As reported yesterday, the expected launch of Steam's television-tailored "Big Picture" interface has kicked off today with a public beta-test, offering PC gamers (Mac support reportedly coming later) a tidier way of playing their Steam library games in a lounge-room environment.
An introduction video offers a quick overview of the features, which includes control-pad support for every Big Picture approved game, as well as a nifty interface for typing with a control-pad, as well as a custom-designed web browser that's also designed to be navigated with a dual-stick controller.
Check out the clip below (here in HD
), and head over to Steam
for details on how to get in on the beta.