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The only way to attend Steam's "off the record" Dev Days conference last month was to be invited to Seattle. Now Valve has published all of the talks online, providing us a chance to soak in all of the insights without having to soak in low levels of radiation from airport scanners. These talks c...

February 12th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Yes, Valve has sophisticated virtual reality rigs in its hardware offices, but it's going to work with Oculus Rift to develop in-home VR, Valve R&D leader Michael Abrash said during Steam Dev Days. Valve and Oculus collaborated to create the Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype, which Abrash call...

January 17th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Valve wants to offer digital music, video, and television episodes via SteamOS prior to the launch of its Steam Machines hardware, general business developer Anna Sweet revealed during the company's Steam Dev Days event in Seattle this week. Steam Dev Days attendees Becky Taylor and Jose Ilitzky r...

January 16th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Valve has iterated upon its Steam Controller design, eradicating the center touch-screen in favor of a more familiar physical button-based set-up. The image above came from folks on Twitter attending Steam Dev Days today. Valve decided to add the buttons for backwards compatibility purposes. The c...

January 15th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Steam has 75 million active users, Valve announced at the Steam Dev Days conference. The previous Steam user count, shared in October, was 65 million. Thanks, Steam users, for making the math on this one easy: 10 million users in three months. Wowza. Check out the regional breakdown below. Steam D...

January 15th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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As promised, Valve launched an experimental SteamVR mode this week, allowing users to test out virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift with the Steam UI. The launch comes just a day ahead of Valve's Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, where talks feature discussion on VR hardware developmen...

January 14th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments