Holding true to its word, Valve has unleashed the first developer release of SteamVR for Linux with limited support for Nvidia and AMD graphics hardware in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR headset.
From lambda icons in unexpected places, to wearing Half-Life 3 T-shirts at gaming conventions, it seems that some Valve staff enjoy fuelling speculation surrounding the much-rumored game.
Valve has announced that this spring it will replace its Greenlight submission system with Steam Direct. The move will do away with voting and just move to a fee-only based submission system.
Valve has announced that it is currently working on three VR titles, which aren't demos or smaller projects but "full games". Fans may be disappointed to know that no mention of Half-Life 3 was made.
Latest data from Steam indicates that Windows 10 user base has dipped below 50% again. With growing usage of Windows 7 and XP, the report holds some concern for Microsoft.
With 2016 having passed into history, Valve will shortly conclude its Steam Winter Sale for another year with thousands of deals, including notable best sellers, ending in a matter of hours.
Despite being tight-lipped in the past, Valve has published a list of its best sellers for last year as it wraps up its Winter Sale, with some inclusions having attracted negative publicity.
Valve's Steam is set to launch its last big sale of the year today, with previous sales discounting over 14,000 games. Gamers are also invited to vote for their favourite titles in the Steam Awards.
The latest Steam hardware survey indicates that Windows 10 is now being used by 49.60% of all Steam gamers, a slight increase from the 49.33% that was reported last month.
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has been investigating, Valve and Hello Games for two months relating to No Man's Sky marketing. The regulator has now concluded everyone's innocent.
Having been found guilty of breaching Australian Consumer Law, Valve now awaits judgment regarding its fine, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission seeking a penalty of AU$3 million.
Valve has confirmed that it's "actively working" on SteamVR support for Linux and Apple's macOS, and says it hopes to offer its first beta for those platforms "in the next few months".
Alienware's general manager says companies like his saw the appeal of Valve's Steam Machines because Microsoft "really stepped away from gamers" with Windows 8, but that's all changed with Windows 10.
Facebook has opened up its gaming portal, Gameroom, to everyone. The service relies on a desktop app that lets users access web, mobile, and native games without the hassle of going on Facebook.
After last month's apparent hiccup, Windows 10 is once again starting to gain market share on Steam, and is now being utilized by 49.33% of all users on Valve's gaming platform.
Valve has sent a formal letter to the Washington state Gambling Commission, explaining that the company did not engage in gambling. It also asked to see which specific law it was accused of breaking.
Valve has announced that an update to its Controller API will enable native support for PS4 controllers in games on Steam, once implemented by game developers. More controllers will be supported too.
The latest Steam hardware and software statistics report indicates that Windows 10 has showed a slight decline for the first time since launch. It now accounts for 48.90% of the Steam userbase.
JJ Abrams has assured fans that his new movies based on 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' are "still very much in development", and that he's hoping for "a Portal announcement fairly soon".
Valve has taken the next step for its hardware offerings. as it has quietly introduced accessories for its Steam controller. Included are skins, cases, and a few pieces of custom hardware.
Valve is holding a Dev Days event next month from October 12-13. The event will see several talks held at the Washington State Convention Center. Interestingly, there is no mention of Steam Machines.
According to the latest hardware statistics report released by Valve, Windows 10 is being used by 48.95% of Steam gamers in the world. Usage for all other iterations of the OS has declined.
No Man's Sky is a very popular gaming title that recently came out. But there's a growing backlash against the game thanks to technical issues and too much hype, leading users to demand refunds.
A large and mysterious "Half-Life: 3" poster has been spotted at Gamescom in Germany, featured alongside several other popular games. However, all is not what it appears to be.
An Intel researcher has unwittingly revealed that the company has been working on an accessory for the HTC Vive VR headset. Intel's device features 6 cameras and can be attached directly to the Vive.
Valve has released the latest stats for hardware and software usage, indicating that Windows 10 usage continues to rise, now commanding a user base of 46.52% as Windows 7 continues to decline.
In response to a potential class action lawsuit, Valve has issued cease and desist letters to 23 websites in an attempt to eliminate unauthorized gambling of in-game items.
The latest statistics release by Valve reveal that 95.50% of all Steam gamers are using Windows on their machines, and 44.96% of these users are utilizing the 64-bit version of Windows 10.
Chances are that your wallet hasn't survived your adventures in the Steam Summer Sale wonderland - but in the event that it did, use our roundup of the best bargains to finish it off.
According to a piece of code found at GitHub, Valve might finally be developing a Steam Authenticator app for Windows devices. However, there has been no official statement from the company itself.
A credible leak seems to have disclosed the start and end dates for 2016's Steam Summer Sale. During the event, users can purchase big-name titles and popular games with significant discounts.
Steam has updated its review system to better expose recent user reviews, among other minor changes. Games which have been on Steam for more than 45 days will be able to make use of the new feature.
Valve has updated its anti-cheating policy and introduced a ban based on phone number of the player found cheating, which means any account linked with that number will also be banned from the game.
BitPay has announced that it has partnered with Valve to bring bitcoin payments to the gaming platform. Bitcoin payments are already live for some users but Valve is yet to make an announcement.
Steam is best known as a gaming platform, but Valve is expanding its entertainment line-up through a partnership with Lionsgate, offering over 100 movies for rental, including some major franchises.
JJ Abrams - co-creator of 'Lost' and director of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - says that his 'Half-Life' and 'Portal' movies are in development, and writers are now "working on both those stories".
A week before the HTC Vive virtual reality headset pre-order opens, device partner Valve have released a Portal-themed performance diagnostic test on Steam.
The HTC Vive VR headset, developed in partnership with Valve, will finally be available for purchase starting this coming February. The first devices are expected to ship in April.
Valve has officially confirmed that Steam was successfully taken offline this holiday, due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This lead to the caching errors that displayed personal data.
It's no secret, Steam has had a tough winter. Even after Steam's recent failing to protect customer privacy, the service continues to face intermittent issues across its platform.
To celebrate the launch of the Steam Machine, we're giving away a Steam code for every game Valve has ever made, or will ever produce... including Half-Life 3 - if it's ever released in the future!
The HTC Vive virtual-reality headset, produced in collaboration with Valve, has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission and is listed on the firm's online database.
Online gaming service Steam went down earlier today, following threats from a hacking collective known as SkidNP. Gamers fear a DDoS attack is behind the outage as more people begin to report issues.
After a long year, Steam has finally started its holiday sale. The sale will occur over the next few weeks and should offer some of the best deals on PC games during the holiday season.
While hacking group Phantom Squad says that it plans to knock Xbox Live and PSN offline over Christmas, rival group 'SkidNP' says it "will be attacking Steam and Minecraft servers".
Valve has created one of the largest automated assembly lines in the United States, in order to keep up with consumer demands for its recently released 'Steam Controller'.
HTC's Vive VR headset will finally be available in April of next year. But we might get a chance to learn more before then as the company is holding a big event later this month.
It has been quite some time since we have seen anything new from the world of Half-Life, but it looks like new screenshots have emerged from Episode 4, that have never seen the light of day.
According a series of benchmarks comparing the performance of numerous multi-platform games on Valve's new SteamOS and Windows 10, Valve's new product might have its work cut out.
Alienware sent us a pre-release Steam Machine to start running through the paces ahead of the release date. After using it for the past two weeks, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of the device