Entries in 'valve' (332)

Steam passes 10m concurrent users

Steam passes 10m concurrent users

Steam hosted more than ten million concurrent users for the first time in its history yesterday.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 15th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Valve has announced the rebirth of Dota 2 by detailing features in the new game client running on the Source 2 engine.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 13th 2015 at 1:15AM in News
Over 35 per cent of Steam hardware pre-orders have been sold

Over 35 per cent of Steam hardware pre-orders have been sold

Consumers after Valve’s Steam Machines and Link tech need to get a move on.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 11th 2015 at 9:59AM in News
Developers hit by Steam refund spike

Developers hit by Steam refund spike

Steam’s new refund policy is hitting some developers hard.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2015 at 10:36AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers: May 31 - June 6

Steam top ten sellers: May 31 - June 6

New contenders have arrived to challenge the likes of GTA and The Witcher franchises on Steam's latest weekly top ten selling products list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 9th 2015 at 7:32AM in News
Valve starts shipping Vive VR developer kits

Valve starts shipping Vive VR developer kits

Developers selected to receive a dev kit for the new Vive VR headset should be receiving them soon.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 8th 2015 at 3:26PM in News
Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

The fifth annual Interntaional Dota 2 Championships has pulled together a record-setting prize pool ahead of the event this August.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 6th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
VIDEO: A closer look at the final Steam Controller

VIDEO: A closer look at the final Steam Controller

After a long period of development, Valve has detailed the final form that its Steam Controller will take.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 9:25AM in News

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Valve opens pre-orders for Steam Machines, Steam Link a GAME exclusive in the UK

Valve opens pre-orders for Steam Machines, Steam Link a GAME exclusive in the UK

Valve's long awaited answer to the living room PC, the Steam Machines, are now open for pre-orders.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 4th 2015 at 7:22PM in News
Opinion divided over new Steam 14-day refunds

Opinion divided over new Steam 14-day refunds

Steam’s new refund policy appears to be a step in the right direction for consumers, but has it also opened the door for rough treatment of smaller developers?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Steam now offering refunds

Steam now offering refunds

Valve has announced Steam will begin offering refunds for nearly any purchase made on the digital distribution service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 3:58AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: May 24-30

Steam top ten sellers: May 24-30

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finished on top of Steam's best-selling products list for the second week in a row.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 2nd 2015 at 2:35AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers: May 17-23

Steam top ten sellers: May 17-23

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has dethroned Grand Theft Auto V in Steam’s latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 26th 2015 at 3:56AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt headline Steam's latest top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 4:17AM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Steam reaches 9.5m concurrent users

Steam reaches 9.5m concurrent users

Steam topped 9.5m concurrent users over the past weekend, setting yet another new record for Valve's service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 13th 2015 at 5:55AM in News

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Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Grand Theft Auto V has again finished on top of Steam's weekly top selling products, while The Witcher franchise made a big splash as well.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2015 at 7:05AM in News
Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Research firm Juniper projects worldwide digital content revenue will reach $154bn annually by 2019, with gaming expected to represent the largest share of that total.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:44AM in News
Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve has revealed the ten teams to receive direct invites to the prestigious annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, with a current prize pool of $6.3m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 7th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

We've entered a new month, and Grand Theft Auto V still won't loosen its grip of the number one spot on Steam's top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:22PM in News
Portal table shooting into Zen Pinball titles

Portal table shooting into Zen Pinball titles

Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2 are to see their ranks bolstered with the addition of a table based on Valve’s Portal IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
Valve: We hate Steam gift restrictions as much as you do

Valve: We hate Steam gift restrictions as much as you do

The gifting restrictions recently enforced on Steam were unavoidable in the face of spiralling fraud, Valve has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 2:31PM in News
Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

Walmart listing supposedly confirms Portal level pack and minifig for LEGO Dimensions

It seems that Valve’s beloved puzzle-platformer Portal could be coming to LEGO’s toys-to-life debut.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 5th 2015 at 9:49AM in News
Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Valve has released this year’s Digital Compendium ahead of the Dota 2 International eSports tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News
Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve gives developers the power to ban Steam users

Valve has widened the ability for players to be banned on Steam by granting developers the right to direct player bans directly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 12:55PM in News