Steam News


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."

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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

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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."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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

Age of Mythology 'Enhanced Edition' coming in May

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Age of Mythology, the strategy game from 2002, is getting an "Enhanced Edition" this May. It will include the Titan expansion, Steamworks integration, HD widescreen, and some graphical tweaks.


Steam Family Sharing now out of beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 01, 2014 11:00am PST

Valve is ready to bring families (or ten really close friends) a lot closer together, as the company has brought its Family Sharing program out of beta.


"I somehow missed this in the FAQ. I agree that this limitation makes the whole system way less ..."

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Plague Inc: Evolved now available via Steam Early Access

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 20, 2014 11:00am PST

The recently announced PC version of Plague Inc is now available for purchase via Steam Early Access for $15. While the final release will...


"loving this on mobile. only 1 more DLC to buy and beat now :)"

- wiz1974 see all 16 comments

Steam Dev Days videos let you stream Gabe Newell

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

Chances are you did not go to Valve's exclusive Steam Dev Days event. So now you can virtually attend with these videos.


Double Dragon: Neon now pummeling Steam

By Robert Workman, Feb 07, 2014 6:30am PST

After taking out the trash on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network a while back, the Lee brothers have returned to clean house on Steam....


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.


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

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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.


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

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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.