Monday, July 27, 2015

Protect Your Steam Account!

All the members of our gaming community use Steam to manage and play video games. We strongly recommend all Steam users to secure their accounts using Steam Guard or Steam’s Mobile Authenticator for two-step verification. Unfortunately, hackers might be able to obtain your login-credentials, regardless of the complexity of your password.

Two-factor authentication requires you to input some additional information into Steam whenever you login. The first method, Steam Guard, will alert you whenever someone tries to access your Steam account from a new computer or browser. Steam will send a message to the E-mail address associated with your PC containing a small code, which will be required to log into that new workstation.

The Steam Guard Mobile authenticator works in a similar fashion, but runs on your smart-phone. The application will sync to your Steam account and generate a code every few seconds. Whenever you login into Steam, you will be prompted to enter the code displayed on your mobile phone.

There are plenty of horror stories of Steam users who have had their accounts hacked, their inventory cleaned out, friend’s list deleted, and VAC banned for actions they did not commit. Steam Support will help you get your account back, but they will be reluctant to revert these malicious changes.  Protect yourself at all times!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

PC Showcase

We are creating a new section on our website to showcase our members' gaming hardware. As you may remember, we collected some information about the hardware components you used in your machine. If you would like us to share this information, please message ReaPeR and send in some pictures of your gaming PC.

We are also looking for comments about maybe your favorite component of your build, an interesting story, or maybe one piece of hardware you wish you had. This section is just for fun and not mandatory.