Yesterday, Valve detailed when it would launch its first wave of Steam Machines and its long-in-development £39.99 / €54.99 Steam Controller to the public.
23rd September 2014
14th January 2014
UPDATE 04/06/2015 10.22pm: PC developer Syber has joined Alienware in revealing its line-up of Steam Machines.
Available in three models priced at $499, $729 and $1419 (roughly £325, £475 and £924), there's quite a lot of flexibility in these SKUs.
Unlike Alienware's Steam Machine's, Syber's catalogue is fully upgradeable.
Misbehave in a Steam game and its developer now has the ability to detect you and get you permanently banned.
The Steam Store now has a hardware tab listing the diverse range of Steam Machines - PCs that run SteamOS - and the prices they will arrive at this November.
Phone firm HTC has apologised for claiming the company's Vive virtual reality headset would host a new Half-life game.
Valve has today changed Steam in a bid to personalise video game shopping with a new, smarter home page that shows you what you'll likely be interested in.
Valve has redesigned the Steam home page, added a "Curators" system and enabled user customisation in what is a major shake-up to the digital platform.
The hope is Steam's huge audience, which has now grown to 100m active accounts, will find it easier to discover games they're interested in even as the number of titles available on the platform swells. This year alone over 1300 games have released on Steam - a huge jump on 2013's total figure - which has caused what many gamers and developers have called a discoverability issue.
Valve has shown off a new version of its in-development Steam controller which includes an analogue stick for the first time.
UPDATE 17/02/14: Valve has tightened up its game-tagging after a few customers - somewhat predictably - began using the feature to create their own humourous labels for certain games.
Valve has added user-defined tagging to Steam, which should make it easier to shop for games in the digital platform's bulging catalogue.
Steam now has an experimental mode for use with virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, Valve has announced.
Users report that the mode shows the client projected as if on a giant floating screen in front of you, and that head tracking works well.
"As of the most recent Steam Client Beta, Steam now supports an experimental VR mode," Valve's Joe Pudwig reported (thanks, Road to VR).
Steam Family Options is now live to all users of the digital platform.