Post Thumbnail

Apple isn't the only one making changes to how it deals with the Russian ruble. Valve is taking measures to protect PC game publishers on its Steam platform too, as spotted by NeoGAF's ever-vigilant eyes. The online storefront is region-locking games in an effort to prevent users from exploiting l

5 days ago 0 Comments
December 17, 2014 at 5:11AM
Post Thumbnail

Streaming videos of people playing video games is big business. Right now though, there isn't much competition -- Twitch pretty much dominates the scene. But, if there's one company that can topple the king it's Valve. Today it took the wraps off Steam Broadcasting, which will allow you to tune in

19 days ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It was gaming's hot topic for 2013: Steam Machines. Otherwise known as Valve's plan to take on the living room. The project had my attention for months, with Valve teasing a revolutionary controller, a custom operating system and even an army of hardware partners at CES 2014. Now, almost a year la

27 days ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

\"Them games'll rot your brain, you know,\" said the fictional midwestern mom that we've invented for the purposes of this story. Grudgingly, we'd accept her admonishment, put down our copy of Sonic the Hedgehog and go back to playing \"educational\" titles like Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego. Now,

2 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The past 24 hours have been quite a ride, eh? We've seen just how easy it can be to pilfer goods from an Apple store, discovered that there's yet another internet security flaw and Cupertino has a fix for the latest version of iOS' problems. However, there are even more stories than that! For thos

2 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Valve's game distribution service has been going through a lot of small changes recently: not only has Steam been given a fresh coat of paint and a completely redesigned storefront, but now it plays music, too. This isn't a total surprise, of course -- Valve has been testing music playback for mont

2 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When Valve debuted game-recommendation tags not long ago, it was apparently a precursor to something much bigger. Today the PC game-sales juggernaut has revealed a new look for its store that aims to put games in front of you that you didn't even know you wanted. By utilizing the tags, your gaming

3 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

When PC gaming juggernaut Valve announced its Steam Machines initiative in Fall 2013, it was unveiled as such: \"Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of S

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

At a loss as to what to play next after finishing all the games you bought in that last Steam sale? Don't fret -- after months of beta testing, the service's tagging feature is officially ready for prime time. Visit a product page and you can browse tags to see other games you might like in a simi

4 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It seems like every time we see Valve's Steam Controller, it gets a little more traditional. First the company abandoned the gamepad's ambitious touchscreen for eight buttons (a makeshift d-pad and the standard X, Y, B and A toggles) -- now it seems to be trading in four of those for an analog sti

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If someone gaining an athletic visa to play StarCraft 2 or the staggering amount of hours spent watching pro gamers duke it out virtually wasn't enough to prove that competitive gaming is a real thing, maybe some mainstream support is. This weekend's massive $10 million-plus Dota 2 tournament, The

5 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We're pretty excited about Valve getting into the virtual reality game. What we weren't excited about, was the cumbersome solution used by the original prototype to track head movement. Basically it required you sit in a special room painted with QR codes since cameras mounted directly on the unit

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Looking forward to putting a gaming PC in your entertainment center? Keep waiting: Valve says it doesn't expect to officially launch its Steam Machine until 2015. The delay was announced in a rather casual blog post, and the update is loosely worded -- it's a \"release window,\" not a promise. The q

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

I am not ashamed to admit that I have taken advantage of Steam sales and Humble Bundles to amass a library of roughly 150 games for a fraction of the retail price. I am, however, ashamed to admit that I've only actually played about one-third of them (and that's probably being generous). Apparentl

8 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

As it turns out, not everyone is bummed that Oculus VR will soon fall into Facebook's gaping maw. Valve's Michael Abrash -- one of the most notable names in the company's ambitious VR group -- just announced that he's joined Oculus as its new chief scientist. After long stints as a developer (he w

8 months ago 0 Comments