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All posts tagged "Steam"

  • The Flock: the game with a death-dependent self-destruct button

    In recent years there has been a great increase in the number of indie gaming studios and this has resulted in a market saturated with gaming titles. Because of this, indie studios now need to take more and more innovative approaches to make their titles stand out from the endless sea of games. One such studio is Dutch indie developer Vogelsap (translated as "Bird Juice"), who have come up with a very intriguing concept for their soon-to-be-released first-person multiplayer horror game, The Flock. Their twist is that The Flock will only be available for purchase on Steam for a limited amount...

  • PlayStation 4 streaming, Ethan Hunt’s return and ‘ZOMBI': the TGIF Video Roundup

    Welcome to the TGIF Video Roundup, a weekly series where we explore, highlight and poke fun at some of the videos, trailers and clips that have made the internet a fun place to be this week. If you missed our last roundup, catch it below. Read more: Windows 10, ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Life Is Strange': the TGIF Video Roundup How is everyone feeling? Yes, it has been a long, long week, and even longer for the likes of Microsoft. Now that Windows 10 is out in the wild all the company can hope for is that it doesn't become the...

  • SteamLeft calculates how much life you’ll need to beat your Steam library

    Since the advent of Steam in the early 2000s, gamers have racked up game after game like a squirrel with an acorn addiction. If you're one of those gamers with too many titles to count or too many to comprehend, you probably wish you knew how long it would take to conquer your massive library. Well, now you can. SteamLeft is a nifty little service that plugs into How Long to Beat's playtime averages to calculate how much of your life you could (and really should) spend racking up killstreaks and looting lesser individuals. Insanely enough, the most extensive Steam library tested...

  • Valve’s Steam Summer Sale comes early, has added Adventure mode

    Gamers upset that Valve hasn't actually officially launched its Steam Machine platform yet, can today take comfort in the company's massive annual Steam Summer Sale. Valve, through its Steam store, is offering discounts on "thousands" of gaming titles for the next ten days. Although the sale is earlier than last year's, the company will still be offering its customary daily deals, community choice sales and a sales-orientated meta-game, allowing members to win additional titles. This year, eight-hour flash sales also join the fold, because waiting sucks. Current daily deals on offer include the dark DayZ, cut by a measly 15% to US$25.49....

  • Steam Music enters invite-only beta

    Steam sales and downloads have been tremendous, numbering in the hundreds of millions. There's apps now, Steam OS, Big Picture mode for our luscious LCD TVs, even Steam Machines. Recently, Steam added another reason for you to download it, namely Steam Music, a beta invite-only service which will let you listen to your music library while you play. Valve, developers of Steam, say that when you've finished "pointing Steam to your local library", it'll add album and artist views to your music collection. Here's how you sign up: head on over to the Steam Music group and click "Join Group"....

  • Do we even need Steam Machines?

    While the world continues to mourn the lack of information on Half-Life 3, Valve has decided that it hasn't quite finished playing with our hearts. Though it's decreed 2014 a big year for gamers, it’s not quite for the reasons we’d hoped (read: more Half-Life). No, Valve has instead unveiled a machine that combines the power of the traditional PC with the portability of the everyday console. Except Valve isn't going to make it -- at least not entirely. So let’s get this straight. Valve is readying the Steam Machine, a console that works on its proprietary Steam operating system....

  • Things heat up as Valve reveals 14 Steam Machines [CES2014]

    Steam Machines are a go. Today at CES 2014 Half Life 2 creator Valve announced its lineup of Steam Machines, PCs custom-fitted to run Steam OS -- which is in turn based on a custom build of Linux. Starting from "as low as US$499", there are the 14 Steam Machines coming in 2014. "The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room. With over 3 000 games and more than 65-million gamers on Steam, it’s important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them...

  • Steam Machine beta unboxed, torn down

    The time has finally come. At the start of this weekend, Valve shipped out 300 units of its much anticipated gaming console -- Steam Machine (beta version) -- to developers to give them a taste of the hottest beta of the year. Luckily for us, those 300 developers have been busy: testing, unboxing, tearing down, and of course, playing. Even luckier for us those 300 developers have filmed their antics as reported by BGR, and we've compiled a collection of videos showcasing the Steam Machine (beta) in all its glory. So let's see what we've got. The box, which was wooden for some...

  • Steam users surpass record-breaking 7-million concurrent users

    This past weekend (and still running) was Valve's game-distribution company, Steam's, massive Spring sale. And in the grand spirit of Black Friday, gamers from across the globe basked in the glory of cheap PC titles. So much so that Steam managed to get a massive 7.19-million customers on 1 December. If we look at the stats, the most popular game of all time is the free-to-play Dota 2, with more than a massive 500 000 daily peak concurrent players. This is followed by Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While Steam does distribute...

  • Steam’s Black Friday Spring sale kicks off with great PC titles

    It's time for the weekend and the Steam Spring Sale just keeps getting better and better. In the Western part of the world it's Black Friday, and Steam has decided to make everyone's weekends by announcing ludicrous discounts on its selection of digital PC games. Similar to the Steam Summer sale we saw earlier this year, we can expect to see some really great titles available for next-to-nothing this weekend. Starting on 27 November all the way though to 3 December, we've already seen saucy deals like Dead Island for only US$5 and The Walking Dead for nearly US$6. All...