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‘Quantum Break’ heads to Steam next month as special bundle lands at retailers

The popular game "Quantum Break" is landing on Steam next month the same day a special "Timeless Collector's Edition" bundle hits retail. Both versions will have all the updates released thus far, just like the Windows Store…
Virtual Reality

Climb a towering mountain in virtual reality with ‘Everest VR’ for HTC Vive

Virtual reality developer Sólfar Studios has launched Everest VR, a simulated first-person trek to the summit of Mount Everest available exclusively via Steam for HTC Vive headsets.
Virtual Reality

Steam’s VR Weekend Sale discounts dozens of Vive and Rift games

Steam has launched its first-ever VR Weekend Sale, giving HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners access to discounted copies of popular VR games like Subnautica, Elite Dangerous, and Adr1ft through next Monday.
Virtual Reality

Star Wars ‘Trials on Tatooine’ is the closest you’ll get to being a real Jedi

Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment subdivision ILMxLAB has released Trials on Tatooine, a free-to-play virtual reality Star Wars experience and Jedi training simulator available via Steam for the HTC Vive headset.
Gaming

Nvidia releases 'VR Funhouse' minigame compilation on Steam, and it demands serious hardware

PC hardware manufacturer Nvidia enters the world of Steam publishing this week with the launch of VR Funhouse, a carnival-themed minigame compilation featuring support for the HTC Vive VR headset.
Gaming

Twitch streams boost game sales, according to internal study

Game developers stand to benefit from the recent rise in livestreamed content, as a new study from Twitch data scientist Danny Hernandez finds that Twitch streaming can lead to a significant boost in game sales via Steam.
Computing

Doom now supports Vulkan thanks to patch released on Steam, and optimized AMD drivers

id Software launched a patch on Steam that updates Doom with Vulkan support. AMD released fresh new drivers optimized for the Doom/Vulkan combo as well, following the drivers launched last week that addresses the Radeon RX 480…
Virtual Reality

New Steam Survey: Vive is outselling Oculus by two to one

A recent Steam survey shows that its users are gravitating toward the HTC Vive over the Oculus Rift at about a two-to-one-ratio. This comes as bad news for Oculus, as many consumers continue to grow upset with its game-exclusivity deals.
Gaming

Think you’ve got a big Steam collection? This guy just hit level 1,000

Keep an eye on this story, as since we started writing it, PalmDesert's Steam level has continued to rise. Well ahead of the pack with a 1,000-plus Steam profile level, PalmDesert has perhaps the biggest Steam collection in the world, with…
Gaming

Indie developer admits game used ‘Call of Duty’ artwork

Activision has leveled a DMCA takedown notice against indie developer Trek Industries, citing weapon models that are suspiciously similar to those used in two Call of Duty games.
Gaming

Update: The Steam summer sale has begun!

Video game enthusiasts around the world rely on the Steam summer sale to fill their dog days with big discounts — and now PayPal has revealed that this year's iteration isn't far off.
Computing

Microsoft’s PC releases will come to Steam, but the company isn’t saying which

Xbox division head Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft PC games will still be sold via Steam, but didn't offer any details as to exactly which games might be sold via Valve's massively popular platform.