Steam to radically overhaul social exposure

Downloading a PC game is no longer going to be just about finding a title and clicking the "Purchase" button.

Digital game sales defy recession



The economic climate may be anything but optimistic, yet digital game sales managed to clock in at a cool 17% higher in Q2 2012 compared to the same quarter in 2011.



Valve's Steam is going mainstream 


Valve is perhaps best known for a number of popular entertainment franchises such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress and the popular online gaming platform Steam.

Video: Rise of the Triad FPS gets resurrected

When it comes to playing video games on the PC, my favorite genre is undoubtedly the stalwart first person shooter (FPS).

Valve getting serious about Steam for Linux

It's been talked about multiple times before, but Steam for Linux might actually be close to a reality.

Steam launches summer sale with big discounts

If you've been wanting to increase your PC game collection, there's never been a better time than now.

Linux might get Steam client as Gabe Newell slams Windows 8

Valve frontman Gabe Newell is reportedly showing his true feelings about the current state of operating systems.

Valve job ad hints at big things

There might be big changes in store for PC gaming giant Valve.

Skyrim 1.5 update goes beta

The latest update to Bethesda's smash hit game is rolling out in beta form.

Rumors of a Steam Box set-top box

Steam has revolutionized the way gamers play games on their PC, and now it wants to do the same when it comes to the living room.

'Waterworld' planet discovered

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have identified a new type of planet - a waterworld surrounded by a thick, steamy atmosphere.

Valve says hack exposed gamers' personal data

Online gaming giant Valve has warned users that hackers who defaced its Steam forums on Sunday night gained access to the company's database.

Long Islanders, Texans spend most on gaming

An intriguing new study looked at where the most per capita video game spending took place, and ended up with some surprising results.

Landfill helps power Marine base in Georgia

Chevron and the U.S. Navy are working together in Albany, Ga., to turn methane gas captured in a nearby landfill into renewable energy.

'Minecraft' creator discusses why he's opposed to Steam

One of the most popular independent games of all time is not available on Steam, the digital distribution platform that has come to be the standard for PC games.

EA pulls out of Steam in favor of own platform

EA really wants gamers to come to its newly launched digital download platform.

Epic wants to ditch physical media and go digital

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says physical media is unlikely to play any serious role in future console generations.

Aliens swarm onto Steam

Alien Swarm has arrived on Steam in all of its top-down glory. The game - which is available free of charge - features a "unique blend" of co-op play along with squad-level tactics.

NASA launches Moonbase Alpha mission on Steam

NASA has debuted a free online video game that allows players to step into the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3D lunar settlement. 


Doom...Now for the Zune HD!?

Do you remember 1993? Dimly lit, smoked filled rooms and teeming mosh pits. Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins. And Doom.