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Valve News Archives

Steam Music Entering Beta On SteamOS

Valve's latest addition to SteamOS -- their Linux-based gaming OS -- is Steam Music, a nice way to play audio in the background while running any Steam games.
3 February 2014 - Steam Music - 6 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Came Up Short In January

With the start of a new month comes some new statistics out of Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey that concerns Linux gamers.
3 February 2014 - Monthly Numbers - 77 Comments

Valve Improves Linux Input Driver For Steam Controller

For helping out their Steam Controller with SteamOS, a Valve engineer along with Greg Kroah-Hartman have improved the Linux kernel's XPad driver with a series of patches that will be queued up for mainlining.
1 February 2014 - XPad Driver - 18 Comments

Valve Continues Dominating & Kaveri Excited Linux Users

With the end of the month comes a recap of the top articles on Phoronix this month. In January on Phoronix there were 39 featued articles and 318 news items / shorter articles!
31 January 2014 - Tons Of Articles - 1 Comment

Phoronix Now Accepts Bitcoins, Also On Steam Community

There's new ways to help out on Phoronix. Read more!
27 January 2014 - Bitcoins - 24 Comments

Valve Is Making All Their Games Free To Debian Developers

Valve will be making all of their games -- past, present, and future -- available for free to Debian Linux developers.
22 January 2014 - Debian Developers = Free Games - 151 Comments

Valve's VOGL Debugger To Be Completely Open-Source

Valve's VOGL OpenGL debugger/tracer for Linux will be completely open-source and they will welcome community contributions to this tool aimed at Linux game developers.
17 January 2014 - VOGL OpenGL - 11 Comments

Valve Needs Help From OpenGL Game Developers

Valve has issued a call for help to OpenGL game developers, or really anyone who can provide some interesting OpenGL traces, to help test their new tracer/debugger software for Linux.
17 January 2014 - OpenGL Traces - 1 Comment

Valve's VOGL OpenGL Debugger Should Be Great

As a follow-up to Steam Dev Days Is Off To A Great Start, Valve's new OpenGL debugger is looking great! Here's some more details.
16 January 2014 - VOGL Debugger - 18 Comments

Steam Dev Days Is Off To A Great Start

Kicked off this morning in Seattle was Valve's first Steam Dev Days conference where they were pushing their Steam Machines and Linux-based SteamOS agenda, OpenGL/Linux gaming, VR, and other hot topics.
15 January 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 25 Comments

Valve Updates SteamOS With CPU/GPU Optimizations

Valve released an updated version of SteamOS yesterday with various improvements including but not limited to reduced GPU/CPU usage and Debian updates.
14 January 2014 - Valve SteamOS 01/13/2014 - 2 Comments

Valve Pushes Out Steam VR Beta Support

Built into the latest version of the Steam client is Valve's beta support for VR devices like the Oculus Rift.
14 January 2014 - Steam VR - 1 Comment

Steam Dev Days Is This Coming Week

Valve's first Steam/gaming development conference that will also push along Linux gaming and SteamOS / Steam Machines is in just a few days time.
12 January 2014 - Steam Dev Days - 14 Comments

Valve Ships An AMD Preview Driver For SteamOS

For those AMD Radeon customers disappointed by the buggy and poor performance of the Catalyst Linux graphics driver with Steam games, Valve has released a preview driver via their SteamOS repository. This AMD Catalyst preview driver for Linux hasn't been made available elsewhere.
8 January 2014 - SteamOS - 64 Comments

Valve Already Has A Dozen Steam Machine Partners

Valve has announced their first 12 partners that intend to bring Steam Machines to the marketplace this year.
6 January 2014 - Valve Steam Machines - 8 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Still Roughly Around 1%

At the start of every month one of our rituals is always checking in on Valve's Steam Software/Hardware Survey to see their Linux statistics for the month prior. Let's see how Steam Linux usage was in December with the arrival of SteamOS...
1 January 2014 - Steam Linux Usage - 64 Comments

Valve's Giving Away L4D2 As A Christmas Present

While ardent Linux gamers have likely already heard and own a copy, for those that didn't hear yet Valve's latest kindness, the Linux-friendly entertainment company is giving away their very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game today and tomorrow as a Christmas present to gamers.
25 December 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 25 Comments

Valve Releases New SteamOS Beta With Updated Drivers

Just one week after doing the first public beta release of SteamOS, Valve Software has released the second beta public ISO image. This new release has various package updates and fixes, including graphics driver work.
21 December 2013 - SteamOS Update - 12 Comments

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

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