Today, Valve announced the first stage of their living room takeover: SteamOS. A Linux distro built with PC gaming in mind to be launched in 2014. Their announcement promises much, but some key details are missing and I begin to wonder who SteamOS is for and in what scenarios Valve envisage it.
Today Steam released “Steam Mobile”, an app for iOS and Android devices. It’s currently a closed beta, with invites slowly rolling out across the Steam user base. Lucky for you guys I got in so I can give you a glimpse of what’s in store.
With so many great games this year, it was tough to choose. There was Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Catherine, so many choices, but after a lot of thought I settled on Portal 2. As I was choosing, I tried to think of reasons why these games should or shouldn’t be nominated for game of the year.… Continue reading My Game of the Year: Portal 2
In a recent email to server operators, Valve declared that they will soon be actively policing servers that they feel are falsifying information from the master server list.
The Internet is currently on fire because of the Stanley Parable, a quite different Half-Life 2 mod. We had the opportunity to talk to the creator about it. The interview contains spoilers, so if you haven’t played the game yet, do so right now. Preferably without watching the trailer or reading up on it. Thanks… Continue reading Interview with Cakebread, creator of the Stanley Parable
Or is it Episode 3? Does it matter at this point? Frankly, they could call it Half-Life 3: Blue Shift 2: Barney’s Fight For Worker’s Comp for all I care, as long as we get the game before the end of the decade. What do we want to see in the third full-length (presumably) installment… Continue reading Half-Life 3 Wishlist
Independent Portal mapping site Thinking With Portals has teamed up with Valve to run a mapping contest for Portal 2. The top two map designs, judged in a variety of categories, will take home a Portal 2 Gift Pack including signed goodies from the game’s developers, as well as having their maps featured on Valve’s… Continue reading Portal 2 Mapping Contest Announced
Today, Valve and Sony released details on how the union of PS3 and Steam will go down when Portal 2 releases next week. And to go along with that we have a bunch of screens of the overlay in action.
French achievement-tracking site “Success Full” have posted what appears to be the full list of Portal 2 Achievements; giving you a glimpse into the story and co-op challenge modes. In the interest of spoilers I suggest you stop reading around about now.
An EA employee has confirmed to Press X or Die that Valve’s upcoming first-person-puzzle-platformer Portal 2 will be sporting cross-platform co-op between PC and PS3.
In a fairly low key announcement Valve have launched the beta of ‘Steam Wallet’, a new feature that will allow you to add pre-paid funds into your Steam account. However at the current moment in time it seems to serve no purpose whatsoever.
It’s Friday, so that can mean only one thing: Another free game for your playing pleasure! This week, we’ll be casting a look at Valve’s recently released shooter, Alien Swarm.
After teasing the highly anticipated Class update for the Engineer a month back, Valve have finally unveiled the first day of new content for the Engineer class, revealing a highly limited edition Golden Wrench, and a brand new shotgun for everyone’s favorite soft-spoken, sentry building Texan.