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Steam Music announced, beta starting soon

By Steve Watts, Feb 03, 2014 11:30am PST

Steam will be getting a new Music feature soon, in beta testing on both the Big Picture and SteamOS interfaces.

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"Seems bizarre at first but I reckon they picked up on the fact that people like to listen to ..."

- enyakk see all 53 comments

Automatic refunds now available for Steam pre-orders

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 25, 2014 11:00am PST

Those suffering buyers remorse on a pre-order PC title will be relieved to know that Valve has streamlined the process of pre-order refunds, now issuing funds directly to a user's Steam Wallet.

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"Drama much. If you know it won't be released immediatly then you didn't get ripped off. If you ..."

- Curike see all 34 comments

SteamOS installer adds dual-boot support

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2014 10:00am PST

The latest beta version of SteamOS allows you to dual-boot your system, letting you try out the gaming-dedicated OS without reserving an entire box for it.

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Steam in-home streaming enters beta

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 2:45pm PST

One of the fancy features promised by SteamOS is the ability to stream Windows games over your home wireless network. And it's entered beta.

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"I was actually wondering how much power you need. Maybe Raspberry Pi could do it. "

- K1Bond007 see all 8 comments

3DMark attempts to benchmark Steam Machines

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 10:30am PST

There sure are a lot of Steam Machines to choose from. However, what offers the best bang for the buck? Futuremark has taken an early stab at benchmarking these systems with 3DMark.

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"The price and compact size on some of them makes for a nice way to bring your Steam library into ..."

- Junktown see all 12 comments

Steam Controller drops touch screen, adds physical buttons

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 15, 2014 3:00pm PST

New reports from Valve's developer-only Steam Dev Days reveal that the Steam Controller has been significantly revised

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"depending on the spacing, pressing button up + button right to give you up-right is really ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 50 comments

Steam UI adds experimental Oculus Rift mode

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 14, 2014 10:00am PST

Playing games in 3D with your Oculus Rift is all good and well, but no one will ever believe you're a super wizard class hacker if you remove your goggles between games to gawp at a plain old monitor. Thankfully Valve is thinking of you, and has brought an "experimental" VR ...

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Steam Family Options launches out of beta

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 09, 2014 6:15am PST

As Valve winds up for the first wave of Steam Machines to hit living rooms this month, it's making sure the software is in shape too. One important feature for a more console-y system is a way to parents to keep innocent young eyes away from horrid adult content, so they can...

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"That's about right. Also, I'd be satisfied if this were tightly restricted, aka every computer ..."

- emarkp see all 22 comments

Steam Controllers will get another round of beta testing

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 3:45pm PST

The Steam Controller is odd. Even after a bit of hands-on time, we were a bit confused. Valve is planning on shipping out another batch of Steam Controllers to developers and users to get feedback.

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"If only Batmans batarang could do all of this. Controller tight."

- kenclopz see all 2 comments

Rumor: Killing Floor 2, Batman Blackgate HD outed by Steam

By Steve Watts, Jan 08, 2014 12:45pm PST

An apparent Steam database leak seems to have outed several games: Killing Floor 2, Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate HD, BattleBlock Theater, Happy Wars, and Half-Minute Hero Two.

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"Damn, shouldn't have bought Battleblock Theater from a Xbox sale last year. I should've known ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 4 comments

Live from Valve's CES 2013 press conference

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 4:47pm PST

We're reporting live from the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, where Valve is throwing a pre-CES press conference to talk all things Steambox.

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"The PC form factor is not the only general purpose computer design available."

- singlespace see all 110 comments

Steam Machines available to purchase by the end of January

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 10:45am PST

Steam Machines will be launching at the end of this month. And at least one of them will include both Windows and SteamOS.

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"I don't want one. I'm very happy to see them. I feel like its a very smart move, but will pay ..."

- Lackadaisica see all 20 comments

Steam Machine partners include Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Origin

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 06, 2014 9:45am PST

While Valve has made its own prototype, the official Steam Machine roll-out will be dependent on the efforts of Valve's third-party partners.

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Steam servers suffer DDoS attack

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 03, 2014 12:35am PST

Steam has suffered repeated DDoS attacks that have knocked its storefront down throughout Thursday evening, with a pair of troublemakers claiming responsibility on Twitter.

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"Good thing I prefer buying boxed copies. No worries about it going offline"

- shanafan_xbl see all 39 comments

Steam, PlayStation, Nintendo online services struggle with high volume

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 25, 2013 2:30pm PST

Christmas means new toys for everyone and, as a result, high traffic volume is currently plaguing Steam, PlayStation Network, and the Nintendo eShop.

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"Please, come back my beloved networks. I need to buy Super Mario 3d Land."

- kenclopz see all 27 comments