While there wasn’t a big announcement about it, the ever popular Half-Life became available for Mac and Linux users just a few days ago. If you already own the game and sign into Steam it will prompt a new download, and although the Half-Life Complete pack is still Windows only, the original Half-Life is now available for Mac and Linux. Today Counter-Strike 1.6 is now available for Mac and for Linux. [...]
So Steam’s foray into being a pseudo console starts today with Big Picture, basically a mode of Steam that’s optimized to work on a tv. Just plug your laptop or computer into a TV and you can use Steam with a controller and play games in your living room. While this isn’t exceptionally thrilling, especially since there was nothing stopping you from using Steam on your TV before, it is [...]
Valve are one of those companies that take the idea of being Business Administrators and run with it for miles. More specifically, they are quite literally masters of it. Earlier this year, Valve’s employee handbook leaked onto the internet, but is now freely available on Valve’s own website. Online MBA, a website dedicated to business administration, have taken the time to focus on some highlights from the handbook and crafted [...]
Steam‘s interface for use on your living room TV, Big Picture, is scheduled to be up and running later today. Get your entire library of games on your TV and navigate the web with a reticule like a sniper. If you haven’t already downloaded Steam, do it now and opt into the beta! More updates when it goes live.
It appears that the world has grown tired of the flood of garbage games that have cluttered up Steam Greenlight since it’s launch. What started as a great way for indie developers to get their games out to a large audience without much hassle has quickly devolved into a flood of flash games, parody games, and outright garbage games. To remedy the situation, Valve is instituting a $100 fee to [...]
After years of conflict, robots are bringing the TF2 mercs together. A new comic series explains that Blutarch and Redmond Mann’s brother Grey has come from the shadows to take over Mann Co, and Saxton Hale has hired the TF2 mercs to save the day from Grey’s robotic henchmen. The game mode seems to be a six player hoard mode. So far, a list of robot types has been released, [...]
In a letter to Kotaku, Valve announced their plans to expand beyond just games and offer non-game software through their Steam service. Starting September 5th, Steam will roll out additional software unrelated to gaming. This is in response to their 40 million users asking for more features. With cloud-syncing and easy updates this seems like a great idea. Check out the full story here.
Finally, it’s here. The much anticipated Steam Summer Sale begins today and goes through the 22nd of July, with a new set of deals every day. This year they’ve added a new feature, the Community Deal. This is a new deal every eight hours that you get to vote on. There’s also shorter Flash Deals that only last a few hours. So break open your wallets and prepare to buy everything [...]