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Half Life 3 Confirmed? [Update: Nope, Fake]

Update: Is it really happening? No. No it isn’t.


The Truth Behind The Steam Summer Sale Controversy

Raising your prices right before Steam’s big summer sale and then “discounting” them back to where they’d been for months sure sounds scummy, right? A handful of games have been accused of it, but the truth of the matter isn’t so black-and-white.


The Steam Summer Sale Is Back Again, And The Deals Are Awesome

Get your wallet ready: Steam is slashing prices on sweet games in the annual Summer sale.


How The New Steam Refund Policy Works

We all know the feeling when you’ve splashed out on a new game only to fire it up and feel a crushing sense of disappointment. For the first few minutes you might try and kid yourself – after all, you’ve just spent fifty quid on this, so surely you’ll enjoy it? But soon, inevitably, you quietly admit that it terrible and and your wallet is now significantly lighter. Sigh.

The good news is that this could now be a thing of the past for PC gamers. The new Steam refund policy will enable you to get your cash back – but how exactly does it work?


The Internet Just Killed An App Store For Video Game Worlds

Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about “Valve” and “Skyrim” and “mods” over the past few days. What does it all mean? The company that built the world’s most successful video game proposed an app store to pay people for remixing and enhancing virtual worlds — and 100,000 angry internet denizens just shot down that idea. It’s a bit of a shame.


10 Free Steam Games Worth Playing

While Steam gets a lot of hype for discounted prices, you don’t actually have to spend any money to enjoy some of the best games the service has to offer. Over the years, Steam has accumulated a number of great games that are free-to-play, and I’m here to tell you which ones you should check out.


Steam Machines Are Back

When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room, I didn’t believe it. When the rumours came true, I didn’t think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last year, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it’s happening. I’ve tried them. I’m about to eat my words.


HTC Vive: Virtual Reality That's So Damn Real I Can't Even Handle It

I saw the future today. I mean that. I got the chance here at MWC to try the new VR headset Valve and HTC are developing. Is it good? It’s absolutely incredible. This thing is just… my god you guys I can’t even.


Can A Mini-PC Replace A Console In The Living Room?

We have all been eagerly awaiting Steam OS and the inevitable flood of affordable console like mini-PCs that will let us play our existing library of games in the living room. The problem is Valve’s innovative new wireless controller is not ready, holding up the whole launch. Tired of waiting, some manufacturers have launched their own Windows based setups. But can they compete with your existing console?


Valve Is Getting Ready To Debut 'SteamVR'

You’ve got your Oculus Rift. You’ve got your Sony Project Morpheus. You’ve got your Microsoft Hololens. Which gaming heavyweight is missing? OK maybe Nintendo, but I’m talking about Valve, and Valve just announced it’s making “SteamVR”.