News items tagged with valve

'Game of Thrones' on Valve VR

'Game of Thrones' on Valve VR

The Oculus Rift might’ve started the current virtual reality craze, with a $2.4 million Kickstarter campaign that sparked the imaginations of developers and fans alike – and caught the attention...

By Christopher Gates on 20 May 2018
Bully Hunters Campaign Faces Strong Backlash

Bully Hunters Campaign Faces Strong Backlash

There’s no denying that online harassment of female gamers – and online harassment in general – is a serious issue in the gaming community. While attempting to make the world of online gaming a les...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 May 2018
Counter-Strike Player Releases Fake Hacks

Counter-Strike Player Releases Fake Hacks

One Counter-Strike player decides to take the matter of stopping cheaters into their own hands, releasing fake hacks in order to get cheaters banned from the game. When playing online multiplayer g...

By Rob Gordon on 18 May 2018
Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Last month, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) deemed loot boxes in some video games as gambling. After launching an investigation into the matter, the country’s gambling authority raised issue wi...

By Jasmine Henry on 18 May 2018
Valve Hiring People to Work On 'Top Secret' New Games

Valve Hiring People to Work On 'Top Secret' New Games

A couple of months ago, Gabe Newell said that Valve would start making games again, and true to that promise, the publisher is now hiring people to work on “top secret” new games. What those top se...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2018
New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

Valve introduces new skins that will help its players customize their Steam Link and Steam controllers with various Valve properties’ logos and color schemes. Valve has always been a bit of an oddi...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 May 2018
Washington State Orders Valve to Stop CS: GO Gambling

Washington State Orders Valve to Stop CS: GO Gambling

Following the CS:GO skin gambling scandal that erupted earlier this year, the Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to take action against gambling sites. Valve’s massively popular fir...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 May 2018
CSGO Lotto Scandal Won't Result in Any Punishments

CSGO Lotto Scandal Won't Result in Any Punishments

Despite being one of the few online multiplayer games with millions in tournament prize pools, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has slowly become known for its many scandals instead. What began as...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 May 2018
Counter-Strike: GO Gets Graphics Update

Counter-Strike: GO Gets Graphics Update

Developer Valve gives its massively popular team-based shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a graphics update with lighting and shader effects, and more. Fans of Counter-Strike: Global Offensiv...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 May 2018
Dota 2 Tournament Loses Backing Because of Drug Tests

Dota 2 Tournament Loses Backing Because of Drug Tests

Dota 2 is one of the premiere games in eSports, and it is scheduled to have one of the first big eSports tournaments of the year on January 15. Called Galaxy Battles, the $1 million tournament was...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2018
Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

An extremely talented fan of Valve’s puzzle-shooter hybrid Portal writes, animates, and directs a music video for a Christmas carol parody using elements from the game. In order to celebrate Christ...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 May 2018
Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

It’s no secret that Valve isn’t the same studio that it was a decade ago — its priorities have shifted considerably, and new single-player games don’t seem to be high on its agenda. However, the bo...

By Brad Jones on 15 May 2018
News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun newsbits for some of our recent favorites. Let’s take look a real-life Minecraft sword Portal cake...

By Rob Keyes on 15 May 2018
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

After debuting all the way back in April 2011, not to mention racking up Game of the Year awards around the industry, Valve recently gave players a reason to return to their testing chamber for m...

By Ben Kendrick on 15 May 2018
‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

What happens when film takes the beloved characters and settings of Portal’s platforming paradise and enthuses them with a flavorful, invigorating style of animation often found in a Pixar produc...

By Brian Sipple on 15 May 2018
NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

Many gamers probably thought that last year’s Portal 2 was out of this world. Not only did fans get to return to the dark, depressing depths of Aperture Science, but they got to finish what they...

By Riley Little on 15 May 2018
‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7rZO2ACP3A In a feat of testing that GlaDOS herself would be proud of, Valve’s Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative has racked up over a million tests across 35,000...

By Kyle Matthews on 15 May 2018
The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

Looking to use and abuse a companion cube in your very own Aperture Science test chamber from the comfort of your own home? Well that dream may become a reality (albeit on a miniature scale). A s...

By Mike Crayton on 15 May 2018
News Wrap Up: Dark Souls 2, War Thunder on PS4, Borderlands 2 DLC & More!

News Wrap Up: Dark Souls 2, War Thunder on PS4, Borderlands 2 DLC & More!

It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun news bits for some of our recent favorites. We’re going to look at how Namco hopes to grow the...

