Tag: Steam

Steam Chat App Now Available On iOS And Android: Can It Take On Discord?

Now on iOS and Android, Steam Chat occupies a space dominated at present by Discord. It’s still lacking a number of features, but Valve promises to keep improving it over time.

Apps/Software May 22, 2019

Epic Games Says It'll Stop Exclusives If Steam Gives Devs A Bigger Revenue Cut

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company is going to end exclusives if Valve agrees to give developers a bigger revenue share. The Epic Games Store shares 88 percent of revenue to devs, while Steam offers a 70-30 split.

Video Games April 26, 2019

Borderlands 3 Will Be An Epic Games Store Exclusive For 6 Months

'Borderlands 3' will remain exclusive to Epic Games Store for six months on PC. A season pass will be released, and there will be four versions of the game out this September.

Video Games April 4, 2019

Valve Index VR Headset Arrives This June, Preorders Start May 1: Here Are The Rumored Specs

The Valve Index will be unveiled on May 1, with preorders starting that day. It will come out June 15, according to its product page that went live a little too early.

Wearable Tech April 2, 2019

The Outer Worlds To Launch On Microsoft Store And Epic Store Instead Of Steam

Epic Games confirmed that it partnered with publisher 2K's label Private Division for the distribution of 'The Outer Worlds' via the Epic Games Store. The much-hyped sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment will only become available on Steam in 2020.

Video Games March 23, 2019

Steam Link Anywhere Makes PC Game Streaming Portable

Valve has just rolled out Steam Link Anywhere, the new feature that lets users stream PC games on the go. It's still in beta, though.

Video Games March 15, 2019

Valve Won’t Release ‘Rape Day’ On Steam, Says It 'Poses Unknown Costs And Risks'

'Rape Day' is pulled from Steam after receiving negative feedback earlier this week. Valve says that the game, which glorifies rape, 'poses unknown costs and risks.'

Video Games March 7, 2019

Steam's Video Section Gets 'Retired' As Valve Moves To 'Refocus' On Gaming-Related Content

Valve has started to 'refocus' its efforts on gaming-related content, but it's removing Steam's Video section as a result. Video content won't exactly disappear from the platform, though.

Video Games February 20, 2019

Metro Exodus Becomes Epic Games Store Exclusive After Exiting Steam, And Valve Says That's Not Fair

Epic Games will be offering 'Metro Exodus' exclusively starting Feb. 15 until 2020. Preorders made through Steam will still be honored, and customers may still download future DLC.

Video Games January 29, 2019

Ubisoft Picks Epic Games Store Over Steam For ‘The Division 2’

The storefront cold war has begun. Ubisoft has partnered up with Epic Games Store, the only place apart from Ubisoft’s own store where 'Tom Clancy's The Division 2' will be released.

Video Games January 9, 2019

Valve Reveals The Best-Selling Steam Games Of 2018, Puts Them On Sale

The results are in, and the best-selling Steam games of 2018 have been revealed. Valve also listed down other note-worthy titles in specific categories, such as the top sellers in VR and the most played games on the platform.

Video Games December 28, 2018

Epic Games Store Now Poaching Exclusives From Steam

The digital store war has begun. Epic Games is duking it out with Steam by poaching new titles and making them exclusives or timed exclusives on its new games store.

Video Games December 11, 2018

Epic Games Is Creating Its Very Own Steam Store: Everything We Know So Far

Heads up, Steam: you have a new competitor. Epic Games, the studio behind 'Fortnite' and Unreal Engine, is making its own games store, complete with a very attractive revenue-sharing policy.

Video Games December 5, 2018

Valve Launches Twitch Competitor Steam TV: Everything You Need To Know

Valve is set to release a new streaming service that could potentially be the biggest rival of Twitch. The Steam TV launch is expected to coincide with The International tournament, one of the biggest eSports competitions in the world.

Video Games August 18, 2018

Discord Will Start Selling Games: Watch Out, Steam

Discord has now announced plans to start selling games. The move comes after Steam rolled out its own Chat platform, which was released to rival Discord’s robust gaming communities.

Internet August 10, 2018

Fallout 76 Beta Will Include The Full Game, But It Won't Be On Steam

The 'Fallout 76' beta FAQ revealed that testers will already gain access to the full game. The FAQ also revealed that, for the first time in a decade for the series, 'Fallout 76' will not be offered on Steam.

