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  1. DooKey

    Improvements to the "Upcoming" tab on Steam

    Over on the Steam blog they are talking about some improvements they've made on the Upcoming tab that some may or may not like. According to the blog the old tab just listed everything in a somewhat chronological order of upcoming titles and they felt that wasn't doing its job. Now the Upcoming...
  2. R

    Tencent Going After Steam With WeGame Launching Worldwide

    Tencent has announced that it plans to take it's PC games marketplace, WeGame, worldwide starting with a Hong Kong version. The announcement comes shortly after Valve announced a Chinese version of it's PC games marketplace, Steam. While WeGame is tiny compared to Steam, currently having only...
  3. FrgMstr

    Best Steam Games of 2018 So Far

    Steam has published its "The Best of 2018 (SO FAR)" list that covers its Top Sellers, Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Games, and the Most Simultaneous Players. Interestingly, the number 2 and 3 spots on the Top Sellers list are Free to Play.
  4. FrgMstr

    17 Steam Tips and Tricks

    While I would not exactly call all 17 of these Steam Tips and Tricks over at PC World "obscure," there were several of these that I was not aware of. Your mileage may vary. Steam’s rife with hidden features that can help you get more out of your PC gaming experience—tricks that few people...
  5. FrgMstr

    Steam is Learning about this Game

    cageymaru pointed out this new feature on Steam. On this particular game, Protolife, if you look down below the "Single-player" and "Full controller support" categorie, you will see where it states, "Steam is learning about this game." If you hover over the question mark next to that you will...
  6. R

    Layers of Fear is Free on Steam

    The psychological horror game Layers of Fear is free for a limited time on Steam. No catch, click the button and it's yours forever. I've watched a few videos of it and it looks really good if you're into the genre. Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on...
  7. FrgMstr

    Steam Hates Windows XP and Vista

    If you are a Windows XP or Vista OS kind of person that games, you will be out of luck when it comes to Steam on January 1, 2019. Official Steam support will stop on that date. As for now, the new Steam Chat will not be supported either. I still have an XP box running here with a 35w Athlon...
  8. modi123

    Reminder - January 1st, 2019 - Steam stops support for XP/Vista

    Reminder to get, at least, on to Win7. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1558-AFCM-4577
  9. R

    Valve Goes After Discord With Steam Chat

    Today Valve has announced "Steam Chat," and it looks an awful lot like DIscord. In fact, other than the Steam-ish skin, well and the fact it can be integrated into Steam, it's hard to tell the difference between Steam Chat and Discord. You can see what games everyone is playing, create groups or...
  10. DooKey

    Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store? Part Deux

    It was only a couple of days ago that we reported Steam is going to let almost anything stay in their store unless it is illegal or trolling. However, they just removed four more games from Steam and it doesn't appear that these games fit the loose definition they provided just day ago. So...
  11. R

    Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Free For First 100 Hours

    Dubbed as a "last-weirdo-standing battle royale game," Totally Accurate Battlegrounds started as an April Fool's parody of the Battle ROyale genera, and the game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. As a special offer, for the first 100 hours after the games release, you get the game for free...
  12. R

    Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store?

    In an interesting post to the Steam Blog today, Erik Johnson goes over what games get to be on the steam store. Specifically, should Steam be selling games with adult or violent content? Surprisingly, Steam does have groups of people looking at the contents of every controversial title that is...
  13. R

    Valve Makes Games, Steam, And Crazy Prototype VR HMDs

    A trip to Valve Software's about page will inform you that Valve makes games, Steam, and hardware. A more fitting headline would state "At Valve we make nearly infinite amounts of cash," but that's a different story. One interesting thing however is if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the...
  14. DooKey

    How Much Have You Spent on Steam?

