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For a couple of years now Valve has been developing and promoting the concept of what has become their Steam Universe. The Linux-based SteamOS running on top of console-sized Steam Machines for the living room, controlled with the Steam Controller. Now after becoming subject to Valve Time and delayed from 2014, today Valve and their partners are announcing that Steam Universe is finally launching later this year. Steam Controller First and foremost, let’s start with the Steam Controller. The final version of Valve’s controller is pretty much identical to what we saw at GDC 2015, featuring what has become the controller’s signature touchpads, along with an analog stick, motion controls, haptics (vibration), and what Valve is calling dual-stage triggers, all communicating with host systems over Bluetooth...

Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015

It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC...

66 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Testing the HTC (Re) Vive with Steam VR: Better than Oculus…?

One of the big announcements to come out of Mobile World Congress this week is regarding HTC’s new VR headset, called the Vive or ‘Re’ Vive, depending on where...

24 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2015

Steam Holiday Sales and PuppyGames Humble Weekly

With Christmas just around the corner and all the festivities and shopping, I’ve neglected to mention the Steam sales that are going on right now. They’re being updated daily...

7 by Jarred Walton on 12/20/2013

Humble Bundle for PC and Android 8 and More

The Humble Jumbo Bundle is now sadly over, but while good things come to an end we can always look forward to the next big thing. For the next...

6 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2013

Analyzing Valve’s SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller Announcements

In 2012, Valve released an update to their Steam platform called Big Picture, which essentially consisted of a new user interface tailored towards the needs of the living room...

77 by Jarred Walton on 9/28/2013

Humble Bundle: Origin Edition [Updated]

In case you missed it, there's a new Humble Bundle going on right now (since two days ago). Over the years we’ve seen a variety of games offered up...

44 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2013

Alan Wake Coming to PC in Early 2012

Today Remedy announced plans to finally bring their psychological thriller Alan Wake to PC via Steam early next year. The developer will also be including the game’s two pieces...

16 by Craig Getting on 12/14/2011

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Available

The Humble Indie Bundle team today launched the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle 4 just in time for the holidays - the bundle included WIndows, OS X, and Linux versions...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

Developer Build of Dead Island Accidentally Released on Steam

An unfinished version of Dead Island, the tropical co-op zombie title from Techland, was mistakenly released on Steam in North America. According to Develop, the game’s publisher, Deep Silver...

5 by Craig Getting on 9/6/2011

Valve Games Available Through EA's Origin Store

In an ironic development following months of public squabbling over digital distribution practices, Electronic Arts is now offering Valve games through its Origin service. EA is running a buy-two-get-one-free special...

15 by Craig Getting on 9/3/2011

Minecraft Creator Explains Game’s Absence on Steam

In a recent entry on his blog, Markus “notch” Persson explained why Minecraft has yet to appear on Valve’s Steam platform, citing an “ inherent incompatibility” between his company...

14 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

New Counter-Strike to Include PS3-PC/Mac Cross-Platform Play

Valve’s doubling down on the PlayStation 3. In a preview published late Thursday, Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo reported that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newest iteration of the popular Counter-Strike franchise...

33 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011

Freemium Sequel to Monday Night Combat Arriving In ‘Next Few Months’

With its upcoming sequel to its Defense of the Ancients-inspired shooter Monday Night Combat, Uber Entertainment is embracing another hallmark of the hero arena genre: a free-to-play business model. Instead...

3 by Craig Getting on 8/25/2011

Indie Space-Shooter Space Pirates and Zombies Now On Steam

Top-down shooting, upgradeable fleets, a galaxy-wide zombie infestation: MinMax Games’ Space Pirates and Zombies (officially abbreviated S.P.A.Z.) has it all for just $15. Released yesterday on Steam, S.P.A.Z. is...

0 by Craig Getting on 8/16/2011

New Game from Super Meat Boy Dev Hits Steam Later This Month

Just a few weeks after its official announcement, The Binding of Isaac has taken up residence on Steam. Despite the store page saying September, its creator Edmund McMillen (one...

3 by Craig Getting on 8/11/2011

Xbox Live Arcade Favorite Bastion Coming to PC Aug. 16

Supergiant Games’ Bastion, which kicked off Microsoft’s exclusive Summer of Arcade promotion on July 20th, will get its PC release on August 16th. It will cost $14.99 and is...

7 by Craig Getting on 8/9/2011

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