March 1st, 2011
Following last year's "TV friendly PC gaming" debate, one of the biggest players in PC games this week announced a new initiative to bring PC games to the living room.
Valve, creator of best-selling Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Counter-Strike and maker of Steam yesterday announced plans for a new "big picture mode," which will offer controller support and menus designed for television viewing. "Big picture mode will enable gamers to enjoy Steam and their library of Steam games on more screens throughout the house," the company said in a statement.
It's unclear how and when the initiative will launch. But it basically means you'll be able to play Steam games while leaning in front of a monitor or leaning back on a sofa. Not only that, it means PC games are coming to a living room near you.
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