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Steam For Linux Is Now In Closed Beta
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Valve’s Steam platform began life on Windows, and only just moved to Macs in 2010. Now the Washington-based developer is ready to move Steam onto the wild west of operating systems – Linux. Valve announced that the Steam for Linux …

Creativity Software Is Now Available On Steam Creativity Software Is Now Available On Steam

Valve announced last month that they would soon be bringing non-game software to Steam. This would allow Steam users to purchase and download popular software without having to go through another vendor. That alone sounded good enough, but Valve has …

MADE: A Fully Functional Sentry Turret from Portal

TARGET ACQUIRED. DISPENSING PRODUCT. Are you still there? Good, because I want to show you what’s going to be the envy of every gaming room and hip office across the world. Not much to see here – just a fully …

Steam Big Picture Brings Steam to Your TV

If any game company can see the writing on the wall and adapt, it’s Valve. Though gamers are still waiting for the announcement of Half-Life 3, Valve has been adapting its Steam platform for almost a decade, making it into …

Valve “jumping” Into Gaming Hardware Creation
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It’s been rumored for months now that Valve is working on creating their own game console. Aside from hiring hardware engineers, Valve striking out with their own hardware just seems to make sense. The company is already porting Steam games …

Steam Greenlight Launches Today: Let the Voting Begin

Valve, the creators of Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2, and the popular Steam digital video game distribution platform, announced today that Steam Greenlight has officially launched. The voting has already begun. Greenlight is a new system that allows gamers to …

Windows 8 Trashed by Gabe Newell (Again)
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Much has already been said about Windows 8 and its new tile-laden interface. Moreover, much has already been said about Windows 8 gaming and how game developers are worried that the OS could damage the PC gaming market. Valve co-founder …

Portal 2 Brings Co-Op Level Creation And Coupons To PC Gamers
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Valve is never truly finished with a game. Barring their continued lack of support for Half-Life, the developer continues to add new updates to all of their games. Their latest game, Portal 2, has received some pretty meaty updates over …

Steam Announces a Pinterest-Like “Game Hub” Overhaul

In the past decade, Steam has gone from being annoying digital rights management (DRM) software for Valve games to one of the most celebrated gaming distribution platforms of modern gaming. Physical copies of PC games have all but disappeared from …

Steam Isn’t Just For Games Anymore Steam Isn’t Just For Games Anymore

Valve and their Steam service have become synonymous with digital distribution. There are other players who are trying to break into the downloadable PC game market, but nobody has been able to take on Steam just yet. With Steam’s next …

Valve Is Latest To Block Class-Action Lawsuits In Their Terms Of Service

There’s a rather disturbing trend making its way through the tech industry at the moment. Companies are updating their terms of service to make it so that consumers can’t bring class-action lawsuits against the company. Consumers are instead forced to …

Watch This Guy Beat Portal In 8 Minutes

Speed runs are one of my most favorite things when it comes to gaming. Watching a grand master complete a game in the fraction of the time it took me to complete it fills me with awe. Granted, there are …

Valve Prepares Steam’d Penguins For Linux Gamers

We brought you word a few months ago that Valve was bringing their popular digital game delivery service, Steam, to Linux. The news came from Michael Larabel, founder of Phoronix, who had been invited to Valve Headquarters to help along …

Amazon Enters The Free-To-Play Business With Game Connect
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In just a few years, Amazon has gone from major retailer of physical games to major player in the digital games business. They beat Steam to the punch with a massive July sale that rivaled what Steam does in Summer …

This Famous Pulp Fiction Scene Made In Source Filmmaker Will Make Your Day
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Valve’s Source Filmmaker, a program that allows crafty gamers to create their own short films using the Source engine, has just entered its open beta phase. That means that folks can make their own movies using anything that exists in …

Indie Games Find A New Home On Steam Greenlight

I have friends in the indie gaming scene and they would love to get their game on the largest PC platform – Steam. The only problem is that Steam has an approval process that can leave a game in Steam’s …

LEGO + Portal = Shut Up And Take My Money
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I love LEGO. I love Portal. What if there was a way to combine my love for two equally awesome things into a single property of epic proportions? Good thing LEGO Cuusoo exists to make my dreams a reality. If …

Meet the Pyro Video Was Worth the Wait
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Much like Bethesda, Valve is one of the only video game companies that consistently releases excellent content and doesn’t rush game releases. Fans of Team Fortress 2 have been waiting for the Meet the Pyro video for a long time. …

“I’m Different” – Official Portal Turret Replicas Up For Sale

It has been well over a year since Portal 2 was released, and in that time enthusiasm for the game doesn’t seem to have died down. Just this year Portal fans have been laser-etching stainless steel and creating fan videos …

Quantum Conundrum For PC Now Available in Every Dimension

Quantum Conundrum, the new puzzle game from one of the creators of Portal, has officially launched for the PC. The game is available through Valve’s Steam platform for $14.99. In addition, players can opt to purchase a “Season Pass” version …

Schools Can Now Think With Portals For Free

There’s no denying that the education system needs some work. Children just aren’t interested in the old boring way of learning anymore. Why would they want to sit in a classroom being lectured at for an hour when they could …