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Steam Big Picture Mode Launches

Steam News Announces the new Big Picture mode is now available, permitting easier access to Steam games on televisions. They kick this off with a celebration sale where you can "save big on Steam's controller-friendliest games." Here's word:

Access to the complete Steam store is included, as is the Steam Community. Big Picture is available worldwide in over twenty languages, including German, French, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.

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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52. Re: Steam Big Picture Mode Launches Dec 5, 2012, 12:55 Verno
 
You can get something like a Zotac Zbox or one of those new Intel NUG thingies, throw any SSD into it and 4GB ram then instant Steam box. It won't run Borderlands 2 but Steam has a massive back catalog. I have a little HTPC in the living room that does all of that stuff + emulation, the 10 foot interface saves me having to automate everything through a remote (1080p is unreadable from 8 feet without a special interface).  
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