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‘Harvest Moon’ creator’s ‘Birthdays: the Beginning’ set for U.S. launch in March

Birthdays: The Beginning, a world-building sandbox simulation game from the creator of the Harvest Moon series, will make its English-language debut in March for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs via Steam, publisher NIS America…
Virtual Reality

Google Earth VR lets you cruise the globe like Superman

Google Earth VR has been announced on Steam for the HTC Vive, to allow users to explore the entire planet in virtual reality with guided tours, highlighted destinations, and much more.
Computing

Learn at the feet of the masters: Steam Dev Days presentation videos now on YouTube

Valve has uploaded YouTube videos of all talks and panel discussions featured at this year's recently concluded Steam Dev Days conference, offering developer-oriented insight into virtual reality, Early Access, and other emerging…
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Microsoft refunds ‘Infinite Warfare’ purchases due to lack of online players

Players are requesting and receiving refunds for 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' purchased through the Windows Store. Many players found the numbers are so low, there is almost no one online to play with.
Gaming

Valve: Developers must now use in-game screenshots on Steam

Developers will no longer be able to use concept art or CG stills as "screenshots" on games' Steam pages, Valve has revealed. The company is the subject of an investigation regarding alleged false advertising.
Virtual Reality

SteamVR's new 'asynchronous reprojection' feature aims to reduce VR lag

Valve's latest SteamVR beta introduces a new "asynchronous reprojection" feature that aims to reduce lag and visual stuttering within supported virtual reality games and applications, ensuring a smoother VR experience.
Gaming

Funcom's 'Hide and Shriek' will bring spooky fun to PC gamers this Halloween

Funcom will launch a multiplayer game called Hide and Shriek. The game will pit one player against another in a match to generate the most scares. Each player is invisible, making the attempt to scare the other player difficult.
Computing

Valve responds to requests to shut down 'Counter-Strike' weapon skin trading

It's no secret that some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players gamble with weapon skins online — but Valve has stated publicly that the Steam platform is not at fault for this activity.
Gaming

Thumbs up! Steam will soon receive DualShock 4 controller support

The DualShock 4 will soon be officially supported by Valve's Steamworks Controller API, along with other, unannounced "major" controllers. The announcement comes as Valve begins emphasizing "actions" over controller inputs.
Virtual Reality

More than 300 companies and developers sign on with SteamVR Tracking

More than 300 companies have licensed SteamVR Tracking technology over the last two months, Valve revealed Wednesday as part of a press release announcing its developer-focused Steam Dev Days event.
Computing

Steam's September survey shows growth in the use of GeForce GTX 10 Series cards

The latest Steam numbers reveal that PC gamers using Steam are slowly adopting Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics cards. However, it may be a while before they topple Nvidia's popular GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 960 cards.
Gaming

Check out the new skins and accessories for Valve Software's Steam Controller

Accessories for the Steam Controller and Steam Link set-top box have appeared on Steam, allowing customers to change the look of these devices. Also provided is a wireless receiver, a carrying bag, and a battery door replacement.