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10:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Valve has paid out over $10M to just 661 content creators

Valve has paid out $10,215,796 to content creators making items in Team Fortress 2 and DOTA 2. We knew this figure already, but what we just found out thanks to Steam Dev Days is that the payouts have gone out to 661 creators...

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3:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Steam to add support for 12 more currencies

Steam just keeps on growing at a steady pace, and thanks to the recent Steam Dev Days event, we have a little more information on how Valve is going to continue their plans for world domination. According to a slide from the ...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Gabe Newell wants 'to make Greenlight go away'

There has been a wealth of news from Steam Developer Days as freewheeling game makers tweet like fiends. There's the Steam Controller redesign, Valve wanting music and video services for SteamOS, 75 million active users on St...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 01.15.2014

Steam Controllers are getting a redesign

Developers attending Valve's Steam Dev Days event have been tweeting like crazy. One of the more notable reports to come out of this developer-only conference is that the divisive Steam Controller will undergo serious changes...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 01.15.2014

Valve wants video and music services for SteamOS launch

Games consoles became multimedia devices a long time ago and it's no surprise that Valve is planning to have video and music services available for its line of Steam Machines at launch. As you're no doubt aware the Steam Dev ...

Alasdair Duncan

3:45 PM on 01.15.2014

There are now 75 million active Steam users

As of October 2013, Steam had 65 million active user accounts. That figure has since shot up to 75 million, Valve announced during its Steam Dev Days conference happening now in Seattle. The company also provided a summary of...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Valve releases SteamVR beta for Oculus Rift users

Valve has released a beta version of the SteamVR for the Oculus Rift. Valve programmer Joe Ludwig details how users will install and use the new beta over the on Steam forums for those of you interested. So what can you do wi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Opinion: The Steam Controller deserves a fair shot photo
Opinion: The Steam Controller deserves a fair shot
by Chris Carter

I've been playing PC games since the late '80s. Ever since I was old enough to grasp a keyboard I was introduced to PC games by way of my uncle, who was in IT at the time and had access to basically every new piece of technology on the market.

As such, I acclimated myself to mouse and keyboard controls fairly early in my developmental stages, and it's a habit I generally stick to when playing PC games to this day. But not everyone is the same way, and Valve is looking to ease those people into PC gaming with the Steam Controller.

For that, they deserve a fair amount of praise, and a fair chance to prove their point.

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6:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller

When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mo...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 01.07.2014

Here's 2014's first batch of Greenlight titles

Now that we're fully into 2014, it's time for Valve to announce another batch of games and software packages that have been approved from Greenlight. Another 50 titles have been announced for release, taking the total number...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 AM on 01.07.2014

A gallery of the new Steam Machines

Valve unveiled 14 Steam Machines at their CES press conference this past evening. After Gabe Newell gave us the rundown, we had a chance to get up close with some of the new models. Here is a gallery of the new machines we sa...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Maingear's Spark Steam Machine is tiny

Maingear's entry to the Steam Machine market is the small form factor Spark. The system weighs less than one pound, and is smaller than a DVD case. Dimension wise, it's 4.5” width, 4.23 depth, and 2.34” in height....

Hamza CTZ Aziz







Steam Controller first hands-on impressions photo
Steam Controller first hands-on impressions
by Dale North

Valve had plenty of Steam controllers for press to try following their press conference tonight at CES. I gave it a spin with several games, with varying success. I also played around with the UI a bit. Read on for my first impressions. 

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Steam Machine prices range from $499 to $6,000 photo
Steam Machine prices range from $499 to $6,000
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Valve just revealed the full list of Steam Machine partners at their CES press conference today. All these PCs run the new SteamOS, and we have the prices for 12 of the 14 announced partner PCs along with some basic hardware specs.

The full list is below, with prices starting at $499 and going upwards to $6,000. $6,000! Some prices haven't been revealed yet, but this is a nice overview for now. Note that we'll be doing bigger breakout posts once we have more info available to share.

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7:35 PM on 01.06.2014

Alienware's new Steam Box looks goooooood

They're not talking price or specs yet, but they are showing off the tiny form factor of the Alienware Steam Box. This thing is gorgeous in person with its glossy finish and lighting. It's hand sized, with rubber footing and ...

Dale North

7:14 PM on 01.06.2014

Valve unveils 14 new Steam Box machines

We're at Valve's CES press conference tonight, where Gabe Newell just unveiled 13 Steam Boxes. They literally ripped the covers off of 13 under-lit pedestals where each of the new boxes are displayed for attending press. Make...

Dale North