Xi3 Piston “Steambox” To Cost $1,000, Preorders Now Open

At CES, we got a look at the first “Steambox.” It was called the Xi3 Piston, and it was seen as a very real challenge to incumbent console manufacturers as it packed the power of a gaming PC into a…

Steam For Linux Out Of Beta, Celebrated With Sale

For the past few months, Valve has been testing its Steam client on Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution. During that beta period, many of the games were locked away in beta testing leaving those not invited high and dry.…

Brütal Legend is Coming to PC, Beta is Live

Using the silliest press release in recent memory, Double Fine today announced that Brütal Legend will be coming to PCs soon. The title is already up for pre-order on Steam, and each pre-order comes with access to the multiplayer beta,…

Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Future Of Valve

Gabe Newell is pretty busy these days. Just last week, he was at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs talking about the business of video games. Now he’s at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit where he gave two separate…

Linux Might Get Microsoft Office In 2014 [Rumor]

After years of being ignored by major software vendors, Linux is starting to get the attention and respect it deserves. The open source OS has already nabbed a major partner in Valve as the company is working on bringing Steam…

Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers

Early adopters and enthusiasts drive most new technology in its first few months on the market. Windows 8 is proving to be no different as the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows Microsoft’s newest operating system picking up steam…

Watch Gabe Newell Talk About The Business Of Video Games

Whenever you hear the name Gabe Newell, your mind presumably turns to Valve, Steam, Half-Life and Portal. Now’s your chance to hear one of the smartest men in gaming talk about the business of making games. Newell was recently invited…

Here’s The Latest Games Approved By Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight has already delivered some excellent indie games to Steam users, and the games keep on coming. Steam announced the latest additions to the service today as voted on by the community. There’s a few good ones in here…

CES 2013: More Details On Valve’s Steam Box Emerge

On Tuesday morning, CES 2013 opened with the news that the oft-rumored Steam box was real. The hardware is a mini-PC that will bring PC gaming to the living room. It’s Valve’s attempt at taking on the console market, and…

CES 2013: The Steam Box Is Now A Reality

For most of 2012, Valve hinted at the possibility that it would be entering the hardware market in 2013 with a Steam box of sorts. In short, it would be a PC optimized to play games downloaded from Steam. Now…