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Valve sets sights on Discord with updates to Steam Chat

Discord has risen among the ranks of gamers as the most common choice for game-related communications. And it's easy to see why: it works well and the competition is pretty dismal. But Valve is lookin

Valve is bringing an official version of Steam to China

Valve is officially bringing its Steam game platform to China as it aims to take a chunk of the world’s largest market of gamers. Valve said it will work with local partner Perfect World, which

Valve says removing controversial games from Steam is hard so it’s not going to

Internet platforms removing objectionable content from their sites has been one of the more difficult challenges for tech companies in recent years. Valve has also determined that it’s a pretty

Nintendo accused of illegally denying refunds on pre-orders in Europe

Nintendo has been accused of breaking European law by not allowing consumers to obtain refunds on pre-ordered games.

Sony now has a Koov robotics learning kit for US classrooms

The Koov Educator Kid is up for pre-order today, with an estimated shipping date of March 25.

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

H2O’s Deep Water puts deep learning in the hands of enterprise users

To complement existing offerings like Sparkling Water and Steam, H2O.ai is releasing Deep Water, a new tool to help businesses make deep learning a part of everyday operations. Deep Water will op

Escaping the trough of disillusionment for virtual and augmented reality

S. Somasegar Contributor S. Somasegar is managing director at Madrona Venture Group and the former head of Microsoft’s Developer Division. More posts by this contributor Business models will drive t

Facebook is building its own Steam-style desktop gaming platform with Unity

Facebook may try to compete with Steam, or at least win back revenue lost when casual gaming shifted to mobile. Today Facebook formally announced it’s working with game engine Unity to build a d

DIY Co. launches JAM to help kids learn what they don’t in school, with a little help from Cartoon Network

DIY Co., the education tech startup led by Vimeo designer and co-founder Zach Klein, has launched a new online learning platform for kids called JAM.com. The company also quietly closed a $4 million

The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies and pirated versions of games were the previous dominant form of illicit activities, recent developments and

You can now watch a ton of Lionsgate movies on Steam if you so choose

Lionsgate has just added more than 100 movies, including the Hunger Games films and Kill Bill (both volumes) to, of all things, Steam. That's Valve's digital content delivery platform, of course, used

Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can't be bothered to dig through your mum's basement to find all the bits and bobs t

Google launches new services for Android game developers

Google today announced a number of new services for game developers at its annual Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference. They include tools for managing virtual goods and currencies, the lau

Play your Steam first-person shooters in full virtual reality with MyDream Swift

As the launch dates of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive virtual reality headsets approach, so does the release of a ton of awesome VR gaming content. To gamers with full Steam libraries however, it&#

HTC-Valve’s Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers

HTC has just dropped the most salient detail for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the virtual reality experience it's been cooking up with Valve for the past year: the price. The forthcoming Vi

Valve Takes On Twitch With Steam Broadcasting

There's a new entrant in the already-competitive online game streaming space: game developer, publisher, and retailer Valve just announced the beta version of Steam Broadcasting, a tool for watching y

Steam Adds Easy Access To Virtual Reality Mode In Latest Beta, So Boot Up Your Rift

Valve has updated its Steam beta client (via Engadget), and the new software introduces an easier way to get at the company’s new virtual reality mode for its platform. Previously, access had t

Humble Bundle Switches To Steam-Like Region-Based Pricing For The Humble Store

Video game store Humble Bundle announced that the Humble Store has switched to more traditional Steam-like prices, with different prices depending on your region. European customers will have to pay m

PlayStation 4 Sells 250K Units In The UK During Launch Weekend, But Steam One-ups With 7M Concurrent Users

The PlayStation 4 took home the record for sales of a launch console this weekend in the UK, topping 250,000 units sold in 48 hours, which tallies up to around $1.4 billion U.S. in sales, according to
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