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SteamOS Music, TV, Movie deals imminent: Valve’s big media bid

SteamOS Music, TV, Movie deals imminent: Valve’s big media bid

Mentioned almost as a footnote in today's release on their larger SteamOS headline, Valve has let it be known that they're entering into deals for multimedia delivery as well. Speaking on music, TV, and movies specifically, Valve has suggested that both SteamOS and Steam - the software client you use on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine today - will be working with new media services soon. This set of services will likely converge on apps like Netflix and Hulu, while it's possible Valve will be bringing on their own media additions to their already successful Steam Store for games.

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SteamOS revealed: Valve head to living room machines with Linux base

SteamOS revealed: Valve head to living room machines with Linux base

It would appear that Valve is opening the doors to the living room experience for Steam with a new operating system they're simply calling SteamOS. This operating system is based in Linux and will be "downloadable soon" and "free forever", just as the Steam client for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines is now. This operating system will be "designed for the TV and the living room" and will take full advantage of the Steam ecosystem already in place.

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Steam living room gaming set for full 2014 launch

Steam living room gaming set for full 2014 launch

The Valve crew have made clear today - as if they'd not done so several times already - that they'll be growing beyond the traditional deep-dark-basement model for gaming in the year 2014. Word today comes from a Steam space with "livingroom" literally embedded in its URL, with "The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014" at its head. Could this be the Linux Steambox we've been waiting for?

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iConsole promises Steam gaming on most potent Android hardware ever

iConsole promises Steam gaming on most potent Android hardware ever

An Android game console? No, not OUYA, but iConsole.tv, an Intel Haswell based Android gaming start-up running Steam and intending to double as a home theater setup for your living room. Quietly announced earlier this year, and with an Intel IDF appearance under the team's belt, iConsole.tv is revealing a new version of its "Unit 00" developer hardware today, and billing it as the most powerful Android device around.

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Steam Family Sharing beta rollout begins next week

Steam Family Sharing beta rollout begins next week

Steam already had a good setup in terms of being able to get and play games, however one bit that had been lacking was the ability to share those games with friends and family members. While that option is not yet available, it has been announced. This will be arriving as Steam Family Sharing and it will allow users to share their game libraries with others. The Family Sharing option is expected to arrive next week, however the initial rollout will be a beta with limited availability.

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US Army makes another video game public with Proving Grounds

US Army makes another video game public with Proving Grounds

In the game America's Army: Proving Grounds, the actual real-deal United States Army has commissioned yet another shooting game for the public. This game is not the first - and it wont be the last - game created for the Army to show off what it might be like to be a member of their ranks, and it's being released in Beta mode to Steam this week. This game is entirely free to download, free to play, and aims to display small unit tactical maneuvers and training "that reflects the current day Army."

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Sven Co-Op heads free-to-play to Steam after near-15 years of development

Sven Co-Op heads free-to-play to Steam after near-15 years of development

The gamer-created unofficial Half-Life modification Sven Co-Op has been announced to be going fully official (Steam game official, that is) this week by its makers. What this means for you, the lay person, is that you'll be seeing this game available inside Steam for free - downloadable and playable - where before today - and for the past 14 years or so - you'd have had to have downloaded it and loaded it yourself attached to the original game. Now it's all on its own and going big with help from the Steam team!

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Final Fantasy VII hits Steam for PC gaming

Final Fantasy VII hits Steam for PC gaming

One of the most influential role-playing video games in the history of such things has been delivered to the PC gaming realm at last. Having made its way from the PlayStation universe back in the classic era of 1997, here it's one whole heck of a lot less expensive than that release, brought through Steam for the first time. What's more, this release has Square Enix making a teaser for future releases with a bit of a pre-order bonus too - Cloud for all games!

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Steam shared games hinted at in beta code

Steam shared games hinted at in beta code

While Steam users aren't allowed to resell their digital games, it's been spotted in the code of the latest beta update that digital gaming service may soon get the ability to share games with friends, allowing users to give access to certain games to friends if they aren't currently playing them.

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