    I've always wondered how much I've spent on my Steam addiction over the years and now I've found out. I just hit this link and it told me I've spent $2,452.73 but I would have guessed a larger number. Anyway, I consider it money well spent and I'm sure I'll add to that total significantly...
  15. DooKey

    Steam Client had a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability for at Least 10 Years

    Don't delete your Steam client. The vulnerability has been fixed, but the simple fact of the matter is it was just sitting there for at least ten years. This was a nasty vulnerability that would allow remote code execution on the computer hosting the client. There were no known attacks using...
  16. FrgMstr

    Valve Removes Active Shooter

    Valve has removed the Active Shooter game from its Steam Store which we talked about here last week. As is reported by Variety, Valve had many more reasons to pull the title rather than just the social outrage du jour. Thanks cageymaru. “This developer and publisher is, in fact, a person...
  17. DooKey

    Apple Blocks Steam Link on iOS

    Earlier this month we told you about Steam Link and how you could use it to stream games to your mobile device. Original plans were for an Android and iOS version. Both versions were approved and were readied for roll out this month. However, Apple has revoked its approval because of 'business...
  18. Z

    Steam VR not detecting HP mixed reality headset

    I just updated my windows 7 I5-6500 w 1070 card to windows 10 actually Microsoft tech did it as my digital license wouldn't work. Anyhow it ended up being a custom install of 1803. Now the Windows VR portal works fine and plays the MS store VR games ok. However It does not detect the HP...
  19. DooKey

    HuniePop and Other Adult Games Facing Removal From Steam Store

    It seems that Valve is on a crusade to remove games from Steam that are claimed to include pornographic content. Not that this is a bad thing because it is their house, so their rules, but some developers are crying foul because they don't believe their content is pornographic. However, some of...
  20. Armenius

    Players less concerned by bugs than bad game design, study finds

    Interesting article on Games Industry.biz talks about the results of an empirical study of game reviews on the Steam platform. Key takeaways from negative reviews: Only 17% mentioned bugs 57% noted game design issues Overall, found to be useful to developers, containing fewer "not helpful"...
  21. R

    Steam Hardware Survey Was Wrong

    Every month Steam posts it's Steam Hardware & Software Survey, giving data on what hardware and software are Steam users running. While it has long been a bit questionable about the validity of the data, The Tech Report's Wayne Manion has posted an article today explaining that the last few...
  22. R

    Arma 3 Free to Play Weekend

    In celebration of selling 4 million copies on Steam, Arma 3 is having a free to play weekend, as well as being on sale for $13.59, which is 66% off, and all Arma 3 DLC is on sale as well. DSOGaming has done a good writeup of Arma 3 if you don't know what the game is about, you can pick up Arma 3...
  23. Bankie

    Steam Spring VR Sale

    Just started today. Gorn - $14.99 Tiltbrush - $9.99 Audioshield - $9.99 Arizona Sunshine - $21.99 Duck Season - $14.99 A bunch more for 25-75% off but I'm too lazy to post them. https://store.steampowered.com/sale/vrspringsale/
  24. DooKey

    Together VR Game Might Ruin Your Life

    Together VR is available on Steam and this game might just ruin your life with its "remarkable" physics. You can check out the video of game play below and see how things move around. Don't watch this at work if VR jiggles aren't allowed. Thanks, cageymaru. Watch the video here.
  25. FrgMstr

    New Steam Privacy Settings

    Yesterday's episode of Cuck the Zuck got Gabe Newell's attention and he has acted quickly so as to not end up on a highchair in front of Congress. Seriously, the folks over at Steam have not taken kindly to apps like SteamSpy and are looking to boot its ability to collect game data on your...
  26. DooKey

    Razer Launches Their Own Game Store

    Razer has joined the ranks of companies that want to sell you games. Their platform is the Razer Game Store and they will sell you a Steam or Uplay game code that will earn you rewards towards a Razer product. Overall I like what they're doing and since I like some of their products I'll...
  27. R

    Skyrim VR Available Today, Requirements Released

    Last month we wrote that Skyrim VR was available for pre-order, and release day is finally upon us. In addition to the $60 you will need to hand over for the game, Bethesda has released the PC Requirements. Fairly hefty requirements for a 7 year old game, hopefully there is enough improvements...
  28. FrgMstr

