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PSA: Elder Scrolls Online heads to Steam

By Robert Workman, Jul 17, 2014 11:30am PDT

You can now snag it on Valve's service

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"The game is packed. I know it's a mega server, but I've went from 1 to 23 in the last week. ..."

- wykd see all 18 comments

Q*Bert returns next week with new PC release

By Robert Workman, Jul 03, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Q*Bert is coming back, and he's hopping mad.

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"That's because there's no Springy. DAMN YOU SPRINGY! STOP FOLLOWING ME, OR I'LL JUMP!"

- AxeMan808 see all 11 comments

Steam reaches 8 million concurrent users

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2014 6:40am PDT

Steam hit a new milestone over the weekend, reaching 8 million concurrent users.

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"Somewhere a suit is thinking to himself "If Valve charged $10 a month to use Steam that would be ..."

- dookiebot see all 11 comments

Point/Counterpoint: Developers discuss putting Early Access games on the Steam Summer Sale

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2014 1:00pm PDT

There's been a debate about whether Steam Early Access games should be part of the Steam Summer Sale (or any sale, for that matter), so Shacknews reached out to developers for Rust, 7 Days to Die, Kerbal Space Program, and Nuclear Throne to get both sides of this debate.

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"Heh - exactly - I don't plan on saying "its done" for Plague Inc. for a long time - regardless ..."

- jamiejme see all 27 comments

Confessions of a Steam Addict

By Steven Wong, Jun 23, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The 2014 Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, which brings out the deal hunting shopaholic in all of us... but more for some people than others.

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"One thing to keep in mind with that site is the value is what everything costs right now on the ..."

- Proven28 see all 36 comments

Shack Snack: June 19, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 19, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Steam Summer Sale: A brief survival guide

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2014 11:15am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale is underway. As veteran shoppers, here are some tips to keep in mind when browsing the long list of sale items.

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"Exactly. My wallet is only in pain because I should have waited a few months to buy some of ..."

- ThomW see all 7 comments

Steam Summer sale kicks off today

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 10:00am PDT

The annual Steam Summer Sale began today, offering the yearly steep discounts on PC games.

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"Uh... if it has choices, it's by definition not a linear game."

- MaJeStu see all 40 comments

Valve warns Steam Early Access users that products may never be finished

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 05, 2014 2:30pm PDT

The implication of Steam Early Access is that those games will eventually be completed. Valve is now saying that might not necessarily be the case.

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"June 20th becomes June 30th Because of the voice recordings (and a few other things which ..."

- jet-poop see all 58 comments

Microsoft: more must be done with PC gaming

By Robert Workman, Jun 02, 2014 10:30am PDT

Microsoft wants to push for more games in the PC market, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer.

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"they are dead to me until they Ensemble some Studios to make another Age Of Empires."

- lord_omega see all 109 comments

Valve delays Steam Controller to 2015

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

Valve's Eric Hope says that because of the amount of feedback and improvements, the Steam Controller will "realistically" launch in 2015, rather than 2014 as originally anticipated.

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"They have to delay it because HL3 isn't ready yet. They're going to throw in a free copy of HL3 ..."

- jtthe2nd see all 16 comments

Shack Snack: May 21, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 21, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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"You really need like 6 months to a year to get it down and understand how to be natural and stuff."

- LoioshDwaggie see all 19 comments

Steam in-home streaming open to all PC users

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Steam's in-home streaming feature has exited beta and is now available to all users. This allows users to remotely install, launch, and play games between two Steam-connected computers on the same home wireless network.

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"Oh there's some lag, but it varies from game to game. The two PC's I use are connected to a ..."

- Halen see all 48 comments

Earth: Year 2066 pulled from Steam over 'dishonest' marketing

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2014 10:00am PDT

Valve has had to pull an early access game from Steam that players said is broken and makes inaccurate claims. It's offering refunds through Monday, May 19.

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"Yeah, this one was particularly atrocious. From what I understand, the screenshot used in this ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

Higher Metacritic scores impact game sales positively

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 23, 2014 12:15pm PDT

This is how things should work: higher-rated games will get better sales than lower-rated ones. And while there are plenty of outliers, new data reveals that tends to be the case.

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"Its understandable that people want to at glance to able to see if a game is good or bad. I ..."

- TheEmissary see all 21 comments