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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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

Report: 37% of purchased Steam games are never played

By Steve Watts, Apr 16, 2014 11:00am PDT

A study of Steam community members' playing history reveals that an estimated 37% of games are owned but not played.


"I think the ONLY reason people buy Half-Life 2 but not play it is because of MODS."

- robloxasblox see all 52 comments