Category Archives: Valve
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
Mon, May 20, 2013 | 10:20 BST
Sat, May 18, 2013 | 00:46 BST
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:20 BST
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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.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 12:19 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve had promised buyers of the game’s Interactive Compendium – a digital companion to the incoming International tourney – that if they bought enough copies they’d unlock new Smeevil courier mounts. The $250,000 target has already been smashed and the mounts are being worked on now.
Sat, May 11, 2013 | 18:01 BST
A entry for Steam Trading Cards has turned up in the Steam database, leading many to scratch their heads as to what the entry entails.As PCgamesN notes, it could mean a variety of things such as support for trading card games, Valve could be working on its own trading card game, or it could be the start of some other form of community trading of CD-keys or the like. Valve hasn’t announced anything of the sort, yet, so we’ll just have to keep guessing until something is announced.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 20:02 BST
Steam Greenlight clocks in 2 million voters, Valve working on the ability to “Greenlight more items”
Steam Greenlight games have been voted on by “roughly” 2 million participants since it launched in August 2012, according to a recent developer group chat on Greenlight.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 05:04 BST
The opt-in beta version of Half-life 2 already supports your shiny new Oculus Rift headset.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 12:07 BST
The march of DOTA 2 moving towards being some insane industry all of its own continues with the Interactive Compendium, a supplement to the upcoming International Championships.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 03:15 BST
Valve’s experimental psychologist Mark Ambinder has been doing some interesting research into biometric feedback.
Sat, May 04, 2013 | 15:34 BST
As promised earlier this week, the Left 4 Dead 2 Linux beta is live. The beta build allows Linux owners to play the game natively, and comes with the new Extended Mutation System. Those who currently own Left 4 Dead 2 will see the beta in their Steam library, and the complete game comes with authoring tools and the beta Dedicated Server. It also includes updated Windows and Mac clients, so even if you are not running under Linux you can help by testing the Beta. Further information can be found through the link to the L4D Blog.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 17:48 BST
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 16:59 BST
Tickets for The International, Valve’s Dota 2 championships, will go on sale next week.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 09:43 BST
Team Fortress 2 developer Valve has dropped the update-bomb today, with a brand new patch that integrates the studio’s new “Steampipe” content delivery method, among other things.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 06:42 BST
Valve has issued a new patch for Dota 2 adding a whole new hero along with various user-friendly tweaks.