Steamworks News


Valve Could Be Starting to Crack Down on Steam Keys for Developers

By John Keefer, Aug 17, 2017 12:55pm PDT

A post on the internal Steamworks group shows the company is looking closely at keys requested in comparison to Steam sales of the game.


DiRT 3 leaves Games for Windows Live in the dust for Steamworks

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 11:30am PDT

Those who own the Games for Windows Live version of DiRT 3 will now be able to access the game from their Steam library.


Toy Soldiers now available without Games for Windows Live

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 11, 2012 8:15am PDT

Games for Windows Live seems, thankfully, to be on its last legs. Most games with Microsoft's system nowadays are straightforward ports from Xbox 360, using GFWL to directly replace identical Xbox Live functionality. One such port, Signal Studios' tower defense Toy Soldiers,...


"heh, seems its giving people issues, mainly the steamworks won't launch. However, if your able ..."

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Borderlands 2 PC uses Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 29, 2012 6:30am PST

The PC edition Borderlands 2 will use Valve's Steamworks suite as its DRM. Gearbox's shooter RPG will pack Steamworks features including multiplayer matchmaking, Steam Cloud storage, achievements, auto-updating, downloadable content, "and more."


"its like diablo 3, yeah it's repetitive but it's meaty and worth a lot of hours of some fun ..."

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Steam Trading officially launches

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 07, 2011 7:30am PDT

Steam's snazzy interface for trading games and in-game items has come out of public testing and officially launched, letting you swap hats for games and all that jazz.


"Well, there would be a transfer fee, and Steam and the producers would all get a cut. And maybe ..."

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 uses Steamworks

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2011 10:15am PDT

While EA and Valve continue their Origin-related scuffle, Activision has announced that Modern Warfare 3 will use Steamworks.


"actually i did play the alpha. and thats exactly how it worked in the alpha, how it will work in ..."

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Valve boss talks about Dota 2 formation, Steam on PS3

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2011 9:15am PDT

Valve boss Gabe Newell talks about how the company adopted Dota 2 with enthusiasm, their role interacting with the community, and the Portal 2 DLC proving the worth of Steamworks.


"Damn, those Combine bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my fan boat."

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim uses Steamworks on PC

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2011 11:15am PDT

The PC edition of Skyrim will use Steamworks, Bethesda has confirmed. It was to be expected, really, as the last few games it published have used Valve's Steam-based tools.


"Well shit, why not make a new account and refer yourself every time you buy a new Steamworks ..."

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Rage will use Steamworks

By Xav de Matos, Aug 12, 2011 5:15pm PDT

Bethesda has confirmed that the upcoming shooter Rage will use Steamworks as its PC platform. The announcement was made via Twitter.


"Thinking for two more seconds on this - I'm wondering if DLCs would be a good method for ..."

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Risen 2: Dark Waters sets sail for Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 26, 2011 6:45am PDT

The piratical action-RPG sequel will use Steamworks for copy protection on PC, publisher Deep Silver has announced. It's made by the folks who created Gothic.


"I read this as The Pirates of Dark Water and made myself sad. :("

- Home Nugget see all 15 comments

Steamworks confirmed for Deus Ex: Human Revolution

By Xav de Matos, May 06, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Square Enix confirms Deus Ex: Human Revolution will feature a full suite of Steamworks features, while Eidos Montreal developers discuss UI and control changes made for the PC version.


"Well now I wish I had just blindly agreed before I thought about it for a second, "Hold on, but ..."

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Portal 2 PS3 Steamworks features detailed

By Steve Watts, Apr 13, 2011 11:45am PDT

Valve details the Steamworks features you can expect from the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2, and reveals how you'll link the accounts to access them.


"Sony owns SecuRom, I think they would make their own serial system before they signed that over ..."

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Steam voice quality boosted with Skype codec

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Valve has rolled out another boost to Steam's voice communication quality by switching to the codec used in Skype.


"I thought that the ingame for TF2 and the interface chat were built on the same codecs."

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Duke Nukem Forever Uses Steamworks on PC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm PST

After playing it coy about Steam for a fair while, Gearbox today announced that Duke Nukem Forever will use Steamworks on PC, meaning that all PC...


"Oh man, I'm looking forward to you guys having to face us Wednesday. :D"

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Monday Night Combat Headed to Steam in January

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 14, 2010 6:00am PST

Combat hooligans who've been hoping that Uber Entertainment's Monday Night Combat would make the jump from Xbox Live Arcade to PC can now rejoice, as the multiplayer bloodsport


"fantastic! I tried the demo on 360 but for this kind of game the gamepad just didnt do it for ..."

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