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Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

Best HTC Vive games: Incredible SteamVR experiences to play right now

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We've been playing with the full consumer version of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the best part of a week and will soon be posting our extensive review. However, before we do we wanted to share our thoughts on some of the games and experiences... >>

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

How to transfer Steam games to a GOG.com account for free

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GOG, the online PC games store owned by The Witcher developer, CD Projekt, now allows users of its main rival Steam to duplicate some of their owned games to work on both platforms.To help build a library of games usable through GOG Galaxy, the service... >>

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

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Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can be accessed while wearing the device, even if it's not designed for VR play.That's because SteamVR... >>

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

Half-life fan quits job to make sequel, Prospekt due out on Steam in February

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Half-life 3 might be one of the most eagerly anticipated game releases of all time. All that pressure could be one of the reasons the game series creator Valve hasn't got round to making it yet. Sick of waiting, one fan has made his own sequel.Richard... >>

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month, make sure you protect yours

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Valve has revealed that a staggering 77,000 Steam accounts are hacked each month, with the problem multiplying dramatically since the introduction of Steam Trading - the ability to trade away gift copies of games, in-game items and Steam Trading Cards.Thieves... >>

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

Steam Halloween sale: Grab GTA V, The Witcher 3, Bioshock Infinite and more for cheap

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The Steam sale is an event for gamers that sets the hairs on the back of the neck on end. It's a time of year that signifies the start of many hours ahead to be spent button bashing. And now it's here for Halloween.Luckily the Halloween theme doesn't... >>

Steam summer sale begins: GTA V, Lego Jurassic World, Tales from the Borderlands and more

Steam summer sale begins: GTA V, Lego Jurassic World, Tales from the Borderlands and more

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The sun has got his hat on so it's time for Steam to lure us back inside with insanely good game sales.The Steam summer sale has kicked off with huge savings on games you were probably going to buy anyway.The big name leading the way is GTA V, if you've... >>

HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine

HTC Vive has a VR zombie shooter, and it's called Arizona Sunshine

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The zombie apocalypse is on us, and this time it's in room-scale virtual reality.Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced Arizona Sunshine, one of the first titles we've seen for HTC Vive, the VR system developed with Valve. Arizona Sunshine... >>

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

Steam has a serious rival in GOG Galaxy, sign up now

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GOG Galaxy is now available for anyone to try. GOG, formerly called Good Old Games, is a DRM-free digital platform and distribution service for PC games. It's known for selling older titles, though with the new GOG Galaxy storefront and software delivery... >>

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

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UPDATE: According to @SteamDB, Valve has uploaded the above outline image of its SteamVR headset "for use on the Steam Universe demo signup page". The image was commented out of the HTML of the demo sign-up page likely for later use, suggests the source.Valve... >>

'Vile' mass murder game Hatred back on Steam with Gabe Newell's blessing

'Vile' mass murder game Hatred back on Steam with Gabe Newell's blessing

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PC game Hatred has had a controversial start to its short life so far. It has become one of the most sought-after games on Steam's Greenlight programme, which allows users to vote whether a title should be sold on the digital download store, yet was pulled... >>

Watch out, Twitch: Steam launches a new broadcasting feature in beta

Watch out, Twitch: Steam launches a new broadcasting feature in beta

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Valve now does video-game streaming.The company has launched a new broadcasting feature for Steam, its internet-based gaming and distribution platform. The feature is available in beta, starting today, and will essentially allow you to watch other people... >>

Steam takes aim at iTunes, wants to be your music player too

Steam takes aim at iTunes, wants to be your music player too

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Valve has pushed a surprising update to Steam that has shades of the iTunes or WinAmp to it. As well as serve as the hub for all of your PC, Mac or Linux games, the developer wants you to play all of your music through it too.The service has added a music... >>

Has Valve backed down and added a thumbstick to Steam Controller?

Has Valve backed down and added a thumbstick to Steam Controller?

