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Alienware’s Steam Machine won’t be upgradable

Alienware have announced that their version of a Steam Machine will not be upgradable, and will be revised once every year. I go over the news, as well as my opinions on the matter, in more detail during this video

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Video: Thoughts on Valve’s trilogy (of Steam announcements)

Yesterday Valve concluded their three Steam announcements; Steam OS, Steam Machines and the Steam Controller. I thought it’d be a good idea to do a live stream on YouTube discussing them and my thoughts about them all

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Steam Family Sharing: How it works (beta hands-on)

I come to you with a very brief hands-on experience of the Steam Family Sharing beta. We gained access to the beta about an hour ago, but that’s at least given us a chance to see how it works — because it might be a little different to what many of us expected. You can’t

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Will Steam OS become the Android of gaming platforms?

It’s a thought I had when I saw Gabe’s talk at Linuxcon about “open platforms” — today’s announcement of a Steam OS has me feeling even more like Steam as a platform will start to look a bit like Android does in the mobile market. To explain, we can compare the iPhone’s iOS and Android.

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Valve confirm three Steam announcements coming next week

Valve have today confirmed that there’ll be three announcements out of them next week, all of which appear to be focused around Steam in the living room. A countdown page has also been put up, showing that the first announcement will come Monday morning, local time. What do you think we’re going to see? Leave

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Steam Box announcement coming next week?

While talking at LinuxCon this week, Gabe Newell has said that some hardware news regarding Steam and Linux is coming next week. Sound a lot like a Steam Box of some kind. What do you think? I think Steam and Linux are about to become the “Android” of gaming

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TF2 meets Surgeon Simulator 2013

Surgeon Simulator 2013 has gained unlikely popularity around the internet, and now some of Valve’s Team Fortress 2 characters will be making appearances within the game. Bossa Studios, those behind the game, today announced that the TF2 ‘Heavy’ and ‘Medic’ characters will take on the roles of Nigel and Bob during their cameo. The new content

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Steam Early Access store section opens up

Valve have launched a new section in their storefront today; Steam Early Access will allow players to buy into a game early in its life-cycle. It’s a bit like a Kickstarter, in a way, you pay some money, play an early version of the game, and get the full-version when it releases. Where Valve’s expertise

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Team Fortress 2 to get Oculus Rift VR mode

Valve have announced that Team Fortress 2 will be getting a VR mode that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift in ‘the coming days’. Anybody owning an Oculus Rift developer kit will be able to play all aspects of the game using the virtual reality device, getting an exclusive in-game hat in the process. Valve’s Joe

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How about some exclusive Left 4 Dead content with your PC copy of Resident Evil 6?

So, you complained about another Capcom game being late to the PC in comparison to the consoles. So, you don’t think it’s fair that you had to wait, but hoped it would be worthwhile. So, you shall be rewarded with an exclusive piece of content featuring characters and the ‘special infected’ from Valve’s Left for

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