Category: Valve

Black Mesa Half-Life remake launch is just around the corner

Video game development is often portrayed both as some fantastic journey as well as a prolonged nightmare, the latter due to cramming to meet hard target dates, long development periods, and even delays. And that’s when there’s a company funding the development. For fan-made, mostly voluntary game development, things can take far, far longer than initially envisioned. Fortunately for hardcore…

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Valve Index will be in short supply thanks to coronavirus outbreak

As the release of Half-Life: Alyx quickly approaches, Valve has been having a difficult time keeping the Index VR headset in stock. The Index has been consistently sold out in many regions around the world, and unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things are going to get much better. While Valve does plan to restock the Index before the release of Half-Life: Alyxnext month, it’s definitely…

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Postmates, Doordash, Instacart, Airbnb dominate Marketplace top 100

A list of top marketplace-centric companies was released today. It’s called the A16Z Marketplace 100, and it ranks the top 100 companies that are marketplace startups and/or non-public companies. On top of this list are four titans – all four of them relatively new companies – followed by a fifth… Valve.The top four companies on this list account for a whopping 76 percent of consumer spend.…

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Steam Labs Experiment 008 recommends what you should play next

If you are any sort of gamer, chances are you have amassed more games than you can ever play within a given amount of time. In addition to actually remembering which games you own, you also have the seemingly insurmountable task of deciding which one to play next. When you’re organic brain can’t decide for you, maybe an artificial one can help, which is where Steam’s latest experiment called…

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Half-Life: Alyx launch date has finally been revealed

Half-Life is one of those games that many gamers talk about, most often very fondly, but very few new gamers today see. That’s mostly because, despite the cult following, the game has not seen any new release in more than a decade. That will be changing next month when the sequel-prequel-spinoff Half-Life: Alyx is finally released on Steam. It could be the start of the franchise’s revival if the…

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CS:GO will start muting abusive players by default

Valve has announced an important new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive feature that will make the game more enjoyable for some players. Going forward, players who are deemed abusive by other players will eventually be muted by default, preventing them from directing their abuse at others. The players will be given a warning and a chance to prevent the penalty before it happens, however.

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Good luck buying a Valve Index at the moment

Half-Life: Alyx – the first Half-Lifegame we’ve seen in more than a decade and the flagship title for Valve’s Index VR headset – is on the horizon. It was revealed back in November with a March release date, and it seems to have people excited right now. The Valve Index is apparently sold out in pretty much every region where it’s available, so if you were hoping to pick up a headset in…

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Steam’s customer service has been garbage for far too long

Any PC gamer out there will be able to tell you that there are three truths in life: we’re all going to die, we all need to pay taxes, and we all know how awful Steam’s customer support is. Steam’s lack of comprehensive customer support has become a meme at this point, and with Steam being the king of the PC digital distribution hill for so long, it seemed like it was never going to change.

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Steam Winter Sale heralded by November Top Releases: Gundam, GoT, Star Wars

This morning we’re taking a look at the latest in a series of Steam’s best-of game release lists for the month of November. These releases are compiled in the first week or two of the month after they’re captured. The Top Steam Releases for November 2019 include some obvious entries from big-name game titles, but also has its fair share of shockers.

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Steam Controller orders being refunded as stocks run out completely

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Valve has been clearing out its inventory of Steam Controllers by selling at its cheapest possible price (excluding shipping and taxes). But if you were still planning on getting one, perhaps for posterity’s sake, you can forget getting it at that low price. Valve has run out of stocks of the controller that wasn’t meant to be and since it won’t be making any…

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