Steam Big Picture Goes Public

December 3, 2012 -

Valve Software has launched Steam Big Picture today, bringing its popular digital distribution platform to HD television sets everywhere. The new version of Steam allows gamers to bring their games in Steam to the big screen with higher resolution - and with some games - full gamepad support. Out of the gate, Steam Big Picture offers about 30 games that can be played on a gamepad.

Access to the complete Steam store is included, as is the Steam Community. Big Picture is also available worldwide in over twenty languages, including German, French, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese. In addition to having access to their library of games, Steam Big Picture also supports other popular functions such as cloud files, Steam Workshop content, account information and preferences that are accessible automatically in the new mode.

To celebrate today's launch, Valve is also offering over thirty controller-friendly games at a savings up to 75 percent off - for one week.

For more information on Steam Big Picture, check out, or watch the video to your left.



Re: Steam Big Picture Goes Public

I beta'd Big Picture, and didn't find it that worthwhile for my own use.  My gaming PC has been hooked up to my HDTV for years, so maybe I'm just too set in my ways, but I just never got into it.

I already use a keyboard and mouse in my living room, and have my gamepad available.  If people find Big Picture useful, great - I never did.

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