Valve took down the whole library of Insel Games on Steam after evidence surfaced that the developer's CEO forced employees to leave fake reviews for 'Wild Buster,' its latest title. Publishers planting reviews on their own game violates Steam policies.
Video Games February 15, 2018
Reports confirmed that Jess Cliffe, 'Counter-Strike' cocreator, was apparently arrested just recently. According to sources, he was allegedly charged with sexual exploitation of a child.
Video Games February 3, 2018
Winners of Valve’s Steam Awards 2017 have been revealed and listed as top winners are 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,' 'The Witcher 3,' and 'Cuphead.' The Steam Awards is known for giving out unique titles such as 'Mom’s Spaghetti,' and 'Suspension of Disbelief.'
January 7, 2018
The Steam Winter Sale 2017 is finally upon us, offering discounts of up to 75 percent for titles such as 'Elite Dangerous' and 'Dark Souls III'. The sale is not just all about the games though.
Video Games December 22, 2017
Steam no longer supports Bitcoin, meaning you can't buy games on the platform with the cryptocurrency anymore. Valve says it's because of the 'volatility' and increasing transaction fees of the virtual money.
Video Games December 7, 2017
The 'Portal' franchise returns with 'Bridge Constructor: Portal', which will be released for the PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices on Dec. 20. The new puzzler is not 'Portal 3', but it does bring back the villainous AI GlaDOS.
Video Games December 7, 2017
Valve has launched the Steam Halloween Sale, which will run until Nov. 1. Among the best deals are 50 percent off for 'Friday the 13th: The Game' and 80 percent off for the 'Five Nights at Freddy's' franchise bundle.
Video Games October 26, 2017
Valve has finally released Steam digital gift cards, just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season and the three leaked Steam sales. Here's what the gift cards are all about and how they work.
Video Games October 26, 2017
The dates for the next three Steam sales have been leaked and confirmed. PC gamers can now prepare their wallets for the Steam Halloween Sale, the Steam Autumn Sale, and the Steam Winter Sale.
Video Games October 21, 2017
Review bombing, the act of ganging up on a game by giving it negative reviews, has become a huge problem on Steam. Valve thinks it can fix it by adding review histograms, but how?
Video Games September 20, 2017
Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.
Microsoft August 29, 2017
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' reached a peak player count of nearly 880,000 users, beating 'DOTA 2' and 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' on the Steam platform. Here's why the achievement is a very impressive one.
Video Games August 27, 2017
A bot created by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI dominated against Danil Ishutin, better known as Dendi, in a 1-on-1 'DOTA 2' match at The International. What does this mean for the future of AI?
Computers August 12, 2017
Valve unveiled 'Artifact,' a 'DOTA'-based digital card game, at The International. Attendees, however, were disappointed, as they were expecting the announcement to be for the long-awaited 'Half-life 3.'
Video Games August 10, 2017
'Battle Royale'-inspired shooter 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' breaks the Steam record for the highest peak player count by a non-Valve game. The milestone may not appear to be extremely impressive for some, but it is certainly a big deal for the title.
Video Games August 1, 2017
Valve banned over 40,000 cheating Steam accounts right after the end of this year's Steam Summer Sale. Will the record number of bans scare players away from using cheats while playing games on Steam?
Video Games July 11, 2017
The Steam Direct fee has been announced, and publishers will have to pay a '$100 recoupable publishing fee per game' through the program. Valve is also looking into improvements for the Store algorithm and Steam Curator system.
Video Games June 2, 2017
Valve is moving forward with its goal of purging Steam of fake games through a change on the Steam Trading Cards system. Shady developers abused the trading cards to make a quick buck out of their fake games.
Video Games May 17, 2017
Valve is bringing heavy overhauls to its gaming marketplace and platform Steam to fix issues surrounding discoverability. One of these changes is Steam Explorers, in which people can sign up and help surface lesser-known games into the fore.
Video Games April 5, 2017
Players of 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' may have already seen lobbies being flooded by chat bots with walls of text. The hacker who launched the attack claims that it is meant to attract the attention of Valve.
Video Games February 20, 2017
Like in many other online games, 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' is filled with cheating players. Valve has turned to artificial intelligence to help address the problem, and early results are said to be promising.
Video Games February 19, 2017
Valve has finally fixed a bug that has been in 'Team Fortress 2' for 10 years. The bug has made countless shots in the game miss, when they should have hit the target.
