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Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

Steam's holiday sale has started up, and is set to last through January 5. Today's initial offerings offer deals on a few games and the entire library of some series. These come alongside Flash Sales, a community vote for the next sale game, and various publisher packs.

Read more: Scribblenauts and Mirror's Edge for cheap »

"Only if it specifically states that on the store page for that bundle deal."
- ShoCon    See all 21 comments


Steam Linux client enters open beta testing

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Steam Linux client enters open beta testing

Santa Tux has visited early this year, dragging an open beta version of Steam's Linux client behind his Gentoo-powered sleigh. Now, all who've embraced the free software revolution can try and test Valve's crack at making Linux a viable gaming platform. Now, stop me if you've heard this before, but next year will surely be The Year of the Linux Desktop.

Read more: Valve looking at making own Linux PCs »

"It couldn't have hurt since the number of Mac ports increased. About half of my ~350 Steam games ..."
- Serpico74    See all 12 comments


Steam launches 'Game Guides' beta

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Steam launches 'Game Guides' beta

It's been a big week for new features entering beta on Steam. Just after the test launch of its Community Market feature, Valve has announced the beta release of "Game Guides." This set of tools and information sorting lets knowledgeable players create walkthroughs that are presented right alongside the games in Steam's community.

Read more: How to write a Guide »

"Thats the last guide I owned as well, haha. Definitely one of the better guides as well, ..."
- topato    See all 14 comments


Steam launches real money-based 'Community Market'

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Steam launches real money-based 'Community Market'

Valve has taken the next logical step for Team Fortress 2's bustling hat-based economy, by introducing actual money into the equation. The Steam "Community Market" entered beta today, a test bed that allows users to exchange Steam Wallet funds for items instead of simply trading.

Read more: Beta only usable with TF2 consumables »

"I suppose you could transfer the money by trading it for a worhtless item, but you'd have to pay ..."
- Pulveri    See all 47 comments


Valve boss says living room Steam PCs coming with Linux support

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Valve boss says living room Steam PCs coming with Linux support

Valve boss Gabe Newell says that now that Steam's Big Picture mode has launched, the addition of Linux support is the next crucial step in developing its own hardware plans. The company already appears to be preparing itself with increased support for Linux in its games.

Read more: 'Our hardware will be a very controlled environment' »

"Valvebox exclusive for 6 months maybe but that will piss off a lot of people"
- et72    See all 95 comments


Valve unveils 13 more greenlit games for Steam

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Valve unveils 13 more greenlit games for Steam

Valve has revealed 13 new games that have been approved for Steam via the Greenlight process, bringing the total to 50 since the project was launched in August. Also getting the greenlight were the first six non-gaming software titles.

Read more: Dragon's Lair among those approved »

"Now if we can just get EA and Activision to get their heads out of their asses, and not only ..."
- TxJeepers    See all 11 comments


Steam autumn sale kicks off with XCOM, Walking Dead deals

Steam autumn sale kicks off with XCOM, Walking Dead deals

Just as expected, Steam's autumn sale kicked off today. It will run through Monday, November 26, and as always each day brings a fresh set of daily discounts and flash deals for the duration of the sale.

Read more: XCOM for $33.49, Walking Dead for $12.49 »

"This is tough because I doubt I'll play these games by Christmas and they'll likely be on sale then."
- iamgoat    See all 12 comments


Super Hexagon spinning onto PC next week

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Super Hexagon spinning onto PC next week

If you're prone to the occasional rage quit, it may be sensible to get in a few spare mice or gamepads. VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh's delightfully difficult spin 'em up Super Hexagon is whirring onto PC and Mac next week via Steam, sure to test your patience and perhaps provoke a peripheral-tossing or two.

Watch: Spin baby, spin! »

"A Super Hexagon tournament was held at an indie games event in London shortly after release, ..."
- Alice O'Connor    See all 4 comments


Report: Steam autumn and winter sales dated

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Report: Steam autumn and winter sales dated

If you're trying to cut back on spending this holiday season, you might want to lock up your wallet and give the key to someone you trust. Steam's annual autumn and winter sale dates have reportedly been leaked, and one of them is just around the corner.

