After a lengthy beta period, Steam's In-Home Streaming is now available for
all users of Valve's digital platform. In case you've not being paying
attention, the home streaming program allows you to stream a game from your
desktop to another home computer that's presumably hooked up to your TV,
allowing you to play your games whilst parking your butt on the couch.
Of course, this is all part of Valve's big push into the living room, and
whilst it's admirable, it does mean splashing out on another PC. Doesn't need
to be a powerful one, any model will do and if you're the type of person
running a small media server, you're likely to have all you need. I've already
got my PC running on my TV; my secret weapon? A big-ass HDMI cable.
Still, that hasn't worked perfectly all the time with me; my TV is essentially
acts as a second monitor and I've had problems making Steam pick my TV over my
monitor. Some games, like _Dark Souls II_, have been a real pain to get
running via Big Picture mode and even games like _Divekick_ have been
problematic. I have a ...