Watch These Guys Beat Half-Life In Under 21 Minutes

Before 1998, first-person shooters were all about, well, shooting. Half-Life came along in ’98 and changed everything though. Sure, it played a lot like Quake, but it had a story. It wasn’t one of those in your face stories either.…

Valve Is Porting Portal To The Nvidia Shield

Nobody really takes Android gaming that seriously. Ouya tried to appeal to the core gamer with its Kickstarter-backed platform, but it has pretty much fizzled out at this point. Despite this, Nvidia is still trying to make hardcore Android gaming…

Microsoft Hasn’t Given Up On PC Gaming Just Yet

In August of last year, it looked like Microsoft was finally getting serious about PC gaming again when it hired former Steam boss Jason Holtman. Those hoping for a PC gaming renaissance from Microsoft were met with disappoint last month…

Steam Holiday Sale Has Begun, ‘Arkham Origins’ Half Off

During this year’s Black Friday holiday shopping weekend, PC gamers were treated to this year’s Steam Autumn Sale. As expected, this sale was a small taste of the much larger sale that was to come. Today Valve launched its 2013…

Steam Machine Gets The Teardown Treatment From iFixIt

Earlier this month, Valve sent out 300 Steam Machines to lucky beta testers across the U.S. While the chances of you getting one were incredibly slim, one of the iFixIt team members somehow managed to get his hands on one.…

Gabe Newell Talks Coding In Google Hangout

When you hear the name Gabe Newell, what immediately comes to mind? For most of us, it’s probably Valve, Steam, Half-Life or some combination of the three. Not many would immediately equate Newell to coding as it’s easy to forget…

Steam Machines Will Ship Out On Friday, Beta Participants To Be Notified Today

Earlier this year, Valve introduced the world to its vision of bringing PC gaming to the living room with SteamOS and Steam Machines. While hardware makers won’t have Steam Machines on the market until next year, Valve said it would…

Valve Is Now An Official Member Of The Linux Foundation

It’s no secret that Valve sees Linux as the future of PC gaming. After all, the company is building SteamOS on top of Linux. Now the game developer has cemented its commitment to the platform by joining The Linux Foundation.…

Steam Autumn/Spring Sale Has Begun

Fresh off the new console launches, Valve today launched its annual Autumn Sale. The sale should come as a relief to gamers who spent tons of money on a new console only to find the launch titles lacking. Actually, the…

Here’s The First Third-Party Steam Machine

Earlier this year, Valve announced that it would be getting into the “console” market with the Steam Machine. As its name implies, it takes the PC and stuffs into a box that even the PC illiterate can understand. For now,…

Valve Introduces Steam Reviews, Beta Goes Live Today

Are you one of the many jaded, cynical gamers that just can’t trust game critics anymore? Do you find more truthiness in the words of your fellow gamer? Well, you will be pleased to know that Valve is now introducing…

Steam In-Home Streaming To Enter Beta Soon

Back when Valve first announced SteamOS, it said that users would be able to either play PC games on its own Steam Machines hardware or stream games from another PC in the house to the television. While Steam Machines won’t…

Valve Demos Its New Steam Controller

Earlier this month, Valve announced its intention to enter the hardware market with Steam Machines complete with Steam Controller. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should really check it out. It’s wild, and totally out there – just like…

Valve To Host Steam Dev Days In January

There’s no denying that Valve is a major force in PC gaming. After all, the company singlehandedly revived the PC gaming market with Steam. Now it’s entering the gaming hardware and operating system markets, and it wants developers along for…

Valve Reveals Steam Machine Prototype Specs

Last week video game developer Valve, the company behind the Steam online marketplace, unveiled its vision of bringing PC gaming to the living room and TVs. This announcement included hardware called “Steam Machines” that would run SteamOS and be controlled…

Is Half-Life 3 Actually Under Development?

Throwing the caution of attracting the ire of the The Answer Is No Twitter account, the idea of actually getting to play Half-Life 3 makes one take risks when it comes to article title conventions. The idea of the game…

Odd-Looking Steam Controller Announced by Valve

On Monday, Valve announced SteamOS, a new PC operating system tuned specifically for gaming. It followed-up that announcement on Wednesday with the reveal of Steam Machines, new hardware from Valve and its partners that will take advantage of SteamOS. Today…

Valve Announces Steam Machines, Will Ship Out 300 Prototypes This Year

On Monday, Valve announced the first step in its plan to take over the living room – SteamOS. Now an operating system is all well and good, but it needs hardware to run on. That’s where the next step comes…

Valve’s SteamOS Gets The NMA Treatment

Yesterday afternoon, Valve announced SteamOS. It’s an open and free Linux-based operating system built specifically to play PC games. Valve reportedly has the support of many major industry players, and will be rolling it out this year. Before that, though,…

Valve Announces SteamOS, Brings Your PC To The Living Room

Last year, Valve attempted to bring Steam to the living room through Big Picture. It worked well enough, but it required you to plug your PC directly into a TV. With its next breakthrough, Valve will now bring your PC…