Video Games February 17, 2017
A leaked image allegedly hints that Valve is working on 'Half-Life 3.' However, Valve President and cofounder Gabe Newell again doused the 'Half-Life 3 confirmed' rumors, stating that employees regularly troll hopeful gamers.
Video Games February 15, 2017
Valve has previously released games for consoles, such as the two installments of 'Left 4 Dead' and 'Counter-Strike: GO.' However, Valve is currently not interested in making more console titles, and president Gabe Newell explained why.
Video Games February 12, 2017
Valve has confirmed that it’s currently developing three virtual reality titles, although laconic when pressed what these games might be. However, Gabe Newell has confirmed that none will be based around 'Half-Life' or 'Team Fortress.'
Video Games February 11, 2017
Steam has officially yanked the life support of its Greenlight system, a community-decided program for helping developers bring their games onto the platform. It will be replaced with Steam Direct, which employs a more straightforward process.
Video Games February 10, 2017
Valve has announced that it is working on more SteamVR headsets. It is developing more headsets that operate on Steam's VR tracking 'Lighthouse' technology.
Wearable Tech January 24, 2017
A Valve insider revealed that 'Half-Life 3' and 'Half-Life 2: Episode Three' will likely never happen. If you have been waiting for Valve to release these games, it might be time to give up on that dream.
Video Games January 13, 2017
The latest Steam Client Beta Update enables the interface of the Steam Controller to work with Xbox controllers. The move is leading toward a future wherein gamers can use any controller for all Steam games.
Video Games January 7, 2017
Valve has now released the winners of the first-ever Steam awards, with a mix of beloved favorites and bestsellers netting their due recognition. Take a look at all the winners.
Video Games January 2, 2017
Capping the year off, Valve has now released the top 100 most downloaded games on Steam, all of which are still being offered at a discount. Those who still haven't taken advantage of Steam's Winter sale could do so now.
Video Games January 1, 2017
An Australian court has fined Valve about $2.1 million for its shoddy, if not nonexistent, refund policies from 2011 to 2014. The ruling follows Valve's legal battle defeat against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in March.
Business Tech December 23, 2016
The Steam Awards is an inaugural event that includes unconventional and delightfully strange categories. Steam has whittled down around 15 million nominees submitted by its users to a handful of finalists.
Video Games December 22, 2016
A massive update for 'Dota 2' is now live on Valve’s Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Included in the update is a new hero, new pregame phases, a reworked interface and the introduction of the Hero Talent Tree.
Video Games December 11, 2016
Original developer Turtle Rock Studios has released the final unfinished campaign for 'Left 4 Dead.' The campaign, while coming with issues, is completely playable and can be downloaded and installed for free.
Video Games November 7, 2016
Steam's looming Discovery Update 2.0 will enforce a no-concept-art rule to prevent misleading game promotion. This new policy was reportedly distributed to developers and will take effect in the middle of November.
Video Games November 2, 2016
The Steam Halloween sale is now under way and will run until Nov. 1. The event includes a list of major releases and popular titles that are being offered for as much as 90 percent discount.
Video Games October 29, 2016
At a conference, Valve unveiled prototypes of new SteamVR controllers that allow users to grab, grip and let go of objects within virtual reality. The device will look to challenge the Oculus Touch controllers for the Oculus Rift.
Gadgets October 13, 2016
Valve announced a set of VR controllers for the HTC Vive that could allow greater flexibility of movement in virtual space during its annual Steam Dev Days conference.
Gadgets October 12, 2016
Valve has finally reintroduced graffiti to 'Counter-Strike,' but this reunion has been one that many long-time players would rather do without.
Video Games October 7, 2016
Jamie Soar, a legally blind man from England, says that the HTC Vive VR Headset helped him see clearly for the first time. Soar suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, which causes retina cells to break down.
Gadgets October 3, 2016
Valve pulls all of Digital Homicides' games off Steam after the game developer/publisher sued 100 anonymous Steam users. Digital Homicide responds and is currently seeking legal representation for what can possibly be a lawsuit against Valve.
Business Tech September 18, 2016
Valve is putting up a fight against review scammers on Steam. However, the legit small developers are the ones who are taking the brunt of the impact.
Video Games September 13, 2016
Come this fall, Quark VR and Valve may have a solution to one of the HTC Vive's greatest problems: the wire. The two have been working together for the past few months in order to make the headset wireless.
Video Games September 1, 2016
The many refund requests seem to be taking a toll on retails. Valve recently updated the 'No Man's Sky' Steam page to reflect the rules and that no one is exempt from it.
Video Games August 30, 2016