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Valve’s Steam Chat gets its own iOS and Android apps
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  A little under a year ago, Valve released a big overhaul for the chat features built into its Steam game store/launcher. Focusing on modern day chat conveniences like better group chats and embedded media (GIFs!), some saw it as a move to hopefully keep a few more users from heading for Discord — which, […]

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With Rape Day ban, Steam shows it’s not as “hands off” as it claims
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Enlarge / One of the few safe-for-work images of Rape Day offered on the game’s Steam page before it was taken down. Since last June, Valve has claimed that “the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store,” with only minor exceptions for content that is “illegal or straight-up trolling.” But Valve’s decision […]

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Steam now supports NextVR's virtual reality broadcasts
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NextVR has finally arrived on Steam, giving more people access to its virtual reality sports and entertainment broadcasts. The program offers NBA, NHL and ICC soccer games, as well as WWE matches, concerts and stand-up comedy shows, which are a lot m…

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Steam is Finally Coming To China But Chinese Gamers Don't Want It
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Valve officially announced this week the arrival of Steam China in Shanghai. But Chinese gamers are telling the PC gaming platform to “get lost!” From a report: One of the most upvoted comments wrote, “Steam China get out of China.” It’s important to point out that gamers are directing their anger at Steam China, not […]

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game
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Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]

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Apple has rejected iOS version of Steam Link app, Valve says
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Enlarge / A screenshot from the beta version of the Steam Link app, which has been denied approval by Apple. (credit: Steam) Valve says Apple has denied approval for the iOS version of its Steam Link app—which allows users to stream PC games from a computer on the same home network—after Apple initially approved the […]

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Valve will soon let you stream Steam games to phones and tablets
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Enlarge / The Steam Link app will go well beyond the functionality of the existing Steam Mobile app shown here, but we don’t have imagery for the Steam Link yet, so…. Users will be able to turn their phones and tablets into de facto portable PC monitors for playing Steam games around the house later […]

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Steam Spy returns with less accurate game stats
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Earlier this month, Steam revamped its privacy settings to let users change how much of their game data can be publicly viewed. The company made player libraries, along with time played per title, hidden by default — which ended up locking out game…

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Steam Spy announces it’s shutting down, blames Valve’s new privacy settings
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(credit: Aurich Lawson) In light of Internet and social-media privacy landing at the top of major news outlets this week, another major online service announced its own privacy-policy updates on Tuesday. The latest change comes from Steam, the Western world’s largest online PC game seller. According to Steam’s creators at Valve, an updated settings panel will […]

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