Valve holding Steam Dev Days conference

Inaugural conference to be held in Seattle, Washington in January 2014; attendees can try out SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controllers.

Half-Life studio Valve is launching its own conference. Today Valve announced the Steam Dev Days conference, to be held in Seattle, Washington in January 2014.

The two-day event is aimed at bringing video game professionals together in a "relaxed, off-the-record environment" to share advice, participate in discussions, and attend lectures by other professionals.

A schedule will be posted as the conference approaches. Media are not allowed to attend.

Lecture topics include game economies, virtual reality, Linux/OpenGL, and user-generated content, among others. Developers who attend will also get to try out SteamOS, prototype Steam Machines, and Steam Controllers.

Developers can register for Steam Dev Days through a special website for the event. Registration is $95.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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wexorian
wexorian

Announce 3 sequels to 3 game maybe good idea is not it valve?? :)

Snaptrap
Snaptrap

I wonder if this means that I'll be allowed to trade or remove some of my crap games from my account?

s3as3a
s3as3a

I REALLY love what Valve is doing! :D

notinghamii
notinghamii

WEEEEELLLL I dont know...If Steam Handles their Os good then it can be a thing where it may be PREFERED to Windows 8 on since Microsoft seems to be going casual on both Console and PC, Windows 8 isnt for gaming rigs its for Microsoft Surface tablets! If Steam OS can get compatibility issues straight they can succeed!

RicanV
RicanV moderator

Oh great! January 2014 - More time to jerk HL 3 fans around.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

Great let the revolution begin. I hope Plenty of developers embrace OpenGL/CL, and Linux.  

kuda001
kuda001

Great. On a side note just bought SSF: Arcade Edition on steal for £3.75, STEAL!

Daian
Daian

Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

SurfaceNerd
SurfaceNerd

Cool! now they can talk about their secret plan to dominate the world

s3as3a
s3as3a

@notinghamii Nvidia and, especially, Intel drivers will work very well with Valve games and Linux/SteamOS.

Having said that, AMD sucks hairy ... organs ... in Linux (and, I think Windows too but, to a lesser extent).

By the way, I am glad that Playstation 4 and Xbox One will use AMD's APUs, though, because, it allows AMD to survive and be a competitor to Intel and Nvidia and, competition is a very good thing for the consumer! :)

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

@awhite33 HAHAHAHAHA!! SteamOS will run games better than Windows and PC is and always will be superior to all consoles! It is a proven scientific fact!

s3as3a
s3as3a

@kuda001 Pull out the handcuffs, we have a bad boy here! :D

Saidrex
Saidrex

@SurfaceNerd release Half-Life 1... oh wait, they already did that, world domination plan already set in motion

tom2750
tom2750

@JLCrogue @awhite33 shame that consoles have better exclusives then pc's and that they are more enjoyable and stress free to game on than a pc    consoles>pc fuck pc

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@JLCrogue @awhite33 Technically fact only applies if, by your opinion, you follow what seem like logical rules set out by the human race. I agree that PC is certainly superior, not in all but most areas, but nothing is really proven.