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Sabayon 14.01 Has Updates, Steam Big Picture Mode

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is out with a new release, 14.01. This Sabayon release makes it easier to use Steam Big Picture Mode for Linux gaming if you're not after SteamOS.
21 December 2013 - Sabayon Linux - 5 Comments

Valve Adds Steamworks API For Their New Controller

Valve added the Steamworks API support yesterday for handling their new Steam Machines controller inside new games.
18 December 2013 - API Support - 9 Comments

The Steam Controller Works "Out Of The Box" On Linux

Valve's initial Steam Controller prototype for use with the Steam Machines Linux-based game console will also work "out of the box" on other Linux distributions.
14 December 2013 - Steam Controller - 17 Comments

Valve Set To Debut SteamOS Linux Today

If all goes according to plan, Valve will be making publicly available their Linux-based SteamOS platform in a matter of hours.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 15 Comments

Steam Machines Ship Friday, SteamOS Images Coming

Valve has just revealed their first 300 beta units of Steam Machines and their Steam Controllers are shipping this week, Friday the 13th. Also available at this time will be the first public SteamOS images!
11 December 2013 - SteamOS, Steam Machines - 24 Comments

Valve's Steam Greenlights Another Open-Source Game

Another open-source game has been "Greenlit" via Steam that does support Linux and seems to have quite a following in the Japanese community.
4 December 2013 - Narcissu - 10 Comments

Valve Joins The Linux Foundation

Valve's love for Linux continues... Their latest sign of the game company's compassion for the open-source operating system is by joining the Linux Foundation.
4 December 2013 - Valve On Linux - 47 Comments

Steam Client Update Sends Down Lots Of Changes

Valve pushed out a Steam client update for all platforms this week and includes a number of Linux improvements and more work on their Big Picture mode ahead of the public SteamOS debut next month.
4 December 2013 - Valve Steam Linux - 13 Comments

Reported Steam Linux Use Still Right Around 1.0%

With the start of a new month comes some new numbers out of Valve as part of their Steam hardware/software survey.
2 December 2013 - Steam Linux Use - 66 Comments

iBuyPower Launching An AMD-Based Steam Machine

Word has now gotten out that iBuyPower is planning to introduce their own Steam Machines device next year that is powered by the Linux-based SteamOS and will be using an AMD processor and AMD graphics.
26 November 2013 - iBuyPower Linux Steam Box - 39 Comments

Valve Pushes Down Another Big Dota 2 Linux Update

Besides shipping a large Team Fortress 2 update for Linux gamers this weekend, Valve also released another Dota 2 update on Friday.
23 November 2013 - Dota 2 - 7 Comments

Valve Pushes Out Large Team Fortress 2 Update

For those interested in some updated Team Fortress 2 gaming this weekend, Valve has updated the popular free-to-play title.
23 November 2013 - TF2 Gaming - 7 Comments

Valve Linux Client Sees Some More Improvements

Besides the recent Steam update beginning to land SteamOS changes, the one year and one week old Steam Linux client saw some more improvements this week.
13 November 2013 - Valve Linux - 5 Comments

Valve Begins Landing SteamOS Changes In Steam Client

Valve has begun pushing Steam Big Picture changes for SteamOS into their public Steam client, but hidden behind a command-line argument.
11 November 2013 - SteamOS - 44 Comments

Happy Birthday To The Steam Linux Client

It was one year ago today that Valve first made available the Steam Linux beta! While Phoronix was exclusively covering Valve's Linux developments in the months prior, it was on 6 November 2012 that Valve began rolling out the Steam Linux beta to selected participants.
6 November 2013 - Steam Linux - 23 Comments

Metro Last Light Now Available For Steam On Linux

We knew it was coming and today it finally is publicly available... Metro: Last Light is available for Linux gamers via Valve's Steam client.
4 November 2013 - Metro: Last Light - 74 Comments

Valve Shows Off Steam Machines Prototype

Valve has begun showing off their Steam Machines Linux-based gaming console prototypes.
4 November 2013 - Valve Prototype - 25 Comments

Valve Publishes October Steam Hardware Survey

Valve has released their latest hardware/software survey statistics for the following month. Is Linux back above a 1% market-share for gamers?
1 November 2013 - Valve Survey - 28 Comments

Steam Lands In Fedora / RHEL RPM Fusion Repository

While Valve is mostly centered around supporting Ubuntu right now when it comes to their Linux initiatives, the Steam client and its games will generally work fine on other modern Linux distributions. For making it easier to run Steam on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the binary package has entered the third-party RPM Fusion repository.
31 October 2013 - Valve Steam - 12 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Boosts Valve's Dota 2 Performance

In the latest code hitting the mainline Mesa Git tree is an Intel Mesa DRI driver improvement that can provide for significant performance improvements with Valve's popular Dota 2 online battle arena game.
24 October 2013 - Dota 2 - 9 Comments

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