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Steam Game Festival kicks off with hundreds of game demos to play

Steam Game Festival kicks off with hundreds of game demos to play

As promised, the first Steam Game Festival for 2021 kicked off mere moments ago. Like the Steam Game Festivals that came before it, this one will be centered around upcoming projects from a large number of developers. The main draw for most Steam users will be the demos that are on offer over the next six days, and in fact, it looks like there will once again be too many demos to play over such a short timespan.

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Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator is free to keep on Steam, but you have to be quick

Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator is free to keep on Steam, but you have to be quick

Normally when we're writing about free PC games, they're coming from the Epic Games Store. Every once in a while, however, developers and publishers will decide to give their game away through Steam, and that's precisely what's happening this weekend with Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator. The game is free to keep on Steam at the moment, but you have to claim it quickly because this promo is only available for a few days.

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Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

When it comes to using a controller on PC, there's no doubt that a lot of people use Xbox controllers of some persuasion. After all, since Xbox and Windows are made by the same company, Xbox controllers have plug-and-play functionality in Windows 10, making them particularly easy to use for PC games. If you use an Xbox controller on PC, here's some good news: Steam has rolled out a new beta that greatly expands support for your controller of choice.

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Steam’s new faceted browsing makes it easier to find discounted games

Steam’s new faceted browsing makes it easier to find discounted games

Steam has received a new searching feature that makes it easier to find precisely what you're looking for in a game, including everything from the type of graphics to the general mood or theme, whether it's first- or third-person, and more. Called Faceted Browsing, the feature is intended to help find new games during the Winter Sale.

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2020 Steam Winter Sale: 8 really good indie PC gaming deals

2020 Steam Winter Sale: 8 really good indie PC gaming deals

The Steam Winter Sale is in full swing, and with many of us staying home for the holidays and growing increasingly weary of this pandemic and the year 2020 in general, this one feels maybe a little more special than it usually does. As always, there are no lack of deals to peruse, and while I usually write a list like this every year, I thought this year I’d shake things up a little bit by focusing entirely on indie games.

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Steam Winter Sale 2020 opens – The games up for grabs

Steam Winter Sale 2020 opens – The games up for grabs

Just as the prophecy (which in this case is SteamDB) foretold, the Steam Winter Sale officially kicked off today. This is one of Steam's biggest sales of the year, matched by only the Summer Sale, and much of Steam's catalog will be discounted for the next two weeks. On top of that, voting for The Steam Awards is also open, with the winners being announced once we're into 2021.

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When does the 2020 Steam Winter Sale begin?

When does the 2020 Steam Winter Sale begin?

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and for PC gamers, that means the Steam Winter Sale is on the horizon. The Winter Sale is one of the two biggest sales of the year for Steam along with the Summer Sale, and it's a big event for PC gamers who may have a break from school or work for the holidays. While Steam hasn't outright confirmed the start date of the Winter Sale just yet, we do have a good idea of when it will kick off.

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These Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and PC game deals will help you forget Cyberpunk 2077

These Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and PC game deals will help you forget Cyberpunk 2077

As we head into the holidays and close out 2020, there are a lot of digital storefronts that are hosting sales on video games. Whether you're playing on Xbox, PlayStation 4, or PC, there are plenty of sales to participate in, though each sale seems to have different lengths and end times. Some of those sales - particularly the Steam winter sale - haven't even started yet for that matter, but thanks to leaks we already have a good idea of which days to mark our calendars.

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Steam News Hub rolls out to everyone: What to expect

Steam News Hub rolls out to everyone: What to expect

After months of testing, Steam today rolled out its News Hub to all users. As the name suggests, the News Hub acts as a personalized space for news on the games you play. For instance, not only will you see every post from the developers of games you play - including announcements and patch notes - but you can also see gaming news posts from a number of publications that are active on Steam through the curator program.

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Steam rolls out PS5 DualSense controller support to everyone

Steam rolls out PS5 DualSense controller support to everyone

Last month, Valve rolled out DualSense support in Steam, only a couple of weeks after the new controller launched alongside the PlayStation 5. At first, DualSense support was only available in the Steam beta client, meaning that Steam users had to first opt-into that client in order to use their DualSense controllers in PC games. Today, that all changed, with Steam shipping a new client update for Steam that includes DualSense support.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will have a day one patch

Cyberpunk 2077 will have a day one patch

Few things can be more annoying for gamers when they buy a new videogame than a massive day one patch you have to download and install before playing the game. Developers behind Cyberpunk 2077 have announced that there will be a day one patch with bug fixes. It's become extremely common for developers to launch video games that are riddled with bugs.

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You can download Cyberpunk 2077 now – here’s when play time starts

You can download Cyberpunk 2077 now – here’s when play time starts

If you're looking to download Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as possible, now's the time. Just so long as you're aiming to download the game before the game launches, and you're attempting to download the game for your PC via GOG, Steam, or the Epic Store. If you're on an Xbox, you'll also be able to download the pre-load of the game right now - but PlayStation users will need to wait a bit.

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