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Over 7,000 stolen Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys revoked

Valve has removed Sniper Elite 3 from the Steam libraries of a large number of players who purchased stolen keys from unlicensed vendors, developer Rebellion reports. A total of 7,050 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys were stolen and given to resellers, who then passed them on to unknowing buyers....

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Steam tops 8 million concurrent users as sale draws to a close

Steam is quite popular during its Summer Sale thanks to its massively discounted games. How popular? As it turns out, the PC game distribution service reached a new peak of concurrent users, 8,020,792 to be exact, according to stats provided by Valve. Steam broke the 8 million mark as the...

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Dota 2 makes waves with $10 million International prize pool

Thanks to Valve's crowdfunding initiatives, the Dota 2 world championship, otherwise known as The International, now has a prize pool totaling more than $10 million. Which is like ... *counts out fingers* ... a lot. It's enough to eclipse last year's $2.9 million prize pool several times over, and...

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Steam Summer Sale, day 5: Dark Souls, Rogue Legacy, Saints Row 4

Twas' the fifth day of the Steam Summer Sale, with deals in droves. At just five dollars, prepare to die with Dark Souls. Fan-favorite Rogue Legacy is slashed by 75 percent ($3.74), You can play Arma 3 ($29.99) and keep half your rent. Phosphor Games' Nether is down to just three bucks, Yet...

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Team Fortress 2 'Love and War' update rolls on, adds weapons and gluten

After adding a handful of colorful taunts to its free-to-play shooter, Valve has rolled out a mix of new weapons and items available for Team Fortress 2 as part of its "Love and War" update. Items featured in today's update include, but are not limited to: The Back Scatter, a scattergun with the...

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Valve releases new Team Fortress 2 short film, adds dancing taunts

You've decked out your heroes in pretty hats and now it's time to hit the town and dance. Team Fortress 2 has entered the next-generation of taunting opponents by introducing the ability to ridicule them in the form of dance. New taunts featuring the conga, square dancing, headbutting...

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Secret Ponchos now slapping iron on Steam Early Access

Strap on your six-shooters and sharpen your spurs: Secret Ponchos has officially made its Steam Early Access debut. Officially described as a blend of fighting game character diversity and the more intuitive action of an arena shooter, Secret Ponchos pits a handful of Old West stereotypes...

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Alienware to launch SteamOS-less Steam Box this year

Alienware Alpha is a small gaming PC designed for the living room, and it launches this holiday for $550. It's Windows-based and ships with an Xbox 360 controller, plus a dongle that supports up to four Xbox 360 controllers, and it will be able to run all games in 1080p and at 60fps. This is...

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Valve: Early Access devs may be 'unable to finish their game'

Valve has issued an update to its Steam Early Access FAQ, warning users that some featured games may never reach a completed state. "It's up to the developer to determine when they are ready to 'release,'" an unaltered section of the FAQ reads. "Some developers have a concrete deadline in mind,...

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Oculus picks up Jason Holtman, a 'driving force' behind Steam

The Valve employees go marching one-by-one, hurrah, hurrah. Oculus has tapped another ex-Valve employee to help develop their virtual reality technology; this time, it's Jason Holtman, who previously served as Valve's chief of business development. Oculus credits Holtman as a "driving force" behind...

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