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Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Sept. 26

Valve: official Steam Machines coming 2014; Here's how to earn your chance at beta testing Valve's prototype Steam Machine

This fall, Valve will give 300 lucky Steam users the chance to test prototypes of Steam Machines, set to launch in 2014. These machines will run SteamOS and are part of Valve's plan to bring its games to the living room. Steam Machines will also be "completely upgradeable and open" and will let users hack it, swap out hardware and change software. The last of the company's three scheduled announcements will drop on Friday, and Valve have hinted that it may concern input methods.

Rockstar's Dan Houser would still love to make another Bully game

Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is still interested in making another game in the Bully franchise — the original of which is one of his personal favorites. Houser said the team went into the project knowing the controversy it would stir up, but in the end, despite accusations that the game taught children how to bully, the game launched to critical acclaim. But as for a Grand Theft Auto title starring Bully's Jimmy Hopkins as an adult? Not likely.

Need for Speed movie gets its first trailer

Check out the first footage of Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul in action as Need for Speed's newest hero. Between the cars, the sound of burning rubber and the explosions — this is definitely a Need for Speed movie.

Grand Theft Auto Online microtransactions, cash flow detailed

Grand Theft Auto Online will launch on Oct. 1 with the ability to explore an open world, team up with friends to complete jobs or race competitively, customize characters and more. Rockstar detailed the service's microtransactions yesterday, which will allow players to purchase GTA cash to unlock items faster. The long way around requires players to complete in-game actions to earn dough, but if you're the impatient type, you may want to check out Rockstar's price listing.

Don't forget: the 2013 Eurogamer Expo kicks off in London this week. We'll be in attendance, bringing you all the juicy scoops from the show.

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.