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Why wait for Valve? 6 PCs that make great Steam Machines

There are PC makers lining up to sell HTPC-style Steam Machines, but none of them will go on sale until November. Here are six options that let you play Steam games - and use SteamOS - right now.

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Deadpool reappears on Steam after a year-long absence

The PC version of Activision's Marvel-licensed Deadpool game has reappeared on Steam after quietly disappearing from all platforms without explanation in early 2014.

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PC survival horror sequel Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 coming in August

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 is launching in August, following up on a trio of virally popular survival horror games released over the past year.

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Batman: Arkham Knight developer posts recommended quality settings

After acknowledging its technical blemishes, Rocksteady has updated hardware requirements to realistically meet expectations for Batman: Arkham Knight. The game may still experience problems in certain sections, however.

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Life in the fast lane? DIMMDrive and Steam aren’t the perfect match

DIMMDrive might have a few good Steam reviews under its belt, but is it actually worth buying? You'll probably want at least 64GB of RAM to be able to install anything on it, but the verdict is clear: It's not all that it's cracked up to be.

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Murder on the high seas – The Ship HD coming in 2016

The Ship is fast approaching its tenth anniversary, and after thousands of players have killed and been killed in return, it's time to finally step aboard a much prettier version of those boats of yore, with the Ship HD, coming in 2016.

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Once an Xbox One exclusive, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is out now on PC

The director of Deadly Premonition is back with another mind-bending murder mystery adventure, as the formerly Xbox One-exclusive D4 makes its debut on PC platforms this week via Steam.

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Want to try a game before you buy? Valve’s new return policy doesn’t judge

Steam has announced that starting immediately, all games and DLC in the Steam Store will be refundable as long as you don't rack up more than two hours in game with the item. Games developed by Valve will offer refunds for in-game traqnsactions, too.

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Here’s the best Linux distributions you can install right now

Jumping into the world of Linux can be exciting and overwhelming. Whether you're new to Linux, or a veteran of the OS, knowing what distros are the cream of the crop can be difficult. We've rounded up the Linux distros that are worth your time.

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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is this weekend’s Steam freebie

Popular video game distribution service Steam is offering users access to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for free throughout this weekend.

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Chip’s Challenge 2 survives 25 years of development hell

Team Fortress 2, Duke Nukem Forever, and many other games have been delayed for years, but they arrived quickly compared to Chip's Challenge 2. Its 25-year delay has finally come to an end with its Steam release.

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Double Fine regains Iron Brigade rights, celebrates with Steam sale

Broken Age developer Double Fine has regained the rights to its tower defense shooter Iron Brigade from Microsoft, and is celebrating by updating the Steam version of the game and putting it on sale for 80 percent off.

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Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers

We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles.

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Struggling MMO WildStar could drop its subscription model, head to Steam in August

A new entry in the Steam database points to WildStar -- an MMO that launched less than a year ago -- dropping its monthly subscription fee and moving to Steam as a one-time purchase, similar to Elder Scrolls Online.

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Double Fine’s generation-spanning Massive Chalice leaves Early Access in June

Broken Age developer Double Fine's latest game, the turn-based strategy epic Massive Chalice, leaves Steam Early Access for full release on June 1, with the Xbox One version to follow closely behind.

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