Hey there, internet. You’re probably wondering why I haven’t updated GameTwonk in forever…..it’s because my wife gave birth to our amazing son six months ago and…..well, I’ve been rather busy helping keep the little sausage alive.
That said, this is most probably the end for GameTwonk. It’s been a labour of love and a great learning experience, but sadly, playing dozens of video games doesn’t feed my little one.Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun.
The second instalment of the big Valve reveal is live and it’s all about hardware.
Often referred to as the Steambox, Valve’s involvement in specialist video game hardware design and possibly production has taken an exciting step forward with the unveiling of a beta period to test their own prototype product.
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Valve began their three-part Steam announcement today, revealing that they are to introduce their own Linux-based OS, for use in living room machines:
“Finally, you don’t have to give up your favorite games, your online friends, and all the Steam features you love just to play on the big screen. SteamOS, running on any living room machine, will provide access to the best games and user-generated content available.”
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The following is yet another exciting press release from Valve:
“Coming Soon: Players who share computers can also share their Steam games
Steam Family Sharing, a new service feature that allows close friends and family members to share their libraries of Steam games, is coming to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC, Mac, and Linux games and software. The feature will become available next week, in limited beta on Steam.
Steam Family Sharing is designed for close friends and family members to play one another’s Steam games while each earning their own Steam achievements and storing their own saves and application data to the Steam cloud. It’s all enabled by authorizing a shared computer.
“Our customers have expressed a desire to share their digital games among friends and family members, just as current retail games, books, DVDs, and other physical media can be shared,” explained Anna Sweet of Valve. “Family Sharing was created in direct response to these user requests.”
Once a device is authorized, the lender’s library of Steam games becomes available for others on the machine to access, download, and play. Though simultaneous usage of an account’s library is not allowed, the lender may always access and play his games at any time. If he decides to start playing when a friend is borrowing one of his games, the friend will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.
For more information about Steam Family Sharing and the beta program, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/sharing/.”
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