that HL3 will be inspired by The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim  and Oblivion and will supposedly still be an action-oriented first-person shooter, …

Steam’s ‘Big Picture’ brings PC gaming to the living room [video]

September 10th, 2012

Valve Software announced on Monday that it is finally ready to bring Steam — its popular PC gaming client — to the living room using a new TV-optimized feature called “Big Picture.” According to Kotaku, Big Picture looks very much like the Xbox 360’s dashboard sans the advertising clutter and keeps all of a player’s games, …