Steam’s “Big Picture” mode launches

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Gaming, News, Television

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Published on September 11, 2012 with No Comments

Valve rolls out it’s new “Big Picture” mode, a HDTV-friendly redesign of their Steam interface. The client retains all its functionality such as the Steam Store and Steam Community.

Big Picture mode looks like it’s trying to bridge the gap between console and PC gamers by redesigning the Steam interface to be more HDTV-friendly. The client can be navigated via a game controller or a keyboard and mouse. The whole thing is designed more for game controllers as they have a variety of features that make using them easier. They’ve included a unique new digital keyboard called “Daisywheel” to make text input easier and controller-friendly web-browser for the TV “that doesn’t suck”.

The only thing you need to use Big Picture is a HDMI-enabled computer to hook-up to your HDTV. Steam even has a handy page up with instructions to easily use the client on your TVs.



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