Valve Software News


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.


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.


"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.


"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!


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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. 


"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.


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!


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

- zolointo see all 8 comments