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Steam breaks concurrent user record over the weekend

During the same period last year Steam managed to attract around 6m concurrent users and this year that record has been smashed with the peak concurrent user numbers reaching 7,190,520.  

By Paul Younger | 2 Dec 2013 | 1

Steam Autumn Sale Day 5: The IncGamers Picks

Hello. Do you like SHOOTING THINGS in the FACE? Well, this is a past-time that caters for just such a predilection, so it’s no surprise to see quite a few titles along those lines in today’s Steam sale offerings.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Autumn Sale Day 4: The IncGamers Picks

It’s a bit of a sequels day on the Steam sale, with The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition ($5.00,) Borderlands 2 ($7.50) and Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition ($7.50) all up for grabs.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Autumn Sale Day 3: The IncGamers Picks

Congratulations to anybody who chose not to risk being trampled to death in horrible Black Friday scrums today.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2013 | 3

Steam Autumn Sale Day 2: The IncGamers Picks

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition costs just $6.00 today, hurrah!

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Autumn Sale Day 1: The IncGamers Picks

Happy Steamsalesgiving! As all signs had indicated, Valve’s game-giveaway extravaganza has begun.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Nov 2013 | 1

Steam sale likely beginning tonight

[Update]: It has begun.
Just a quick public service announcement: all indications are that Steam’s Thanksgiving Sale (or possibly Steam’s Autumn Sale) will be beginning in just over an hour.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Nov 2013 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #142

This week’s podcast is recorded inside a nuclear fallout shelter, in which the team are frantically trying to learn Morse code in order to keep up with the strange Fallout 4 alternative reality game that is/seems to be going on at the moment.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Nov 2013 | 2

Steam expands user recommendations into public review system

This isn’t exactly a major change to Steam on Valve’s part, but the user recommendation system (which used to only display your views on a given game to those on your friends list) is now being expanded into a public review set-up.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Nov 2013 | 1

Valve explains plans for in-home streaming of Steam

A series of articles have just gone up on Valve’s ‘homestream’ Steam group (spotted by NeoGaf,) about how the company is aiming to tackle in-home streaming.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Nov 2013 | 2

Valve to dig VR headset out of the test chamber for Steam Dev Days event

As part of the Steam Dev Days event on 15-16 January, Valve will be hosting a pair of sessions relating to Virtual Reality.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

New Steam beta lets you download while playing

A new beta version of Steam brings additional features for anyone wanting to test the latest additions from Valve.

By Paul Younger | 6 Nov 2013 | 1

There will be no SteamOS exclusive games, says Valve

Valve has confirmed to IGN that there will not be any SteamOS exclusive games or apps, which should go some way to allaying the wilder suggestions that Half Life 3 might end up being SteamOS-only (the wildest part about that suggestion, of course, is that Half Life 3 will ever be released.) “We’re not going to be doing that kind of thing,” Valve’s Greg Comer told them.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Nov 2013 | 3

Holiday plans: Steam sale dates for autumn and winter appear to have leaked

Rumour ahoy. An image making its way around Reddit, allegedly spread around by a Russian-based developer with a Greenlit game, appears to show the start and end dates for both autumn and winter Steam sales.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Nov 2013 | 1

Steam passes 65 million accounts

Steam is an essential tool for any PC gamer, it’s a store, a community hub and message system all rolled in to one.

By Paul Younger | 30 Oct 2013 | 3

100 more games get the Steam Greenlight treatment

It’s a whopping amount of games that have just been given the Steam Greenlight treatment, so many in fact surely they can’t all be good?

By Paul Younger | 30 Oct 2013 | 2

Wallet horror: Steam Halloween sale discounts 149 games

What’s the most terrifying thing about any holiday? Not just Halloween, but any holiday?

By Tim McDonald | 29 Oct 2013 | 1

Exclusive: Path of Exile Steam Achievements Revealed

Running around Wraeclast can be fun but you always need something to strive for in Path of Exile.

By Paul Younger | 22 Oct 2013 | 12

Another 37 titles get the Steam Greenlight

It’s 16 October, and you know what that means! Or maybe you don’t.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Arcane Mechanic class DLC comes to Van Helsing today

The Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic DLC is the new class that specialises in traps and gadgets in the name of science rather than swords, or magic like the recent Thaumaturge DLC.

By David Reid | 16 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #136

The podcast team are sad to learn that Ubisoft has ruined Tim’s birthday by moving the release of Watch Dogs to the spring.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Controller demonstrated in video with multiple games

What wizardry is this? PC games being played on a controller?

By Paul Younger | 11 Oct 2013 | 7

Valve reveals some specs for the 300 prototype Steam Machines

Eagle-eyed NeoGafians have used one of their many thousand pairs of eyes to notice that Valve has released a few spec details for the 300 prototype Steam Machines that will eventually be finding their way to beta testers.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2013 | 2

BioShock 2 has surgery to remove Games for Windows Live, Steam version improved

As you may be aware, the Games for Windows Live system is being discontinued next year.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Rise and shine: Half-Life 3 trademarked in Europe

Half-Life 3 has been trademarked in Europe. No, really: Half-Life 3 has been trademarked in Europe.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2013 | 3

Assuming control: Steam Controller announced by Valve

The third and final Valve announcement is (as widely expected after the hint at the end of the second reveal,) a Steam Controller.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Sep 2013 | 3

Well! What is it! It’s Dark Souls, for cheap

Amazing treasure ahead: Dark Souls is a fiver on Steam.
Oh, sure, there’s Hitman Absolution (which Peter tolerated and I hated with a passion) for a fiver, and YOU DIED the Daily Deal is Dead Space 2 for £3.74, but why would you buy YOU DIED either of those when Dark Souls 2 – one of the most brutal, inventive, beautiful, horrible games around – is £4.99?

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | 2

SteamOS is Valve’s first big announcement this week

The first of Valve’s three announcements has been unveiled as SteamOS, a “a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines” based on the Linux architecture.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2013 | 4

Steamy: Valve teases three “Steam in the living-room” announcements

Beginning this Monday (23 September,) Valve will unveiling three announcements pertaining to their efforts to get Steam into the living room for more users.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | 2

Super Hot, Next Car Game and more get Steam Greenlight approved

Another batch of Steam Greenlight titles have been approved today including Super Hot, Humans Must Answer and Bugbear’s Next Car Game.

By Paul Younger | 19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off