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YouTube VR is now available on Steam, supports HTC Vive
YouTube VR is now available on Steam, supports HTC Vive
The future is in virtual reality. Or augmented reality. Or mixed reality. Clearly people are looking for some other reality than the one ...... 15 Dec 2017
Steam to soon allow use of DualShock 4
Steam to soon allow use of DualShock 4
Valve has confirmed that you will soon be able to use DualShock 4 controllers to play games on Steam. An upcoming Steam update will "add ...... 15 Oct 2016 - 1 comment
Steam adds bitcoin support
Steam adds bitcoin support
Bitcoin has been called a revolutionary currency but it has had its problems, and adoption in the mainstream is far from perfect. One big name ...... 29 Apr 2016
The Steam 'Lunar Year Sale' has begun
The Steam 'Lunar Year Sale' has begun
Steam has announced that their latest sale has begun, this time celebrating the Lunar New Year. The sale is on until February 12th at 10 ...... 06 Feb 2016
Valve reopens Steam store following issues
Valve reopens Steam store following issues
Yesterday, Valve was forced to shut down the Steam store after users were able to see personal information in other people's accounts through ...... 27 Dec 2015 - 2 comments
Steam's 'Monster Summer Sale' adds new titles every 12 hours
Steam's 'Monster Summer Sale' adds new titles every 12 hours
Earlier this week, Valve took the wrapping off their latest summer sale, dubbed the "Monster Summer Sale" for 2015. The sale runs through ...... 15 Jun 2015 - 1 comment
Following years of complaints, Steam updates refund policy
Following years of complaints, Steam updates refund policy
After years of complaints from gamers, Valve's popular online games platform Steam has updated their refund policy. For the most part, all ...... 04 Jun 2015 - 1 comment
PSA: Steam's Valentine's Day sale still running with sales up to 80 percent off
PSA: Steam's Valentine's Day sale still running with sales up to 80 percent off
In case you missed it earlier this weekend, Steam's 'Valentine's Day Co-Op Sale" is still going strong, with titles discounted as much as 80 percent. ...... 15 Feb 2015
Gamers rejoice: Steam's Holiday Sale is now live
Gamers rejoice: Steam's Holiday Sale is now live
Steam has begun their annual holiday sale, letting gamers get thousands of games and DLC packs for as much as 90 percent off normal prices. ...... 20 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
Batman Arkham collection on sale for $10
Batman Arkham collection on sale for $10
For just a few more days, it is possible to get all three Batman Arkham games and DLC for just $10 in the United States, or 9.79 in Europe. ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Beware offers of free PSN and Steam codes
Beware offers of free PSN and Steam codes
A security firm has taken a look at offers of free codes for PlayStation Network and Steam spreading online to see what's really going on. ...... 07 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Steam starts its Black Friday sale including Watch Dogs at 50 percent off
Steam starts its Black Friday sale including Watch Dogs at 50 percent off
Steam has started their Exploration sale, giving gamers six days to get games on the cheap. The deals will change daily, but today's deal ...... 27 Nov 2014
Latest 'Call of Duty' requires 6GB RAM for PC gamers
Latest 'Call of Duty' requires 6GB RAM for PC gamers
Activision's new blockbuster "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is about ready to launch and if you are a PC gamer you will need a decent rig ...... 21 Oct 2014 - 11 comments
EA Origin makes 'Titanfall' free for two days
EA Origin makes 'Titanfall' free for two days
As a way to take some attention off of Steam's new summer sale, EA's Origin service has made 'Titanfall' free to play for two days. EA is ...... 21 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
OnLive comes back from the dead
OnLive comes back from the dead
OnLive, the once-promising cloud gaming service, has returned from the dead. A year after collapsing, the company has returned as a partner ...... 09 Mar 2014 - 1 comment
Steam reaches 65 million users
Steam reaches 65 million users
Valve's Steam PC game distribution service has hit a new milestone with 65 million users, up over 15 million in the past 12 months. The mega-popular ...... 30 Oct 2013
New Alienware gaming PC runs on Ubuntu
New Alienware gaming PC runs on Ubuntu
Dell has unveiled their Linux version of the Alienware X51 slimline desktop PC, running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The console has base specs of ...... 07 Apr 2013 - 12 comments
Valve launches Steam for Linux
Valve launches Steam for Linux
Valve has launched a version of its Steam gaming software for Ubuntu Linux users, initially offering 60 supported titles for the operating system. ...... 17 Feb 2013
Valve sued in Germany over used game sales
Valve sued in Germany over used game sales
German consumer group sues Valve. Following a ruling from the European Court of Justice in July, 2012 - which found the practice of selling ...... 02 Feb 2013 - 5 comments
Steam starting a fall sale tomorrow?
