Valve says its Linux-powered Steam Machines aren’t dead yet

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Earlier this week, Valve removed the listing for Steam Machines from its Steam gaming store’s site, leading many to believe that the company had axed its project to launch an open Linux-based OS and accompanying hardware to rival consoles in living rooms. The company now says its ambitious initiative is far from dead. Pierre-Loup A. Griffais, a developer at Valve, took to Steam’s forums to explain that the link to the Steam Machines page was removed because users weren’t clicking on it (the page is still available), and that the company is still hard at work improving SteamOS (the Linux-based…

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Valve is ‘still working hard’ on Steam OS, Linux gaming

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A few days ago Valve reworked the main navigation bar in its Steam Store and removed a direct link to buy Steam Machines, the Linux-based boxes it hailed as an open alternative to macOS or Windows PC gaming. Combined with a lack of recent announcemen…
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Valve quietly hides Steam Machine section from its game store after years of neglect

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Valve has gone ahead and quietly hidden a link to its Steam Machines webpage from the Steam store itself, a move indicative of the ill-fated project to push a console-like transition for gaming PCs in the living room. The move, noticed by PC Gamer today, doesn’t mean Steam Machines can no longer be purchased. You can still find the live link here, and you can even purchase the recommended Alienware Alpha Steam Machine from Dell if so choose, as well as the Valve-designed SteamOS controller over on Amazon. But the “hardware” tab on Steam now only shows the Steam Controller, the HTC Vive headset, and Valve’s game streaming service Steam Link.

It’s clear Steam Machines are no longer a priority for Valve, which couldn’t overcome the product…

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#DeleteFacebook Movement Gathers Steam

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Many Facebook members reportedly have shuttered their accounts in the wake of reports that Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million users, unbeknownst to them. Indignation over Facebook’s role in the data leak has mushroomed, and some users have taken to Twitter to announce their liberation from the social network. Facebook has been in hot water before over allegations of privacy intrusion and misuse of members’ data, but it weathered those storms.
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Play games on your Mac installed on another computer with Steam In-Home Streaming

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If you want to play games on a Mac that has lower specifications than ideally needed to play properly, it is possible to take advantage of the hardware of a more powerful Mac or PC elsewhere on the home network to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. AppleInsider explains how to set up Steam’s In-Home Streaming function to remotely play your game collection.
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Indie brawler ‘Way of the Passive Fist’ is out now on Steam and PS4

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If you love stylish, '90s-style 2D side-scrolling brawlers like Golden Axe or Aztez, you'll dig the debut release from Household Games, a new studio made up of DrinkBox Studios, Queasy Games and Silicon Knights members. Way of the Passive Fist is ava…
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Slimy seduction expert slips world’s sleaziest game onto Steam


A game called Super Seducer just oozed onto the Steam market. It’s a game in which a self-proclaimed “seduction guru” shows men the way to a woman’s heart through the use of a Mass Effect dialog wheel and a whole fuckton (no pun intended) of mumble-y acting. Said guru, Richard La Ruina, sets up a series of scenarios in which the player will have to talk to women, from playing wingman in the bar to bothering a stranger on the sidewalk. I hope you like looking at La Ruina’s face, because you’ll be seeing a lot of it as you watch him use…

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Heavy Story-Driven Exploration Game ‘Keep in Mind: Remastered’ Coming to iOS, Android, and Steam March 8th

While video games are typically lighthearted, fun escapes from reality, sometimes games can attempt to tackle more serious issues and serve to make players think and reflect on something rather than escape it. This has been even more common in the past few years with the openness of digital marketplaces and the explosion of the indie developer scene. One such game that tackles some tough issues, specifically alcoholism and mental illness, is called Keep in Mind from Little Moth Games. The story follows Jonas, who suffers from alcholism and mental illnesses like depression and grief, as he awakes one night in a strange alternate version of his world and must go on to face the darkest demons of his psyche. Here’s the latest trailer.

Keep in Mind originally released back in 2016 as a browser game, but Little Moth has partnered up with Akupara Games to re-release the game as Keep in Mind: Remastered on iOS, Android, and Steam on March 8th. The game is most certainly not a long experience, and can be completed in a half hour or so, but the hope is that the impact of the characters and story will help players deal with their own issues, or at least open their eyes to them. One very cool thing about this new release is that the developers will be donating all the game’s profits to the Child’s Play Charity. While it’s maybe not as “fun” playing games that deal with these serious issues, I’m glad that the medium of video games can branch out into these areas and create awareness and even help people cope through their own problems. If Keep in Mind: Remastered looks interesting to you, then check it out when it launches on March 8th.

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Cross-Platform HTML5 MMORPG ‘Mad World’ Heading to Steam this Fall, Impressive New Trailer Released

It was in July of last year that we posted the trailer for a very promising upcoming MMORPG from developer Jandisoft called simply Mad World. While the game’s art style, soundtrack, and overall theme was really cool, what really stood out about Mad World was that it’s built entirely in HTML5 and should run in a basic web browser with complete cross-platform play across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and whatever other platforms it ends up releasing on. They showed how well this works in a follow-up video in August. We haven’t heard much from Mad World since, but this week Jandisoft announced that Steam will be an additional platform where the game is heading and it should arrive there this fall. They also unveiled an awesome new trailer for the game.

Man, this game is looking bad ass. With the ability to play in real-time with other players cross-platform across a host of devices, and with all game progress being saved server-side to make for seamless transitioning, I think there’s all sorts of potential for Mad World to capture a huge audience of players. I’m really excited to see a developer really trying to explore the benefits of HTML5 and of course it will never stop being impressive to me that a game that looks this good can run in a freaking web browser. It’s not clear if Mad World will be launching on all platforms alongside the Steam release this fall, or if it will be earlier or later, but the game is pegged for a 2018 release so we should all be able to play it on whatever the heck platform feel like at some point this year.

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‘Right to repair’ legislation gaining steam amid Apple’s iPhone battery replacement program

Amid Apple’s ongoing battery repair program, iFixit today reports that “Right to Repair” legislation is gaining traction. The site explains that so far this year, 17 states have introduced bills that would reduce repair costs by opening up parts and tools to independent repair shops…

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