Movies & TV

Steam chugs into movie rentals with huge Lionsgate deal

Valve's Steam platform has offered up a handful of movies for some time now, but they were mainly either about gaming or were tie-ins like Mad Max: Fury Road. Now the service will offer more than 100 movies from Lionsgate.

Valve tells devs bitcoin payments are inbound to Steam

Users of the popular video game storefront Steam will soon be able to pay for their purchases using Bitcoin, according to a message posted on the service's private developer forum.

Sega evokes 16-bit nostalgia with Mega Drive Classics Hub on Steam

Sega is updating its Steam catalog of classic Genesis and Mega Drive games with a new 3D interface that simulates the look and feel of a console gaming fanatic's bedroom during the 16-bit era.

Bastion creator reveals stylish RPG Pyre

Bastion creator Supergiant Games has revealed its latest project, announcing that the "party-based role-playing game" Pyre is due to launch for the PlayStation 4 and PCs via Steam in 2017.

Final Fantasy IX now out on Steam featuring enhanced graphics and ‘game boosters’ 1:47

Originally released for the first PlayStation console in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is now available for the PC on Steam featuring enhanced graphics and new features that let players progress through the game faster than ever.

Consortium: The Tower renews crowdfunding efforts on Fig

Interdimensional Games has relaunched its crowdfunding campaign for the next chapter in its Consortium sci-fi RPG series for PCs, announcing that backers can share in the game's profits by pledging their support via…

Did a California congressman really drop $1,300 on Steam purchases?

Representative Duncan D. Hunter, a California Republican, had $1,302 of Steam spending on his campaign disclosure, prompting an FEC investigation. Hunter says it was fraud, and will be refunded.

Windows 10 leaps ahead of 7 among Steam gamers

Windows 10 is behind Windows 7 in overall marketshare, but is winning in among Steam gamers. Cutting-edge users are embracing Microsoft's latest operating system, when free from the constraints of the IT department.

Teen hacker exposes security flaws by publishing unapproved game on Steam

A teenaged computer scientist published a fake game, Watch Paint Dry, to Steam to draw attention to security vulnerabilities in the developer site. The flaws have since been fixed.

Atari Vault launches with 100 games, controller support, and online features

Atari Vault is a collection of 100 classic Atari games from the 1970s and 80s. It is available for download on Steam and features online play, leaderboards, and controller support.

The Banner Saga 2 premieres for Windows, Mac on April 19

The Banner Saga series creator Stoic announced that its long-awaited sequel title, The Banner Saga 2, will debut for Windows and Mac via Steam on April 19, and early adopters can claim a pre-release discount.

Payday 2 hits SteamOS, goes free for the rest of March

The Windows PC version of the cooperative heist sim Payday 2 is now free to play on Steam until the end of March as developer Overkill Software commemorates the game's SteamOS launch.