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Steam May Soon Accept Bitcoins

When it comes to PC gaming, everyone knows the feeling that happens when the Steam sales come on. Your bank account starts to hate you and you wish you didn’t save your card details as you…

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Steam Controller Set for a Hardware Upgrade

Valve’s Steam Controller, the gamepad designed to bridge the gap between regular controllers and mouse and keyboard gamers, is set to receive a hardware revision in the future, despite around 400,000 units already being sold since…

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HTC Placing Vive Demos at GameStop and Microsoft Stores

VR is one of those things where you have to experience it to know what it is all about. Without trying it, it really is hard to get a sense of how much you like or…

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DOTA 2 Could Be Getting a VR Spectating Mode

When it comes to eSports, being able to watch the techniques and strategies used by teams as they compete can be a gripping and thrilling experience. Be it at home or in a stadium, watching people…

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Project CARS Falls Victim to the VR War

Slightly Mad Studios has released its 1.3 Oculus Rift SDK support for Project CARS this week, and with it revealed that crossplay between Oculus and HTC Vive users is not possible. While Project CARS supports both…

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Hacker Who Created Fake Game Listing On Steam Says More Vulnerabilities Will Be Found

Earlier this week Ruby Nealon became famous on the internet for managing to get a game onto Valve’s steam store without anyone at Valve even knowing about it. The Watch paint dry game raised concerns about…

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Valve Found Guilty of Breaking Australian Consumer Law

Valve is known for creating the popular digital sales platform Steam, which does everything hardware to regular sales on video games. One thing they’ve been keen to improve on for a while has been their refund policy, something…

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Steam Stealer Malware Targets Thousands of Gamers Each Month

The security company Kaspersky released a new report that clearly shows just how much of a problem the Steam Stealer malware is. Not only does the malware infect thousands of people each month, it is also…

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JJ Abrams Comfirms Portal and Half-Life Movies Still Happening

During the press junket for Bad Robot’s latest horror suspense movie 10 Cloverfield Lane, the studio’s founder, director, writer, and producer JJ Abrams confirmed that film adaptations of the lauded Valve video games Half-Life and Portal…

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HTC Will Bundle Vive With VR Optimized PCs

Last month, Valve released their SteamVR performance test to check if systems were ready for SteamVR and the HTC Vive. Needless to say, many potential VR users probably found that their systems wouldn’t be able to…

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HTC Sells 15,000 $800 Vive VR Headsets in 10 Minutes

VR is looking more and more like the next goldmine for tech companies as customers are snatching them up as fast as the pre-orders are going up. Just a few hours after the HTC Vive VR…

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Vive Now Available for Pre-Order

The Vive virtual reality headset – a collaboration between HTC and Valve – is now available for pre-order, with the first shipments to begin on 5th April, 2016. The HTC Vive, which recently won “Best in…

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Gabe Newell Personally Explains Why Dota 2 Commentator Was Fired

E-Sports is a large market for anybody, and with a $3 million prize riding on this weeks DOTA 2 tournament in Shanghai, it is no surprise that people have been annoyed by the range of problems…

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Xbox Steam Page is Reportedly in Development

Microsoft’s initial unveiling of the Xbox One received a fairly polarizing reception due to the hefty price point and disdain surrounding its TV focus. Furthermore, the console’s lacklustre specification resulted in cross-platform games running at a…

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Half Life 3 File Names Found in SteamVR Performance Tool

Yesterday, Valve released a performance utility which measures your system’s readiness for SteamVR. This tool scans your PC’s hardware configuration and provides a simple grading to inform the user about VR requirements in an easy to…

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Valve Releases SteamVR Performance Test Utility

SteamVR is a virtual reality platform developed by Valve which offers an immersive 360 degrees full room experience and designed with the HTC Vive in mind. This incredible feat of technology uses laser-bases positional tracking and…

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Team Fortress 2 Prepares for Entrance Into eSports

eSports is a big market, with every game looking to get in on the action with their own competitions and every game that’s released seeming to include competitive multiplayer in order to drag you into the…

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CS:GO Players Being Permabanned Due to AMD Hardware Glitch

If you are one of the millions of CS:GO players out there and also use AMD hardware, then you should read this or risk getting permabanned. Yesterday there was a big and anticipated update to CS:GO…

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Fan Made Half-Life Game ‘Prospekt’ to be Released With Valve’s Blessing

Many PC gaming fans eagerly await the day when the next game in Valve’s flagship FPS franchise, Half-Life, will be released. Perhaps such fans will be sated for a time by the newest ‘Half-Life’ game, Prospekt,…

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Valve Increasing Steam’s Speed With 100 Gbps Connections

Steam is a global name in video games. As a platform for everything from selling games to networking players, the service enables you to download a small client and regain access to a collection of thousands…

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Steam Sets New Concurrent Online User Record

Valve’s Steam platform has set many records over the years and this holiday sale managed to create a new one for them yesterday in the form of a new concurrent online user record. The previous record…

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French Consumer Group Sue Valve Over Steam User Agreement

In an unexpected turn of events, a French consumer group, UFC-Que Choisir, have chosen to begin legal action against Valve over the user agreement for their popular game distribution platform, Steam. The decision to sue was…

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77,000 Steam Accounts “Hijacked” Each Month

The rise of Steam’s digital distribution store is almost indescribable and way beyond Valve’s most optimistic expectations. Some users have even argued Valve saved PC gaming from the depths of despair and made it a popular…

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Screenshots From Cancelled Half Life 2: Episode Four Revealed

Despite Half-Life 2: Episode Three being the most infamous vaporware ever (not yet) made, Valve was also planning another game in the series, often referred to as Half-Life 2: Episode Four, between 2007 and 2008, despite the…

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Developers Increased Steam Game Prices Before Autumn Sale!

The Steam Autumn Sale has finally begun and it can be extremely tempting to purchase a huge array of games across various genres. Bizarrely, the current sale doesn’t feature any flash or daily deals and critics…

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Steam Autumn and Winter Sales Leaked: No more Flash/Daily Sales

For those of you looking to pick up games at a bargain price, it’s time to get your wallet ready. According to a report from the Steamworks developer group, the Steam Autumn sale will run from…

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SteamOS Games Perform up to 58 Percent Worse Than Windows 10 Versions

Valve originally unveiled SteamOS to enhance the capabilities of hardware configurations and provide a more customizable user-interface. Gabe Newell criticized Windows 8 and famously said: “Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space.”…