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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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gets a New Map, Better Looking Phoenix Terrorist

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 11:10am PDT

The popular multiplayer eSports title gets a map based on Venice called Canals.

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"Strange that they make changes to old maps that effect gameplay. If you play test your maps and ..."

- SnakeIRye see all 2 comments

Valve to Show New HTC Vive With Eye-Tracking Tech

By John Keefer, Feb 28, 2017 12:05pm PST

The company adds SensoMotoric Instruments to the firms it is collaborating with for its OpenVR platform.

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"Can't wait to see this. I'm amazed Valve can implement foveated rendering so quickly within ..."

- spazzium see all 3 comments

LG to Debut New VR Prototype Headset at GDC

By John Keefer, Feb 27, 2017 12:25pm PST

Valve is involved so it will likely be compatible with Steam VR.

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"my guess is we will be stuck with maybe barely higher than now resolution until someone builds a ..."

- razorblade79 see all 3 comments

Valve's Gabe Newell is Worth More Than Donald Trump

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 17, 2017 2:27pm PST

Valve boss Gabe Newell is worth more than both Donald Trump and Oprah. 

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"fucking lol, post this to r/politics or /r/gaming to get shack click traffic I guess. great ..."

- ]pm[chem see all 9 comments

How to watch HTC's Vive Live at CES 2017 Stream

By Asif Khan, Jan 05, 2017 11:45am PST

Hosted by online personality Taryn Southern, the livestream will feature product giveaways, mixed reality demos, developer interviews, panels, and more.

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Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine VR Complete Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 20, 2016 3:00pm PDT

Eric Shugg wields a lightsaber for the first time in VR!

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"Looks interesting - but probably mostly because it's Star Wars. Are there any VR games that ..."

- humbleone see all 7 comments

What Games to Buy in the Steam Summer Sale

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 27, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Steam is known for its price-cutting, and this year’s Summer Sale is no different. But what games should you be looking to pick up? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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"Too many I won't play: Pillars of Eternity Tabletop Simulator Trackmania Turbo DOOM Tom ..."

- iamgoat see all 79 comments

HTC Vive: The Lab - Slingshot Gameplay - Asif gets down to the sweet beats of the Rhythm Core

By Asif Khan, Apr 09, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Asif got down to the sweet beats of the Rhythm Core on Tuesday night's Late Night Army stream.

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"Hit 72 million. Was hoping to hit 100 million, have not found any Easter eggs in there yet :-|"

- dextius see all 3 comments

HTC Vive: The Lab Gameplay - Asif beats Xortex for the first time

By Asif Khan, Apr 09, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Asif beat Xortex for the first time on Tuesday night's Late Night Army stream.

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"I finally figured out what it reminded me of: Gyruss! Also a bit of Tempest and Tac-Scan."

- AxeMan808 see all 11 comments

HTC Vive: Setting up Room-Scale VR

By Asif Khan, Apr 08, 2016 1:45pm PDT

Shacknews coverage of HTC Vive's launch continues with footage of Setting up Room-Scale VR in SteamVR.

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"Buttplugs really give you that "Seat of the Pants" experience in VR, especially in Driving Games! "

- Landrosradick see all 12 comments

HTC Vive: The Lab - Slingshot Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Apr 08, 2016 1:30pm PDT

Shacknews coverage of HTC Vive's launch continues with gameplay footage of The Lab - Slingshot.

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"Smack a core into the blue box containers. It'll add a tracer core to the queue. "

- zolointo see all 8 comments