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The Super Circuitcast! 04/10/14! The International 2014 Sells Out in an Hour! What does this mean for Esports? [Podcast]

Apr
10

In the past week, Valve sold out of their premiere DotA 2 event, The International. In one hour. Matt, Moo, and Rami discuss the exciting news and what it means for Esports.

Fan-Made Half-Life 3 Trailer is So Good It's Painful

Apr
03

Using Source Filmmaker, these animators gave us what Valve couldn't... a tiny taste of what Half-Life 3 could look like. It's not real of course, just like the tears streaming down my face. Those are raindrop allergies from cutting onions.

Valve Announces 75 New Greenlit Games, but this Doesn't Mean the Project has been Successful

Mar
25

When Valve first launched Project Greenlight about a year and a half ago, they promised to change how games were brought to their popular Steam platform. If developers wanted their game featured on Steam, all they had to do was pay a small submission fee and then their game would be entered into a pool of possible games, voted on by users. Plenty of games have made it through this process, with a recent slew of 75 titles coming soon to the Steam, but is Project Greenlight actually successful?

Valve Working on Portal Board Game

Mar
06

For anyone who wants to play Portal without the distraction of silly things like computers and electricity, Valve is working on just the game for you. Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game is the working title for an upcoming board game, which will be released as early as this year.

Gabe Newell Reddit AMA Rescheduled for 2PM

Mar
04

Just a reminder that if the Reddit AMA with Gabe Newell has been moved to 2PM today (Tuesday, March 4). 

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Activate Generosity Mode: Steam Family Sharing is Live

Mar
03

Steam's Family Sharing feature is now out of beta and open to all. It allows you to share your library of Steam games with up to five trusted users, who will have full access to download and play anything from your collection.

Valve Allowing Game Devs to Schedule Their Own Sales

Feb
26

Valve has confirmed a new Steamworks tool that will allow game developers to manually set discounts on their titles. Previously, devs had to coordinate with Valve to participate in sales events, such as the infamous seasonal sales. Now they will have more control over when discounts happen, how much their games will cost, and presumably, how much lighter our wallets will be getting.

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Valve Announces Release Date for Dota 2 Doc, Free to Play, on Steam, and Why That's Cool

Feb
19

Way back when the very first International Dota 2 tournament was going on, there were some grumblings of a Valve-produced documentary film being made about the subject. That very documentary, Free to Play, now has a release date: March 19th, 2014 on Steam. If that sounds weird to you, let me explain why it is, in fact, pretty cool.

Even More 'Bioshock'-Themed Items Come to 'Team Fortress 2'

Feb
10

Good news for fans of Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite who also play Team Fortress 2, as Irrational Games and Valve have teamed up to bring three new Bioshock-themed items to Team Fortress 2.

'Dota 2' 'New Bloom Festival' Will Add a Hero, Game Mode, Seasonal Event

Jan
28

Dota 2's upcoming "New Bloom Festival" will unlock a new hero, a new game mode, aesthetic maps variants, new in-game items, and a mysterious enemy known as the "Year Beast."

Valve Hitches Steam Cart To Oculus Rift's VR Horse

Jan
17

Valve's will-they-won't-they VR hardware manufacturing plans have become clearer. In short: They won't, but there's a major caveat.

Valve's Gabe Newell Posts on Reddit Gaming, Gets Completely Ignored

Jan
15

Have you ever come up with an awesome idea for a Reddit post, only to have it ignored into oblivion the moment you post it? Valve head honcho Gabe Newell now shares your pain.

Valve: Steam Controller Will Not Feature a Touchscreen

Jan
15

Valve has made its first big alteration to the Steam Controller since revealing it last year. At the Steam Dev Days, the company revealed that the controller will no longer feature the center touchscreen, and will instead use that space for a directional pad with four mappable buttons.

Steam Sale Peaks At 7.6 Million Simultaneous Users

Jan
01

If you could cram 250 people into a single GameStop, you would need 30,400 stores to deal with all of these Steam users.

Flip Your Steam Machine Prototype On Ebay For $1300

Dec
20

Earlier today, the guys and gals at iFixit posted a teardown of one of the 300 prototype Steam Machines which Valve recently sent out.  For a view of the insdie, click on past the break.

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