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The dream of the ‘90s is alive in ‘Strafe’

Marrying modern procedural generation to old-school graphics and gameplay speed, “Strafe” is “Doom”-style gameplay distilled.
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The HTC Vive isn’t on a diet but it lost weight since its pre-retail days

Over the past year, HTC reduced the weight of its Vive headset for virtual reality by using different components and improved manufacturing. That is just the headset alone and does not include refinements made to the 3-in-1 cord.
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‘Nier: Automata’ fan patch gives a big boost to detail, framerates

A new fan patch for Nier: Automata tweaks the settings, which could be enough to fix many of the framerate issues experienced by a number of players and letting them set higher detail levels.
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Free ‘Street Fighter V’ Steam trial includes DLC characters, new features

Capcom announced that its one-on-one fighting game Street Fighter V will be free to play on Steam next week, offering PC players a glimpse of new features and balance tweaks arriving in the months ahead.
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Valve changes Steam user ratings system for the second time in six months

Valve has announced further changes to the way user ratings are calculated on Steam, with the new system ignoring scores posted by players who received the game as a gift, or participated in a free weekend.
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‘Galactic Civilizations III’ adds espionage missions in ‘Crusade’ expansion pack

Stardock Entertainment detailed the many new features and improvements coming to its 4X strategy game Galactic Civilizations III in the upcoming Crusade expansion pack, including custom factions and espionage missions.
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Paint the city tie-dye with Wii classic ‘de Blob,’ coming to Steam later this year

One of Wii's most memorable games, de Blob, will be coming to Steam later this year in full HD and standard controller support. Details are scarce, but it's unlikely the game will support Wii motion controllers.
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‘Nier: Automata’ coming to PC March 17, just 10 days after its PS4 launch

PlatinumGames' over-the-top action-RPG Nier: Automata is heading to PC platforms via Steam less than two weeks after its PlayStation 4 debut, publisher Square Enix revealed this week.
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Windows 10 market share growth stalls in February — is it cause for concern?

Windows 10's adoption rate is an important metric for Microsoft and one that it's closely watching. When these metrics are stagnant or going down, it's cause for some concern, and the latest Steam and NetMarketShare data are two examples.
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Want to play your friend’s Steam games? Here’s how to use Steam Family Sharing

Are there games on Steam that you want to play but don't want to pay for? Do your friends own any of them? If so, you and your friend should share your libraries via Steam Family Sharing. Here's how.
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Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement

Steam Direct will ditch the community-based publishing process of Steam Greenlight and give all of the power back to developers. After it launches this spring, developers can publish directly to Steam -- for an unknown fee.
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Steam community site suffers profile vulnerability but Valve makes quick fix

Valve fixed a Steam community site exploit involving user profiles that could redirect users to alternate pages and download PHP code, but not before a number of people created profiles that exploited the vulnerability.