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Steam’s next huge function will make any “regional multiplayer” video game work online

Steam’s next huge function will make any “regional multiplayer” video game...

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Enlarge / With Steam's new upcoming feature, dubbed Remote Play Together, you can turn any "local multiplayer" game into a connected experience. Valve On Wednesday, Steam sent a stealth news update to developers about a surprise new feature coming to Steam as soon as October 21: "Remote Play Together." The feature will transform any "local…
Valve states turning away scientist reporting Steam vulnerability was an error

Valve states turning away scientist reporting Steam vulnerability was an error

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In an attempt to quell a controversy that has raised the ire of white-hat hackers, the maker of the Steam online game platform said on Thursday it made a mistake when it turned away a researcher who recently reported two separate vulnerabilities. In its statement, Valve Corporation references HackerOne, the reporting service that helps thousands…
Why one PC designer declined the security of Legendary’s exclusivity deal

Why one PC designer declined the security of Legendary’s exclusivity deal

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Enlarge / Artist's conception of DARQ's developers sadly walking away from Epic Games Store exclusivity. If you've been following the PC gaming space in recent months, you know Epic has been throwing a lot of money around to secure exclusives big and small for its Epic Games Store (EGS) on PC. But there has also…
Motivate Girl to ‘Do’ Science Instead of ‘Be’ Researchers

Motivate Girl to ‘Do’ Science Instead of ‘Be’ Researchers

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Photo: Pexels Today’s girls are seeing more images of women in STEM careers, and it’s wonderful. Right now, I’m looking at these illustrated posters of women innovators from the group Women You Should Know: there’s Maria da Penha, a biopharmacist and human rights defender; Mae C. Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in…
Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

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Epic If you thought Epic was done adding to the growing pile of PC games exclusively available on its own Games Store, well... I'd like to know where you got that impression. In any case, you should think again, because Epic has announced it will "reveal brand-new material for several games, including some exclusives, coming…
Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big and little

Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big...

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Enlarge / Breakpoint is the first Ubsioft game in recent memory to never be made available on Steam. Gamers hoping to stick with Steam and avoid Epic's major effort to compete in PC game distribution will have to ignore two more major upcoming PC titles, at least for a little while. The first newly announced…
Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop this year

Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop...

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Enlarge / The blue car represents Psyonix leaping over Steam's... orange car? Look, it's a loose metaphor. Work with me here, people. In a surprise move today, Epic Games announced it has "signed a definitive agreement" to acquire San Diego-based Psyonix and its 132 employees, who make the hit car-based soccer game Rocket League. As…
Borderlands examine bomb activates Steam’s “off subject” repair [Updated]

Borderlands examine bomb activates Steam’s “off subject” repair [Updated]

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Recent reviews for Borderlands 2 now show a large asterisk indicating the presence of an off-topic review bomb. As of this morning, it wasn't hard to identify when the review bomb started for Borderlands 2. It's... not hard to find a pattern in the recent negative Steam reviews for Borderlands 2 The original Borderlands shows…
Accidental Steam Shop post reveals make over at Valve Index VR

Accidental Steam Shop post reveals make over at Valve Index VR

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The flip-up headphone design will be familiar to anyone who has used the Oculus Rift. The full page is obviously still a work in progress, but it includes some interesting tidbits. The existence of a page for SteamVR Base Stations suggests the Index won't use inside-out tracking. You're gonna need controllers, but you won't learn…
Accidental Steam shop post reveals makeover at Valve Index VR

Accidental Steam shop post reveals makeover at Valve Index VR

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The flip-up headphone design will be familiar to anyone who has used the Oculus Rift. The full page is obviously still a work in progress, but it includes some interesting tidbits. The existence of a page for SteamVR Base Stations suggests the Index won't use inside-out tracking. You're gonna need controllers, but you won't learn…

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