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Steam Summer Sale: 10 RPGs worth checking out

Steam Summer Sale: 10 RPGs worth checking out

We've found ourselves smack in the middle of the Steam Summer Sale, and for many RPG fans, this time of year is both one of great excitement and one of horrible choice paralysis. There's somewhere in the area of 1,500 RPGs available on Steam, and until July 4, the vast majority of them will be offered up at a deep discount. How do you know which one to buy? While I've yet to make my way through all the RPGs Steam offers, I have put together a list of 10 of my favorites, in the hopes that it may help some of you indecisive types find your next favorite game.

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New Quake level for the original game celebrates 20th anniversary

New Quake level for the original game celebrates 20th anniversary

It's rare that a PC game is still remembered 20 years after its launch, so many of them are forgotten. Not Quake though, this game was of the most influential PC games and one of the first massively popular first person shooter games that helped to spawn the category. It's been 20 years now since Id software launched Quake the first time. MachineGames has a new level for the original Quake game that is available for free here.

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New Quake episode released in honor of 20th anniversary

New Quake episode released in honor of 20th anniversary

2016 appears to be the year to honor the influential FPS games from developer Id Software. First we got a brand new Doom that actually lives up to the legacy of the originals, and this last week saw the 20th anniversary of the first Quake. In an unexpected surprise celebrating the latter, a brand new episode for Quake was released — for free — by MachineGames, the developer behind the recent Wolfenstein titles The New Order and The Old Blood.

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Steam Summer Sale begins: look upon it and despair

Steam Summer Sale begins: look upon it and despair

The Steam Summer Sale, as it's called by those who don't know its true name, has begun. Therein you'll find a set of games with their prices kicked in and smashed with hammers, and there they'll continue to be bashed until the 4th of July, 2016, at 10AM PDT. If you can last that long, I applaud you. On the other hand, you could find "Learn Japanese to Survive! Hiragana Battle", an educational RPG, for less than it costs to purchase a cheeseburger.

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Valve releases free Destinations tool for creating VR worlds

Valve releases free Destinations tool for creating VR worlds

When it comes to virtual reality, most people don't really care about how it gets made, they just want to experience it. The same is true about video games in general. However, for those that are interested in creating virtual worlds to explore, Valve has some good news for you today.

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Battlefront 3 remake is coming to Steam for free

Battlefront 3 remake is coming to Steam for free

Despite its commercial success, many people were disappointed by Star Wars: Battlefront. Don't get me wrong, the game is absolutely beautiful, but the lack of a single-player campaign, as well as the omission of space battles really hurt the game. These are pretty common knowledge by now, but what you might not know is that there was another Battlefield game in the works a while back, and it's about to be released on Steam for free.

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Valve reveals over 500,000 Steam Controllers sold, new customizations coming

Valve reveals over 500,000 Steam Controllers sold, new customizations coming

While Valve's unique Steam Controller wasn't well received by everyone, it has been popular for many a PC gamer. Just how popular? Enough to sell over half a million units since its release last November, a new blog post has revealed. While it certainly has a long way to go before it overthrows the dual analog stick layout as the norm, there's no arguing that the Steam Controller's strength lies in its deep customization options.

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GOG lets users import certain Steam games for free

GOG lets users import certain Steam games for free

Steam may be the dominant marketplace platform for PC games, but its rivals are starting to get serious about luring away users. One such competitor is GOG (previously known as "Good Old Games"), operated by developer CD Projekt Red, which has just launched a new feature that aims to integrate users' Steam library with their GOG library. Dubbed Connect, it offers to make select games purchased on Steam also available on GOG, all for free.

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Hack lets PS4 run Steam Linux games

Hack lets PS4 run Steam Linux games

This current generation of consoles, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, did something substantially different from their predecessors. For the first time, they sported desktop PC components inside, practically making them special purpose PCs fine-tuned for gaming. That fact, of course, has piqued the curiosity of many modders and hackers in actually making those machines run a different operating system, usually Linux. One such modder is OsirisX, who has not only successfully loaded Linux on the PS4, but was able to get SteamOS games up and running at decent performance.

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Steam Summer Sale dates leaked – Prepare your wallet

Steam Summer Sale dates leaked – Prepare your wallet

There are few constants in life. Death, Taxes, and Steam having their annual Summer and Holiday sales. Valve has been putting on sales for quite some time now, so we're pretty used to their timing. However, it looks like we already know exactly when their Summer Sale will be, despite the company not announcing it yet.

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Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

Final Fantasy X, X-2 land on Steam in Remastered HD glory

A couple of years ago, it was near inconceivable that Square Enix would bring its PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy titles to the PC. Save for Final Fantasy VII and VII, which were practically cult classics. Today, all but one of those single-player JRPGs are available on the Windows platform via Steam. Square Enix has finally launched both Final Fantasy X and its direct sequel X-2 on Steam as a Remastered version. That leaves the relatively less popular Final Fantasy XII out of the Steam party.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster lands on Steam May 12

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster lands on Steam May 12

Certainly one of the best known and most popular game franchises that Square Enix ever produced is Final Fantasy. PC gamers can get a remastered version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD via Steam starting on May 12, which is this Thursday for those who don't have a calendar handy. PC gamers aren’t the first folks to get hands on this franchise typically.

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