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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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DayZ Early Access hits 3m copies sold

DayZ Early Access hits 3m copies sold

The Early Access standalone edition of DayZ has reached a new milestone, surpassing the 3m sales mark as the past week drew to a close.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 24th 2015 at 7:57PM in News
Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Steam stats page adds average download speeds across the world

Valve has added a new feature to Steam's global traffic map, offering a glimpse into average download rates for each country grouped by service providers.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:32PM in News
Steam Broadcasting video streaming is now live

Steam Broadcasting video streaming is now live

Steam users are now able to watch their friends play games thanks to the latest Steam Client update.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 12:13PM in News
Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Valve’s Counter-Strike has been rocked again with yet more evidence of tournament match fixing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
Hatred issued Adults Only rating

Hatred issued Adults Only rating

Destructive Creation's controversial upcoming title Hatred has been issued an AO for Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 4:58AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

H1Z1 has finished on top of Steam's weekly best sellers chart, outpacing pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:46AM in News
'Very large presence' for Steam Machines at GDC

'Very large presence' for Steam Machines at GDC

Little has been heard about the Steam Machines, Valve's proposed series of console-style PCs designed for the living room, for quite some time but the firm promises more will be ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 9th 2015 at 12:57PM in News
Valve's Steam controller design has been finalised

Valve's Steam controller design has been finalised

Valve has finished the design of its Steam controller and is putting it into production, according to Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 8th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Valve has confirmed its annual Dota 2 eSports competition The International will return in 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:07AM in News