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Updated Steam Controller design features d-pad

The Steam Controller has already seen a couple tweaks since its initial unveiling, first by adding traditional face buttons, and later supporting an analog thumbstick. Now, it appears that the controller will also feature a directional pad, though in what capacity remains to be seen. Game Inform...

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Flight Simulator X lands on Steam at an 80 percent discount

Dovetail Games' updated, Steam-friendly version of Microsoft's seminal Flight Simulator X only just reached Steam yesterday but is already being swept up in one of the digital retailers' seasonal sales. For the next 24 hours, Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is available on Steam for $5. At the...

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Reminder: Steam Holiday Sale starts today at 1 p.m. Eastern

Update: Valve themselves have officially announced the beginning of the Steam Holiday Sale, writing in a short press release that "The Steam Holiday Sale is on now thru January 2, 2015. Throughout the sale, Steam customers may take advantage of special deals running every 12 hours and new Featured ...

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Praise the Sun: Dark Souls Steamworks update now available

Following a short delay, developer From Software has issued an update for the PC's Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition that replaces its native Games for Windows Live functionality with a full suite of Steamworks components. Additionally, from now until February 16, 2015, players will be able to t...

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Team Fortress 2 reaches the End of the Line, finds ducks

The RED and BLU teams of Team Fortress 2 have reached the End of the Line, according to Valve. And no, that's not a capitalization error on our part. A new update to the PC version of the game - dubbed "End of the Line" - has been released, bringing with it a special event that will run until Janua...

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Report: Steam to host annual Holiday Sale on December 18

It appears that Steam's annual Holiday Sale promotion will begin on December 18, assuming you trust Reddit users and the claims of PayPal Japan. A few days ago, word began to circulate online that a number of Japanese PayPal users had received an email from the money exchange revealing the Decem...

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Steam Holiday Auction in a gem of a jam, temporarily closed [update]

Update [1.45PM ET]: Valve's updated the Holiday Auction page, announcing the auction will return "shortly." The event will be reset and Gems will return to inventories. The note reads: We apologize for the interruption. The Yeti has been contained. We had an issue with Gems that means we need to...

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Flight Simulator X cleared for landing on Steam next week

Train Simulator 2014 publisher Dovetail Games has announced plans to bring Microsoft's seminal flight sim Flight Simulator X to Steam on December 18. Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition features the same meticulously designed aircraft physics as its original, 2006 incarnation, but also boasts more...

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Team Fortress 2's Heavy tries on Lara Croft's hotpants

Valve recently held a contest asking players to design the best Tomb Raider-themed customization items for Team Fortress 2 as a sly, interactive way to promote the Steam debut of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The publisher then specifically asked players not to dress the portly Heavy in L...

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Steam infiltrates Twitch territory with Steam Broadcasting [Update: Twitch reaction]

Steam Broadcasting allows players to stream their live gameplay to friends, strangers and any Steam user between, without any third-party programs required. To stream a game, simply start playing. Players are able to keep their gameplay private, too. The first time a friend requests to watch you...

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