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"Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3, we've done just that," said Valve vice president of marketing Doug Lombardi. "With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house."
Valve did not elaborate on how Steam would be brought to televisions, but did say that big picture mode would "offer controller support and navigation designed for television interaction." It said it would share further details on the service with developers and publishers during private meetings at GDC.
http://www.1up.com/news/steam-friendly-tv
 
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Interesting.
 
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I'd use it.
 

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your source is dead
 

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cant really see the point my self what with average tv specs being useless for gameing or they making some type of console pc tv hybrid errr does ms know
 
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meh gonna totally be cable/sattelite and I'm using hd over the airwaves.

besides my server is linked to my tv anyways and i can run steam on it all day long.
 
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I was hoping for something along the lines of "The TV itself can run Steam, play games (with some beefy internal hardware), etc."
 
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I was hoping for something along the lines of "The TV itself can run Steam, play games (with some beefy internal hardware), etc."
i was hoping for an onlive type service with no lag or distortion
 
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the mac steam? what can you actually do with it? allot of the games on steam are windows only right?
 
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The concept is escoteric but it is real.
 
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the mac steam? what can you actually do with it? allot of the games on steam are windows only right?
according to the steam mac store, there are 172 games for mac, so presumably, mac owners could potentially play 172 games on their macs or tvs.
 
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I'd like to know how it will be implemented onlive type service is all I can think of.

But I would much rather see steam on PS3 and Xbox 360
 
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according to the steam mac store, there are 172 games for mac, so presumably, mac owners could potentially play 172 games on their macs or tvs.
that would be very useful, i didnt realise there was that many mac compatable titles
 
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Service?

Valve will be making it significantly easier to use Steam on a large monitor or television screen with the introduction of a new "big picture" mode it has in development.
The mode will be specifically tailored for navigation on a TV screen. It'll also allow users to interact with the digital distribution platform using a controller as opposed to a keyboard and mouse, which might not be the most elegant setup when having a computer plugged into a TV.
Think Windows Media Center, but with Steam.
 
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Think Windows Media Center, but with Steam.
they sell games not films or tunes and you def cant play games just on my sony bravia:D
 
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Alright, more of the story:

"Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3, we've done just that," said Valve's marketing VP, Doug Lombardi. "With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house."
 
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I bet since Onlive is doing bad/good STEAM is looking to take over what they setup
 
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what an effin evolution lmao:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::roll::laugh:

ive been pc gamein just fine on a 32" bravia for a year without such big screen bollox their bringin nowt my tv hasnt seen before then oooooh except gamepad menus haha the dicks

bet you have to start it with a mouse lmao
 
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what an effin evolution lmao

ive been pc gamein just fine on a 32" bravia for a year without such big screen bollox their bringin nowt my tv hasnt seen before then oooooh except gamepad menus haha the dicks

bet you have to start it with a mouse lmao
just realised what with internet enabled tv's this may be like onlive but running over lan instead of internet so no lag problems

video encoded by steam overlay and sent to tv, much like the screen shot feature but as video
 
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Dont support TV, SUPPORT LINUX NATIVELY!
 
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Dont support TV, SUPPORT LINUX NATIVELY!
more people own tv's then use linux - for a commercial company the choice is obvious

also Linux doesn't natively support many games so what would they sell
 
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Why not? Linux has a massive user base. I ONLY use Windows cos of compatibility. If Ubuntu was more supported, i'd sell Windows in a heart beat.

More people might own TVs, but how many know about Steam compared to how many Linux users that know of Steam. Why support Mac and not Linux.
 
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more people own tv's then use linux - for a commercial company the choice is obvious

also Linux doesn't natively support many games so what would they sell
lol:laugh:
 
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Why support Mac and not Linux.
i already said - what would they sell, if none of the games run native why does steam need to be