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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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(Updated) Fly Corp Has Flown Back Onto Steam

Update July 12th 2:10PM: Fly Corp has flown its way back to Steam. The game is now available once again on Valve's platform, although we still don't know whether Bus Driver Simulator or Metro…

July 12, 2022 | 02:10 EDT

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Standalone Valve Index Headset 'Deckard' May Be in Development

A dataminer has discovered references to what may be a standalone Valve Index headset codenamed "Deckard" -- a move that would give the Oculus Quest 2 some serious competition. The Valve Index is…

September 28, 2021 | 03:36 EDT

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Wolfire Games Accuses Valve Of Controlling Non-Steam Game Prices

Humble Bundle creator Wolfire Games has accused Valve of controlling game prices on non-Steam stores. According to Wolfire, Valve tells developers it will remove their games from Steam if they charge…

May 7, 2021 | 09:45 EDT

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European Commission Fines Valve For Geo-Blocking

The European Commission has issued fines to Valve and several other major gaming companies for geo-blocking digital content within the European Economic Area (EEA). The Commission found that geo-…

January 20, 2021 | 09:50 EST

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Left 4 Dead 2 in the Time of COVID

“Report unusual behavior. Barricade your homes. Avoid all contact with the infected individuals. Wait for official instructions.” A character reads this from an official looking pamphlet as his three…

September 30, 2020 | 11:00 EDT


Valve to Sponsor the Game Devs of Color Expo

After many days of silence on the current political events that are taking place throughout America, Valve has made a statement of sorts by pledging to sponsor the Game Devs of Color Expo. The…

June 17, 2020 | 10:39 EDT

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Valve Finally Discontinues Steam Controller

Steam's Autumn Sale is now underway and along with all the exciting deals on fun games, there is a somber $5 (plus shipping) final sale for Valve's Steam Controller. Valve has confirmed that this…

November 29, 2019 | 01:00 EST

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Valve Introduces Two More Steam Labs Experiments

Valve has been trying to find unique and creative ways to improve discoverability on Steam, and has been using a system called Steam Labs to do so. Today Valve has released two more experiments for…

September 20, 2019 | 03:30 EDT


Valve Brings More Updates To Steam's More Like This Section

Last week, Valve implemented some changes to the way Steam's More Like This section works. More Like This is displayed on a game's page beneath the System Requirements tab and shows you games that…

September 20, 2019 | 02:30 EDT

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Shenmue III Backers Might Not Get A Steam Key, According To Ys Net

There may be trouble ahead for you if you're a Shenmue III PC backer and you were hoping for a Steam key. A recent post on the game's Kickstarter campaign suggests that Shenmue III Steam keys may…

September 20, 2019 | 09:45 EDT

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Court Victory Means Reselling Steam Games May Be Legal in France

Valve has lost a major court battle regarding reselling Steam games in France. The results of this ruling have essentially invalidated several clauses in the terms of service, including those that…

September 19, 2019 | 12:30 EDT

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Indie Developers Have Mixed Reactions to Steam Algorithm Update

Recently Steam released a new discovery update that changed how recommending games work, claiming that it would increase the visibility of smaller games on Steam. Today several developers have been…

September 16, 2019 | 09:42 EDT

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Steam Updating Discovery to Give Better Recommendations

Valve has announced that they have overhauled Steam's discovery feature in an attempt to improve visibility on the storefront. Three specific sections were the focus of the update: the recommendation…

September 12, 2019 | 04:51 EDT

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Steam Search Gets Even Better, Micro Trailers Available

Steam Search is getting improvements tested that will make it much better than before, and Steam Micro Trailers have arrived to give players more insight into the games they want to buy. These are…

September 6, 2019 | 02:20 EDT

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Steam Library Beta Arrives This September, New Event Tools and Steam Labs Content Revealed

The Steam Library Beta has finally gotten a release date: you'll be able to get early access toa shiny new version of Valve's digital distribution client starting on September 17, 2019. Furthermore,…

September 5, 2019 | 02:20 EDT

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Valve EU Antitrust Charges On Geoblocking Fought as Five Publishers Settle

Valve EU antitrust charges are being combated by the Seattle-based company as five major publishers are in the process of settling with the European Union. Bandai Namco Entertainment, Capcom, Focus…

September 2, 2019 | 09:19 EDT

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Team Fortress 2 Unusual Crate Bug Depression Resolved

A little over a week ago on July 25, the Team Fortress 2 community was hit by a crate bug significantly affecting its economy on Steam. Players can purchase keys either in-game or on the Steam…

