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Cebu province memo encourages employees to practice steam inhalation vs COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020 - 3:30 PM

While it is not mandatory, the provincial memo has reaped criticism online for making a non-medically approved practice a part of the local government's policy

To save bandwidth, Steam to only update games you actively play

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:37 PM

Steam is hoping to help users manage their bandwidth by tweaking its automatic update feature to actively work only on recently played games

Filipino-made RPG ‘Grand Guilds’ out now

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Works such as 'Final Fantasy XIII' and 'Adventure Time' serve as eureka moments for developer Justin Villegas

GRAND GUILDS. Photo from Kickstarter/Grand Guilds

Google releases free Game Builder program on Steam

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Game Builder makes the process of creating your own games a fun game in and of itself

GAME BUILDER. Make your own fun. Screenshot from Google blogpost

5 great Steam Lunar New Year Sale games under P550

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Check out our recommendations for Steam Lunar New Year Sale games you can enjoy that don't go over P550

Microsoft announces game-streaming technology Project xCloud

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:04 PM

With the new technology, Microsoft aims to provide console and PC gamers more flexibility as to where they can play their games

MICROSOFT AND GAME STREAMING. Project xCloud aims to bring console and PC games to mobile devices. Screenshot from YouTube.

Valve adds constraints to games that exploit Steam’s achievement system

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Steam games that have yet to be considered trusted can only feature 100 achievements

STEAM. Steam is cracking down on fake games in its marketplace by limiting those games' effects on the company's algorithms. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

Valve to end Steam support for Windows XP, Vista in 2019

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Steam will continue to run and launch games on these operating systems for the remainder of 2018 with limited functionality

Facebook bug hits 14M users, and 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:53 PM

From a Facebook bug setting private posts to public, to a data breach at a DNA testing service, MyHeritage, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Valve to ‘allow everything’ on Steam, as long as it’s not illegal

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Instead of it being the curator of content, it will simply open up Steam to all those who wish to sell their games. It will also augment its filtering features to make it easier for people to find games they want to buy

Valve patches 10-year-old exploitable bug in Steam

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The bug reportedly makes Steam users’ computers vulnerable to being remotely taken control of by hackers

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from

Apple working with Valve to make Steam Link compliant

May 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Apple isn't closing the door on the app, with the company's senior vice president Phil Schiller saying they want to ensure it will comply with App Store guidelines

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

May 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

When the hot lava flow hits the water it produces acid fumes known as 'laze' – lava and haze

DANGER. A steam plume rises as lava enters the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. Photo Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Valve's game streaming service Steam Link beta launches on Android

May 18, 2018 - 1:40 PM

To stream, a Steam Link controller or another bluetooth-enabled controller, and a WiFi connection on the 5GHz band are required

STEAM LINK. You can now test your setup to see if you can play Steam games on your Android smartphone using Steam Link. Screenshot from Steam Link page on Google Play.

Playing Steam games on your phone? It's coming soon!

May 10, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Valve will let gamers play Steam games on Android and iOS in the future

STEAM LINK. Steam is building a way for PC gamers to enjoy their games on mobile devices. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

RAPPLER RECIPES: Crispy lechon on steamed buns

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM

What to do with all the leftovers from your Christmas parties? Try this delicious sandwich snack.

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam

'Headliner' review: A lesson on how news shapes society

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:01 PM

'Headliner' puts you in the shoes of a news publisher, tasked with picking which stories to run amid corporate and personal pressures

HEADLINER. How will you let your days play out? All screenshots from game playthroughs.

10 game menarik di bawah Rp 100 ribu di 'Steam Summer Sale 2017'

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Steam Summer Sale tahun ini berlangsung dari 22 Juni sampai 5 Juli

Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Tencent s WeGame will start its operations supporting some 200 million users in China alone compared to Steam s 125 million users worldwide

WEGAME. Tencent's upcoming WeGame platform may overtake steam based on Chinese users alone. Slide from Daniel Ahmad's Twitter page @ZhugeEX

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

Mt Bulusan spews ash column 2.5 kilometers high

Oct 23, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Phivolcs records a phreatic eruption at 3:31 pm on Sunday October 23 as the volcano in Sorsogon remains under Alert Level 1

AIM, Dado Banatao team up for new startup incubator

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Aside from the AIM Dado Banatao Incubator the school also launches two new programs to reach out to young scientists and more entrepreneurs

New possibility: Watching DOTA 2 games in virtual reality

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:25 PM

A teaser video on Valve s Steam VR webpage shows off an exciting possibility: augmented spectator viewing of video games

SPECTATOR MODE. Steam VR shows off a potential new feature: an augmented spectator mode for watching DOTA 2 matches. Screen shot from video.

This video game pits you against Philippine monsters

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:15 PM

“Nightfall’ is a locally developed game available worldwide and can serve as tool to introduce elements of Philippine culture to a global audience

Gaming Freedom: Neverending fun with Infinity Wars

Jun 21, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Infinity Wars takes trading card games and makes them fun and accessible yet also far deeper and more seriously than other card games before it

INFINITY WARS. Take your card games to a new level with Infinity Wars. Screen shots taken from the actual game play.

Valve, Xi3 at odds over Piston console

Mar 13, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Valve and Xi3 appear to be at odds over the Piston what it represents and their ties

PISTON PROBLEMS. Xi3 and Valve currently at odds over ties. Photo from Xi3 website.

Valve launches Steam for Linux game client

Feb 15, 2013 - 11:35 PM

Steam for Linux is now available for download on the Ubuntu Software Center

STEAM FOR LINUX. Users can download a Linux-friendly version of the Steam game management platform through the Ubuntu Software Center. Screen Shot from Steam.

Valve and Xi3 working on Steam's 'Piston' gaming machine

Jan 08, 2013 - 2:03 PM

The Steam Box is real and its codename is the Piston

FUTURE PISTONS. Xi3's computers are small in comparison to other types of computers, making the Piston an intriguing concept. Photo from