Steam appears to be adding support for built-in beta testing

Running a beta test on Steam is normally something of a hassle, because developers have to hand out individual Steam keys to each person who wants to take part. But Valve is apparently trying to eliminate that aggravation by adding a new option that enables developers...

Steampunk RTS Iron Harvest begins open beta testing next week

I don’t play a lot of RTS games, but I’m keeping my eye on Iron Harvest. It’s set in the early 1920s of an alt-history world where, in the aftermath of the First World War, three nations—Polania, Rusviet, and Saxony, based on Poland, the Soviet...

Steam Cloud Play enters beta testing with GeForce Now support

Valve has quietly dipped its toes into the waters of cloud gaming with the beta rollout of Steam Cloud Play, which introduces GeForce Now streaming integration, but may include other services in the future. For now, it allows publishers to opt into GeForce Now...

Intel’s first 7nm Xe graphics cards are in pre-alpha testing

Back in November, Intel detailed its supercomputer ambition with Ponte Vecchio—a 7nm GPU built with the Intel Xe architecture. Now, Intel’s maiden data centre graphics card has appeared in pre-alpha form, according to a registration on the EEC, way ahead of its...