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Steam reaches 7.6 million concurrent users

Steam, the online service from Half-Life and Portal studio Valve, continues to set records. More than 7.6 million of Steam’s 65 million members logged in yesterday, December 29, setting a new record for peak concurrent usage. This is up from

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Valve releases SteamOS beta, early build-your-own system requirements

As it announced earlier this week, Valve shipped its 300 Steam Machine prototypes to its randomly selected beta testers late today. That announcement was accompanied by the first public release of SteamOS, the currently-in-beta Linux-based operating system that will power

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Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines

Valve, creator of the Steam gaming platform and a video game studio and publisher in its own right, is the latest company to join the Linux Foundation – a nonprofit organization tasked with nurturing and advocating the open-source operating system.

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Valve launches Steam Reviews beta

Steam Reviews are now in beta, offering users of Valve’s online distribution platform a better way to share their opinions with the rest of the community. “Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part

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No Valve exclusives on SteamOS

Valve has declared it won’t be looking to tie anyone with exclusivity deals when it launches its SteamOS and Steam Machines. “Whenever we talk to third-party partners, we encourage them to put their games in as many places as possible,

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Steam now 65 million users strong as Valve makes a push for the living room

Valve’s Steam service for PC distribution and sales has over 65 million users playing its over 3,000 games, the company announced this afternoon. That’s a 30 percent increase (15 million accounts) over the last 12 months — not too shabby!

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Valve releases Steam Machine prototype specs

The Steam Machine prototype units will ship with the following components: •             GPU: some units with Nvidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660 •             CPU: some boxes with Intel i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3 •             RAM: 16GB

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Valve announces Steam Machines

Valve has revealed its second step into the living room: Steam Machines. Like many speculated, while Valve has its own prototype Steam Machine, other manufacturers will be making devices of different prices and configurations. “We want you to be able

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Valve Announces Steam OS

Steam is getting its very own operating system, Valve announced today. It’ll be a combination of Steam’s current platform and Linux. SteamOS is a free operating system designed for living rooms that Valve says “combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux

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The Psychology Behind Steam Trading Cards

“Valve has created a special, limited set of trading cards for its Summer Sale. Since the sale is the game, you earn these particular cards by spending money” [link to Article]

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