Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

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Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby Blink on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:29 pm

An interesting announcement from Valve today:

Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today disclosed its plans for a new "big picture" mode of Steam which will offer controller support and navigation designed for television interaction. Big picture mode will enable gamers to enjoy Steam and their library of Steam games on more screens throughout the house.

"Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3T, we've done just that," said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing for Valve. "With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house.


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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby Ennui on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Pretty interesting. Valve is going to completely own the entire universe someday.
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby Unreal_Me on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:42 pm

Ennui wrote:Pretty interesting. Valve is going to completely own the entire universe someday.

The universe would have ended before they finished. Valve time wooo
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby nub on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Just make a Steam OS already.
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby Plague on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:56 pm

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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby Dr Evil on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 am

nub wrote:Just make a Steam OS already.


Might as well, Google has been working on their own OS....
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby poisonic on Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:06 am

Valve acts like a black hole that sucks all the good things in to infinity :) but some times we get some bugs :P
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby MayheM on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:04 pm

Unreal_Me wrote:
Ennui wrote:Pretty interesting. Valve is going to completely own the entire universe someday.

The universe would have ended before they finished. Valve time wooo


Actually, they would announce the end of the world, and it would either never happen or happen way late...
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:31 pm

they should also develop a PC that runs using a steam engine

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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby no00dylan on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:31 pm

Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today disclosed its plans for the end of the world.

"Our partners and customers have asked us to design for them a better apocalypse, we believe our end of the world event will be more innovative than any other suggested."
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby MayheM on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:02 pm

HAHAHAHA Man your sense of humor is right the f on man...
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Re: Valve to bring us 'Big picture' mode

Postby joe_rogers_11155 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:42 pm

The end will come with the convergence of Valve Time and Real Time, as stated during one of the delays of Portal 2.

Perhaps that's the reason we don't have Episode 3 yet. Valve is protecting us.

Of course, I would die a happy man if I got to play it, so...yeaaaa...
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