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Valve Announces Dota 2-Based Card Game Artifact

Valve Announces Dota 2-Based Card Game Artifact

Valve has used the grand stage of The International 7 to announce Artifact, an online card game based on Dota 2's world and, to some extent, its mechanics.  The card game is based on three-lane gameplay, separating it from existing ...

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Are Valve and HTC’s VR goggles really the future of PC gaming?

Are Valve and HTC’s VR goggles really the future of PC gaming?

Over the weekend, HTC announced that it’s partnering with Valve to release a new virtual reality headset dubbed the “Re Vive.” Powered by SteamVR technology and manufactured by HTC, this seems mutually beneficial for the time being. But what about ...

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Valve enables region locking in Steam, to stop you buying cheap games from Russia

Valve enables region locking in Steam, to stop you buying cheap games from Russia

Steam, one of the sole bastions of sanity when it comes to digital games distribution, has enabled region locking on games. This means if you buy a game in one territory, you can no longer use it in another territory ...

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Valve open-sources its DirectX to OpenGL translation software: Here come the SteamOS and Linux games?

Valve open-sources its DirectX to OpenGL translation software: Here come the SteamOS and Linux games?

Valve has made Dota 2‘s Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer open source. This is the piece of code that allows Valve to take a standard DirectX Windows game that uses the Source engine (Dota 2, Team Fortress, Portal), and easily bring ...

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Valve: Trust us, our VAC anti-cheat software isn’t interested in your porn-surfing habits

Valve: Trust us, our VAC anti-cheat software isn’t interested in your porn-surfing habits

Over the weekend, it emerged that Valve’s Anti-Cheat software (VAC) was scanning your computer’s internet history and reporting a list of visited websites back to Valve. Obviously, the internet immediately entered a state of privileged outrage, spitting apoplectically and claiming that ...

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Valve removes touchscreen from Steam Controller, replaces it with regular buttons

Valve removes touchscreen from Steam Controller, replaces it with regular buttons

Valve’s Steam Machine and its paired Steam Controller are still in early beta, so we should expect both small and drastic changes to various aspects of both devices. When the Steam Controller was revealed, it was announced that a small ...

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CES 2014: Valve unveils 13 new Steam Machines, from $500 to $6,000

CES 2014: Valve unveils 13 new Steam Machines, from $500 to $6,000

Yesterday when CES 2014 began, Valve revealed 12 hardware partners that are going to help make its Steam Machine dream come true. We also got a look at a new third-party Steam Machine by CyberPowerPC that began at a price ...

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