Steam News


Opinion: Money for Steam Workshop Mods Turns Hobby into Commerce

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 6:30am PDT

Valve announced that Steam Workshop creators can now charge money for their mods, starting with Skyrim. This could have serious, degrading, effects on the gaming community and should be stopped. Here's why.


"This outrage echoes the discussion when Garry's Mod started selling for $10. I feel the same now ..."

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Valve requires new Steam users to spend $5 to access all features

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2015 8:12am PDT

Valve is taking measures against spammers and phishers as they now require Steam users to spend at least $5 on the Steam store in order to gain access to all of the platform's features.


""requiring spammers or phishers to spend at least $5 to get all of Steam's features will ..."

- BicycleRepairMan see all 50 comments

Opinion: Steam Machines Need More Than SteamOS Power

By Steven Wong, Apr 03, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Steam Machines, powered by SteamOS, are set to release this fall, which promise to bring PC gaming to the living room and challenge Windows' reign over PC gaming. Except, that they won't. These machines will need a lot more than Steam to get moving, and here's why.


"They haven't tried 10 times, and a failure of a great idea due to poor implantation doesn't mean ..."

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DiRT 3 leaves Games for Windows Live in the dust for Steamworks

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 11:30am PDT

Those who own the Games for Windows Live version of DiRT 3 will now be able to access the game from their Steam library.


Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on PC missing online play, stages, and more

By Daniel Perez, Mar 30, 2015 9:07am PDT

Considering picking up Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on PC today? You may want to read this story before you do.


Goat Simulator Could Cross Over to DOTA 2

By Steven Wong, Mar 16, 2015 1:15pm PDT

Coffee Stain Studios, makers of Goat Simulator, has submitted a rocket powered goat courier for consideration as part of DOTA 2. This goat really has an exciting life.


"The way this has made the rounds in the Dota2 community, I think it has a good chance of making ..."

- dfay see all 8 comments

GDC 2015: The Valve Round-Up From Vive to the rise of the Steam Machine

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 05, 2015 5:00pm PST

We take a look at all that Valve has revealed at the 2015 Game Developer Conference


"How you going to control the game if you're streaming with the steam link? I don't get it."

- doomed see all 6 comments

Valve brings Source 2, virtual reality, and Steam Link announcements to GDC 2015

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 03, 2015 5:10pm PST

Valve has been busy at GDC 2015, announcing further plans today to jump into the virtual reality world, while also unveiling Steam Link and Source 2.


"Top comment from Total Biscuit: "You might want to learn the difference between a tech demo and ..."

- cruncht1me see all 75 comments

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer free this weekend on Steam

By Daniel Perez, Feb 19, 2015 11:10am PST

Like shooting things? Like free stuff? Then head on over to Steam this weekend where you can access the multiplayer portion of Advanced Warfare for free.


"I played this last time it was on 'free weekend' and it felt like a piece of garbage. No ..."

- jbrew1239 see all 3 comments

Steam holding sale on all Square Enix games this weekend

By Daniel Perez, Feb 05, 2015 1:10pm PST

Need to add some Square Enix titles to your Steam library? This weekend would be the weekend to do so as games are priced up to 85% off.


"you think buying a ton of these tittles will help convince them to port over 15?"

- sanewave see all 3 comments

Civ: Beyond Earth and Saints Row franchise free to play on Steam this weekend

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 7:45am PST

Both Civilization: Beyond Earth and the Saints Row franchise are available to play for free this weekend on Steam.


"Ah, good, it's not like I don't have other games to play this weekend"

- mad-d00d see all 7 comments

Double Dragon Trilogy to Support GOG Galaxy

By Steven Wong, Jan 15, 2015 5:00pm PST

The Double Dragon Trilogy releases today, but as an added suprise, it was revealed that its two-player online multiplayer supports GoG Galaxy, enabling cross-play with the Steam version.


"GOG Galaxy is a great idea, I just hope GOG can actually pull it off. Hearing about things like ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

Steam's First Anime Sale Hits the Store Running

By Josh Hawkins, Jan 10, 2015 10:49am PST

The Steam Weekend Sale doubles as their first Anime Sale, oh Goody!


"Bunny Must Die is metroidvania but heavy on bullet hell bosses. I gave up on it pretty quickly."

- zolointo see all 7 comments

Report: Steam Controller final design will debut at GDC 2015

By Daniel Perez, Jan 08, 2015 7:05am PST

It's been nearly two years since Valve unveiled its Steam Controller, and the wait for its final design may soon be over.


"I don't understand the dislike for the regular console controllers but Valve and the hardcore PC ..."

- abrasion see all 10 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.


"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

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