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Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

Steam Summer Sale: Best games deals for PC and Mac and an extra £5 off

By Rik Henderson

The Steam Summer Sale has started and there are some incredible deals for PC and Mac gamers right across the digital store.Steam has dramatically discounted thousands of games across the digital store, at anywhere up to 90 per cent off. If you want to... Read more

Valve's Knuckles VR controllers will track each of your fingers

Valve's Knuckles VR controllers will track each of your fingers

By Elyse Betters

Valve’s new controllers for SteamVR have shipped to developers.Called Knuckles, the controllers are still in the prototype phase, but Valve has now revealed several details about how they work. For instance, to use them, you slide your hand into the... Read more

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

Twitch unveils Steam-like store so it can sell games on top of streaming

By Elyse Betters

Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games. It's now a place where you can buy games, too.The game-streaming service had already announced plans to launch a digital PC games store, but now, it's finally unveiling the experience.... Read more

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

Valve hints at Half-Life 3, Portal 3 or Half-Life VR game, which would you prefer?

By Rik Henderson

Valve is working on a new single-player game set in the Half-Life or Portal universes.During a questions and answer session on Reddit, Valve's founder, Gabe Newell, gave several clues as to what that might be.When asked if Valve was working on "any fully-fledged... Read more

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

Steam winter sale underway, here are the best games deals

By Rik Henderson

The Steam winter sale is always a massive deal for PC and Mac gamers and it's now started.Yes, we've just had a sale as part of the Black Friday period, but that was nothing in comparison to the bargains to be had over Christmas and into the new year.Steam's... Read more

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

Steam’s summer sale: All the best game deals and hardware discounts

By Elyse Betters

Summer is here!You know what that means? It's time to sit inside all day and play Steam.Steam has announced that 12,845 games are now on sale as part of its annual summer sale, which is called the Steam Summer Picnic Sale this year. It went live at 10... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

Minecraft-maker Mojang just released this free strategy game on Steam

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft-owned Mojang has surprised everyone by simultaneously announcing and releasing a new game.The Swedish game studio, which Microsoft acquired in 2014 for about $2.5 billion, has a new title called Crown and Council, as well as a new launch trailer... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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?

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

By Rik Henderson

When it comes to Valve's highly anticipated Steam Machine concept we are finally in the last stretch. Versions of the gaming alternative to the traditional concept will start to appear from multiple retailers in November this year, just in time for Christmas.But... Read more

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

By Rik Henderson

It's been quite some time since Valve first detailed its plans for an assault on living rooms, with its SteamOS and Steam Machine console vision, but now we are in the last stretch. The company has revealed that boxes will start to appear from November... Read more

Valve could unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015

Valve could unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015

By Luke Edwards

Finally we may see Gordon Freeman return in a high-resolution next-generation Half-Life 3 sooner than expected. In fact Valve may unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015 at the GDC 2015 from 2 March.Valve is usually extremely tight-lipped on any... Read more

'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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Is SteamBoy the next GameBoy, but for Steam games?

Is SteamBoy the next GameBoy, but for Steam games?

By Luke Edwards

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,... Read more

New Valve VR headset crops up in testing

New Valve VR headset crops up in testing

By Luke Edwards

Valve is working on a virtual reality headset in the wake of losing Oculus Rift to Facebook. VR gaming is still coming and it looks like the Oculus Rift style headset is on its way.The new Valve headset has appeared in photos on Reddit after the recent... Read more

Valve's Steam Machine console delayed until 2015, Steam Controller design could change again

Valve's Steam Machine console delayed until 2015, Steam Controller design could change again

By Rik Henderson

Valve has revealed that the expected release date for its Steam Controller and therefore the official Steam Machine consoles has been shifted to next year. It is unlikely we will see the long awaited project ready for consumer release until 2015.The... Read more

Half-Life 3 being 'worked on' confirms Valve employee, E3 showing still unlikely though

Half-Life 3 being 'worked on' confirms Valve employee, E3 showing still unlikely though

By Rik Henderson

A Valve employee has confirmed that the developer and owner of Steam will be releasing Half-Life 3 in the future, although it could still be some way off.The creator of Counter Strike, Minh Lee, told goRGNtv in an interview on its Twitch channel that... Read more

37 per cent of games bought on Steam remain unplayed

37 per cent of games bought on Steam remain unplayed

By Rik Henderson

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,... Read more

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)