August 3, 2019 | 09:00 EDT

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Valve Announces Steam Labs: Interactive Recommendations, Automated Showcases, and Micro Trailers

Today, Valve announced a new subset of features for Steam called Steam Labs. Like a public test realm but for Steam, Steam Labs is a location for players to try out some of the Steam store's work-in-…

July 11, 2019 | 04:18 EDT

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Steam Grand Prix Giveaway Extended, 5,000 Additional Games Given Away

The Steam Grand Prix giveaway — a special part of the Steam Summer Sale 2019 — has been extended in a sense. The game had an intriguing reward system where a lucky handful of Steam users on that day'…

July 9, 2019 | 12:51 EDT

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SteamWatch - Developer Re-Launches Game to Circumvent "Inaccurate" Reviews

The early access indie open world RPG Greylaw: Season 1 has relaunched in the form of Wytchsun: Elleros Origins. Greylaw was released into Steam early access just back in February of this year, and…

June 29, 2019 | 06:00 EDT

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No, You Shouldn't Remove Wishlist Games For The Steam Summer Sale Contest

The Steam Summer Sale 2019 has been going for a few days now. Much like previous years, the sale has a contest where customers participating in a special game have the opportunity to win something…

June 28, 2019 | 11:00 EDT

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The Steam Summer Sale Has Arrived (and you Can Win Free Games)

It's that time again! Yep, it's time for us to go to our bank websites, look at the balance, and calculate how long we can survive on ramen to score some sweet deals: the Steam Summer Sale 2019 is…

June 25, 2019 | 10:10 EDT

Steam's Latest Update Changes In-Home Streaming To Remote Play

Steam's Latest Update Changes In-Home Streaming To Remote Play

Valve issued an update to the Steam client today which, among several fixes and other updates, changed the feature formerly known as In-Home Streaming to Steam Remote Play. In-Home Streaming, as the…

June 15, 2019 | 08:30 EDT

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Valve's Stand-Alone AutoChess Clone 'DOTA Underlords' Is Already Here

Auto Chess made a big splash at E3 by announcing a stand-alone version of the game coming to PC (on the Epic Games Store), and launching a mobile version which has quickly been installed more than a…

June 14, 2019 | 11:20 EDT

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New Steam Client Interface Leaked

The first rumblings that Valve planned to update the interface of Steam came about during GDC 2019. We saw a brief glimpse of the Steam Library interface, and some details from Valve employees, but…

June 13, 2019 | 06:00 EDT

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UploadVR E3 2019 - Meat Fortress Brings TF2 Weapons to Hot Dogs, Horseshoes, & Hand Grenades

Hot Dogs, Horseshoes, & Hand Grenades is coming out with a special Team Fortress 2-themed update called Meat Fortress that adds a bunch of classic weapons from Valve's team-based first-person…

June 10, 2019 | 01:14 EDT


Valve Highlights Top 20 Steam Games For April 2019 - Mordhau And More

Valve has released a list of the top 20 Steam releases for April 2019. The list contains some surprises and some fairly predictable entries. This is the first time the company has divulged the best-…

May 24, 2019 | 11:15 EDT

Valve Releases Standalone Steam Chat App for Android and iOS

Valve Releases Standalone Steam Chat App for Android and iOS

Valve has announced a new Steam Chat standalone mobile app, available for Android and iOS. While there was already a standard Steam app for Android and iOS that included chat, this new app is touted…

May 22, 2019 | 07:56 EDT

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Valve Developing Standalone Dota Auto Chess Version

Valve has announced on the Dota 2 blog that they're developing their own standalone version of Dota Auto Chess while still supporting Drodo Studio, the Chinese developers behind the highly popular…

May 22, 2019 | 12:44 EDT

Valve's Latest Steam Blog Addresses Positive Review Bombing

Valve's Latest Steam Blog Addresses Positive Review Bombing

Last month, during the tragic Notre-Dame fire, Ubisoft gave away copies of Assassin’s Creed Unity for free on Uplay, as we reported. One of the unforeseen consequences of this giveaway was that…

May 21, 2019 | 06:01 EDT

CS:GO Game-breaking Exploit Lets Players Change The Shape of Smoke Grenades

CS:GO Game-breaking Exploit Lets Players Change The Shape of Smoke Grenades

Multiplayer games are usually a hotbed of exploits that players quickly manage to find and usually end up making the game hell for other players. These exploits are generally patched out within the…