By Rob Keyes on 01 May 2018
CS:GO Mod Adds Fortnite Mechanic

CS:GO Mod Adds Fortnite Mechanic

Within the gaming community, there is often discussion of what it would look or be like if the features of another game were added to it. Footage of a recently created mod may have just answered ma...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 24 April 2018
The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

While most games inevitably lose players and die off, some rebound and recapture strong player bases and interest. Here’s Game Rant’s 8 biggest video game comebacks. These days, if a video game rel...

By Boston Blake on 24 April 2018
Valve Says CS: GO Gambling Isn't Acceptable

Valve Says CS: GO Gambling Isn't Acceptable

Valve is drawing a line with regards to Counter Strike: Global Offensive online gambling, stating that cease and desist orders are being sent to guilty websites. Gambling isn’t what what would expe...

By Rory Young on 23 April 2018
Valve Permanently Bans Counter-Strike: GO Players

Valve Permanently Bans Counter-Strike: GO Players

Valve confirms its strict approach to match-fixing, revealing that any professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player fixing matches will be permanently banned. Competitive video games are a...

By Rob Gordon on 01 April 2018
Valve Announces Dota Card Game

Valve Announces Dota Card Game

When Valve revealed to the audience of this year’s largest Dota 2 tournament, The International 2017, that it was going to be announcing a new game, electricity filled the air. When Valve announced...

By Rory Young on 21 March 2018
Half Life 2 Voice Actor Passes Away

Half Life 2 Voice Actor Passes Away

Emmy-award winning actor Robert Guillaume has passed on after complications from prostate cancer. The veteran actor, who is known in the gaming community for his role of Eli Vance in Half-Life 2, w...

By John Jacques on 21 March 2018
Dota 2 File Hints at Half-Life 3

Dota 2 File Hints at Half-Life 3

The latest patch for Valve’s extremely popular MOBA game, Dota 2, contains possible evidence confirming the existence of the ever elusive Half-Life 3. For anyone still holding out hope that Half-Li...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 March 2018
Team Liquid Wins The International 7

Team Liquid Wins The International 7

The International is the most exciting time of year for Dota 2 fans – a ten day-long odyssey that tests the strength of the game’s greatest players and squads that comes in early August each year....

By Cody Gravelle on 16 March 2018
ESPN To Air Show About Dota 2 Tournament Winners

ESPN To Air Show About Dota 2 Tournament Winners

A couple years ago, it would have seemed absurd to imagine that someone could become an instant millionaire by winning a competitive gaming tournament. A week ago, however, 5 Americans did exactl...

By Cody Gravelle on 16 March 2018
Dota 2 Reborn Announced

Dota 2 Reborn Announced

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena market is amongst the most popular in the video games industry. Recently, a report has shown that MOBA titles are the fastest-growing in the PC gaming market,...

By Rob Gordon on 16 March 2018
Valve is Charging for User-Created Content Again

Valve is Charging for User-Created Content Again

Valve is creeping into paid user-generated content once again, though the system in place for DOTA 2 is remarkably different than the failed Skyrim workshop. It was almost a year that ago that Valv...

By John Jacques on 16 March 2018
Half-Life, Left 4 Dead Test Maps and Survivor Uncovered

Half-Life, Left 4 Dead Test Maps and Survivor Uncovered

Clever gamers uncover hidden maps mistakenly released in a VR performance test, based on Half-Life and Left 4 Dead, as well as a possible Left 4 Dead 3 survivor. With an official price announced fo...

By Sarah Fields on 15 March 2018
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best in video gaming with a ceremony celebrating all that we love. The...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 March 2018
PUBG Becomes Third Highest Grossing Steam Game

PUBG Becomes Third Highest Grossing Steam Game

Since its early access release on Steam last year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has remained a popular multiplayer option with the PC gaming community, with several reports detailing the game’s ma...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 13 March 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, l...

By Rob Keyes on 11 March 2018
Halo's Most Famous Map Recreated in Counter-Strike

Halo's Most Famous Map Recreated in Counter-Strike

One seriously devoted fan of Halo: Combat Evolved recreates the most famous map from Bungie’s first-person shooter in Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 March 2018
Fallout 4 Trailer Mashup with Counter-Strike

Fallout 4 Trailer Mashup with Counter-Strike

A truly dedicated Fallout 4 fan parodies an original trailer for Bethesda’s retro-futuristic RPG by referencing elements from Valve’s Counter-Strike series. It’s been almost four weeks since the ga...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 February 2018
Steam Sale's Next Date Revealed by Leak

Steam Sale's Next Date Revealed by Leak

Although the most recent Steam sale ended just a couple of weeks ago, it looks as if another sale will be starting up on Valve‘s digital distribution platform incredibly soon. According to a fresh...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 January 2018
Dota 2 Faces Review Backlash From Half-Life Fans

Dota 2 Faces Review Backlash From Half-Life Fans

Dota 2 is one of the most popular games around, with the Valve-developed title sitting pretty as one of the standout examples of a successful MOBA game. Unfortunately, the game does not quite gel w...

