Category Archives: Valve
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 11:24 BST
Half-Life 3 rumours are – at times – tenuous at best, but this one might actually have some legs, even if they’re really short and not capable of running very far. According to community-led rumour site ValveTime, an internal mailing list archive typed by an actual human at Valve acknowledges the game’s existence by name.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 08:48 BST
Steam owners Valve may be looking to allow game sharing in a future update, as suggested by a few lines of tell-tale code found in the store’s client code.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 | 11:00 BST
Dota 2 feels like it’s been out for ages already but Valve will open the doors to everyone this summer, following an extensive closed alpha and beta phase that has spanned Steam and various tournaments worldwide. It really does feel like it’s out already, doesn’t it?
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 | 04:59 BST
roX.KIS player Alexey ‘Solo’ Berezin has received a lifetime ban from prominent Dota 2 network Starladder TV after it emerged that he allegedly bet on his own team losing.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 14:38 BST
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 22:01 BST
PlayStation 3-owning Portal 2 fans are in for a treat today, with the release of a free DLC campaign designed specifically for the PlayStation Move.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 05:48 BST
Valve has finished a Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, and invited special guests to private viewings to “beta test” it.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 02:28 BST
Dota 2 has been updated, but it’s not one of those charming patches with an obvious major feature or tweak. Instead, it’s jam-packed with a huge number of nerfs, buffs and other rebalancing foolery; the full patch notes are available on Steam for those able to parse the dense thicket of information.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 22:15 BST
Valve – indies shouldn’t “split royalties with a publisher” and expect “automatic yes on Greenlight”
Valve has blocked Paranautical Activity from Code Avarice from being released on Steam, after the developer abandoned their Steam Greenlight submission for a publishing deal with Adult Swim.
Wed, May 29, 2013 | 21:29 BST
Since implementing an option to ban communication from abusive Dota 2 players, Valve has said the game has become a much friendlier place.
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 03:01 BST
Valve has introduced a system called Overwatch to Counter-strike: Global Offensive, enabling the player community to police itself for offensive behaviour.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 16:31 BST
Left 4 Dead 2 has been patched with updates which apply to both the Windows and Linux versions of the zombie infested shooter. One of the bigger fixes is to a Jockey exploit, the bastard, which will no longer allow players to insta-kill him when shoving the jerk mid leap. Other fixes include restoring sounds and the like. The full thing is posted below courtesy of PCgamesN. As usual, the patch will apply when you fire up Steam.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 22:30 BST
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community members will now be able to regulate themselves due to a new governing system put in place by Valve.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 06:53 BST
At some point this past weekend, there were 329,977 Steam users running DOTA 2. That’s a new record for any single game on the Steam platform, beating down the previous record of ~297,000 players gathered in DOTA 2 in early March. The West qualifiers for The International tournament — with a prize pool currently topping $2 million — were this weekend, and folks can watch through the client, so that probably had something to do with it.
Thanks, PC Gamer
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Wed, May 15, 2013 | 11:38 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has added new stretch goals to sales of the game’s Interactive Compendium, the companion guide to its next tourney ‘The International 2013′. The new goals offer incentives such as bonus HUD skins and a chance foe players to vote for the game’s next hero.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 09:48 BST
Valve has rolled out a new update on Steam which assigned gamers a personal level based on their community achievements, and linked to the store’s badge system.