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Valve introduces the oddly-looking futuristic controller for Steam

  Valve is promoting the future with the announcement of their new Steam controller complete with touch-sensitive pads, a touch screen, and hackable gamepad. The touchpads are clickable, introducing an interesting medium between gamepad and mouse controls.  In addition, Valve has “outfitted the Steam controller with advanced haptic feedback” which will deliver in-game information about…

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Steam Machines Announced

  Steam’s Day Two announcement has arrived with the reveal of Steam Machines, a “powerful new category of living-room hardware” which will deliver a variety of Steam gaming machines which will run SteamOS. In the meantime, Valve has opened their prototype for beta testing to 300 lucky testers. In order to become eligible to apply…

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Grand Theft Auto Online may use microtransactions

  In some not-so-surprising news, it seems like Rockstar may be incorporating microtransactions to help fuel GTA Online. A file discovered on Rockstar’s website servers hints of microtransactions which will allow players to purchase in-game money. While Rockstar hasn’t officially confirmed this information, a user on Reddit found out that the store section on the pause…

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Valve announces new SteamOS

  Today, Valve announced Steam’s new operating system called SteamOS. A combination of Steam’s current platform and Linux, SteamOS is a free operating system designed for living rooms which “combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience for the big screen.” Valve has revealed they have “hundreds of games” which will come to…