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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…