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Valve News Archives

Valve, Xi3 Show Off Mini Linux Gaming PC "Console"

Making the rounds today is word that Xi3 and Valve have partnered up. Xi3 is a computer hardware manufacturer known for making small PCs and now in conjunction with Valve they are working on a "Steam Box" that's codenamed Piston.
8 January 2013 - Valve Linux - 35 Comments

First Statistics On Steam Linux Usage

Valve has released their December Steam statistics that show initial data on Linux client usage.
5 January 2013 - Valve - 70 Comments

Linux-Based Steam Console Reaffirmed For This Year

As said a few times already, this year will be marked by the release of a Linux-based Steam hardware gaming console out of Valve.
1 January 2013 - Valve Linux Steam - 58 Comments

Valve Beginning To Look At Steam Linux Not On Ubuntu

With the initial roll-out of the Steam Linux client being a success while primarily focusing upon supporting the Ubuntu distribution, Valve is now looking at improving the Steam support on non-Ubuntu Linux distributions.
28 December 2012 - Valve - 36 Comments

The Steam Linux Client Is Now Available To Everyone

Valve has announced that their Steam Linux client is now available to all Linux gamers. It's open beta period now and just in time for the holidays.
19 December 2012 - Steam Linux - 31 Comments

Valve Has A Christmas Present For Linux Gamers

Valve will allow many more Linux gamers to participate in the Steam Linux client beta testing at the start of next week.
13 December 2012 - Valve Linux - 29 Comments

Gabe Talks More About Valve's Next-Gen Linux Console

The Video Game Awards happened on Friday night in California. During the event, Gabe Newell of Valve commented a bit more on their next-generation console / living room PC plans. To no surprise, Linux plays a big role.
9 December 2012 - Valve Console - 75 Comments

Valve Source Engine Linux Benchmarks Are Imminent

I am now cleared to begin publishing Linux graphics benchmarks of Valve's Source Engine games on Linux plus other performance-related information from the Steam Linux client.
8 December 2012 - Valve Linux - 9 Comments

Valve Expands Their Linux Beta Program

In time for those who plan to spend their weekend playing games natively on Linux, Valve Software has expanded their Linux beta program.
7 December 2012 - Valve Linux - 29 Comments

Ryan Gordon On Valve's Steam, Linux Porting

Here's some interesting comments from Ryan "Icculus" Gordon about the latest state of Linux gaming and what's ahead.
1 December 2012 - Interview - 10 Comments

ARM & Steam Continue Exciting Linux Enthusiasts

With November coming to a close, here's some statistics on the most popular content on Phoronix this month.
30 November 2012 - Phoronix Statistics - 11 Comments

Intel 2012Q4 Graphics Driver Is Good For Valve

Intel has tagged their quarterly driver package for their customers looking towards the best open-source Intel graphics experience on the Linux desktop.
27 November 2012 - New Package - 4 Comments

Steam Linux Beta Opens Up To More Gamers

Prior to going on their Thanksgiving holiday, Valve's Linux cabal opened up the Steam Linux Beta program to an additional five-thousand applicants.
22 November 2012 - Steam Linux Beta - 32 Comments

Egosoft Wants To Bring Games To Steam On Linux

In part due to Steam now being available on Linux, Egosoft wants to hire a Linux game developer to continue bringing their X3 games to the penguin platform.
18 November 2012 - Egosoft - 62 Comments

Valve's Linux Beta Is Ramping Up

Valve is adding more individuals to its select group of beta participants on a regular basis. So far things are going well for the Valve Linux beta.
17 November 2012 - Valve Linux - 8 Comments

Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns

Valve's initial roll-out of their Steam client for Linux is all centered around Ubuntu. With Ubuntu having the largest market-share on the Linux desktop, Valve is focusing upon proper Ubuntu support as their first priority. In the days that the Ubuntu/Debian package has been available of the Steam Linux Beta, it's already been reported to work on other Linux distributions. Some Linux distributions have also begun to package the Steam Linux binary for their own platforms, but now there's some concerns about doing this, at least from the Arch Linux camp.
15 November 2012 - Concerns - 37 Comments

Valve Is Working On A New Game Engine

Valve is working on a new game engine following in the success of their widely-popular Source Engine that is now running nicely on Linux.
12 November 2012 - Confirmation - 14 Comments

The Steam Linux Beta Begins...

Finally... After talking much about Steam on Linux at Phoronix over the years and many people that have doubted the earlier Phoronix exclusives, Valve is rolling out the Steam Linux Beta today!
6 November 2012 - Valve - 144 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 Needs New Drivers For Valve's Source

Experimental graphics driver updates will be needed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for properly running Valve's Source Engine games through the forthcoming Linux Steam client.
5 November 2012 - Ubuntu 12.04 - 18 Comments

Valve Talks Linux Gaming At The Ubuntu Summit

As expected, a Valve engineer spoke at UDS today about their forthcoming Steam client for Linux release.
29 October 2012 - Valve Ubuntu - 9 Comments

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