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Valve Officially Launches Steam’s Custom News Center

The Steam custom news center that Valve began testing in March is no longer an experimental feature. Now has been fully launched and can be easily accessed by clicking the “News” link in the “Shop” drop-down menu on the platform.

Unlike the old news service of Steam that showed the same information for everyone, News Hub will show you posts from the developers of the games you play. Also the games on your wish list and the games you follow, as long as you are logged into your account, of course.

You will see all major and minor updates, including patch notes and announcements for activities such as tournaments, from those developers by default. But you can always change your settings to exclude certain types of posts if you prefer not to be inundated with things that don’t interest you.

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News Hub even allows you to add gaming sites through the Steam Curator system. So that? So you can read the ads or full articles they publish and watch the YouTube videos they upload, directly to your feed. Events posted to the center come with an option that allows you to sign up for email or mobile app reminders. However, you can also add them directly to Google Calendar or iCal.

While Steam’s custom news hub was designed to make your feed more personal, it will still give you access to general game news. The “featured” channel will show you updates on events focused on the most popular games on the platform. It will also show you official Steam announcements, such as details about your latest events.

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