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Steam now has its own in-game FPS counter

One of the advantages of gaming on a PC – and not on either Microsoft or Sony’s latest generation of consoles – is that the frame rate can often reach dizzying heights, well into the triple digits in some of the lower fidelity titles. Keeping track of that though often …

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Steam tightens up international game gifting

One of the cooler features on Steam is the ability to buy games as gifts for other people. This can make Christmas and birthdays for gamer friends and family members a lot easier, but it can also mean people can take advantage of regional pricing differences to make money or buy …

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New Steam controller mockup revealed in client update

Valve’s Steam controller has gone through several changes since its reveal last year and it looks like the company hasn’t quite settled on a final design just yet as a brand new mockup was found in the latest Steam beta client update. While the track pads still remain, the left …

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Valve reinstates controversial Hatred game

That was a quick turnaround. Just days after Valve removed the head-turning title Hatred from Steam due to it being ‘something it wouldn’t publish’ the controversial title is back on Greenlight and with its popularity, looks likely to get through the process before long. At its peak, Hatred was the 7th …

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Syndicate successor Satellite Reign now in Steam Early Access

Satellite Reign

Although it had a 2012 reboot as a first person shooter, technically it’s been nearly two decades since the last ‘proper’ Syndicate game was launched back on DOS and the PlayStation. Satellite Reign however looks far more like the original and could easily be considered a spiritual sequel. It’s a a real-time, top-down, class-based …

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Valve removes Hatred from Steam Greenlight

You guys have probably heard of Hatred, the game that centres around mass murder in an isometric view. Upon launching the game’s trailer, the developer, Destructive Creations, became an instant talking point, with many throwing up their arms demanding that the game be cancelled. The game is still in development …

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: X coming soon to Steam

Microsoft Flight Simulator: X

Dovetail games has announced its plan to release “Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition” on Steam on 18th December, finally bringing the much loved franchise to Valve’s distribution platform, along with some promised DLC next year. Microsoft Flight Simulator X was first released in 2006, and at the time it seemed …

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Alienware begins to ship its Alpha PC gaming console

Alienware has started shipments of its Alpha system, which was once supposed to become the first Steam Machine. The Alienware Alpha small form-factor PC gaming console is designed as an ultimate gaming solution for the living room. The system’s price starts at $549. Alienware Alpha is based on dual-core /quad-core …

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Valve updates Early Access rules for developers

Valve has sent out an updated copy of its terms and conditions to developers looking to use the Steam Early Access program. The new rules and guidelines are aimed to help consumers out a bit more with more transparency from developers on projects. The updated rules recognizes that unforeseen circumstances …

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Five Nights at Freddy’s sequel hits Steam already

If you’re a fan of indie horror games, then chances are you’ve heard at least a whispered mention of Five Night’s at Freddy’s, a game that has you defending yourself from animatronics, that while designed to entertain the customers of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, have a penchant for going walkabouts at night …

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Rockstar downgrades GTA San Andreas on PC

To mark the ten year anniversary of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PC, the developer has decided to downgrade the Steam version of the game. Users that update will find support for higher resolutions gone (such as 1080p), 17 songs have been removed, old save files are …

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Highly anticipated Ubisoft games return to Steam

Ubisoft and Valve Software have returned three of Ubisoft’s soon-to-be bestsellers to Steam online store on Saturday after they were removed from the system on Thursday and Friday. Neither Ubisoft, nor Valve have made any official statements on the matter. Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, and The Crew – the titles …

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A new Humble Indie Bundle has launched

It has been a while since we’ve reported on a Humble Bundle but this month’s indie bundle includes some pretty good games, such as Shadowrun Returns, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, four copies of Risk of Rain and OlliOlli. As always, more games will be announced for those that beat …

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Syber Vapor: Another Windows-based ‘game console’ emerges

Valve Software’s inability to ship SteamOS and Steam Controller this year has upset many gaming PC makers, who hoped to boost their sales with new systems designed specifically for living rooms. Apparently, many companies now launch what was supposed to be Steam Machines as console-like gaming PCs with Microsoft Corp.’s …

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Indie Dev resigns after Twitter rant at Gabe Newell

Indie developer, Mike Maulbeck, went on a little Twitter rant last night, which resulted in him claiming that he was going to “kill Gabe Newell”. Once the tweet spread around, Valve decided to pull his game, Paranautical Activity from Steam.  After embarrassing himself on the Internet, Maulbeck has now resigned. …

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Steam’s Halloween Sale coming 30th October

Steam Sales tend to bring mixed emotions to the gaming community. Some, get excited by the prospect of cheap games, others clutch their wallets in fear of what they might not be able to stop themselves from doing and others still, see them as something that’s undermining the industry. Whatever …

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