Last week Valve began to tease at some upcoming announcements for its Steam gaming platform and now the curtain has been lifted on Valves plans for world domination staring in your living room. This should come as no real surprise to anyone after Valve brought Steam to living rooms with “Big Picture Mode” last year in an optional beta update. Big Picture serves as a re skinned version of the Steam client specifically for a living room environment complete with controller support and a whole new text input option designed to work specifically with controllers called Daisy Wheel which maps letters to you face buttons depending on which direction your thumb stick is pressed.
This time around Valve are following up Big Picture with the launch of a whole line of Steam friendly services starting with a new operating system called Steam OS. Steam OS is a linux based operating system that looks like it will absorb Big Picture Mode into its very core and sporting features like the ability to share purchased games across multiple accounts and media streaming options.