Valve has launched Big Picture, a version of its Steam gaming service that is formatted specifically for televisions and game controllers
To access Big Picture on a television, users will simply need to connect a computer running Windows Vista or higher that is capable of running Steam
Users can browse through over 2500 titles to purchase, check out trailers and demos, chat with friends, and play games from their library
The interface was designed with a game controller in mind, so it has a simpler, dashboard-style menu for navigating everything on Steam
Earlier this year, PC game developer, Valve caused quite a stir in the gaming community when rumors began swirling that it was working on its own video game console that would run its popular Steam service. It's still unclear just how valid those rumors are, but the company's latest announcement certainly confirms that Valve has its eyes set on gamers' living rooms. The developer recently released a beta for Big Picture, a version of the Steam game client formatted specifically for use with home televisions and game controllers.
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