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Free games for your new Windows computer

Right now, Steam is running all kinds of crazy year-end deals and there are loads of games you can buy at crazy low prices. But maybe you're all tapped out right now -- and you'd like to get your hands on some fun games without having to shell out your remaining hard-earned cash? No worries! We just pointed out 20 great free programs to install on your new system, and it's just as easy to find...

20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

5 Steam games under $15 that make perfect Christmas gifts

It's that time again, folks: Christmas! 'tis the season to be jolly -- and how better to jollify than to give the gift of game? Steam, as always, is obscenely overloaded with fantastic indie games that are just gagging to be gifted to your nearest and dearest. At these prices, you'd be forgiven for buying a copy of each game for yourself, too! It's also worth noting that Steam usually has a...

Flight Control lands on Mac and PC via Steam

Flight Control, the challenging and addictive plane-landing game that's been hugely popular on the iPhone and iPad, is now coming to your desktop. Mac and PC users can play Flight Control via Valve's Steam gaming service for a mere $5. The desktop version loses the elegance of touchscreen controls, but it does include an exclusive desktop-only "stunt" map. The Steam version of Flight Control...

Renewed hope for Steam on Linux: Valve job boards looking for engineer to port Windows games

If we're to believe this new job posting over at Valve, reports of Steam for Linux's death may have been greatly exaggerated. As you can see, Valve is on the hunt for a senior engineer who can port Windows games to Linux. If you recall VP Doug Lombardi's actual words, he never said Steam for Linux was dead -- only that they weren't currently working on it. Maybe that's because they just hadn't...

More than 40% Valve's Steam user base are also avid users of BitTorrent

I bring you news that won't shock but will surely delight! Just over 40% of Steam users have a BitTorrent client installed -- and 75% of those are using uTorrent. Mainline is second with about 10%, with Vuze and BitComet coming in third and fourth place respectively. These delicious statistics have emerged thanks to Steam's hardware and software survey which now includes a breakdown of...

Valve VP: We're not working on Steam for Linux

Well, so much for hints, Linux users. While it initially looked as though Valve's gaming behemoth was headed your way when the Mac client arrived, that may not actually be the case. In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz, Valve's VP of Marketing Doug Lombardi has bad news for Linux gamers: "There's no Linux version that we're working on right now." Sorry to take the Steam out of your...

It's that time again: massive Steam summer sale, up to 85% off major games

They've done it again! With the nerdgasmic slogan 'Play it Safe -- Stay inside' Steam has just launched its mind-blowing summer sale. For just TEN days, between June 24 and July 4, there is a metric shit ton of awesome games available for so-cheap-it's-almost-better-than-piracy. Not only are there cheap bundles -- the complete 2K Games pack for just £70 ($110), for example! -- but there's...

Mac gamers have faster computers, fatter Internet connections... and more microphones... than Windows users

Valve's Steam Hardware Survey for May 2010 is in! And it's interesting. The site itself seems to be broken -- check out the '0%' May 2010 figures at the bottom -- but fortunately someone on the Steam forums took some screenshots. Here are the Windows numbers -- and the Mac numbers. The first thing that jumps out is the average amount of RAM: a lot of Windows Steam users are still stuck with...

Valve's Steam gaming service rolls out Mac version, with free Portal!

Mac gaming comrades, the day is upon us! Valve's awesome Steam gaming service has arrived on OS X, allowing Mac game junkies to finally play titles like Portal without running Boot Camp or setting up a Windows partition. You can grab the Mac client from steampowered.com and start downloading games right away. Steam's Mac library is kicking off with Valve's own Portal -- available for free...

Mark May 12th on your iCalendar: Steam (and Portal and Team Fortress AND HALF LIFE) is coming to Mac!

In true, Valve style -- only a month late! -- Steam and Valve's first-party games will be coming to Mac on May 12th. I'm not sure which games will actually be available at launch, but I'm guessing we'll see Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 at least -- if we see Left 4 Dead, I may actually sell a kidney and buy a Mac. Valve aren't simply bringing their games to Mac, though. They're also...

Steam's new Mac client hints at Linux support

As soon as news broke that the Steam client for Mac systems was on the way, Linux gamers everywhere scooted up to the edge of their seats. "Now all they have to do is release this for us!!" which, of course, brought the inevitable "It'll be a cold day...before Valve releases a Linux client" replies. Not so fast. Over at Phoronix, they've found a sliver of evidence that Valve is indeed working...

Essential apps and utilities for PC, Mac and console gamers

Never, in the entirety of history, has there been so much gaming to be done. You can hardly finish a game without the Next Great Game appearing in your mailbox or on your hard disk -- because you pre-ordered it on Amazon or Steam, of course. Believe it or not, we actually have too many good games at the moment. Until recently, gamers could dedicate themselves to a single stand-out game --...

Valve's Steam and Portal 2 confirmed for Mac OS X

After a nerdgasmic 'leak' to the Mac news sites last week, in the way only Valve knows how, Steam and Portal's sequel have now been confirmed for Mac OS X. Steam is exciting enough, if only because it finally opens up cheap-and-quick indie development for the Mac, but throw in the inclusion of Portal and... well... this is big news and it poses some serious, market-altering questions. First:...

Steam's definitely coming to Mac -- and maybe Valve's first-party games too!

Over the last few days Valve has been playing us for a bunch of game-horny nerds. First there was a fantastically-obfuscated hint that the next Portal or Half Life title might be announced at GDC on March 11th -- and now, it looks like Steam has been confirmed for the Mac. Even if you're not a gamer, head over to MacRumours and admire Valve's teasing artistic genius. Basically, Valve sent six...