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Metro 2033 is free to keep on Steam, but not for long

Metro 2033 is free to keep on Steam, but not for long

Every once in a while, Steam will offer a game for free for a limited time - generally over the course of a weekend. One of those weekends is happening now, with Steam offering free copies of Metro 2033. The game is yours to keep if you add it during your library while it's free, but you don't have long to do it.

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Valve Artifact Dota 2 card game no longer in development

Valve Artifact Dota 2 card game no longer in development

Once upon a time, digital card games were all the rage thanks to the success of Blizzard's Hearthstone, based on the Warcraft lore, but few managed to replicate its magic formula. Even long-time brands in the real-world physical TCG/CCG industry like Magic The Gathering didn't fare as well and Mojang's first foray into that market, Scrolls, was an even bigger failure. Unsurprisingly, Valve also tried its hand at that by designing Artifact around the Dota 2 MOBA but it now seems that the end is nigh for both Classic and "2.0" Foundry versions.

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Steam Link Linux release reminds us how simple game streaming can be

Steam Link Linux release reminds us how simple game streaming can be

Valve released a Linux version of its Steam Link app, allowing the connectivity system to work on even MORE devices than before. This is just the latest in a line of operating systems made available to work with Steam Link, including Windows, Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. And it's all free, provided you have a Steam account and own a game or two.

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Steam Remote Play Together won’t require a Steam account for one invite

Steam Remote Play Together won’t require a Steam account for one invite

Gaming can be an intensely social activity, despite stereotypes, but most of the interactions among gamers happen online these days. There are video games that are meant to be played together with a small band of friends, often over a local network. COVID-19 restrictions have made it harder to get together for local multiplayer games and some friends might not even live in the same country or continent. Valve made the Steam Remote Play Together feature exactly for that purpose and soon it won't even require a Steam account to use, at least for some of the players.

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Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Once upon a time, Steam envisioned homes with a Steam Machine gaming box in their living rooms. The idea of playing PC games on such a large screen and on the comfort of your couch would have gone well if not for the fact that most PC games are designed with keyboard and mouse in mind. That may no longer be true today, with a variety of games across genres advertising support for game controllers. With Steam's latest dashboard feature, the PC gaming market's biggest distributor is telling developers to start caring about controller support.

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Valve refuses Apple’s “narrow” data request in battle VS Epic

Valve refuses Apple’s “narrow” data request in battle VS Epic

In an ongoing legal battle VS Epic, Apple's requested that non-party Valve deliver a series of data points. Apple's suggestion is that the biggest competitor to Epic's "Epic Games Store" is Valve's game store Steam. Apple's lawyers suggest that their "request is very narrow", while Valve's lawyers suggest "Apple wrongly claims those requests are narrow. They are not."

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DOTA 2 Netflix anime launch date announced

DOTA 2 Netflix anime launch date announced

DOTA has really come a long way. It started out as a third-party mod for WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, the popular Defense of the Ancients caught the interest of Valve. No longer tied to Blizzard's property and no longer an acronym, Valve was free to take DOTA 2 places where its predecessor couldn't even dare. That apparently includes an animated series that will be premiering on Netflix next month, an honor the very few games, even bigger ones than DOTA 2, could boast of.

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Steam’s 2021 Lunar New Year Sale is now live, but not for long

Steam’s 2021 Lunar New Year Sale is now live, but not for long

Just as the oracles over at SteamDB foretold, the 2021 Steam Lunar New Year Sale is officially underway, and this time, we don't even have to contend with a struggling Steam store for the first few hours of it. There are thousands of games on sale, but unlike the Summer and Winter Sales that get a ton of attention from gamers, you'll need to act quick if you want to take advantage of these deals.

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When does the 2021 Steam Lunar New Year Sale begin?

When does the 2021 Steam Lunar New Year Sale begin?

It was only a few weeks ago that we were in the midst of the Steam Winter Sale, and now we seem to approaching the kick off to a new one. Like many other platform holders, Valve is expected to host a Lunar New Year Sale on Steam this year, and if you've got your eye on a game, you're probably best off waiting to buy it, as that sale is rumored to kick off very soon.

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Forza Horizon 4 heads to Steam next month

Forza Horizon 4 heads to Steam next month

Over time, Microsoft has been attempting to make its games more accessible to PC players. This started with the company committing to bringing its first-party Xbox games over to PC. Then Microsoft made a PC version of Xbox Game Pass, and we've even seen a large number of games launch on Steam in addition to the Microsoft Store. Microsoft announced today that Forza Horizon 4 will soon be joining those first-party games on Steam, and it'll be arriving next month.

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Valve lawsuit loss means this Steam Controller cost $4-million

Valve lawsuit loss means this Steam Controller cost $4-million

The folks at SCUF and Ironburg Inventions sued Valve a few years ago for patent infringement. They claimed that Valve's "Steam Controller" was made without the proper paperwork, working with SCUF to license their patents for back-facing paddle controls. But wait, you might be saying, the Steam Controller isn't the only controller with back-facing paddles, right? You're right!

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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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