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PSA: Do not send death threats to digital distribution platform holders

The general public service announcement here is to not send death threats, like, in general, but here's an incident of a developer posting a death threat on Twitter against Valve's Gabe Newell, who runs a little digital distribution shop called Steam. Polygon has the gritty details, but the...

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Explore Dungeon of the Endless on October 27

Dungeon of the Endless, a game we once described as "a roguelike with elements of tower defense, RPGs and Dungeon Keeper," will reach Steam on October 27, according to developer Amplitude Studios. "Dungeon of the Endless offers endless, randomly generated dungeons in the framework of a...

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Biggest free weekend ever on Steam begins tomorrow

Steam is opening the gates this weekend, offering 10 games for free starting at 10AM PT on Thursday, October 16. Free weekends allow players access to the games for free for a limited time, usually through Sunday at 1PM PT, and Valve says these 10 games will be available for purchase at "tremendous...

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MGS 5: Ground Zeroes infiltrates Steam in mid-December

To prepare PC players for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Konami has revealed plans to launch its interactive preface, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, on Steam on December 18. According to the publisher, the game will feature enhanced graphics, including support for 4K...

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Team Fortress 2 cast sprints in Saxxy-winning footrace

The things people can do with Source Filmmaker are pretty awe-inspiring; we've seen recreations of scenes from Futurama and The Matrix, as well as original shorts like "Rivalry Rush," which you can check out after the break, where YouTuber Leaking Red pits the men of Team Fortress 2 against each...

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Steam now requires disclosure from sponsored Curators

Valve updated its policies for Steam Curators this week, requiring that curators disclose any compensation received for recommending games on the service. The company introduced Curators late last month, allowing any person or brand (such as good old Joystiq) to list their favorite games on the...

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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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