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.
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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.
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.
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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.