By Rob Gordon on 06 January 2018
The International 2015 Prize Pool

The International 2015 Prize Pool

2015 continues to be a banner year for eSports. Competitive gaming is getting play on ESPN, more developers are starting to create their own tournaments, and even Nintendo is jumping into the fra...

By Jason Gallagher on 06 January 2018
Dota 2 Details Massive Changes for Update 7.0

Dota 2 Details Massive Changes for Update 7.0

While many fans of Valve’s Dota 2 MOBA like to refer to major updates as “Dota 3“, this time they aren’t too far off – Update 7.0 is a massive overhaul of the entire game. It should come as no surp...

By Cody Gravelle on 05 January 2018
Rick and Morty DOTA 2 Announcer Pack

Rick and Morty DOTA 2 Announcer Pack

The rise of eSports has seen games like DOTA 2 receive ample feature time on television networks like ESPN, although not everyone has been onboard with their mainstream airtime. Regardless of what s...

By John Jacques on 05 January 2018
DOTA 2 Darth Vader Mod

DOTA 2 Darth Vader Mod

In the world of MOBAs, strategy and skill come above all else. Dedicated players spend hundreds of hours mastering their preferred characters, so that they are ready for the next match. The communit...

By Denny Connolly on 05 January 2018
Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

To the surprise of all, Valve made a Portal-related game announcement today. No, it isn’t Portal 3, and no, it isn’t even a game being made by Valve itself. Instead, Valve will be lending the Porta...

By Rory Young on 13 December 2017
Steam Makes Two Big Changes to Combat Review Bombing

Steam Makes Two Big Changes to Combat Review Bombing

Valve has been making a number of tweaks under the hood to Steam’s user review system in the hopes of mitigating issues like review bombing. Now, the “featured” reviews for games are being updated...

By Olivia Falk on 25 November 2017
eSports Report: Valve Announces Dota Major Championships, Hearthstone Players Banned, more

eSports Report: Valve Announces Dota Major Championships, Hearthstone Players Banned, more

This weekend included a banner day for eSports with a competition for Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm getting – Valve Announces Dota Major Championships It’s no secret that Valve’s annual The In...

By Jason Gallagher on 12 November 2017
Valve Boss is Worth More Than $5 Billion

Valve Boss is Worth More Than $5 Billion

Since its launch in 2003, Steam has become the go-to platform for PC gamers looking to expand their collection. As a result, Valve CEO has become a very wealthy man, as it’s being reported that his...

By Brad Jones on 23 October 2017
Valve Addresses Steam Review Bombs by Highlighting Them

Valve Addresses Steam Review Bombs by Highlighting Them

Valve has responded to growing concerns regarding a trending practice on Steam known as “review bombing.” Alden Kroll, Product Designer at Valve, wrote up a lengthy letter to Steam’s userbase regar...

By Rory Young on 20 September 2017
Valve Fixing Counter-Strike Hitbox Bug

Valve Fixing Counter-Strike Hitbox Bug

Some gamers consider Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to be one of the best multiplayer first person shooters currently available, which is pretty impressive considering the competition. However,...

By Boston Blake on 05 September 2017
Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

Microsoft Wants Crossplay with Valve, Nintendo

With the lines between console brands slowly beginning to blur, Microsoft has emerged as the first of the “big three” companies actively seeking to embrace partnerships with its competitors. While...

By Cody Gravelle on 02 September 2017
Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Story Shared by Ex-Valve Writer

Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Story Shared by Ex-Valve Writer

For the past ten years, Half-Life fans have been left wondering where the series would have headed after the conclusion of Episode 2. Now, we’ve been given our best indication to date as to what Va...

By Brad Jones on 27 August 2017
No Man's Sky Did Not Use Deceptive Advertising on Steam

No Man's Sky Did Not Use Deceptive Advertising on Steam

The Advertising Standards Authority declares that developer Hello Games did not use deceptive marketing practices when promoting No Man’s Sky on Steam. Despite the initial controversy and subsequen...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 August 2017
Half-Life 3 Ending Might Not Have Had Resolution

Half-Life 3 Ending Might Not Have Had Resolution

Although we may never get a release for Half-Life 3, series writer Marc Laidlaw recently declared that the feeling of resolution that...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 July 2017
Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Most video game adaptations to other mediums are flops, but these comics based on games all manage to deliver amazing stories that en...

