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HTC Wants To Send Its Vive VR Headset To 100,000 Chinese Internet Cafes

To make virtual reality truly popular, you have to make cheap and accessible. And HTC is zeroing in on a huge market: Chinese internet cafes. It’s the latest example of tech companies worldwide trying to get VR in the hands of massive groups of users, quickly and cheaply.


You Can Now Watch 360-Degree Video On Your TV

Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos. Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video. Now, one company is taking that futuristic video-viewing from your computer — and bringing it to your much bigger TV screen.


Alienware Steam Machine Review: PC Gaming With Console Comforts

Steam is a massive online gaming platform that reaches 100 million players worldwide. Now, Valve, the company behind Steam, along with a litany of hardware makers (in this case Dell/Alienware) wants to go head-to-head with Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.


Australia Will Start Getting Steam Machines And Controllers Early Next Year

Hanging out for a compact, SteamOS-powered gaming machine for your living room? Well, you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer — we’re only a couple of months away from Valve’s vision of couch-gaming nirvana. Alienware will almost certainly be first cab off the rank, with a SteamOS variant of its Alpha home theatre PC.


How To PC Game From The Comfort Of Your Couch

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. Here’s what you’ll need to get started with lean-back gaming in your lounge room.


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.


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