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  1. When Art Targets Marginalized People

    A game was recently removed from Steam, the major platform for PC gaming distribution. It’s a light gun game: a target reticule is all you control as characters pop on screen to shoot. Indeed: Shooting is all you can do. As with all such games, the challenge is in the position and appearance of targets, as well as the type of characters who appear: Some are meant to be shot, some grant bonuses, others result in penalties. The challenge is knowing who to shoot. The game is called “Kill the F*****

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  2. Wil Wheaton To Play President Abraham Lincoln In A Video Game Because Life Is Grand


    Four score and seven years ago, Wil Wheaton recorded a bunch of lines for Codename S.T.E.A.M., and now you will be able to hear him in the game when it comes out next week—as ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Wait, this makes total sense. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln invented the emoticon, and Wil Wheaton is the current president of the Internet! It fits, I tells ya! It aaaaaall fits!

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  3. Let Steam’s Anime Game Sale Provide Your Weekend Entertainment

    It's that time again!

    Just when you thought it was safe—because it's the dead of winter and positively frigid outside and summer itself/Steam's summer sale seems like a distant memory—there's a Steam weekend sale to make you spend all of your money! And it's anime themed! Fun fact: Steam is actually a feat of engineering that's powered by your wallet's tears.

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  4. Hatred, A Game About a Serial Mass Murderer, Has Been Banned From Steam Greenlight

    Hatred's trailer made waves earlier this back in October for being... well, pretty disturbing. Basically, it's about a serial mass murderer who goes on a 'genocidal crusade' against innocent civilians because he hates the world—you know, every goth middle schooler's dream! But now the game's getting attention not for its hyper violence, but for getting banned off of Steam Greenlight.

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  5. Here are the Geeky Cyber Monday Deals You Should Look Out For Today

    Cash rules everything around us.

    Too busy shopping for your loved ones in the meatspace to make it online for Black Friday? It's okay, the Internet understands—in fact, it's got a brand new set of Cyber Monday deals for you to take advantage of this year instead. You're welcome.

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  6. Holy Spoop, Steam’s Halloween Sale Deals Are Scary Good

    The smart kids go trick or treating in Steam's neighborhood.

    Have you recovered from the Steam Summer Sale yet? Because they're at it again for Halloween with a ton of incredibly low prices on games that will scare you but not your wallet. If the twinkie I'm holding were the size of your savings, it'd be a twinkie 35 feet long weighing approximately 600 pounds.

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  7. Steam Sale Day 9 Is Here With GTA IV, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Octodad, Deus Ex, and More!

    What's the exchange rate with galactic credits?

    Today's Steam Summer Sale deals are live with big price cuts on all of GTA IVDeus EX, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II for only $3.39! Take a look at the rest of the deals below.

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  8. The Steam Summer Sale Is Now in Day 8 With Deals on Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed, and More!

    Now they're just mocking us.

    Today's Steam Summer Sale is a big one! There are major price cuts on Left 4 Dead 2Assassin's Creed IV, and Civilization V in the daily deals! Not to mention Star Wars Battlefront II in the community's choice section for only $3.39.

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  9. Day 7 of the Steam Summer Sale Is Here With More Offers You Can’t Refuse

    I hope your wallet holds more than 255 rupees.

    The Steam Summer Sale still has a few more days to go for you to build up a big enough game library to last until the big fall releases you're waiting for, so take a look at today's deals. Run your own space program with Kerbal Space Program, or grab Batman: Arkham Origins at 75% . And Tomb Raider is back for $5!

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  10. Steam Summer Sale Has Entered Day 6 If You Still Have Any Money Left

    Or any more room left in your back catalog.

    Not since the paper boy in Better off Dead gave up on his two dollars has someone tried so hard to get a few bucks, but the Steam Summer Sale is doing an admirable job of emptying our pockets by mere dollars at a time. Day six is here with new daily deals and flash sales including a hefty discount on Darksiders II if you missed it the first time around.

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  11. Brace Yourselves, The Steam Summer Sale Has Entered Its Third Day

    Farewell, sweet cash, we hardly knew ye.

    On the third day of Summer Sale, Gabe Newell gave to meeeeeee / three FPSs / two RPGs / and a whole bunch of indies for cheap!

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  12. It’s Steam Summer Sale Day 2, Here’s What We’ll Be Throwing Our Money At Today

    Pace yourselves, gamers. There's plenty of sale left.

    It's the second day of Steam Summer Sale, the annual 11-day event where suddenly none of us seems to have any money leftover at the end. Steam's giving deep discounts on a lot of great games. Take a look at today's offerings!

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  13. Hold Tight Your Wallets, If Wallets You Hold Dear: The Steam Summer Sale is Upon Us

    The time has come to wake and run, and not give way to fear.

    My fellow gamers. It is time.

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  14. Valkyrie Needs Food Badly: New Gauntlet Video Game On The Way [TRAILER]

    old gods do new jobs

    I'm pretty sure 1985's Gauntlet introduced me to the concept of a Valkyrie so you can bet I'm excited for this revamp of the classic. Arrowhead Game Studios are developing the game which will be a top-down co-op action RPG for PCs (with Steam integration). And your favorite characters will be back. According to the release, "Each character has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior does the most damage in melee combat, the Wizard has the most powerful magic, the Valkyrie has the most armor and the Elf moves the fastest." "Valkyrie has the most armor" - music to my ears. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  15. Watch the Very First Steam Controller Demonstration [Video]

    Okay, there might be something to this lack of joysticks.

    In all the excitement over New York Comic Con this weekend we happened to completely miss this fascinating play-through footage of the Steam controller, which Valve announced a few weeks ago. Yeah, we still think it looks like a robot face, but the double trackpads actually look pretty neat.

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  16. Things We Saw Today: A Captain Picard Quilt

    Things We Saw Today

    As long as you have this quilt by Candy Coated Quilts you can say you're sleeping with Sir Patrick Stewart and it will only kind of be a lie. (Nerd Approved)

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  17. Steam Shows Off New Gaming Controller That Looks Like a Robot Face

    A New Challenger Appears!

    Steam's been all about exciting announcements lately. They've already announced a version of Linux called Steam OS, and their Steam Machine console, and now they've announced the Steam Controller game pad. It looks like a robot face, but it also looks pretty impressive.

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  18. Valve Makes the Internet Go BOOM, Announces “Steam Family Sharing”

    Sharing is caring after all.

    There's a tradeoff that comes with downloading a game through a service like Steam. You get convenience, but lose the ability to bring the physical disc or cartridge to your friend's house to play. That's no longer an issue on Steam. Today Valve announced the Steam Family Sharing program, and we're super pumped about it.

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  19. Valve Announces “Family Sharing;” Gamers’ Heads Explode

    Elsewhere on the internet

    It's not that gamers aren't familiar with the idea of buying a game and sharing it with someone else, after all, that's why you've got those three save game slots. It's just that since the advent of digitally delivered games, achievement trophies, and Real ID accounts, it's not something that we've dared to expect will be easy to do. Which is why heads are exploding across the internet today, with the news that Valve, the company behind the massive digital distribution service for PCs that is Steam, plans to create Steam Family Sharing, a service that would allow users to share their entire game library with other users, on up to ten other devices.

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  20. Left 4 Dead 3 Evidence Found in Valve Tour, Blows Up Rumor Mill

    The chocolate helicopter has landed.

    Well, it looks like Valve may have finally conquered their fear of the number 3-- When a few Redditors from the DOTA 2 subreddit had the opportunity to tour Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington,they furtively scoured the place for secrets, and found an email regarding Left 4 Dead 3. Let the speculation begin!

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