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Steam Hardware Available Now!

It’s a day we’ve all been waiting for, the official launch date of the Steam hardware! For those that just wanted to wait for reviews before committing to purchase, it shouldn’t be long now. I’ve personally…

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Take-Two Dispatches Private Investigators to GTA V Modder’s Address

Grand Theft Auto Online is a fan project which has taken more than two years of development to make and provides a wonderful multiplayer experience. Sadly, Take-Two and Rockstar didn’t take kindly to the mod and demanded…

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GTA V Steam Sale Bundle Deemed Misleading

The Steam digital distribution store gained notoriety for offering massive discounts on a huge range of games. Sadly, in the past few years, the savings have been fairly mediocre compared to previous Steam sales and competing…

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You Can Now Buy Software Tutorials on Steam

The Steam digital distribution client was originally setup to provide a huge scope of indie and mainstream PC games to a huge audience. As time progressed, Valve decided to implement music functionality, attempted to introduce paid…

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Warner Brothers Offer Entire Batman Collection to Arkham Knight Early Adopters

Batman: Arkham Knight was released in a shambolic state on PC and riddled with bugs, poor optimization and widespread instability issues. This resulted in many consumers using the Steam Refund policy and voicing their disgust at…

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Valve Removing Linux Games With SteamOS Compatibility Problems

Valve has reportedly been removing a number of Linux games which don’t meet their quality control requirements or suffer from compatibility problems on SteamOS. According to Gaming on Linux, the SteamOS icon was removed from titles…

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Mac Steam Hardware Pre-Orders Get Free Library of Games!

Have you got a Mac? Did you pre-order the new steam link or controller? Then you will be well aware of the incompatibility issues. It appears that there is no need to worry as apparently Valve…

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Valve Admits Steam Customer Support is Terrible

While Steam has grown to one of the largest digital games platform and storefront, the customer service has been pretty dismal. Earlier this year, Valve received an F from the BBB (Better Business Bureau) due to their poor…

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Fallout 4 PC DVD Requires Steam Due to “Piracy”

The majority of retail PC games utilize Steamworks as a form of copy-protection and customers often enjoy the various benefits of the Steam client. However, there are still a number of PC gamers who prefer DRM-Free…

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Steam Launched Short Time Stealth Game Sale With up to 90% Discounts

Steam has launched a new short time sale and it is a stealthy one, but it is one where you might be able to get a great deal on one of those games that you’ve been…

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HL3.txt File Discovered in DOTA 2 Update

In what is no doubt some evil developers troll tactics, a rather curious file has been discovered in the recent Dota 2 update file. The HL3.txt file was first discovered by the SteamDB Twitter, and the…

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Valve Wants More and Enters the Physical Store Market With Steam Sections

Valve isn’t satisfied with selling their newly designed hardware online, they also want to take it to the physical store world. For this, they have partnered up with GameStop in the USA, Game UK, and EB…

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Valve Employee Proposes To Girlfriend Using VR.

We all now live in a technical universe whereby even the simplest things are now connected in some shape or form, talking of tech, virtual reality promises to be a substantial development for the consumer experience…

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Half Life 2’s City 17 Apartment Looks Amazing in Unreal Engine 4

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a huge array of gaming mascots and other projects emerge in fan-created Unreal Engine 4 demos. Some of them looked out of place, while others illustrate the unbelievable potential…

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Thinks Consoles Are Far From Doomed

Everyone’s favourite video gaming analyst, Michael Pachter, has claimed the current console generation will be the last, which ruffled quite a few feathers among console players and industry figures. Today, Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony’s…

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Valve’s Dan Ginsburg Claims Vulkan is Better than DirectX 12

Valve developer Dan Ginsburg spoke at length regarding the two upcoming APIs, DirectX 12 and Vulkan, during this year’s SIGGRAPH event. While both are much anticipated, offering low-level access to a PC’s GPU and CPU, Ginsburg…

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There Are Now Over 1500 Native Linux Games on Steam

Prior to the release of Windows 8, gaming on Linux predominately revolved around emulating core libraries through WINE and rarely featured stable games without configuration problems. Valve’s CEO, Gabe Newell was so incensed by Windows 8,…

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Rick and Morty Co-Creator Making Content for HTC Vive

Justin Roiland, co-creator of Adult Swim’s cult cartoon hit Rick and Morty, has announced that he is producing exclusive content for the HTC Vive VR headset. A late-night tweet from Roiland revealed that he is working…

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Free Rocket League and Portal 2 for Steam Hardware Pre-Orders

Rocket League has got an extremely popular launch on Steam and already sold more than 1 million copies on the platform since release last month. A milestone like that has to be celebrated and the first…

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Half-Line Miami is a Magical Blend of Half Life and Hotline Miami

Half-Line Miami is a free standalone mod, created by Thomas Kole and combines Half Life 2 and Hotline Miami in a spectacular way. The project was designed to hone Kole’s development skills and honour two of his…

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Valve Games Account for More Than 50% of Playtime on Steam

Steam Spy provides a fantastic insight into the gaming habits and purchasing trends on the Steam store. It allows you to track concurrent players, observe the median playtime and see how many people own a particular game.…

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Pricing and New Name Revealed for SteamOS Powered Handheld

Valve made a great choice when they allowed third party manufacturers to create SteamOS powered hardware, the same strategy behind Android and what most likely contributed to its huge market share. If Valve can pull off…

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DDoS Attack Puts a Stop to Valve’s Dota 2 Tournament

Well, Well, Valve’s Dota 2 international competition, The International 2015, is underway and this time things got a bit serious. The competition was reported to have suffered from a DDoS attack that blocked internet connection to…

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Valve Talks About Half-Life 3

There has been rumour after rumour surrounding the Half-Life series, ever since launch back in 1997. Valve hasn’t strictly confirmed nor denied the development of Half-Life 3, but yet more rumours have been doing the rounds on…

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Final HTC Vive Will be Revealed this Autumn

The final HTC Vive will be revealed this Autumn, October to be more exact, but as we all know; technology reveals rarely make the proposed launch date. The HTC Vive has been flaunted in front of…

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Crytek Expects Mainstream VR to Take 4 Years

Crytek, a developer at the forefront of visual fidelity has predicted widespread VR adoption will take approximately 4 years despite various devices being prepped for the consumer market. David Bowman, the director of production, discussed the…

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Early Bird Steam Hardware Pre-orders All Sold Out

Those looking to get some Steam hardware early are out of luck. Valve has announced that all the Steam hardware for the “get it early” offer with delivery set for October 16 have sold out. Any…