Category Archives: Valve
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 | 22:26 GMT
Dota 2 has received a huge patch, with a number of interesting new additions and changes, including one which has made at least one person very, very unhappy.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 22:11 GMT
Valve has issued an update to the Steam client which makes it much, much easier to enable downloading while you’re playing games. Until now, most users have had their downloads pause while playing a game, which is annoying if you’re not using the game’s online features and just trying to kill time waiting for the next one. The other major feature of the update is the option to set what times of day Steam can download updates. For full patch notes including a number of Linux and Big Picture fixes, hit the break.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 10:05 GMT
Valve’s mission to overhaul PC gaming in the living room could only have been done by the Steam creators, Blizzard COO Paul Sams reckons. He’s also very excited by the prospect.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 | 05:16 GMT
Enjoying Team Fortress 2′s Hallowe’en celebration? So you ought, but according to the Team Fortress 2 blog, where you’ll find full patch notes, it wasn’t quite perfect. Valve has issued an update making a few fixes to the spooky event, as well as to the general TF2 experience. As ever, restart your Steam client if the patch hasn’t downloaded automatically.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 02:13 GMT
Valve has purchased the domain name SteamStatic.com. The domain’s WhoIs records show Valve Corporation as the registrant, having picked up the name earlier this month. Fusible reports Valve transferred the domain to its own name servers this weekend. It doesn’t yet resolve, and there’s no clue as to what it might refer to – could Valve have yet another hardware or service surprise on the way?
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 01:07 GMT
Dota 2 fans have loudly expressed their disappointment in the lack of a Diretide event this year, something Valve has described as “clearly a mistake”, while promising to deliver it with the next update – better late than never.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 00:17 GMT
Valve has opened a Steam Group for potential Steam In-Home Strreaming beta participants.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 10:30 GMT
Sat, Nov 09, 2013 | 19:17 GMT
MLG and Valve have teamed up to offer the Dota 2 MLG Championship Bundle, which comes with the Deathbringer Courier, HUD, Ward, Battle Bonus and purchasers will be eligible for in game item drops during the MLG Championship Columbus.
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 11:20 GMT
Total War: Rome 2 has been confirmed for release on Steams Linux-based operating system SteamOS.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 13:40 GMT
Valve is launching Twitch integration for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and it allows spectators to earn in-game item drops simply by watching. Starting with the upcoming linked Steam account will have a chance to receive keyless DreamHack Winter 2013 Souvenir Packages. Basically, these are virtual item drops containing keyless, tournament quality items. Hit up the links for more information.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 12:55 GMT
Valve will ship its Steam machine prototypes with copies of 4A Games’ shooter Metro: Last light.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 12:56 GMT
Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer feels Valve has “quite a bit of work” to do as it makes the jump into the platform market with its Steam Machines.
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 | 16:38 GMT
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 09:50 GMT
Valve’s Greg Coomer confirmed to IGN the studio will not making an “exclusive killer app for SteamOS”, going on to say it was against Valve’s philosophy to “artificially drive customers” onto a Steambox. However, he did acknowledge that smaller studios might end up making SteamOS exclusive titles if they don’t have the resources to port the game elsewhere.
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 | 08:20 GMT
Valve has lifted the curtain on its Steam Machine prototypes as part of a Seattle Times article. Get photos of the rig and insight from the designers here.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 16:12 GMT
PC gaming is dead, but even so Steam has experience a 30 percent growth in its userbase in the past year and has hit 65 million accounts. Also it has more than 3000 games and software applications, so that’s cool. It’ll be interesting to see what Steam Machines do to the userbase next year.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 | 02:03 GMT
Scream Fortress 2013 is upon us, bringing with it a new map, spells, achievements, and lots, lots more.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 22:53 GMT
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 14:05 BST
CS:GO has been patched with various front end changes, new player animations such as raising a hand to block when a flash grenade goes off, affects on the hitboxes, CT’s Fiveseven and T’s Tec-9 view model animations, scope blur while moving and other goodies detailed on Cyborgmatt’s Blog. Hit up the link for the full content analysis. Thanks, PCgamesN.