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Remember Playing 'The Floor Is Hot Lava' As A Kid? It's Now A Video Game

When there’s nothing on TV, and it’s raining outside, and you’re bored of your toys, every kid always has one reliable way to entertain themselves: Pretend the floor is lava and do anything you can to cross a room without stepping on it. It used to require a healthy imagination, until someone turned the idea into a video game.


Our Picks From The Current Steam Sale

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.


Which Games Should You Buy For A First Time PC Gamer?

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.


Soon, You'll Be Able To Buy Steam Games With Bitcoins

Users have been lobbying for Valve to introduce bitcoins as a form of payment to the digital marketplace for years, and it looks like the company has finally agreed.


Team Fortress 2 Recreated With Nerf Guns Looks Like Too Much Fun

Video: “Your friends are all dead” isn’t something anyone wants to hear.


Valve Just Patched A Bunch Of Games Without Telling Anyone

If you’re a Steam user, you’ll probably have noticed an unusual amount of updates over the last 24 hours. You’re not alone — people’s libraries have been updating, seemingly en masse.

The fun part: the developers weren’t the ones responsible.


Australian Federal Court Finds Valve Guilty Of Misleading Steam Customers

The Federal Court has found Valve, via its online game distribution platform Steam to have “engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations to Australian consumers” about the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.


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.


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