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  • Blog Post: Steam Broadcasting Is Out Of Beta For All Users

    If you’ve been using the Steam beta client, you’ve had access to in-client broadcasting features since December. For those of you who prefer to use the more fully tested version of the Steam app, your time has come. According to the latest update notes, Steam Broadcasting was moved over from... More
  • Blog Post: This Is What Half-Life 2's Combine Invasion May Have Looked Like In Its Early Stages

    By the time Half-Life 2 begins, the Combine invasion is well on its way. This video imagines what the invasion might have looked like in its early stages. Buildings are still intact, it's bright and sunny, and crates of ammo and explosive red barrels are intermittently placed instead of showing up... More
  • Blog Post: Valve To Have Large GDC Presence With Steam Machines ‘Front And Center’

    With the delay of the Steam Machines out of 2014 , there has been some speculation about the fate of the devices. We reached out to Valve to find out when we might learn more about the hardware. Yesterday, a report emerged that the term “Steam Machine” is dead. Valve refutes that assertion... More
  • Blog Post: Alien: Colonial Marines Disappears From Steam

    Reports are surfacing that multiple titles in the Alien universe are disappearing from Steam. We were able to confirm one of them, 2013’s Alien: Colonial Marines, has been removed. The title received critical panning and is the subject of an ongoing class-action lawsuit . The other title identified... More
  • Blog Post: Concurrent Steam Users Top 8.46 Million In Early Hours Of 2015

    In June 2014, Steam saw record concurrent usership during its summer sale. Over 8 million people flocked to the site at the same time during the heat of June. Now, in the early hours of 2015, a that number has been surpassed. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 2:30 p.m. Eastern on January 1, usership... More
  • Blog Post: The Halo 5: Guardians Beta Begins Tomorrow For Master Chief Collection Owners

    For those who purchased Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the beta for Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer begins tomorrow. Xbox Live has been experiencing issues since Christmas day, but thankfully, the problems appear to have cleared up . Hopefully those issues won't reappear tomorrow when the... More
  • Blog Post: Portal-Assisted Basketball Is The Best Way To Play Basketball

    YouTube channel CorridorDigital has taken the portal gun away from Aperture, and imagined placing it on a basketball court. You can check out the video below which features two scientists planning out a series of basketball trick shots with the assistance of a Portal gun. It's the most elaborate... More
  • Blog Post: The Steam Controller Design Shows Another Tweak In Latest Client Beta

    The Steam Controller continues to evolve. Earlier this year, we reported that images in the Steam Client showed that the controller can support an analog stick . Now, it seems to share another feature with other input devices. As you can see above, the left haptic touch area appears to have a directional... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Steam Holiday Auction To Resume Shortly, Gem Issues Resolved

    Update 2: Valve has posted an update on the Steam Holiday Auction page stating that auctions will resume shortly. Here is the complete statement: "We apologize for the interruption. The Yeti has been contained. We had an issue with gems that means we need to reset and start again. – All gems... More
  • Blog Post: Steam In-Client Automatic Broadcasting And Viewing Options Available Now

    Valve has announced a significant new beta feature for the Steam client. Now, any game in your library is available for streaming in the Steam client and you’ll be able to spectate your friends while they play. The process seems simple. Once you opt into the beta client (available in the Settings... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Changes Steam Gifting Rules To Combat Code Scamming

    Valve has announced changes to its policies regarding game gifting that seek to protect the platform’s users. The move was announced last week by Valve employee Tony Paloma in the Steam Trading Cards Group. Any game purchased as a gift that is placed in the purchaser’s inventory cannot be... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Halloween Sales Haunt Steam And Humble Bundle

    Halloween is upon us, and digital storefronts are offering up deals on spooky games. Both Steam and Humble Bundle have kicked off themed offers, so turn the lights down, put your headphones on, and get ready for some frights. Valve is celebrating with a Steam sale featuring nearly 500 titles . Included... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Developer’s Threats Against Gabe Newell Get Game Pulled From Steam

    Developer Mike Maulbeck is the creator of Paranautical Activity. For a short time, his game was available on Steam, first as an Early Access title and then as a fully released game. Yesterday, Mualbeck threatened to kill Valve founder Gabe Newell. As you might suspect, Valve didn’t take kindly... More
  • Blog Post: The Team Fortress Crew Competes In A Deadly Race

    Valve's cartoonish shooter Team Fortress II is a competitive game, so we can't blame its characters for letting things get out of hand. When someone host a race to win some series prizes the two do everything in their power to be the first to cross the finish line. For a lifetime supply of beer... More
  • Blog Post: Hackers Charged With Stealing From Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, And Others

    A group of four hackers have been charged with stealing data from Microsoft, Epic Games, Valve, Zombie Studios, and the U.S. Army. More than $100 million worth of intellectual property was stolen including Xbox One and Xbox Live software and data, data related to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Gears... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Introduces Improved Discoverability (So You Can Find More Games To Buy)

    Steam has announced a new discoverability engine that will tap the community to improve how people find games. There’s a new homepage that is the start of a way to better find one of Steam’s 3,700 games. The new Steam homepage offers personalized recommendations that are pulled from your... More
  • Blog Post: Gone Home House Becomes A Multiplayer Map In Counter-Strike Mod

    A Counter-Strike modder going by the name Nipper on Steam Workshop has recreated the Gone Home's familiar house for use with Valve's shooter. You can find the map here , and it looks to be (without actually playing the mod) complete. Above you can see the TV room where you learned of the family's... More
  • Blog Post: Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell Creative Director Moves Over To Valve

    Saints Row IV and the upcoming Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell's creative director Steve Jaros is leaving Volition to join Valve. Jaros made the the announcement with a series of tweets offering his excitement for the future and past of Volition and Saints Row, as well as his excitement for his future... More
  • Blog Post: Dishonored Is Free This Weekend On Steam

    Whether your quest for revenge takes you on a path of “high chaos” or you quietly execute your marks and escape, Dishonored is worth playing . If you don’t yet own it, you can see for yourself this weekend on Steam without paying a dime.[Exerpt] Arkane Studios’ Dishonored gives... More
  • Blog Post: See Half-Life 2's Enemies Drawn To Scale

    From artist Andrew McGee, who brought us every colossus from Shadow of the Colossus drawn to scale , comes a new size comparison collection focused on Half-Life 2. In the piece you will find, I believe, every enemy that appears in Half-Life 2 from the tiny Headcrab, to the gigantic Striders. Even the... More
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