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Steam is the world’s most popular PC gaming platform. Over the past few weeks, Steam users have been bombarded by a weird malware dubbed “WTF”. The malware is appropriately named: during the attack, one of your infected friends will send you a message saying “WTF?” followed by a link to a file which appears to be a JPEG. The convincing message looks like something one of your frienRead More
Most of our readers are already proud members of the PC gaming master race. After all, if you’re reading a blog about PC optimization tips and tricks, then you probably also have Steam installed on your system. Well, I have some good news for you: Steam is giving away ten free games this weekend. But here’s the catch: the games are only free for the weekend. You can play each game as much aRead More
The internet is home to a burgeoning “PC Master Race” community. Headquartered at reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace, the community is filled with people who have “ascended” to the euphoria of PC gaming. In other words, they’ve spent a few hundred dollars building a gaming PC and now spend most of their days looking down on console players for suffering through 30fps 720p “next gen” gamRead More
Valve is arguably the world’s most popular PC gaming company. By raw sales data, bigger companies like EA might take top prize. But in terms of winning the hearts and minds of PC gamers, Valve is likely at the top of the list. Valve and its low-cost digital distribution platform, Steam, recently changed the way they distribute and price games. These changes are likely to bring about a new eraRead More
Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell made headlines when he trashed Windows 8 in the media. He blamed Microsoft for removing one of the PC’s greatest assets – its openness – and replacing it with an unfamiliar interface. As a result, Newell said that his company would begin developing games for Linux as opposed to only Windows operating systems. Well, Gabe wasn’t kidding. The Steam for Linux betaRead More
If you’re not already familiar with Gabe Newell, then you’re probably not into the PC gaming scene. Newell is head of Valve Software, creator of popular games like Portal, Left 4 Dead, Half Life, Team Fortress 2, and CounterStrike Source, among others. Of course, that’s not to mention ‘Steam’, which is Valve’s flagship PC gaming platform. It allows users to buy new PC games, transfer sRead More