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    Valve Index In Stock at 10am PDT 3/9

    Going to sell out very quickly because Coronavirus is as bad for virtual reality, as it is for reality reality.
  2. Youn

    Half-Life: Alex (VR-only)

  3. Armenius

    Electronic Arts and Valve Announce Partnership to Bring EA Access Subscription and EA Games to Steam

    After leaks earlier last week, EA has officially confirmed via press release that they will be releasing games on Steam once again. Not only that, but EA Access will also be available through Steam starting in Spring next year. The first new EA game to be released on Steam will be Star Wars...
  4. cageymaru

    Steam Controller 2

    Some information on it. 4 pressure sensitive buttons on the back and levers.
  5. cageymaru

    Polygoneer Is Free on Steam

    Polygoneer is free on Steam until the 19th.
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    Valve Index

    https://store.steampowered.com/sale/valve_index/ Looks like it's finally happening!
  7. cageymaru

    Valve Offers Developers Access to Its Network via Steamworks

    Valve has updated the Steamworks SDK with new networking APIs. These APIs give Steam partners access to Valve's network, grants them protection from denial-of-service attacks, 100% reliable NAT traversal, and improved connectivity. Also included are tools for instantly estimating the ping...
  8. cageymaru

    Steam Link Anywhere Enables Game Streaming over the Internet

    Valve has announced Steam Link Anywhere which allows Steam users to stream their games from their PC to their other computers over the internet or Wi-Fi, as long as their computer has good upload speed and their Steam Link device has a good network connection. I confirmed that I could stream...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Study Claims 39% of Counter-Strike Servers are Infected With Malware

    In spite of the battle royale craze and a more modern sequel, the original Counter-Strike is still a massively popular game. The FPS had nearly 15,000 concurrent players at the time of this writing, and there are still thousands of registered 3rd party servers. However, a recent study from Dr...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Forbes Tries To Game on Linux

    Thanks to Valve's Proton Initiative and related development efforts, gaming on Linux is faster and easier than ever, but just how easy does that make it? Forbes reporter Jason Evangelho decided to find out, as he (seemingly) used Linux as his primary PC gaming platform for 6 months. Jason said...
  11. cageymaru

    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Deep Silver and Epic Games have announced a partnership to make the digital distribution of the PC version of Metro Exodus an Epic Store exclusive. The game will be available for $49.99 on the Epic Store which is $10 cheaper than the current pricing on Steam. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim...
  12. cageymaru

    Valve Increases the Usability of Proton in the Latest Steam Client Beta

    The Linux PC gaming community received a nice surprise with the release of the latest Steam Beta client. Steam Play now works on non-Steam game shortcuts which allows Linux PC gamers to use Proton to play games from other services. For example, the author of the article was able to get a copy of...
  13. cageymaru

    Valve Releases Steam Statistics for 2018

    Today, Valve released a Steam statistics overview for 2018. The most interesting stat is the 47 million active daily visitors that Steam averages per day. On a monthly basis, Steam averages 90 million active users with 1.6 million new purchasers per month. The peak concurrent users at one time...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Half Life and Portal Writer is Back at Valve

    Shacknews says that Eric Wolpaw, the writer behind Half Life, Portal and Left 4 Dead, is back at Valve. Following several other high profile departures, Eric left the gaming company about 2 years ago, and many saw it as a symptom of Valve's shift away from actually developing games. Shacknews...
  15. cageymaru

    The Steam Blog Documents Its "Best of 2018" Lists

    The Steam Blog has released its "Best of 2018" list that cover the following categories: Top Selling Games of 2018, Top Selling New Releases of 2018, Top Selling VR Titles of 2018, Top Early Access Grads of 2018, and the Most Played Games of 2018. Valve has grouped the games into four...
  16. cageymaru

    The Steam Awards Nominees and Steam Winter Sale Dates Have Been Announced

    Valve has released the list of nominees for the Steam Awards. They humbly excluded themselves from the "Best Developer" category. The voting for the awards will commence on December 20th at the start of the 12th annual Steam Winter Sale. The voting closes on January 3rd with the winners...
  17. cageymaru

    The Evolution of the Knuckles VR Controllers

    Valve has showcased its all new Knuckles DV (dev-kit) design in a SteamVR blog post. Valve has taken the feedback from developers to create the latest iteration of the Knuckles DV virtual reality controllers. Improvements to the design over the Knuckles EV3 include cap sense, trigger feel...
  18. cageymaru

    CS:GO Goes Free-To-Play and Adds Battle Royale Mode

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) has been transformed into a free-to-play title. Customers who already purchased the game will have "Prime Status" and gamers new to the series can purchase Prime Status for $14.99. An up to 18 player Battle Royale mode called "Danger Zone" has been added...
  19. cageymaru

    SteamVR Update 1.1.3 Brings Former Beta Features to Everyone

    SteamVR has been updated with former SteamVR Beta features such as Motion Smoothing and rebinding controllers. The "always on" motion smoothing option will allow users to choose specific VR games to run at 45 fps instead of 90 fps. The missing frame data is supplemented by the latest advancement...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Vive Confirms Ryzen Compatibility Issues With Wireless Adapter

    Last month, users started reporting issues related to the HTC Vive's Wireless adapter on systems with Ryzen CPUs. Those reports started piling up in a Vive community thread, and last Friday, the company officially acknowledged the issue and said they are looking into it. The incompatibility...
  21. cageymaru

    The Supply of Steam Link Hardware Is Almost Gone

    Valve has announced that the Steam Link is sold out in Europe and supplies in America are nearly depleted. Valve will continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware in the future. The Steam Link App seems to have taken precedence over the hardware as it features on-screen touch controls...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Half Life is Officially 20 Years Old Today

