Valve News


Valve facing criminal charges over Counter-Strike gambling

By David Craddock, Oct 18, 2016 2:43pm PDT

The Washington State Gambling Commission wants the Steam creator to clarify that the platform adheres to state gambling laws.


"WA's laws on online gambling are horrible. They banned people from doing it well before the feds ..."

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Valve continues to look for wireless VR solution with Nitero investment

By John Keefer, Oct 13, 2016 8:50am PDT

HTC Vive is great, but would be even better without the cumbersome cords.


"People have been placing batteries right next to their balls since the invention of the cell phone. "

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New Samsung TVs will feature Steam Link integration

By Daniel Perez, Oct 13, 2016 7:15am PDT

Valve has teamed up with Samsung to integrate its Steam Link into new TVs, making it easier than ever to stream PC games to your TV.


"Could be cool but all the smart tv implemenations so far have been slow and buggy. My damn Roku ..."

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Steam to expand support for DualShock 4 controllers in next update

By Steve Tyminski, Oct 12, 2016 4:10pm PDT

The update will allow more options for players to give the controller a more 'tailored just for them' feel.


"Sounds good to me. DS4 is my go-to pad for things like Rocket League and Rayman."

- Nehvrook see all 8 comments

Valve showed off a new Vive controller at Steam Dev Days

By David Craddock, Oct 12, 2016 1:19pm PDT

One of the controller's features seems to be the ability for players to open their hands during use.


Report: Valve planning a refresh of Steam interface

By David Craddock, Sep 26, 2016 4:17pm PDT

The developer will touch up Steam's Home page and add a 'Popular Among Friends' section. 


"Yes please let us click a button and filter out all those weeb anime games plz."

- ManiacalMoose see all 71 comments

HTC Vive wireless VR prototype in the works to be shown this fall

By John Keefer, Aug 31, 2016 9:23am PDT

A joint venture between Valve and Quark VR has been ongoing for the last several months.


Fake Half-Life: 3 announcement spotted at Gamescom 2016

By Daniel Perez, Aug 16, 2016 8:20am PDT

At this point, who knows when Half-Life 3 is coming?


"Did you try Vives roomscale? I've had zero motion sickness problems from it - and I used to get ..."

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Valve announces free SteamVR Tracking for 3rd Party hardware makers starting today

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2016 11:02am PDT

By making SteamVR Tracking free, Valve hopes future VR hardware won't suck as much.


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 ..."

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Valve following through on taking legal action against CSGO gambling sites

By David Craddock, Jul 20, 2016 12:45pm PDT

Cease-and-desist letters have been issued to CSGO Lotto and other well-known businesses exploiting loopholes in Steam's marketplace.


"Outside of people buying the cases/keys, Valve wasn't making money off of the gambling. ..."

- DozIR_ see all 7 comments

Valve will take legal action against gambling sites that use Steam

By David Craddock, Jul 13, 2016 1:59pm PDT

The company will send a letter as its opening salvo. If that doesn't work, it will 'pursue the matter as necessary.'


"Such a shit situation. On one hand I like it when the big players (devs/pubs) take on these ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 2 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 ..."

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Steam Summer Sale 2016 kicks off today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 9:38am PDT

This year's Steam Summer Sale is kicking off today. Prepare your wallets!


"Not yet, but I'm gonna grab it. Spell casting is significantly underserved in VR at the moment."

- SqueegyTBS see all 203 comments

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says exclusivity 'isn't a good idea' for VR

By David Craddock, Jun 20, 2016 12:55pm PDT

Newell asserts that Valve will help developers fund VR games even if they decide to publish on another platform.


"Is this what you say when you don't want to support your product, or help developers financially?"

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