Steam starting a fall sale tomorrow?
Although Valve has not confirmed, sources claim Steam will start a week-long fall sale starting tomorrow. Additionally, the company will ...... 21 Nov 2012
Valve beta testing Steam on Linux
Valve beta testing Steam on Linux
Seeking experienced Linux users. Valve is seeking to extend the Steam gaming platform to Linux operating systems, and is looking for experienced ...... 29 Oct 2012 - 4 comments
Steam for Linux games list leaked?
Steam for Linux games list leaked?
Last month, Valve said it would allow 1000 Linux users to test out the popular Steam platform as a private beta starting this month. Steam ...... 10 Oct 2012 - 4 comments
Steam for Linux reaching internal beta
Steam for Linux reaching internal beta
Valve has said it will allow 1000 Linux users to test out the popular Steam platform as a private beta starting next month. Steam has been ...... 29 Sep 2012 - 1 comment
Valve hardware to hit beta next year
Valve hardware to hit beta next year
Valve has confirmed that beta testing for its hardware division will begin in 2013. Jeri Ellsworth, recently hired to the division, says ...... 21 Sep 2012 - 1 comment
Valve's 'Big Picture Mode,' now in beta
Valve's 'Big Picture Mode,' now in beta
Valve has introduced a beta version of their 'Big Picture Mode,' allowing for Steam gamers to experience their libraries on the big screen. ...... 12 Sep 2012 - 11 comments
Valve 'jumping in' PC hardware market
Valve 'jumping in' PC hardware market
Valve has posted an interesting job posting this week that claims the company is 'jumping in' to the PC hardware market. The post, for an ...... 04 Sep 2012 - 11 comments
Steam to offer non-gaming software
Steam to offer non-gaming software
Valve has announced that they have moved beyond being just a games distributor. Starting in early September, the company will offer new apps, ...... 09 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
You can no longer bring class action cases against Valve
You can no longer bring class action cases against Valve
Valve has updated their Steam Subscriber Agreement and Privacy Policy this week, blocking the ability for consumers to bring class action lawsuits ...... 04 Aug 2012 - 21 comments
EA: Origin won't offer large sales like Steam
EA: Origin won't offer large sales like Steam
EA has come out swinging against digital sales platform rival Steam. Steam, well known for offering games at up to 75 percent off many times ...... 07 Jun 2012 - 18 comments
Steam app headed to iOS, Android
Steam app headed to iOS, Android
Valve has announced this week that a Steam app is headed to Android and iOS devices. The application will support screenshots, chat, groups ...... 28 Jan 2012 - 5 comments
Steam continues its unbelievable growth
Steam continues its unbelievable growth
The Steam digital distribution platform continues to see exponential growth. Valve has reported on Steam's 2011 accomplishments, which showed ...... 08 Jan 2012 - 11 comments
Skyrim is fastest selling Steam title of all-time
Skyrim is fastest selling Steam title of all-time
The latest Elder Scrolls blockbuster has sold 10 million units since launch last month. Developer Bethesda says they have sold 10 million ...... 19 Dec 2011 - 11 comments
Valve: Piracy is a 'non-issue'
Valve: Piracy is a 'non-issue'
Managing director says piracy is a "service problem." Gabe Newell, Valve managing director, has claimed that software piracy is a "non issue" ...... 29 Nov 2011 - 13 comments
Valve responds to hacking of Steam database
Valve responds to hacking of Steam database
Confirming reports over the past few days, Valve has responded that the Steam databased was indeed hacked, with personal information stolen. ...... 11 Nov 2011 - 8 comments
Valve tweaking Steam to boost download speeds
Valve tweaking Steam to boost download speeds
Valve has announced this week that it will be tweaking its Steam digital distribution platform in order to boost the speed of game downloads. ...... 19 Jul 2011 - 5 comments
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