Steam Winter Sale Starts Tomorrow

Time to crack open that piggy bank once again! It’s only been a month since we had a major sale on Steam but holidays are almost here and you know what that means. Spend all that hard earned money on too many games you might play once, in a distant future. Thanks to the leaks we knew the dates for both sales for quite some time and the Winter one is due for tomorrow. The Autumn sale had a ne...

Valve Launches Curator Connect Tool for Steamworks Devs

  Earlier this year, Valve announced some adjustments to their Curator system and hinted at a better way to deal with (sometimes fraudulent) key requests and review copies. Today the Curator Connect feature is live and in open beta available to Steamworks developers. Here are the most interesting bits from Curator Connect FAQ: Q. How many copies can I send? A. You can send up to 5 copies of y...

Steam Ending Bitcoin Support Effective Immedietely

Valve is the latest retailer to end Bitcoin support. As of today, PC digital retailer Steam will no longer accept Bitcoin as valid currency for purchases. Valve cited the highly volatile value of Bitcoin and the ballooning processing fees as the reasons behind their decision. Bitcoin’s value has skyrocketed from $2000 USD (approximately $2660 AUD) in January 2017 to over $15,000 USD (approxi...

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...

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