Helldivers 2 continues to gain more and more online players, but on Saturday evening, developer Arrowhead announced it put a temporary cap on concurrent players "to further improve server stability."
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Arrowhead's third-person sci-fi shooter Helldivers 2 continued to add more and more gamers on Steam this weekend, with 155,926 concurrent players of this PlayStation Studios game on PC.
Helldivers 2, the sci-fi third-person shooter from developer Arrowhead, has quickly become the most popular PC game published by Sony's PlayStation Studios on Valve's Steam service.
As part of Valve's Steam Next Fest, Blackbird Interactive has released a free demo of the upcoming Homeworld 3, letting players check out the roguelike War Games mode from now until February 12.
The first Steam Next Fest of 2024 has kicked off, offering gameplay slices of hundreds of upcoming games primarily from indie developers. This latest edition of the event lasts for seven days.
Valve has announced some of the details for the latest version of its Steam Next Fest event, which begins Feb. 5 and will feature hundreds of demos for upcoming PC games for the next seven days.
Windows 11 continues to grow among gamers. The latest report from Valve shows that the operating system is now installed on over 44% of all Windows computers running games from Steam.
The open-world survival game Palworld has reached another milestone, hitting over 1.86 million concurrent players on Steam to become the second-most-played game in Steam's history.
The open-world survival game Palworld continues to gain players, with over 3 million copies sold in its first 40 hours. It has also hit the over 1 million concurrent players mark on Steam.
Palworld, the open-world survival game from Japanese developer Pocket Pair, launched on both Steam and Xbox in early access, and the game is experiencing server issues due to so many players.
Ayaneo has now changed its tune on its new portable gaming console getting SteamOS. It now admits it will not have Valve's operating system but an unofficial third-party fork of that OS.
Ayaneo, a company that has already made a number of portable gaming PCs with Windows, has announced the Ayaneo Next Lite, which will use Valves SteamOS like its own Steam Deck gaming PC.
Baldur's Gate 3 was voted Game of the Year by Steam players as part of the 2023 Steam Awards, while Starfield won for Most Innovative Gameplay and Sifu won for Best Game You Suck At.
Valve has released the December 2023 Hardware & Software Survey results, showing a slight decrease in Windows 11's market share. In total, less than 42% of all Steam users run Windows 11.
Customers sticking to the good-old (and dead) Windows 7 now have one more reason to ditch the operating system: as of January 1, 2024, Steam no longer supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
Valve has posted its Steam Best of 2023 lists, letting people see which titles on the PC digital store made the most money overall, along with lists for new games, early access titles, and VR games.
The final Steam sale of 2023 is here, discounting almost everything on the PC games store. The Steam Winter Sale will be active for the next two weeks right alongside the latest Steam Awards.
Steam users can now opt into a new beta to try out Valve's new cart and privacy features. With it, Steam games can be purchased and played without them showing up in the history or library.
Steam's annual Year in Review gives gamers a personalized retrospective of their gameplay stats from the past year, including total hours played, games launched, achievements unlocked, and more.
Another massive ban wave has hit DOTA 2 players using smurf accounts to abuse matchmaking. Valve says not even professional players are exempt from punishments for smurfing and toxic behavior.
Valve has released the latest results of its monthly Hardware & Software Survey. It revealed a notable increase in Windows 11 users and the same decrease in those still playing games on Windows 10.
Valve has announced it has added support for its Steam Link program for the Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro VR headsets. This adds support for playing Steam VR games on those Meta Quest products.
Valve has announced the upcoming end of support of Stem on older macOS versions, namely High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave (10.14). Those two are the final macOS releases with 32-bit application support.
Valve updated its long-running Counter-Strike 1.6 game with a new patch earlier this week. However, that patch also put in code for a very early prototype of its zombie shooter Left 4 Dead.
The 2023 Steam Autumn Sale has officially begun. PC gamers can now check out discounts for thousands of games, DLC, and more for the next seven days. The Steam Awards nominations have also started.
Sony's DualShock and DualSense controllers have received official support on Steam. Just like for Xbox controllers, PlayStation controller players can now see what games have partial or full support.
25 years ago today, a small developer named Valve Software released its debut game, Half-Life. The first-person shooter turned out to be a milestone point in the PC gaming industry.
Valve is celebrating Half-Life turning 25 with a major update to the classic title. Widescreen support, updated graphics settings, restored content, and more are included. It's also free on Steam.
Valve developers have confirmed they are working on a Steam Deck 2, but say it won't be released for 2-3 years. The company wants a "generational increase" in performance to justify the Deck 2 name.
Valve has a brand-new version of the Steam Deck coming next week. The OLED model features much better battery life, a bigger display with HDR, and even a limited edition with a translucent look
PC gamers can now dive into thousands of deals from Steam's latest Halloween sale. Plenty of both spooky and non-spooky games are up for grabs on the cheap for the next seven days in this promotion.
After a period of beta testing, Valve has officially launched SteamVR 2.0, adding in most of the features already found in the normal Steam client and in its Steam Deck portable gaming PC.
The Team Australia Extreme Overclocking group overclocked an Intel Intel Core i9-14900K processor with liquid nitrogen to boost the frame rate of Counter-Strike 2 to an insane 1,310 FPS.
Valve's multiplayer shooter sequel Counter-Strike 2 is among the over 20 new games added to the NVIDIA GeForce Now cloud gaming library this week, along with Dead by Daylight and more.
Valve has announced that AMD has put in support for its Anti-Lag+ GPU feature in the recent Counter-Strike 2 game, but that players should not turn that feature on or they will receive a VAC ban.
Valve officially launched CS2, but has cut support for macOS. It says the game will only run on 64-bit Windows and Linux as older platforms, DX9 and 32-bit systems make up less than 1% of players.
Valve's October 2023 edition of the Steam Next Fest is back with hundreds of demos of upcoming PC games. For the next seven days, the gameplay slices are available to try out for free.
According to Valve, Windows 11's Steam market share decreased to 37.43% in September 2023. Meanwhile, Windows 10 raised to 57.97%, gaining almost 2 points and remaining the dominant choice.
Valve has officially launched Counter-Strike 2, the next game in its popular free-to-play multiplayer team shooter series, with a upgraded graphics engine, along with other changes.
Valve has just launched the beta for SteamVR 2.0, incorporating a number of big improvements and new features for its virtual reality headset software, as rumors of a new VR device have begun.