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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too ...

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Steam patches flaw that exposed user profiles to drive-by attacks

Yesterday, news broke that Steam was affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could compromise Steam account safety or be used to steal user data. The problem has since been corrected, and it’s now safe to view profiles and activity ...

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Stop to smell the virtual roses: why scent could be the next frontier for VR

By popular demand, the only thing missing from the VR version of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the smell of rotting corpse. Now even that could change, thanks to the Tokyo-based startup Vaqso that is working to incorporate the sense of ...

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Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes

[unable to retrieve full-text content] That free game is only supposed to be used with your shiny new GPU. The post Nvidia adds hardware verification to stop reselling of free game codes appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechGaming – ExtremeTech

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Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

When Nintendo announced the Switch, the company made it clear that the device wouldn’t require specific, proprietary SD cards. That’s in contrast to companies like Sony, which have previously required that their handheld devices use proprietary SD cards with correspondingly ...

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Star Wars: Episode VIII is now ‘The Last Jedi’ — here’s what that could mean

Star Wars: Episode VIII now has an official title and the Internet is buzzing about what it might mean. The upcoming film will also apparently be Carrie Fisher’s last appearance in the franchise (more on that in a moment), and ...

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Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console’s Snap mode

Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil back in spring 2013 didn’t have a lot of high points, but the console did feature a new mode Microsoft clearly hoped would be a key differentiation factor in years to come: Snap mode. Microsoft made ...

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Leaked PDF sheds light on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, 4K gaming plans

Details on Microsoft’s Project Scorpio and how it might handle 4K gaming have been hard to come by ever since Microsoft announced the new platform. All we’ve known are a few basic specs, like the platform’s memory bandwidth (320GB/s), eight-core ...

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Moving your Steam installation from one PC to another has always been more of a “Technical workaround,” and less of a supported method of migrating games from Point A to B. This has been particularly true if you only wanted ...

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Nintendo confirms the Switch won’t run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p

Ever since Nintendo announced the Switch, we’ve warned that the console’s tablet form factor and battery life would limit its overall performance. Now we’ve got confirmation of how the limits will fall — the upcoming Zelda game, Breath of the ...

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