Tag Archives: Steam Big Picture Mode
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 00:56 GMT
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.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 00:47 GMT
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 to check out Portal 2 in particular, if you haven’t already, as it has a new split-screen co-op option.
Thanks, Rock Paper Shotgun.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 | 03:30 GMT
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 smacked a few bugs, including the movement-halting quick ping issue.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 | 09:10 BST
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.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 | 14:43 BST
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.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 | 01:18 BST
Steam’s Big Picture mode will go into open testing when Monday looms above the US, according to a mainstream news report.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 19:19 BST
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 are constantly saying, ‘I’ve got all this content from you, and I’ve got this other great display device and sound device – can you make this work?’ We’ll ship and see what happens. We’re agnostic as to how people plug that in and how they use it. We’re trying to make it a really good initial experience, and then see what happens.” Valve announced Steam Big Picture Mode during GDC 2011.