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iBuyPower shows off Steam Machine prototype

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 25, 2013 6:00pm PST

One of the first hardware partners to announce an official Steam Machine is iBuyPower.


"Appending my statement above, Steam Machines are for people who want to go buy a box to play ..."

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TF2 update brings new short and two MvM maps

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 22, 2013 6:30am PST

Valve has released a new Team Fortress 2 animated short! Oh, and a big update for the free-to-play FPS too, I guess. That's what the video is about, really. The patch focuses on TF2's co-op Mann vs. Machine mode, bringing two new urban maps and shiny new weapon upgrades, but...


Valve has 'figured out' affordable VR with prototype

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 19, 2013 2:50pm PST

Valve has "figured out what affordable Virtual Reality (VR) hardware will be capable of within a couple of years." And they will show what their vision of the future is at an upcoming developer-only event.


"I've heard rumors that their prototype is a ridiculously expensive piece of hardware meant to ..."

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The Stanley Parable narrator coming to Dota 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2013 4:30pm PST

Dota 2 will soon receive another downloadable announcer, the droll British narrator from The Stanley Parable.


"This seems pretty cool. I got sick of the Portal one and switched back to Bastion"

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Dota 2 patch brings new heroes, coaching, crafting, and Diretide

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2013 6:00am PST

Valve said it had a "huge" Dota 2 update and gosh golly, it certainly does. Today will bring something for Doters of all skill levels, from coaching tools for newbies to two extra heroes for veterans in search of something new. And as everyone likes hats, crafting is in too.


"Of course. But if anyone here was that whiny I think they'd be put in their place."

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Dota 2 Diretide coming soon after Valve admits it 'underestimated' demand

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2013 7:30am PST

Halloween last year saw Dota 2 heroes out collecting (and stealing) candy, but this year they were stuck with plain old boring murder for macabre entertainment. The Diretide event, it seemed, was not returning. An uncharacteristically candid Valve has explained that it had h...


Why Valve abandoned biometric feedback with its Steam Controller

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 04, 2013 11:45am PST

Valve had been experimenting with biometric controllers. However, its Steam Controller is missing any biometric functionality. What happened?


"They didn't. Valve fired Jeri Ellsworth and her augmented reality team. Mike Ambinder was the ..."

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Valve confirms: no exclusive games for SteamOS

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 04, 2013 10:45am PST

Valve's Greg Comer confirmed: "you won't see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us. We're not going to be doing that kind of thing."


"valve, the company that actually follows, "don't be evil" until they give our gaming ..."

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Team Fortress 2 Halloween update adds new map, magic

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2013 3:15pm PDT

Team Fortress 2's fifth annual "Scream Fortress" Halloween event is now live, featuring a new Payload Race map called Helltower, spellbooks, and The Witching Hour.


Steam controller shown in action

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Valve has released the first in what it plans to be a series of videos showcasing the prototype Steam controller working with different kinds of games.


"Yeah, gamepads suck for shooters - heck, even when you "learn" how to use them they're still far ..."

- wytefang see all 10 comments

Portal 2 characters appearing in Toon Hero app

By Steve Watts, Oct 09, 2013 1:45pm PDT

Valve has announced a deal with app-maker Trigger Happy, to put assets and characters from Portal 2 into the cartoon creation app "Toon Hero."


Steam Machines prototype specs revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Described as "something special," Valve's initial Steam Machines prototype is a "high-end, high-performance box" built from off-the-shelf PC parts. Valve says that anyone can go and build exactly the same machine, minus the custom enclosure.


"ikr... turns out I've had one for years... So I guess the news here is... uhm... there's a ..."

- gerbopel see all 38 comments

Steam Greenlight adds 31 more titles

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Steam Greenlight has released the latest batch of 31 titles, including Race the Sun, Age of Wushu, and Nihilumbra.


"Why isn't Risk of Rain getting Greenlit? Come on Steam, get it together!"

- notdeadyeti see all 8 comments

Half-Life 3 trademarked

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Valve remembers the number 3, for once.


"It's not April, so I'm convinced that mr Yoon just pulled the biggest troll on the internet"

- squeakychimp see all 42 comments

Valve controller gets hands-on impressions from devs

By Steve Watts, Sep 30, 2013 7:45am PDT

A handful of developers have been allowed to try out the Valve controller that debuted last week, and have shared their impressions of the mappable interface and ease-of-use for new games.


"So I guess you just ignored the guys who said it really made a good mouse replacement."

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