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Want to play a fun drinking game? Take a shot of your favorite spirit every time you see a May the Fourth post referencing Star Wars Day on Facebook, just don't plan on going to work tomorrow, you're going to be hungover. Or you could call in sick to work to play all the discounted Star Wars games you bought from Steam!These aren't bite-size discounts, either. Steam busted out its big boy/girl lightsaber and sliced prices on dozens of Star Wars games, marking them down by as much as 77 percent in some cases. That includes the Stars Wars Collection, a bundle of two dozen titles with gems like Jedi... Read more...
Valve has decided to start accepting Bitcoin payments on Steam in an attempt to expand the accessibility its digital distribution empire into emerging gaming markets such as India, China, and Brazil. By adding Bitcoin to the mix, Valve is making it easier for gamers who live in places where traditional payment options aren't available to stock their online libraries. Bitpay will handle the logistics of accepting the popular cryptocurrency through Steam. According to Bitpay, it was Valve that approached the company to make this possible so that it could "easily reach gamers in every market around... Read more...
Valve took a major step in growing its Steam digital distribution platform today by adding movie rentals to the mix. The addition of movies to Steam's catalog is a first, and it was made possible through a deal with Lionsgate Entertainment that immediately fleshes out the service with more than 100 flicks. This is a big deal for Valve and its Steam platform, one that hints at the company's plans of expanding Steam into an entertainment juggernaut. Steam is already the biggest digital distribution platform on the planet for games, and while it has a long way to go before it can claim the same for... Read more...
It's not too often that we see a game developer release a new title at the same time it's announced, but we're seeing that this week with Mojang's Crown & Council. On its blog, the Minecraft creator tells us that C&C was developed by a single member of the team, Henrik Pettersson, and as it's completely free. In its description, Crown & Council doesn't sound that different from a Sid Meier's Civilization title. With each new game, you start out small then decide whether you want to build a huge army right from the get-go, or try to survive long enough to train some brainiacs at the... Read more...
If you’re a fan of the Doom franchise and have fostered an itchy trigger finger at the prospect of blasting opponents into giblet with your shotgun, your time has finally come. The Doom multiplayer open beta is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and via Steam. Now granted, this multiplayer beta is only open through the weekend, and there will only be two maps to choose from during its brief period of availability. Likewise, you’ll have to contend with just two game modes, one playable demon and just seven weapons. Sure, it’s limited, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. After being teased... Read more...
I was lucky enough to grow up at a time when the Atari 2600 was the hottest console on the block. It's not that I don't enjoy gaming on today's systems (especially a modern PC), but it was wildly fantastic to grab a controller with a single button and jump into any game without any tutorials, long intros, or other fluff. I don't know if games from that era would appeal to today's audience, but if you want a hands-on history lesson (or want to relive the early days of console gaming), Steam is selling a bundle of 100 old school Atari titles at a discount. "Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100... Read more...
The industry has been buzzing about virtual reality pretty intensly these past few months, and we'd understand it if you're tired of hearing about it. However, admittedly this new ecosystem is anything but boring, as we keep being treated to cool new ideas and experiences that even manage to go beyond gaming. Application-wise, the sky is truly the limit. How about using your PC inerface in VR, for example? If that sounds kind of ho-hum, let us assure you that it is anything but. On March 28, developer Guy Godin will release Virtual Desktop, a piece of software that is claimed to do a lot more than... Read more...
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...
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