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Valve Steam Box prototypes pegged for Spring 2013

Valve Steam Box prototypes pegged for Spring 2013

It would appear that the Steam-powered gaming console will be available rather soon for developers and hardware partners alike. News has come down from Valve's Game Newell himself as he spoke with the BBC about the future of the company immediately before the start of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Games Awards. There he was also being awarded a lovely Academy Fellowship as well.

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Valve fires hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth

Valve fires hardware hacker Jeri Ellsworth

Jeri Ellsworth, a hardware hacker from Seattle who was hired by Valve last year to work on game hardware, just announced on Twitter that she has been fired. No other information was offered, such as the reasons for her sudden departure or what she plans to do now, aside from "new exciting projects." Valve hasn't said anything about the decision, either.

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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC now available for pre-purchase on Steam

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC now available for pre-purchase on Steam

It's nearly time for Dragonborn to launch on PC, and eager Skyrim fans will be pleased to know that its now available for pre-order now on Steam. Skyrim's latest DLC went up for pre-order this weekend, a little more than a weekend before it becomes available for download. As far as we can tell, there isn't any bonus you get for pre-ordering, aside from getting the payment part of the transaction out of the way early.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on Steam for $19.99

Get ready, Steam users, because today's the day Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on your digital distribution platform of choice. After a brief period of exclusivity with Beamdog, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available through Steam. This should net Beamdog quite a few more sales, considering the amount of people who claim they won't buy PC games unless they can buy them through Valve's channel.

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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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