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Half-Life 25th Anniversary Update by Valve Available Now With Steam Deck Support

Valve is already celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Half-Life with a sizable update for the original game that revolutionized first-person shooters and Steam Deck support. The…

November 17, 2023 | 02:11 EST

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Steam Deck OLED Announced; Promises Better Battery Life & Faster Downloads

Today Valve announced a new version of its Steam Deck handheld PC with an OLED screen, simply named Steam Deck OLED.    The new version of the Steam Deck is available in two formats, 512GB and 1TB,…

November 9, 2023 | 01:40 EST

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How to Mute Players in Counter-Strike 2

With the launch of Counter-Strike 2 now live, players are diving into CS with a renewed excitement. With that said, you may be looking for how to mute individual players, or voice communications as a…

October 13, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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Latest AMD Driver Can Get You Banned in Counter-Strike 2 [UPDATED]

Update 10/20/2023: Valve has released an update that adds a startup check for the issue drivers. It'll now begin reversing the VAC bans for players affected by this problem.  Today Valve warned that…

October 20, 2023 | 10:38 EDT

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Valve Surprise-releases Counter-Strike 2

Today Valve surprise released Counter-Strike 2 following a few months in limited testing after the announcement of the game back in March 2023. The game is now available to download on Steam for…

September 27, 2023 | 11:55 EDT

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Valve Explains Its Rules on AI Content in Steam Games

Quietly over the last few weeks, several games with AI-created or assisted assets had been blocked from releasing on Steam, creating increasing concern about the issue among developers due to the…

July 1, 2023 | 07:03 EDT

Alyx looking out over City 17 while a Vortigaunt looks on in the Half-Life: Alyx NoVR mod

Half-Life: Alyx NoVR Mod Makes Entire Campaign Playable Without VR

If you've been waiting for a chance to play Half-Life: Alyx but you don't own a VR headset, your day may very well have come. Half-Life: Alyx NoVR is, as the name suggests, a mod that lets you play…

April 10, 2023 | 10:37 EDT

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Valve Promises Team Fortress 2 "Full-on Update-Sized Update"

Today Valve announced in a blog post on the official Team Fortress 2 website that an update is planned, and apparently, it's a big one.  The developers define it as a "full-on update-sized update"…

February 9, 2023 | 05:07 EST

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New Steam Feature Helps You Find DLC For Your Games

Today Valve launched its Steam Labs Experiment 15, also known as the DLC Discovery Hub. The feature that you can find here, does exactly what it says on the tin, it helps you find DLC for the games…

January 27, 2023 | 10:16 EST

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No Steam Deck 2 For "A Little Bit Longer", Says Valve

In a new interview, Valve has confirmed that the second-gen Steam deck is still on the way, but that it's a little ways off yet. A new Steam Deck will only happen when that hypothetical console can…

December 15, 2022 | 11:48 EST

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Ambitious Half-Life: Alyx Mod Adds New 4-Hour Campaign

Look up in the sky. What do you see? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's another Half-Life Alyx mod! Bad jokes aside, Half-Life: Alyx - Levitation is a new campaign mod that adds 3-4 hours of…

November 25, 2022 | 10:41 EST

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New Browser Extension Tells You If Steam Games Are On Game Pass

A new Chrome browser extension has been released that informs you whether a game is on Game Pass before you buy it on Steam. There's a lot of overlap between the libraries of the two services, so the…

November 4, 2022 | 10:25 EDT

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Steam Scam Lets Hackers Steal Your Credentials

A sophisticated Steam scam is leading people to inadvertently give their Steam account information to hackers. The scam works via browser-in-browser technology, which dupes users into thinking they'…

September 13, 2022 | 11:39 EDT

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Half-Life 2 Mod Mirrors The Entire Game

A new Half-Life 2 mod has been released, and unlike many other mods, this one isn't adding any huge new content or overhauling mechanics. Instead, it just mirrors the entire game, so everything that…

September 12, 2022 | 09:29 EDT

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Steam Mobile App Beta Lets You Try New Features

If you think the Steam mobile app needs a facelift, you and Valve are in agreement, because the new Steam mobile app beta is now available. The new beta comes with new features such as QR code sign…

August 25, 2022 | 10:17 EDT

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Half-Life 2: VR Mod Finally Getting Public Beta After 5 Years

If you have a VR setup and want to play more Half-Life after Half-Life: Alyx, you'll soon be able to play Half-Life 2 thanks to the Half-Life 2: VR mod launching its Open Beta in September 2022.…

