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.
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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.
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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
Dell has announced the official launch of its new Steam Machine in the UK, priced from £449. The device promises to "extend a traditional PC gaming environment into a console-like experience".
Dell will be releasing Steam Machine on November 10th, and they sent Neowin a unit to review ahead of the launch. Until then, enjoy some quick impressions and photos of the box.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is working to make it easier for developers to build virtual reality games and apps by baking the functionality into the OS and standardizing the input methods.
The HTC Vive VR headset built-in collaboration with Valve is now being shipped to randomly selected developers out of those who had registered for the development kits.
Valve is now allowing developers to ban players from their Steam games if they cheat or misbehave within a game. It's difficult to predict what kind of impact this will have on the service.
Valve programmer Jeep Barnett says that a lot of game franchises are being tested with the company's new headset developed in collaboration with HTC, one of these includes Half Life.
HTC has finally revealed the VR headset they had been working on with Valve; called HTC Vive, it promises to offer a "full room-scale" experience, and developers will get to play with it at GDC 2015.
Half-Life 3D confirmed? Not quite, but the company behind Steam is ready to unveil its VR project that its been working on for the past few years. We'll also see new controllers and devices.
To make Valentine's Day a day to be remembered even among (single) gamers, Steam is conducting a massive 'Co-Op Sale' allowing people to save money on select multi-player games up to 85% off.
Steam's broadcasting service is now available for everyone and despite its beta tag it is more polished than it was just a month ago. You can now watch your friends' or strangers' gameplays.
Valve is expected to make an announcement soon; while most of you will hope for 'Half-life 3', unfortunately it is not that. Instead, the company might finally unveil the Steam Controller
Controversial mass murdering game, 'Hatred' was removed from Steam Greenlight yesterday which sparked a lot of discussion. The game has now returned to Greenlight thanks to Gabe Newell.
A controversial game with a dark theme has been removed from Steam Greenlight campaign only after a couple of hours. The reason? Motiveless violence is all that has to be done in the game.
Evidence has been found in the latest beta release of Steam, suggesting that Valve is planning to introduce support for movies, TV shows, plugins and music in a future update to its gaming platform.
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