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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon started off with something of a bang with Facebook's big event, during which the company revealed the service's new Graph Search and explained the difference between the new feature and traditional web search. It also announced that it was partnering with Bing for search results in Graph Search, while we used the latest installment of SlashGear 101 to give you all of the details about this new feature.

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Steam Greenlight approves ten new games

Steam Greenlight approves ten new games

Steam Greenlight has been up and running since August 2012, and so far, it seems to be working out at least relatively well. Today Valve announced the fourth round of games to make it through the community voting service, meaning that more than 60 games have now been approved through Greenlight. That isn't too bad, and if you've been gaming for a while, there's at least one title in this latest round of approvals that you'll recognize.

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Steam extending holiday sale with “encore weekend”

Steam extending holiday sale with “encore weekend”

We're closing in on the end of the Steam holiday sale, sadly. The deals can't last forever, but in a moment of sheer awesomeness, Valve has decided that it wants them to last just a little bit longer than originally announced. While the sale was supposed to wind down officially on January 5 (which is tomorrow, in case you haven't noticed), Valve announced today that it will be extending the sale until Monday, January 7 at 10PM PST.

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Why 2012 was a great year for gaming

Why 2012 was a great year for gaming

2012 was an interesting year in many respects, but it was a particularly interesting year for gaming. 2012 had its share of ups and down, but looking back on the year as a whole, I'd say that it was ultimately good for gamers, developers, and the industry in general. A lot happened throughout the year, and even though we saw vitriol from gamers climb to pretty frightening heights in some cases, there were some pretty cool things happening that you may not have noticed. Needless to say, if 2012 was any indication, then 2013 should be one of gaming's biggest years yet.

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Steam holiday sale launches with deals galore

Steam holiday sale launches with deals galore

Just in case you didn't get all of the deals you wanted during the Steam autumn sale, the much-loved holiday sale launched today, offering all sorts of discounts across Steam's entire catalog. There are six featured deals on tap for today, including discounts on the Prince of Persia franchise, the Borderlands franchise, the Hitman franchise, Mirror's Edge, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Wargame: European Escalation. All of those titles are 50-75% off, with the sole exception of Scribblenauts Unlimited, which is only 33% off.

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Resident Evil 6 for PC launches March 22, 2013

Resident Evil 6 for PC launches March 22, 2013

Resident Evil 6, which launched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in October, is finally coming to the PC on March 22, 2013. Capcom announced the news this morning, and has said that the game will be available as a download only in North America, while Europe will receive both digital and physical versions on the same date.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend will be underway soon, but before we jump in, let's recap the news from the afternoon. We found out today that Google Maps on iOS might not be around for very long, so enjoy it while it lasts, while Motorola Atrix HD users are now getting a long-awaited update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is leaving Sync support in the dust starting on January 30, 2013, and there were launch events for the iPhone 5 in 33 different countries today.

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Steam Game Guides launch as part of Community beta

Steam Game Guides launch as part of Community beta

If you get stuck on a game, there are resources everywhere you can use to get back on track. You could hunt down a walkthrough on the Internet, visit YouTube to see if someone has posted a video that can help, or you can even head out to your local game store and pick up a physical guide if you want. Valve has decided to tackle this realm of the gaming universe as well, launching a Steam Game Guides beta as part of the Steam Community beta.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. With the new year coming up shortly, a couple of companies took a look back at the year we're leaving behind, with Facebook posting its Year in Review and Google Zeitgeist 2012 going live. A video of an L-series BlackBerry 10 device hit the Internet today, and you can now have a look at SlashGear's calendar using UpTo on iOS or Android. Facebook was named the best place to work at in 2013, while Google revealed that it doesn't have any plans to develop apps for Windows 8.

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