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  • Blog Post: Valve's Steam Controller May Be At Gamescom Next Month

    A listing on the official Gamescom 2014 website suggests that Valve may be bringing its new Steam controller to the public trade show in Germany. The page says that Valve will be showing off "controllers" under the peripherals category. We last got our hands on Valve's haptic feedback-enhanced... More
  • Blog Post: Team Fortress Collides With Watch Dogs In Gamer Spoof

    It's interesting how long Team Fortress has been around and yet how much it's still a part of the modern cultural landscape. Case in point is this Team Fortress short that mixes things up with a more modern title, Ubisoft recent open world title, Watch Dogs. Find out what happens when the cast... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Pushes Past 8 Million Concurrent Users During Summer Sale

    Steam’s Summer Sale wraps up in just a little while, and it’s been a fruitful week for Valve. This week, concurrent usership passed 8 million a number of times, most recently at about noon Pacific on Sunday, June 29. At its peak, Steam saw 8.02 million users of the at least 75 million users... More
  • Blog Post: Portal's Turret Chorus Sings The Game Of Thrones Theme

    Game of Thrones ' season may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't relive its opening theme music from the perspective of a collection of Portal turrets. The video comes from YouTube channel Harry101UK , which has a collection high-quality animations from Portal set to the tune of original... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2's 'The International' Prize Pool Grows To More Than $10 Million

    There's a lot at stake at this year's The International tournament. Dota 2 players will be competing for their share of a purse that's sitting at more than $10 million. To put that in perspective, that amount dwarfs last year's prize pool, which was about $2.9 million. It even beats out... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Summer Sale Begins Now, Ends June 30

    Hide your wallets, because the Steam Summer Sale is here. Valve’s torrent of bargains begins right now and runs through June 30. As with previous sales, there’s an over-arching meta-campaign to earn Summer Sale trading cards, craft badges, earn exclusive in-game items, and win free games... More
  • Blog Post: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Site Goes Live

    Valve has thrown up a Team Fortress 2 teaser site, with a countdown that expires this evening. The countdown on the site leads to 7 p.m. Central time, but there's little indication what will be revealed. [ Source: Gamespot ] Our Take I can't venture to guess what this will be. Any fans out there... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Admits That Some Early Access Games Might Never Be Finished

    It used to be that when you purchased a game, you were bringing home a finished product. As online connectivity has grown for PC and console gamers, the relationship between developers and their products (and the consumers that purchase them has changed). The most recent alteration to that traditional... More
  • Blog Post: Oculus Hires Valve’s Former Steam Boss As Head Of Platform

    Jason Holtman was once the man at the top of PC gaming’s most powerful platform. He left Valve in February 2013 and ended up at Microsoft for a short stint . Now, he’s been hired to join a number of his former Valve colleagues at Oculus VR. Holtman will serve as Oculus’ head of platform... More
  • Blog Post: What If Valve Made Smash Bros.?

    The trailers for Super Smash Bros. have a distinct style , highlighting the combatants and their moves. However, Nintendo isn't the only company with characters worth highlighting, as demonstrated in this fan-made video featuring familiar faces from Valve games. User crazyhalo made the video, which... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Machine And Controller Moves To 2015

    In a posted update on Steam's Universe community page , Valve revealed the Steam Machine and its controller look like they won't make a 2014 release. The post from Valve's Eric Hope reads the controller is currently going through, "Live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 International Prize Pool Climbs Over $6 Million

    The prize pool for the annual Dota 2 championship event, The International, has risen above the $6 million mark and shows no sign of slowing down as we move toward the main event in July. This year the final days of the tournament will be taking place at KeyArena in Seattle WA, a shift in venue from... More
  • Blog Post: Alienware’s Steam Machine To Be Company's ‘Least Profitable System’ Ever

    In September 2013, Valve revealed its three-pronged plan to take over the living rooms. At CES in January, we got our first look at over a dozen different custom PCs carrying the “Steam Machine” label. Now, some manufacturers are expressing concern about the endeavor. Steam Machines and the... More
  • Blog Post: New Trailer Shows Gameplay From Left 4 Dead's Japanese Arcade Port

    We still don't know exactly how the game plays, or the structure of its cabinet, but a new trailer shows off how the gameplay will look. Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like Left 4 Dead. In fact, it looks exactly like Left 4 Dead, but with less accuracy, and what appears to be redisigned protagonists... More
  • Blog Post: Half-Life 2 And Portal Are Now Portable On Nvidia Shield

    Two of Valve's greatest games are now available on the go for Nvidia Shield owners. Both of you can find the games right now on Google Play , and they run natively on the console (as opposed to streaming from Nvidia PCs). They retail for $9.99, so pick them up now if you're looking for a couple... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Is Dead: Nightmare Edition Heading To PC

    Suda 51's spiritual successor to Killer 7 is coming to PC with a new subtitle later this month. The game will be available on PC on May 23, and the Nightmare Edition subtitle adds a few new wrinkles. It includes the new Nightmare Mode difficulty where enemies can only be defeated using certain attacks... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Cut Classes And Alternate Art Styles Of Team Fortress 2

    The folks over at Did You Know Gaming have put together a new video covering the long development cycle and myriad changes that eventually lead to Team Fortress 2. It's fairly common knowledge that Team Fortress 2 was in development for a long time, even by Valve standards, and it went through a... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Publishes Free Comic Book Day Catch-Up Comic For Team Fortress 2

    Today is free comic book day, and in honor of the sort-of holiday, Valve has published a comic to catch readers up on its ongoing Team Fortress 2 comic book. The comic has been published for free quarterly by Valve for some time. It recently published its third issue. Valve has offered the catch-up comic... More
  • Blog Post: Taito Bringing Left 4 Dead To Japanese Arcades

    Valve and Taito are teaming up to bring Left 4 Dead to Japanese arcades this year. The game, which was first teased as “Project Z” is now known as Left 4 Dead: Survivors. Unfortunately, there’s no gameplay yet or even a look at a cabinet. We do know that it will be part of Taito’s... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Children's Adventure Games Pajama Sam, Freddi Fish, Putt-Putt, And Spy Fox Coming To Steam

    Tommo is bringing a large collection of classic Humongous Entertainment 90s educational adventure games to Steam. The rollout began last week with a handful of games becoming available on Thursday, April 17. You can find the games by heading here on Steam . The games are being brought to Steam by Night... More
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