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Valve launches developer-run Item Stores on Steam

Valve has launched a new feature that allows developers to sell in-game items outside of their games (yet still within Steam). They’re appropriately known as Item Stores and thus far, only one game – Rust, the open-world survival title from…

From Windows 3.0 to Windows 10: The story of Solitaire

There have been many popular and important games included with operating systems over the years. But only one game can lay claim to having once been the most-used Windows application in the world, as Microsoft’s Chris Sells described Solitaire back in 2004. This is the story of Solitaire, which has been included with every copy of Windows since version 3.0.

Why Fallout Beer trumps Nuka Cola

Bethesda Softworks is going all-out with its marketing campaign for Fallout 4. The publisher revealed a couple of weeks ago that it would be selling real-life Fallout Beer exclusively in the UK starting November 5. In my coverage of the…
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