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Opening the valve: Steam Curators rule the front page

Ask a hundred independent developers what impacts their sales most and you'll likely get a hundred different answers, but among the more popular ones will be the topic of discoverability, the ways in which prospective buyers are able to find lesser-known video games. Platforms like the App Store...

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Steam Music Player available for all

The Steam Music Player is out now for all users, following a beta that launched in February. Steam Music integrates your own music library into the Steam Overlay and collects soundtracks that come with some games, and makes all of this accessible without having to leave Steam or your game at all....

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Steam Curator Curator helps find people finding good games

The Unofficial Steam Curator Curator collects related groups that have their own game lists on Steam under its new Curators program. For example, Steam Curator Curator has a group titled "Oddly Specific Curation," which includes one curator's list of games with skeletons in them, a list of games...

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Dota 2 Rekindling Soul update changes heroes, maps

Time to defend those ancients with some newly-altered demon lords. Dota 2 received a major update to both its heroes and maps this week. Valve announced the Rekindling Soul update with major overhauls for one of its freakier heroes right in time for Halloween. Chief among these updates is the...

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Joystiq's big list of games on Steam Curators

We're tastemakers! The Joystiq staff has lovingly put together a list of the games we most enjoy on Steam, using its brand new Curators service. See the Joystiq Curators page right here. Our premiere picks run the gamut from Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, to Always Sometimes Monsters, to Ys...

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Steam reaches 100 million users, adds Curators feature

Valve's digital distribution platform Steam surpassed 100 million users this week, adding over 25 million customers and 3,700 unique titles since January. Valve commemorates the milestone with the launch of the Steam Discovery Update, making it easier for users to find games that fit their...

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Terrorists invade Gone Home in new Counter-Strike map

If you felt that critical darling Gone Home featured too little gameplay and not nearly enough gunplay, today's your lucky day: A Counter-Strike fan going by the name of "Nipper" has recreated Gone Home's idyllic suburban location within Valve's beloved first-person shooter. Designed for up to...

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Steam summons Final Fantasy 4 PC redux

Following hints from earlier today that the Final Fantasy 13 trio may be coming to Steam, we discover that an earlier entry in Square Enix's classic roleplaying franchise has already taken up residence on Valve's ubiquitous digital distribution platform. Final Fantasy 4, a game initially...

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Saints Row creative director Jaros leaving Volition for Valve

After ten years at Volition, creative director Steve Jaros announced he's leaving the Saints Row studio to join the team at Valve Software. Jaros, who was at PAX Prime showcasing upcoming Saints Row 4 standalone expansion Gat out of Hell, enthused on Twitter about contributing to Saints Row and his...

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Heroes of the Storm is late to the MOBA party, but Blizzard isn't worried

Blizzard's upcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, has a lengthy development history. Officially, development on the game began in 2010. The full story however, goes back to 2002, with the release of Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos and a mod called "Defense of the Ancients" (DOTA). If that acronym sounds...

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