Valve's latest Steam Hardware & Software survey results reveal new details about the computers people use to access the platform. It appears that every fourth Steam customer now uses Windows 11.
Windows 11 Preview in Beta Channel comes with Tablet-optimized taskbar
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Windows 11 Dev Channel finally brings Task Manager with a right click, and more
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Valve's latest overhaul to Steam brings a brand-new stats page. This offers data on the top sellers and most popular games on the platform as well as weekly sales information going back to 2005.
Valve will now accept broken, damaged, or malfunctioning Steam Deck to perform repairs. The company has a mail-in service which won't ask for a fee for eligible repairs that are covered by warranty.
After losing a fraction of its market share on Steam in July 2022, Windows 11 is back climbing up the ladder. According to the Steam Hardware Survey, in August 2022, Windows 11 reached 23.78%.
The Steam Deck portable gaming PC can now confidently run at least 5,000 games from the Steam library. Valve has been consistently testing titles and discovered that 2,000 of them are 'Unsupported'
Saint's Row players rejoice! Wine 7.16 has been released and ships with fixes for this, Metal Gear Solid and Star Citizen. Though Deck owners may have to wait for these changes to be merged upstream.
In a new free eBook about the Steam Deck, Valve has dropped hints that it is working on a second generation model, and potentially more in the future, as well as other improvements to Steam.
The latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey report from Valve shows Windows 11 losing a tiny fraction of its customers for the first time since the public launch in October 2021.
Following its massive success in western markets, and with supply chain issues finally being resolved, the Steam Deck portable gaming PC by Valve is soon officially coming to parts of Asia.
The Indonesian government has blocked multiple companies and services for continuing to operate without registering themselves. Registration would also enforce certain tough regulatory restrictions.
To keep readability high, game artwork banners across the Steam store and library soon can't have any cluttering and unnecessary information like review scores, quotes, and awards.
The official Steam Deck Twitter account has warned about using the handheld console in hot weather. Valve says users can encounter significant throttling when ambient temperatures exceed 35C.
Valve has released the latest data about software and hardware configurations Steam customers use to access its platform. According to the June 2022 report, Windows 11 has reached a 21.23% share.
Valve has announced that its highly sought-after handheld is now shipping out at double the original rate following a production ramp up. More order confirmation emails should be sent out soon.
The 2230 M.2 SSD that Valve integrated within the Steam Deck can be accessed and even replaced with a larger capacity model. However, performing such an upgrade could shorten the device's life.
Valve's annual Steam Summer Sale has opened its doors again, and the 2022 edition comes with a retro-futuristic theme, a new mini-game to conquer, and scores of discounts to wade through.
Steam Deck has received a couple of major Windows driver updates today, one of which is an APU driver that fixes performance issues on many games. Sadly, dual-boot is still not available.
Valve has begun offering Steam users another chance to try out gameplay slices of upcoming indie titles. The newly opened June 2022 edition of Steam Next Fest will run for an entire week.
Steam Hardware and Software Survey results for May 2022 show Windows 11 continuing its steady climb among the gaming audience, with the market share getting closer to the 20% mark.
It is now much easier to run Microsoft's operating system on the recently released Steam Deck. The handheld console from Valve now has fully working audio drivers for speakers and the audio jack.
A lawsuit regarding Valve's alleged monopoly over the PC gaming market has been allowed to move forward. The class-action says that Valve even retaliates against developers who sell outside of Steam.
Valve has updated its Steam Deck with support for custom performance profiles that are saved for each game. There are a bunch of other capabilities and fixes in this update too, find out more here!
The first release, called ‘Ground Zero', was released today and allows users to install Steam OS on any machine. But there are some things you need to know before installing this for yourself.
Steam has released two firmware updates for the recently released Steam Deck. The stable update brings several improvements and new features, while the beta release adds fTPM support for Windows 11.
GPD has teased a new console, one that appears to be a GPD Pocket, with Ryzen 7 6800U processor and RDNA 2 based Radeon 680M graphics. These specs totally blow Valve's Steam Deck away.
Valve's Steam Deck portable gaming console can now offer Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming through a beta version of the Edge web browser. The number of compatible games is low but could grow quickly.
Arch Linux, the rolling Linux distribution that powers Valve's Steam Deck is now 20 years old. Announced on March 11th, 2002, and codenamed Homer, version 0.1 was released to minor fanfare.
Valve has made available several drivers aimed at improving Windows support on its brand-new handheld, the Steam Deck. GPU, WiFi, and Blueooth drivers are the ones available, with audio coming soon.
There have been many reports of Valve's Steam Deck showing signs of thumbstick drift even after light use. However, worry not, this is only due to a firmware issue that has now been fixed.
Recently, Steam's Gabe Newell said that the company will work with Microsoft to put PC Game Pass on Steam if the former decides it wants it on the platform. Steam isn't working on a competitor.
The hint of a potential VR element suggests future Steam Deck might get metaverse features. Chances of an increase in the price point are likely owing to the popularity of the most expensive version.
Valve has opened a new web page to check what games from your Steam library are currently Verified, Playable, and Unsupported on the Steam Deck. New games are being added every day.
Another Steam Next Fest event has been kicked off by Valve, offering Steam users access to over 600 demos of upcoming games by indie developers. The latest event runs for an entire week.
Valve has confirmed that iFixit is the first, official vendor who will sell "certain" Valve Steam Deck repair and replacement parts. There is also a new, detailed teardown video of the gaming console.
Valve is absolutely executing on its marketing this time. When Steam OS, Steam Machine, and Steam Controller launched in 2015, the gaming public were confused. Not this time around.
Valve's massively popular Portal games are coming to the Nintendo Switch. The handheld will gain the new Portal: Companion Collection later this year. Nvidia Lightspeed Studios is behind the port.
Of the 136 verified titles, 64 of them were developed with Unity. That could be an indication of how popular the engine is, but in all of Steam there are 26,142 titles that use it, out of 110,014.
Steam is having another major sale event this week, with Valve today kicking off the Lunar New Year sale celebrating the approaching Year of the Tiger. The sales will last through February 3.
The Steam Deck, Valve's upcoming handheld gaming computer, is almost ready for primetime. After the delay last year, the device now has a February 25 release date for the first reservation batch.
Valve has learned from its mistakes and is working to add proper controller support to its back catalog, and thanks to a report, we know the latest to get this treatment is Half-Life 2.