Landmark Steam Ruling Opens Door to ‘Used’ Digital Games Market

French courts have delivered a landmark ruling against video game retailer Steam that may be the first step towards turning the tide on the heavily-prohibited secondhand marketplace for "used" digital games. A three-year-long suit mounted by French consumer advocacy group UFC-Que Choisir against Valve, the company behind the popular PC game digital storefront Steam, sought […]

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Massive Steam Update Threatens to Balloon Your Game Backlog

Valve pushes forward ever forward with its massive overhaul of the Steam platform, announcing this week a slew of updates and a new Steam Labs experiment in the works. Micro Trailers and a Revamped Search Function First and foremost, Valve is porting the Micro Trailer test over to the entire Steam library after a limited […]

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‘Steam China’ Store Sadly Divides Global Gaming Community

By CCN Markets: Steam and its Chinese partner Perfect World just announced new details on China's version of Steam. The entire platform will work independently from the rest of Steam and claims it will offer a service tailored specifically for Chinese players. This news is sure to have an impact on Steam's over 30 million […]

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Valve Hypes Machine-Learning Game Recommender after Steam Sale Disaster

This year's Steam summer sale was a lot more underwhelming that many would have thought. The problem wasn't with the discounts; instead, players and developers were disappointed with how Valve incentivized more sales. Valve's 'Grand Prix' meta game for the sale confused both customers and studios, with the addition encouraging users to spend more money […]

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Steam Shuts Down Game for Cryptomining Monero from Gamers

Valve Corporation, the company behind the gaming website Steam, suddenly pulled a game called Abstractism from its store. Customer complaints and the game’s performance metrics point to another instance of crypto jacking. Abstractism has been marketed as a simple platformer where you control a bunch of pixels and try to carry it successfully to the

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