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Here's what you need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 24

A look at the stories everyone will be talking about today.

Valve announces Linux-based SteamOS

Valve pulled back the curtain on its first of three announcements yesterday afternoon, detailing the company's efforts to bring gaming into the living room: SteamOS, a Linux-based platform that run on "living room machines." The next of the three announcements will hit Wednesday afternoon. It's widely speculated that this will be about hardware.

International conference examines, hopes to combat in-game hate speech

The GameOver Hate conference kicks off in Budapest this week with the goal of brainstorming ways to combat hate speech in online game communities. The goal is for the conference to create trained ambassadors who can help start a movement to bring a bit more civility to the wilds of online gaming.

Redefining car culture with Gran Turismo creator Kaz Yamauchi

We caught up with Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi at the Jalopnik Film Festival to talk about the future of Gran Turismo and the changing nature of car culture.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.