Many users report that browsing Steam via the app is significantly slower than browsing it via a web browser on the same PC with the same Internet connection. If you’ve experienced this, the good news is that one common solution is to disable a Windows networking setting that you probably don’t need anyway. Here’s how it works.
With frequent sales and awesome bundles, many Steam users now have libraries with hundreds or even thousands of games. Chances are there are at least a few games in your massive library that you’ll never, ever play. Here’s how to permanently remove a game from your Steam library, along with some less drastic tips for keeping things manageable.
Steam’s annual Summer Sale kicked off this afternoon, with the digital content service offering dozens of games each day at discounts of up to 80 percent.
Valve on Friday released the first public beta of SteamOS, the company’s new Linux-based platform aimed at home theater PCs. The free software lets gamers run Linux-compatible Steam games as well as stream Windows-based games from their more powerful desktop PCs.
Valve on Monday finally launched a long-requested feature by morphing Steam Recommendations into full user reviews. The new Reviews feature lets users share their thoughts on games they’ve played via Steam, and display these opinions directly on each game’s store page.
Valve has opened registration for closed beta testing of the company’s new Steam In-Home Streaming feature, which lets users stream games between devices on a local network. Interested gamers need only to register with the In-Home Streaming Community for a chance to become a tester.
Don’t wait for October 31st to have some frightening fun. Game retailers Steam and Good Old Games are holding Halloween sales with good discounts on spooky games from now until November 1st.
Valve on Friday released the basic technical specifications for the prototype Steam Machines that will be sent to beta testers later this year. The specs reveal powerful hardware, with some models sporting NVIDIA Titan GPUs and Intel Core i7 CPUs.
NVIDIA’s ambitious plan to carve out a slice of dedicated Android-based mobile gaming is now ready for consumer consumption. The NVIDIA Shield handheld console is available for pre-order today for $349.00, with an expected shipping date in late June. NVIDIA first unveiled the console, then called “Project Shield,” at CES in January. It was designed only as a proof-of-concept but, after initial reactions were positive, the company decided to produce the device for sale, shortening its name to simply “Shield.”…
In an ironic twist, software piracy may have actually saved a game, at least indirectly. After reading about the humorous trap that indie game developer Greenheart Games set for those attempting to pirate its first game, Game Dev Tycoon, I knew I had to try the game out. I had this desire to try the game not because I felt sorry for developer Patrick Klug, but because the game actually sounded entertaining, and I likely would have never heard of…