Valve Corp. has released a new version of their Steam app for iOS. Steam is Valve's popular game download and matching service for Mac, Windows and Linux; there's a large online community of players on Steam, and using the Steam app for iOS, you can stay in touch with other users away from your computer. The app also provides you with gaming news and info on Steam's game sales.
Valve is making a play for the home console market with its planned introduction of Steam Machines, dedicated hardware devices that you hook up to your TV to play games downloaded through Valve's popular Steam service. The company is offering an innovative game controller for the system that it's showing off for the first time in a new video.
Often times developer gatherings give the company behind the event a springboard to publicly announced their plans for the future. Take Apple's WWDC or Google I/O as an example. Valve is taking the exact opposite strategy with Steam Dev Days, a planned two-day game developer's conference that the company says is "off the record." The event takes place on January 15-16, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Valve has released Steam Mobile for iPhone, iPod touch into the App Store. Sort of. It is available to download and install on your iOS device, but unfortunately you need to be part of a limited beta to actually begin to use it. We are sure this will change fairly soon but it is very frustrating for those gamers that use Steam and want to use the app now.