In 2012, Valve released an update to their Steam platform called Big Picture, which essentially consisted of a new user interface tailored towards the needs of the living room where people use large HDTVs and gamepads in place of the usual keyboard and mouse interface. We’ve seen 10-foot UIs before – Windows Media Center and most of the game console interfaces being prime examples – and they’re pretty much required if you want a UI people can use while sitting on the couch. Along with Big Picture, the past several years have also seen Valve and Steam branch out from being a Windows-only software solution to something that’s available on OS X, Linux, and even (in a more limited fashion) on the PlayStation 3...
An unfinished version of Dead Island, the tropical co-op zombie title from Techland, was mistakenly released on Steam in North America. According to Develop, the game’s publisher, Deep Silver...5 by Craig Getting on 9/6/2011
In a recent entry on his blog, Markus “notch” Persson explained why Minecraft has yet to appear on Valve’s Steam platform, citing an “ inherent incompatibility” between his company...14 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011
Valve’s doubling down on the PlayStation 3. In a preview published late Thursday, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo reported that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newest iteration of the popular Counter-Strike franchise...33 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011
With its upcoming sequel to its Defense of the Ancients-inspired shooter Monday Night Combat, Uber Entertainment is embracing another hallmark of the hero arena genre: a free-to-play business model. Instead...3 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011
Top-down shooting, upgradeable fleets, a galaxy-wide zombie infestation: MinMax Games’ Space Pirates and Zombies (officially abbreviated S.P.A.Z.) has it all for just $15. Released yesterday on Steam, S.P.A.Z. is...0 by Craig Getting on 8/16/2011
Just a few weeks after its official announcement, The Binding of Isaac has taken up residence on Steam. Despite the store page saying September, its creator Edmund McMillen (one...3 by Craig Getting on 8/11/2011
Supergiant Games’ Bastion, which kicked off Microsoft’s exclusive Summer of Arcade promotion on July 20th, will get its PC release on August 16th. It will cost $14.99 and is...7 by Craig Getting on 8/9/2011