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Valve: Your Bitcoin Isn’t Any Good on Steam Anymore

Valve’s Steam, the digital distribution platform which enjoys near-monopolistic control of the entire PC gaming industry, has stopped accepting bitcoins as a form of payment due to the currency’s volatility and increasingly unacceptable processing fees. Read More >>

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Valve’s New VR Controllers Can Track Individual Fingers

A lot of people say nice things about the Valve and HTC's Vive headset, but those wand-like controllers can't really compete with the Oculus Touch. Valve has now revealed new details about its 'Knuckles' controllers, and they're basically a more advanced version of what Oculus has on offer. Read More >>

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HTC Has Launched Viveport, a VR App Store for Everything But Games

Virtual Reality is for more than just playing games, but the smaller experiences could easily be lost in the depths of Steam's catalogue. Oculus Rift has its own dedicated App Store, and as of today so does the HTC Vive. Read More >>

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Oculus Backtracks on DRM and Allows the HTC Vive to Play Rift Games Again 

Games exclusivity is common place for consoles. Master Chief is on Xbox and Nathan Drake is on PS4. That’s the way it is. But for VR, many fans and developers want things to be more open, so gamers can able games on any headset they want. Today, Oculus’ latest update removes a perviously controversial DRM rule, making that idea much more possible. Read More >>

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Steam Summer Sale 2016 Looks Set for a June 23rd Kick-Off

Oh Steam, I just can't quit you. The sun may be shining, my wallet may be lighter than I'd care to admit, but the latest whispers of the launch date for the Steam Summer sale already have be drawing the blackout curtains and juggling next month's bills. Read More >>

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Counter-Strike on Android Wear Just Barely Works

Sixteen years ago, you needed a reasonably powerful computer to run Counter-Strike. Now you can play it on a damn smartwatch, although you’ll need to bring a pretty loose definition of “play” along for the ride. Read More >>

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You Can Now Stream Shitty Non-Gaming Films on Steam

Valve's PC gaming platform Steam now lets its users stream rentals of non-gaming films. But you'll never want to, as all the films headed to the gaming service are utter, utter shite. Read More >>

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Valve Baffles the Steam Hardcore With Apparently Free Credit

Some Steam account holders found their account wallets literally bulging at the seams thanks to a $5 or so credit yesterday, a lump-sum windfall that no one seemed to know or understand the reason behind. Read More >>

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Steam Hacker Publishes Fake Game to Highlight Valve’s Security Holes

A chap has managed to self-publish a comedy title via Valve's Greenlight section of its Steam service without paying or having the game reviewed, by exploiting security holes he said he'd been telling Valve about for months -- but it didn't listen. So he hacked a thing up there to gain its attention. Read More >>

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Here’s Proof (Maybe) that Half-Life 3 is Finally (Possibly) On its Way

Wooo, Half-Life 3 has been added to the Steam database, so everybody get excited. Actually, not too excited. In fact, return to your previous non-excited state. SteamDB's spotted a bunch of new titles that were recently added to the games platform, and Half-Life 3 is one of them. Read More >>

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Steam Machine UK Buying Guide: The Best PC Gaming Consoles For Your Living Room

Amid all the excitement surrounding the release of Fallout 4, you can be forgiven for completely missing another huge nugget of gaming news. The first of Valve’s long-awaited Steam Machines have landed in the UK, and they’ve done so unusually quietly. We've rounded up the best Steam Machines available in the UK right now, which you can find below. First, here's some buying guidance. Read More >>

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Where Would You Put Your VR Rig?

Virtual reality hasn't yet permeated most people's homes. So while loads of companies are in the midst of designing VR products, no one's really sure these gadgets are going to fit into the home, in a feng shui kind of a way. Toilet-side screenings? Dedicated man cave? Read More >>

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Steam Online PC Gaming Store Invading Brick-and-Mortar GAME Shops

If you can't beat 'em, join em, as the old adage goes. And, when it comes to selling PC games, there's not much point in GAME competing with the heavily-discounted Steam store from Valve, which has pretty much sewn up PC game retail with its download shop. Read More >>