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Steam Summer Sale 2014

Hide your wallets: Steam’s Summer Sale has begun

June 19th, 2014

PC gamers rejoice! It’s that time of the year again — the Steam Summer Sale is upon us, and no one’s bank account is safe. The Summer Sale is famously (or maybe infamously) known as the best time to pick up any of the hit games you missed out on over the past year for unthinkably …

Valve Steam Controller Redesign

Valve rethinks the Steam Controller, makes it look more normal

January 15th, 2014

As with everything it does, Valve plans to tinker with the Steam Controller as many times as the creators and the users deem necessary until it’s complete. Those who were in attendance at Steam Dev Days on Wednesday were the first to learn that Valve is planning to readjust the ABXY buttons on the Steam …

Steam Virtual Reality Interface Beta

How you can get a sneak peek at Valve’s virtual reality interface

January 14th, 2014

The first annual Steam Dev Days event doesn’t begin until Wednesday of this week, but Valve has already released SteamVR to the public, its experimental virtual reality mode for owners of the Oculus Rift who want a sneak peek at Valve’s progress on a VR interface. SteamVR allows Steam users to explore the digital platform  We …

Steam Gaming Record

New Steam record: Almost 7.2 million gamers logged in simultaneously

December 2nd, 2013

More than 7 million gamers were logged into Steam at the same time on Sunday, a new record for Valve’s platform, which has a total of around 65 million users according to the latest available data. The new number surpasses last year’s record of over 6 million users that played simultaneously on November 25th, 2012, Engadget …

Steam Black Friday Game Deals

Steam takes the fight to Xbox One, PS4 with big Black Friday discounts

November 28th, 2013

Steam on Wednesday published its Black Friday and Cyber Monday game deals part of the Autumn Sale 2013 promotion that takes place from November 27th to December 3rd. The company will offer different deals each day combined with flash sales that last only eight hours each. Discounts range from 50% to 80% for the first …

iBuyPower Steam Machine

iBuyPower kicks off first wave of third-party Steam Machine consoles

November 26th, 2013

Valve is not going to be the only maker of Steam Machines and iBuyPower has become the first company to come up with Steam Machines prototypes of its own. The company told Engadget it plans to launch its Steam Machines at some point in 2014, although an actual roll out plan has not been shared …

Valve Steam Virtual Reality

Valve readies killer Steam feature to help beat Xbox, PlayStation

November 19th, 2013

Valve plans to show off its virtual reality prototype and explain what it will mean for Steam at its Steam Dev Days event that takes place in Seattle in mid-January. The schedule for the developer sessions includes a couple of virtual reality-related events aptly titled “What VR Could, Should and Almost Certainly Will Be within …

Steam Active Users 65 Million

Head of Steam: Valve’s store now has more active users than Xbox Live

October 30th, 2013

Valve seems to have hit on a good thing with its Steam online store for PC games. The Verge reports that Steam now has 65 million active users, which represents a 30% year-over-year rise from 2012 and which has helped the store blow past Xbox Live’s active user count of around 48 million users. The …

Steam Operating System

Valve unveils SteamOS – a free, Linux-based gaming platform for the living room

September 23rd, 2013

Last week Valve quietly put up a teaser page for what many assumed would be the Steam Box console. Surprisingly, the page made it clear that not one, but three announcements would be coming this week, and the first reveal is likely the operating system that will run Valve’s hardware — SteamOS. Steam’s first-party, stand-alone operating …