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In the nearly twenty years the company has been in existence, Valve has proven itself to be a master in several key gaming categories. First, it has managed to craft not one, but multiple hit series; the most prominent titles being Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Portal. It's hard not to appreciate the company's spectacular foresight, either. They seem to have a knack for knowing what's going to hit big. Look no further than Dota 2 for proof of that. Beyond that, Valve has also proven itself to be great at the whole gaming platform thing, with Steam becoming the de facto spot for gamers to play,... Read more...
Dell's Alienware Steam Machine is under the microscope today. In partnership with several leading PC makers, Valve has finally taken their often-talked about Steam Machine with custom SteamOS to market, promising the depth and precision of PC gaming driven by a purpose-built operating system, that offers a standardized platform similar to a tried and true "just push play" console gaming experience.The Alienware Steam Machine seems like just the thing for PC gamers looking for a simpler way to game without a lot of fuss and configuration. What’s a Steam Machine, you ask? The Steam Machine is a PC-based... Read more...
2015 was a massive year for gaming, with a handful of games being deserving of "Game of the Year" awards. Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are two top-rated titles that will jump to most people's minds, although there are others that have proven to be quite popular as well, such as Rocket League. And speaking of Rocket League, would you believe that it sold almost twice as many copies as CD Projekt RED's Witcher 3? We find this out with the help of stats aggregator SteamSpy, and Medium, which decided to compile the data. SteamSpy works by tracking game activations on Steam, and while it's... Read more...
Rise of the Tomb Raider has found its way to Steam, though you can't purchase it just yet (not for PC, anyway). However, it doesn't look like you'll have to wait long. The listing on Steam indicates the game will be available in "January 2016," which coincides with previous reports that it would launch to PC in early 2016. Publisher Square Enix released the newest Lara Croft title to Xbox One and Xbox 360 a little more than a month ago on November 10 in the U.S. When it was first announced at Gamescom earlier in the year, it was pitched as an exclusive Xbox game, though Microsoft later said it... Read more...
If were experiencing random weirdness and seeing other player's personal information when you log into Valve's Steam online gaming service today, you're not alone and no, you don't have to worry about some sort of holiday zombie attack on your account. It does appear the Steam platform was having serious issues, however. Earlier today, several users of the platform reported seeing other gamer's profile information when logging into the service. Several users have reported seeing other people's private data including email addresses, purchase history and partial credit card information. Though credit... Read more...
For the most part (and barring brand new releases), only rookie PC gamers pay full price for titles. Steam's various sales throughout the year ensure a steady flow of discounts, the only downside being that you end stockpiling more titles than you'll have time to play. Or maybe that's just us. In any event, Steam's Winter Sale has begun, and with it are thousands of discounted games.To keep gamers coming back throughout the sale period, Valve is trying something new this time around. For the first time, it's featuring a Steam Sale comic, "Gingerbread Jake In: North Pole Noir." It's a free comic,... Read more...
Last Christmas, so-called hackers at Lizard Squad decided to toy with the emotions of millions. At a time when many people would have been hooking up a brand-new game console (or loading up a new game), both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were knocked offline, thanks to an effective DDoS attack. Considering the fact that the same group decided to take PSN down on Black Friday a few weeks ago, it seems the attackers haven't grown bored. With Christmas right around the corner, we can't help but wonder what will happen next. So far, there have been no visible threats on PSN or XBL, but... Read more...
Go scream it from a rooftop, Half-Life 3 is coming! Once you've done that, climb down from your roof (carefully) and stop acting like a crazy person. Here's the thing, Valve would be insane not to release a Half-Life 3 at some point in time, but whether or not the third major installment is imminent is a thing of mystery. . The thing that's sparking all the Half-Life 3 hysteria on the web is a list of packages on Steam, one of which contains a reference to "Half Life 3" (without the hyphen). There's a website called Steam Database (SteamDB) that keeps track of these things, and it's been successful... Read more...
It's pretty easy to build up a sprawling tower of games through Steam. In fact, it's difficult not to, what with the constant barrage of sales throughout the year. The frequent deep discounts provide ample opportunity to add to your catalog of games whether you have the time to play them all or not. But what if an impulse purchase turns out to be a dud? Not just a stinker of a game, but one that's so bad you want to wipe it from memory forever? Well, it's been discovered that Steam now allows you to permanently delete titles. Simply deleting the game from your PC won't rid your Steam account of... Read more...
After taking a mulligan on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which was pulled from store shelves just days after its release and re-launched a month ago, developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) have released yet another patch to fix a litany of issues. This newest update introduces over a dozen fixes and improvements for various issues. They run the gamut from fixing a hitch during some game saves and squashing a bug that causes full screen movies to play at half the monitor's refresh rate on some systems, to addressing... Read more...
Given the super-long wait, it's almost hard to believe that the official launch of Valve's Steam OS, Steam Machines, Steam Controller, and Steam Link is right around the corner. While there's just one choice on the gamepad and streamer front, there are a ton of different Steam Machines to choose from, from top makers like MAINGEAR, ORIGIN, Alienware, Digital Storm, and even ZOTAC. Some Steam Machine vendors have decided to go big, but ZOTAC wants to keep things simple, and make sure its NEN PC doesn't take up that much room around the TV. It measures 8.26" wide, 7.99" deep, and 2.45" thick - it's... Read more...
Like a supercharged V8 muscle car built in Detroit or a souped up import with a flashy paint job and NAS, Windows 10 came out of the gate fast and furious, racing its way to over a 110 million devices. Valve's latest Steam Survey data suggests that a decent chunk of those installs are gaming PCs.Looking at the data for October, 26.63 percent of Steam users are running Windows 10 64-bit and another 1.01 percent are running Windows 10 32-bit. That adds up to 27.64 percent, or more than a quarter of all PCs accessing the most popular gaming platform in the world. That's a trend Microsoft should take... Read more...
Fallout 4 will soon be upon us, and gamers around the globe will will pull out their mouse and keyboard (or respective gamepads) to devote countless hours to the latest installment in the Fallout franchise. The day of reckoning is November 10th for all three major platforms: PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Today we’re learning some additional information about the PC version of Fallout 4. Pete Hines, Bethesda Marketing Vice President, took to Twitter to explain that the DVDs shipping with the PC version of the game won’t be enough to actually get you right into the action. The installation DVDs... Read more...
Valve might not be making it to E3 this year, but it sure has a lot to talk about lately. The most recent topic is Dota 2, and the fact that that it looks to be the first game to be built on Valve's ever-forthcoming Source 2 engine. A full reveal is due this week, but what we know now is that the game will be updated to a "new engine", and it doesn't take much brain-power to realize that it's Source 2 involved. It's important to note that Dota 2 Reborn isn't a sequel; this major update will just be one of the many that have helped evolve the game. This revamp is a lot more than just improved graphics,... Read more...
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