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Steam is the world’s most popular PC gaming platform. Every year, around December 21st and June 21st, Steam launches two massive sales. Well, it looks like a lot of gamers got new gaming PCs for Christmas because Steam has been buzzing in recent days. The platform has consistently reached close to a record number of users. Today, Steam finally broke its record when it hit a record 7.6 millionRead More
The internet calls it the Steam Box. Valve is calling it the Steam Machine. But whatever you call it, it’s clear that Valve has some ambitious goals for its latest console gaming project. The Steam Machine was recently released to a special group of about 300 beta testers. These beta testers have been encouraged to share their early experiences with the internet, which has given all of us a gRead More
A few decades ago, PC gamers interacted with video games entirely through text. Text-based games were all the rage. A few years later, sounds and visual feedback were added to games. In the future, gaming companies like Valve might add a few more senses to the mix thanks to biofeedback technology. What is biofeedback? Biofeedback incorporates a player’s emotional experience into the game. So iRead More
Valve has been talking about expanding its operations for a long time. There have been plenty of rumors about Steam Box over the past few months – a possible console version of Valve’s popular Steam software platform for PCs – but very little concrete information. That is, there was very little concrete information until a short time ago, when Valve’s extraordinary CEO Gabe Newell let sRead More
Many PC users are familiar with Steam, the popular free gaming platform created by Valve. Steam has been out for several years, but until today, it only gave users the ability to buy games from its online store. That is no longer the case. If you log onto Steam (or visit the store here) you’ll find all sorts of new software programs available. Steam promises that the software will help you:Read More
Every PC gamer has heard of Valve, the well-known (and well-loved) creator of classic games like Team Fortress 2 and Half Life. Valve also operates Steam, the world’s most popular online PC gaming distribution platform. However, it will soon be time to add another title to Valve’s record: “hardware manufacturer.” That’s right, Valve is preparing to enter the hardware market. Early repRead 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