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Valve offers a first look at the new Steam Controller

The new Steam Controller featuring two track pads instead of an analog sticks is the subject of a new video from Valve, which highlights some of the controllers functionality.

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Valve to host ‘Steam Dev Days’ event

Valve has announced that next year on January 15-16, it will play host to video game professionals. The event, titled ‘Steam Dev Days,’ will be held in Seattle, WA.

Gaming

Valve concludes its week of reveals with the Steam Controller

Valve caps off a week full of reveals with a first look at the Steam Controller, a new input method that resembles a traditional gamepad, only it features dual trackpads in place of thumbsticks and features a touchscreen interface.

Gaming

Forget the Steam Box, meet Valve’s ‘Steam Machines’

Following the debut of the SteamOS, in the second of three planned announcements this week Valve has announced a line of Steam-friendly devices designed for the living room.

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Valve defies a meme, teases three announcements coming next week

Following up on Gabe Newell’s hints that there would be a Valve hardware announcement next week, Valve has confirmed that, and added that there would be two other announcements as well.

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Steam introduces something PC fans haven’t seen for decades: the ability to share games

Starting next week, Valve's Steam Family Sharing service will allow you to share most of your library with family or close friend. Up to 10 devices can be shared, but only one user at a time.

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Microsoft bolsters its PC gaming cred with Steam’s former business maestro

Jason Holtman, Steam’s former Director of Business Development joins Microsoft, and plans to make “Windows a great platform for gaming.” While at Valve, Holtman was instrumental in bringing third-party developers in, as well as nurturing indie publishers…

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Gamed: Homicidal hedgehogs, Steam digs deep, and EA’s NCAA Football goes bye-bye

In this week’s edition of Gamed, a new weekly column that looks at some of the week's biggest gaming stories, we look at Sonic's descent into murder, Oculus VR's transformation into hippies, and Steam's summer sale.

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Double Fine’s $3.3 million in Kickstarter funds wasn’t enough to finish ‘Broken Age’

Tim Schafer wrote in an update to Kickstarter backers that he designed 'Broken Age' too big for the money they had. Now the studio plans to release an incomplete version of the adventure game on Steam Early Access in January, then use the funds made from…

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Steam beta update code reveals possible game sharing feature

Several lines of code discovered in Valve Corporation's latest beta update for the Steam client suggests that a game-sharing feature may soon be implemented for users of the service.

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Ubuntu now available on Dell’s Alienware X51 gaming rig, starts at $600

Not everyone is a fan of using Windows on their devices, which is why Dell is now offering PC gamers the option of either Ubuntu or Windows as an operating system on the Alienware X51 console-like, gaming PC for the living room.

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Razer Edge gaming tablet shipping pre-loaded with Valve’s Steam software

Today at GDC in San Francisco, Razer announced that Valve's Steam software will come preloaded on the Edge and Edge Pro tablets, so you'll be able to play all the games on your Steam account on this Windows 8 slate.

Computing

What we learned from building our $500 Steam Box

Building our own Steam Box gave us insight into why the idea has merit, and how it might all go wrong. The idea of the Steam Box is unique, and our build proved it’s possible to build a capable system that runs Steam on Linux for a modest sum. But capable as…

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Indie smash ‘Fez’ jumps dimensions, shifting to Steam and possibly PS Vita

Phil Fish was more than a little disgruntled with Microsoft after releasing his indie hit Fez on Xbox 360 in 2012. Now the game is making its way to more platforms, starting with a May release on Valve's Steam. A Mac OS X release will follow, and Fish is even…

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Microsoft shoots down hopes for more Halo on PC and Steam

It's been six years since the last time that PC players got their hands on a new Halo game. Every game in the series since Halo 3 has stayed an Xbox 360 exclusive. While there have been hints over the past few weeks that Halo 3 may finally come to PC…

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