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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

Valve Updates Left 4 Dead 2 On Linux

Valve has updated the Linux build of the popular Left 4 Dead 2 game to fix some crashers and add microphone support.
12 October 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 7 Comments

Valve Shows Off Steam Controller Demo Video

After announcing the Steam Controller / GamePad at the end of September, Valve has now released a video showing off the interesting gamepad in action.
11 October 2013 - Video - 31 Comments

Valve Doing Their Own Linux/Hardware Conference

In promoting their Linux-based SteamOS and forthcoming Steam Machines and Steam controller/input devices, Valve will be running their own "Steam Developer Days" conference that will focus on game development around Steam, their hardware devices, and Linux / OpenGL.
11 October 2013 - Valve Steam Developer Days - 6 Comments

Valve Will Release Steam Machines With Radeon GPUs

While the Steam Machines prototype consoles are running with Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, Valve has said in 2014 they will release some Steam Machines that are powered by AMD Radeon graphics.
10 October 2013 - Steam Machines In 2014 - 37 Comments

Valve Works On Polishing Steam's Big Picture Mode

With Steam Machines and SteamOS just around the corner, Valve released a big update this week to their Steam client.
8 October 2013 - SteamOS - 5 Comments

NVIDIA & Valve Work Together On SteamOS

Last week it was made public that the Linux-based SteamOS-powered Steam Machines console will use Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs in the living room prototypes shipping this calendar year. Now there's a bit more on Valve's relationship with NVIDIA.
7 October 2013 - SteamOS - 39 Comments

Steam Machines Prototypes: Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU

After last week announcing Steam Machines as the Valve-backed Steam "living room consoles" (a.k.a. Steam Box) powered by the Linux SteamOS, today Valve has released the prototype hardware details that they will be shipping to 300 beta testers.
4 October 2013 - Steam Machines - 116 Comments

About 20% Of New Titles On Steam Support Linux

Of the newest game releases on Steam, around 20% of them are supporting Linux from the start, but that will certainly rise.
4 October 2013 - To Increase - 25 Comments

Valve Announces Its Open Steam GamePad / Controller

Valve just revealed its third announcement of the week! After announcing the Linux-based SteamOS, then the SteamOS-powered Steam Machines game console, the Bellevue-based company just unveiled their own controller / gamepad!
27 September 2013 - Valve Announcement - 58 Comments

Valve Announces "Steam Machines"

After Valve announced SteamOS on Monday as their highly-optimized Linux distribution for gaming, today they announced the first "Steam Machine", a.k.a. their SteamOS-powered console for the living room.
25 September 2013 - Steam Machines - 60 Comments

What's Your Hopes From Valve's SteamOS?

As most Phoronix readers are now aware, the first countdown timer is now complete for Valve's SteamBox-related news. The first drop was about SteamOS, their own Linux distribution that's highly optimized for gaming.
24 September 2013 - SteamOS Linux - 101 Comments

Valve Launches Countdown For SteamBox News

Valve has launched a new part of the website where they have initiated a countdown timer for "The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014."
20 September 2013 - Valve Site - 47 Comments

Valve Linux-Based SteamBox Details Coming Next Week

For those that didn't yet watch Gabe Newell's talk about Linux gaming, at the end of the presentation he notes next week will be more information from Valve about their plans to bring Linux into the living room.
16 September 2013 - SteamBox - 16 Comments

Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Up Linux For Gaming

Gabe Newell was one of the prominent speakers today during the first day of LinuxCon in New Orleans. Here's an upload of his presentation where he's trumpeting the benefits of Linux for servers and gaming. Gabe believes, "Linux is the future of gaming."
16 September 2013 - Gabe Newell Keynote - 26 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Drops During August

Valve has updated their Steam Hardware Survey that also provides statistics on used Windows/OSX/Linux versions for this digital game distribution client. It appears that the Steam Linux usage during August dropped and the overall Linux count is below 1%.
3 September 2013 - Linux Steam Usage - 123 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Appears On Steam For Linux

The Natural Selection 2 game has surfaced on the Steam for Linux library.
24 August 2013 - Natural Selection 2 - 22 Comments

Valve's Dota 2 Now Officially Available For Linux

Just over a week since Dota 2 test builds for Linux were available in beta form, Valve has officially released Dota 2 for Linux in time for any weekend gameplay.
19 July 2013 - Dota 2 On Linux - 10 Comments

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