By Denny Connolly on 21 July 2017
Over 40,000 Steam Accounts Banned by Valve

Over 40,000 Steam Accounts Banned by Valve

Following the end of Steam‘s Summer Sale 2017 by just one day, Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) auto-detected 40,411 cheating accounts on the c...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 July 2017
Half-Life Gets a New Patch; Here's What it Fixed

Half-Life Gets a New Patch; Here's What it Fixed

It might not seem like it, but it’s been almost twenty years since Valve redefined the FPS genre with Half-Life in November 1998. Fan...

By Brad Jones on 15 July 2017
Half-Life Remake Black Mesa's Xen Levels Delayed Again

Half-Life Remake Black Mesa's Xen Levels Delayed Again

When it comes to Black Mesa, it might seem like Half-Life fans are now so starved for new content that they have recreated the first ...

By Cody Gravelle on 24 June 2017
Steam Summer Sale Dates Confirmed by PayPal

Steam Summer Sale Dates Confirmed by PayPal

Those looking forward to saving big on PC titles this summer through Steam won’t have to wait much longer, as PayPal UK has taken the...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 June 2017
JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

Speaking to IGN on the Westworld red carpet, JJ Abrams confirms that the Half-Life and Portal movies are still in development, with a...

By Alexander Pan on 05 June 2017
Left 4 Dead 3 Among 34 Games Banned by Uzbekistan

Left 4 Dead 3 Among 34 Games Banned by Uzbekistan

The country of Uzbekistan has banned 34 video games, including Left 4 Dead 3, a game that doesn’t exist. This is far from the first t...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 June 2017
'Childish' Valve Devs Are Taunting Fans About Half-Life

'Childish' Valve Devs Are Taunting Fans About Half-Life

Speaking to a roundtable of reporters, Gabe Newell reveals that some of his ‘childish’ employees at Valve enjoy teasing fans about th...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Steam Stat Page Shows Large Amount of Refund Requests

Steam Stat Page Shows Large Amount of Refund Requests

Valve has launched a new tracker that shows how well it’s handling support requests that come into the company each day. It turns out...

By Boston Blake on 31 May 2017
Half-Life is Finally Uncensored in Germany

Half-Life is Finally Uncensored in Germany

19 years is a long time to wait to find out what really happens when a Barnacle gets blasted by a shotgun or when a Headcrab takes a...

By Alexander Pan on 31 May 2017
April Fools: Valve Announces Half-Life 3 Release Party

April Fools: Valve Announces Half-Life 3 Release Party

While some have given up on the idea that they will ever see Half-Life 3, others cling to hope that the game will one day materialize...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2017
Half-Life 2 VR Mod Releases New Trailer

Half-Life 2 VR Mod Releases New Trailer

While many gamers are still hoping to see the release of Half-Life 3 one day, others are finding new and better ways to experience Ha...

By Boston Blake on 15 May 2017
Steam Sets New User Record

Steam Sets New User Record

Created by video game developer and publisher Valve, Steam is home to their own incredibly popular titles such as DOTA 2, and Team...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 May 2017
LG Announces VR Partnership with Valve

LG Announces VR Partnership with Valve

LG has announced it is partnering with Valve to create a high-fidelity VR headset for gaming. According to the announcement, the head...

By Boston Blake on 28 February 2017
HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan

HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan

Those gamers hesitating over the $799 price tag of the HTC Vive will now have some other options rather than a one-off payment for th...

By Rob Gordon on 27 February 2017
Valve Draws Criticism for Steam Direct Program

Valve Draws Criticism for Steam Direct Program

Gamers and indie developers have taken to social media to express their anger and disbelief at Valve’s proposed new Steam Direct process of vetting games. It hasn’t taken long for oppositio...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 11 February 2017
Valve Is Retiring Steam Greenlight

Valve Is Retiring Steam Greenlight

Valve announces that Steam will be dropping the Greenlight user-vetted game submission process in favor of Steam Direct, which forces developers to pay a fee instead. Steam is the de facto...

By John Jacques on 10 February 2017
Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

A video game developer, programmer, and designer creates a version of Valve’s first-person puzzler and shooter, Portal, for his Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset. Without a doubt...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 February 2017
Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Responding to a question during his Reddit AMA, Valve president Gabe Newell confirms that he is open to developing a new IP set in the Half-Life universe. There are running jokes in the vid...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 January 2017
Valve CEO Gabe Newell Answers Questions on Reddit

Valve CEO Gabe Newell Answers Questions on Reddit

Valve president and co-founder Gabe Newell opens up about the studio’s future projects after being grilled by fans in a Reddit AMA. From the outside looking in, it’s sometimes easy to forge...

