Steam

  • Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

    Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

    In his keynote today at Linuxcon, Valve CEO and Founder Gabe Newell said Linux is the future of gaming and hinted about the announcement next week of a gaming box built on the open-source operating environment. As proof of Linux bright future Newell pointed to Steam, the company’s online platform. Since it launched last Spring, developers have created 198 games on the platform. Read More

  • What Games Are: The March Of The Muggles

    What Games Are: The March Of The Muggles

    It’s easy to consign tablet and mobile gaming to the lamestream and feel that there’s a detente between that and the more core gaming platforms. However this is both shortsighted and naive. There’s a deep reason why users are moving over to simpler platforms, one that can’t be ignored. For game developers, for everyone really, learning how to engage with a more… Read More

  • Steam Gauge Gauges The Size/Price Of Your Steam

    Steam Gauge Gauges The Size/Price Of Your Steam

    The value of my Steam account is $492.65, and the sum of it requires 155.02 GB of space storage space. Awesome. And my Dad said I would never do anything worthwhile. Steam Gauge is the product of Hacker News user jprusik and is worth several minutes of your time. It pulls data from public steam accounts through the Steam Web API and aggregates everything into a sortable and exportable list. Read More

  • Xi3 Says While Piston May Not Be An ‘Official’ Steam Box, It Could Be Better Than One

    Xi3 Says While Piston May Not Be An ‘Official’ Steam Box, It Could Be Better Than One

    The Xi3 Piston opened for pre-orders on Monday, and seemed to be the first of many Steam Box type devices powered by Valve’s online gaming store and service. But Valve quickly came out and said that despite their investment in Xi3, the company has no “official involvement” in the development of the Piston itself. Now Xi3 is firing back, admitting that while it received… Read More

  • Age Of Empires II HD Is Coming To Steam, And We’re “Reeeaady”

    Age Of Empires II HD Is Coming To Steam, And We’re “Reeeaady”

    Gaming isn’t quite cyclical, thought it would seem that the big trend this winter is to remake old-school games from the 90′s for newer platforms. EA just released a brand new version of a personal childhood favorite, SimCity, and now it would appear that Age Of Empires II HD is coming to Steam’s platform. Steam is an online game seller that acts quite a bit like an App Store… Read More

  • Valve’s Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In “Three To Four Months”

    Valve’s Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In “Three To Four Months”

    As it turns out, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets awfully chatty when he attends award ceremonies. His appearance at the (generally awful) Spike TV Video Game Awards got him ruminating about the future of living room PCs, and ahead of today’s BAFTA Games Awards he confirmed to the BBC that Valve is working on Steam Box prototypes that will be released to testers “in the next three… Read More

  • Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013

    Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013

    I don’t normally expect much to come out of Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, but Kotaku managed to score a gem of an interview with Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell earlier this weekend. In his brief exchange, Newell said he expected to see several PC makers crafting Steam-centric gaming PCs for the living room in 2013, and that their products would rival the… Read More

  • Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

    Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

    As anticipated in August, digital game seller Steam is now offering Windows non-game applications. It acts like a traditional app store. After the reviewing process, apps are available to purchase in a centralized store. Users can choose where to install their apps in the latest Steam beta. However, like Amazon’s Appstore for Android, Valve can discount apps if it thinks that it… Read More

  • Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

    Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

    I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve’s new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status. That means that you, Mr. or Mrs. Game Enthusiast, will be able to sign into your Steam account on your iOS or Android device right now and begin chatting your far-flung friends or ogling… Read More

  • Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    Steam Takes First Steps Into Mobile With iOS And Android Apps

    As a gamer with admittedly poor impulse control, the newly-released Steam app for iOS and Android has me very worried. On the one hand, it seems like an ideal way to to keep tabs on the popular gaming service on the go. On the other though, I could easily see myself going overboard on buying games I don’t need when I should be pretending to be a productive member of society. Read More

  • PSA: Steam Hacked, User Info May Be Stolen, But Personal Data Safe

    PSA: Steam Hacked, User Info May Be Stolen, But Personal Data Safe

    Valve CEO Gabe Newell has contacted all users of the Steam game distribution platform to let them know that the company has suffered a security breach. The hack was originally thought to be limited to the official Steam forums, but further investigation has revealed that the hackers had access to a database containing “user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email… Read More

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