Valve

Steam

Valve's New Game 'Artifact' Is a Perfect Machine for Making Money

Games like ‘Artifact’ are why the FTC is investigating loot boxes.
Matthew Gault
11.29.18
Video Games

20 Years After 'Half-Life' Launched, Its Fan-Made Remake Is Almost Done

The first trailer for 'Black Mesa: Xen,' the final act of the long running remake, looks stunning.
Matthew Gault
11.19.18
Steam

Steam Will Start Moderating Its Forums, But Developers Can Opt Out

Valve will begin reviewing posts and making decisions about what can and can’t be posted in Steam's forums.
Matthew Gault
9.20.18
Steam

The First Hardcore Porn Game on Steam Is Not Fucking Around

‘Negligee: Love Stories’ is an uncensored anime visual novel with hardcore sex.
Matthew Gault
9.18.18
moderation

Valve: 'It Really Does Seem Bad Games Are Made by Bad People'

Valve shares more details about how it decides who's a 'straight up troll' publishing video games on Steam.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.6.18
esports

'Dota 2' Player Who Used Programmable Mouse Disqualified His Team From $15 Million Tournament

The International 2018 organizers disqualified a South American team from a $15 million tournament when one of its players used a mouse with programmable buttons.
Matthew Gault
6.25.18
ecommerce

Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch 'Counter-Strike' Players, Making Their Expensive Gun Skins Worthless

The change to comply with Dutch regulations came with no warning, leaving players stuck with valuable inventories.
Ian Birnbaum
6.20.18
Steam

Hundreds of Thousands of Windows XP Users Won't Be Able to Use Steam Soon

Valve is kicking the operating system off its service starting January 2019. Upgrade or GTFO.
Matthew Gault
6.13.18
PC

The First Non-Valve Game on Steam was Weird as Hell

'Rag Doll Kung Fu,' the first game on Steam not developed by Valve, showed that the platform was great for small, weird games.
Ian Birnbaum
6.5.18
Internet Insecurity

An Exploit Left Millions of Steam Users Vulnerable for the Past 10 Years

A security researcher found a serious vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of a Steam user’s computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.18
active shooter

Valve Has Removed a School Shooting Simulator From Steam, Calling the Developer a 'Troll'

Valve said the maker of 'Active Shooter' is "a troll, with a history of customer abuse, publishing copyrighted material, and user review manipulation.”
Matthew Gault
5.29.18
HuniePop

'It's an Anime Titty Holocaust:' Steam Is Cracking Down on Visual Novels

Developers are saying that Valve is going to kick them off of Steam despite already going through a 'vigorous' review process years ago.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.18.18
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