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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 10:26:13 AM PST
http://kotaku.com/5965223/steams-big-picture-is-now-out-of-beta-to-celebrate-heres-a-steam-sale

Steam's Big Picture Is Now Out Of Beta. To Celebrate, Here's A Steam Sale.
Jason Schreier
It's official: Steam's TV-friendly Big Picture mode is now live, out of beta, and ready for your living room. To celebrate, Valve is marking down a bunch of controller-friendly games on Steam.

Games on sale include Left 4 Dead, Limbo, and Alan Wake. You can see the whole sale here.

Here's the full press release, via Valve:

December 3, 2012 - Valve today announced the public release of Big Picture, Steam's new mode that lets gamers access all of their favorite Steam games on a television from the comfort of their sofa. Big Picture has been designed to be used with a traditional gamepad, while also fully supporting keyboard and mouse input.

To celebrate the public launch of Big Picture, over thirty controller-friendly games will be on sale from now until December 10, with savings up to 75% off.

Access to the complete Steam store is included, as is the Steam Community. Big Picture is available worldwide in over twenty languages, including German, French, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.

Gamers' existing games are all available in Big Picture. In addition to having the complete library of Steam games, each user's cloud files, Steam Workshop content, account information and preferences will be accessible automatically in the new mode.

Steam gamers may easily experience Big Picture on their televisions by connecting their PC or Mac, typically with a single HDMI cable. Big Picture also includes a new web browser designed for televisions and game controllers. It is accessible from anywhere within the Big Picture UI, and even while playing Steam games on a TV. It supports Big Picture's new method of typing with a gamepad, which is useful for entering URLs, filling out forms, chatting, and other functions.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:26:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 10:35:10 AM PST
If it supports a controller it's *likely* on sale.

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/big_picture_release

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:32:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 10:35:26 AM PST
They have some good stuff on there.

Geometry Wars for $1,
Orcs Must Die 2 for $3.74,
Transformers Fall of Cybertron for $29.99,
Castle Crashers for $5.09,
Sine Mora for $3.39,
and more.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:36:52 AM PST
Mel says:
has anybody tried steams first person browser? Sounds cool

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:37:22 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
L4D2 - 4.99
L4D1 goty - 4.99

Both suck with controllers and don't work.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:37:55 AM PST
It all works surprisingly well. The chat wheel is very intuitive and once you get the hang of it you can type pretty quickly for a controller.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:37:55 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
So it's more than the 21 games I'm seeing listed?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:38:21 AM PST
Lol, when was the last time you played a source game with a controller?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:38:48 AM PST
Probably just the listed ones. There's 30 on sale or something. Maybe they all didn't update yet.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:39:33 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Looks like there's only two on sale I'm remotely interested in, and one is still too a'spensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:40:02 AM PST
Mel says:
mark of ninja?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:40:24 AM PST
I already own most the ones I'd want to get.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:40:30 AM PST
$10

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:40:34 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
If you hit "browse all fully supported titles" there's 41 on sale even though it claims to be 70. They might be counting DLC or something.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:40:54 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Deadlight. Still too expensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:41:08 AM PST
Mel says:
$2.50 is the going price for steam arcade games. $10 is too much

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:41:12 AM PST
In for Castle Crashers since I missed it like a dumbass during the last sale. Sine Mora is tempting too.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:42:12 AM PST
I paid 7.49 since I had some money left over in my steam wallet. I really enjoy it though.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:43:09 AM PST
Kirksplosion says:
:( I wish Rocketbirds was cheaper. Had fun with that demo.

Looks like just Geometry Wars for me.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 10:44:38 AM PST
Mel says:
next humble bundle should include sine mora, mark of ninja and deadlight IMO

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:46:10 AM PST
Rockhardly says:
$5 says that MicroSoft patches all versions of windows so that the Windows XBox 360 Controller works only with MicroSoft games either when the Steam Hardware is launched or when the NextBox is launched.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:47:31 AM PST
Junkiiiii says:
Wadda u mean? I play these with a 360 controller and it works beatifully.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:47:53 AM PST
Doesn't it work with Linux as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:48:08 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
On the 360 :P
lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 10:48:27 AM PST
Exactly. :D
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