Entries in 'valve' (268)

Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Webhallen: Steam Machines face a 
battle for the average Joe

Webhallen: Steam Machines face a battle for the average Joe

Valve’s upcoming Steam Machines will struggle to attract a more mainstream audience unless they make the platform simple to understand.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

Valve shows off prototype VR controllers

The Vive VR headset won’t be Valve’s only entry into the Virtual Reality hardware market; the firm also has VR controllers in the works.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Final form of Valve's Steam Controller revealed

Final form of Valve's Steam Controller revealed

It’s been reimagined several times, but Valve’s PC-meets-console controller has finally settled on a design.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 9:43AM in News

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There is no VR Half-life game, HTC chairwoman 'misspoke'

There is no VR Half-life game, HTC chairwoman 'misspoke'

Half-life VR is not real. Half-life 3 has not been announced. For many gamers today has effectively eradicated their reason for being.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 12:38PM in News
Valve reveals Steam Link streaming device, Steam Controller price

Valve reveals Steam Link streaming device, Steam Controller price

Hot on the heels of its Vive VR announcement, Steam has introduced another new piece of hardware – the Steam Link.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
HTC 'hopes' for VR Half-life title while chatter again turns to Half-life 3 reveal

HTC 'hopes' for VR Half-life title while chatter again turns to Half-life 3 reveal

The chairwomen of HTC, which is making Valve’s VR headset, has hinted at a possible virtual reality version of Half-life.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 1:02PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Gearbox's Homeworld Remastered Collection has grabbed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 6:48PM in News

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Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Valve unveils VR headset made by HTC

Smartphone powerhouse HTC has been named as the manufacturer of Valve’s virtual reality headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:24AM in News
Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 has seen its community swell past 40m players worldwide this month, but perhaps even more impressive is the level of user engagement Valve's free-to-play MOBA has maintained throughout ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:29PM in News
Steam now has 125m active users

Steam now has 125m active users

Steam has surpassed 125 million active users and is home to more than 4,500 games, Valve has announced.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 25th 2015 at 12:20PM in News
Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

Valve to reveal Steam VR hardware and final Steam Controller design at GDC

A big new player will enter the virtual reality arena next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2015 at 9:50AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

The launch of Total War: Attila has propelled the title to number one on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 9:34PM in News
Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity returns to Steam

Paranautical Activity – the game that was banned from Steam when its creator threatened to kill Valve's Gabe Newell – has returned to the Steam store.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 11:51PM in News
Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Steam chat is censoring links to a torrent site

Valve appears to be automatically monitoring the blocking the content of some Steam chat.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 3:52PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Evolve is on top of the latest top ten selling products on Steam, finishing ahead of indie Early Access title Darkest Dungeon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News

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Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Valve’s MOBA title Dota 2 hit an important milestone over the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:01PM in News
Valve confirms latest Steam Machines will be showcased next month

Valve confirms latest Steam Machines will be showcased next month

Valve has confirmed it will on hand at GDC 2015 next month to show off its updated lineup of Steam Machine consoles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:19AM in News
Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve urges Greenlight devs to stop trading keys for votes

Valve has requested developers with games listed on Steam Greenlight to cease the practice of trading game keys for votes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 7:42PM in News
Valve opens virtual item economy to all Steam games

Valve opens virtual item economy to all Steam games

Valve has rolled out the Steam Inventory Service in beta, allowing game developers the option to create in-game items that can be traded and sold throughout the greater Steam Marketplace.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 10th 2015 at 1:20AM in News
Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

“A high standard of professional integrity” – that’s what Valve is demanding of professional Counter Strike players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 2:13PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V took the top spot for the second straight week, and Dying Light earned two top ten finishes on this week’s Steam best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News
Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Steam Workshop has made creators $57m

Users of Valve’s modding storefront Steam Workshop have made a total of $57m between them since it went live in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 4:15PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on the latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, following the game's first full week of pre-order availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:07PM in News
Valve's former in-house economist could be the next Greek finance minister

Valve's former in-house economist could be the next Greek finance minister

Yanis Varoufakis used to track the sales of Valve’s in-game microtransactions. Now he might be heading to the Greek parliament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 3:16PM in News