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 took a strong stance against Microsoft Windows when it launched its SteamOS initiative last year, but Microsoft Studios Chief Phil Spencer praised the company last week at GDC, claiming that Valve’s focus on Linux has encouraged Microsoft to redouble its efforts in PC gaming, to the benefit of gamers everywhere.
A key feature of the new SteamOS is home streaming, which lets users render games on powerful PCs and then stream them to low-power devices throughout the home. Now Valve has opened the feature up to outside beta testers for the first time, and initial impressions are positive.
Valve’s upcoming SteamOS will find a home on a new breed of small Linux-based PCs called Steam Machines. We already knew that iBuyPower and Valve itself were designing hardware, but now the full list of third party Steam Machine partners has been unveiled at CES.
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.
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.
Valve’s digital software distribution platform Steam is holding one of its frequent sales this weekend, this time featuring games from Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar at up to 75 percent off. Highlights include L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition, which gives you the developer’s 1940s crime thriller and all DLC extras for $7.50 (75 percent off), the Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack, with every GTA PC title to date, for $24.99 (50 percent off), and the recently released gritty shooter Max…