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

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DRM confrence

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Hm, they should team up with Intel, Nvidia, AMD and others and make something BIG on E3, Gamescom, PAX, Igromir,....

That would be what PC gaming deserves. :)


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

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I REALLY love what Valve is doing! :D

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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!

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@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! :)

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

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Next Gen > Steam OS

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<< LINK REMOVED >> That's your opinion,

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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!

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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 **** pc

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> That's your opinion.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Also their opinions are 100% correct and based on empirical evidence, as opposed to awhite33's opinion which is based in hilarity.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Their opinions are more famous than your though .

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> He's right to the point of PC being superior hardware-wise to console. When it comes to SteamOS beating the next-gen consoles or runs games all that better remains to be seen of course.

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@awhite33 @JLCrogue While it's not really scientific, a high end PC WILL always run faster and stronger than a console if it's a good enough pc. That is not an opinion. SteamOS will hopefully speed up the games since it's built around gaming. Also, our games are much cheaper :P

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

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It's going down :D

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Pull out the handcuffs, we have a bad boy here! :D

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Shame it still has GFWL, hope they switch it soon.

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Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

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Great .

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> release Half-Life 1... oh wait, they already did that, world domination plan already set in motion