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CEO Claims Microsoft Will Cripple Steam to Seize Control of PC Gaming

Jul 31st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

CEO Claims Microsoft Will Cripple Steam to Seize Control of PC Gaming

There’s big drama in the PC gaming industry this week as Epic CEO Tim Sweeney claims that Microsoft may try to intentionally cripple Steam in order to push forward its new Windows gaming platform. That report comes from an interview with Edge magazine, as originally reported by PC Gamer. Sweeney believes that Microsoft will try to slowly destroy the PC as an open platform, locking it down

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How to Back Up and Restore Your Steam Games

Sep 11th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

How to Back Up and Restore Your Steam Games

Games are getting ridiculously large these days. Today, I’m going to teach you how to backup and restore your Steam games so you don’t have to download games like Grand Theft Auto V (which has a 70GB download file) ever again. Why Backup? Game install files have never been larger than they are today. It’s not unusual to see games 50GB or 70GB in size. Even on a fast internet connection, th

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Steam Launches Surprise Monster Summer Sale

Jun 11th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Steam Launches Surprise Monster Summer Sale

Users of Steam were greeted with a pleasant surprise this morning when they logged in: the Steam Summer Sale has started a little early this year, as Valve just announced the Monster Summer Sale for 2015. The Monster Summer Sale features four categories of deals. You’ve seen two of these deals in Steam sales before: -Daily Deals: Daily discounts on major games -Flash Sales: Higher disco

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Valve Under Fire for Letting Modders Sell their Work on Steam

Apr 22nd 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Valve Under Fire for Letting Modders Sell their Work on Steam

Valve has long been a bastion of awesomeness in a sea of shady game developers. The company’s CEO, Gabe Newell, is celebrated with godlike reverence by PC gaming fans. Unfortunately, that honeymoon period ended in dramatic fashion this week as Valve launched mod stores on Steam. Those mod stores let modders sell their wares instead of giving them away totally free of charge. Games like Sky

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Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

Jan 5th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Beware of WTF Malware Targeting Steam Users

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 frien

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Steam Now Gives Away Ten Free Premium PC Games on Weekends

Oct 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Steam Now Gives Away Ten Free Premium PC Games on Weekends

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 a

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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Steam Discovery Update

Sep 24th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Steam Discovery Update

Steam’s new Discovery update has been released. Valve has promised a number of significant changes with this update, so here’s what you need to know about the most noticeable Steam upgrade in years. “A smarter storefront, personalized just for you” You’ll notice one change as soon as you sign into Steam. Immediately at the top of the page is a banner that says “The Steam Discovery Up

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New Data Shows 92% of PC Game Sales in 2013 Were Digital

Aug 30th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

New Data Shows 92% of PC Game Sales in 2013 Were Digital

It’s no secret that digital game sales have been rapidly rising over the past decade. But few people realized how fast they were rising. Now, a new report suggests that 92% of PC game sales in 2013 were digital. That information comes from DFC Intelligence, which told UK-based PCR that 92% of game sales from around the world in 2013 were digital. DFC was also the analyst group which cla

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Valve Changes Steam Controller to Look More Like Real Gaming Controller

Mar 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Valve Changes Steam Controller to Look More Like Real Gaming Controller

Valve’s Steam Machines are preparing for release later this year. The Machines – available from a bunch of different manufacturing partners – have gathered a lot of early hype. But ever since the Steam Machines were first revealed, there’s been one big question mark: the controller. Instead of going with the classic controller design of two joysticks, shoulder buttons, and directional p

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Valve Completely Changes Steam Pricing and Launches New Era of PC Gaming

Mar 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Valve Completely Changes Steam Pricing and Launches New Era of PC Gaming

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 era

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