Steamworks News


Call of Duty: Black Ops Steamworks Features Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2010 11:20am PDT

Though it's been known for a while that Call of Duty: Black Ops will use Valve's Steamworks suite on PC, publisher Activision today revealed a few...


"Treyarch and Infinity Ward (The ones responsible for MW2) are tow totally different development ..."

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Steam Surges Past 30 Million Accounts with 178% Growth Over Last Year

By Garnett Lee, Oct 18, 2010 8:40am PDT

Valve revealed figures for its Steam service today that dramatically illustrate its strength in the digital distribution market. Compared to a year...


"I can't think of a single thing that compares to what steam did for the PC gaming platform. ..."

- DewFuel see all 184 comments

Shack PSA: Steam Wallet Is Now Live, Team Fortress 2 'Mann-conomy' Launches

By Xav de Matos, Oct 01, 2010 8:45am PDT

After a quick test earlier this month, Valve announced this morning that its new "Steam Wallet" payment method is now live for all users. With...


"Thanks, I'll need your luck since I wouldn't have bothered posting if Steam offered refunds in ..."

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Dawn of War: Retribution Uses Steamworks, Beta Incoming for DoW2 and Chaos Rising Owners

By Xav de Matos, Sep 15, 2010 11:45am PDT

Much like its upcoming third-person shooter Space Marine, Relic Entertainment has decided to adopt Steamworks for its upcoming Dawn of War 2:...


"This. GFWL succeeds only in setting back the RTS genre by at least a decade. Absolutely ..."

- PrawnWonton see all 58 comments

Valve's Newell Calls Xbox 360 Patching Process a "Train Wreck"

By Brian Leahy, Sep 10, 2010 4:20pm PDT

In an interview with PC Gamer, Valve's Gabe Newell has called Microsoft's process for patching on the Xbox 360, discussing the disparity between...


"I love it that you're calling people morons when you can't spell for shit. "Merrit", "stereo ..."

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Rage Gets Page on Steam; Rage Using Steamworks? [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Aug 20, 2010 4:40pm PDT

[Update 8/23 4:10PM] Bethesda has clarified to Shacknews that the Steam page "does not mean anything one way or another regarding Steamworks. Too...


"Of course Steamworks has critics. The "problem" is, SecuROM, Blizzard, Ubi and the rest have ..."

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R.U.S.E. Not Using Ubisoft's DRM, Only Steamworks

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 12, 2010 10:00am PDT

R.U.S.E. publisher Ubisoft has confirmed that Eugen's strategy game will rely upon Steam alone for copy protection on PC, rather than using Ubi's...


"Exactly Levi. I WILL NOT buy a game that requires a constant internet connection. I play games ..."

- BluKnite65 see all 40 comments

Borderlands PC Getting Steamworks for Achievements [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Aug 04, 2010 1:00pm PDT

[Update - 6:16PM] A 2K representative has confirmed to Shacknews that Borderlands will implement Steamworks achievments, but will not use any...


"The game certainly has some problems. Crappy collision detection, allot of loading screens and ..."

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Metro 2033 'Ranger Pack' DLC Coming to PC, Xbox 360 on August 3

By Xav de Matos, Jul 30, 2010 11:00am PDT

Hunters have a new challenge ahead of them as the first downloadable content for Metro 2033 is arriving August 3 on PC and Xbox 360. First...


"I'm playing it right now and haven't had any issues. Framerates are good on my laptop even ..."

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Valve to Release Mac OS Graphics Code to Steamworks Partners

By Xav de Matos, Jul 30, 2010 10:00am PDT

Valve brings more good news for Mac gamers today as the company has revealed it will "provide a portion" of its graphics code to developers looking...


"I also love the whole "What did M$ ever do for PC gamers" seemingly without a fucking clue what ..."

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Valve Apologises for Wrongful Modern Warfare 2 Bans

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 27, 2010 7:10am PDT

Steam proprietor Valve Software has apologised after its cheat-detection software banned over twelve thousand innocent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...


"i mean it i really want to be unbanned i´d radder have mw2 than a crapy game i just bought ..."

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Kane & Lynch 2 PC Confirmed to Use Steamworks; 10% Discount Available on Pre-Orders

By Brian Leahy, Jul 26, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will use Valve's Steamworks for PC DRM, the publisher announced today. A 10% discount is also available through Steam for...


"Having worked for nearly 2 years with environment art and fx on KL2, this post really warms my ..."

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Stardock CEO Responds to NPD Digital Distribution Report and Steamworks on Direct2Drive

By Brian Leahy, Jul 22, 2010 12:00pm PDT

Yesterday, a report came out from the NPD Group, claiming that 48% of PC games sold in 2009 were done so digitally. The report also ranked various...


"Oh, hello Stardock employee. Are you mad that Steam is and will forever be the superior ..."

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Mafia 2 PC Using Steamworks; Digital Pre-Order Bonus, 'Deluxe Edition' Unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 11:00am PDT

The PC edition of 2K Czech's mobtastic Mafia II will use Steamworks suite, Valve announced today. Publisher 2K Games also announced a PC 'Digital...


"They already have a de facto monopoly. That hasn't stopped them from evolving their platform at ..."

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Fallout: New Vegas PC Using Steamworks DRM

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2010 3:11pm PDT

The PC edition of Fallout: New Vegas will use Steamworks for its digital rights management, publisher Bethesda has confirmed, meaning that the RPG...


"I cant use my fallout new vegas and i paid for it. im so upset. too many processes to go through ..."

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