Items tagged with STEAM

Is there anything not to like about Halloween? The correct answer is an emphatic, "No!" Think about it for a second --after spending an evening stocking up on free candy and watching horror movies while munching on roasted pumpkin seeds, you can then head over to Steam and stock up on discounted games as part of the service's annual Halloween sale. Ah, life doesn't get any better. No need to wait until tonight if you don't want to, Steam's Halloween sale is taking place right now, and there are some big savings to be had. For example, you can pick up Contraption Maker for $1.49, down 90 percent... Read more...
Depending on where you live, it's starting to get a bit chilly outside as winter looms right around the corner (we can see you shaking your head in agreement in the midwest and east coast). The bitter air can make you want to stay inside with the heat cranked up, but what is there to do for entertainment? Well, if you're into PC games, fire up Arma 3 on Steam -- it's free to play for the entire weekend. "In support of the Make Arma Not War contest, you can temporarily play Arma 3 for free, and pick it up with a massive 50 percent discount on Steam -- this weekend only!," publisher/developer Bohemia... Read more...
Valve recently gave Steam, the company’s digital distribution platform, an overhaul consisting of an updated look and making it easier to search for games. But the company is not finished. Valve has launched the Steam Music Player so that users will be able to listen to music while they game within Steam itself. Users wishing to use the new music player can simply direct Steam to the MP3s already on their computer and then browse their collection of music. For those who have a collection of Steam Soundtracks DLC, they will be able to find their music in the Steam Music Library upon installation... Read more...
If you ever have any doubts about the success of PC gaming, look no further than Steam. On any given day, a bunch of different content gets released - from full titles to DLC - and it just never seems to slow down. For proof of that, Valve says that over the course of the past nine months, it's added over 1,300 titles to the service, and Steam as a whole now has over 100,000,000 active accounts. With such major growth and general success, I've found it odd for a while that Valve wouldn't update Steam's main website. Sure - it's suitable enough, but a fresh coat of paint can help keep things fresh.... Read more...
Yes folks, Atari is still around, and though it's no longer the same company that brought us the iconic Atari 2600 game console in the late 1970s, the brand is still involved in gaming. Atari's latest project is called Minimum, a third-person shooter set in a minimalistic stylized universe featuring 5-on-5 combat, and it's now available on Steam for just $4.99, marked down on sale from $9.99 for a limited time. You can also score a team pack consisting of five copies for $17.49, marked down from $34.99, bringing the tally for you and four friends to just $3.50 each. However you slice it, Steam's... Read more...
Some Steam users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise after falling for a scam on Amazon's Twitch streaming service. According to the security gurus at F-Secure, there's an insidious piece of malware going around that involves a Twitch-bot bombarding the service's chat channels with invites to participate in a weekly raffle. The supposed raffle offers users a chance to win various prizes, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive weapons. However, it's not a legitimate raffle. The link provided by the Twitch-bot loads up a malicious Java program that asks for the user's name, email address, and... Read more...
Valve's Steam digital distribution platform is the go-to place for games, and there's even been an effort to flesh it out with creativity and productivity software. Now there's evidence to suggest that Valve may take things a step further by adding new types of content, including film, TV series, videos, music, and plugins. Could it be that Steam is growing into something much bigger than a game library? It's too early to tell, but what's out there is certainly interesting. Credit goes to SteamDB for digging through the recent Steam Beta update and noticing several new application-type IDs, such... Read more...
Dota 2, a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game, has caught the attention of ESPN, which is planning to cover The International Dota 2 Championships. ESPN will air the tournament on its live multi-screen sports network, ESPN3, and is also planning an exclusive show previewing the final match on ESPN2 on Sunday at 8:30 pm Pacific (you can also catch it on digital platforms via WatchESPN). This is the next best thing to attending the tournament in person at KeyArena in Seattle, which is no longer an option since it's already sold out. The prize pool for the Dota 2 is over $10 million,... Read more...
Ah, the delightful double-edged sword known as Steam's Summer Sale is upon us, and it will cut through virtual wallets with big-time savings from now until it ends on June 30. You should know the drill by now -- you stock up on games you'll probably never find time to play, but you purchase them anyway because some of the deals are too good to refuse. It's a remarkable thing -- even though we know what's going on, we willing continue to participate. Well played, Valve. The alternative is to ignore the sale, and that's easier said then done. For example, if you missed out on The Witcher 2: Assassins... Read more...
When it comes to gaming, the next step after launching a great console is launching a handheld variant of it. Although Steam Machines have not yet taken hold--and might not until next year--there’s already a handheld device that presumably runs SteamOS called SteamBoy. The announcement comes via teaser video only, but a company called Steamboy Machine Team, which is not affiliated with Valve, has developed (or is developing?) the device, which looks to emulate the new Steam controller (whatever that will look like whenever Valve is done with it). The hardware specs haven’t been made... Read more...
Valve announced some bad news for gamers and PC makers alike: its highly anticipated Steam Machines won’t be available this year. If you’re one of the lucky few who has already tried a prototype Steam Controller, you know just what we’re all missing out on. Valve is now aiming for a 2015 release, and it hasn’t been more specific than that. As Valve explains it, the controllers are at least one source of delay. “We’re now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers.... Read more...
Valve has today pushed out a new update to its Steam client on all three of the major OSes that finally takes in-home game-streaming out of beta. Similar to NVIDIA's GameStream, which streams native gameplay from a GeForce-equipped PC to the NVIDIA SHIELD, Valve's solution lets you stream from one PC to another, regardless of which OS it's running. What this means, is, you could have a SteamOS-based PC in your living-room, which is of course Linux-based, and stream games from your Windows PC in another room which ordinarily would never run under Linux. Likewise, you could stream a game from... Read more...
Another day, another exploit/attack/hack/breach/phishing scam to worry about. This one concerns Valve’s Steam Guard Protection and a new phishing scheme that, if successful, allows a cybercriminal to steal a file that will bypass the Steam Guard Protection and allow the thief to log in to the victim’s account from any computer. The above is a fake--a phishing attempt Malwarebytes detailed how the scam works. When you attempt to log into Steam on a different machine and Steam Guard asks you to submit a verification code it will let you in. However, if the phisher gets you to fall for... Read more...
Gamespy's multiplayer servers are getting unplugged and going dark on May 31, and as the deadline approaches, game publishers are scrambling to find new homes. For 2K, the solution is simple -- send its more popular games over to Steamworks. That includes the first Borderlands titles and several Civilization games, which are all headed to Steam. "Beginning May 31, 2014, Borderlands 1 and select titles from the Civilization catalog will temporarily go offline while service is transitioned to Steamworks," 2K announced in a blog post. "During the transition, players will experience interruption of... Read more...
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