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Half-Life 2 With New Features and Fixes for „Perennial” Bugs; Valve Refreshes Game for Steam Deck

Adrian Werner, 20 October 2021, 15:01

Valve has released a beta of an update for Half-Life 2. The new patch was designed for the Steam Deck, but with a lot of improvements that fans have been asking for for years.

Valve Will Check Out Every Steam Game on Steam Deck

Adrian Werner, 19 October 2021, 13:46

Valve has announced that it will check out each of the more than 50,000 games available on Steam for compatibility with the Steam Deck console.

Steam Bans Crypto and NFTs in Games, While Epic Endorses Them

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 October 2021, 23:29

Valve doesn't want games that allow cryptocurrency or NFT exchanges on Steam, but Tim Sweeney would love to see them on Epic Games Store.

Steam Sales Schedules for the Rest of 2021

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 October 2021, 11:57

Steam is preparing four more sales for us in 2021. The start dates for these events were revealed by Steamworks documentation.

Inside the Steam Deck - Valve Showed the Console's Guts

Adrian Werner, 07 October 2021, 11:10

Valve recorded the process of opening the Steam Deck to replace parts and explained the risks of doing so.

Rust and War Thunder With Steam Deck Support; PUBG and DayZ Not So Much

Adrian Werner, 06 October 2021, 11:01

We found out which multiplayer game developers are planning to support Steam Deck, and which ones are still hesitant.

Steam Next Fest Launches Today Offering Hundreds of Game Demos

GRG, 01 October 2021, 12:07

Get ready for a week of discovering gaming gems. Today marks the launch of another Steam Next Fest, with hundreds of demos, interviews and deals.

Steam Deck is Strong, but Struggles With Cyberpunk 2077

Adrian Werner, 29 September 2021, 14:42

Thanks to a Chinese tester, we learned how Steam Deck handles Cyberpunk 2077, Dota 2, Doom, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider and several other games.

New Trojan Steals Data From Steam and Epic Games Store Accounts

Nicek, 28 September 2021, 15:20

Researchers from Kaspersky have described a serious threat to gamers. A trojan called BloodyStealer can be used to steal accounts from the most popular platforms, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.

CS:GO Regains Bestseller Throne Thanks to Operation Riptide

Adrian Werner, 27 September 2021, 13:07

Last week on Steam belonged to CS:GO - Operation Riptide. Also New World, Naraka: Bladepoint, Deathloop, Timberborn and Gas Station Simulator were doing pretty well.

Humankind and Psychonauts 2 Among Steam's Biggest August Release

Hubert Sledziewski, 25 September 2021, 21:04

A list of the biggest game releases of August was announced on Steam. It includes such items as Humankind, Psychonauts 2, Naraka: Bladepoint, 12 Minutes, King's Bounty 2 or Road 96.

Steam Deck Gets an Official FAQ

GRG, 23 September 2021, 13:04

Valve has published an website with answers to frequently asked questions about Steam Deck. Check out the most interesting case here.

Steam Could Soon Enable Us to Play Games During Installation

Maycuzai, 21 September 2021, 22:07

Valve's new patent may enable users to play a title while it's being installed. There has also been speculation that it could allow for increased hardware performance during gameplay.

Steam Deck in the Hands of a Gamer - Looks and Works Great

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 September 2021, 21:43

Valve has started sending out the first units of Steam Deck to people in the industry. Mike Rose, CEO of No More Robots, had the opportunity to test several games on the console. In his opinion, they work superbly.

New Game Demos on Steam - Next Fest Launches Next Week

Adrian Werner, 20 September 2021, 12:50

Next week the second Steam Next Fest of the year will start. During this virtual festival we will be able to play several hundred demos of upcoming games.

New Leak Reveals Steam Deck's Interface

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 September 2021, 20:32

The Steam Deck console will bring with it a completely new interface. Screenshots posted by Pavel Djundik (creator of SteamDB) show how it will look like on Windows devices.

SteamDeck Devkits Ready to be Shipped to Developers

mokosh, 15 September 2021, 15:41

Steam Deck will debut this December, but before gamers get their consoles, it will make its way into the hands of developers. As Valve has announced, that will happen soon.

Steam Makes it Easier to Download and Manage Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 September 2021, 21:11

Steam has received a major update with important changes. From now on, all users of the platform can enjoy improvements that make it easier to manage downloads and disk space.

Steam Deck Won't Run Every Game in Steam Library - Here's Why

GRG, 07 September 2021, 11:31

Despite assurances from Valve's designers, Steam Deck may have trouble running some games from the Steam library.

Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous Succesful on Steam

Adrian Werner, 06 September 2021, 14:18

Last week on Steam belonged to the RPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and the shooter Battlefield 5. Naraka: Bladepoint, and No Man's Sky and Phasmophobia returned to top 10 bestsellers.

Cookie Clicker Conquers Steam

Agnes Adamus, 04 September 2021, 19:52

Another title that immediately conquered the hearts of players has just appered on Steam. It is Cookie Clicker, a simple production about making cookies in bulk.

