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Steam Summer Sale 2015 starts at 1pm ET / 10am PT today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 11, 2015 7:30am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale is kicking off later today. We hope your wallet is in tip-top shape because we're sure it'll be a hot one.


"I miss gaben Jesus shops. I really enjoyed them and wish they were still being made"

- vitek r see all 14 comments

E3 2015: Games with the Most to Prove

By Steven Wong, Jun 09, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Every game featured at E3 needs to leave a lasting impression, but some games have more on the line than others. Here are the games and platforms that have the most to prove at this year's Expo.


"I still don't get the hate for this game -- during my playthrough, it's occurred to me many ..."

- rms see all 8 comments

Team Fortress 2 update enters the Dungeon of the Endless

By Tad Huempfner, Jun 08, 2015 2:15pm PDT

The Team Fortress 2 update includes four new playable characters and five items to equip.


"Cool I guess? I think I'm having mixed feelings about this. Don't really think I want Team ..."

- rtricoche see all 7 comments

Steam refund policy already being abused by PC gamers, according to devs

By Daniel Perez, Jun 08, 2015 6:55am PDT

It hasn't even been a week, and already developers are reporting PC gamers are abusing Steam's new refund policy.


"There are limitations on the refund process such as it has to be within a specific timeframe of ..."

- TheEmissary see all 38 comments

Steam Controller overview video highlights ease of use and dual-stage triggers

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 11:40am PDT

Valve has released a new video detailing all of the different features its Steam Controller has, which includes 1:1 position and dual-stage triggers.


"Going to have to give that a try. Excellent video, thanks. "

- guitarsandbikes see all 11 comments

Alienware Steam Machine launching in November 2015; based on Alpha infrastructure

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 7:00am PDT

Alienware has announced its Steam Machine, which is based on its Alpha infastructure, will be launching later this year.


"Proprietary PC, barely equal to a console but costs more! What'll they think of next?!?"

- Freon see all 4 comments

Team Fortress 2 introduces Maps Workshop beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 03, 2015 3:35pm PDT

Custom creation has been a major part of Team Fortress 2 for several years and now Valve is making it easier to upload and explore custom maps with the new Maps Workshop beta.


Ubisoft is developing VR games for 2016 release

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 6:35am PDT

The world of VR gaming is about to get a major supporter as Ubisoft has announced they are currently developing a number of titles for release in 2016.


Opinion: The Key to Making Paid Mods Work

By Nathaniel Hohl, May 11, 2015 8:00am PDT

Steam's first attempt at introducing a paid mod system was short-lived, but perhaps there is a way to make it work. We make suggestions for how make everyone happy.


"I made a Mod pack for Stalker out of like 4 people's individual small mods (with permission and ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 31 comments

Black Mesa re-imagines Half-Life with Valve's Source today

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2015 9:15am PDT

The team at Crowbar Collective have released their re-imagining of the original Half-Life using Valve's Source, called Black Mesa, on Steam Early Access today.


"I bought it. I'm a huge Half-Life fan and these guys deserve a show of appreciation from the ..."

- Madwacker see all 7 comments

Valve gives game developers power to issue Steam bans

By Daniel Perez, Apr 30, 2015 7:55am PDT

Steam bans can now be requested by a particular game developer for Valve to enforce.


"It's multiplayer only. From the Steam faq on game bans: /It cannot prevent the user from ..."

- yukichigai see all 54 comments

Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels hits today, Valve Pinball teased for later

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 2:45pm PDT

Zen Studios released the latest Star Wars pinball table today with Star Wars Rebels arriving on PlayStation. However, the studio also has an enticing tease up for its next set of tables.


"HAHAHA I will die laughing if HL3 ends up being only a pinball game. An awesome pinball game. ..."

- daggot see all 2 comments

Fixing Valve's paid mod idea - Chatty weighs in

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 11:00am PDT

Valve issued a reversal to its idea to introduce paid mods yesterday. The idea has been a hot topic in the Shacknews Chatty community and, today, we're taking a look at some of their best ideas to help Valve refine the program into something workable for all parties.


"I honestly can't see a game like Skyrim using paid mods on a large scale as the number of mods ..."

- Hemtroll see all 7 comments

Valve removes paid mods from Skyrim

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 27, 2015 5:19pm PDT

Valve has done an about-face and has removed paid mods from Skyrim, essentially pausing the plans they revealed late last week.


"Swallowing pride has nothing to do with it. They made a business decision to enact it in the ..."

- birdcool see all 15 comments

Paid Skyrim Mod Removed Because of Controversy

By Steven Wong, Apr 24, 2015 8:25am PDT

A premium mod of Skyrim has been removed from listing due to concerns, starting what could be a long line of potential issues stemming from Steam's paid mod program. 


"Yes they can. That's one thing I really like about the Kerbal Space Programming modding ..."

- OverloadUT see all 10 comments