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Death Stranding for PC will launch on Steam and Epic at the same time

Death Stranding for PC will launch on Steam and Epic at the same time

At the tail end of October, we learned that Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is coming to PC. The launch won't be happening until sometime next summer, meaning the game will remain a PlayStation 4 exclusive for half a year or more. While we don't have a specific release date for the PC version of Death Stranding yet, we did learn some encouraging news about its release over the weekend.

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Steam Cloud Gaming could challenge Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud

Steam Cloud Gaming could challenge Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud

Cloud-powered game streaming is really nothing new but Google's announcement of its Stadia service put the technology back in the headlines. It won't be alone, though as Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own Project xCloud service and you can bet Sony's PlayStation won't be far behind. With some big names getting their feet wet in this still tiny game streaming market, it might not be surprising to hear that Valve may soon make its own play with something called Steam Cloud Gaming.

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Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is finally rolling out

Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is finally rolling out

PC gamers rejoice! The oldest existing digital game distribution platform isn't looking so ancient anymore. After almost two decades, Steam is finally rolling out the first major update to its game library. Some will probably already know what's in store when the update their Steam client and, like it or not, your library is about to get more social and crowded than ever.

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EA Games back on Steam, at last

EA Games back on Steam, at last

Electronic Arts and Valve announced a partnership to bring EA Games-distributed games to Steam, at long last. They also announced that they'd be bringing the EA Games-specific gaming subscription service to Steam. Per Valve's Game Newell, this partnership with EA will "bring their great games and subscription service to Steam" as well as "open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way."

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Steam Remote Play Together beta is now available for all

Steam Remote Play Together beta is now available for all

Most games these days, be it on PC, console, and especially mobile, have an element of online gameplay, sometimes even when it doesn't make sense. There are, however, still some titles that require cooperating or competing players to be in the same local network, which practically means being in the same room or at least in the same building. These local multiplayer games may foster social interactions but they also hamper the gaming experience. Fortunately, then, Valve is now beta testing Steam Remote Play Together to fix that.

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Next 3 Steam Sale dates have leaked

Next 3 Steam Sale dates have leaked

We're quickly closing in on the end of the year, and among other things, that means Steam sales are coming. While the Winter Sale has historically been the big sale to save for in the latter half of the year, more recently it's been joined by both the Halloween Sale and the Autumn Sale. If you're looking to save up so you have some spare cash to spend during any of these sales, then good news: The dates for all three have leaked out.

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Steam Remote Play Together will let you play local multiplayer games online

Steam Remote Play Together will let you play local multiplayer games online

Local multiplayer can be a beautiful thing, but when your friends are far away, the "local" part becomes a problem. Steam is looking to solve that issue by rolling out a new feature called Remote Play Together, which allows users to play local multiplayer games over the internet. This feature works with split-screen and shared screen games, allowing you to play them with a friend when they aren't sitting right next to you.

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Terminator: Resistance trailer isn’t Colonial Marines… we hope

Terminator: Resistance trailer isn’t Colonial Marines… we hope

The trailer begins with a block of TERMINATOR lettering that says we'll be playing in Los Angeles, 2028, 31 years after Judgement Day. It looks a whole lot like we're going to be playing a first person shooter like METRO Exodus but with terminator machines and sound effects and visuals instead of post-apocalyptic Russian monster madness.

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Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is now in public beta

Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is now in public beta

Despite the challenge that Epic Games raised against it, Valve's Steam remains the digital game distribution platform of choice for the majority of developers and publishers. That, however, doesn't mean it offers the best experience when browsing and looking for games. After 16 years, Valve is finally changing the face of Steam and those who want to try it out can now do so. At their own risk, of course.

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Steam tweaks recommended games to de-emphasize popular titles

Steam tweaks recommended games to de-emphasize popular titles

Discovery on Steam is something that has always been difficult to perfect, due in part to the sheer number of games on the service. Steam has attempted to improve the discovery system over the years, and while some aspects have gotten better, sometimes people still encounter recommendations that don't make much sense. Today, Valve issued an update to Steam Discovery, and the changes it's making could be pretty big.

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Civilization VI adds its own brand of Battle Royale gameplay

Civilization VI adds its own brand of Battle Royale gameplay

You know that battle royale is THE thing in gaming when even games that you'd least expect adds a battle royale mode. That's the head-scratching revelation that game developers Firaxis made in its September 2019 update for Sid Meier's Civilization VI. More than just the usual fixes and balancing changes, the update's new Red Death feature turns the normally peaceful and relaxing game into a massive battle for survival.

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KFC breaks into gaming with a Colonel Sanders dating sim (yes really)

KFC breaks into gaming with a Colonel Sanders dating sim (yes really)

KFC has done a lot of strange things to draw attention to its brand in recent years, but this might be the strangest yet. KFC has revealed that it's breaking into the gaming space by acting as publisher on a dating sim. With KFC at the helm, that means none other than Colonel Sanders will be the object of your affection, though the version of Colonel Sanders that's in this game probably isn't the one you're used to seeing.

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