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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.

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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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