    The Steam Machine is Dead

    Valve has sent its Steam Machine initiative the way of the dodo bird. While Hot Hardware points to the inexpensive Steam Link being the final nail in the coffin, we have always felt that Valve's bungling with selling its own hardware like the Steam Controller was its own self-imposed major...
  29. R

    PC Building Simulator Out Now

    Memory prices and impossible to find GPUs got you down? Well hear not because PC Building Simulator has been released in Early Access on Steam to help ease the symptoms of having no hardware to play with. In the game you can build your ultimate battle station in a free-build mode, learn how to...
  30. R

    Ubisoft Publisher Weekend Sale On Steam

    Ubisoft gets a lot of hate, but we can't deny that they have made some good, if not great games. Open world games. With lots of towers to climb. And most of those games are on sale this weekend on Steam, with pretty good discounts. For example every FarCry game (sans FarCry 5) is 60% off, and...
  31. cageymaru

    Prey is $15 on Amazon

    Prey physical copy is $15 on Amazon. Comment section on Amazon says it has a Steam key in the box. https://www.amazon.com/Prey-PC/dp/B01GW917NQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521823657&sr=8-1&keywords=prey&th=1
  32. R

    Hitman Spring Pack Gives Episode 2 Free

    IO Interactive has released the HITMAN Spring Pack. The Spring Pack is a completely free download for anyone, and gives the entire Sapienza location. The Spring Pack is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One until April 3rd. Great deal for anyone who has yet to give HITMAN a try with them giving...
  33. R

    Budget Cuts Release Date Announced

    Upcoming VR game "Budget Cuts" by Neat Corporation has finally gotten a release date. The game looks like a mix of Portal, and the Stanley Parable all in one, but with knives. No price has been announced, but Budget Cuts will be available for the HTC Vive on May 16th from Steam. Game looks like...
  34. cageymaru

    Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Puyo Puyo Tetris is out on Steam and it is published by SEGA. I've been playing it off and on for awhile and I highly recommend it for fans of Tetris or Puyo Puyo. The developers have patched the game quite regularly and it runs great on my Ryzen 1700 / Vega 64 system. You really have to get...
  35. R

    Agony System Requirements Announced

    The first-person survival horror game set in hell, Agony releases on March 30th, and developer Madmind Studio has announced the system requirements. Minimum specs needed (low settings, 30FPS) Processor: Intel Core i3 @ 3,20GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955- 4core @ 3,2 GHz or faster RAM: 8 gigabyte...
  36. R

    Skyrim VR Available For Pre-Order Now

    In its 429th re-release since launching 7 years ago, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is back again, this time in VR. Launching on April 3rd and available for pre-order now on Steam for $59.99, the game supports the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. $59.99 is a big ask...
  37. Q

    Is this message from Valve? If so, what is it?

    I received an email presumably from Valve but not 100 percent sure so of course I'm not clicking on anything or doing anything. No idea what to make of it. Here's what it says: I did not request this query so I'm "ignoring" it but I am going to scour any and all security right now. I'm...
  38. R

    Rise Of Insanity Releases Today On Steam

    First person psychological horror game "Rise Of Insanity" has been released today on Steam with VR support after being released in August 2017 in Early Access. RedLimb Studio says the game "draws inspiration from greatest psychological horror movies such as The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent...
  39. R

    People Are Furious About "Hunt Down The Freeman" Game

    A game recently released on Steam called "Hunt Down The Freeman" is getting flooded with negative reviews, as well as accusations of sealing assets from other mods and games without permission. Another interesting bit in the Steam forums is the developer claiming that the reason there are so...
  40. R

    Steam Lunar New Year Sale

    The Steam Lunar New Year sale started yesterday, and is offering some decent deals for the gamers here. Who cares if you backlog of games goes all the way to Daikatana when Left 4 Dead 2 is only $1.99! To me the Steam Sales aren't what they used to be since they introduced refunds, but there...
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