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Steam Music beta “coming soon” to SteamOS, allows you to play music while gaming

Steam Music will be accepting beta testers soon, allowing you to leave off alt-tabbing out to fiddle with your volume balances in order to juggle music and gaming levels.

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Steam Big Picture Mode headlines

  • Valve 'fires' prototype engineer, 25 laid off, Holtman exits - report

    Valve has fired hardware engineer Jeri Ellsworth, according to a tweet on her personal feed. Also, further sources indicate a total of 25 employees have been laid off, and another report states Valve’s director of business, Jason Holtman has left, but neither of these two reports can be confirmed by Valve as of press time.

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  • Steam Big Picture Mode released, offers celebratory sale

    Valve has brought Steam’s Big Picture mode out of beta at last, and to celebrate, it’s throwing a sale on a number of games with controller support, which is particularly advantageous when you’re crashed out on your couch using the big screen-friendly viewing option. Deep discounts of up to 75% are on offer. Be sure […]

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  • Portal 2 update adds Big Picture split-screen

    An update to Portal 2 on PC has enabled split-screen play via Big Picture mode; it can be activated by pressing X on a second controller while in the co-op menu. Drag your rig out to the couch and enjoy Valve’s increasingly successful bid to capture every entertainment space in your home. The update also […]

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  • Steam Big Picture: why consoles shouldn't be worried

    If some are to be believed, Valve’s imminent Steam Big Picture beta is the company taking a pop at the console space. Patrick Garratt begs to differ.

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  • Steam Big Picture mode beta launches today, details & screens emerge

    Valve’s rumoured Big Picture mode beta will launch today. It’s a service that brings Steam to your TV, and it has been detailed in a new report by Kotaku ahead of launch.

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  • Steam Big Picture beta kicks off this week - report

    Steam’s Big Picture mode will go into open testing when Monday looms above the US, according to a mainstream news report.

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  • Steam Big Picture Mode "coming soon," says Valve

    Valve has said Steam Big Picture Mode is “coming soon,” according to the firm’s Jason Holtman. Speaking to PCGamesN at Develop, Holtman said: “We have all this great content, and it’s super good looking. You own Skyrim on Steam, and a huge television, and 5.1 Surround, why wouldn’t you want to see it there. Customers […]

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