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A demonstration pic of the Steam Controller has surfaced that suggests Valve might have backed down in its all-touch panel design and added a thumbstick to it after all.Opinions have been split on Valve's controller concept since it released pictures... >>

Is SteamBoy the next GameBoy, but for Steam games?

Is SteamBoy the next GameBoy, but for Steam games?

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Is the SteamBoy the next GameBoy? Will we remember it for years to come as a game changer? It's a tall order, but allowing gamers to take Steam games anywhere is a pretty big deal.At the moment Steam, which lets gamers buy and download games at low prices,... >>

37 per cent of games bought on Steam remain unplayed

37 per cent of games bought on Steam remain unplayed

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Steam has been one of the major success stories in the gaming world over the last few years. Valve's digital game retail and delivery platform had 75 million daily active users by January this year and, in all likelihood, more than that now.It's so successful,... >>

Goat Simulator coming to Steam on 1 April (yeah, you read that right)

Goat Simulator coming to Steam on 1 April (yeah, you read that right)

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There's a game on the horizon that everybody is waiting for with bated breath. It features an open world environment, cars and next-gen graphics (of sorts). And no, it's not Watch Dogs.While that is indeed high on everybody's wishlists, this particular... >>

OnLive is back and this time it's brought Steam along for the ride

OnLive is back and this time it's brought Steam along for the ride

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Cloud gaming service OnLive has relaunched after several years of dormancy and the new subscription plan will intrigue Steam users and those who like to buy physical copies of games.Along with a new menu system and cleaner interface, the refreshed OnLive... >>

Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool

Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool

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Valve is implementing a new tool for developers, which, in some cases, could make game prices on Steam much cheaper. Valve will now allow developers to run Steam game sales and discount games whenever developers choose, the company has announced through... >>

Microsoft's PC gaming chief leaves after just months at the company

Microsoft's PC gaming chief leaves after just months at the company

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Valve's former Steam boss was hired by Microsoft to lead its PC gaming division in August 2013. Now he's gone after just six months.Jason Holtman, Microsoft's director of business development for the PC gaming and entertainment division, has left the... >>

Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better

Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better

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Valve is rolling forward in a way we haven't seen for a while. As gamers are predicting a Half-life 3, the firm has been working on other projects.There are three significant areas here. The first is the Steam box, a PC that's intended for one task:... >>

Valve announces Steam Music for you to jam while gaming

Valve announces Steam Music for you to jam while gaming

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Valve has announced that a Steam Music feature is coming soon to SteamOS and Steam Big Picture mode. It will first launch as a beta, where participants will be "invited in waves" until the feature goes lives for all gamers. Steam Music will allow gamers... >>

Valve ditching the touchscreen on its Steam Controller

Valve ditching the touchscreen on its Steam Controller

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Valve has plans to change the current state of its Steam Controller, before it begins shipping with Steam Machines from a slew of manufacturers later this year.The company announced at its Steam Dev Days developer summit on Wednesday that it will remove... >>

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

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Valve has announced that Steam now features an experimental mode for use with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.Those who have used the system report that a giant floating screen is projected and head tracking allows you to look around within that.READ:... >>

Airtame lets you stream from computer to any screen with HDMI, wirelessly

Airtame lets you stream from computer to any screen with HDMI, wirelessly

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Cable connections are so last millennium. Yet even smart TVs screen mirroring from you computer still isn't universal, until Airtame.This device, once it graduates from Indiegogo, will plug into any TV with HDMI and connect to the Wi-Fi network. Then... >>

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

Valve's first 12 Steam Machines partners revealed: Alienware, Gigabyte and more

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Valve's big press event at CES 2014 isn't happening until Monday afternoon, but that isn't stopping Engadget from dropping a bit of information early.The publication has revealed the 12 companies that will be making third-party Steam Machines during 2014.... >>

The Walking Dead: Season Two is out now for Xbox 360, PS3 and on Steam for PC and Mac

