Steam: Major update coming soon!

It's been a while since I've posted some Steam news, but according to couple of sources online Valve is probably going to launch a brand new Steam Store UI soon. They are planning a refresh of the home page design itself, while it will also introduce a prominent "Popular Among Friends" section. With the new update, Steam curators will apparently be able to clearly indicate whether their post is meant to be seen…


Good Old Games: First look at GALAXY client

I got into the alpha for GOG Galaxy client - a brand new application that allows you to download your Good Old Games purchases to your desktop, chat with your friends and more! After you receive the code for the alpha you have to activate it on your GOG profile, after that it shows up as another game on your shelf: The installer is around 60 MB and after installing takes…

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Steam: Beta update introduces new UI design, taskbar icon

Just got an update of Steam Beta Client few hours ago and noticed that the changelog mentioned the new UI design and some bug fixes. It's always nice to see interface updates as I'm not a big fan of Steam's current designs. I was positively surprised when I saw they've removed the diagonal stripes from the top menu of all GUI windows. They've replaced them with a little, subtle tint…


Russian hackers exploit UPlay and download games for free… including the unreleased Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Ubisoft’s uPlay launcher has been hacked by Russian hackers, allowing them to download the service’s games for free. Their software tricks the launcher into thinking the user already owns a particular game, allowing them to download it for offline play and bypassing the uPlay DRM security measures. An image, published by Gameranx, shows the client downloading Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – which appears to already be on the servers…


Steam is coming to Linux!

Michael Larabel (of Phoronix) met with Valve today; tweets "steam is coming to Linux…":   And another quote here: @michaellarabel #valve does have Linux games coming plus other very positive Linux plans... I'll briefly post some screenshots and such tonight. And even more info here.


Eureka! Steam client tabbed chat! UPDATE!

UPDATE! They guys at Steam listened to us users and added with today's Steam Client update friends chat with automatic tabbed chat. While they were at it, they added tabbed browsing to the in-game overlay browser as well! The same hotkeys you use in Firefox/Internet Explorer to navigate tabs works in Steam too. Steam client update released Client Update - Valve A Steam client update is now available. To apply…

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Eureka! Steam client tabbed chat!

Enable the latest Steam Beta to access this highly desired feature – tabbed chat! Although it's lacking few things like automatically open the incoming chat message as new tab or middle clicking to close the chat tab, I’m sure they will work on it asap. Here’s the changelog: 7/23/2010 Tabbed user chat / web browser Fixed unused game tags still showing up New non-blocking game uninstall dialog Improved client shutdown…