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'Steamworks' has some work done

On Tuesday, Valve announced an upgrade to "Steamworks," a suite of publishing and development tools available for free to, well, publishers and developers.

By Mar. 24, 2009


Steam download service moving beyond games

Starting in September, the Steam online distribution platform is adding creativity and productivity apps for both PC and Mac.

By Aug. 8, 2012


Steam 'Big Picture' mode is Xbox-style interface for your TV

The new interface for Steam PC gaming went live yesterday -- check out the new features.

By Sep. 11, 2012


'Games for Windows - Live' gets a few upgrades

Game for Windows - LIVE (GFWL) is an online gaming service for "Games for Windows"-branded PC games. It functions much like an Xbox Live, but for the PC. On Tuesday Microsoft announced a couple of updates to the service.

By Mar. 24, 2009


Valve Software hints at 'big picture mode' for Steam

Valve Software says it will be discussing a "big picture mode" for its Steam PC game download service.

By Feb. 28, 2011


Valve games, Steam headed to Macs

Valve announces that its gaming service, Steam, is coming to the Mac platform, and the future will bring simultaneous releases of games for both PCs and Macs.

By Mar. 8, 2010


Gaming on the Mac: Still playing second fiddle

analysis Or is it third, fourth, or fifth? Windows PCs and consoles usually take priority for publishers. But there are signs Mac gamers may finally be getting their due.

By May. 31, 2011


Apple and Valve: Could frenemies really team up?

A rumored paring up between Apple and Valve has gamers salivating, but there would be many hurdles to such a partnership.

By Apr. 17, 2012


Valve bringing Steam-supported Portal 2 to PS3 in April

Valve announces that the PlayStation 3 version of its forthcoming Portal 2 game will ship with support for features that tie in with its Steam PC gaming service.

By Jan. 18, 2011


Steam gets into micropayments with in-game DLC

Steam, software that lets users buy and play games via download, has a new feature that lets them purchase additional content from within their titles.

By Mar. 17, 2009