Entries in 'valve' (223)

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Developer kicked off Steam after pressuring Valve to reveal gamers' personal info

Developer kicked off Steam after pressuring Valve to reveal gamers' personal info

Digital Homicide might have committed digital suicide after going to war with Valve.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2016 at 2:22PM in News
Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Customers who have obtained a game by redeeming a key as opposed to buying directly through Steam will no longer be able to attribute a score to their reviews.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 10:27AM in News

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BT is suing Valve

BT is suing Valve

A patent dispute has ended up with BT taking Steam owner Valve to court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2016 at 10:47AM in News
Steam insists No Man's Sky is not getting special refund treatment

Steam insists No Man's Sky is not getting special refund treatment

Valve has dismissed suggestions that it has relaxed the refund restrictions for the Steam version of No Man’s Sky.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2016 at 10:35AM in News
CS:GO

Coaches in CS:GO are no longer allowed to talk to their team while the match is being played

Valve has announced new rules for its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions that stop coaches communicating with the team while they are playing.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

The increasingly strict controls surrounding Steam gifts have been further tightened.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 2:52PM in News

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Valve offers its SteamVR tracking tech to other devs

Valve offers its SteamVR tracking tech to other devs

Third-party developers will soon be able to make use of SteamVR’s tracking abilities in their own virtual reality hardware, opening the doors for custom controllers for VR titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 5th 2016 at 11:02AM in News
CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

One of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, CSGO Lounge, is attempting to get a licence in order to become a legitimate business.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Valve adds VR spectator support to DOTA 2 ahead of International tournament

Valve adds VR spectator support to DOTA 2 ahead of International tournament

eSports fans will be able to watch the upcoming DOTA 2 International in virtual reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 29th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

Under fire YouTuber TmarTn has denied accusations that he tried to bribe the man behind the video that first revealed his secretive ties to CSGO Lotto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2016 at 11:46AM in News

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Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2016 at 2:50PM in News
Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Valve finally breaks Counter Strike Go gambling silence

Sites that use Steam’s OpenID API for Counter Strike Go item gambling have been given a clear message form Valve – stop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:10AM in News

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CSGO Lotto YouTubers face lawsuit

CSGO Lotto YouTubers face lawsuit

The loss of credibility and a stern telling off from the FTC may be the least of TmarTn and ProSyndicate’s problems.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

One third of Valve is now developing VR and AR projects

More than 100 staff at PC giant Valve are working on augmented and virtual reality.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 21st 2016 at 11:28AM in News
Dota 2

Six teams invited to The International 6, 10 places still up for grabs

OG, Team Liquid, Newbee, LGD Gaming, MVP Phoenix and Natus Vincere have all received direct invitations to The International 6, the biggest Dota 2 event of the year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jun 20th 2016 at 5:43AM in News
Newell says VR platform exclusivity is bad news for all

Newell says VR platform exclusivity is bad news for all

Valve boss Gabe Newell has issued a rallying cry for those upset over Oculus’ perceived attempts to fence off its VR platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2016 at 4:00PM in News
PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

PayPal: Steam Summer Sale starts June 23rd

Payment service PayPal has confirmed when this year’s Steam Summer Sale kicks off.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 12:17PM in News
Steam to distribute free version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3

Steam to distribute free version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3

An unofficial sequel to Pandemic and LucasArts’ Star Wars Battlefront 2 is apparently coming to PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
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