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Gaming

Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement

Steam Direct will ditch the community-based publishing process of Steam Greenlight and give all of the power back to developers. After it launches this spring, developers can publish directly to Steam -- for an unknown fee.
Computing

Steam community site suffers profile vulnerability but Valve makes quick fix

Valve fixed a Steam community site exploit involving user profiles that could redirect users to alternate pages and download PHP code, but not before a number of people created profiles that exploited the vulnerability.
Computing

Windows 10’s poularity among Steam gamers drops back below 50 percent in January

Windows 10 passed the 25-percent market share threshold for operating systems, but dropped back below 50 percent among Steam users in January. That should change with the upcoming Creators Update and its gaming improvements.
Gaming

European Commission accuses Valve of price fixing, launches investigation

The European Commission has launched an investigation targeting Valve's Steam platform, claiming that multiple gaming publishers worked together to curb cross-border competition with regard to pricing.
Gaming

Steam customization support for Xbox One, Xbox 360 controllers is coming soon

Valve is rolling out official Steam Controller Configurator support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamepads, granting licensed Microsoft peripherals access to the application's advanced mapping features.
Gaming

Gird your wallet: Steam’s Winter Sale is now live

After a whole month deprived of massively discounted PC games, The Steam Winter Sale starts today and ends a week later, on December 29. There's plenty of great deals, including a low price on Doom.
Gaming

Valve details the games in contention for its 12 inaugural Steam Awards

This year's Steam Winter Sale will be marked by the inaugural edition of the Steam Awards, and now Valve has announced all the game nominated across the ceremony's 12 unusual categories.
Gaming

Steam update offers more 4K streaming options, PS4 controller support

The latest version of the Steam client supports the DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 and offers additional options for streaming 4K gaming. However, the biggest portion of the notes is dedicated to controller improvements.
Virtual Reality

Valve wants to make HTC Vive cheaper by simplifying tracking components

Valve is currently seeking alternative construction methods for its SteamVR Tracking Base Stations, with the aim of reducing HTC Vive costs significantly by removing unnecessary components.
Gaming

Razer slashes prices for Black Friday while also throwing OSVR content on Steam

Razer is reducing the price of many branded peripherals and laptops for Black Friday, with discounts available on Amazon, Best Buy, and more offline/online retailers. Razer also revealed that OSVR content is now on Steam.
Computing

Steam launches fall sale alongside the first annual Steam Awards

Steam just kicked off its annual autumn sale, and along with it the first annual Steam Awards. That’s right, Steam’s first video game awards are now open for nominations, with some very peculiar award categories.
Virtual Reality

Valve to add OSVR filtering options, compatibility icon in future Steam update

Razer and Sensics, the two companies behind the Open Source Virtual Reality consortium, have announced that Steam will soon allow users to filter for content that's compatible with OSVR hardware.