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Steam launches 1,000 games since Direct debuted

Steam launched its new Direct service in June, taking over from the now defunct, community driven Greenlight. Instead of relying on votes from users, Direct gives developers the chance to get their games on Steam for a $100 fee. At the time of the big change, Valve were unsure of …

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Germany finally takes Half-Life off the naughty list

Almost two decades. That’s how long it took for German authorities to finally take Half-Life, the original and all its offspring, off its list of censored media content. Germany, a country known for its openness, political correctness and proactive federal authorities has always taken a very aggressive approach towards media …

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Valve wants to bring back paid mods eventually

Back in 2015, Valve teamed up with Bethesda to experiment with the idea of paid mods, giving modders a chance to make some cash for their work on games. However, the paid mods launch for Skyrim wasn’t handled particularly well and it was quickly drowned in controversy, leading to paid …

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Gabe Newell is doing an AMA tomorrow, 17th January

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CEO and founder of Valve and oft-cited saviour of PC gaming, Gabe Newell, will be conducting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the site on 17th January at 3PM PST (11PM GMT). This was secured by the new “The_Gaben” subreddit, mere days after being founded and it’s been confirmed …

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Most Steam gamers are running Windows 10

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Microsoft’s strategy of giving away free upgrades to Windows 10 looks to have been worthwhile, as a year and a half on from its release, most gamers on Steam are running it. While Windows 7 64 still maintains a foothold, nothing else even comes close. Windows 10 adoption rate has …

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