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Big Picture looks much nicer, thanks to Steam beta update

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Big Picture update

Steam's Big Picture mode is useful when playing games on the telly, but it doesn't half waste that screen space, making you click through giant button after giant button on a horrid revolving menu if you want to do anything other than play a recent game. Thankfully, that's about to change—in fact, it's already changed, courtesy of an update to the Steam client beta. The various tabs are easier to navigate now, and present more information and sub-menus at a glance.

The update notes are here (opens in new tab), and you can learn how to sign up to Steam's client beta here (opens in new tab). I'd say it's worth it, if you use Big Picture, but be aware that you'll no longer be able to view the Mad Max films on Steam. Valve hopes to have this bizarre bug fixed "by tomorrow", however.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.