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July 30th, 2013

NVIDIA SHIELD Review; Android and More

NVIDIA’s SHIELD has been teased for months and now launch has finally arrived.  Is it everything NVIDIA promised?  Can it break out of its predetermined Android mold?  You bet!

January 8th, 2013

Gabe Newell Reveals More Steam Console Details

Valve’s hotly anticipated Steam Box will feature a variety of hardware options — that range from cloud based streaming to high-end dedicated CPUs and GPUs — and will utilize biometrics but not motion input according to Valve’s Gabe Newell. Speaking to The Verge as CES, the big boss of Valve gave the most comprehensive set of [...]

December 3rd, 2012

Steam’s Big Picture Brings PC Games to the Living Room

Valve released Big Picture mode for Steam today, and with it started a major sale on Steam’s most “controller-friendly” titles. Full controller support was enough to earn up to 75% off for array of games from Audiosurf to Alan Wake. Big Picture is essentially Valve’s attempt to make the PC into a living-room console, making [...]

October 2nd, 2012

Steam Releases First Non-Game Software Titles

Valve today moved only offering game titles on Steam with the launch of Steam’s first non-game titles. The Software titles now available via Steam are: ArtRage Studio Pro CameraBag 2 GameMaker: Studio 3D-Coat 3DMark Vantage 3DMark 11 Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, [...]

August 21st, 2012

Today is Launch Day for Counter Strike Global Offensive

On the month of the eighth anniversary of the launch of Counter Strike: Source, Valve has released Counter Strike: Global Offensive — a remake of the iconic shooter using the latest version of the Source engine. The game hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow.     Below is a launch trailer for the game: [...]

August 13th, 2012

Valve Announces Steam Game Hub

Valve today announced that it plans to create social hubs in Steam that highlight user created content. These hubs will highlight and enable user-created screenshots, videos, and Workshop items for games across Steam in addition to having a forum component. Valve says every game will have a corresponding hub. “The New Steam Community is all [...]

August 8th, 2012

Steam Moving Beyond Games Come September

Valve announced today that it plans to expand Steam’s offerings to “creativity to productivity” software come September. This follows a leak on the Steam mobile app, which advertised software categories such as photo editing, design, and video editing. Valve says many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features — like automatic [...]

July 26th, 2012

Windows 8 Has its First High-Level Defectors

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system – more specifically its Metro interface – has been lauded by some as the perfect embrace of hardware agnostic computing. Jen Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, is an outspoken proponent of Windows 8, telling the crowd at the Emerging Companies Summit at May’s GPU [...]

February 10th, 2012

Did Hackers Pierce Steam’s Credit Card Database?

Last November, in a story Hardware Canucks broke, Valve admitted that hackers had gained access to the Steam database and had pulled out countless user names, passwords, and other information. Now, Valve has admitted that there is a possibility that last year’s breach was more extensive than originally thought. In an email sent to Steam [...]

January 31st, 2012

Steam Releases Mobile App

The Steam application for iOS and Android devices, announced last week, is now available to all gamers around the world. Launched last week in a closed beta, the Steam app allows gamers to chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favorite games, read the latest [...]