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
In the Dark Rift update for 'DOTA 2,' Valve introduced new hero Vrogros the Underlord, who has familiar skills for original 'DOTA' players. The update also added a new post-game summary screen and teammate stats to profiles.
Video Games August 24, 2016
Facebook is working with Unity Technologies on a video game platform for the PC. Will it become a worthy rival to Valve's largely unchallenged Steam platform?
Video Games August 19, 2016
Valve believes in fairness in gaming so it’s introducing more restrictions to deter cheaters. However, the measures run the risk of affecting the Steam experience of innocent players too.
Video Games August 6, 2016
Valve and partner HTC have open sourced the room-scale 3D tracking system of the Vive VR headset. Third-party companies and developers interested in using the technology will not be required to pay any licensing fees or royalties.
Gadgets August 5, 2016
'Overwatch' and 'Team Fortress 2' share more than a little of the same DNA, and now, they share even more.
Video Games August 4, 2016
Valve is cracking down on gambling sites using Steam, with a recently-issued cease and desist letter making clear the company means business.
Video Games July 20, 2016
Valve is taking action against illegal trading being carried out through Steam. This move comes after a lawsuit was filed against the company stating that it knew of and profited from third-party gambling sites.
Video Games July 14, 2016
Valve's popular multiplayer shooter looks to be finding inspiration in 'Overwatch.'
Video Games July 6, 2016
Valve's Steam Summer Sale 2016 is now in full swing. However, gamers looking to purchase 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' and send it to a friend as a gift will not be allowed to do so.
Video Games June 24, 2016
The biggest PC gaming sale of the year is now live. It's time for the Steam Summer Sale, and thousands of titles are getting discounts.
Video Games June 23, 2016
Valve has released an update for 'Counter Strike: Global Offensive,' which includes new sounds being added to the game. A new low-ammo sound, however, has sparked controversy among players.
Video Games June 17, 2016
Gamers typically have no idea when Valve's PC gaming sales begin — but thanks to a tweet from PayPal, this year's Steam Summer Sale is a bit different.
Video Games June 16, 2016