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Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

With today marking the end of the Steam winter sale, we're getting a look into which games made the most cash in 2016. Steam has delivered a list of its 100 top sellers, and you might be surprised by a few that topped the ranking. Keep in mind that these 100 games are the highest-grossing games of the year, so you'll see some free-to-play titles sneak into the final group.

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First ever Steam Awards ends, here are the winners

First ever Steam Awards ends, here are the winners

Awards in the gaming industry, whether big-time, Triple-A stuff or indie, are nothing new. There are even halls of fame, like in history, sports, or entertainment. But awards from a single distribution platform? Virtually unheard of! That is, until Valve decided it was time to set the course of history straight with its first ever Steam Awards which just concluded at the turning of the year. Now the votes are in and the trophy winners have been revealed. But if you were expecting anything like the Emmy's, you're definitely in the wrong industry.

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A Virtual Reality gun tracked IRL: Athena by Ilium

A Virtual Reality gun tracked IRL: Athena by Ilium

The folks at Ilium want to create a device that'll be tracked in virtual reality to make the reality of shooting games in VR more real. What could possibly go wrong with this situation? If they're able to create this accessory in a limited fashion and keep it supported through the largest platforms available - very little could go wrong. Of course they need to get some funds for it, first.

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The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

For a lot of PC gamers, Christmas means one thing: Steam gift cards. The holiday season is the perfect time to fill your Steam wallet, too, as we find ourselves smack in the middle of the Steam winter sale. With nearly 16,000 games on sale, there's a truly overwhelming number of options, so here are a few ideas that might help you get your spending spree rolling.

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Double Dragon IV lands on PC and PS4 January 30

Double Dragon IV lands on PC and PS4 January 30

A new video game has been announced that fighting game fans will be excited about. The game is the 30th Anniversary version of Double Dragon IV. The game will launch on January 30 and will be available for the PS4 and on Steam. This game marks the first update in the franchise since the 2012 Double Dragon Neon title.

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Valve fined $2.2M in Australia over Steam refunds

Valve fined $2.2M in Australia over Steam refunds

If buying games digitally, either on PC or console, has taught us one thing, it's that the idea of refunds is quickly disappearing. That's not always the case outside the US, however, where some countries' consumer protection laws still enforce refunds on digital purchases. It seems gaming giant Valve is learning that lesson the hard way, as an Australian court has fined the company AUD$3 million (nearly US$2.2 million) for not offering refunds on Steam purchases for several years.

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Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Bad news for those of you looking to snag some tasty gaming deals: Steam is down at the moment. If you're having a problem accessing the store, any of Steam's community features, or game servers based on Steamworks, the good news is that this problem isn't on your end. The bad news is that this seems to be a fairly massive outage, and there's no word when Steam will come back.

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Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

As the all-knowing PayPal foretold, the Steam winter sale for 2016 has begun. Like all the sales before it, this one brings plenty of discounts on much of Steam's catalog. The sale will last until January 2nd as well, giving you plenty of time to consider your options.

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Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 is getting its first premium DLC today, and Poland is the star of the show. It seems that Civilization 6 will follow the same DLC structure as that of its predecessor, offering inexpensive civilization and scenario packs alongside more costly expansions. Poland is the first add-on civilization to the game, and it's bringing some potentially overpowered traits with it.

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Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

For gamers, no holiday season is complete without the Steam winter sale, and now we know when this year's event is going to kick off. Steam's holiday sale is usually its biggest of the year, typically offering two weeks of deep discounts on most of its game catalog. Thanks to PayPal's UK arm, we know that the festivities begin later this week.

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Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam can now configure PS4 DUALSHOCK4 like Steam controllers

Steam is a PC gaming platform, which, to some people, equates to keyboard and mouse. Some PC games, however, can also be played with a gamepad. And with Steam’s own push into “lean back” gaming, the need for controller support in Steam has become even more important. Steam’s own odd Steam Controller solution, however, doesn’t exactly mesh with some gamers. Fortunately, there is another solution available: the PS4 DualShock4 controller. As promised, Steam has brought native support for Sony’s gamepad, allowing users to customize not just its buttons but even its gyroscope.

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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ DLC hits Steam on January 3

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ DLC hits Steam on January 3

The Binding of Isaac expansion "Afterbirth+" will be available via Steam starting on January 3, the game's creator has announced. The DLC will cost $9.99 USD, discounted to $6.66 during the first week for those with the first DLC, and comes ahead of the planned spring 2017 release of the console version. A trailer teasing the newest DLC has also been published.

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