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The Steam Winter Sale has begun

It's that time of the year again: Valve has launched the Steam Winter Sale, offering the usual huge discounts on thousands of PC games from now until January 4th, 2016 at 10am PST.

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…

Valve's annual Steam Halloween Sale is live

Just two weeks removed from Valve’s stealth-themed Steam sale, the company has gone live with its next promotion. The Steam Halloween Sale offers deep discounts on dozens of games across a variety of genres (not just scary games, as the…

A portable Steam Machine is coming in 2016 for $299

In June last year, a company called Smach announced the SteamBoy, a portable game console designed to run PC games on Valve's SteamOS platform. Now, more than a year after its announcement, Smach has revealed that the Smach Zero (the…

Could bounty programs help curb buggy game launches?

In what can only be viewed as a brilliant marketing move to attract customers while simultaneously improving its product, the developers behind Steam Early Access title Ark: Survival Evolved have launched a bounty program for anyone that finds a bug…

Steam Summer Sale is coming: what you need to know

We don't know exactly when it will start, but can reliably estimate the deals you should wait for. One of Valve's two biggest sales is inbound soon — the Steam Summer Sale — and it's a major event for PC gamers, with discounts on hundreds of titles from a wide variety of publishers.