Steam

  • 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

  • Steam's The Real Deal For PS3 Portal 2

    Attention! Valve has announced exactly how Portal 2‘s Steam features will work on the PS3. PS3 gamers can look forward to cross-platform (with the PC) matchmaking and gameplay, real-time chat, Steam achievements, and access to the Steam Cloud for game saves. Read More

  • Video Recording En Route To Steam?

    It looks like Steam users will soon be able to record in-game video without the help of something like Fraps. So says a post nestled inside the forums. Read More

  • About Time: NPD Plans To Track Digital Game Sales Data

    The NPD Group, the organization that tracks sales data for the video game industry in North America, says that it plans to track digital sales data in the future. It’s a pretty big deal because, up until now, NPD has only tracked physical, retail sales. If you buy a brand new copy of Madden or Dragon Quest from Best Buy, yeah, that data will be represented in the monthly… Read More

  • AT&T DSL Adopts 250GB Monthly Bandwidth Cap

    AT&T will impose a 250GB data cap for users of its DSL service. The company says that, based on trials, it only expects that less than 2 percent of its users will be affected by the cap. If these people want to continue consuming more than 250GB per month they’ll have to pay for the privilege. Read More

  • Valve's Steam Guard: Protecting Your Account From Evildoers Since 2011

    Valve has officially announced Steam Guard, which is a new form “user rights management” in the words of Gabe Newell. There were all sorts of rumors about it yesterday, but now that Valve has made the official announcement it’s safe there’s no real reason to panic. The service is more about keeping your Steam account secure and out of the hands of evildoers than it is… Read More