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Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

Steam Summer Sale begins, quickly crashes

It’s time once again for the Steam Summer Sale, the time of the year at which all games are put at sale prices the likes of which you may not have a chance to avoid. And of course no more than 20 minutes after the push began, the Steam Store is down. Don't worry, don't freak out - everything that's there now will still be there 7 hours later.

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Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Valve is delaying its Steam Machine to 2015, and naturally there will be repercussions, especially when it comes to its hardware partners. One of the first fallouts is Alienware, whose Alpha console-type gaming PC will still be shipping during the holiday season, but won't be using SteamOS as intended.

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GOG Galaxy online gaming platform takes on Steam

GOG Galaxy online gaming platform takes on Steam

GOG is stepping up its game and will soon be encroaching on Valve's turf. It has just announced what it calls the GOG Galaxy, a DRM-free online gaming platform that will be offering almost everything that Steam's platform does, but with more freedom than Steam can probably ever give.

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Valve VR headset primed to take on Oculus

Valve VR headset primed to take on Oculus

Once again we’re getting a look - a far-off look - at Valve’s push for virtual reality. We got an idea of what the company was planning earlier this year at Steam Dev Days, the first place they put their VR headset on display. This week Valve has brought their hardware to the Boston VR Bender.

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Steam Machine delayed until 2015

Steam Machine delayed until 2015

The much-awaited slew of Steam Machines will be delayed, it has been announced. The reasons have to do with development demands, with work on wireless prototype controllers in particular getting a mention. Ultimately, says the company, it would rather take more time than turn out an inferior product.

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Half-Life 3 “confirmed” by Counter-Strike creator

Half-Life 3 “confirmed” by Counter-Strike creator

Counter-Strike co-creator Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le has done the unthinkable this week: he’s (sort of) confirmed Half-Life 3. Speaking on a goRGNtv interview - also embedded below - Gooseman was asked if he had any confirmation of Half-Life 3. As if this was a question that he’d simply be able to answer like it was no big deal.

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Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

Steam In-Home Streaming hands-on

If NVIDIA SHIELD didn’t convince you that streaming a game from your high-powered PC to a slightly smaller PC was amazing, Steam’s vision might. Released just today out of Beta, Steam In-Home Streaming allows you to play any game you own on Steam on one computer as long as you’ve got a computer with the right requirements on and connected to the same network.

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DOTA 2 network full as TI4 Compendium revealed

DOTA 2 network full as TI4 Compendium revealed

If you’re having DOTA 2 problems, I feel bad for you, son. But so are thousands of other potential players as there’s a queue for the game today. The reason for this should be obvious: the TI4 Compendium has been released.

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Half-Life 2 Android release: NVIDIA SHIELD on tap

Half-Life 2 Android release: NVIDIA SHIELD on tap

Today NVIDIA has sent us a crowbar. This crowbar is green, and it has the text "What would Gordon do?" It has the Half-Life 2 logo on one side, and the NVIDIA SHIELD logo on the other - this means that Half-Life 2 is coming to NVIDIA SHIELD soon. We must assume that this has been in the works for some time - and that Valve’s Source Engine is working with ports of high-powered games very, very well.

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Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Portal Android release Monday: SHIELD gets a masterpiece

Starting on May 12th, Valve will begin their Android invasion with Portal. Today we’ve posted our Portal for Android on NVIDIA SHIELD Review, letting it be known that the game is, in fact, a legitimate full-fledged delivery of the classic game. If this game is any indication of how - with NVIDIA’s help - Valve will be porting games to the mobile environment, they’ve certainly gotten our attention.

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Steam is down: many users having access trouble

Steam is down: many users having access trouble

This afternoon Steam has been having a bit of trouble staying up in several areas. In Europe East servers especially, with a high number of players searching for the term - as you likely know already. There aren’t an inordinate amount of people on Steam at the moment - nearly 5.5 million - and Steam database clients are currently set to "Normal" mode.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order pre-orders kick off on Steam

Wolfenstein: The New Order pre-orders kick off on Steam

Fans of the Wolfenstein game franchise should get out their credit card, the latest game in the franchise is now up for pre-order. Wolfenstein: The New Order can be pre-ordered on Steam for PC gamers right now. Pre-order pricing for the game is $59.99 and you get some extras for ordering early.

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