Valve has given Steam users access to more game review data to combat review bombing. Every game on Steam is now equipped with a histogram that shows how it has been reviewed over its lifetime.
Having worked on Half-Life 2, the Portal and Left 4 Dead games, as well as CS:GO at Valve, Faliszek joins the London-based studio for a "PC action co-op game" with a different narrative approach.
Spanning nearly two decades, one franchise has stood the test of time, and that is Half-Life, which has remained one of PC gaming's best franchises and has molded the platform into what it is today.
Followed by the release of Start10 on Steam back in May, Stardock has also announced Multiplicity for the gaming platform. The software allows you to control two PCs with one mouse and keyboard.
Steam's latest monthly report indicates that the Windows 10 user base on the gaming platform is stagnating while Microsoft's relatively older OS, Windows 7, is continuing to climb upwards.
For those looking to activate a new product code on Steam, Valve is now adding the ability to do this through the Steam website, instead of requiring the use of its desktop client.
With Dota 2 holding the crown as the most popular game on Steam for many years now, it would seem that the battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could take away this coveted crown.
In a surprising turn of events, the lead writer of many previous Half-Life games, Marc Laidlaw, has revealed what looks to be the storyline of the unreleased Half Life 2: Episode 3.
During Valve's yearly Dota 2 tournament, a bot created by Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI, has managed to defeat some of the game's best players, after just two weeks of real-time learning.
Valve announced at The International 2017 tournament that two brand new heroes are heading to the free-to-play MOBA, Dota 2. An update titled 'The Dueling Fates' will bring the heroes at a later date.
In a surprise announcement, Valve revealed a brand new game during the Dota 2 tournament, The International, today. The new game is a spin-off card game based on Dota 2 named Artifact.
Valve has implemented some changes to the Steam group system, where it is hoping to cut down the amount of group invite spam that is being sent by automated bots to random Steam users.
Valve's monthly hardware report regarding the Steam user base for July 2017 is now live. It shows a slight decline in the usage of the 64-bit version of Windows 10, and growth for Windows 7.
Dota 2 has received two new features intended to improve the new player experience. The game will now restrict the hero pool of new players and only match them against players with good behavior.
Valve's Dota 2 merchandise store, the Secret Shop, has temporarily been shut down to remedy issues regarding abnormally high shipping costs for regions outside the US. Refunds for purchases available.
During an interview, retired lead writer Mark Laidlaw gave some opinions on the possibility of a sequel, or at least a conclusion to the Half-Life 2 series, but his comments might disappoint fans.
Although it doesn't confirm the mythical third installment in the series, the latest update to the game fixed numerous crashes and bugs and might contain a hidden message for fans of the series.
After announcing their partnership in October of last year, Valve and Samsung have announced that you will be able to stream your Steam library straight to your Smart TV with the Steam app.
During the Indigo 2017 conference in the Netherlands, Valve, the desktop gaming leader, announced a much needed new UI refresh for their rather ancient desktop applications, amongst other things.
The Half-Life: A Place in the West comic book series is set to receive its third chapter later this month. The officially licensed series follows a new storyline set in the Half-Life universe.
The path to The International will include more third-party tournaments, with Valve contributing half of the total prize pool money. A points system will make the process more transparent.
It appears that Windows 10 user base on Steam is on the rise again, with the operating system registering an all-time high of 51.23%. Windows 7 faced a decline while Windows grew in user base overall.
As with last year, PayPal has prematurely confirmed the start date for Steam's popular extravaganza of deals and discounts called the Summer Sale. It starts this Thursday on June 22.
The highly anticipated co-op campaign for DOTA 2 is now available for all Battle Pass owners. Titled, Siltbreaker: Act I, the campaign has four players taking on 'Rhyzik the Corruptor'.
Joining the stream of writers leaving Valve, Jay Pinkerton is the newest writer to exit the Half-Life developer. His previous work included Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2's 'Meet the...' series.
Valve has announced an update to its SteamVR Tracking technology, improving its base stations. SteamVR Tracking 2.0 supports more than two base stations and promises to be cheaper, quieter and more.
Valve has announced that its Steam Direct service will require developers to pay a $100 recoupable fee. The news will be good for indie developers who don't have a lot of cash to spend.
The latest Steam hardware reports indicate that Windows 10 has lost some user base and has fallen to 50.01%. On the other hand, Windows 7 has continued its uphill climb as a close second.
Some members from Squad, the development team behind the popular space flight simulation game, Kerbal Space Program, have joined Valve around six months ago, the company has confirmed.
According to a rumor, the dates for Steam's Summer Sale have been leaked. The promotion starts around the same period of time last year. Expect massive discounts on thousands of games.
Stardock has announced that Start10 is now available through Steam. The easy-to-use program returns the Windows 10 start menu to a more familiar look and feel to that of Windows 7.
Valve announced The International 2017's Battle Pass today, and it includes a co-op campaign as a first for DOTA 2. It also arrives with plenty of cosmetic items and even a new terrain.
A score of new changes have arrived for the Steam gifting system, including a direct exchange system replacing the previous use of inventories, as well as the removal of 'gift to email' option.
A number of new improvements have been made to Steam's customer support, with Valve detailing them in a new blog post. Steam reportedly receives an average of 75,000 support requests daily.
Chet Faliszek, a prominent writer that worked on Half-Life 2, Portal series and a variety of other Valve games, has reportedly left the company. His recent work involved pushing Valve's VR platform.
The latest Steam hardware survey indicates that the Windows 10 user base on the gaming platform has remained more or less stagnant, compared to the statistics from the previous month.
In an effort to crack down on smurf accounts, Valve is enforcing a new requirement for Ranked Matchmaking. Accounts without a linked phone number will soon be restricted from using this system.
After facing a decline for two consecutive months, Windows 10's user base on Steam has struck back, reaching an all-time high of 51.2%, ahead of the release of the Creators Update later this month.
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.