May 20, 2019 | 07:00 EDT


Valve Releases Steam Link App For iOS and Apple TV

Valve has just released the Steam Link app for iOS and Apple TV, which will bring your Steam library and all the games in it to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. All you need then is an MFi or Steam…

May 15, 2019 | 10:00 EDT

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Ready Your Wallets - Steam Summer Sale 2019 Date Leaked

Prepare yourself for your yearly brush with financial ruin. The Steam Summer Sale 2019 date has been leaked. The SteamDB Twitter account revealed the date via a tweet posted earlier today. SteamDB…

May 15, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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Valve Overhauls Steamworks Overview And Adds New Resources

Yesterday Valve announced the release of some new resources for Steamworks developers, as well as an overhaul of the Steamworks overview homepage. The update aims to help developers and publishers to…

May 14, 2019 | 02:45 EDT

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CS: GO Danger Zone Steals Ideas From Apex Legends And Adds New Sirocco Map

Counter Strike: Global Offensive's Danger Zone is a fast-paced battle royale mode that builds on CS:GO's tactical gameplay to deliver a more contemporary shooter experience where primal survival is…

May 1, 2019 | 11:00 EDT

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Valve's First Dedicated VR Game Will Arrive in 2019 as a 'Flagship Title'

The first Valve VR game is expected to arrive later in 2019. Following today's reveal of the Valve Index headset, players may be wondering if and when Valve will be coming out with a game for their…

April 30, 2019 | 03:34 EDT

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Valve Index VR Headset Starts Taking Pre-Orders May 1

The much-anticipated Valve Index VR headset is now available for purchase via Steam. The headset was first teased at the end of March 2019 and a later leak indicated that the controllers weren't…

April 30, 2019 | 02:55 EDT

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Steam Reaches One Billion Accounts

Steam was first introduced in September of 2003, over 15 years ago. Yesterday, the towering digital distribution service reached the milestone of one billion accounts, according to the website Steam…

April 29, 2019 | 03:55 EDT

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Epic Games CEO Says They'd Stop Exclusivity Deals if Valve Changed Their Share

Epic Games CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney has stated that the company would put an end to Epic Games Store exclusives if Valve were willing to lower their revenue share. When the Epic Games Store was…

April 25, 2019 | 01:40 EDT

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Steam Developer Tips Shared by Gunpoint Dev Tom Francis

Developing for Steam can be a somewhat strange process, especially for newbie indie developers who might not understand all the complexities of the system. Gunpoint developer Tom Francis has acquired…

April 11, 2019 | 11:00 EDT


Former Valve Developer Says Steam Was Killing PC Gaming

Richard Geldreich, a former developer at Valve, has claimed that the Steam platform was actually killing PC gaming. The claims came during a twitter conversation with Epic founder Tim Sweeney in…

April 6, 2019 | 01:18 EDT

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EU Commission Accuses Valve And Five Other Companies Of Geo-Blocking

The European Union Commission has told Valve and five gaming publishers that they may be in violation of EU competition rules. The other companies receiving official EU Commission Statements of…

April 5, 2019 | 02:45 EDT

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Nightmare Difficulty: Estimated 2019 1st Quarter Video Games Jobs Loss Tops Entire 2018

There's been a lot of reasons to be hopeful for the future of the video game industry at the start of 2019. A mixture of top hits in Seikro: Shadows Die Twice, Resident Evil 2 (2019), and Devil May…

April 2, 2019 | 10:53 EDT

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Valve Index Details Leaked, Controllers Likely Not Included

We reported the Valve Index teaser a few days ago, already previously leaked to Upload VR, which also includes some details from an independent source. According to this source, Valve Index will…

April 1, 2019 | 11:14 EDT

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Valve Teases Index VR Headset

Valve has made a teaser site for its much anticipated virtual reality headset. The teaser site has an image of the headset, with the name Valve Index prominently featured. It also features a tagline…

March 29, 2019 | 09:30 EDT

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Valve Focusing on Larger Artifact Issues, Not Shipping Updates in Immediate Future

When Valve first announced Artifact at The International 2017, I was one of the few who was actually interested. I never actually played Dota 2, but the concept of a collectible card game developed…

March 29, 2019 | 08:00 EDT

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Anno 1800 Jumps Ship, Only Available on Uplay and Epic Store After Launch

Per an announcement via the Anno Union community portal, the upcoming Anno 1800 will only be available on Uplay and the Epic Games Store post-launch. Steam preorders will still be available through…

March 29, 2019 | 03:22 EDT