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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

OSVR gains momentum with a surprising ally

OSVR gains momentum with a surprising ally

With the competition releasing headsets soon, Razer's OSVR has been relegated to playing the catch-up game. While it won't be coming out before its competitors, it seems that Razer's been hard at work wooing developers to their OSVR platform, including one of their direct competitors!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Unreal Engine 4 will support Valve’s SteamVR

Unreal Engine 4 will support Valve’s SteamVR

Epic Games has announced that its preview release of Unreal Engine 4.8 will feature official support for Valve's SteamVR virtual reality platform. SteamVR is already used on the HTC Vive and boasts capabilities such as Lighthouse, Valve's laser-based room-scale tracking solution.

Friday, 17 Apr 2015

Steam testing two-factor Steam Guard authentication via mobile app

Steam testing two-factor Steam Guard authentication via mobile app

Steam is testing its new Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator with a group of Android beta testers. The new mobile authentication method will allow users to receive authentication codes via the Steam mobile app on their smartphone.

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015

Steam Machines chugging to retail later this year

Steam Machines chugging to retail later this year

We'd almost given up hope on seeing Steam Machines but it turns out they're coming after all! Pop in and take a look at Zotac's Steam Machine, the Zotac SN970.

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015

What is Steam VR?

What is Steam VR?

Valve is teasing something for next week's Game Developers Conference, something they call Steam VR. Guess what it is.

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014

Valve takes on Twitch with new Steam Broadcasting service

Valve takes on Twitch with new Steam Broadcasting service

Video game live streaming is a big business. Just look at Twitch, who were acquired by Amazon for US$970 million earlier this year. Now, Valve is looking to take a piece of the pie, with its new Steam Broadcasting service.

Friday, 21 Feb 2014

Valve’s Upcoming Dota 2 Documentary, ‘Free to Play’ Coming Soon

Valve’s Upcoming Dota 2 Documentary, ‘Free to Play’ Coming Soon

Valve’s upcoming documentary about competitive Dota 2 gaming, ‘Free to Play’ will be made available for free on Steam. ‘Free to Play’ is slated for screening on March 19, about a month from now.

Friday, 17 Jan 2014

Steam Machines Benched and 3DMark-ed

Steam Machines Benched and 3DMark-ed

After the announcement of Steam Machines at CES 2014, Futuremark has been able to get their hands on a few of the consoles and test them with 3DMark. Which manufacturer's machine do you think came out in front?

Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014

Full Steam Ahead for Valve's Steam Machines (Updated)

Full Steam Ahead for Valve's Steam Machines (Updated)

Towards the tail end of 2013, Valve revealed their Steam Machines and SteamOS platform for gamers. If sources are correct, a total of 12 partners may be ready to unveil Steam Machines of their own.

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013

John Carmack, Co-founder of iD Software, Doubts Success of Valve's Steam Machines

John Carmack, Co-founder of iD Software, Doubts Success of Valve's Steam Machines

John Carmack, co-founder of iD software and CTO of Oculus VR, has raised doubts about the success of Valve's upcoming Steam Machines. He expressed his concerns on the viability of the Linux-based gaming console, running on Steam OS.

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