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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 ..."

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Valve's Gabe Newell on the possibility of more Half-Life and/or Portal content: 'Yep'

By David Craddock, Jan 17, 2017 4:19pm PST

While not a confirmation, Newell teasing a chance of more content is the first morsel of possibility that fans have tasted in years. 

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"Pretty sure this is a complete nonstory and the hype surrounding an extremely vague answer to a ..."

- duncandun see all 25 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

Reddit Hosts Gabe Newell AMA Tomorrow

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 16, 2017 1:05pm PST

The Gabe giveth and the Gabe taketh away.

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"Valve doesn't make games anymore. They just buy other developers and their IP and print money or ..."

- Madwacker see all 20 comments