August 10, 2022 | 09:30 EDT

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Steam Deck Supply Issues Have Been Resolved

The Steam Deck supply took quite a hit earlier this year, as Valve mentioned that they had a few production issues that kept customers from getting their handheld device within a decent time frame.…

July 29, 2022 | 01:42 EDT

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Half-Life: Incursion is a Half-Life: Alyx Mod Created by Pros

An interesting new Half-Life: Alyx mod has just released: Half-Life: Incursion, which is a wave-based Half-Life: Alyx mod that has been created by professionals working in the gaming industry. There'…

July 29, 2022 | 10:10 EDT

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Steam Deck Shipments Doubling As Q3 Arrives

Valve has been attempting to compete in the console market with the Steam Deck and is stepping things up. Since the handheld's launch, reservations have been in high demand with the company…

June 27, 2022 | 01:51 EDT

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Team Fortress 2 Update Starts Addressing Bot And Exploit Issues

After years of no development on the game, Valve has announced a new Team Fortress 2 update is coming. The game has a very vocal community concerning the gameplay which the update takes steps towards…

June 22, 2022 | 03:08 EDT

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Steam Deck Dock Release Date Delayed Indefinitely

The Steam Deck Dock release date has been delayed, owing to a mix of parts shortages and COVID-related closures at Valve's manufacturing facilities. First revealed last summer, the Steam Deck is a…

June 1, 2022 | 06:05 EDT

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New Steam Quiz Feature in Development for Sale Pages

A new Steam Quiz feature is in development for Valve's digital distribution platform, although it's not yet clear what it will be used for in the future. Steam is one of the most popular (if not the…

May 13, 2022 | 03:36 EDT

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Gameplay for Canceled Half-Life Ravenholm Game Revealed by Noclip

New gameplay footage of the canceled Half-Life Ravenholm game has been revealed by Noclip, giving us insight into a Half-Life game we never got to play. Back in 2020, documentary company NoClip…

May 4, 2022 | 03:43 EDT

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Erik Wolpaw Wants to Make Portal 3 While He Still Can

Portal co-writer  Erik Wolpaw wants to help make a third Portal game a reality sooner rather than later, noting that he may soon be "too old to work on Portal 3." The Portal franchise is fairly well…

April 18, 2022 | 01:49 EDT

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Half-Life 2 Krystal Mod Stars The Original VA

Have you ever wanted to play a Half-Life 2 Star Fox mod that replaces Alyx Vance with Krystal? Well, that's exactly what modder Gagnetar is creating. His new Half-Life 2 Krystal mod swaps out Gordon…

April 15, 2022 | 11:47 EDT

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Valve Says Steam Deck Shipping Will Be Faster Going Forward

Valve is aiming to pick up the pace of Steam Deck shipping and will accelerate the rate of sending out e-mails for current reservation holders. The Steam Deck has been shipping out to reservation…

April 4, 2022 | 02:38 EDT

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Some Steam Deck Verified Games Aren't Working Well, Players Say

Update (March 25, 2022 - 3:37 PM) - In an apparent coincidence, Valve has announced a new "Opt-in Feedback" feature that will allow it to collect data from users about Steam Deck Verified games. "We…

March 25, 2022 | 02:15 EDT

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Gambit Esports Team Competing As 'Players' for ESL Pro League

The Gambit esports team will be competing under the temporary name "players" in the ESL Pro League Season 15 CS:GO competition. Earlier this month, ESL instituted a policy change that banned any…

March 14, 2022 | 02:37 EDT

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Half-Life: Alyx Mod Return To Rapture Chapter Two Released

Modding is a proud tradition that goes a long way back in video games, and with Steam Workshop that tradition is continued with mods such as Return to Rapture Chapter Two, the second mod that Patient…

March 14, 2022 | 10:22 EDT

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Valve Reveals New Free Game 'Aperture Desk Job' for Steam Deck Launch

Valve has revealed a new game called Aperture Desk Job to go hand-in-hand with the official Steam Deck launch -- and it's going to be released for free next month. As you probably know by now, Valve…

February 25, 2022 | 01:21 EST

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Half-Life Mod Field Intensity Finally Launches After 13 Years

A Half-Life mod long in development has finally been released to the public. Half-Life: Field Intensity, which was previously known as Soldier's Adventures, has launched on ModDB after its creators…

February 22, 2022 | 11:05 EST

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Upcoming Half-Life Alyx Mod Offers a 4-5 Hour Campaign

