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Minecraft Dungeons heads to Steam next month

Minecraft Dungeons heads to Steam next month

For its entire existence so far, Minecraft Dungeons has existed in two places on PC: Xbox Game Pass for PC and the Microsoft Store. If you're a PC gamer and you want to play Minecraft Dungeons, those are your choices. However, that's all changing next month, as Minecraft Dungeons will be launching on Steam will all of its DLCs.

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Frostpunk 2 revealed and it sounds a lot more brutal than the first

Frostpunk 2 revealed and it sounds a lot more brutal than the first

When it launched in 2018, Frostpunk quickly became known as one of the bleakest and most difficult city-building simulation games around. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has frozen over, Frostpunk tasked players with managing the world's last city, keeping its citizens warm and alive while potentially imposing harsh rules to achieve that goal. Today, we learned that Frostpunk is getting a sequel, and this time around, oil will be the resource players will chase to stop the perpetual winter from taking over.

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Cookie Clicker is coming to Steam so the addiction can begin anew

Cookie Clicker is coming to Steam so the addiction can begin anew

In recent years, we've seen the rise of incremental idle games that don't need much human input. Cookie Clicker is largely considered to be one of the trailblazers in the genre, and soon, the Cookie Clicker addiction will be able to start anew. As it turns out, the browser game will be heading to Steam in just a couple of weeks.

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Steam Deck performance doesn’t get a boost in docked mode

Steam Deck performance doesn’t get a boost in docked mode

Valve's Steam Deck handheld gaming PC was immediately compared to the Nintendo Switch when it was first announced, but that's a rather superficial comparison when it comes down to the details. While both are indeed handheld gaming devices, the Steam Deck is more like the Switch Lite with its nonremovable controls. Another critical difference between the two has just surfaced, revealing that the Steam Deck's performance will be the same whether you hold it in your hands or nest it in a dock with a larger, higher-resolution screen.

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Two Point Hospital gets Sonic the Hedgehog items alongside free-to-play weekend

Two Point Hospital gets Sonic the Hedgehog items alongside free-to-play weekend

Sega has revealed that two big promos are launching in Two Point Hospital today. With the first one, we'll see a variety of Sonic the Hedgehog items go live in the game in celebration of Sonic's 30th anniversary. The second is a free-to-play promo that will allow newcomers to the game to check it out without paying for the privilege first.

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Steam beta update gives a much-needed refresh to an essential page

Steam beta update gives a much-needed refresh to an essential page

Valve has rolled out a new Steam beta, and this one is a big one. The changelog is rather brief, but some big changes are coming to the Downloads page in particular. In addition, we're also seeing some updates for the Library, a few updates to the Linux version of Steam, and finally, some tweaks for SteamVR. The biggest changes, however, are found on the Downloads page.

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Dark Souls Remastered discount dies at last: Time for a bigger Steam sale?

Dark Souls Remastered discount dies at last: Time for a bigger Steam sale?

A few years ago, Dark Souls Remastered launched and took the place of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam. For the past two years, From Software and Bandai Namco have offered Dark Souls Remastered at a discount for anyone who owns Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. The studio announced earlier today that the promotion period is coming to an end, but that may not all be bad news.

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Steam Deck optional FPS limiter to offer better battery life

Steam Deck optional FPS limiter to offer better battery life

Valve's Steam Deck, just like many of the company's hardware endeavors, has stirred up mixed responses to the portable PC gaming handheld. The device itself seems to have a yin yang characteristic to it. Its tempting price tag was offset by pre-order chaos, while its capable hardware, at least for a portable computer, was balanced by some puzzling decisions about its performance. The most controversial aspect seems to be the "30 FPS target" for the Steam Deck that Valve revealed. As it turns out, the story is actually more confusing than that simple statement.

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Internet down: Huge outage takes some major sites offline [Updated]

Internet down: Huge outage takes some major sites offline [Updated]

It's not just you, it's Steam, PlayStation, Disney, GoDaddy, Amazon, UPS, LastPass, and a whole bunch of other websites that are out-of-commission right this minute. One part of the problem appears to be an issue with the content distribution network (CDN) Akamai. Tracking for the service suggests that they're experiencing an "emerging issue with the Edge DNS service."

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Steam Next Fest 2021 dates confirmed and Steam Deck casts a big shadow

Steam Next Fest 2021 dates confirmed and Steam Deck casts a big shadow

Even though it feels like the last Steam Next Fest just wrapped up, Valve has already confirmed the details for the autumn Next Fest. Valve today announced that the Steam Next Fest will be returning in October, serving up another collection of game demos that anyone can download and play. As with previous Next Fest events, this one in October will last for a full week.

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RimWorld Ideology expansion and 1.3 update now live: Here are the best bits

RimWorld Ideology expansion and 1.3 update now live: Here are the best bits

RimWorld's latest expansion, Ideology, is now available, alongside a free update that brings the game to version 1.3. Both the expansion and the 1.3 update add a lot of content to the game, so even if you aren't buying Ideology right away (or at all), it sounds like there's plenty of new things awaiting you in RimWorld today.

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Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations opened at the top of the hour, and if you were expecting Steam to buckle under the rush of people looking to reserve one, your expectations were right on the money. Unfortunately, many of those looking to reserve a Steam Deck were greeted by a number of issues, whether they saw the same error messages over and over again, fell victim to a laggy checkout process, or even had their accounts locked for trying to make too many purchases in too short a window of time.

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