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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds isn’t slowing down with latest milestone

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds isn’t slowing down with latest milestone

It's been just six months since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds rolled into early access on Steam. In the time since then, it's become something of a sensation, climbing quickly to one of the most-played games on Steam and becoming one of the most-viewed games on Twitch. While you'd think that this success would slow down eventually, such a decline hasn't actually started yet, as PlayerUnknown himself announced another major milestone for the game today.

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Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft is gearing up for a big week of mixed reality announcements and showcases at IFA 2017, but it's also made a few big reveals ahead of time. Today Microsoft published what could be something of a refresher course to its mixed reality efforts, detailing things like expected pricing (both of mixed reality headset bundles and the PCs that will run them), along with expected content partners and games. Make no mistake, there are certainly some impressive names on that list.

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Darkwood developers put the game on Pirate Bay for those who can’t pay

Darkwood developers put the game on Pirate Bay for those who can’t pay

While most indie game developers would prefer that players didn't pirate their titles, the three-person team calling itself Acid Wizard Studio have done things a bit differently. They've taken their recently released horror game Darkwood and put it up for free on the popular torrent site Pirate Bay, all without any DRM. The reason? They simply want everyone who's interested to play their game, even if they can't afford it.

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Steam Link app now available for Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app now available for Samsung Smart TVs

Steam users who happen to own a recent Samsung Smart TV are in luck, as they no longer need to drop $50 on the physical Steam Link box in order to play PC games on their television. Following a beta test back in early July, the official Steam Link app can now be downloaded from the Smart Hub store on Samsung Smart TVs, allowing users to play games from a PC in another room, minus the pre-release bugs.

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Stardew Valley multiplayer mode finally detailed – here’s what to expect

Stardew Valley multiplayer mode finally detailed – here’s what to expect

It's been a long time coming, but today we're finally get significant details about Stardew Valley's upcoming multiplayer mode. Fans of the indie darling have been waiting a long time for these details to be released, and after getting the core systems in place, developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and publisher Chucklefish are ready to share them. Unfortunately, you'll be stuck waiting a while longer if you were hoping that Stardew Valley's multiplayer mode would release this year.

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PUBG just passed a massive Steam milestone

PUBG just passed a massive Steam milestone

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a phenomenon in the world of PC gaming. The game has only been available since March, but in those four months, it has managed to sell over six million copies. An impressive enough feat for an early access title, but now PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is onto breaking long-held Steam records.

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New PUBG update will bring FPS mode, paid cosmetic crates

New PUBG update will bring FPS mode, paid cosmetic crates

The next update for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is going to be a big one. Not only will the update be adding the previously-announced first-person mode into the game, but as developer Bluehole announced today, it will be adding three new types of cosmetic crates. These new crates will feature outfits influenced by Battle Royale, the movie that inspires the gameplay of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

Valve’s banhammer hits 40,000 accounts after Steam Summer Sale

The annual Steam sales in winter and summer are events that a lot of PC gamers look forward to, but what if you woke up the day after the sale to discover that your Steam account has been VAC banned? That was the reality for more than 40,000 Steam users on July 6 - just one day after the Summer Sale ended. That, in case you were wondering, is a lot of VAC bans for a single day.

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Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Valve's Steam Link is a pretty handy tool if you're looking to play your PC games on your TV, especially if your PC and TV are in separate rooms. The only problem is that the Steam Link box currently costs $50 from the Steam store, making it a somewhat expensive accessory. The good news is that Valve and Samsung have teamed up to the throw the physical Steam Link requirement out the window, provided you have a certain Samsung Smart TV sitting in your living room.

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Google Blocks app brings DIY OBJ to all

Google Blocks app brings DIY OBJ to all

This week the folks at Google have created a new system for digital object creation called Blocks. This Google Blocks system allows the user to span the virtual universe with their creations in a way never before possible - at least not with this user interface. And before you ask, no, it's not just a new name for Minecraft - it's a whole different ballgame.

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Steam VR “Knuckles” controller has a lot of capacitive sensors

Steam VR “Knuckles” controller has a lot of capacitive sensors

One of the remaining problems with VR, AR, and MR platforms is input. All of them use one form of stick or another, and none of them currently emulate the feel of a hand moving and grasping in the real world. Valve, however, might be coming close to a solution without having to resort to gloves or exoskeletons. The "Knuckles", Valve's nickname for the next gen Steam VR controller, does this by having nearly a dozen capacitive sensors in it.

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Steam Summer Sale starts: Store down as deals dashed

Steam Summer Sale starts: Store down as deals dashed

Here's a bit of good news: PayPal was right and the Steam Summer Sale kicked off today! Now here's a bit of bad news: the Steam store is currently crippled because of heavy traffic. If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket, it looks like you'll have to wait to spend it.

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