Players looking for a new fan-made VR adventure will soon have the opportunity to play a new Half-Life: Alyx mod. Known as From Here to There, this Half-Life: Alyx mod is a campaign that will have…

January 17, 2022 | 10:06 EST


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Now Has Flick Stick

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is part of a franchise that's been around for a long time, which is why it might be surprising to some that it's the second game that's received flick game support.…

December 13, 2021 | 09:34 EST

Team Fortress 2 Game Mods License Fees Waived

Team Fortress 2 Standalone Mods Getting Havok Fees Waived

Valve games have always had a massive modding community behind them, and today they can claim a massive victory. An inquiry into obtaining a Source Developer Asset Repository license resulted in a…

November 13, 2021 | 09:53 EST

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Half-Life 2 Breaking The Bar Event Breaks Half-Life 2 User Record

Update - 11:30 AM August 14th, It's official, Lambda Generation's Half-Life 2 Breaking the Bar event has officially led to the community shattering the Half-Life 2 peak player count record. At the…

August 14, 2021 | 07:40 EDT

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CS:GO Art Contest Offers $100K Prize for Killer Gun Skins

Valve has revealed the "Dreams & Nightmares" CS:GO Art Contest and there are some pretty killer prizes on the line: a total of 10 winners will get $100,000 each for designing a cool new weapon…

July 21, 2021 | 01:53 EDT

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Valve Reduces CS:GO Bans Restriction for Pro Play

Valve has lightened restrictions regarding CSGO bans for competitive play, allowing some players with very old bans to finally qualify for profressional Masters tournaments. Counter-Strike: Global…

April 15, 2021 | 03:45 EDT

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Valve Announces End to 'Artifact' Development

Valve has announced that Artifact development is coming to an end, but it's not all bad news — this digital collectible card game will remain available on Steam for the foreseeable future. Artifact …

March 4, 2021 | 04:41 EST

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Valve Shares Roadmap Of Updates For Artifact Beta 2.0

Valve has shared an approximate roadmap of updates and features it hopes to bring to Artifact in the coming weeks and months. The team has also set out where it wants to be in terms of the…

December 18, 2020 | 10:43 EST

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TF2 Smissmas 2020 Event Adds More Community Content

The TF2 Smissmas 2020 event has arrived, finally giving Team Fortress 2 fans some fun new community maps to play. Lest we forget, the new Winter 2020 Cosmetic Case is also here to tempt you. Team…

December 3, 2020 | 04:22 EST

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Half-Life: Alyx Commentary Update Was Recorded 'In Closets And Blanket Forts'

The Half-Life: Alyx Commentary Update has finally arrived, letting players experience some neat behind-the-scenes surprises from the developers of the virtual reality game starring Gordon Freeman's …

November 12, 2020 | 02:37 EST

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Team Fortress 2

The frantic, cartoonish follow up to Team Fortress comes Team Fortress 2, the seminal multiplayer FPS from Valve!  Play as one of ten classes of soldiers and take the fight to the enemy in this…

September 29, 2020 | 10:09 EDT


CS:GO's Implements New Anti-Cheat Measures, Forces Trusted Mode by Default

Valve has implemented stringent anti-cheating measures for CS:GO in order to combat cheating. Players will now launch CS:GO in trusted mode by default, and while in that mode third-party software…

July 9, 2020 | 09:57 EDT

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Half-Life 2: Remastered Listing Found on Steam

Half-Life 2: Remastered has been found on SteamDB, with a cool little logo and everything. That doesn't mean it's the real thing, as even the SteamDB staff has made a statement stating that it's "…

May 7, 2020 | 01:04 EDT

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Team Fortress 2 Update Pays Tribute To Rick May

Valve has released a fairly major update for class-based shooter Team Fortress 2. The update pays tribute to voice actor Rick May, who passed away recently. May provided the voice for the Soldier.…

May 4, 2020 | 10:48 EDT


Valve Shares Artifact 2.0 Placeholder Art and Plans

Valve decided to enter the collectible card game market with its own iteration of the genre through Artifact. Unfortunately, a combination of the game's steep learning curve, unentertaining and…

April 6, 2020 | 06:51 EDT

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Half-Life: Alyx - The Gnome Chompski Run

Sit back, relax. It's time to regale you the wondrous tale of Valve's most iconic Gnome. Chompski is a recurring garden gnome in some of Valve's games. In Half-Life 2: Episode 2, he can be brought…

April 4, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Artifact is Valve's attempt at entering the digital collectible card game genre to compete with the likes of Blizzard's Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering. However, the studio's lack of support,…

March 30, 2020 | 06:14 EDT