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Valve Combats Review Bombing by Adding Charts to Steam Reviews

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2017 3:05pm PDT

It won't prevent the practice of review bombing, but those are some nice-looking charts, right?

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"That would require Valve to index and interpret a vast amount of news data."

- singlespace see all 15 comments

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

Locked Out: Was SickBrick Stolen From Its Creator?

By David Craddock, Jul 11, 2017 5:05pm PDT

After years of friendship and collaboration, Mladen Bosnjak awoke one morning to find that his partner had locked him out of profits and sales stats for his own game.

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"Crazy stuff I feel for the guy :( , cool article David, thanks for the write up."

- valcan_s see all 14 comments

DOTA 2 is Getting a Story-Based Co-Op Campaign

By Donovan Erskine, May 05, 2017 8:50am PDT

You got story in my MOBA! You got MOBA in my story!

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"I've been saying this for a while, a Dota ARPG with a full campaign would be awesome. they ..."

- Izakhar see all 4 comments

Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2017 9:15am PDT

The writer behind games like Portal and Half-Life 2 amicably splits from the company.

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"right. valve would get a cut of the proceeds. standard leasing of IP stuff, since they would ..."

- Downforce see all 10 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

Steam Hoping to Revise Curation with 'Explorers'

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Valve has ambitious plans to better cull what it calls 'fake games' from its service, and it starts with users.

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"So how many more revisions before steam finally realizes they should just spend the money and ..."

- Zollington see all 13 comments

Valve Eliminates Class and Fee Needed to Use SteamVR Tracking

By John Keefer, Feb 22, 2017 9:45am PST

That's $3,000 developers can now keep for other aspects of their games.

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"Three new games. That just blows my mind. I hope we see more of this hardware ecosystem ..."

- dextius see all 2 comments

Portal 2 Writer Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve

By David Craddock, Feb 17, 2017 1:45pm PST

Wolpaw was a driving force in writing the story and dialogue for Portal 2.

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"I'm kind of ok with that. It didn't feel like he was doing a whole lot at Valve after Portal 2 ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 9 comments

Team Fortress 2 Bug Squashed After Hiding In Plain Sight For 10 Years

By John Keefer, Feb 15, 2017 11:05am PST

The devs fix a character model hitbox issue after it was reported a few weeks ago by a mod developer.

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Steam to End Greenlight for New Steam Direct Program

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 10, 2017 10:40am PST

Steam will be dismantling Greenlight and streamline distribution of new titles with Steam Direct.

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"Doesn't surprise me in the least. The system was very prone to be manipulated by youtube/social ..."

- TheEmissary see all 8 comments

Gabe Newell Opens Up (a Little) on Valve's VR Plans

By John Keefer, Feb 10, 2017 8:30am PST

He also talked about the future of virtual reality and what the company is doing to push it forward.

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"Wracking my brain, but I don't believe Valve has done that on too many things on the hardware ..."

- Wombat Woo see all 12 comments

Dota 2 7.02 Patch Notes Reveal Changes to Lina, Doom and others

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 9:35am PST

The balance tweaks go along with numerous general changes to the game as well.

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"yeah at least 2-3 meta shifts a year. people get tired of same stale meta. but it's a lot easier ..."

- antisocialjacobuu see all 3 comments

Steam geoblocking under investigation by European Commission

By John Keefer, Feb 03, 2017 7:37am PST

Pricing between countries could become more uniform if Valve is found in violation of EU rules.

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Gabe Newell says Valve is 'designing our own VR games' internally

By David Craddock, Jan 17, 2017 4:37pm PST

Newell wants to broaden 'the range of options' at Valve's disposal for creating different types of experiences.

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"right, I get what you mean, but they have focused on those 2 properties to their own identity ..."

- Downforce see all 62 comments