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HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

HTC Vive recommended PC specs are slightly more forgiving than Oculus Rift's

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HTC has revealed the recommended PC specifications for its virtual reality headset, and while it requires a fairly beefy computer - much like Oculus' rival device - there are one or two concessions that might make it a more accessible option. The HTC... >>

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

Portal vs Half-Life real world video: Prepare to be gravity gunned away

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Two of Valve's greatest games have to be Half-Life and Portal. So what better way to combine the two than making a real-world VFX filled video of the two main characters doing battle, over cake? The short film shows what happens when Portal's Chell has... >>

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... >>

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

HTC Vive pre-orders open 29 February, will it beat the Rift for price?

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HTC will open pre-orders for its Vive virtual reality headset on 29 February. Cher Wang, chief executive of HTC, told the Telegraph during an interview that the company will start to take orders on the leap year day, but has so far kept shtum over its... >>

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.... >>

Valve's first Steam Machine gaming PCs and Steam Controller are now for sale

Valve's first Steam Machine gaming PCs and Steam Controller are now for sale

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Valve first announced its assault on the living room more years ago, with its Steam Machine console concept, and now the first wave of devices have finally become available for purchase. Valve, which is a video game developer that makes SteamOS (a Linux-based... >>

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

You might be able to get a HTC Vive VR headset before Christmas

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With the consumer model of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset not coming until early next year, perhaps in the spring, there's an ideal opportunity for another company to capitalise. But while HTC and Valve were expected to step up to the plate,... >>

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

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Valve has filed for a trademark for something it is calling Chaperone, which relates to its virtual reality technologies and has provoked a ripple of excitement from the gaming community. The logo itself is fairly indistinct, but the description of what... >>

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

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The recently-announced HTC Vive virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve will launch this spring, but in order to get one of the earliest versions, you'll have to first apply. Unfortunately, only developers will be able to get their hands on the headset.... >>

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

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When Valve first announced its intention to take its Steam gaming platform into the living room there was plenty of speculation on how that would be achieved. Would there be a an overall, PC-based Steam Machine to take on Xbox One and PS4 directly? Or... >>