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SteamOS is Valve's free Linux operating system

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 23, 2013 10:15am PDT

Valve has revealed the first of its big three Steam-related living room announcements of the week: a custom Linux operating system intended for living room PCs with big screens, named SteamOS. It'll even support streaming Windows and Mac games from your gaming PC. Valve's wo...

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"Netflix, Amazon and local = total market dominance.. oh yeah and it plays games. plus has it's ..."

- daggot see all 101 comments

State of Decay ambles onto Steam Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2013 11:45am PDT

Undead Labs needs a little help with State of Decay's PC version, so they're looking for player feedback from a Steam Early Access release.

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"The game actually does support basic mouse and keyboard but the bindings cannot be changed yet. ..."

- Sadogoat see all 7 comments

GAT 5 released for free on PC (psst, it's SR4 DLC)

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2013 6:00am PDT

Saints Row has always enjoyed tweaking the nose of the series which inspired it, so of course it couldn't ignore Grand Theft Auto V. On the day GTA 5 launches for consoles, Deep Silver has released GAT 5 for free on PC. That's Johnny Gat, mind, in a small piece of Saints Row...

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"FYI- you can add this DLC to your Steam account even if you don't own the game (yet!)."

- jeffcox111 see all 10 comments

Valve announces Steam 'Family Sharing'

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2013 10:40am PDT

Steam announced a "Family Sharing" feature today, which will let you share your library with up to 10 users. A beta is set to begin soon.

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"No, you're first post is correct. One game running at a time in a shared library. "

- skinlab133 see all 39 comments

Payday 2 planning a year of DLC, including female robbers

By Steve Watts, Aug 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb said the studio has a year of DLC planned, including plans to make a playable female character.

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"ohai Framing Frame screenshot 8) yay for new models, hopefully we might even get more ..."

- Vogerl see all 18 comments

Payday 2 devs attempt the perfect heist in new video

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Payday 2 Steam pre-orders will net you the "Armored Transport Heist" DLC for free, developer Overkill has announced.

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QuakeCon Steam sale starts with 75% off id games

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 01, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews, you may know, began life in 1996 as Quake fansite Quakeholio, so QuakeCon has always been a bit special for us How marvellous, then, that Steam is holding a mighty QuakeCon sale, kicking off with a daily deal that gibs 75% of the price ticket of every id Software ...

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"4fort4 was better, demoman dropping a demopack on the top of one of the bridges killing 5-6 ..."

- Red Barchetta see all 9 comments

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Steam July 29

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2013 9:00am PDT

Skulls of the Shogun is releasing on Steam next Monday, July 29, marking the first time it will be available on Windows XP-7.

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Deadly Premonition and Divekick get the Steam Greenlight

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 25, 2013 6:45am PDT

I had intended never to write again about batches of games getting the go-ahead on Steam Greenlight, now the initial excitement has worn off and Valve is still dragging its feet on fixing its problems, but oh, the latest load includes Divekick and the PC edition of Deadly Pr...

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"Nice! I just heard about this one from a co-worker and put it on my wishlist for the PS3. Now ..."

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Valve 'fully aware' of Steam Greenlight problems

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Valve's Tom Bui explained the shortcomings of its Steam Greenlight program, and said it is actively working to fix them by making the processes more automated.

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"I can't figure out why Dominions 3 still isn't Greenlit. It's one of the best turn-based ..."

- AndonSage see all 61 comments

Steam Sale kicks off, introduces more trading cards

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2013 10:12am PDT

Steam has kicked off its "Summer Getaway" sale, offering a slew of games and new sets of trading cards.

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"Sell the trading cards from the games you already have and then use those funds to buy things!"

- Junktown see all 11 comments

Broken Age running out of money, releasing in two halves on Steam Early Access

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 03, 2013 6:00am PDT

Raising $3.4 million may have been far beyond Broken Age's crowdfunding goal of $400,000, but Tim Schafer has said that "didn't stop me from getting excited and designing a game so big that it would need even more money." Facing running out of cash to make the adventure game...

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"Yeah, it's not like anyone there has ever made a game before... "

- Sephiras see all 115 comments

Another eight games get the Greenlight on Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 01, 2013 5:30pm PDT

As lovely as Steam is, it's a shame that many people refuse to buy games not on Valve's store when indie developers need to jump through hoops to get on there. Another eight games have manager to clear the Greenlight process and secure a Steam release, including Guncraft, Co...

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"Why wouldn't I play all my gaming on Steam? DOTA IS THE ONLY GAME"

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Steam Trading Cards leaving beta Wednesday

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2013 9:00am PDT

Valve announced today that the Steam Trading Cards system will be coming out of beta this Wednesday, with a large new batch of cards.

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"have no interest in collecting cards but when I a game I'm playing has em and I can sell them ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 14 comments

Steam beta code implies game-sharing plans

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Lines of code in the latest Steam beta seem to indicate plans to let you share games with other users.

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"If by "a bit better" you mean, "way less options" and by "more sensible" you mean "only one ..."

- Endymion_ see all 11 comments