By Brad Jones on 18 January 2017
Gabe Newell Has A Larger Net Worth than Donald Trump

Gabe Newell Has A Larger Net Worth than Donald Trump

Forbes posts its updated list of the world’s richest billionaires, revealing the net worth of Gabe Newell, who is worth more than Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump. Despite moving away from tr...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 January 2017
Gabe Newell Is Hosting a Reddit AMA Tomorrow

Gabe Newell Is Hosting a Reddit AMA Tomorrow

Reddit officially confirms that Gabe Newell, the president and co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company, Valve, hosts an AMA on the site tomorrow. Those gam...

By Kyle Sledge on 16 January 2017
Report: Half-Life 3 May Never Release

Report: Half-Life 3 May Never Release

An anonymous insider source at Valve discusses the elusive Half-Life 3, indicating that the game has never been far in development, and likely won’t ever release. It’s been a decade since H...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2017
Half-Life 3 Could Have Been an RTS, Says Insider Source

Half-Life 3 Could Have Been an RTS, Says Insider Source

During a recent podcast, Andrew Reiner reveals that he spoke to a Valve employee who confirmed that Valve toyed with the idea of Half-Life 3 being an RTS game. No game has ever seen as much...

By John Jacques on 09 January 2017
Controller Support Coming to All Steam Games

Controller Support Coming to All Steam Games

The latest Steam client beta update reveals that controller support is coming to all Steam games, with users able to map keyboard and mouse controls to various controllers. With each and ev...

By Rob Gordon on 07 January 2017
Steam is Down for Everyone

Steam is Down for Everyone

UPDATE: All Steam services appear to be back online. Valve’s Steam Network goes down in the midst of the service’s annual Winter Sale, making it impossible for gamers to purchase new games...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2016
Steam is Down

Steam is Down

UPDATE: All Steam services appear to be back online. Valve’s Steam Network goes down in the midst of the service’s annual Winter Sale, making it impossible for gamers to purchase new games...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2016
Steam is Down for Everyone [Updated]

Steam is Down for Everyone [Updated]

UPDATE: All Steam services appear to be back online. Valve’s Steam Network goes down in the midst of the service’s annual Winter Sale, making it impossible for gamers to purchase new games...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 December 2016
PayPal Confirms Start Date for Steam Winter Sale 2016

PayPal Confirms Start Date for Steam Winter Sale 2016

PayPal once again reveals the official start date of the Steam Winter Sale, confirming previous information that was leaked at the very beginning of December. Christmas can be an expensive...

By Brad Jones on 19 December 2016
PC Game Winter Sale Brings Cheap Civ 6

PC Game Winter Sale Brings Cheap Civ 6

We’re still about 2 weeks away from the beginning of the Steam Winter Sale, but at least one PC gaming retailer isn’t afraid to launch their sale ahead of the pack. At GMG, dozens and dozen...

By Dealzon on 14 December 2016
Steam Christmas Sale Begins December 22

Steam Christmas Sale Begins December 22

The dates for the Steam Christmas Sale leak online, letting PC gamers know exactly how long they have to save up their pennies following an already busy holiday discount period. Besides bei...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 December 2016
Analyst: PlayStation VR Sales Were Less Than Expected

Analyst: PlayStation VR Sales Were Less Than Expected

Gaming industry research firm SuperData lowers its 2016 sales expectations for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset from 2.6 million units sold to less than 750,000. Coming into 2016, many analyst...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November 2016
Steam Autumn Sale Is Live With New PC Game Discounts

Steam Autumn Sale Is Live With New PC Game Discounts

Valve’s digital gaming distribution platform, Steam, officially begins its annual Autumn Sale, offering a plethora of discounts for a wide variety of PC titles. Following Steam‘s major over...

By Kyle Sledge on 24 November 2016
Valve Could Be Hit with $3 Million Fine in Australia

Valve Could Be Hit with $3 Million Fine in Australia

Due to a national policy that says Australians have a right to a refund for faulty or defective goods, Valve’s lack of refund policy could see the company fined millions. There are few comp...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 November 2016
Team Fortress 2 Gets New Maps in Halloween Update

Team Fortress 2 Gets New Maps in Halloween Update

Valve releases its Team Fortress 2 Halloween-themed event, unveiling a new crate, two new taunts, three community maps, and some boosts to unboxing odds. Although news previously broke that...

By Sarah Fields on 06 November 2016
Valve Working on New VR Hardware

Valve Working on New VR Hardware

During Steam Dev Days, Valve reveals that it is working on new controllers for the HTC Vive, also announcing how many VR gamers are buying titles through SteamVR The past few weeks have bee...

