The People Who Make Brutal Video Game Porn

Before you can understand one of the most popular Tomb Raider porn videos online, you need to know about a key scene in a recent Tomb Raider game. » 3/11/15 8:37pm 3/11/15 8:37pm

Steam Machines Are Back

When I heard Valve wanted to take over the living room, I didn't believe it. When the rumors came true, I didn't think it could be done. When Valve failed to deliver Steam Machines last fall, I felt vindicated. Now, a year later, it's happening. I've tried them. I'm about to eat my words. » 3/05/15 5:13pm 3/05/15 5:13pm

HTC Vive: Virtual Reality That's So Damn Real I Can't Even Handle It

I saw the future today. I mean that. I got the chance here at MWC to try the new VR headset that Valve and HTC are developing. Is it good? It's absolutely incredible. This thing is just...my god you guys I can't even. » 3/04/15 1:00pm 3/04/15 1:00pm

Valve Is Getting Ready to Debut "SteamVR"

You've got your Oculus Rift. You've got your Sony Project Morpheus. You've got your Microsoft Hololens. Which gaming heavyweight is missing? OK maybe Nintendo, but I'm talking about Valve, and Valve just announced it's making "SteamVR." » 2/23/15 7:42pm 2/23/15 7:42pm

Turning the Alienware Alpha Into a Steam Machine

There's nothing quite like the Alienware Alpha. For just $500, it's a competent Windows gaming PC. But it should have been the flagship Steam Machine. The Alpha was designed to be a Linux game console with a gamepad good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. As easy to use as PlayStation or Xbox, but with more… » 2/20/15 3:00pm 2/20/15 3:00pm

Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

Despite practically being PC gaming, Steam is by no means perfect—as we've discussed on numerous occasions. But is the whole enterprise busted, not so much a sinking ship as it is a ship that's sinking a lot of great games? Popular YouTuber NerdCubed thinks so, and that's why he's abandoning Steam altogether. » 1/23/15 7:08pm 1/23/15 7:08pm

Steam Now Lets You Compare Download Speeds with the Rest of the World

Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam's stats show, you are not alone. » 1/21/15 7:37am 1/21/15 7:37am

Where Are All The Steam Machines?

One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board, each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then... crickets. What the heck happened? » 1/13/15 4:10pm 1/13/15 4:10pm

You Can Now Livestream Games On Steam

Ever since the dawn of the Twitch livestreaming age, it's seemed like a no-brainer for Steam to add some sort of quick and easy broadcasting option. And yet for some reason (hint: it's Valve), they've taken their time. But finally, it's here. » 12/02/14 2:26pm 12/02/14 2:26pm

Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant… » 10/09/14 4:34pm 10/09/14 4:34pm

Steam Is Getting A Massive Overhaul

Valve is changing Steam in a big way, overhauling the front page and adding some brand new features that will drastically change the way we find and buy PC games on the ubiquitous digital store. » 9/22/14 7:42pm 9/22/14 7:42pm

Your Nest Protect Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

It's been a tumultuous year for Nest's second product, Protect, a fire and CO alarm that's endured not only a halt in sales and recall, but also a price cut and return to the shelves. Yet in a low-key announcement today, Nest showed how powerful its product model can be: By introducing new functionality for devices… » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

The Steam Achievement That Nobody Unlocked

Some achievements are too easy, at times only requiring players to do mundane things like pressing start. Some achievements pose an actual challenge to players, requiring people to earn their digital trophies. And some achievements? Some achievements just aren't possible, no matter what a game might say. » 7/28/14 2:56pm 7/28/14 2:56pm

Valve's Crazy Steam Controller Is One Step Closer to Being Normal

The World Is Your Steam Room With a Material That Turns Sunshine Into…

Good news for vaporized water fans everywhere: MIT researchers have developed a disc-shaped material structure that generates steam using solar power. » 7/21/14 1:55pm 7/21/14 1:55pm

In a blog post, Steam says it will push back the delivery date of the Steam Box to "2015, not 2014." That date has always been somewhat vague, but it sounds like the new wireless controller Steam is testing has slowed the schedule a bit. [Steam via Engadget] » 5/28/14 9:12am 5/28/14 9:12am

Valve's Redesigned Steam Controller Looks a Little Less Bizarre

Back at Steam Dev Days, Valve announced it was giving up on the touchpad dreams for its Steam Controller. Now, we've got a render that shows exactly what the new older-school design will look like. Which is to say, just a liiittle less alien. [Engadget] » 3/14/14 4:14pm 3/14/14 4:14pm