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Valve to bring TV support to Steam

"Big picture" mode to be shown off at GDC

Valve's announced it's to bring TV support to Steam via "big picture" mode.

The feature, which is set to be shown off at GDC this week, will offer controller support and "navigation designed for television interaction", it says.

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"Big picture mode will enable gamers to enjoy Steam and their library of Steam games on more screens throughout the house."

Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing for Valve, said of the feature: "Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3T, we've done just that.

"With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house."

Details regarding big picture mode are among the highlights Valve plans to share at GDC this week, it's said.

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