By Jasmine Henry on 14 October 2016
Steam Store UI Update Details Leak

Steam Store UI Update Details Leak

Plans for updating Steam’s front page and several other major changes leak, including changes geared towards ‘targeted visibility’ for game launches and updates. With how popular PC gaming...

By Rory Young on 27 September 2016
No Man's Sky Refund Policy Changed on Steam

No Man's Sky Refund Policy Changed on Steam

In the wake of news regarding players getting refunds for No Man’s Sky over the weekend, Steam clarifies its return policy with a big notice on the main game page. After a few delays, the h...

By Derek Nichols on 26 August 2016
Gamescom Majorly Trolled With Half-Life 3 Poster

Gamescom Majorly Trolled With Half-Life 3 Poster

Attendees at Gamescom 2016 might notice a particularly eye-catching Half-Life 3 banner hanging at the convention center, baiting those gullible enough to believe its ruse. What looks to b...

By Curt Hutson on 16 August 2016
Star Wars Fan Made Game Shut Down

Star Wars Fan Made Game Shut Down

In a sad but unsurprising move, Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm shut down Galaxy in Turmoil, a fan-built spiritual successor to the classic Star Wars: Battlefront series. After languishing in...

By Alexander Pan on 26 July 2016
Recent Left 4 Dead 2 Mod is Very Weird

Recent Left 4 Dead 2 Mod is Very Weird

Modder Molkifier creates a strange new mod for Left 4 Dead 2 that replaces the in-game graffiti with various Twitter quotes from actor and rapper Jaden Smith. Left 4 Dead 2 has sold millions of copie...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 July 2016
Left 4 Dead 3 Outed By Valve Employee

Left 4 Dead 3 Outed By Valve Employee

One Valve employee accidentally posts a screenshot of his work desktop in an official tutorial without removing a clue to the existence of Left 4 Dead 3 first. Rumors have swirled for months that Lef...

By Sarah Fields on 02 July 2016
PayPal Confirms 2016 Steam Summer Sale Dates

PayPal Confirms 2016 Steam Summer Sale Dates

PayPal tweets that next Thursday, June 23 is the “official” start date for the 2016 Steam Summer Sale, lending further credibility to a previous leak on Reddit. For most people, recreation during the...

By Jason Gallagher on 17 June 2016
Valve VR Headset Is Now Shipping Within 3 Days

Valve VR Headset Is Now Shipping Within 3 Days

After issues with distribution, HTC now confirms that the Valve-associated Vive VR headset is now available for customers just three days after initial purchase has taken place. Although early adopte...

By Rob Gordon on 07 June 2016
Valve's Steam Controller Gets Huge Discount

Valve's Steam Controller Gets Huge Discount

Steam Controller is now discounted by a big fat 30% off to $35 at GameStop. use code SAVER for free shipping. Steam Link is also discounted for the same percentage off to $35. Holy cow! Valve’s Steam...

By Dealzon on 02 June 2016
Half-Life Drone Mod Creates Real Life City 17 Scanner

Half-Life Drone Mod Creates Real Life City 17 Scanner

One incredibly talented fan of Valve’s iconic sci-fi shooter Half-Life creates a real life drone version of the action-adventure game’s City 17 scanner. With Half-Life having just recently hit the 10...

By Kyle Sledge on 01 June 2016
Steam Controller Sells 500K Units, Discounted to $35

Steam Controller Sells 500K Units, Discounted to $35

In order to celebrate its Steam Controller selling upwards of 500,000 units, Valve allows a discount to the price of the peripheral to $35 as a limited time offer. After having had its release date...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 May 2016
Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Announcement 10 Year Anniversary

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Announcement 10 Year Anniversary

This coming Tuesday, May 24th marks the 10 year anniversary of Valve’s announcement for Half-Life 2: Episode 3, promising it to be released by Christmas of 2007. For years, fans have joked that Valve...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 May 2016
Steam Summer Sale Dates Leak

Steam Summer Sale Dates Leak

A leak shared on Reddit suggests that the Steam Summer Sale 2016 begins slashing the prices of PC games on June 23 and runs through the Fourth of July holiday. Steam’s seasonal sales are always a joy...

By Denny Connolly on 21 May 2016
Spielberg Thinks Virtual Reality Could Be Dangerous

Spielberg Thinks Virtual Reality Could Be Dangerous

Acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg touches on the use of virtual reality, explaining that he feels the medium could be ‘dangerous’ for the future of storytelling. It’s hard to think of a more i...

