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  • 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
  • Blog Post: International Dota 2 Championships Rack Up Over 2 Million Concurrent Viewers, Doubling 2013 Performance

    If you had any doubt that eSports viewership is on the rise, you can put them to rest. Valve announced that this year’s International Dota 2 championships doubled the number of concurrent viewers over 2013’s event. The event, which ran throughout July culminating in a championship weekend... More
  • Blog Post: At Least One Steam Controller Configuration Now Has An Analog Stick

    A new Steam client update has revealed a not-so-slight change to Valve’s in-development controller. The device, which Valve has designed to be customizable and configurable , now has an analog stick. The news was first discovered on the Facepunch forums, though we were able to confirm the existence... More
  • Blog Post: Newbee Wins Dota 2's The International 4 For $5 Million

    At the conclusion of Valve's annual Dota 2 International tournament, Newbee emerged victorious today to take away the lion's share of a $10.9 million prize pool in a best of five series, beating Vici Gaming in the Grand Finals. The winners will take away at least $5,028,308, with the second place... More
  • Blog Post: The International Dota 2 Championships Will Be Televised On ESPN

    Valve has announced some big news for Dota 2 and the entire eSports community. The International Dota 2 championships will be televised on ESPN3, with a finals preview show appearing on ESPN2. The matches will also be available online via the WatchESPN App. The championships will take place in Seattle... More
  • 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
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