Valve has been making progress with Steam OS and In-Home Streaming, and hardware vendors have been trying to find a balance of performance and value. Sporting a small lightweight form factor, quad-core processor, and an SSD, Syber Vapor STREAM has found that balance of performance and value.
Taking a page from Twitch.tv Valve has launched Steam Broadcasting allowing Steam users to broadcast their games and watch other gamers who are broadcasting. The very public beta of Steam Broadcasting was launched yesterday and it is built right into the Steam client. You also have the ability to watch games via your browser through the Steam community right now.
While it is not as big as the Summer Sale, Steam has kicked off their Halloween sale! This sale brings discounts to different types of scary, horror, gore, and spooky games. While most of the games I’ve seen in the sale are a little old now, this discounts are pretty good and if you were holding out now is the time to buy!
Over the past week Overkill has been running an event called “Crimefest”. This event was started to bring as many people as possible into their Steam group for PAYDAY. The goal was to hit 1.5 million members before October 18th and they have already hit their target so they are giving us PAYDAY: The Heist free to play for one day!
Yesterday Valve launched the Steam Discovery Update which they say “introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases.” Steam has also announced that their user-base has increased to over 100 million active accounts!
Valve has been working on their own Steam Machines for quite some time now. This process has gone through many live tests and beta units that have lead to changes and refinements a long the way. Valve wants to deliver a powerful and stable console-like experience on the PC platform. This of course is going to take a lot of time.
At CES we had a chance to sit down with iBUYPOWER to talk about their upcoming Steam Machine. They have a very interesting take on the whole Steam Machine idea and their pricing of $499 to start really does reflect that.
Go back to January 2013, and everyone thought Xi3’s Piston was going to be the one and only Steam Box. Fast forward to January 2014, and we now know that Steam Boxes are completely different than everyone’s first notion, but that doesn’t discredit Xi3’s Piston in any way. Xi3 has been hard at work for […]
CES just a few weeks away and we’re already preparing. Emails about meeting coordination, travel plans, and new equipment for the trip are flying back and forth at the speed of light. My expectations for CES this year are as follows…
It looks like someone leaked the internal e-mail Steam had sent out to their partners about the upcoming Steam Autumn and Holiday Sale 2013. Funny that in red on the e-mail it says “Please DO NOT make the dates of the Sales public”. Whoops! A Reddit user leaked the e-mail and now everyone seems to know all of the details about both sales.
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