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Valve Unveils A Crazy-Looking Controller

Seriously. No thumb sticks! It looks insane.<p>The trilogy is complete! As part of a three-part announcement this week, game- and game-services company Valve announced a new operating system based on their virtual gaming store Steam, and a series of consoles for playing games through your TV, coming …

Outlook for PC shipments gets even bleaker

IDC expects worldwide PC shipments to plunge by 10 percent in 2013, partly due to a PC market decline but also to further expansion in tablet and smartphone sales.<p>Things aren't looking so great for the PC market.<p>According to latest figures by research firm IDC, worldwide PC shipments are expected …

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Build A Powerful 'Battlefield 4' Gaming PC For $750 -- SSD And Windows 8 Included

<i>Updated with alternate graphics card suggestion. Also, be advised that as of 11/13/2013, AMD has released the Radeon R9 270, bundled with Battlefield 4.</i><p>When DICE released the official PC system requirements for <i>Battlefield 4</i>, the techie side of my brain was immediately catapulted into build mode. …

Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

In his keynote today at Linuxcon, Valve CEO and Founder Gabe Newell said Linux is the future of gaming and hinted about the announcement next week of a gaming box built on the open-source operating environment.<p>As proof of Linux’s bright future, Newell pointed to Steam, the company’s online …

Valve Details Prototype Steam Machine Specifications With Custom Enclosure

From deep in the Steam hardware bunker, Valve’s Greg Coomer has addressed the anxious masses regarding what to expect from the 300 prototype Steam Machines the company will be shipping out later this year.<p>The biggest takeaway, aside from the specifications themselves, is that Valve is focusing on a …

Valve Confirms Official AMD-Powered Steam Machines For 2014

In a statement to Forbes, a Valve representative has confirmed that AMD graphics hardware will be included in commercially available Steam Machines next year. The more interesting story, however, is why Valve needed to confirm this in the first place.<p>Valve recently detailed the hardware …