Entries in 'valve' (410)

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

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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

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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
ESL One

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

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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
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
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