Steam Big Picture Is Live

Valve’s Big Picture has officially released, Steam‘s new mode that lets gamers access their Steam games on a television. Big Picture has been designed to be used with a traditional gamepad, while also fully supporting keyboard and mouse input.

To celebrate the public launch of Big Picture, over thirty controller-friendly games will be on sale from now until December 10, with savings up to 75% off. You can access the complete Steam store and Steam Community directly through Big Picture. All of your existing games are all available in Big Picture, as well as all your cloud files.

You can try out Big Picture on your television by connecting it to your PC or Mac with an HDMI cable. Included in Big picture is a new web browser designed for televisions and game controllers, which is accessible from anywhere within the Big Picture UI — even while playing Steam games on a TV. The browser also 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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3 Comments on Steam Big Picture Is Live

quicktooth

On December 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Great idea. I might just have to get a controller now…

Axetwin

On December 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm

@ quicktooth – 360 and PS3 controllers are PC compatible.

Jeff

On December 4, 2012 at 7:21 am

Awesome! O.O