Read more: First sale kicks off tomorrow »

"Piece of s**t, Right in the middle of a new build , Do they take IOU's , im good 4 it "
- smidgets    See all 8 comments


Steam for Linux launches in beta, with two dozen games

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Steam for Linux launches in beta, with two dozen games

Steam, Valve's popular portal for PC games, is now available on Linux. The beta client is currently available for Ubuntu 12.04, with more OS variants to be supported in the future. Valve's Frank Crockett explained that "an overwhelming majority of beta applicants have reported they're running the Ubuntu distro of Linux," but Valve plans on supporting additional "popular distros," prioritized by user feedback.

The beta client will become available to "a widening group of users," but the first round is currently reserved for those that have already responded to participate. "Once the team has seen a solid level of stability and performance across a variety of systems, the Steam for Linux client will become available to all users of Steam."

Read more: Team Fortress 2 is Valve's first Linux game »

"What? no it's not. this would normally all be handled by an installer."
- pixelat3d    See all 23 comments


Steam Greenlight to announce next batch November 30

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Steam Greenlight to announce next batch November 30

Valve has announced that November 30 will be the target date for the grand reveal of the next set of Steam Greenlight titles. The company claims that according to the trends from current voting, "at least" 10 more games will be offered distribution agreements once all the votes are cast. It is also aiming to debut five "graduating" software titles on the same date.

Read more: 31 games in all so far »

"Greenlight has some identity issues. Is it for mods or AA to AAA titles looking to be put on steam?"
- beef2187    See all 2 comments


Mark of the Ninja leaps onto Steam

Mark of the Ninja leaps onto Steam

The critically acclaimed 2D stealth-action game Mark of the Ninja has made the jump to PCs today. The game is now available on Steam, with newly available custom keyboard and mouse controls alongside the standard gamepad support.

Read more: Klei's highest-reviewed game yet »

"Naw, you're good. Never played Thief, but recently bought it on Steam (the whole collection) ..."
- mrnails    See all 9 comments


Indie Royale 'Fall Bundle' now available

Indie Royale 'Fall Bundle' now available

Another heaping helping of indie games has become available on the cheap. This makes for a great tool to keep occupied the tiny slivers of time you have between all the huge-budget fall releases that are starting to hit like a ton of bricks. The Indie Royale "Fall Bundle" offers another five games, two original soundtracks, and a bonus album for paying above $8.

Read more: To the Moon, Blackwell Deception included »

"I'd prefer they had the first in this bundle but I'll take what I can get. :( If I really ..."
- Bull    See all 7 comments


Steam Greenlight adds 21 more games

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Steam Greenlight adds 21 more games

Unlike most of their other efforts, Steam Greenlight has yet to suffer Valve Time. The second batch of game approvals has been announced as promised. While Valve promised at least ten games would get approved, the company has actually decided to launch more than double. "Given the number and quality of games submitted, and the ship date of many of the top-ranking titles, the decision was made to increase the size of this group," Valve said in the announcement.

You'll see the full list of titles vying for your gaming dollars after the break. But, who will make it to Steam's third batch of Greenlight approvals? The many games of the unaffiliated Greenlight Bundle want to argue their case.

Read more: Stanley Parable HD, Postal 2, Octodad, more »

"bleh...not sure what Steam is greenlighting these days but i'm not sure if most of these titles ..."
- Gipson    See all 6 comments


Team Fortress 2 Mann vs Machine update adds new tours

Team Fortress 2 Mann vs Machine update adds new tours

When Team Fortress 2 launched its Mann vs Machine update, it finally added a co-op mode to the game. Not content to rest on its laurels, Valve had updated the game with several new tweaks and features.

Read more: New Tours, loot, and match-making options »

"If we can get a group of 6 shckers together, this won't be an issue! I do want to play since I ..."
- DHAvatar    See all 10 comments




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