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Steam Surges Past 30 Million Accounts with 178% Growth Over Last Year

By Garnett Lee, Oct 18, 2010 8:40am PDT

Valve revealed figures for its Steam service today that dramatically illustrate its strength in the digital distribution market. Compared to a year...

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"I can't think of a single thing that compares to what steam did for the PC gaming platform. ..."

- DewFuel see all 184 comments

Shack PSA: Steam Wallet Is Now Live, Team Fortress 2 'Mann-conomy' Launches

By Xav de Matos, Oct 01, 2010 8:45am PDT

After a quick test earlier this month, Valve announced this morning that its new "Steam Wallet" payment method is now live for all users. With...

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"Thanks, I'll need your luck since I wouldn't have bothered posting if Steam offered refunds in ..."

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Dawn of War: Retribution Uses Steamworks, Beta Incoming for DoW2 and Chaos Rising Owners

By Xav de Matos, Sep 15, 2010 11:45am PDT

Much like its upcoming third-person shooter Space Marine, Relic Entertainment has decided to adopt Steamworks for its upcoming Dawn of War 2:...

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"This. GFWL succeeds only in setting back the RTS genre by at least a decade. Absolutely ..."

- PrawnWonton see all 58 comments

Valve's Newell Calls Xbox 360 Patching Process a "Train Wreck"

By Brian Leahy, Sep 10, 2010 4:20pm PDT

In an interview with PC Gamer, Valve's Gabe Newell has called Microsoft's process for patching on the Xbox 360, discussing the disparity between...

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"I love it that you're calling people morons when you can't spell for shit. "Merrit", "stereo ..."

- Ride-My-Rocket see all 145 comments

Rage Gets Page on Steam; Rage Using Steamworks? [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Aug 20, 2010 4:40pm PDT

[Update 8/23 4:10PM] Bethesda has clarified to Shacknews that the Steam page "does not mean anything one way or another regarding Steamworks. Too...

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"Of course Steamworks has critics. The "problem" is, SecuROM, Blizzard, Ubi and the rest have ..."

- paketep see all 102 comments

R.U.S.E. Not Using Ubisoft's DRM, Only Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2010 10:00am PDT

R.U.S.E. publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that Eugen's strategy game will rely upon Steam alone for copy protection on PC, rather than using Ubi's...

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"Exactly Levi. I WILL NOT buy a game that requires a constant internet connection. I play games ..."

- BluKnite65 see all 40 comments

Borderlands PC Getting Steamworks for Achievements [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Aug 04, 2010 1:00pm PDT

[Update - 6:16PM] A 2K representative has confirmed to Shacknews that Borderlands will implement Steamworks achievments, but will not use any...

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"The game certainly has some problems. Crappy collision detection, allot of loading screens and ..."

- Scrubasteve see all 59 comments

Metro 2033 'Ranger Pack' DLC Coming to PC, Xbox 360 on August 3

By Xav de Matos, Jul 30, 2010 11:00am PDT

Hunters have a new challenge ahead of them as the first downloadable content for Metro 2033 is arriving August 3 on PC and Xbox 360. First...

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"I'm playing it right now and haven't had any issues. Framerates are good on my laptop even ..."

- Monk(SL) see all 21 comments

Valve to Release Mac OS Graphics Code to Steamworks Partners

By Xav de Matos, Jul 30, 2010 10:00am PDT

Valve brings more good news for Mac gamers today as the company has revealed it will "provide a portion" of its graphics code to developers looking...

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"I also love the whole "What did M$ ever do for PC gamers" seemingly without a fucking clue what ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 26 comments

Valve Apologises for Wrongful Modern Warfare 2 Bans

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 27, 2010 7:10am PDT

Steam proprietor Valve Software has apologised after its cheat-detection software banned over twelve thousand innocent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...

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"i mean it i really want to be unbanned i´d radder have mw2 than a crapy game i just bought ..."

- tacoboyxx see all 489 comments

Kane & Lynch 2 PC Confirmed to Use Steamworks; 10% Discount Available on Pre-Orders

By Brian Leahy, Jul 26, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will use Valve's Steamworks for PC DRM, the publisher announced today. A 10% discount is also available through Steam for...

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"Having worked for nearly 2 years with environment art and fx on KL2, this post really warms my ..."

- mbknielsen see all 26 comments

Stardock CEO Responds to NPD Digital Distribution Report and Steamworks on Direct2Drive

By Brian Leahy, Jul 22, 2010 12:00pm PDT

Yesterday, a report came out from the NPD Group, claiming that 48% of PC games sold in 2009 were done so digitally. The report also ranked various...

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"Oh, hello Stardock employee. Are you mad that Steam is and will forever be the superior ..."

- GigiLeCheshire see all 130 comments

Mafia 2 PC Using Steamworks; Digital Pre-Order Bonus, 'Deluxe Edition' Unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 11:00am PDT

The PC edition of 2K Czech's mobtastic Mafia II will use Steamworks suite, Valve announced today. Publisher 2K Games also announced a PC 'Digital...

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"They already have a de facto monopoly. That hasn't stopped them from evolving their platform at ..."

- Wisp! see all 91 comments

Fallout: New Vegas PC Using Steamworks DRM

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2010 3:11pm PDT

The PC edition of Fallout: New Vegas will use Steamworks for its digital rights management, publisher Bethesda has confirmed, meaning that the RPG...

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"I cant use my fallout new vegas and i paid for it. im so upset. too many processes to go through ..."

- zero_crash see all 114 comments

Unreal Development Kit Updated With Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2010 9:40am PDT

The latest version of the Unreal Development Kit--Epic's free, standalone version of Unreal Engine 3--can be found in a 762MB download from...

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"Ah, thanks. I think I haven't read about this before. At least there is a true reason. Is ..."

- shinseitom see all 22 comments