Entries in 'steam' (239)

Dixons: Steam is the best way to buy games

Dixons: Steam is the best way to buy games

Even the UK’s High Street retailers are singing Steam’s praises when it comes to selling games.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 21st 2014 at 12:01PM in News
Rust overtakes DayZ to become best-selling Steam title, makes $8.8m

Rust overtakes DayZ to become best-selling Steam title, makes $8.8m

DayZ has for the first time since its release in December been knocked off the top of Steam’s best selling list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2014 at 12:40PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 12-18

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 12-18

The dominance of Early Access titles DayZ, Rust, and Starbound is evident again this week, as the trio continues to set the pace on the Steam's latest top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2014 at 1:40AM in News
A dozen new currencies planned for Steam in 2014

A dozen new currencies planned for Steam in 2014

Valve aims to bring currency options for 12 additional territories over the next year, including countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 16th 2014 at 11:54PM in News

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Surgeon Simulator iPad version to include dentist visit

Surgeon Simulator iPad version to include dentist visit

Indie developer Bossa Studios' first-person operation game Surgeon Simulator is heading to iPad with a new, likely grisly, dentistry mode.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 16th 2014 at 11:35PM in News
Dev warns that Steam sales "screw your fans"

Dev warns that Steam sales "screw your fans"

With very exceptions, gamers are used to new titles launching at their highest price point and then gradually decreasing over time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 1:16PM in News
Steam Controller ditches its touchpad, supports up to 16 players

Steam Controller ditches its touchpad, supports up to 16 players

The innovative controller that will ship with the upcoming range of Steam Machines has undergone an overhaul.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 10:02AM in News
Steam VR service launches in beta

Steam VR service launches in beta

Valve has announced the beta launch of its Steam service for VR platforms, including the Oculus Rift.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 16th 2014 at 12:47AM in News

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Now Bugbear's Next Car Game hits Steam Early Access

Now Bugbear's Next Car Game hits Steam Early Access

Ready to lay down another few quid on an in-development title?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 11:23AM in News
OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

OPINION: The consequences of your love for Steam Early Access

There was a time when finishing a game before you released it was considered a prerequisite.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 11:04AM in News
And so it begins - Ubisoft to release Ghost Recon Online on Steam Early Access

And so it begins - Ubisoft to release Ghost Recon Online on Steam Early Access

And then the industry realised that there’s a ton of money to be made by releasing unfinished games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2014 at 10:59AM in News
Double Fine repackages Broken Age as Season Pass offering

Double Fine repackages Broken Age as Season Pass offering

Double Fine has decided to forego an Early Access release of its adventure game Broken Age, instead electing to move forward with the Season Pass method for the title.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 15th 2014 at 6:55AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: January 5-11

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 5-11

Early Access titles DayZ and Rust have settled in at the top of Steam's top ten sellers chart, and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere soon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 12th 2014 at 11:05PM in News
Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Dixons on-board for Steam Machines

Currys/PC World owner says it's keeping close tabs on Valve's new Steam Machines to bring devices to the High Street.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 8th 2014 at 11:20AM in News
Newell on Xbox One threat: "It'd take a while for them to catch up with Steam"

Newell on Xbox One threat: "It'd take a while for them to catch up with Steam"

Xbox One has already sold 3m machines. But Valve founder Gabe Newell isn’t worried.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 11:24AM in News
Alienware's Steam Machine amongst 13 confirmed devices

Alienware's Steam Machine amongst 13 confirmed devices

13 of the upcoming Steam Machines have at last been detailed, including one from gaming PC specialist Alienware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 11:05AM in News

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Starbound sells 1m copies through Steam Early Access

Starbound sells 1m copies through Steam Early Access

Steam's Early Access program has paid off for yet another studio, as UK-based indie developer Chucklefish has announced its upcoming title Starbound has exceeded 1m copies sold.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 7th 2014 at 7:18AM in News
Windows 8 now on 20% of Steam user's PCs

Windows 8 now on 20% of Steam user's PCs

It may have had a rocky start in life, but Windows 8 adoption is clearly increasing amongst PC gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2014 at 1:03PM in News
12 Steam Machine manufacturers named

12 Steam Machine manufacturers named

Another ten firms are supporting Valve's upcoming Steam Machine console, according to a report.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 6th 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Rekoil heads to XBLA, Steam later this month

Rekoil heads to XBLA, Steam later this month

Plastic Piranha’s upcoming FPS Rekoil will land on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam later this month, publisher 505 Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2014 at 12:51AM in News
Valve tightens up Steam family sharing

Valve tightens up Steam family sharing

Valve has updated its family sharing options for Steam games, implementing a new two-step validation process.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 6th 2014 at 12:19AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 29 - January 4

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 29 - January 4

DayZ is on top of Steam’s top ten sellers list again this week – beating out another slew of discounted titles during the distributor’s end of 2013 sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2014 at 11:43PM in News
Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Steam, Origin, Battle.net and LoL seemingly downed by hackers

Assorted hackers have claimed responsibility for a string of attacks that have disrupted a number of high-profile gaming services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 9:33AM in News
Activision's Marvel titles pulled from digital storefronts

Activision's Marvel titles pulled from digital storefronts

UPDATE: Marvel games will continue to be made available at retail stores, Activision says. Games like Deadpool can still be purchased on the High Street, but is no-longer available from ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 7:20AM in News
Eight-hour Steam sale doubles Q Games' annual income

Eight-hour Steam sale doubles Q Games' annual income

Multi-platform indie developer Q-Games saw its annual income double in the span of eight hours, thanks to a Steam community-voted sale on one of the studio's titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 7:59AM in News