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How to see your PC game's frame rate with Steam's FPS counter

It's quick and easy to turn on Steam's in-game FPS counter. Here's how.

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Play over 500 free demos in the latest Steam Game Festival

Cure your winter blues by playing something new in the February Steam Game Festival.

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Here's how much more gaming you did due to COVID

PC gamers played 31.3 billion hours in 2020—an increase of 51 percent

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The Steam Summer Sale starts with deals on Borderlands 3, Assassin's Creed and more

Apparently it's summer outside? With no end to isolation in sight, pick up some games to keep you company for the next few months—on the cheap.

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Valve supplants E3 with its third all-digital Steam Game Festival—and this one could be huge

The third iteration of the Steam Game Festival goes live June 9 to 14. Will Valve be able to get some bigger publishers and developers onboard for this pseudo-E3 replacement? We'll see.

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Valve locks in Half-Life: Alyx's release date, but it's nearly impossible to buy a VR headset right now

Six weeks out from Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's Index headset is still unavailable. So is Oculus's Quest and Rift S.

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Google wants to bring Steam to Chromebooks

A new report by Android Police says Google is working on bringing Steam to Chromebooks.

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13 game demos hit Steam to celebrate The Game Awards, including System Shock's reboot

Sure, you could watch The Game Awards tonight, or you could spend that time trying out a bunch of unique indie games. It's like PAX, but no pants required.

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A year in, the Epic Games Store's fight against Steam has made PC gaming better for everyone

As the Epic Games Store turns one, we look back at a year of exclusives, free games, and—most shocking of all—how competition seems to have reinvigorated Steam.

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The Steam Autumn Sale's surprisingly steep game deals feel like the good ol' days

Gears 5 for half-price and $25 for the whole of Hitman 2 make the Steam Autumn Sale feel almost like an old Steam Sale, for the first time in a long time.

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Steam's wonderful Library Update beta is finally live: Here's how to get it

The Steam Library Update went live today, bringing with it new organizational tools and a slick interface. You could (and should) join.

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Steam's long-awaited Library overhaul launches Sept. 17: Salvation for your massive game collection

It's been a long time coming, but Valve's sweeping library update will add a "Recently Played" section, new filtering and search options, event updates, and more when the open beta arrives on September 17.

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GOG Galaxy 2.0 hands-on: The only game launcher you need? Not yet, but maybe someday

As PC gaming becomes more and more fractured, the next logical step is for someone to come along and hook all these disparate launchers together. GOG Galaxy 2.0 tries to do exactly that, and the results are already promising—with a...

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Valve's intriguing 'Steam Labs' experiments help you find new games to play in a sea of releases

Meet Steam Labs: Six-second trailers, an automated video of all the latest Steam releases, and machine learning are Valve's latest tools to combat the nonstop glut of new releases.

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Valve Index Controllers review: These revolutionary VR controllers need patience to hit full potential

Valve's Index Controllers have the potential to be a huge leap forward for motion-tracked controls and virtual reality, but it'll take patience—and a lot more developer support.

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Steam Summer Sale 2019 kicks off with a Grand Prix and some of the best deals in years

The 2019 Steam Summer Sale is one of the better ones in recent memory. Maybe Valve's feeling the heat from the Epic Games Store? Regardless, you win.

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Destiny 2 is coming to Steam and going free-to-play in September

Bungie and Activision are finalizing their divorce later this year, as Destiny 2 and its new Shadowkeep expansion abandon Battle.net for Steam.

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Every future Xbox game Microsoft makes for PC will launch on Steam, too

"As the creators of Windows, we have a unique responsibility to ensure we’re investing in experiences that benefit players everywhere," says Microsoft's Phil Spencer.

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