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Today Valve announced it will no longer be accepting Bitcoin as currency on the Steam store.

This follows a series of rapid Bitcoin growth. After recently tipping the $US10,000US mark in late November, Bitcoin lost approximately 20% of its value, but promptly fought back. Roughly one week later Bitcoin is sitting at $US13,000.

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Steam is perhaps the most monolithic gaming platform, the PC's biggest show in town by a long shot. It's also a multi-layered mess of systems and ideas, a Frankenstein UI (FrankenstUIn) assembled from limbs and tissue whose purposes are dimly remembered at best. It annoys the piss out of me sometimes, is what I'm saying.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Avid gamers are most likely using the digital marketplace and multiplayer matchmaking app Steam to play their games library on the big screen, even if it's just the battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. But Steam and its TV-friendly streaming console Steam Link (favoured by users who aren't playing on their home computer or a Steam Machine) aren't just useful when it comes to streaming games to other devices in your home. They're perfect for remote desktop streaming, letting you view the desktop of your gaming machine on whatever compatible device you're on at home.

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The Steam "Summer" Sale is almost over. If you've been consciously resisting the temptation to splurge on games you don't have time to play, congratulations! You've almost made it to the finish line with the contents of your wallet intact. With that said, one little peek couldn't hurt. Right? UNLEASH THE DEALS!

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It's the time of year that every PC gamer either loves or dreads (depending on the size of their bank balance.) Yup: the Steam 'Summer' Sale is back! The first round of Steam sales have already gone up and there are some killer deals to be had - you can score up to 90 per cent off. Let's take a look at the highlights!

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I totally get it. You're still recovering from December's barrage of sales and don't have the fortitude (or cash reserves) to spend more on games right now. However, if you're keen on Firaxis' XCOM 2 and passed on recent discounts, well, I have great news -- Humble currently has it on offer for $US12 (about $17 Australian).

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As you are most likely aware, there's currently a Steam Sale on with huge discounts across hundreds of PC games. It is there, hovering, existing. Vibrating. Humming in your ear like wallet-sapping static. What should you pick up? I asked everyone in our office to provide some recommendations. Here's what we all came up with.

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Travelling can be fun but it can also be incredibly expensive. Why not do it through virtual reality (VR)? Valve is releasing its Destination Workshop Tool, a VR content creation software that allows designers to create and share both real and imaginary worlds with the public.

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If you been whinging for years about how video games these days just don't have the heart and soul of those that came out of the 16-bit era, then you're in luck. Sega is upgrading its Mega Drive games collection on Steam and has created a 3D hub that resembles an early 90s kid's bedroom with a CRT-TV for that extra punch of nostalgia. You will also be able to modify and share your favourite Sega games through Stream's player-content portal. Here's what you need to know.

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For years, the US video game company Valve has refused to provide refunds for games purchased on Steam, even if the products were found to be unfit for purpose. Today, the Australian Federal Court finally ruled that Valve was in breach of Australian Consumer Law; something that was obvious to pretty much everyone. Here's what the verdict means for Steam purchases.

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Steam has more or less owned the PC gaming market for the last decade, but we finally have a decent challenger with GOG Galaxy. Here's how the two stack up against each other, and more importantly, what that means for PC gamers as a whole.