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When the Steam Deck hit the scene, it entered a market already occupied by a handful of niche devices, including the AYANEO NEXT. When the two were compared head-to-head, the AYANEO NEXT pulled ahead of the Steam Deck simply because of its hardware advantages, but there's a new contender approaching. AYANEO just... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer, you're probably aware of Humble Bundle. For those unfamiliar, it's a site that got its start by selling the aforementioned bundles: packs of PC games, usually indie titles, where the purchaser can name their own price—thus the "humble" in the title. A portion of the proceeds goes to Humble Bundle... Read more...
It's the end of an era, though not very long one. The Bethesda Launcher is shutting down. But what about all of those games you purchased exclusively through the Bethesda launcher? Worry not, because you can transfer them to Steam through a relatively straightforward proess. In February Bethesda announced the... Read more...
It's official. Valve's Steam Deck has finally launched, and initial pre-orders are shipping. Although, the Steam store still states that the only thing you can do is reserve for the next shipment date, which is out in Q3 of 2022 right now. Regardless, for some users who do already have or are getting the device, there... Read more...
The top selling "game" on Steam is not actually a game at all, but Valve's in-demand Steam Deck handheld PC. It occupied the second spot last week (for the fifth week in a row), just ahead of Elden Ring but below Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, but this week ascended the throne and managed to snatch the crown all... Read more...
When we evaluated how many CPU cores you need for a great gaming experience, our benchmark data showed that a 6-core/12-thread processor was the sweet spot. That was nearly a year ago, and generally speaking our conclusion probably still stands (Intel's hybrid Alder Lake architecture throws an interesting wrench into... Read more...
As you collaborate on your Google Sheets while using Google Meet, do you ever feel like gaming on your Chromebook is a little lackluster? It seems like the Chrome OS team would agree with you. As such, the current Chrome OS Alpha now includes Steam. Chrome OS being a Linux-based operating system, it was only a matter of time before native Read more...
Do you know how many hours you spent playing video games last year? Valve does (if you use Steam), and when added together with every other Steam user, the collective tally came to 38 billion hours, a 21 percent increase over 2020. That works out to 4.3 million years. Not quite close to the time that's elapsed since... Read more...
Unlike a true gaming "console" handheld such as the Nintendo Switch, Valve's Steam Deck is essentially a portable PC more akin to the Aya Neo or various GPD devices. This is great from a certain perspective; it means that when things go wrong, you can usually fix them. Unfortunately, it also means that it's a lot more... Read more...
Is a Steam subscription service in the works? It was recently revealed that Valve does not plan on developing its own personal subscription service. However, it was noted that Valve would be willing to work with Microsoft to add Game Pass games to Steam. Wes Fenlon of PC Gamer asked Gabe Newell, President of Valve... Read more...
Valve has tasked itself with testing every single Steam game for compatibility with its upcoming Steam Deck handheld, and it will take some time to get through them all. It's off to a solid start, though, having already tested over 1,000 games. As the first batch of shipments get ready to go out, Valve has made it... Read more...
Correct us if we're wrong, but we are pretty sure it is safe to assume that many (not all) of our readers fall into the PC gamer category. Whether you game on consoles or PCs, it may come as a surprise that in the coming year or so, the next device you'll boot up to game on, at least with Steam, might be a... Read more...
Bethesda on Tuesday announced it is sunsetting its own launcher and, starting in early April, you'll be able to migrate your games and Wallet to your Steam account. This should be a mostly seamless process, though Bethesda wanted to give gamers an advanced heads up to prepare for the migration, game saves and... Read more...
Steam has a reputation for running sales with games listed at heavily discounted prices. The Steam Lunar New Year, Winter, Autumn, and Summer sales are particularly notable for high discounts across a very large selection of titles, but sales smaller in scope take place all year round, including individual sales put... Read more...
The Meta Quest 2, aka Oculus Quest 2, is without a doubt one of the most popular VR headsets on the market. Currently the only two body parts that the Quest 2 tracks are your hands and head. But Meta may have accidentally hinted at a possible future upgrade for "Body Tracking Support". Meta, parent company of... Read more...
The number of gamers on Steam who are running Windows 11 has grown quite a bit in the past two months, according to the latest Steam hardware and software survey. At this rate, it is conceivable Windows 11 will overtake Windows 10 for the top spot by the end of the year, though it will be interesting to see what... Read more...
Is your Steam catalog looking a little thin? Probably not, but who can resist a sale? We all know the drill by now—Steam discounts a bunch of games for the latest sale event (the Steam Winter Sale is barely in the rear view mirror!), we buy up a bunch of titles in eager anticipation of playing them at some point, then... Read more...
Valve has finally given a launch date for its long-awaited Steam Deck. The company has confirmed the handheld gaming PC will officially launch on Feb. 25. Don’t expect to see it in stores or on your doorstep on that date, though. According to its press release today, Valve will begin emailing invites to reservation... Read more...
There may still be some of you who own a PC that still runs Windows 7 or 8. If you were wondering if you could still bask in the glory of being able to play God of War, you are in luck as a mod has been created to do just that. The one time Sony exclusive has been a fan favorite since its release back in 2018 on... Read more...
Humble is looking to streamline its gaming service, but some users will lose the ability to take advantage of it in the process. With a new launcher in the works, those on a Mac and those using Linux will not be invited to the party. Gaming services offer a convenient way for gamers to find and access games... Read more...
Valve has released its compilation of its top games over the past year, which as it has done in the past is broken up into different categories. For example, there are separate lists for the most-played and top earning games of 2021. Be that as it may, there is one discernible trend—gamers like free-to-play titles. A... Read more...
Gamers are always on the prowl for deals on triple-A titles, and Valve’s multiplatform Steam Store has a whole treasure chest of them right now. The game platform’s winter sale has kicked in, with discounts as high as 95 percent off. These deals last through the New Year. Let’s take a look at some of the top game... Read more...
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