Virtual Reality

BigScreen’s update lets you ditch the mouse for motion controls on Vive

Virtual reality is so much better when we can interact with it naturally, which is why the addition of HTC Vive controllers to the BigScreen social VR experience is such big news. Now, you can go totally mouse-free, letting you…

Steam can run on the PlayStation 4 thanks to Arch Linux, a jailbreak, and old firmware

An individual named OsirisX managed to install Arch Linux on the PlayStation 4, enabling him to run the Steam client and the Bastion game without any visual problems. OsirisX used patched Radeon libraries provided by homebrew…

Sega Genesis Steam mod support spurs record sales for 16-bit classics

Sega attributes a rapid rise in digital sales this month to a recently launched Steam update that added officially sanctioned mod support for dozens of classic Mega Drive and Genesis games.

Final Fantasy X and X-2 hit Steam this week with gameplay improvements

Square Enix announced that its classic PlayStation 2-era RPGs Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 will arrive on PC platforms this week with upgraded graphics and optional "game boosters."

Steam Broadcasting now enables users to stream their VR games to anyone

Valve has introduced VR game streaming to its Steam Broadcasting service, allowing users to share their experiences with friends or the general public. The service is still in beta, and allows users to determine precisely who can watch the…

Humble’s Eye Candy Bundle is rich in retro PC style

Humble Bundle's latest pay-what-you-want collection of Steam-redeemable PC games features a lineup of richly detailed, retro-styled 2D games, including standouts like Towerfall: Ascension and A Boy and His Blob.

Sega Genesis ROM hacks hit Steam, with bizarre results

Sega has opened the floodgates on a new wave of bizarre and unconventional fan mods. Thanks to a recent Sega Genesis emulator frontend update, users can drastically modify and distribute hacked copies of many 16-bit classics via…
Virtual Reality

Big screen app could make VR the best place to host LAN parties

Getting yourself to a virtual LAN party will be easier than ever before when BigScreen finally launches on Steam this Thursday. After two years of work, the developers have created a collaborative gaming space that anyone can enjoy in VR.
Movies & TV

Steam chugs into movie rentals with huge Lionsgate deal

Valve's Steam platform has offered up a handful of movies for some time now, but they were mainly either about gaming or were tie-ins like Mad Max: Fury Road. Now the service will offer more than 100 movies from Lionsgate.

Valve tells devs bitcoin payments are inbound to Steam

Users of the popular video game storefront Steam will soon be able to pay for their purchases using Bitcoin, according to a message posted on the service's private developer forum.

Sega evokes 16-bit nostalgia with Mega Drive Classics Hub on Steam

Sega is updating its Steam catalog of classic Genesis and Mega Drive games with a new 3D interface that simulates the look and feel of a console gaming fanatic's bedroom during the 16-bit era.