Entries in 'valve' (405)

Valve sued over alleged transgender discrimination

Valve sued over alleged transgender discrimination

Dota 2, Half-Life and Portal creator Valve has been struck with a $3.1 million lawsuit from a former staff member who claims she was discriminated against for being transgender.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 25th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Steam user review system tweaked

Steam user review system tweaked

Valve has altered the way user reviews are accessed on Steam to separate newer and older entries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 11:56AM in News
Lionsgate films now available via Steam

Lionsgate films now available via Steam

Movie giant Lionsgate has signed a deal to sell its movies via Steam.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 3:48PM in News
Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Valve blocks indie games store Itch.io app from Steam

Itch.io, the distribution platform aimed at indie and experimental games, has been refused from launching its app on Steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:58PM in News

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ESL One Cologne to become next Valve backed CS:GO major

Valve has announced that the upcoming ESL One Cologne tournament will be the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 9th 2016 at 10:43AM in News
Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Valve’s Steam service breached Australian consumer law.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

Web developer sneaks game onto Steam without Valve's permission

An English web developer going by the name Ruby has successfully uploaded a game to Steam, without Valve’s permission, to illustrate a security loophole.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Valve wants to lower GPU requirements for VR

Valve wants to lower GPU requirements for VR

The virtual reality market might be opening up to a wider audience than first believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2016 at 2:25PM in News

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Dota's next Manila Major announced as Shanghai continues to disappoint, baffle

Dota's next Manila Major announced as Shanghai continues to disappoint, baffle

Valve have announced details of the next stop on their seasonal Majors tour, with Manila's Mall of Asia playing host to a second Dota 2 tournament of the year.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 8th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
Steam introduces dynamic pricing on bundles

Steam introduces dynamic pricing on bundles

Online PC digital retail giant Steam is changing up how its pricing for bundles works.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 2:35PM in News
Valve's Dota Shanghai Major woes continue at the main event

Valve's Dota Shanghai Major woes continue at the main event

After a remarkable group stages—for all the wrong reasons—Valve's flagship Major series of Dota 2 tournaments has run into further delays and production issues.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 10:55AM in News

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Windows Store downloads lack some features of Steam equivalents

Windows Store downloads lack some features of Steam equivalents

Customers who buy products such as Rise of The Tomb Raider on Microsoft’s Windows Store as opposed to rival services such as Steam aren’t getting exactly the same game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 12:36PM in News
Valve increases CS:GO Major prize pools to $1m

Valve increases CS:GO Major prize pools to $1m

The base pool for all future CS:GO Major tournaments has been raised from $250,000 to $1m thanks to Valve's increased investment in eSports.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 25th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
HTC Vive Steam VR gets $800 price tag

HTC Vive Steam VR gets $800 price tag

$800. That’s the amount it will take to buy HTC’s Steam VR Vive headset on launch day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2016 at 9:06AM in News
Steam Controller natively supported in XCOM 2

Steam Controller natively supported in XCOM 2

The latest entry in 2K’s XCOM franchise is hitting shelves today, and it appears that the strategy title has native Steam Controller support.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2016 at 12:12PM in News

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Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 29th 2016 at 1:51PM in News
Elite: Dangerous shifts focus from Oculus to SteamVR

Elite: Dangerous shifts focus from Oculus to SteamVR

One of the Oculus Rift’s earliest and brightest talismans has turned heel and backed a rival device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 12:27PM in News
HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

HTC Vive pre-orders go live in February

One of the big three virtual reality companies has said consumers will be able to pre-order its headset next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2016 at 3:06PM in News
Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

Half-Life and Half-Life 2 writer leaves Valve

The writer of Half-Life 1 and 2 has revealed that he is no longer working at Valve after 18 years at the company.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 11th 2016 at 11:52AM in News
HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

HTC Vive's 'big technology breakthrough' in an integrated front-facing camera

The addition of a camera system has been revealed as the technological ‘breakthrough’ that has held up the launch of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2016 at 4:03PM in News
Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Steam suffered a major Christmas day security hiccup

Valve’s powerhouse PC gaming platform Steam suffered a significant security breach on Christmas day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:54AM in News
HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

HTC Vive was delayed due to 'very big technological breakthrough'

One of the big three players in virtual reality claims to have made a big tech discovery worthy of delaying the product.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 3:03PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on Steam's latest weekly best-sellers list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:24PM in News
Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

Now French consumer group is taking Valve to court over pre-owned re-sales

First it was Germany and now France is doing its bit to try and force Valve to allow Steam users to re-sell their digital purchases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2015 at 12:31PM in News