Steam Autumn Sale Starts Today

This is a friendly reminder from us at Capsule Computers that Steam Autumn sale is due for today. The dates for upcoming sales have been leaked for quite some time and we’re only a few hours away from the Autumn one. So check your wallet, sell some Steam cards fast and hope for a good price on your wishlisted games. My personal recommendation would be to grab The Evil Within 2 if it happens ...

Record Setting VAC Ban Wave Hits Steam

SteamDB noticed a strange and massive uptick in VAC bans yesterday. Valve issued a stunning 40,398 VAC bans. The ban wave crushes the previous single day record of 14,640 bans when the Team Fortress 2 hack LMAOBox Premium was detected and consequently banhammered on April 30, 2016. VAC bans are issued for all games protected by Valve’s anti-cheat software. It is unknown at this time if the m...

Steam Summer Sale 2017 Round Up

With the massive surge of titles on the Steam storefront in the past few years, it’s easy to feel to feel lost or go way overboard with your shopping. Whether you need some ideas on what to buy or you’re trying to stretch your dollar as far as it’ll go, the Capsule Computers staff have some great recommendations for you for the Steam Summer Sale 2017. Big Names, Big Savings Watch...

Steam Summer Sale 2017 Kicks Off

The Steam Summer Sale, the second Christmas for PC gamers, has kicked off. While the store may be a little slow with the rush of traffic, most games have seen their prices axed anywhere between 10-90%. This year, the sale will run until July 5th. Each sale comes with a brand new mini-game and set of cards. This summer’s mini-game is a collectible sticker book. Every day of the sale will brin...

RIP Steam Greenlight (2012-2017), Steam Direct Launching June 13

Valve has turned off the lights for Steam Greenlight. The troubled program started a revolution that helped get smaller PC titles on Steam, but also introduced a torrid torrent of asset flips designed to abuse the Steam Trading Card system for profit. Steam Greenlight is no longer accepting new games or votes as of today. Valve is currently looking through the last group of 3,400+ games and prepar...

Steam Direct Fee Structure and Upcoming Steam Store Updates Announced

Developers have been anxiously awaiting new details since Valve announced they would be scrapping Steam Greenlight and revamping Steam Trading Card in hopes of cutting down the number of shovelware and asset flip titles. Today, Valve released new details in a blog post about the upcoming Steam Direct program that will replace Steam Greenlight. Valve proposed that developers would pay an initial fe...

Valve consults TotalBiscuit and Jim Sterling on the future of Steam

Two of the most notable gaming reviewers, Jim Sterling & John Bain (better known by his online handle TotalBiscuit), recently paid a visit to Valve offices where they were consulted on the future of Steam, Steam curation, dealing with scam games and upcoming features for the platform. On the topic of “scam game” studios, developers who pump low-quality content on Steam in large num...

Steam Direct Program to Replace Steam Greenlight in Hopes of Reducing Shovelware

Valve announced that they will be replacing Steam Greenlight with the new Steam Direct program. While Steam Greenlight lowered the barrier of entry for getting games on Steam, it came with the unfortunate side effect of introducing a lot of shovelware into the store. Several unsavoury PC developers have turned to so called asset flips to make a quick dollar. This process involves purchasing assets...

Steam Winter Sale 2016 Begins with Steams Award Voting

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for PC gamers at least. The Steam Winter Sale of 2016 is in full steam and will run until January 2nd. New featured deals will be released daily, but the sale prices will be consistent throughout the entire sale. There are plenty of bundles created specifically for this sale to boot. The theme for this sale’s cards is the Steam Awards, as...

BT Taking Valve to Court over Alleged Patent Infringement

British Telecom (BT) is taking Valve to court in the United States over the infringement of four patents that covers a broad range of Steam services. The patents cited are related to digital rights management for subscriptions, message delivery, call control protocols, and screen sharing. It appears that the patents are a mix of broad and specific cases. BT has filed a document with the courts con...

Steam Summer Sale 2016 Round Up

This year’s Steam Summer Sale has some great hidden gems and some surprising sales this year. We’ve rounded up a list of some good deals, some great games that probably won’t be featured on the front page, and some games the editors think you absolutely must buy. Doom @ 40% off – This sale came as a bit of a shocker as the game was only released last month. Managing Editor ...

Steam Summer Sale 2016 Kicks Off

It’s that time of the year where wallets weep and PC gamers buy swaths of video games they will likely never touch. The Steam Summer Sale kicked off today with a picnic theme. Almost the entire Steam catalog is marked down from now until July 4th. As usual, Valve has released a limited edition set of trading cards to go with the sale. PC gamers can snag up to three cards a day for checking o...

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