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Steam for Linux goes live, Valve holds week-long sale to celebrate

By Brad S Feb 15 2013 add comment

Valve officially brought Steam for Linux out of beta on Valentine’s Day and Steam is now ready to be embraced by the gamers on the open-source operating system. Available via the Ubuntu Software Center or directly on the Steam website, Steam for Linux offers just about the same functionality that Windows and Mac users have, including Big Picture mode that lets you play on televisions using an enlarged, game controller friendly user interface.
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Razer Edge gaming tablet becomes a reality, doubles as a Steam Box

By Brad S Jan 8 2013 add comment

After Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has been envisioning true portable gaming for many years and coming up with an array of prototypes and concept devices, 2013 is the year that his vision is finally coming true. Hot on the heels of the 17 inch Razer Blade gaming laptop comes the diminutive 10 inch Razer Edge gaming tablet that packs a punch in performance.
The Razer Edge has a 10.1 inch IPS touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixels of resolution. But unlike […]

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Valve and Xi3 pair up to make a small gaming box codenamed Piston

By Brad S Jan 8 2013 add comment

Well it looks like Valve and Xi3 just wants to tease gamers a little for now at CES 2013. After the brief announcement about Xi3 helping Valve to make the hardware of a ‘new product’, they’ve brought out (what we assume to be an early concept or prototype) a new small gaming box working under the codename Piston. The Piston is based off Xi3’s upper-tier X7A computer case (which looks almost identical to their current product pictured above, but […]

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Valve teams up with Xi3 to unveil ‘new product’ at CES 2013; potential Steam Box console

By Brad S Jan 7 2013 add comment

A month ago before Christmas, Valve’s Gabe Newell confirmed that they were working on a small PC-based machine suited for the living room that would run Steam’s Big Picture interface and allow games to be played using console controllers. This machine, dubbed the Steam Box, will reportedly run on a custom version of Linux which makes it much easier for it to provide a more console-like experience (versus running it on top of Windows on a normal PC).

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Valve launches Big Picture, and a week-long controller-friendly Steam game sale

By Brad S Dec 3 2012 add comment

Valve brought their Big Picture mode on Steam out of beta just this morning and is holding a week-long Steam sale of various PC games that are controller-friendly to celebrate (the sale, ending December 10, 2012, sports discounts ranging from 33% off to 75% off). Big Picture mode is a now-standard part of Steam which is a ‘large-screen’ (aka your television) optimized user interface, which encourages you to hook up your computer to your television and laze […]