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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.
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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.
Gaming

You can now download DRM-free Steam games with GOG Connect

GOG has just launched GOG Connect. It gives consumers the ability to download certain games from their Steam library through GOG, DRM free. This will help prevent consumers from having to buy the same game twice.
Gaming

'The Kingdom of Loathing' RPG spinoff seeks Steam Greenlight approval

The creators of the hit free-to-play browser game The Kingdom of Loathing are pitching a Western-themed RPG sequel via Steam Greenlight ahead of a planned PC release in early 2017.
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…
Computing

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…
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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."
Gaming

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…