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As you are most likely aware, there is a Steam Sale. It is there, hovering, existing. Vibrating. Humming in your ear like wallet-sapping static.

What should you pick up? I asked everyone in our office to provide some recommendations. Here's what we all came up with.

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Late last week, a guest reader put forth a question to our sister site Kotaku. They've just joined the world of PC gaming, and they were quite looking forward to the upcoming Steam sale. Question is: what games should they buy?

And that can be a difficult question to broach. There are so many different genres. First-person shooters. Third-person shooters. Survival horror. Survival roguelike. Turn-based strategy. Real-time action strategy. MOBAs. Tower defence. Sports. Co-operative multiplayer. Competitive multiplayer. Simulations. Adventure puzzlers. Point-and-click puzzlers. The list goes on and on. But we're here to help. New to PC gaming? Look no further.

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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.

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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?

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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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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.