By Rob Gordon on 21 May 2016
Star Wars Battlefront 3 Fan Game Coming to Steam

Star Wars Battlefront 3 Fan Game Coming to Steam

Frontwire Studios reveals that Galaxy in Turmoil, a fan-built spiritual successor to the classic Star Wars: Battlefront series, will be made available on Steam. Star Wars fans have had a wi...

By Sarah Fields on 19 May 2016
Valve Launches SteamVR as HTC Vive Shipments Begin

Valve Launches SteamVR as HTC Vive Shipments Begin

Valve is launching SteamVR in tandem with the beginning of the HTC Vive virtual reality headsets shipping arrivals, marking the start of an new VR gaming era. The era of widespread virtual reality ha...

By Rory Young on 05 April 2016
16 Year-Old Successfully Hacks Steam

16 Year-Old Successfully Hacks Steam

A 16 year-old successfully hacks Steam and releases a ‘prank’ video game about watching paint dry, leading fans to ask questions about the platform’s security. With over 125 million active users and...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 March 2016
JJ Abrams Still Working on Half-Life and Portal Movies

JJ Abrams Still Working on Half-Life and Portal Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams claims that his production company Bad Robot is still working on Portal and Half-Life film adaptations. As some may recall, the 2013 DICE Summit was a...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 March 2016
Valve VR Experience Brings Back Aperture Science

Valve VR Experience Brings Back Aperture Science

Valve announces that a collection of virtual reality experiments entitled ‘The Lab’ will make their debut at GDC 2016, and will be available for free on Steam this Spring. Valve has announced a brand...

By John Jacques on 08 March 2016
Steam Updating Bundle Pricing to Save You Money

Steam Updating Bundle Pricing to Save You Money

A leaked memo sent from Valve to developers suggests that Steam bundles will no longer charge gamers the full price if they already own some of the content. A big reason for digital PC game storefron...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 March 2016
Valve Sells 15,000 Vive VR Headsets in 10 Minutes

Valve Sells 15,000 Vive VR Headsets in 10 Minutes

Despite being criticized for its lofty price point, HTC and Valve’s virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, sells 15,000 units within 10 minutes of pre-orders going live. HTC and Valve recently announ...

By Jasmine Henry on 01 March 2016
Team Fortress 2 Getting Competitive Matchmaking

Team Fortress 2 Getting Competitive Matchmaking

Competitive matchmaking is coming to Team Fortress 2 this week, starting with a small beta that gradually grows in size and sporadic stress tests along the way. Competition has been core to the Team...

By Rory Young on 20 February 2016
Half-Life: Opposing Force Follow-Up Available Now

Half-Life: Opposing Force Follow-Up Available Now

The fan-made follow-up to Valve’s and Gearbox Software’s sci-fi title Half-Life: Opposing Force, is out now and is available for purchase through Steam. Independent developer and incredibly devoted H...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 February 2016
Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break on PC Will Not Include Steam Support

Quantum Break will be coming to PC but not to Steam, announces Exec Aaron Greenberg. The upcoming title is exclusively available on Windows 10’s store. Although many people were excited when Remedy...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 14 February 2016
6 Things We Want in Left 4 Dead 3

6 Things We Want in Left 4 Dead 3

The hope of a Left 4 Dead sequel has fans excited, but a simple carbon copy of the prior games isn’t enough. Here’s six things we’re hoping for from Left 4 Dead 3. Valve is notorious for never releas...

By Sarah Fields on 26 January 2016
Left 4 Dead 3 Should Stick With What Works

Left 4 Dead 3 Should Stick With What Works

Left 4 Dead 3 may or may not be in the process of development, but it’s important that Valve understands the risks of changing a winning formula too much. It may only be the beginning of 2016, but w...

By Rob Gordon on 25 January 2016
I Can't Wait For Left 4 Dead 3

I Can't Wait For Left 4 Dead 3

After six years of stagnation, rumors emerge that Left 4 Dead 3 will be arriving next year, and one Game Rant writer is already aboard the hype train. It’s somewhat of an understatement to say that I...

By Sarah Fields on 25 January 2016
Fan-Made Half-Life Sequel is Coming to Steam Next Month

Fan-Made Half-Life Sequel is Coming to Steam Next Month

An ardent and talented Half-Life 2 fan creates his own sequel to Valve’s beloved sci-fi franchise which is set to launch on Steam in February of this year. Half-Life 2 fan and independent game develo...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 January 2016
Virtual Reality is Too Expensive

Virtual Reality is Too Expensive

With the high-end prices for both Oculus Rift and potentially PlayStation VR, there are concerns that the technology will be too expensive to draw in users. 2016 has been long expected to be the year...

