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  • Valve announces new networking APIs for developers and Steam Link Anywhere

    Firstly, Steam Link Anywhere actually sounds very interesting. It's now officially in beta and it allows you to essentially connect to your computer and play games from anywhere. Since it's just an extension of the Steam Link functionality, it's free for all Steam users. It works with both the Steam Link App and the Steam Link hardware.

    To access it, you do need to opt into the Steam Client beta version. Valve say it requires "A high upload speed from your computer and strong network connection to your Steam Link device are required to use Steam Link Anywhere". More on that here.

  • Epic Games Wants Its Store Running On Linux And Is Taking Steps To Get There

    You may know Sergey Galyonkin as the creator of SteamSpy, but he's now Director of Publishing Strategy at Epic Games. He recently answered some questions via Twitter about how to get certain games like Phoenix Point from the Epic Games Store up and running via Steam's Proton. Not natively (yet), but using Steam's fork of Wine which allows Linux gamers to install and run Windows-exclusive games on the Linux Steam client.

  • Intel maintains massive lead over AMD in Steam survey for processors in both Windows and Linux

    Intel has kept its huge lead over AMD in Steam’s survey for processor usage. The blue team has even managed to slightly increase its share in systems utilizing a Windows OS, but AMD has taken a nibble out of Intel’s share on machines operating on Linux. Steam users have also shown a preference for high-end chips.

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