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The Lab

Valve announces free VR experience 'The Lab,' set in Portal universe

Valve's public relations is so bizarre. Where most publishers will send over 1000-word hypertext press releases with screenshots and videos, Valve is keen to just give us four sentences in plain text. And we still write about it! Because Va...   read

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New Valve program drops Steam bundle prices to account for already-owned games

A new Valve initiative will allow consumers to take advantage of the savings that game bundles offer without possibly necessitating the purchase of duplicate licenses. This program introduces flexible pricing -- a system that changes the co...   read

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Steam security

Valve to implement new security measures for Steam starting next week

Steam still has a ways to go in terms of functionality (mostly to adjust things they implemented, like Greenlight, mods, and trading) but a new change is coming on March 9, sprung by security concerns. For starters, you can't dupe items any...   read

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15,000 Vives were sold in the first 10 minutes at $800 a pop

For all the talk about how expensive virtual reality is, it hasn't stopped people from spending their cash on it. The excitement is palpable, as Oculus quickly sold through its first Rift shipment last month. It seems as if the more expensi...   read

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HTC Vive

HTC Vive will cost almost 700 British Pounds, 900 Euros

A week ago, we learned the HTC Vive price was going to be pretty steep ($799 in the USA). Since then, people in other countries have been eagerly awaiting news on how the local pricing would stack up. Simply put, the HTC Vive is going ...   read

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Valve voice acting
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Uncovered voice files reveal how Valve makes games funny

Comedy is hard at the best of times, in a video game, it can be damn near impossible (looking at you Matt Hazard). The magical elixir of expectation, subversion, and timing that makes a joke funny is hard to nail down when working against t...   read

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Gaben drops the hammer

Gabe Newell fires Dota 2 host and production company during live tournament

Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and patron saint of Steam, has taken to reddit to address the Dota 2 subreddit's complaints about the Shanghai Major tournament currently taking place in China. "Two things: 1) James. We've had issues with ...   read

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The Vive is too expensive

Things that are less expensive than the HTC Vive

With the current exchange rate, the $799 Vive will cost roughly $1099 in Canadian dollars where I live (not counting taxes and any extra charges). That's a whole lot of cash. While I'm as excited as anyone else at the idea of stumbling arou...   read

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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive will cost a cool $799

Following a leak earlier today, HTC has officially confirmed the price of its VR device, the Vive, and its launch date. Early adopters will pay $799 to bask in the glory of VR with the first shipments of the device heading out in April. Pre...   read

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XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...   read

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Free erotic visual novel

Win a free copy of that sexy lesbian ghost game

Hey, how's it going? Remember Kindred Spirits on the Roof, the visual novel that, "focuses on a lesbian relationship between two ghost girls who haunt an all-girls academy and the unrequited feelings in their hearts, unable to fully ex...   read

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Team Fortress 2

Think you're good enough to rock Team Fortress 2 competitively?

Here’s your chance to prove it, boyo. Though there’s, as yet, nothing on the official Team Fortress 2 website, Valve has launched a new Steam Community Group dedicated to keeping players updated about the new beta testing phase....   read

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A sequel to Half-Life: Opposing Force is coming to Steam next month

Before Half-Life 2, the Black Mesa universe gave birth to three Half-Life spin-offs: Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Decay (and where Gearbox Software got its start). The average person might not know this because they were never treat...   read

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Sven Co-op 5.0
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It's almost time to play the Half-Life campaign with friends

Sven Co-op was part of the holy grail of Half-Life mods. It was played as frequently as Counter-Strike or Team Fortress Classic by many people, myself included. It's purely cooperative, hence the name, and had a constan...   read

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Steam sale

The Steam Winter Sale made a whole lot of money

Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: Steam raked in a lot of cash thanks to one of its vaunted seasonal sales. Steam's Winter Sale again turned out to be a giant source of revenue for Valve, even with the Christmas snafu&...   read

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Half-Life's lone writer has left Valve after 18 years

Marc Laidlaw, co-creator and sole writer of the Half-Life franchise, has resigned from his position at Valve. He had worked at the Bellevue-based developer for 18 years at the time of his departure. The news comes as a result of a...   read

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The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent

Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek ‘dboorn&rsquo...   read

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Valve ARG

This sure seems like a new Valve ARG

Valve has seemingly slipped an alternate reality game (ARG) into the 2015 Winter Steam Sale. Over the past week, users have been searching for what they perceived to be clues all across Steam and in Valve's still-unraveling Northpole Noir w...   read

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Valve finally discusses Steam's 'troubled Christmas'

Five days after we reported that Steam users were seeing account information that didn't belong to them, Valve has issued a public statement regarding that Christmas kerfuffle. A previous comment from a Valve representative confirmed that a...   read

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So, how about explaining that Steam Christmas debacle, eh Valve?

::Jerry Seinfeld voice:: So how about that Steam fiasco?! Over Christmas, Steam gave hundreds of users access to random accounts, allowing them to view purchase and billing information of random strangers. Valve clarified to the press that ...   read

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(Updates) PSA: Steam is giving people access to random accounts, don't log in

[Update 2: We've received comment from a Valve representative, who confirms that a caching bug was responsible for the leak. According to Valve, only cached information was viewable, and no "unauthorized actions" were performed on the affec...   read

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Steam Winter Sale

The Steam Winter Sale just started, thousands of games discounted

You, statistically speaking, are probably a person with a backlog of PC games so overwhelming that you'll never be caught up. Steam, fiscally speaking, is a service with a vested interest in selling you more PC games that, again, you'll pro...   read

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French consumer group takes on the Steam user agreement

Valve is being sued by a French consumer group that deems the terms and conditions of the Steam user agreement as "detrimental to consumer interests." According to redditor Silencement, consumer rights group UFC-Que Choisir s...   read

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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive has been improved, details at CES

Recently, Engadget published a report from an HTC Vive-centric developer forum in China that claims HTC has made a "very big technological breakthrough" on its Steam VR-powered virtual reality headset. Originally, the headset was set for a ...   read

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TF2 update

Sick of playing Team Fortress 2? Tough break

When was the last time you played Team Fortress 2? During the Gun Mettle event way back in the summer? Maybe when they introduced that weird sports mode a few months back? During Halloween? This very morning in your little Pyro themed under...   read

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