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Steam Fixes Major Password Flaw

For the most part, Steam is pretty secure. At least, that’s what most users thought until a recent flaw in how password resets are managed came to light. It turns out, hijacking someone’s account and locking them out was incredibly simple. [T]he process begins by clicking on the “forgot my …


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Play the Total War Series Free on Steam this Weekend

With the expansive campaigns and massive, large scale battles, the Total War series includes some of the most popular strategy games available on the Mac. And now you can play them for free for a limited time. This weekend only, you’ll be able to boot up your Steam client and play …


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Steam Machines Arriving in October

In the market for a new gaming machine? The first Steam Machines will begin shipping out to pre-order customers this coming October 16 and will officially hit store shelves about a month later on November 10. The first wave of Steam Machines will be released by Alienware and CyberPower, though other …


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Steam Summer Sale Dates Have Been Leaked

Get your wallets ready and clean up your hard drives–the Steam Summer Sale is arriving soon. According to a (likely accidental) post on Russian social network VKontakte, the 2015 Steam Summer Sale will run from June 11 through June 20, followed by a couple of “encore” days in which you’ll be able …


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Elite: Dangerous Officially Launches on Mac

The highly-regarded space exploration sim Elite: Dangerous has finally launched on the Mac after a brief beta period. The game is available both through Steam and directly from developer Frontier Developments’ website. Anyone that already purchased the Windows PC version will be able to grab the Mac version free of …


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Why You Should Give GOG Galaxy a Try

As we reported last week, Good Old Games (GOG) has just launched a new gaming service in competition with the juggernaut that is Steam. Called GOG Galaxy, it supports many of the same features as Steam does, though there are also some key differences that help set it apart. Lifehacker …



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GOG Launches an Alternative to Steam

There’s a new alternative to the Steam client in town, and it goes by the name of GOG Galaxy. The new game client from the DRM-free store GOG.com has many of the same features as Steam (such as achievements, library management, and friends lists), though it goes a bit further …


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Developers Can Now Ban Players from Their Games on Steam

Gamers had better started behaving in online matches, lest they get a visit from the ban hammer. According to a new initiative from Valve, developers will now have the authority to ban players as they see fit from their online games. Previously, it was an entirely Valve/Steam-driven approach, meaning there …


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Paid Mods on Steam Have Been Removed… For Now

Earlier last week, Valve, in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, introduced a new feature on Steam that allowed mod creators to charge for their mods. And then the PC gaming world collectively lost its shit. In fact, the backlash proved to be so severe, Valve and Bethesda have pulled the feature …