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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.

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Valve Announces Artifact, a Dota Card Game, to Mixed Reaction at TI7

By Asif Khan, Aug 09, 2017 4:35pm PDT

Surely some people in the crowd were chanting 'Boo-urns!'

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"Ok, well you can have your snark, and I'll go play a card game. "

- Wisp! see all 50 comments

DOTA 2 International 2017 Prize Pool Sets Esports Record

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2017 3:15pm PDT

There are still 32 days left to go in the crowdfunding and the prize monty has almost hit $21 million.

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Valve to Overhaul Steam's Recommendation System

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2017 1:55pm PDT

The main goal in all the planned changes is to point gamers to the titles they are most interested in.

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"I know right? I bought Fire Pro Wrestling World today and I've never played a Fire Pro ..."

- Lunatic Angelic see all 4 comments

Valve Issues First Half-Life 1 Patch in 4 Years

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2017 9:35am PDT

The patch also affects other games using the Half-Life engine, including Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Team Fortress Classic.

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"I promise you the second I sell my Vive HL3 is released ten minutes later "

- bozer see all 20 comments

When Does the Steam Summer Sale 2017 End?

By Shack Staff, Jul 03, 2017 3:15pm PDT

It's a burning question given how much money you can save before it all vanishes into thin air.

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Steam Refund Requests Hit More Than 300,000 a Day After Summer Sale Launch

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2017 11:10am PDT

That number has dropped to around 205,000, but those are still a lot of return requests.

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"That means they're selling 3m+ games per day, which is pretty damn impressive. "

- peanut- see all 36 comments

Steam's Summer Sale Has Officially Begun

By John Keefer, Jun 22, 2017 11:05am PDT

It will run through July 5, with some massive sales to kick things off.

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"If it's not $4.99 or less, I don't buy anything. My queue is so long, I can't justify anything ..."

- pockets71 see all 4 comments

Steam Summer Sale Launch Possibly Outed By PayPal

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2017 2:25pm PDT

Mark you calendars for June 22 and check your bank accounts and credit card balances. 

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"Who in the world could possibly have predicted that there would be a steam sale more or less at ..."

- MagicWishMonkey see all 2 comments

Valve Loses Another Writer as Jay Pinkerton Departs

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2017 8:10am PDT

That's four writers gone now over the last two years.

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"Fuck Valve, if you guys aren't interested in making games anymore how about selling off the HL ..."

- jtthe2nd see all 8 comments

Valve Settles On $100 Publishing Fee for Steam Direct

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2017 9:35am PDT

Developers will be able to recoup the fee, which could have been as high as $5,000.

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"Trouble is that 500 is prohibitive in some countries for smaller teams. One price fits all is ..."

- SLUDGE^ see all 11 comments

SteamVR Home Gets More Customization, Social Features, Workshop Update

By John Keefer, May 19, 2017 9:45am PDT

The new update for the beta brings many things that users have been seeking, or creating themselves.

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Steam Currently Processing Around 49,000 Refund Requests a Day

By John Keefer, May 04, 2017 3:07pm PDT

Whether actual money is returned is a different issue, but that works out to more than 343,000 requests in a week and almost 18 million in a year.

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"I have returned 2 games on steam. Within the first 45 minutes I figured out that they were not ..."

- chadg033 see all 26 comments

DOTA 2 Will Soon Require Competitors To Cough Up Their Phone Number

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2017 1:52pm PDT

Smurfing is out of hand, people, and Valve wants to pin down the jerks griefing the noobs.

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"I dont know. I don't view competitors and players as separate entities in DoTA. It just stuck ..."

- ibrokn see all 5 comments

HTC Invites Everyone to Celebrate Vive Day this Wednesday

By Asif Khan, Apr 03, 2017 1:00pm PDT

April 5 will be the first Vive Day. Head to their website on Wednesday for some awesome savings!

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"Neato. Anyone here already on viveport and can report good or bad with it? I haven't been ..."

- spazzium see all 11 comments