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If you're not at least 13 years old, Steam asks you not sign up for its service

Valve has quietly updated its Steam Subscriber Agreement which now states users jumping platform must be 13 years old. This could be Valve's pre-emptive measure to avoid legal issues.
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Valve revamps Steam code review system to block perceived rigging

No longer can you buy a bunch of cheap keys for a game and influence the review system heavily, nor can developers give out free keys in the hopes of positive reviews. If you didn't buy the game through Steam, your review won't count as…
Gaming

United Front's 'Smash + Grab' open beta hits Steam this weekend

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games is hosting a free playable preview of its upcoming multiplayer brawler Smash + Grab this weekend, and players can secure a spot in the open beta via Steam Early Access.
Gaming

Steam Early Access title 'ARK: Survival Evolved' sees backlash over paid DLC

Studio Wildcard has issued an official response to complaints targeting the recent DLC rollout for its Steam Early Access game ARK: Survival Evolved, noting that an early expansion launch ensures "minimal integration issues with subsequent…
Gaming

British Telecom sues Valve over patents on core Steam features

British Telecom is suing Valve, claiming that the Steam digital distribution platform violates four of BT's technology patents. As a conglomerate, BT is no common patent troll, which makes the prospect of going to court more intimidating.
Virtual Reality

BigScreen brings Martian LAN parties to the Oculus Store

BigScreen is hitting the Oculus Home store with a big update today, delivering on the promise to bring a ‘completely cross-platform’ VR LAN party experience to consumers.
Virtual Reality

'Racket: Nx' updates racquetball for the virtual reality generation

Developer One Hamsa aims to take racquetball to the next level with Racket: Nx, a room-scale virtual reality game for HTC Vive headsets that adds a unique target-tracking twist to traditional handball.
Gaming

'Quantum Break' will not see new patches or fixes on Windows 10

Remedy Entertainment's time-bending third-person shooter Quantum Break is due for a Steam release, but fans who picked up the game at launch may be left out in the cold, as it appears that Remedy is dropping support for previously issued PC…
Gaming

‘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.