Posts Tagged ‘Steam’

Steam’s Winter Sale Was A Success For Smaller Games

Steam sales are renowned for cleaning out the wallets of many, but the last two have felt slightly lower key than previously because they featured neither daily deals, nor flash sales, nor complicated metagames. Perception can be misleading, though: a report by Valve – perhaps released accidentally – states that the recent Steam Winter Sale was the most successful ever.

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Steam Is Going Haywire, People Can Access Others’ Accounts [Updated] [And Again]

Update: It seems, for me at least, that Valve have run screaming around the building, pulling out every plug they can find, as all the servers now appear to be down.

Update 2: After an astonishing four hours of silence, Valve finally bothered to say something publicly about the massive screw-up. They told Kotaku, “As a result of a configuration change earlier today, a caching issue allowed some users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. This issue has since been resolved. We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users.”

Original story: There we were, feeling smug in our PC slippers that Sony were having trouble authenticating new PlayStation accounts this Christmas Day, and Steam goes nutso-crazy. And in a really serious way. As Kotaku reports on this merry eve, people are logging into Steam to discover they have access to someone else’s account. Full access, letting them see email addresses, personal details, and most of all, see Steam Wallet money.

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Steam Winter Sale Recommendations For You

There are thousands and thousands and thousands and oh God help thousands of games discounted in the current Steam Winter sale. Honestly, it’s ridiculous. Where do you start? Where do you end? How many will you ever really play? How many do you have to buy in order to discover the secret Half-Life 3 release date? Well, we can’t help with the more existential aspects of that, but if you’re entirely stuck on what to get, what we can do is tell you which single game each member of the RPS staff would pick from the vast and endless digital discount shelves.

These, as far as we’re concerned, are the games you must must must pick up in the sale if you don’t have ‘em already.

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Steam’s Winter Sale Has Started

Steam’s autumn sale or Thanksgiving sale or whatever it was has barely just ended, but ’tis is the season to spend to spend wildly so hey: the Steam winter sale is now on. Head on over to Steam to see an awful lot of video games sold for cheaper than they were yesterday. Once the site recovers from the hordes flooding it, I mean.

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Come Play With Us In Clicker Heroes, Guild Wars 2, PlanetSide 2 And Lots More

It’s been a while! Over November and December, the RPS community have indulged in tonnes of different games. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to in Clicker Heroes [official site], Guild Wars 2 [official site], PlanetSide 2 [official site], Terraria [official site] and more.

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Steam’s Winter Sale Will Start Next Week

Make it stop make it stopppppppppp. Between general Christmas expenditure, cinema tickets (some places are showing It’s A Wonderful Life, you know) and Steam having a sale three times a day, news that their big Winter discount bonanza is right around the corner is a little gruelling. Good news if you want cheap games, of course.
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77,000 Steam Accounts Hijacked Each Month For Items

Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning

Valve recently introduced ‘trade hold’ waiting periods for people swapping virtual guns and hats trading cards and whatnot on Steam, intended both as a roadblock for people hijacking accounts to steal items and simply to get folks using the Steam Authenticator – which can bypass the waiting period. Responses were not wholly enthusiastic, so Valve have now tweaked the system a little and also explained more of the reasoning behind their decision. This includes the staggering statement: “We see around 77,000 accounts hijacked and pillaged each month.” Dang!

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