Sounds like a natural expansion of Valve's current "home PC" streaming offerings. ARS T...
There have been a few indications these past few months that EA will be returning to Steam. Although it’s very unlikely that newer titles will be making their way to the storefront, it looks as if older releases like Dragon Age 2 and The Saboteur could be showing their faces.
Mark your calendars, because the next couple of months are going to have more than a few Steam discounts. Thanks to some developers ignoring Valve’s wishes, the start date and duration for the Halloween, autumn and winter sales are now out in the open.
Steam games have offered up soundtracks as DLC add-ons for ages, and the platform’s even got a built-in music player to let you listen to those songs. But up until this point, that ‘DLC’ moniker has meant that you could only buy soundtracks if you’d already purchased the games they’re attached to – now that’s about to change.
It appears that an exciting new multiplayer feature is headed to Steam. According to a message sent to devs which has been shared online, ‘Remote Play Together’ is coming to Steam beta soon, and will let players get stuck into local multiplayer games together online.
Late October launch; supports up to four computers, requires only one copy of game. ARS T...
You probably don’t spend a lot of time gazing at your Steam library (except maybe when you’re waiting for a particularly giant game to download) – but now you might be tempted to. The new Steam library beta’s introduced bigger, portrait-style icons for games in ‘shelves,’ and now users have figured out that customisation supports animated .png files – and the results are gorgeous.
That Steam user review that lists thousands of hours played and ultimately says “it’s okay” was funny the first time, but by now that particular gag has worn pretty thin. Luckily, Steam has just implemented a new set of filtering tools to let you narrow down opinions by how long users have played the game, and there are some other improvements around playtime tracking, too.
Digital game purchases are fast, convenient, and when sale season comes around, much cheaper than their physical counterparts. But they’ve got one big disadvantage: you can’t resell them. According to French courts, that needs to change – and the ruling could force Steam to allow players to resell games across the EU.
Following some recent Steam Labs experiments testing out Micro Trailers and AI TV shows, Valve’s got more tinkering in store. Steam Labs is exploring two new ventures designed to help get games you’d (probably) love to play in front of you: ‘Deep Dive’ and ‘Community Recommendations.’