The Walking Dead: Season Two is out now for Xbox 360, PS3 and on Steam for PC and Mac

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The highly anticipated sequel to Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has arrived, with The Walking Dead: Season Two now available for download.You can get the decision-based story-game on Xbox 360 via the Xbox Games Store, on PS3 via the PlayStation Network,... >>

Steam Machine user gives early tour of SteamOS, gameplay

Steam Machine user gives early tour of SteamOS, gameplay

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Valve's beta Steam Machine box has been in the households of 300 beta participants for over 48 hours, and now, the first impressions are starting to trickle out.Following a thorough unboxing of the Steam Machine over the weekend, YouTube user Corey Nelson... >>

SteamOS, Steam Machines and Steam Controller: Everything you need to know

SteamOS, Steam Machines and Steam Controller: Everything you need to know

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Valve has long shown dominance in the PC gaming arena, thanks to its Steam software that has been the go-to place to download PC-based games since 2002.But one area that it hasn't yet grabbed a foothold in is the living room, but with SteamOS and Steam... >>

Digital Storm teases plans for $1,400 Steam Machine aimed at high-end gamers

Digital Storm teases plans for $1,400 Steam Machine aimed at high-end gamers

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Boutique PC maker Digital Storm has revealed it will get in the Steam Machine game in 2014. It will show off its offering at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in January, and the machine will be priced at $1,469 (£897) when it hits the market. In... >>

Valve's SteamOS download to arrive on 13 December, alongside Steam Machines for 300 beta testers

Valve's SteamOS download to arrive on 13 December, alongside Steam Machines for 300 beta testers

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Valve just announced that it will ship Steam Machine prototypes to 300 beta testers on 13 December. What's more interesting, though, is that Valve will also make Steam OS available to everyone to download on that same day."The time has come! We are ready... >>

First of the Steam Machines revealed: iBuyPower plans to show prototype PC console at CES

First of the Steam Machines revealed: iBuyPower plans to show prototype PC console at CES

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When Valve announced its Steam Machines PC games console concept a couple of months ago, it was big news. Since then though we've had a couple of mainstream gaming launches that have deflected attention somewhat. The PS4 and Xbox One are out there now... >>

Half-Life 3 will not be on SteamOS or Steam machines only

Half-Life 3 will not be on SteamOS or Steam machines only

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Valve has confirmed that it won't be making games that are SteamOS or Steam machine exclusives. That means when Half-Life 3 arrives it will be available, hopefully, on all platforms.READ: Valve's Steam hits 65 million users, surpassing Xbox LiveIGN spoke... >>

Valve's Steam hits 65 million users, surpassing Xbox Live

Valve's Steam hits 65 million users, surpassing Xbox Live

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Valve has just announced that its Steam distribution and sales service has reached more than 65 million users for 3,000 games.Let's put that number into perspective: Microsoft's Xbox Live only has 48 million users, though Sony's PlayStation Network has... >>

Specs revealed: Valve Steam Machines beta will be a powerful gaming PC in a small box

Specs revealed: Valve Steam Machines beta will be a powerful gaming PC in a small box

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Valve has revealed the specifications for its Steam Machines beta, the first device to run the new SteamOS and marks the company's first step in the pursuit of a hardware ecosystem and the living room. As previously revealed, the beta will be made available... >>

Valve shows off Steam Controller, a touchscreen gamepad with dual trackpads

Valve shows off Steam Controller, a touchscreen gamepad with dual trackpads

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Valve has just announced the Steam Controller, a sleek, black gamepad for its PC-based game console.The Steam Controller is Valve's third previously teased announcement for this week, as it has already unveiled SteamOS and Steam Machines. Although the... >>

Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program

Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program

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Valve on Wednesday announced its plans for long-rumoured Steam hardware, machines slated to provide an ecosystem to run the SteamOS software revealed on Monday. Hardware devices will ship from several hardware manufacturers in 2014 - it won't all be from... >>

