Steam is expanding outside the PC and Mac boxes and moving into your lounge room with ‘Big Picture’ mode out of beta and now live. The new mode is controller-ready and is part of Valve’s move to get PC gaming into the living room and a part of standard HD entertainment.
To mark the occasion, a week long sale is currently in progress for over thirty ‘controller-friendly’ games available on Steam. There are savings of up to 75% to be had on titles including Portal 2, Lego Batman 2, Left 4 Dead, Counter Strike: GO and Geometry Wars.
Big Picture mode is available on both Mac and PC and allows typing via gamepad and interface tweaks to suit TV outputs. A built in web browser is also included so as users aren’t locked into Steam while using the mode on their TV.