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Valve has announced a beta build of Left 4 Dead 2 for Linux is now live. Left 4 Dead 2 owners should see a special beta version of the game in their Steam library; if not, a client reboot is required. The Linux beta offers access to the Extended Mutation System, authoring tools and dedicated serve...

May 4th 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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Microsoft doesn't view Valve as a competitor in the console universe, Microsoft President of Interactive Entertainment Business Don Mattrick said during Microsoft's TechForum. Valve is "doing some innovative stuff," Mattrick says, but when it comes to direct competition, "no.""The scale of products...

March 5th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Steam for Linux is live and celebrating its own existence with some cartoon cake and a week-long, 50 - 75 percent off sale on Linux games. The sale covers Steam's entire Linux catalog, running now through February 21 at 10 a.m. PST.Some notable games include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, FTL: Faster T...

February 14th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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All aboard the Steam train – yes, even you, Linux users. The Steam Linux beta is now open to everyone, officially ditching the closed beta that began in early November.Linux users will need to have Ubuntu 12.04 and the latest version of the Steam client; complete instructions for setting up S...

December 20th 2012 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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The Steam Linux closed beta, which called for applications late last month, is now live. The Linux beta is available for installation on Ubuntu 12.04, since an "overwhelming majority" of experienced Linux applicants use Ubuntu, Steam says.The Steam for Linux beta supports Team Fortress 2, though St...

November 6th 2012 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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As promised, Valve has opened up the gates to the Steam for Linux beta this month, and it's now taking applicants to use the hugely popular digital distribution service on everyone's favorite open source operating system. Would-be players can sign up with their Steam accounts right over here, and V...

October 28th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments