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Halo: Spartan Strike releasing cross-platform

Halo: Spartan Strike releasing cross-platform

The next Halo title will be a spiritual successor to Halo: Spartan Assault, but this time it’ll be coming with a single release schedule. In this case, it means you’ll be able to purchase it once, on one platform, and you’ll own it on the rest. You’ll be able to save the same in one location and pick up in another. This game will be released on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and through Steam (still on Windows) this December - very soon, that is.

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Steam Music is live for all: Half-Life, Portal celebrate

Steam Music is live for all: Half-Life, Portal celebrate

Welcome to the age of playing music that doesn’t go with a video game with the video game you’re playing on Steam. Introduced this week by Valve is Steam Music, a system that’s been in testing for well over a year.

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Oculus Platform: Steam software store for Virtual Reality

Oculus Platform: Steam software store for Virtual Reality

Back when Jason Holtman left Valve, got hired by Microsoft, left Microsoft and went to Oculus (in early June), one major project was in the works. That project has turned up now, and its headed up by Holtman: creating a Virtual Reality Marketplace. Oculus will start this project in the public with the Oculus Platform, ready for action soon on web browsers, apps for iOS, Android, and Windows, and on Virtual Reality devices.

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Steam Update allows multiple installs at once

Steam Update allows multiple installs at once

Supposing you switch computers often - like if you review PCs for a living - you’ll be glad to know of the latest Steam update. Valve has deemed it important that users be able to install multiple games at once with ease. While you’d have been able to jury-rig this in the past, now it’s much, much easier.

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Mario Kart indie crossover ready for Windows, Mac, OUYA

Mario Kart indie crossover ready for Windows, Mac, OUYA

There’s a game out there called Super World Karts, one made in the "16-bit era" of games, ready to roll with an "indie" cast of characters in Steam Greenlight mode. Of course there’s also a Kickstarter. And of course it works for Windows, OS X, and OUYA - with more platforms on the way.

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Metal Gear Solid V Steam release official

Metal Gear Solid V Steam release official

This week the folks at Konami have made it official: Metal Gear Solid 5 will be coming to Steam. PCs will be able to access Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but first we'll see Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Release dates have not yet been shared, but the shorter game will come first, followed by Phantom Pain.

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Inside the Cup: Cuphead is a 1930’s cartoon video game come to life

Inside the Cup: Cuphead is a 1930’s cartoon video game come to life

The visionary production known as Cuphead is a video game made by lovers of 1930's cartoons and hand-drawn, hand-inked artwork. We had a chat with the creators of Cuphead at Studio MDHR, inquiring about their inspiration, their current state of affairs in the gaming industry, and future details on the release of this title.

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Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

The team at Valve responsible for expanding their command over the multimedia universe may well be making a bit move in the near future. Word from those that monitor the Steam database code suggests that additions have been made with the following keywords: video, film, music, TV series, and plugin.

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DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

This afternoon several servers dedicated to DOTA 2 are down in both the United States and in Europe. At the time this article is published, 5 servers are knocked out in the United States for Steam, while Europe’s servers are down by 6. Online regions for the official DOTA 2 game coordinator are at 13 of 14.

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Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

This week Valve has soft-launched Source 2, also known as Source Engine 2, or the next generation of their engine for video games. This software is the base for the next generation of Valve games, very possibly ready for titles like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, and - though it may seem like a long-lost dream, Half-Life 3.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller and a magnetically-attaching SHIELD Cover, the whole collection of which we're having a peek at here.

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Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

This morning Steam is down for the count. Not the entirety of Valve’s gaming amalgamation, but the store alone. At this time it does not appear that the store’s downtime will be affecting gameplay in any way. Please feel free to continue blasting your enemies and spinning up next to your opponents.

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