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Steam Controller orders being refunded as stocks run out completely

Steam Controller orders being refunded as stocks run out completely

If you haven't heard the news yet, Valve has been clearing out its inventory of Steam Controllers by selling at its cheapest possible price (excluding shipping and taxes). But if you were still planning on getting one, perhaps for posterity's sake, you can forget getting it at that low price. Valve has run out of stocks of the controller that wasn't meant to be and since it won't be making any new ones, it is giving buyers their $5 back, hopefully, to put towards buying a proper game controller.

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Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price

Steam Controller has been discontinued and is now at its lowest price

Valve is perhaps best known for the Steam PC games store and Half-Life. Some may even know it for Team Fortress, the Source engine, and the first Portal game. What the company isn't really known for is its hardware, like the Steam Machines and the physical Steam Link. Now yet another such product is about to bite the dust as the eccentric Steam Controller's price drops as Valve clears out its stock.

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Valve suggests Half-Life: Alyx is just the start of the franchise’s return

Valve suggests Half-Life: Alyx is just the start of the franchise’s return

Yesterday, Valve officially unveiled Half-Life: Alyx, a new VR game that's more or less reviving the much-loved franchise from dormancy. While fans have been waiting more than a decade for Half-Life 3, it's clear at this point that Half-Life: Alyx is not that fabled game. Instead, it's set between the original Half-Life and Half-Life 2, giving us insight into Alyx Vance's efforts against the Combine between those two titles.

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Half-Life: Alyx officially unveiled as Valve Index’s killer app

Half-Life: Alyx officially unveiled as Valve Index’s killer app

Just as Valve promised earlier in the week, today we got the official reveal of Half-Life: Alyx. We already knew that Half-Life: Alyx would be a VR title, but today, Valve gave us more information about the game and its compatibility with various VR headsets. As the name suggests, we'll be playing as Alyx Vance as she works with her father to set an early resistance against the Combine in motion.

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Steam Sale today for post-Beta launch of Remote Play Together

Steam Sale today for post-Beta launch of Remote Play Together

There's an event today on Steam that celebrates the passing out-of-Beta of the Steam Remote Play Together system. This system was in public Beta testing for "roughly one month" and is already ready to roll for users - and now works for iOS and Android devices, too. The Steam Sale today focuses on games that work with the Remote Play Together system.

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Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s flagship VR game whatever that means

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s flagship VR game whatever that means

Valve is perhaps best known for the Steam PC gaming store and platform but it is perhaps a lesser known fact that it has also developed and published a few games, including the famous Half-Life franchise. It is, however, also infamous for being unable to follow up on its ow promises of sequels, particularly in completing trilogies. The company is now stirring up the waters by announcing what it says is its flagship VR game. But, no, Half-Life: Alyx might not be the Half-Life 3 fans were promised many moons ago.

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Steam Cloud Gaming could challenge Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud

Steam Cloud Gaming could challenge Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud

Cloud-powered game streaming is really nothing new but Google's announcement of its Stadia service put the technology back in the headlines. It won't be alone, though as Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own Project xCloud service and you can bet Sony's PlayStation won't be far behind. With some big names getting their feet wet in this still tiny game streaming market, it might not be surprising to hear that Valve may soon make its own play with something called Steam Cloud Gaming.

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Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is finally rolling out

Steam Library’s long-overdue makeover is finally rolling out

PC gamers rejoice! The oldest existing digital game distribution platform isn't looking so ancient anymore. After almost two decades, Steam is finally rolling out the first major update to its game library. Some will probably already know what's in store when the update their Steam client and, like it or not, your library is about to get more social and crowded than ever.

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EA Games back on Steam, at last

EA Games back on Steam, at last

Electronic Arts and Valve announced a partnership to bring EA Games-distributed games to Steam, at long last. They also announced that they'd be bringing the EA Games-specific gaming subscription service to Steam. Per Valve's Game Newell, this partnership with EA will "bring their great games and subscription service to Steam" as well as "open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way."

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Steam Remote Play Together beta is now available for all

Steam Remote Play Together beta is now available for all

Most games these days, be it on PC, console, and especially mobile, have an element of online gameplay, sometimes even when it doesn't make sense. There are, however, still some titles that require cooperating or competing players to be in the same local network, which practically means being in the same room or at least in the same building. These local multiplayer games may foster social interactions but they also hamper the gaming experience. Fortunately, then, Valve is now beta testing Steam Remote Play Together to fix that.

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Next 3 Steam Sale dates have leaked

Next 3 Steam Sale dates have leaked

We're quickly closing in on the end of the year, and among other things, that means Steam sales are coming. While the Winter Sale has historically been the big sale to save for in the latter half of the year, more recently it's been joined by both the Halloween Sale and the Autumn Sale. If you're looking to save up so you have some spare cash to spend during any of these sales, then good news: The dates for all three have leaked out.

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Steam Remote Play Together will let you play local multiplayer games online

Steam Remote Play Together will let you play local multiplayer games online

Local multiplayer can be a beautiful thing, but when your friends are far away, the "local" part becomes a problem. Steam is looking to solve that issue by rolling out a new feature called Remote Play Together, which allows users to play local multiplayer games over the internet. This feature works with split-screen and shared screen games, allowing you to play them with a friend when they aren't sitting right next to you.

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