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Crytek makes CryEngine available to all with subscription model

It turns out that Epic Games may have created an entirely new way into the market for professional and aspiring game developers alike when they made Unreal Engine 4 available to all via an affordable monthly subscription model earlier this year.

Valve pushes back Steam Machines until 2015

Valve has been drumming up interest in Steam Machines with over a dozen hardware partners onboard and a few hundred prototypes in the hands of a few lucky testers. But the company’s ambitions of rivaling game consoles in the living…

'Half-Life 2' and 'Portal' now available for Nvidia Shield

Valve’s Half-Life 2 and Portal have been ported to Android but don’t get excited just yet because you’ll need an Nvidia Shield to participate. That’s right, only Nvidia’s handheld gaming system is compatible with the titles – even other platforms…

Oculus hires Valve VR expert Michael Abrash as Chief Scientist

Many were understandably worried that Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR would cause some VR pioneers to part ways with the company out of spite. Interestingly enough, the acquisition is having just the opposite effect as Oculus has managed to hire…

Valve has just started the PC games race to zero

Valve has just announced that developers will now be in charge of their own pricing on Steam. They can run sales, offer discounts and promote their games without talking to a Valve representative. This is the beginning of PC games prices drifting downwards...

Neowin: Steam Machine Review

Over 400,000 Steam users were eligible for selection in the Steam Machine beta test. Only 300 were chosen. I never would’ve guessed I’d be one of them as the odds were certainly not in my favor. Being one of the…

Left 4 Dead 2 free on Steam until tomorrow

In celebration of the holiday season, Valve is offering Left 4 Dead 2 free on Steam until 1 PM Eastern Time tomorrow (Thursday 26th). The deal is part of the Steam Holiday Sale, which offers massive savings on games between…