Entries in 'valve' (245)

LG is making a Steam VR headset too

LG is making a Steam VR headset too

The HTC Vive is no longer the only VR headset designed to support Valve’s OpenVR platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Digital Homicide's Jim Sterling lawsuit has been dismissed

Digital Homicide's Jim Sterling lawsuit has been dismissed

An attempt by PC developer Digital Homicide to sue games critic Jim Sterling has been thrown out of court.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:10AM in News
Steam

Steam Direct to replace Steam Greenlight this spring

Valve has announced it will be replacing its Steam Greenlight service with a new distribution system known as Steam Direct this spring. Steam Direct will completely replace Steam Greenlight, but ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 11:09AM in News
European Commission

European Commission opens investigation into Valve over suspected anti-competitive geo-blocking practices

The European Commission has announced it will be launching an investigation into the bilateral agreements concluded between Valve and five PC game publishers over a suspected breach in EU antitrust ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:07PM in News

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Valve starts blocking TF2 gambling accounts

Valve starts blocking TF2 gambling accounts

After cracking down on Counter Strike: Global Offensive gambling accounts last year, Valve has now started targeting more gambling websites based around its multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 31st 2017 at 11:23AM in News
More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

More SteamVR headsets are on the way, Valve says

Following the release of Valve’s first VR headset in 2016, the company has said that more virtual reality headsets using its Lighthouse tracking tech are in the works. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 11:23AM in News
Half Life 2

Gabe Newell hints at new Valve game and movies in Reddit AMA

Gabe Newell took some time to conduct an AMA yesterday, confirming there's a new game set in the shared Half Life/Portal universe currently in development and that Valve is also ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:50AM in News
Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Thanks to analytics site Steam Spy we now have an idea of how Valve’s online store performed in 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:27AM in News

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38% of all Steam games were released this year

38% of all Steam games were released this year

That’s right – on the biggest digital PC games store front in the world, over a third of its total catalogue was only released on the service in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:42AM in News
Valve has redesigned the Steam Store front page

Valve has redesigned the Steam Store front page

Shopping on Steam has been given a facelift thanks to what Steam is calling ‘The Discovery Update 2.0’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Iceiceice

iceiceice: "Streaming is destroying careers"

Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang, captain of the Faceless Dota 2 team, has said that streaming is destroying players’ careers in China.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 6th 2016 at 7:53PM in News
Wings

Dates for Dota 2's The International 7 confirmed

The dates for the Spring Dota 2 Major and The International 7 have been announced, months before either competition is due to take place.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 4th 2016 at 1:20PM in News

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Valve is banning 'bullshots' from Steam store

Valve is banning 'bullshots' from Steam store

Developers will soon be prevented from using anything other than in-game shots in a title’s Steam Store carousel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2016 at 9:41AM in News
Splinter Cell Blacklist

Steam runs out of Splinter Cell: Blacklist keys during sale

Online distribution service Steam ran out of keys for Splinter Cell: Blacklist during a sale over the weekend.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 31st 2016 at 11:43AM in News
CS:GO

Valve responds to the Washington State Gambling Commission, refuses to stop skin trading

Earlier this month the Washington State Gambling Commission contacted Valve and asked them to put a stop to all gambling done through Steam’s services. Valve just replied, and said no.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 18th 2016 at 12:56PM in News
Steam Controller

The Steam controller has almost hit the one million units sold mark

According to Valve the Steam controller is on course to hit the one million units sold milestone early next year.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 3:29PM in News

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Vive

A new controller for the HTC Vive was shown off at Steam Dev Days

At the Steam Dev Days event Valve demoed a new prototype controller for the HTC Vive.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
Steam Link

Future Samsung TV's will have the Steam Link built in

Valve’s Steam Link device will be built into future Samsung TV’s, removing the need to buy an extra piece of hardware to stream games to your living room.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 13th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
Steam

There are now over 10,000 games on Steam

Valve has announced that there is now over 10,000 games on its Steam distribution platform.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 12th 2016 at 1:01PM in News
CS:GO

Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to stop skin gambling

The Washington State Gambling Commission has told Valve that it must put an end to skin gambling otherwise it may face legal action.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 6th 2016 at 10:48AM in News
Digital Homicide

Digital Homicide drops case against Steam users

Digital Homicide has dropped its controversial court case against Steam users after running out of funds.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 4th 2016 at 11:23AM in News
Dota 2

The next Dota 2 major will be held in Boston

Dota 2’s next $3 million major tournament will take place in Boston, Massachusetts in early December.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 4th 2016 at 10:11AM in News
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