SteamOS announced: Play games in your living room streamed from a PC or Mac and more

SteamOS announced: Play games in your living room streamed from a PC or Mac and more

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Steam has been hard at work attempting to bring PC gaming to the living room. But rather than limit the experience to its titles, of which there are thousands, it's new OS plays friendly with Mac and PC.SteamOS, built on Linux and will be available as... >>

Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements

Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements

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Steam's universe is expanding in 2014 - at least that's what the company has suggested on a new teaser page launched today.Steam is a primary source for downloadable PC games and third-party games, and Valve Corporation develops it. Valve has long hinted... >>

Valve's Steam Family Sharing lets users share games, beta coming next week

Valve's Steam Family Sharing lets users share games, beta coming next week

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Valve has announced a new Family Sharing program that will allow Steam gamers to share their library of downloaded titles with up to 10 additional computers.Valve's new strategy of letting users share any title in their library will work as long as just... >>

Microsoft grabs Valve's former Steam boss to lead PC gaming division

Microsoft grabs Valve's former Steam boss to lead PC gaming division

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Microsoft has recently hired Valve's Jason Holtman as director of business development for the PC gaming and entertainment division, signalling that the company wants to shake things up in the PC gaming industry.Holtman spearheaded Valve's Steam service,... >>

First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag

First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag

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The Xi3 Piston, the first of the unofficial Steam Boxes, will be launching around Christmas this year with a $1,000 price tag.Unfortunately we don't have pricing and availability for the UK yet, but can fill you in with more details on what the Piston... >>

Steam Box prototype in customers' hands in three to four months

Steam Box prototype in customers' hands in three to four months

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Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed that the first Steam Box games console prototypes will be released to some customers for a testing period in three to four months' time.Speaking to the BBC before the BAFTA Games Awards - at which he was honoured with... >>

EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

EA launches Origin game marketplace on Mac to take on Steam

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EA has announced that its Origin game distribution platform for Mac is now available for the masses, weeks after being made available in alpha. Origin hopes to take on Steam in providing a marketplace for Mac-compatible games and social features for... >>

There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad

There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad

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One of the stories from CES this year that has gained traction has been about the new Steam gaming PC. Since news broke about the rumoured device, it seems that members of the press have besieged the Steam booth and demanded to be given a look at the... >>

Steam 'console' in pipeline for 2013, says boss

Steam 'console' in pipeline for 2013, says boss

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Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed there are plans to introduce a Steam living room device in 2013. It is currently working on integrating the Big Picture TV-friendly version of its platform with Steam Linux.This will allow Valve finally to work on its... >>

Steam Big Picture launches for real, and brings with it massive discounts on TV-friendly games

Steam Big Picture launches for real, and brings with it massive discounts on TV-friendly games

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Steam has had its Big Picture TV-friendly version of the platform available on beta for a while, but has now launched it for real. It introduces a whole new menu system and user interface better suited to large widescreen displays, such as flatscreen... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #96 - OUYA Android games console, Steam and Sleeping Dogs

Pocket-lint Podcast #96 - OUYA Android games console, Steam and Sleeping Dogs

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This week's podcast has turned out to have a distinctly games-flavoured tinge to it, with the team discussing the huge financial support the OUYA open source Android console received on funding website Kickstarter. And they look at whether the project... >>

Steam to sell more than games - creativity and productivity apps coming 5 September

Steam to sell more than games - creativity and productivity apps coming 5 September

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Valve is to add more than games to its digital retail platform and community Steam. Starting 5 September, the company will add creativity and productivity software from different publishers to its catalogue.As well as being offered for paid download,... >>

Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android

Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android

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Online game distributor Valve has launched iOS and Android apps for its Steam users - although sadly this doesn't mean PC gaming on the go.Instead, like the My Xbox iOS app, this is an online community based app where gamers can chat with their Steam... >>