Valve's popular gaming platform Steam
can now be downloaded from the Ubuntu Software Center
free of charge. The Ubuntu Software Center is available from Ubuntu Linux and any distribution based on it. There are some of free games available, such as Team Fortress 2, and the company is holding a Steam for Linux Celebration Sale
where dozens of well known and new games are offered at discounts up to 75%.
The steam for linux client software includes a Big Picture mode which provides support for playing Steam games using a TV and game controller setup.
The list of available games includes: Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Source, Amnesia, Penumbra, Faster Than Light, Bastion, and Serious Sam 3.