Valve Announces New Big Picture Mode for Steam [Video]

Posted December 4, 2012 at 4:58am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6106 views

Valve today announced the public release of Big Picture, Steam's new mode that lets gamers access all of their favorite Steam games on a television. Big Picture has been designed to be used with a traditional gamepad, while also fully supporting keyboard and mouse input.

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Gamers’ existing games are all available in Big Picture. In addition to having the complete library of Steam games, each user's cloud files, Steam Workshop content, account information and preferences will be accessible automatically in the new mode.

Steam gamers may easily experience Big Picture on their televisions by connecting their PC or Mac, typically with a single HDMI cable. Big Picture also includes a new web browser designed for televisions and game controllers. It is accessible from anywhere within the Big Picture UI, and even while playing Steam games on a TV. It supports Big Picture's new method of typing with a gamepad, which is useful for entering URLs, filling out forms, chatting, and other functions.
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To celebrate the new feature launch, Valve has put over thirty controller-friendly games will on sale from now until December 10.

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