So it's fair to say this has been a week of new beginnings, for both Valve and for ourselves. A clean slate for all those concerned, a metaphorical line drawn in the sand, a change of course to emerge anew.
Valve has now shown their hand in taking Steam to the living room, making three pretty huge announcements (and no, none of them are Half-Life 3). SteamOS is a new operating system dedicated to their game distribution service, available for any room machine. They're beginning a hardware beta program to compliment this also, and launching their own controller.
The times, they are-a changin' for Steam in 2014, which certainly makes the 'console wars' an interesting battle for this generation. Does the model of gaming change, or simply the hardware? Time will tell.
And now, as is now common knowledge, we overhauled New Rising Media on 22nd September to critical acclaim. Simple. Clean. Responsive.
With this re-invention, we have the perfect website for what we do: a diverse media platform for covering what is new and undiscovered in many media forms. Check out the guide to find your way around, as this is a completely different NRM to what you've used before.
Missed any of our top stories? Not to worry, check out all of what we published over the last week down below.
Up until the late 2000's, pretty much all information on neighbouring galaxies was compiled by a handful of experts using the Hubble telescope and millions of dollars worth of equipment. While their input was frankly monumental, this was a largely impractical way of gathering information. It just seems like a waste for such a small number of people to have the power to provide such information.
The classic View-Master is dragged into the 21st century with 'The True-View.' The 3D smartphone fad died a couple years ago, so what if you want the best of both worlds? That is where this pretty beautifully designed device comes in, allowing you to take 3D photos and videos on your 2D phone.
Nicoloas Baeujouan’s latest endeavour - a collection of twenty three classic books summarised in a poster format is an intriguing though not an original idea; the republishing of books with new covers is common practice with classics. Penguin are the masters of this particular type of re-branding. Their English Library collection and Classics Deluxe editions are indescribably gorgeous.
A study by the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester suggests that playing an FPS can help you walk backwards better, as it will improve your motion perception.
Channel 4 have released a trailer for the final episode of The IT Crowd. Following writer/director Graham Linehan's announcement that he was filming the show a few months ago, the 40 minute finale will premiere on Friday 27th September.
Professor Milton Wainwright and his group within the University of Sheffield department for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology believe they have found life arriving on Earth from space.