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Aussies Download From Steam At Under A Megabyte Per Second

Ever wonder why your download of DayZ or Fallout is taking ages? As a country, our average Steam download speed is 6.6Mbps, or about 0.825 megabytes per second.


Where Are All The Steam Machines?

One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board, each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then… crickets. What the heck happened?


Top Tips For Steam Big Picture Mode

We’re living in the future, yet you’re gaming like you live in the past. It’s time to get that gaming PC off your desk and into your lounge room, and Steam Big Picture Mode is the way to do it. Here are our top tips for getting the most out of it.


Our Favourite Big-Screen Media Centre Software For PCs

You don’t have to hunch over your PC monitor to watch YouTube, downloaded movies or TV shows. If you happen to have a PC connected to your big-screen TV, or even if you’re thinking of hooking one up, then there are a few choice pieces of media centre software for you to pick between and get a great cinematic experience.


Get Your Wallet Ready For Today's Steam Sales

Maybe it’s just me, but today I clicked onto the Steam website, just to have a quick gander through the sale. After the recent-ish redesign? It’s terrifying, all because of infinite scrolling. The bargains keep on coming and they absolutely will not stop until my wallet has been bled dry.


Steam Sales Are Back: Brace Yourself For Sweet, Sweet Bargains

Ready your wallets. Prime your credit cards. Boot up your PC because it’s time to wade back into the glorious waters of Steam’s beautiful gaming sale. Here are some of the bargains we’ve seen so far.


This Weekend, Steam Is Making Ten Games Free-To-Play

Briefly: this weekend, Steam is making ten games free-to-play, including big-name titles like XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Grid 2. The cut-off is 7AM tomorrow — but if you get your teeth stuck into something and need to finish it off, pretty much all the titles are also on 75 per cent off.


Explore The Largest Steam Pipe System In The World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, the New York Times’ Living City series explores the city’s enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant kitchen. A total of 2000 buildings are powered by this service.


Steam Is Getting A Massive Overhaul

Valve is changing Steam in a big way, overhauling the front page and adding some brand new features that will drastically change the way we find and buy PC games on the ubiquitous digital store.


The ACCC Is Suing Valve [Updated]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has just announced that it’s taking legal action against Steam creator Valve over its refund policy.