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Latest Steam Sale Discounts Xbox Game Studios Hits: Halo, Gears, Ori, And More

The Xbox Game Studios publisher sale only runs until April 6, so you'll have to make your selections fairly quickly.Two of Microsoft's tentpole franchises, Gears of War and Halo, have received nice discounts. ...

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Latest hardware survey reveals around 1 million Steam users own a PC VR headset

29 percent of Steam users own a VR headset of some kind.Depending on how many active Steam accounts there are now, the number of Steam users with a VR headset could be a couple hundred thousand higher. ...

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Sea of Thieves is bound for Steam

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Sea of Thieves has been a Windows Store exclusive since its launch in early 2018, but that's about to change: the game is coming to Steam.Rare made the announcement today, and while there's no release date as yet, there's already a store page. ...

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Days of War, an intense WW2 shooter, is free on Steam for the weekend

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Days of War is a multiplayer first-person shooter reminiscent of the days when the world was awash in historical war games.Tyler had fun with it when it launched in January, though he noted that it was sparsely populated, which may have since changed. ...

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Get Fallout 76 free on Steam if you already own it on Bethesda.net

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Fallout 76 is coming to Steam in April, as you may have heard, and today Bethesda confirmed some good news for existing players: Anyone who links their Steam and Bethesda accounts prior to 11:59 pm ET on April 12 will be given the game on Steam for free.Purchasing Fallout 76 on Steam from April 14 until April 28 will also get you a free copy of the Fallout Classic Collection, which includes Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and the criminally underrated Fallout Tactics. ...

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Save On Some Great Steam Games This Week

The intense, heart-pounding tactical shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm is free to play on PC right now.It's free until April 1 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. ...

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Steam delaying some automatic updates in response to increased usage amidst quarantine

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Valve is making some changes to Steam's automatic game update system in order to regulate bandwidth usage as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic drives unprecedented numbers of users to the platform.Ordinarily, Steam automatically queues updates for any game in your library. ...

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After a disastrous launch, Steam top-seller Last Oasis is temporarily going offline and giving full refunds

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Last Oasis, like a lot of multiplayer games, has not had a smooth launch.Three days later and Last Oasis is still not working, despite its developers working around the clock and providing frequent updates. ...

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Valve changes Steam's auto-update system to help relieve the pressure

Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon have all made changes to their services to help keep the data flowing smoothly, and starting this week Valve will adjust Steam's auto-update feature to help better manage its bandwidth usage.As always, the game will begin updating immediately if you request to play it, and you can always initiate an update (or pause it indefinitely) through the Download Manager," Valve said. ...

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This great Steam page highlights all the new indies from cancelled EGX Rezzed

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The cancellation of a bunch of conventions this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic stinks for the big publishers, but it hurts indies the most.Indies on PC really only prosper via word of mouth, so they need those convention-goers to learn about their games. ...

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After declaring war on Steam, Epic is now challenging publishers

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Epic is now a multiplatform publisher, announcing the new Epic Games Publishing label today.“We’re building the publishing model we always wanted for ourselves when we worked with publishers," said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. ...

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Castle Crashers, Pit People and BattleBlock Theater are free-to-play on Steam for a week

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The Behemoth has made its (brilliant) back catalogue free-to-play on Steam for the next week.All are excellent, though I reserve a special fondness for Battleblock Theater - it's a brilliant puzzle platformer with a very intuitive level creator. ...

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Cities: Skylines is free-to-play on Steam for the weekend

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If you've got a weekend spent indoors ahead of you, it's probably a good time to play the excellent Cities: Skylines.Fraser took the expansion for a spin earlier this week, finding that a fishing industry can struggle to thrive in a desert wasteland. ...

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It happened again – Steam's broken another concurrent user record with 22 million users online at once

Recording the spike this time was Steam Database (thanks, PC Gamer), which caught the moment 2,678,529 concurrently jumped on Steam for a little R&R.On February 2nd, Steam's previous record of 18,537,490 users – set in January 2018 – was surpassed, smashing the existing record by an impressive 300,000 to peak at 18,801,944 players. ...

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Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has disappeared kompletely from Steam

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Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition has been removed from Steam.nor Steam operator Valve, ResetEra members noted the game had been withdrawn when perusing the store page, with prospective players warned that "at the request of the publisher, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is no longer available for sale on Steam" (thanks, VG24/7). ...

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Halo Infinite: See How They Recorded Antique Steam Engines For Sounds In The Game

The team at 343 Industries visited the Powerland Heritage Park in Oregon to record steam engines that will serve as the inspiration for some of the sounds you'll hear in Halo Infinite.Specifically, the steam engines will bring to life some "mechanical sounds" for Halo Infinite. ...

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Mortal Kombat 9 Is No Longer Available On Steam

As VG247 has reported, the game's Steam page states that the Komplete Edition--the only edition available for sale digitally--was removed from sale "at the request of the publisher.As of right now, the game is still available for digital purchase on PlayStation 3, but not on Xbox 360. ...

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Drawful 2, a party game about terrible art, is free to keep on Steam

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Drawful 2 is a party game about drawing terrible pictures and having your friends guess what they're meant to be.It's by Jackbox Games, the creators of Quiplash, Fibbage and You Don't Know Jack. ...

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Steam continues breaking records, this time at 22 million users

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Spiking 10% over last weekend's record-breaking high, Steam has reached a new peak concurrent user count of 22 million online.With 22,678,529 users this record is yet another for Steam in the past weeks as millions of people practice social distancing, isolation, lockdown, and quarantine under the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Square Enix gives away 2 free games on Steam and asks us to 'stay home and play'

Though the freebie comes as part of a Stay Home and Play campaign, the game will remain in the libraries of those who make good of the offer forever.At the time of writing, there's sadly no such offer for the console or Stadia versions yet. ...

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