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You already have a SteamOS Machine at home: here’s how

You already have a SteamOS Machine at home: here’s how

Don't bother going out and buying a several thousand-dollar Steam Machine, Valve says you already have one at home. Requirements for installing SteamOS on the computer you already have are relatively low - just so long as you've been upgrading over the past couple of years. Installing and customizing SteamOS will require that your computer be wiped out - but once you do that, you'll be ready to roll. In other words: the Steam Machine you have at home isn't going to be your main desktop - it'll need to be a machine you don't use that often.

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Steam Sale begins in Stealth Mode

Steam Sale begins in Stealth Mode

The Stealth Game Steam Sale begins as a lead-up to whatever spooky bits Valve will reveal for Halloween. This push will include just over 60 games, each of them living inside the "Stealth" genre - one way or the other. This includes games such as Thief (more than one version), the Assassin's Creed series, and Ghost Recon. This is apparently the first "Stealth" Steam event that Valve has ever held, starting this morning and running until October the 16th, 2015.

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SteamOS coming to your local GameStop

SteamOS coming to your local GameStop

Steam will be opening up shop within shop in your local game store soon, bringing Steam products to GameStop, GAME UK, and EB Games Canada. This new section in each of the stores will include sales of the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and a number of Steam Machines. Also present will be "a variety" of Steam-related prepaid cards. This team-up will be exclusive for all Steam Hardware products in the USA, UK, and Canada through the holidays - after that, all stores are fair game.

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch finally available

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch finally available

Batman: Arkham Knight was released a mess and now, finally, is getting a PC patch that will maybe (hopefully) squash all those bugs. The patch was recently up for beta testing, and on Thursday it was announced on Steam that those who’d already grabbed the Arkham Knight for PC game could now get the patch. If you didn’t get the game when it was released (its sales were pulled a short while later), you’ll still need to wait. When the PC game will be going back up for sale is not clear.

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Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Getting tired of playing games as a goat, but don’t find ordinary human characters interesting enough? Late last week a new game launched on Steam called Wonky Pigeon, and in it you play as a pigeon who, apparently, is able to channel his dark side (as if pigeons possess anything more). The gamer is tasked with flying above a city and, it appears, a farm of some sort and identifying targets -- that is, people who are going about their own business until, out of nowhere, the pigeon unleashes its most foul weapon.

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SteamBoy re-named “SMACH Zero”, detailed for release

SteamBoy re-named “SMACH Zero”, detailed for release

Before today the device now known as "SMACH Zero" was far more recognizably called the "SteamBoy". Of course the company Smach Zero more than likely ran into some early legal trouble (or sensed trouble on the horizon) with such a name, so it's been changed to SMACH Zero. This device is a handheld gaming device that runs Valve's SteamOS. That means games from your Steam account accessible on a handheld mobile device.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD lands on PCs August 18

As mentioned last month, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a title in the almost never ending franchise that started its life on the PSP, is coming to the PC. Back then, the announcement was missing a few crucial details. Little did we know that it was because we wouldn't really have to wait that long. Square Enix has just announced that the game arrives 18th of August. But even before that date, you can already pre-order your copy on Steam and get a few goodies, most of which, amusingly, isn't related to the game at all.

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BEAT DA BEAT hits Android, iOS: one bullet for every note

BEAT DA BEAT hits Android, iOS: one bullet for every note

Previously greenlit on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, BEAT DA BEAT will be released for Android and iOS in August. Created by the folks at Nekki in Moscow, this game takes the music of some heavy dubstep musical artists and creates a bullet-hell genre game that dances to the beat. BEAT DA BEAT has flying enemies jamming lasers down your phone while they appear, blast, and shine to the music. "Absolutely everything - enemy's actions, moves, shooting - is build on the base of the song that is currently playing."

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Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Games being delayed because of last minute showstoppers are nothing new. In fact, they have almost become expected. But games being suspended almost immediately after launch is definitely not a common occurrence. So when the PC version of a high profile, highly anticipated title like Batman: Arkham Knight gets pulled from shelves just days after its launch, you can bet that something is terribly wrong. And that is exactly what Warner Bros. Interactive is admitting to on Steam when it announced on Steam that it is halting PC sales until issues are ironed out.

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Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

It has begun - Valve and HTC have shipped the first round of Vive VR headsets to developers of all sorts. What you're about to see is a series of photos of the Vive Dev Kit manual, the box, and the headset itself, as shipped to users across the United States, Canada, and abroad. As Valve's Chet Faliszek suggests, "this first wave includes a wide range of developers from major movie studios, triple A developers, to small indie teams working on their first title."

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Every Fallout 4 video, photo, and detail revealed so far

Every Fallout 4 video, photo, and detail revealed so far

Bethesda Softworks reveals Fallout 4, complete with a full-length in-game engine, images, and graphics for the public. What we're going to be doing here is sending over all the details and the images AND the video so you can get it all in one place. Consider this the definitive detail repository for Fallout 4. To begin, you'll want to know that Bethesda Softworks of Rockville, MD, a ZeniMax Media company, has confirmed the GLOBAL release of Fallout 4. Whether or not that means you'll be able to get the game at the same moment on release day worldwide is not yet known. Below you'll see every photo and video released on Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks thus far.

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Steam is Down, with a new Refund Policy to boot

Steam is Down, with a new Refund Policy to boot

Valve's gaming system Steam is down throughout much of Western Europe as the brand introduces a new Refund Policy. One has very little to do with the other, of course, but both should be taken into consideration as you head to your favorite multiplayer game this afternoon. What you're going to see is a lot less competition from your friends in Germany and a lot more chat about how, if a game is less than 2 hours long, you might just be getting the whole experience for free.

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