Video Games August 7, 2018

'Artifact' Release Date, Price Unveiled: 1st New Valve Game In 5 Years Combines 'Dota 2' And 'Magic: The Gathering'

Valve revealed the 'Artifact' release date and price on Steam, hyping up the digital card game. It has been described as a combination of 'Dota 2' and 'Magic: The Gathering,' but how does it compare to 'Hearthstone?'

Video Games August 4, 2018

Steam Finally Rolls Out Its Discord Rival, Proving It's Greatly Threatened By The Chat App

Because most players using Discord as a social chat app, it has become a great threat to Steam, which owns the biggest PC marketplace in the world. Thus, in an attempt to get those players, it’s offering a clone.

Video Games July 25, 2018

Monster Hunter: World For PC Release Date And Requirements Unveiled

Capcom revealed the release date and system requirements of 'Monster Hunter: World' for the PC. The latest entry in the creature-slaying franchise will launch on Steam sooner than expected and will coincide with the series' arrival to the Nintendo Switch.

Video Games July 10, 2018

Valve Will Launch Its Own Steam Spy Replacement That Will Be 'More Accurate And More Useful'

Valve is working on a 'more accurate and more useful' replacement for Steam Spy. The Steam sales tracker was forced to shut down in April due to new privacy settings that blocked access to user profiles on Steam.

Video Games July 3, 2018

Steam Summer Sale 2018 Now Online: Here Are Some Of The Best Deals

Valve has launched the Steam Summer Sale 2018, titled The Intergalactic Summer Sale for this year. The sale, which will run until July 5, offers gamers a chance to purchase titles with up to a 90 percent discount.

Video Games June 22, 2018

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Steam Price Down To $20, Just In Time For 3rd 'PUBG' Map

The price of 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' on Steam is now down to $20, from the original price of $30. The first 'PUBG' discount coincides with the planned major update that will roll out the battle royale shooter's third map, Sanhok.

Video Games June 20, 2018

Valve Overhauls Steam Chat, And Now It's Just Like Discord

Valve released a new chat system for Steam with a host of new Discord-inspired features. These features include customizable friends lists, group chat, voice chat, an invisible mode, and more.

Video Games June 14, 2018

Just Cause 4 Leaks Thanks To Early Advertisement On Steam

Steam just leaked 'Just Cause 4,' apparently. The game, which appeared last month in Walmart Canada’s website, was likely to be announced properly at this year’s E3.

Video Games June 8, 2018

Valve Will Now Allow 'Everything' On Steam, It Will Stop Policing Content Unless It's Illegal

Valve announced that it will begin to allow everything to go up on its Steam store. It has decided that this approach to allow 'everything' is what is best for the Steam store.

Video Games June 7, 2018

Valve Removes Controversial Game 'Active Shooter' From Steam, But For The Wrong Reason

Valve finally removed controversial school shooting simulator 'Active Shooter' from Steam. Valve, however, appears to have made the move for the wrong reason, signaling a wider issue with the digital distribution platform.

Video Games May 31, 2018

Valve Says Apple Rejected Its Steam Link iOS App Because Of 'Business Conflicts'

Apple blocked the Steam Link app's release on the iOS App Store. According to Valve, it was because of business conflicts with the app guidelines.

Apps/Software May 29, 2018

Active Shooter, A School Shooting Video Game, Faces Backlash For Obvious Reasons

'Active Shooter' functions as a school shooting simulator, drawing immense controversy after the series of school shootings this year. The game, which is facing massive backlash, is set to launch on Steam on June 6.

Video Games May 28, 2018

Steam Link App Will Let You Stream PC Games To iOS And Android Devices

Valve announced the Steam Link app, which will allow players to stream Steam games to iOS and Android devices. The app, which will support the Steam Controller and MFi controllers, will launch on the week of May 21.

Video Games May 10, 2018

Steam Spy Returns, But Not Really: Here's What Changed With The Sales Tracker For PC Games

Steam Spy was shut down because of new Steam privacy policies that made it impossible for the website to make accurate PC game sales predictions. The service is now back, but certainly not better than before.

Video Games April 28, 2018

Game Devs Cry Over Steam Spy's Demise, While Others Celebrate

Steam recently updated its privacy settings, which rendered Steam Spy's data gathering methods inoperative. The move garnered negative reactions from developers who were using Steam Spy's data, but it also earned the respect of some.

