Linux Is Getting Valve’s Steam Platform Soon

It’s a fun little joke to say that Mac doesn’t get any games, but we know that to be totally untrue. More and more developers are making sure their games can run on OS X ever since Apple switched to…

The Science Of Counter Strike: GO “Heat Maps”

The amount of pure data that developers get when they do beta tests is massive to say the least. And every developer chooses to use this data in different ways. Some change maps to funnel the action in different directions…

Valve’s Hardware Ambitions May Look Like Google Glasses

We brought you word on Friday that Valve may be getting more serious about hardware than previously thought. The company was looking for hardware engineers with the job descriptions making it sound like game consoles. While that’s a pretty good…

Valve Might Be Making A Console After All

Valve has been up to something lately. The world famous game developer was rumored only last month to be building a games console to bring PC games to the TV. There was even photographic evidence straight from a Valve employee.…

Amazon Discounts Hundreds Of PC Game Downloads

When you think of digital game downloads and sales, what’s the first thing that pops to your mind? Steam, right? Valve’s digital content delivery service has proven again and again that if you put something on sale, people will buy…

Portal 2 Theme Song Played in Second Laser Etching

Last week I reported on YouTube user chjade84’s video of a laser etching the Aperture Science logo into stainless steel while also playing “Still Alive” from the Portal soundtrack. This week, YouTube user PhotoMachining has created a sequel, this time…

Portal Theme Song Played With A Fiber Laser

This video of Jonathan Coulton’s “Still Alive” being played by a laser was uploaded by YouTube user chjade84 earlier this week. In case it’s hard to see, that pattern being carved into a stainless steel plate while the “music” plays…

Steam On Mobile Is Going Places

Valve’s new Steam Mobile service is probably one of the best apps that I use with my Android, even though it’s only a few months old. There could be some improvements made, but Valve is already working on that. Gamasutra…

Counter-Strike:GO No Longer Features X Platform Play

Yesterday it was revealed that Valve had abandoned it’s plan for cross platform play between PS3, MAC, and PC players for its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game. Valve has decided to strip the functionality in favor of offering constant updates for…

GDC 2012: Razer Hydra Brings Motion Control To Valve PC Titles

Motion control may be the future of consoles, but it’s about to make its way to the PC. PC gaming has had its fair share of awful motion control gimmicks in the past, one product may have found its way…