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  1. creaky

    Steam improves 'Upcoming' page with curated tab based on a game's popularity

    Steam admits that its previous manner of displaying all upcoming releases chronologically failed to get users to use that list for discovering new games to play. That is why the digital distribution service has rolled out what it calls "a smarter, more tailored list" as part of its Upcoming...
  2. creaky

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4 million sales in 3 months

    Despite not yet being out of early access on steam, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has now surpassed four million units. Having only released in March, this is testament to the massive and mostly grassroots success the game has enjoyed. PUBG is an MMO survival game where up to a hundred...
  3. creaky

    Gifting on Steam is now only available at purchase

    The Steam Blog has announced new changes to the gifting procedure. Now, if you want to buy a game and send it as a gift, you can only do so at purchase. It means, for example, you can no longer send games in your library that are unplayed to your mates as gifts. On the flip side it should slow...
  4. creaky

    Steam Sets New Concurrent User Record

    Valve's PC service Steam has set a new concurrent user record. Kotaku noticed that for the first time in the service's history, more than 14.2 million people were logged in at the same today, January 7. Some of the US east coast is currently in the midst of a cold, winter storm, so maybe more...
  5. creaky

    Xbox One/360 controllers get advanced mapping support on Steam beta

    The Steam client beta has been updated to offer advanced mapping features when using Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers. The update brings the Xbox controller functionality in line with the earlier DualShock 4 support. "Added XBox 360, Xbox One, and Generic X-Input controller configurator...
  6. creaky

    Steam to have native support for PS4 controller

    In the past few days, Valve has held its Steam Dev Days event and has announced that Steam will soon have native support for PlayStation 4 controllers, without the need for third-party software to enable it to work. The update that will enable PS4 controller compatibility is to the Steam...
  7. kenny

    Quantum Break Hits Steam Today Alongside Physical PC Release

    Quantum Break, the time-bending action game that also has a TV component, is out now on Steam. Developed by Max Payne and Alan Wake studio Remedy, the game was initially released on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in April. A physical version of Quantum Break for PC, the Timeless Collector's Edition...
  8. creaky

    Valve starts cracking down on Counter-Strike and Dota gambling websites

    After last week clearing the air regarding false assumptions over its involvement with gambling websites that leverage Steam's trading system, Valve has made its first move to remedy the situation. Valve General Counsel Karl Quakenbash issued cease and desist letters to 23 websites, including...
  9. agamer

    Steam Summer Sale

    That’s right, last month a Reddit user leaked the June 23 start date for Steam’s annual summer sale and today, PayPal, which has leaked previous Steam sales, seemingly announced the sale via a Tweet. According to reports, this year's Steam Summer Sale will allegedly begin at the end of this...
  10. creaky

    Sega Games Discounted on Steam This Weekend

    Steam's latest weekend publisher sale is now available and this time around, it's Sega PC games that are discounted. Now through Sunday, March 13, you can pick up more than a dozen Sega games for cheap. Scroll down to see some of the offers. Titles marked down in the sale include Total War...
  11. creaky

    Multiplayer-Only Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Hits Steam

    If you're only interested in Call of Duty: Black Ops III's multiplayer mode and want to play on PC, Activision has a new offering for you. A new, multiplayer-only version of the shooter launched today on Steam for $15. Dubbed the Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack, the game lets you play...
  12. creaky

    Embed Steam game

    Enter the App ID found in the URL of the game's store page. As you can see from the above you are now able to embed information on a Steam game directly into a forum post. To do this you need to use the following BBCode in your post. You will need to replace the XXX with the ID number of the...
  13. creaky

    Valve explains 'Steam's troubled Christmas,' says 34,000 users affected

    Valve issued a statement — and an apology — today about what happened to Steam on Christmas Day, when users of the platform were exposed to the personal account information of other users. At the root of the issue, which affected about 34,000 Steam customers, was a denial of service attack and a...
  14. creaky

    Rise of the Tomb Raider PC version launches in January

    Rise of the Tomb Raider's PC edition is coming in January, according to the game's listing on the Steam store. While no official launch date has been given by either the game's developer or publisher, the January listing is consistent with earlier rumors that Rise of the Tomb Raider, which...
  15. creaky

    Steam's 2015 holiday sale begins now

    The holiday shopping season unofficially kicks off with the 'Black Friday' and while we saw some amazing discounts on consoles, bundles and games, PC gamers were left without much to look forward to. Luckily, Valve's annual Steam sale is starting today and offering some amazing deals on some of...
  16. creaky

    Valve Updates Steam Controller With Better Aiming and Customization Options

    Valve released an update for its Steam Controller today, which the company hopes will make playing games like real-time strategy and first-person shooter games easier. The company added mouse regions where players can map a trackpad to a specific part of the screen, like the mini-map in a...
  17. creaky

    You Can Finally Delete Your Steam Games Permanently

    Adding a game to your Steam library has, in the past, been a permanent process. You didn't need to have it installed, but every one of your games would always be displayed while scrolling through your full library. Last year, Valve added the ability to "hide" games, but they remained lurking in...
  18. agamer

    Alienware's Steam Machine comes to the UK, promising "ease of a console, freedom of a PC"

    Gamers have been anticipating the arrival of the Alienware Steam Machine for what seems like an eternity. The Steam Machine launched this week in the US, and today, Dell announced its official UK launch too. The device promises "to combine the ease of a console with the freedom of a PC"...
  19. creaky

    Steam Reaches New Concurrent User Record

    Valve's online PC gaming platform Steam has reached another new concurrent user record. On October 31, more than 12.5 million logged in at the same time, according to the Steam Stats page. That represents a new all-time high, surpassing 10.7 million in earlier in October, 10 million in June...
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