    Its been 20 years since the release of the original Half-Life. While an official successor to Half Life 2 is still nowhere to be seen, fans are carrying on the game's legacy in place of Valve. The Project Borealis team is working on a continuation of the story, while Black Mesa brings the...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Steam Bug Allowed Games to be Downloaded for Free

    Researcher Artem Moskowsky found a bug in Steam that let users download "previously-generated CD keys for a game which they would not normally have access." The bug was submitted to Valve on August 7, quickly fixed on August 10, and publicly disclosed on October 31. Valve was quick to point out...
  24. cageymaru

    The Steam Halloween Sale Is Now Live

    The Steam Halloween Sale is now live. The sale will run from October 29th until November 1st. A few of my recommendations include Dying Light, Plague Inc Evolved, Grim Dawn, Darkest Dungeon, X-Morph: Defense, Metro Redux Bundle, and Hunt Showdown. What would you recommend?
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Chinese Game Ban is Fueling Steam Growth

    According to a report by gamesindustry.biz, Steam gained about 23 million active monthly users in just over a year, bringing their active user count to 90 million. The research firm Niko Partners claims that at least some of that growth can be attributed to the Chinese market, which grew from 15...
  26. cageymaru

    3DNesVR Is an Emulator That Brings NES Games to VR

    The 3DNesVR emulator now has a Steam Store page and a free demo. It allows Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games to be played in virtual reality (VR.) There are no games included with the app so you have to provide your own legally owned games. The release version of the application will...
  27. cageymaru

    Game Developer Revokes Game License over Bad Review but Later Apologizes

    Indie game developer HOF Studios revoked the Steam key of a Itch.io "First Access" backer for the game Depth of Extinction because the customer left a bed review. To the developer's credit, he quickly reversed his bad decision and sent the backer a new key. What was his reasoning for revoking...
  28. cageymaru

    Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" Has Been Released and More Linux News

    The latest version of Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has been released. Along with the new version of Linux, Canonical has released statistics from users that opted in to complete a survey when installing 18.04 LTS. Phoronix has a list of some of the highlights that users should look forward...
  29. cageymaru

    SteamVR Has Been Updated with Bug Fixes and Assets

    SteamVR has been updated with a lot of bug fixes and a reprojection and timing update as Valve says that they have "improved the smoothness and reliability of the reprojection system. More improvements are planned." The performance of the compositor distortion renderer has been increased by...
  30. cageymaru

    Game Controller Statistics for the PC Gaming Platform

    Valve has compiled an extensive data set for controller usage on the PC and an explanation of how PC gaming became so controller friendly in recent years. Valve has been working on Steam Input to allow gamers to remap and share controller profiles for individual games on the Steam Platform...
  31. cageymaru

    Valve Adds CO-OP Steam Link Streaming and Moderates Reported Posts

    The latest Steam Client Beta has some interesting features for gamers with local friends. Valve has added CO-OP Steam Link streaming for multiple devices simultaneously, but the feature requires a high quality 5 GHz WiFi network. Don't worry about purchasing additional controllers for all of...
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    Valve Knuckles EV3 about to be sent out to developers

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1508356684 This is crazy, feels like yesterday that the EV2 version was shipped to devs, now we have a new EV3 version...theres a strong possibility that we could get the consumer Knuckles in the very near future if all goes well...
  33. Zarathustra[H]

    So, Avira Flagged Something in my Portal Download from Steam?

    During my Portal download using the Steam client. It was caught by the heuristics filter, so I'm guessing this is a false positive... But is it?
  34. cageymaru

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Ends PUBG 1 Million Concurrent Player Streak

    The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta has ended the PUBG streak of having 1 million concurrent players everyday on Steam. The PUBG streak lasted for a year until the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta launched yesterday that introduced its own version of Battle Royale. This was tracked by SteamDB...
  35. cageymaru

    Valve Updates Progress on Mature Content Submissions and New Filters

    Valve is still progressing on a Steam overhaul that protects users from seeing content that they aren't interested in. This was born from concern about mature games being available on the platform. Users will be able to ignore up to 10 types of content including developers and publishers, game...
  36. cageymaru

    Khronos Group Is Working on EXT Extension to Assist Linux Gaming Translation Layers

    Piers Daniell is an Nvidia Principal engineer of 11 years, C/C++ expert specializing in OpenGL and Vulkan. He has confirmed that "members of the Vulkan working group are developing a multi-vendor EXT extension for transform feedback with the primary goal of satisfying the needs of the DXVK...
  37. cageymaru

    The State of Linux Gaming After the Advent of Steam Play and Other Tools

    Jason Evangelho has taken a deeper dive into Linux, Lies and Steam Play compatible video games. He touches on subjects such as ease of use when it comes to making Windows games run on Linux. Liam Dawe, of Gaming on Linux fame, assists Jason on his journey into gaming on the OS and it is nice...
  38. cageymaru

    A Tutorial and a Full Match of the Unreleased Card Game Artifact

    IGN has a video showing a full match of the unreleased card game; Artifact. Artifact is one of the new games that Valve is currently working on. The animations in the game are gorgeous in my opinion! The first video is a "How to" guide and the second is an entire match.
  39. cageymaru

    Steam Allows Users to Block Publishers and Content Creators

    Steam now allows users of the service to block publishers and developers. Tired of seeing recommendations for visual novels? Block them. Don't want point and click adventures from a certain developer in your feed? Block that developer! You can find ignore button just below the golden Beta...
  40. cageymaru

    Steam Audio 2.0 Adds Open-Source AMD Radeon Rays Technology

    Steam Audio Beta 15 has added support for ray-tracing via the open-source AMD Radeon Rays technology. Steam Audio can use ray tracing to bake indirect sound propagation as sounds bounce around a scene until they hit a source. Thousands of ray tracing probes can be used in a scene and AMD...
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