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Steam console news teased by Valve boss Gabe Newell

Steam console news teased by Valve boss Gabe Newell

For years now, Steam has been the go-to digital store for PC gamers. To say that Steam is huge in the realm of PC gaming is probably understating the reach that the platform has, even with the Epic Games trying to claw away market share from Valve and grow its own store. After establishing itself as the leader in digital PC sales, it's now possible that we could see Steam games could come to consoles in some fashion later this year.

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HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC just revealed the HTC VIVE Pro 2, complete with options for upgrades. This new headset will be sold in at least two packages - one with the whole "full-kit" experience, the other with the headset alone. This should allow those users who already own a VIVE Pro (the first one) to avoid paying maximum cash for the parts they already own - and likely still already have installed at home.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft just cut their cut of profit for the sale of games on the Microsoft Store to 12%. This puts their profit margin down to match that of the Epic Games Store, and well below that of biggest PC game sales store in the world: Steam. Valve's Steam platform currently takes a baseline 30%, with a sliding scale to 25 and 20% for games that are most massively successful.

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Fantastic party game Quiplash is free on Steam, but not for long

Fantastic party game Quiplash is free on Steam, but not for long

If you're looking for a game to play with friends this weekend, it seems that Steam has you covered. Party game Quiplash is free to claim on Steam at the moment, and once you add it to your account, it's yours to keep forever. Like many of these free game promotions, though, Quiplash isn't going to be free forever, and you'll need to claim it fast if you want it in your library.

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Steam rolls out Categories to make browsing games less daunting

Steam rolls out Categories to make browsing games less daunting

Despite Epic Games' attempts to overthrow it, Valve's Steam remains the king of PC games stores. As such, it has thousands of games under its roof to the point that looking through what's available can easily become overwhelming. Sure, there is a search function as well as tags but even those can be too generic or require knowledge beforehand. After baking in its Steam Labs since December, Valve is finally rolling out a major new addition to Steam's interface, organizing games into different categories that seems to encourage exploring the overloaded library of games.

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Days Gone PC gameplay, release date revealed

Days Gone PC gameplay, release date revealed

If you haven't already heard, PS4 exclusive Days Gone is about to begin a new life as a multiplatform title. Next month, the game is heading to PC, and today we're getting our first look at gameplay from the PC version. We're also learning about some of the PC-only features this game will support, with Bend Studio announcing the release date for the PC version as well today.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

When I first heard that there was going to be a "The Lord of the Rings" game centered on Gollum, I was skeptical. I assumed it'd be limiting, putting the gamer in the body of the least-capable character in the series. Imagine my surprise when I realized that this wouldn't be a journey riding along with Frodo and Sam, but taking part in the journey we didn't see on the big screen. This Gollum game takes place after The One Ring came to Bilbo, but before Gollum found his way back to our halfling friends in the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Chrome OS “Game Mode” brings Chromebooks closer to Steam gaming

Chrome OS “Game Mode” brings Chromebooks closer to Steam gaming

Starting out as an overgrown browser on affordable but low-powered laptops, Chrome OS has now grown into something that Microsoft and Apple now consider to be a deadly rival, especially in education and enterprise markets. The platform has definitely grown to become a software powerhouse that could run almost any app, whether directly or indirectly. Its next trick, however, is gaming, and recent changes to Chrome OS's source code hints that Google might be getting close to making that happen.

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Steam Game Festival becomes Next Fest: Here’s when to expect it

Steam Game Festival becomes Next Fest: Here’s when to expect it

The Steam Game Festival is getting something of a branding refresh. From here on out, the Steam Game Festival will be known as Steam Next Fest, with Valve saying that it decided on the name change to "more directly communicate its focus." In addition to this name change, Valve also confirmed when the next Steam Next Fest will be taking place, and it seems to line up well with E3.

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Steam Remote Play Together makes it easier to game with anyone (and there’s a sale too)

Steam Remote Play Together makes it easier to game with anyone (and there’s a sale too)

Perhaps spurred by the pandemic keeping everyone at home, Steam has spent the last several months building out its Remote Play Together service. At first, it started as a way to play select local co-op games online with Steam friends. Then, earlier this month, it expanded again, this time allowing users to invite someone who doesn't even have a Steam account to play games with them.

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Valheim update brings a long list of changes big and small

Valheim update brings a long list of changes big and small

Viking survival game Valheim received a new patch this morning, and it's arriving with quite an extensive list of changes. One of these changes seemingly fixes an exploit that allowed players to passively and infinitely farm drops from Greydwarves, so if you've been surrounding Greydwarf spawners with fires and letting those do the work for you, it sounds like you're going to need to find a different way to farm your resin and wood.

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