Valve is now allowing developers to ban players from their Steam games if they cheat or misbehave within a game. It's difficult to predict what kind of impact this will have on the service.
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If you like pinball, you've probably already played Zen Studios' Pinball FX2 platform. The latest table, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has just been released, so find out if it's worth your time.
Steam has started separating its users into two tiers, essentially creating a barrier between those that pay up and those that don't. If you spend less than $5 your access to features will be limited.
Because of a bug in the new sign up process, users with certain Windows account names are having trouble signing in to their much anticipated copies of Grand Theft Auto V for PC
A new version of the famous ransomware Cryptolocker named TeslaCrypt has been released, and is out to target gamers. It holds game files hostage unless a payment in bitcoins is made.
Valve programmer Jeep Barnett says that a lot of game franchises are being tested with the company's new headset developed in collaboration with HTC, one of these includes Half Life.
To make Valentine's Day a day to be remembered even among (single) gamers, Steam is conducting a massive 'Co-Op Sale' allowing people to save money on select multi-player games up to 85% off.
Controversial mass murdering game 'Hatred' is now finally available for digital pre-order. Was all the hype surrounding the game actually worth it? We'll soon find out.
Steam's broadcasting service is now available for everyone and despite its beta tag it is more polished than it was just a month ago. You can now watch your friends' or strangers' gameplays.
From tardy updates and Micromax crapware, to cutting-edge flagships, wireless keyloggers, Steamtastrophes, and another Xbox price cut, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Use Steam on Linux? then it's a good idea to back up everything you own (and then unmount your external storage) before attempting to debug or move the Steam folder... or you might lose everything.
Valve is expected to make an announcement soon; while most of you will hope for 'Half-life 3', unfortunately it is not that. Instead, the company might finally unveil the Steam Controller
The PlayStation Blog has announced that the critically acclaimed first person shooter, Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition will be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita today.
It's the final two days of Steam's holiday sale and if you were holding out for some amazing deals, you might be a bit disappointed. Rather than include new titles, Steam is offering its "Encore Sale"
Malware is currently making the rounds over Steam chat, disguised as an innocent message coming with a link that when clicked, infects the receiver's computer, and steals gaming credentials.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now available as a new 'Steam Edition' release for just $4.99 - 80% off the regular price - and new add-on packs and original games in the series are on the way.
It looks like Christmas has come a little early this year as Steam has begun its annual holiday sales. The first day has some incredible titles at incredible prices.
Controversial mass murdering game, 'Hatred' was removed from Steam Greenlight yesterday which sparked a lot of discussion. The game has now returned to Greenlight thanks to Gabe Newell.
A controversial game with a dark theme has been removed from Steam Greenlight campaign only after a couple of hours. The reason? Motiveless violence is all that has to be done in the game.
Ahead of the release of Batman: Arkham Knight next year, Bundle Stars is offering a low price on the complete Batman Arkham series of games to add to your Steam library for the next three days.
An updated version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X will soon be available on Steam for a "spectacular introductory price", with new original games and add-on packs coming next year.
Today we have a giveaway containing 6 games, Dungeon Defenders 2 - Early Access, Football Manager 2015, Sniper Elite 3, Tesla Effect, Robotex all on PC - with Trine 2 on the PlayStation 4
Humble Bundle is celebrating the one year birthday of their Humble Store by giving everyone a free copy of Metro 2033. All you have to do is supply your email address and the game is yours.
Evidence has been found in the latest beta release of Steam, suggesting that Valve is planning to introduce support for movies, TV shows, plugins and music in a future update to its gaming platform.
Five years after cancellation and two years after a brief return as 'Flight', Microsoft Flight Simulator has been cleared for take-off again, coming to Steam this year, along with a new game in 2015.
Steam's annual Summer Sale has just started, offering PC gamers massive discounts on select titles, DLCs and items. Interested folks should keep an eye open because some offers are very limited.
CyberPower PC has announced their new "Syber" Steam-centric gaming PC that will compete with Valve's recently delayed "Steam Machine." It will start at $599.99, and offer a higher end model.
The SteamBoy is a new handheld gaming device running SteamOS scheduled for launch next year, featuring a 5-inch touchscreen along with physical controls, quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM and 3G connectivity.
Microsoft's head of Xbox Gaming has posted on Twitter that the company should be doing more to build up their gaming presence on Windows. But with GFWL store and service shut down, how will they do it
As promised earlier this year, Crytek is now offering the full CryEngine development tools to anyone who wants to make games for a price of $9.90 a month, but the engine is currently just for Windows.
Valve has announced it has pushed back the launch of its Steam Machines efforts from the fall of 2014 to sometime in 2015, stating the need to make improvements to the Steam Controller.
Valve has officially launched Steam In-Home Streaming, allowing users of its Steam service to stream games to other computers on a home network - even to low-end and home theater PCs.
Microsoft has officially announced plans to release Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, a graphically revamped version of the 2002 RTS game, May 8th via Valve's Steam service.
Microsoft will finally release a Windows 7-Vista compatible PC version of "Halo: Spartan Assault," via Valve's Steam service, on April 4. several months after its Windows 8 debut, for $4.99.
OnLive, which launched a way to stream games from a cloud server to PCs and televisions, has announced a reboot of its business that now offers a way for people to stream games they already own,
Monitor your wireless network and be alerted when a new, unknown device is connected. The program performs an initial scan during which all devices found are classified as "unknown".
Valve recently enabled Steam Family Sharing functionality for all Steam users. Sharing your game library with another user (or vice versa) is rather complicated but Neowin is here to help.
Microsoft has posted up a big hint that it plans to release a revamped version of the classic RTS game Age of Mythology in the near future via Valve's Steam service.
Valve CEO Gabe Newell has responded to a claim that its anti-cheat software records a user's DNS data, saying that is not the case and added, "Do we care what porn sites you visit? Oh, dear god, no."
Jason Holtman, the former business director at Valve who was hired by Microsoft in August to lead PC gaming development at the company, has now left Microsoft, according to his LinkedIn page.
Valve has sent out the first invites for people to try out the closed beta of Steam Music, which will add a local MP3 music player to the Steam client as well as Valve's SteamOS.
Valve has released a new version of its SteamOS beta ISO that adds support for older BIOS-based PCs, along with better dual-booting features, custom partitioning and more.
Valve is currently in the process of sending out more invites to the beta of their Steam in-home streaming functionality. Beta users have reported a wide range of issues.
Valve announced today that the number of accounts on Steam went up by 10 million in just three months to reach 75 million. Alienware also announced plans to launch its Steam Machine in September.
Valve modifies its Steam Family Sharing program to reign in potential access to users' game libraries and protect users from potential account infractions.
A number of popular online gaming services have been hit with denial of service attacks this week, with the latest being Steam which is currently being affected as of this writing.
The latest Steam hardware survey numbers from December show that over 20 percent of users have either Windows 8 or 8.1 installed on their PC, or about one in every five of Steam's 65 million users.
I offer some predictions for what I think won't happen in 2014 in the tech industry, including the fate of Steam OS and Steam Machines, the launch of Google Glass and more.
Valve's 24 hour giveaway for "Left 4 Dead 2" on Steam added a new surge of online players for the zombie co-op shooter, and for Steam concurrent users in general.
Valve has announced that its zombie co-op shooter "Left 4 Dead 2" is now available for free on Steam in its Windows, Mac and Linux platforms from now until 1 p.m. ET Thursday.