Steam, the awesome online video game store and library program, released a new beta yesterday featuring Big Picture, a full-screen interface designed for media centres.
We've built a few media centres that can play modern video games, but Steam's new update makes Steam the perfect media centre companion. Big Picture not only makes your games easy to navigate and start, but its completely controller-friendly, so you can use it without a keyboard. Heck, it even has an awesome keyboard designed to work with gamepads, not to mention a gamepad-friendly web browser. Check out the video above to see it in action, or see Kotaku's full review to see a closer look at what's inside.
To get Big Picture, just open up Steam and go to Steam > Settings. Under "Beta Participation", click "Change", and choose Steam Beta Update from the dropdown. After restarting, Steam should stay updated to the latest beta. You can then launch Big Picture from the top right corner. It's available for Windows right now; Mac support is coming soon.