By Rob Gordon on 16 January 2016
Why I'm Excited for the Rise of VR

Why I'm Excited for the Rise of VR

2016 will see the release of VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, and one Game Rant writer predicts it will be the next evolution in gaming. In 2006, an innovative new id...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 January 2016
Is Left 4 Dead 3 Coming Next Year?

Is Left 4 Dead 3 Coming Next Year?

A new report has surfaced, claiming that developer Valve is putting Half-Life 3 on hold in order to work on a new Left 4 Dead title, releasing in 2017. After yesterday’s news regarding Half-Life writ...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 26 December 2015
Rocket League Adds Free Portal DLC

Rocket League Adds Free Portal DLC

Psyonix announces brand free cosmetic DLC for Rocket League based on Valve’s popular first-person puzzle game franchise Portal, to be released on December 1st. The Rocket League faithful have enjoyed...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 December 2015
Pro 'StarCraft 2' and 'CS:GO' Players Banned From Tournaments

Pro 'StarCraft 2' and 'CS:GO' Players Banned From Tournaments

The world of eSports is no stranger to controversy. From questions of whether or not it should be considered a form of sport to the possible introduction of scholarships, the competitive...

By Ryan Blanchard on 19 February 2015
Ubisoft's Upcoming Titles Reappear on Steam

Ubisoft's Upcoming Titles Reappear on Steam

Rest easy, PC gamers. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’, ‘Far Cry 4’, and ‘The Crew’ are once again available via Steam.

By Christopher Gates on 19 May 2014
15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Even with the PlayStation Vita less than two weeks away and the floodgates of Mass Effect 3 news inbound, it’s hard to forget (or stop playing) the games of 2011, one of the best years for indie an...

By Rob Keyes on 19 February 2012
Steam Winter Sale Dates Leak

Steam Winter Sale Dates Leak

The start date for the Steam Winter Sale leaks ahead of time, giving PC gamers a chance to plan ahead and scoop up the best gaming discounts of the season. PC gamers who have been waiting for the nex...

By Sarah Fields on 01 January 1970
Steam Winter Sale 2015 Starts Now

Steam Winter Sale 2015 Starts Now

Steam’s annual Winter Sale is live, with discounts for thousands of games including Just Cause 3, Metal Gear Solid V and The Witcher III running through January 4. Another year, another Steam Winter...

By Rory Young on 01 January 1970
Steam Service Taken Offline

Steam Service Taken Offline

It appears that gamers are in for yet another Christmas Day disappointment, as the Steam digital store has suffered an apparent attack or is having serious internal problems. While Valve had first re...

By Anthony Taormina on 01 January 1970
Steam Wasn't Hacked, Back Online

Steam Wasn't Hacked, Back Online

Steam is back online and Valve explains that the service suffered an internal caching error that revealed some confidential data, but wasn’t actually hacked. Although attacks on Microsoft Live and Pl...

By Denny Connolly on 01 January 1970
Valve's Official Statement on Steam Christmas Issues

Valve's Official Statement on Steam Christmas Issues

Valve’s official statement regarding the Steam Store technical issues on December 25 details the DoS attack and caching issues at the heart of the problem. Five days ago on December 25, Steam suffere...

By Rory Young on 01 January 1970
Valve Predicts Comeback for PC Gaming in 2016

Valve Predicts Comeback for PC Gaming in 2016

Valve representative Chet Faliszek believes that high-end PC gaming may soon receive a boost, due to the coming wave of virtual reality devices and games. Chet Faliszek, head writer at Valve, posted...

By Sarah Fields on 01 January 1970
What is Steam's Winter Sale Hiding?

What is Steam's Winter Sale Hiding?

Steam users have discovered a noir-style mystery hidden among the Steam pages for the Steam Winter Sale, and are asking for help in uncovering all of the clues hidden by Valve. The Steam Winter Sale...

By John Jacques on 01 January 1970
Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve

Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve

Half-Life co-creator and franchise writer, Marc Laidlaw, confirms in an email to a fan that he has retired from Valve and has no knowledge of what is planned for Half-Life 3. Marc Laidlaw, co-creator...

By Derek Nichols on 01 January 1970
Half-Life Writer Mike Laidlaw Leaves Valve

Half-Life Writer Mike Laidlaw Leaves Valve

Half-Life co-creator and franchise writer, Marc Laidlaw, confirms in an email to a fan that he has retired from Valve and has no knowledge of what is planned for Half-Life 3. Marc Laidlaw, co-creator...

By Derek Nichols on 01 January 1970