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Valve's Portal puzzle video game is coming to Android - thanks to Nvidia Shield

Valve's Portal puzzle video game is coming to Android - thanks to Nvidia Shield

By Elyse Betters

Valve's Portal video game will soon land for Tegra-powered Android devices, according to Nvidia.Portal, which debuted in 2007 for Microsoft Windows, as well as the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles, is a first-person puzzle-platform video game... Read more

Valve's updated Steam Controller pictured with new buttons and no touchscreen

Valve's updated Steam Controller pictured with new buttons and no touchscreen

By Elyse Betters

Valve previously announced it would update its Steam Controller by ditching the touchscreen and embracing physical buttons, but the gaming company has yet to share a press image of the device...until now.Say hello to Valve's revamped Steam Controller... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better

Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better

By Ian Morris

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:... Read more

Valve SteamOS beta update adds support for BIOS-based PCs, dual-booting, and more

Valve SteamOS beta update adds support for BIOS-based PCs, dual-booting, and more

By Elyse Betters

Valve's SteamOS beta just got a lot more powerful and useful, thanks to a significant beta update that brought support for somewhat necessary features. When Valve released SteamOS beta in December, it warned that only experienced Linux users should try... Read more

Valve ditching the touchscreen on its Steam Controller

Valve ditching the touchscreen on its Steam Controller

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

Valve launches SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift

By Luke Edwards

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:... Read more

SBX iBuyPower Steam Machine will be £305

SBX iBuyPower Steam Machine will be £305

By Luke Edwards

Another bullet in Valve's console war-waging gun comes from iBuyPower with its SBX Steam Machine that's been announced at CES 2014.Smaller than an Xbox One, the SBX will be SteamOS only, disc drive free, and be capable of streaming. The CPU will be a... Read more

The Steam Machines of CES 2014: Valve, Alienware, Gigabyte, Zotac and more

The Steam Machines of CES 2014: Valve, Alienware, Gigabyte, Zotac and more

By Luke Edwards

At the start of CES 2014 Valve announced 12 partners that will be making Steam Machines. As they've been unveiled we've been bringing you the news and now we have them here in one place. 2014 could be the year PC gaming overtakes consoles, even with... Read more

Zotac Zbox Steam Machine announced, looks more like a router than a console

Zotac Zbox Steam Machine announced, looks more like a router than a console

By Luke Edwards

CES 2014 has already revealed a few Steam Machines and it appears it's not going to stop, as the compact Zotax Zbox is announced.The Zbox, whose name os clearly aimed at console fans, is a compact Steam Machine that looks very much like a Wi-Fi router.... Read more

Digital Storm Bolt II is a Windows PC and Steam OS machine all in one

Digital Storm Bolt II is a Windows PC and Steam OS machine all in one

By Luke Edwards

Digital Storm has unveiled its Bolt II machine at CES in Las Vegas today. It’s a small-sized hybrid machine that manages to run full Windows and Steam OS so no game is out of reach.According to Digital Storm, the Bolt II has twice the cooling power... Read more

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

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

By Jake Smith

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.... Read more

Steam Machine user gives early tour of SteamOS, gameplay

Steam Machine user gives early tour of SteamOS, gameplay

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Lucky few unbox the beta Steam Machine for first time, sent by Valve in magical wooden box

Lucky few unbox the beta Steam Machine for first time, sent by Valve in magical wooden box

By Jake Smith

Valve's beta Steam Machine has landed in the hands of its 300 beta participants and subsequently, a few unboxings of the exclusive gaming machine have hit the net. Valve got creative with the Steam Machine, sending it in a wooden crate, instead of the normal... Read more

Valve's SteamOS download goes live, experienced Linux users can grab it now

Valve's SteamOS download goes live, experienced Linux users can grab it now

By Elyse Betters

Valve's SteamOS is now available for download, as promised.Valve announced earlier this week that it would ship Steam Machine prototypes to 300 beta testers and make SteamOS available for everyone to download on 13 December. That day has finally arrived;... Read more

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

By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Valve shows how Steam Controller will work with any game

Valve shows how Steam Controller will work with any game

By Jake Smith

One of the neat things about Valve's Steam Controller is that it will work with any mouse and keyboard-controlled game. This opens up Steam's entire game library to work with Steam Machines, due out in beta form later this year to run SteamOS.Valve has... Read more