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Steam on Linux NVIDIA DLSS support coming to some Windows games

Steam on Linux NVIDIA DLSS support coming to some Windows games

Valve has long been trying to get game developers and publishers to see Linux as a serious and profitable gaming platform and not simply because it loves the open source operating system. It basically wants games to be free from their reliance on Windows and Microsoft's development frameworks and, eventually, to have them available on its own Linux-based Steam OS. Steam OS and Steam Machines have largely failed but Valve seems to still be pushing for Linux support for Windows games and its latest attempt is to get NVIDIA's fancy DLSS technology to work on some of those titles.

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LEGO Builder’s Journey expands beyond Apple Arcade

LEGO Builder’s Journey expands beyond Apple Arcade

The unique LEGO experience known as LEGO Builder's Journey was announced as ready to launch on PC and Nintendo Switch at last. This game was first launched on Apple Arcade, for mobile devices and macOS desktop machines. Now it's ready for both the Nintendo Switch portable gaming device and the PC (with Windows) - through Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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Valve’s handheld gaming PC could take on the Nintendo Switch

Valve’s handheld gaming PC could take on the Nintendo Switch

Although gaming handhelds have been around since the days of the Nintendo Game Boy, the Nintendo Switch definitely kicked up interest by a notch, revealing a potentially profitable market for portable devices that can run AAA titles, even in medium or low settings only. That, in turn, has created a series of devices and concept designs inspired by the Switch, except running PC hardware and PC games instead. Given that trend, it's not surprising to hear that Valve, best known for the Steam PC gaming platform, is planning to jump into that fray and no later than the end of this year even.

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Valheim is becoming an unstoppable force in indie gaming

Valheim is becoming an unstoppable force in indie gaming

Ever since it launched in early access earlier this year, Viking-themed survival game Valheim has been racking up sales. While developer Iron Gate was sharing sales milestones for a while after release, the company has stopped giving us updates - likely as it focuses more on finishing Valheim's first major post-launch update. Today, however, we're getting an update on where Valheim sales stand, as Embracer Group has provided new information in its most recent financial report.

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Steam console news teased by Valve boss Gabe Newell

Steam console news teased by Valve boss Gabe Newell

For years now, Steam has been the go-to digital store for PC gamers. To say that Steam is huge in the realm of PC gaming is probably understating the reach that the platform has, even with the Epic Games trying to claw away market share from Valve and grow its own store. After establishing itself as the leader in digital PC sales, it's now possible that we could see Steam games could come to consoles in some fashion later this year.

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HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC just revealed the HTC VIVE Pro 2, complete with options for upgrades. This new headset will be sold in at least two packages - one with the whole "full-kit" experience, the other with the headset alone. This should allow those users who already own a VIVE Pro (the first one) to avoid paying maximum cash for the parts they already own - and likely still already have installed at home.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft Store PC game fees slashed below Steam

Microsoft just cut their cut of profit for the sale of games on the Microsoft Store to 12%. This puts their profit margin down to match that of the Epic Games Store, and well below that of biggest PC game sales store in the world: Steam. Valve's Steam platform currently takes a baseline 30%, with a sliding scale to 25 and 20% for games that are most massively successful.

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Fantastic party game Quiplash is free on Steam, but not for long

Fantastic party game Quiplash is free on Steam, but not for long

If you're looking for a game to play with friends this weekend, it seems that Steam has you covered. Party game Quiplash is free to claim on Steam at the moment, and once you add it to your account, it's yours to keep forever. Like many of these free game promotions, though, Quiplash isn't going to be free forever, and you'll need to claim it fast if you want it in your library.

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Steam rolls out Categories to make browsing games less daunting

Steam rolls out Categories to make browsing games less daunting

Despite Epic Games' attempts to overthrow it, Valve's Steam remains the king of PC games stores. As such, it has thousands of games under its roof to the point that looking through what's available can easily become overwhelming. Sure, there is a search function as well as tags but even those can be too generic or require knowledge beforehand. After baking in its Steam Labs since December, Valve is finally rolling out a major new addition to Steam's interface, organizing games into different categories that seems to encourage exploring the overloaded library of games.

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Days Gone PC gameplay, release date revealed

Days Gone PC gameplay, release date revealed

If you haven't already heard, PS4 exclusive Days Gone is about to begin a new life as a multiplatform title. Next month, the game is heading to PC, and today we're getting our first look at gameplay from the PC version. We're also learning about some of the PC-only features this game will support, with Bend Studio announcing the release date for the PC version as well today.

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Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

When I first heard that there was going to be a "The Lord of the Rings" game centered on Gollum, I was skeptical. I assumed it'd be limiting, putting the gamer in the body of the least-capable character in the series. Imagine my surprise when I realized that this wouldn't be a journey riding along with Frodo and Sam, but taking part in the journey we didn't see on the big screen. This Gollum game takes place after The One Ring came to Bilbo, but before Gollum found his way back to our halfling friends in the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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