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Steam Summer Sale racks up over $200M; ARK: Survival Evolved picks up over $11M

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2015 6:25pm PDT

The numbers are in for this year's Steam Summer Sale, courtesy of the folks at SteamSpy. Over $200 million was generated over the two week sale, with ARK: Survival Evolved surprising leading the way, in terms of money earned.

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"sometimes i wonder if the Film industry will ever finally get it, and do what steam does, if ..."

- GBurke59 see all 39 comments

Steam Summer Sale 2015 starts at 1pm ET / 10am PT today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 11, 2015 7:30am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale is kicking off later today. We hope your wallet is in tip-top shape because we're sure it'll be a hot one.

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"I miss gaben Jesus shops. I really enjoyed them and wish they were still being made"

- vitek r see all 14 comments

Steam refund policy already being abused by PC gamers, according to devs

By Daniel Perez, Jun 08, 2015 6:55am PDT

It hasn't even been a week, and already developers are reporting PC gamers are abusing Steam's new refund policy.

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"There are limitations on the refund process such as it has to be within a specific timeframe of ..."

- TheEmissary see all 38 comments

Steam Controller overview video highlights ease of use and dual-stage triggers

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 11:40am PDT

Valve has released a new video detailing all of the different features its Steam Controller has, which includes 1:1 position and dual-stage triggers.

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"Going to have to give that a try. Excellent video, thanks. "

- guitarsandbikes see all 11 comments

Steam outlines its new refund policy

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2015 11:33am PDT

Whether it's a broken product or simply buyer's remorse, Steam is about to allow users to collect refunds on just about any purchase made within 14 days.

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"I think 2 is a little short but not horrible. Plus if you know It going in you can plan accordingly "

- rosewood see all 10 comments

Report: Steam Summer Sale 2015 taking place on June 11

By Daniel Perez, May 29, 2015 6:35am PDT

We feel a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

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"The summer sales are the ones that are always pretty meh right?"

- GodZilly see all 5 comments

Capcom holds Steam sale and unlocks Ultra Street Fighter 4 this weekend

By Daniel Perez, May 15, 2015 9:00am PDT

Steam users who have been eyeing some of Capcom's PC titles will be able to purchase them for a discount this weekend only. Capcom is also making Ultra Street Fighter 4 available to play for free.

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Dreamcast JRPG Grandia II getting remastered release on PC

By Daniel Perez, May 12, 2015 7:30am PDT

One of the Dreamcast's most iconic RPGs, Grandia II, is getting remasterd and will be released on the PC.

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"It was my sophomore year at high school when this game came out and I went into the local ..."

- DandySlayer see all 15 comments

Opinion: The Key to Making Paid Mods Work

By Nathaniel Hohl, May 11, 2015 8:00am PDT

Steam's first attempt at introducing a paid mod system was short-lived, but perhaps there is a way to make it work. We make suggestions for how make everyone happy.

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"I made a Mod pack for Stalker out of like 4 people's individual small mods (with permission and ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 31 comments

Valve gives game developers power to issue Steam bans

By Daniel Perez, Apr 30, 2015 7:55am PDT

Steam bans can now be requested by a particular game developer for Valve to enforce.

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"It's multiplayer only. From the Steam faq on game bans: /It cannot prevent the user from ..."

- yukichigai see all 54 comments

Fixing Valve's paid mod idea - Chatty weighs in

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 11:00am PDT

Valve issued a reversal to its idea to introduce paid mods yesterday. The idea has been a hot topic in the Shacknews Chatty community and, today, we're taking a look at some of their best ideas to help Valve refine the program into something workable for all parties.

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"I honestly can't see a game like Skyrim using paid mods on a large scale as the number of mods ..."

- Hemtroll see all 7 comments

Valve removes paid mods from Skyrim

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 5:19pm PDT

Valve has done an about-face and has removed paid mods from Skyrim, essentially pausing the plans they revealed late last week.

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"Swallowing pride has nothing to do with it. They made a business decision to enact it in the ..."

- birdcool see all 15 comments

Paid Skyrim Mod Removed Because of Controversy

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 8:25am PDT

A premium mod of Skyrim has been removed from listing due to concerns, starting what could be a long line of potential issues stemming from Steam's paid mod program. 

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"Yes they can. That's one thing I really like about the Kerbal Space Programming modding ..."

- OverloadUT see all 10 comments

Opinion: Money for Steam Workshop Mods Turns Hobby into Commerce

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 6:30am PDT

Valve announced that Steam Workshop creators can now charge money for their mods, starting with Skyrim. This could have serious, degrading, effects on the gaming community and should be stopped. Here's why.

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"This outrage echoes the discussion when Garry's Mod started selling for $10. I feel the same now ..."

- crummynz see all 22 comments

Valve requires new Steam users to spend $5 to access all features

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 8:12am PDT

Valve is taking measures against spammers and phishers as they now require Steam users to spend at least $5 on the Steam store in order to gain access to all of the platform's features.

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""requiring spammers or phishers to spend at least $5 to get all of Steam's features will ..."

- BicycleRepairMan see all 50 comments