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  • Blog Post: Left 4 Dead 2 Free To Play For The Weekend

    Valve said today Left 4 Dead 2 is going free to play starting this Thursday through the rest of the weekend. New players can start pre-loading now on Steam. "For current players, we created a new achievement. Good Guy Nick - – 'Plays games with free weekend players and helps them survive... More
  • Blog Post: Left 4 Dead Series Sells Over 12 Million

    Valve says its cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead has sold over 12 million copies to date. "Telling people a game is great will sell one extra copy. Letting people play the game – Left 4 Dead is a good example – is much better," Valve writer Chet Faliszek said in an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Black Mesa Among The First Steam Greenlight Games

    Valve revealed the first 10 titles that were greenlit through its new community-focused publishing system Steam Greenlight. Among them is Black Mesa, the long-awaited Half-Life mod that uses the latest Source engine. Valve says the games will be released independently in the months ahead. "The Steam... More
  • Blog Post: Source 2 Engine Files Reportedly Discovered

    File names and icons for Valve's unannounced next-generation game engine Source 2 were reportedly discovered in Source Filmmaker, the new movie-making program . Website Valvetime.net discovered over 60 references to the new engine. "There are references to Source, Hybrid, and Source 2 in this... More
  • Blog Post: Payday Dev Teams Up With Valve

    Payday: The Heist developer Overkill announced it's collaborating with Valve on a new game that's said to be a blend between Payday and Left 4 Dead. “As perceptive gamers will have noticed, several hints have recently been dropped into Payday: The Heist, which has led to various rumors... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Sales Hit 4 Million

    Sales of Valve Software's Portal 2 have reached the 4 million mark, the company said. Speaking to Neogamr, Valve's David Sawyer confirmed the number during an interview about the new level editor that went live today for the PC and Mac versions. The Portal franchise to date has sold 8 million... More
  • Blog Post: If You Were Better At Dota, You Could Win A Million Dollars

    Valve is not only showing off Dota 2 at Gamescom in Germany later this month. The company is also giving a million dollars to the winners of The International , a sixteen-team double elimination Dota 2 tournament taking place during the show. Valve is broadcasting the tournament for free in English,... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Thief Designer Doug Church Now With Valve

    [Update] We received an official confirmation via an email from Valve's Doug Lombardi. It was short and to the point: "On the record: It's true." This certainly seems to be good news for both Church and Valve. Original Story: You may not have heard of Doug Church, but rest assured that... More
  • Blog Post: Left 4 Dead's Upcoming DLC Requires Sacrifice

    Today Valve announced the next chapter in the Left 4 Dead saga, and it's coming to more games and platforms than you might think. Oh, and someone's going to die. Again. In an interview with GamesTrailers, Valve's Chet Faliszek announced The Sacrifice, a new DLC pack that will be compatible... More
  • Blog Post: Over 1.5 Million Free Copies Of Portal Downloaded

    To help commemorate the release of Steam on Mac, Valve has been running a promotion allowing gamers to download Portal for free . Well it seems that many of you like free stuff because Valve has reported that over 1.5 million copies of the game have been downloaded to date. Portal was a great game, and... More
  • Blog Post: April Cover Revealed

    Valve is known for making quality first-person shooters: The Half-Life series redefined how players think about the FPS genre, while titles like Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead took team-oriented multiplayer action to a whole new level. But among Valve's stable of popular shooters, one game stands... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Valve Alters Portal

    UPDATE 2: Mystery solved! Well, sort of. Not all of the decoded info is entirely clear, but we do know one thing: Portal has a new ending. After a second update to the Steam version of Portal released this afternoon, Xfire user Exilion posted this video , which showcases the brief addendum to the traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Probably Coming To Mac

    Clues pointing toward Valve porting its popular Steam digital delivery/community service to the Macintosh platform are mounting. Valve programmer Chris Green's LinkedIn profile proclaims that they are "REALLY looking for senior Linux + Mac engineers," while the public beta for Steam's... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Considering PS3 Development?

    Valve Software boss Gabe Newell's disdain for Sony's console is well-documented, but that may not be the final word in the relationship between Valve and the PS3. Comments made by Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek give credence to the notion that PS3 development isn't off the table for the... More
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