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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
Even as a rabid Android fan, there's one aspect of Apple's iOS that attracts me: The aesthetics. This is especially true since the release of iOS 7; yes, that particular release became the butt of many jokes thanks to its heavy use of gradients, but as a bit of a color freak, it appealed to me. For those Android users... Read more...
News and rumors about Valve's (possibly) upcoming Source 2 engine have been buzzing for months, but a recent update to DOTA 2 contains the most persuasive evidence yet that a major engine is in the works. After the last patch, the game now contains a number of programmed default paths, directories, and file names that didn't previously exist.... Read more...
It goes without saying, but games have changed a lot over the years. I'm not talking graphics, but mechanics. Take free-to-play, for example. Its impact on gaming today is enormous, but ten years ago? It was virtually unknown. And then there are our first-person shooters. Remember the old days when regenerating health... 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... 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... 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.... Read more...
Warner Bros. is bringing back “Gauntlet”, and the classic title will be arriving on Steam for PC this summer with full support for SteamOS and Steam Machines. Developer Arrowhead Game Studios Studios is collaborating on the project that will be a modern overhaul of the 1980s game. “With... Read more...
Valve has been tinkering with a new design for its Steam Controller for some time, and there’s finally a prototype upon which to gaze. Valve posted some images of the new controller and noted that they’re currently building 10 of the units by hand that they’ll bring with them to GDC. “These... Read more...
Just like a game title you purchase on a disc, you can now share your Steam games with family and friends. The Steam Family Sharing feature has exited the beta phase, so it’s now available to all Steam users. Perhaps the sharing feature seems too good to be true, but the restrictions are quite minimal. You can... Read more...
You have two options this weekend -- you can tackle that list of chores you've been meaning to get done, or you can fire up Steam and play Call of Duty: Ghosts for free. Yes, we said FREE! There is a hefty download required, but beyond that, you can hop in and enjoy the game and all the recently added features, such as Heavy Duty mode. If... Read more...
Show of hands, how many of you have always wanted a goat simulator? Anyone? Right -- neither did we, until we saw that it was an actual thing, and now we can't wait to play it. In fact, that's how this nonsense came to be. For the record, Goat Simulator was never meant to be a real game, it was just a silly bit of... Read more...
It’s a matter of days now until Valve’s “Steam Dev Days” developer conference, and a juicy bit of information that the company announced could portend an exciting dev conference, indeed: Steam now supports an experimental VR mode for the Oculus Rift in its Steam Client Beta. “If you own an Oculus Rift dev kit... Read more...
As the ancient proverb so accurately states, all good things must come to an end. At least where Valve's ultra-popular winter Steam sale is concerned, though, a last chance is being given, allowing you to take advantage of some of the HOTtest deals you may have missed during the sale's two-week tenure. Unfortunately... Read more...
In advance of Steam's winter sale, which is expected to kick-off over the next week or so, GOG has just launched its own mega-sale that sees most (or all, from what I can tell) of its catalog on sale with select bundles carrying discounts of up to 80%. For those who might not be that familiar with GOG, it's a games... Read more...
Yesterday, Valve’s Steam gaming service hit a milestone by logging more than 7 million concurrent users. The exact number is 7,190,629, and the peak moment occurred somewhere between 10 and 10:30am on Sunday morning (Pacific Time, it seems). It’s probably no coincidence that Valve commenced its Autumn 2013 sale just days ago, offering... Read more...
Could there be any better way to celebrate the biggest spending period of the year than with yet another sale? Valve believes so, and let's face it: I think PC gamers think so, too. Right on schedule, Valve has launched its "Autumn Sale 2013" on Steam - grab the Kleenex, because that wallet's about to cry... Read more...
In 2010, Valve launched a new feature for Steam called 'recommendations', and based on its name alone, I'm sure it's not difficult to figure out its basic purpose. When on a game's store page, you were given the option to click "Recommend" and then write some short thoughts on it. Then, down the road, should a friend... Read more...
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