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Steam launches Big Picture mode - prepare your TV and controller, peeps

Valve officially launches Steam's Big Picture mode

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm CST (0 mins, 52 secs time to read)

After so many teases of its arrival, Steam have officially launched Big Picture mode. For those of you who aren't aware of what Big Picture mode is, it is an addition to Steam that provides a perfect user interface that fits on the big screen TV.

You can use your PC through a HDMI cable, kick your legs up onto a table and get ready for some truly large screen gaming. Steam provides support to the typical PC gamers' mouse and keyboard, but also to controllers - as gaming on the TV is more console-like, having proper controller support is a great addition.

Steam and their Big Picture mode brings over all of your Steam friends, library of games and all of the stuff that your friends make and put on Steam. There's also a web browser included, which has controller support and Valve call it the world's first, first-person browser. I'm going to try out Big Picture mode later on tonight with some Far Cry 3, how about you?

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Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:30 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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