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Games performing far worse on SteamOS than Windows

Steam machines are finally upon us, but a new report paints a grim picture of their actual gaming performance. Ars Technica has found that 3D games are in terms of frames per second typically performing between 21 per cent and 58 per cent worse on Valve’s custom Linux-based SteamOS than …

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Valve pulling Linux games from Steam that fail to meet SteamOS standards – report

Valve has removed its SteamOS icon from a batch of Linux-compatible games on Steam, which has reportedly resulted in Linux players no longer having the option to download said titles. A Gaming on Linux piece states Valve is removing the linux-based SteamOS icon from Linux releases that don’t work perfectly …

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Rocket League on Steam hits 1m sales milestone

Valve has announced Psyonix hit multiplayer title Rocket League has sold more than 1m copies through Steam. It took just over seven weeks for the PC edition to reach the milestone. Psyonix announced last month that in a matter of weeks the game had garneredmore than 5m downloadsbetween PC and …

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Project Cars 2 announced, crowdfunding opens

Slightly Mad Studios has announced a sequel to Project Cars is in development, following the oft-delayed title’s release last month. The developer has already launched acrowdfunding campaignvia the World of Mass Development portal – the same platform the first Project Cars gathered funding on. Slightly Mad has made a 250,000 …

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Can the Steam Machines really take on PS4 and Xbox One? The creators have their say

Valve hopes to bring PC gaming to the masses in the form of its console-like Steam Machines. Ahead of the arrival of the first boxes later this year, MCV asked four manufacturers – Webhallen, Zotac, Materiel.net and Falcon Northwest – about placing their bets in the battle for the living …

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Full Steam ahead: Here are Valve’s first 15 Steam Machine partners

GDC saw Valve’s PC-meets-console range of devices, the Steam Machines, burst back onto the scene. We run down the 15 different hardware partners set to bring their boxes to market later this year SYBER Price: $500 to $1,400 (332 to 929) Syber is a side division of previous Steam Machine …

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Tropico 5 PS4 delayed to ‘early 2015’

The PlayStation 4 edition of Tropico 5 will miss its previously announced 2014 release window, publisher Kalypso has confirmed. Kalypso didn’t provide explanation for the PS4 delay, but did state that the Xbox 360 version is still due out in November of this year. In the same press release, the …

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Alienware to launch Steam Box minus Valve OS

SteamOS has been dropped from Alienware’s upcoming mini gaming PC range in favour of Windows. The Steam Box will launch at the end of this year with a $550 price tag. But absent from the device are both the Steam OS and controller. Alienware will instead ship its offering with …

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