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Valve thinks we’ll pay $5 to rent movies on Steam

Valve thinks we’ll pay $5 to rent movies on Steam The service has opened up more recently to include software other than games, as well as offering a few documentaries.But this week movies have been introduced in a not insignificant way, thanks to a licensing deal with publisher Lionsgate Entertainment.

Valve Steps Up Counter-Strike's Anti-Cheat Measures

Valve Steps Up Counter-Strike's Anti-Cheat Measures As part of a new Counter-Strike update, players who get VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat) or game bans now have them applied to all accounts associated with their phone number.The cooldown duration for applying a phone number after a ban will increase each time a cooldown is applied.

HTC sales crater year-over-year as company revenue plunges 64 percent

HTC sales crater year-over-year as company revenue plunges 64 percent Unfortunately for HTC, both Apple and Samsung rose to that particular challenge, and the company’s revenues have been declining for years.They took a particular beating in Q1 2016, sliding a massive 64% compared with Q1 2015 results.

New Oculus Store update breaks HTC Vive compatibility project

New Oculus Store update breaks HTC Vive compatibility project Roughly a month ago, we covered the Revive project, which aimed to allow the HTC Vive to run titles reserved to the Oculus Store.Only games published on the Oculus Store that use the Oculus Platform SDK are affected.

The reviews are in: Blizzard’s Overwatch is worth every penny

The reviews are in: Blizzard’s Overwatch is worth every penny When the open beta of Overwatch launched earlier this month, the hype around Blizzard’s newest release hit a fever pitch.Thankfully, Overwatch is now officially available worldwide on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

GOG offers DRM-free versions of select Steam games at no cost

GOG offers DRM-free versions of select Steam games at no cost When you buy games on Steam, you’re locking yourself into that platform, and you have to abide by Valve’s restrictions.Dubbed “GOG Connect,” this new service scans your Steam library using the official Steam API, finds any applicable games, and allows you to import them into your GOG account.

Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water

Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water Yesterday, Valve announced that it has shipped more than 500,000 Steam controllers since unveiling them in November.Weak Steam Machine sales means lower developer interest and decreased willingness to launch on SteamOS.

Star Wars Battlefront 3 Spiritual Successor Headed to Steam

In addition to official Star Wars games, one fan-made title has officially gotten clearance to be distributed to PC players on Steam, though without permission from Disney.Galaxy in Turmoil, a Star Wars fan game has been in development for many years, based upon the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III.

Creators Of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 Fan Remake Say It's Getting A Steam Release

For years fans of the Star Wars: Battlefront series have been bemoaning the loss of the rumored canceled third installment of the game.An announcement posted earlier today on the Frontwire blog says the studio has entered into an agreement with Valve to distribute the free game via Steam.

Oculus and Valve send mixed messages on VR exclusivity

They can develop for the Rift or PlayStation VR or whatever the developer thinks are the right target VR systems.At the start of last week, Mario Kotlar, a designer at Croteam, weighed in on a Reddit thread about Oculus' perceived attempt to make the Rift a closed platform.

The Crazy Plan One Guy Used To Get The World's Highest Steam Level Overnight

The Crazy Plan One Guy Used To Get The World's Highest Steam Level Overnight As of today, a new guy has the world’s highest Steam level, and he managed it almost over night.Then the Steam Summer Sale came around, and boom, suddenly he was in the big leagues.

Valve finally denounces third-party gambling sites, but doesn’t plan to block them on Steam

Valve finally denounces third-party gambling sites, but doesn’t plan to block them on Steam After months of silence, Valve has finally stepped up and said something about Counterstrike: Go-related gambling websites and practices.Unlike the third-party gambling sites, Valve doesn’t allow players to turn their winnings into real money when they spend cash deposited in their Steam Wallet.

<b>Dota 2</b> – USD 18million prize pool for International 2016 breaks record

<b>Dota 2</b> – USD 18million prize pool for International 2016 breaks record With over 2 weeks to go before the flagship tournament for Dota 2, The International 2016, begins in Seattle’s Key Arena, the current prize pool has already broken last year’s record.Standing at over USD 18,661,259.

<b>Dota 2</b> – USD 18million prize pool for The International 2016 breaks record

<b>Dota 2</b> – USD 18million prize pool for The International 2016 breaks record With over 2 weeks to go before the flagship tournament for Dota 2, The International 2016, begins in Seattle’s Key Arena, the current prize pool has already broken last year’s record.Standing at over USD 18,661,259.

Valve Forbids Coaches From Helping Out During Pro Counter-Strike Matches

Valve Forbids Coaches From Helping Out During Pro Counter-Strike Matches As time has passed, coaches have become increasingly invaluable parts of pro Counter-Strike teams.In a move that took many by surprise, Valve has banned coaches from communicating with players all throughout matches.

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear

Survey: Developers prefer Vive to Oculus, but worry about nausea, high price of VR gear A recent survey by the UBM Game Network, which runs the Virtual Reality Developer’s Conference, GDC, and Gamasutra.com polled VR developers on their preferred platforms, game development plans, and long-term confidence in the medium.

Facebook is building its own gaming platform, hopes to take on Steam, iOS, and Android

Facebook is building its own gaming platform, hopes to take on Steam, iOS, and Android Over the past 12 years the Steam gaming service has transformed from a digital distribution hub primarily used by Valve’s own games into a colossus that stands astride the entire PC gaming industry.While competitor services like GOG and publisher-specific services like uPlay and Origin exist, Steam is still the 800-lb gorilla in the room.

The 20 best free PC games

The 20 best free PC games Now, the full-priced AAA games that once ruled the roost are getting some real competition from games that offer large swaths of the experience for free.There are innumerable free-to-play games available for the PC, and with that comes positives and negatives alike.

Future Samsung TVs will include Steam Link streaming game support

Future Samsung TVs will include Steam Link streaming game support Some Samsung TVs already support streaming from services like PlayStation Now, and the company has announced it intends to bake in support for Valve’s Steam Link as well.For those of you who aren’t aware, Steam Link is a $50 product from Valve that plugs into your television and attaches to your home network (wired networking is strongly recommended).

Valve to crack down on fake screenshots in Steam

Valve to crack down on fake screenshots in Steam The Steam gaming platform started merely as a way to distribute Valve’s games like Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress.To make sure it stays on top, Steam is making a change to the way games are listed.