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Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2013 12:55pm PDT

Valve has been experimenting with VR, and plans on launching an official "VR Mode" for its popular free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2.

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"Valve is great about these implementations, it's like with the Novint Falcon :)"

- Vogerl see all 2 comments

Steam Box prototypes coming to 'customers' in '3-4 months'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2013 3:45pm PST

It won't be much longer until a few lucky gamers will get a chance to try out an early version of the "Steam Box"

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"Word on the strizz is that Valve is working on drivers for Linux, so that these games will play."

- Phunky Bob see all 17 comments

The War Z back on Steam, refund offer ends

By Steve Watts, Feb 27, 2013 9:30am PST

The War Z is back on Steam after a troubled launch. A notice states that Hammerpoint worked with Valve on community feedback, and a patch has been issued for existing customers.

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"World War Z was taken, DayZ was popular. What's not to get. It's a shitty title, but what do ..."

- K1Bond007 see all 14 comments

Dota 2 adds player-created in-game guides

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2013 4:15pm PST

You ruined everything, idiot. Uninstall Dota 2 now. Then take your hard drive out and beat yourself around the face and genitals with it. Then kill yourself. In real life. Or, pop up a player-written skill build and guide for your character in-game, pick up a few tips, and t...

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"The graphics in that engine are nice. It would be so good if someone made a mod which converted ..."

- abrasion see all 13 comments

Arma 3 to be Steam exclusive

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2013 10:30am PST

Arma 3 is Steam-exclusive, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Without this move, project lead Joris-Jan van't Land says "there was a very real chance there would be no Arma 3 this year."

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"Great. Now how am I going to disinfect the insides of all of these tortoise shells?"

- Poor Yurik see all 71 comments

Steam for Linux officially launches

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2013 11:30am PST

After a lengthy beta period, Valve has finally launched Steam for Linux officially.

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"that sucks :( tf2 on my 560ti, maxed out, 2048x1152, i sits around 150fps on average"

- harold.johnson see all 18 comments

Team Fortress 2 items pulling in lots of cash for users

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2013 2:00pm PST

Valve president Gabe Newell recently talked about their experiments in community-driven marketplaces, and how the most lucrative user earned half a million bucks in a single year.

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"Red Tape Recorder, yeah that might be a bit OP, but spycicle? What's your problem with that? ..."

- vai90 see all 25 comments

Valve boss says Apple is biggest threat to Steam Box

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2013 7:55am PST

Valve founder Gabe Newell believes that the biggest threat facing Steam Box is Apple. He says the question is if the PC industry can get a foothold before Apple "takes over the living room."

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"People don't seem to realize this. Apple's portable devices are handled more like consoles than ..."

- DinK see all 39 comments

Steam Greenlight update adds skip option, collections

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2013 3:45pm PST

An update to Steam Greenlight adds a skip option in the voting queue and Collections for users, and detailed stat management for developers.

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Valve launches player-written Steam Guides

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 18, 2013 7:30am PST

One day, you'll be able to download groceries through Steam, ingesting the nutrients through a Steam Port at the base of your spine. While Valve is forever expanding the platform in pleasing ways, it's not quite there yet. Still, you can now read and write game guides on Ste...

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"Keeps going but then loses its luster again when she is going for town council. Why would a show ..."

- pauk111 see all 6 comments

Valve announces new batch of Greenlight games

By John Keefer, Jan 15, 2013 1:30pm PST

Valve has announced the latest group of titles to be approved through the Steam Greenlight process, and Leisure Suit Larry from Al Lowe's Replay and Akaneiro from American McGee's Spicy Horse Games.

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"So glad we get yet another Dragons Lair release. The world was aching for one, i mean golly, ..."

- deathofrats see all 7 comments

The Cave pre-orders offer Team Fortress 2 items

By Steve Watts, Jan 10, 2013 7:00am PST

The Cave pre-orders on Steam include a set of items to be worn around in Team Fortress 2.

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"Couldn't they have done something cool instead of some stupid shit like this?"

- capt tripps see all 5 comments

Valve working on mobile hardware, biometric controllers

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2013 4:10pm PST

Valve's Gabe Newell talks about installing Windows on the Steam Box, their mobile Steam Box ambitions, and how they will use biometrics in new controllers.

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"The point is to get the open platform of PC games as accessible as consoles. To a current PC ..."

- pantsburgh see all 9 comments

Steam 2012 Holiday Sale now live

By Steve Watts, Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Steam Holiday Sale has started up, offering discounts on Scribblenauts Unlimited, Mirror's Edge, and various Borderlands, Prince of Persia, and Hitman franchise titles.

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"Only if it specifically states that on the store page for that bundle deal."

- ShoCon see all 21 comments

Steam Linux client enters open beta testing

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 20, 2012 9:00am PST

Santa Tux has visited early this year, dragging an open beta version of Steam's Linux client behind his Gentoo-powered sleigh. Now, all who've embraced the free software revolution can try and test Valve's crack at making Linux a viable gaming platform. Now, stop me if you'v...

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"It couldn't have hurt since the number of Mac ports increased. About half of my ~350 Steam games ..."

- Serpico74 see all 12 comments