Valve has rolled out a new controller-friendly “Big Picture” interface for their Steam client, catering to folks who like to play Steam content in their living room.
Steam gamers may easily experience Big Picture on their televisions by connecting their PC or Mac, typically with a single HDMI cable. Big Picture also includes a new web browser designed for televisions and game controllers. It is accessible from anywhere within the Big Picture UI, and even while playing Steam games on a TV. It supports Big Picture’s new method of typing with a gamepad, which is useful for entering URLs, filling out forms, chatting, and other functions.
Steam is also running a sale on some controller-friendly games. I wonder if this has anything to do with the rumors of a future Steam-based console? Anyhow, head on over to the official Steam Big Picture website for complete details.