Video Games April 12, 2018

Steam's New Privacy Settings Update Causes Steam Spy To Shut Down

Steam Spy announced that it is shutting down its operations after Valve made some changes to Steam’s privacy settings. The new profile privacy options allow users to control who can view their game details.

Apps/Software April 11, 2018

Razer Is Rolling Out Its Answer To Steam In The Digital Game Store Space

Razer entered the digital gaming distribution space by launching Game Store. The platform gets its product keys from Steam and Uplay, but it offers more incentives and promos.

Apps/Software April 6, 2018

PUBG's Codename: Savage Map Gets Squads Mode Along With Other Tweaks Via Day 2 Update

Developers posted some of the detailed changes made to the new 'PUBG' map, Codename: Savage, on test servers. New keys were issued for interested players and other gameplay tweaks have been applied intended to improve the experience.

Video Games April 5, 2018

Chrono Trigger PC Version Will Soon Get SNES Graphics That Gamers Love

'Chrono Trigger' was recently released on Steam with new features, but gamers complained about the filtered graphics. Square Enix listened to the feedback and will soon add the original SNES graphics to the PC version of the classic RPG.

Video Games April 4, 2018

New 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Map Beta Already Started: Here's How To Sign Up For Codename: Savage

The first beta testing period for Codename: Savage, the next 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' map, is already under way. 'PUBG' players who want to try the smaller map will get more chances to do so, and here is how to sign up.

Video Games April 3, 2018

Valve Nixes Steam Machines Section From Its Marketplace: Is Valve’s Hardware Business In Trouble?

Valve finally pulls the Steam Machines section off its marketplace. The lineup of devices, which aimed to serve as PC alternatives, never did make much sense.

Video Games April 3, 2018

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age Gets A September Release Date

Square Enix finally revealed the Western release date for 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.' The localized version of the RPG will come out on Sept. 4 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

Video Games March 30, 2018

Oculus Rift More Popular Than HTC Vive For First Time In Steam VR Headset Survey

For the first time, there were more Oculus Rift users than HTC Vive users on Steam, according to a monthly survey on the platform. What does this mean for the two virtual reality headsets?

Video Games March 6, 2018

'Chrono Trigger' Now Available On Steam: What's New With The Classic SNES RPG?

The release of 'Chrono Trigger' on Steam comes as a surprise from Square Enix. The PC version of the classic SNES RPG comes with some changes from the original, though some adjustments are not considered as upgrades by fans.

Video Games February 28, 2018

Valve Cuts Ties With Insel Games: CEO Forced Employees To Leave Fake Reviews On Steam

Valve took down the whole library of Insel Games on Steam after evidence surfaced that the developer's CEO forced employees to leave fake reviews for 'Wild Buster,' its latest title. Publishers planting reviews on their own game violates Steam policies.

Video Games February 15, 2018

'Diablo' Creator David Brevik Unveils 'It Lurks Below': Here's What We Know About The Dungeon Crawler With Sandbox Elements

David Brevik, the creator of the original 'Diablo', unveiled his new project, 'It Lurks Below'. The game, which will be released on Steam this year, combines the dungeon crawler genre with sandbox elements seen in 'Minecraft' and 'Terraria'.

Video Games February 1, 2018

Rust Leaving Early Access In February, But The Game Is Still Incomplete, Devs Say

After a lengthy stay with Steam Early Access, Facepunch Studios confirmed that 'Rust' will finally leave its beta stage. The developer confirmed that the game will officially launch on Feb. 8, 2018.

Video Games January 23, 2018

GPD Announces A Bigger And More Powerful Handheld Gaming Console In The New Win 2

GPD recently launched on Indiegogo its latest handheld gaming console, the GPD Win 2, which supports the Steam Platform along with PS4 and Xbox One game streaming. Here's all of the information you need to know.

Gadgets January 15, 2018

Steam Awards 2017 Winners: 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' 'The Witcher 3,' 'Cuphead' Among Awardees

Winners of Valve’s Steam Awards 2017 have been revealed and listed as top winners are 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' 'The Witcher 3,' and 'Cuphead.' The Steam Awards is known for giving out unique titles such as 'Mom’s Spaghetti,' and 'Suspension of Disbelief.'

January 7, 2018

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