That headline would make a lot more sense if Steam were an undead zombie, and your living room was the slow fat guy you know isn’t going to make it to the end of the movie, but as it stands neither one of those things is true. What is true though is that Steam certainly does want to get its fingers into the way your living room works.
They call it “Big Picture,” and it’s all over your Steam beta right now. Those of us in the know have been going through the weird process of getting our PCs to display on our television sets for years now, but without the proper wireless mouse & keyboard setup, it can be a bit of a hassle. It can be even more of a hassle for those of us who decide to lug our entire gaming rigs up or downstairs in an attempt to take control of the “good TV” when the parents, the wife, or the kids are otherwise occupied with something other than watching the Teletubbies over and over again (the wife, I mean – not the kids). I regret to inform you that this won’t help with the heavy lifting, but will certainly help if you enjoy sitting in front of your tv with a controller, rather than a mouse and keyboard.
Behold – Steam: Big Picture
Touché, Steam. When you integrate Netflix, I may just have to marry you. I’m pretty certain that’s legal in Canada, marriage between a man and a digital distribution service. Time to do some legal reading.