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  • 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

  • GameFly, Inc To Launch Windows/Mac Digital Distribution Gaming Storefront This Holiday Season

    GameFly, Inc To Launch Windows/Mac Digital Distribution Gaming Storefront This Holiday Season

    GameFly just made the first step towards a future void of physical media with the pre-announcement of an upcoming digital gaming distribution platform. The announcement is missing any real details, including the service’s name, but it’s said to launch this coming Holiday season. This service will allow GameFly subscribers to buy Windows/Mac games rather than just renting as… Read More

  • EA Begins To Pull Steam Availability, Push Origin Exclusives

    If you were hoping to pick up a copy of Crysis 2 on Steam, you’re out of luck. The game is no longer available on Valve’s download service, though it was not (strictly speaking) pulled by EA. While EA has explained in a statement that the title is simply incompatible with “a set of business terms” “imposed” by Steam, the language and context suggest that it… Read More

  • Say Hello To EA's New Online Direct-To-Consumer Gaming Platform 'Origin'

    Electronic Arts is today debuting Origin, a direct-to-consumer gaming platform, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the placeholder website, expect Origin to go live around 9 AM Pacific time. The platform will enable gamers to discover, buy and download more than 150 games from EA at its debut, with exclusive limited edition copies of EA games like Battlefield 3 and FIFA… Read More