Steam Deck Patent Description Details Touchpad Capabilities

Hubert Sledziewski, 03 September 2021, 21:36

An online description of one of the patents used for the Steam Deck console reveals Valve's focus on touchpad functionality. This control method is intended to be customisable and pressure sensitive.

Aliens: Fireteam Elite and Destiny 2 Go Hot on Steam

Adrian Werner, 30 August 2021, 13:23

In the past week, Steam users mainly bought expansions for Destiny 2 and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Naraka: Bladepoint is still doing very well.

Chernobylite and The Ascent Among Steam's Biggest July Releases

Szarmancki, 24 August 2021, 18:25

Valve presented the July list of the best launches on Steam, in terms of revenue. The mentioned games include Chernobylite and The Ascent, as well as remasters of the classic first three installments of Final Fantasy.

Humankind and Naraka Go Big on Steam, but Only One of Them Gains Popularity

Adrian Werner, 23 August 2021, 11:10

Humankind was the biggest bestseller of last week on Steam. However, the true phenomenon is Naraka: Bladepoint, which is growing in popularity day by day.

Epic Games Store vs Steam - Epic Tries to Win Users With Self-publishing Tool

mokosh, 19 August 2021, 15:46

A system that will enable developers to self-publish games has appeared in Epic Games Store. It is currently in closed beta phase.

Humankind With Great Debut on Steam

Adrian Werner, 18 August 2021, 16:04

Humankind recorded an excellent debut on Steam. The game is selling very well and achieving impressive activity numbers.

Naraka: Bladepoint Goes Hot on Steam

Adrian Werner, 16 August 2021, 11:01

Naraka: Bladepoint is taking Steam by storm. The game was last week's biggest bestseller, and the number of people playing it is breaking records day by day.

Phil Spencer Praises Steam Deck - It's a Really Nice Device

Czarus, 14 August 2021, 21:16

After testing the Steam Deck, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, praised the device. This coincided with the release of the platform's first ad.

Steam Deck's Desktop Mode Won't Boost Performance

Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 August 2021, 15:06

Steam Deck will not gain in performance when running in desktop mode. Maintaining the same hardware power when connected to a 1080p or higher resolution monitor raises concerns about gaming comfort.

Back 4 Blood Pre-orders Went Big on Steam; Grounded Reaches Top 10

Hubert Sledziewski, 09 August 2021, 14:12

Last week brought a big reshuffle in the list of the best selling games on Steam. New World, which has been on top lately, dropped significantly, and its place was taken by the upcoming shooter Back 4 Blood. Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment also made it to the top.

„Steam Deck is a Full-fledged PC, Only Portable” - Impressions From the Press Show

Darius Matusiak, 08 August 2021, 19:33

A flood of information has appeared on the web after the press presentation of Valve's Steam Deck console. The impressions are very positive - it's a powerful PC, only in a small case.

Even the Absurdly Expensive RTX 3090 is More Popular Than All Radeon 6000s Combined

Nicek, 05 August 2021, 16:11

Steam's monthly hardware survey shows which company dominates the gaming GPU market. Nvidia easily beats AMD, whose flagship chips did not appear in the list.

The Ascent Conquers Steam; Tribes of Midgard With Good Launch

Adrian Werner, 02 August 2021, 12:57

In the past week, New World did not give up its position as the leader in sales on Steam. Despite this, the devs of The Ascent and Tribes of Midgard have reasons to be happy - both titles recorded a very good launch.

Valve Responds to Wolfire Games' Lawsuit Over Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 July 2021, 19:44

Valve has responded to April's lawsuit by Wolfire Games, which accused the company of monopolistic regulations. Steam's owners deny the allegations and claim that they are nothing more than an attack on the popular, consumer-acclaimed platform.

New Steam Client Beta Brings Better Data Management

Qskan, 30 July 2021, 19:03

Since yesterday, the beta of the new client can be tested by Steam users. The next version of the overlay refreshes the interface and makes the download manager more readable.

Gabe Newell on Steam Deck: „PC's Openness is a Superpower”; Launch May be Delayed

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 July 2021, 22:16

Gabe Newell doesn't see Steam Deck as a closed platform. Valve's CEO sees openness and the associated multi-functionality as a strength of the PC and wants the same for the company's „console”.

Valve Shows Off Steam Deck's Brilliant Gyroscope Performance

Adrian Werner, 27 July 2021, 12:04

Valve showed off the ingenious gyroscope system in Steam Deck. Together with analog knobs and trackpads, it is supposed to provide an experience close to mouse and keyboard controls.

Steam Deck May Limit FPS to Save Power

Arkadiusz Strzala, 26 July 2021, 14:34

Valve announced an optional fps-lock feature for the Steam Deck console. This limiter is supposed to enable the device to run longer on a single battery charge.

New World Continues to Surprise on Steam

Adrian Werner, 26 July 2021, 10:40

Steam users rushed to buy New World pre-orders to join the closed beta. RimWorld: Ideology and the action game Death's Door also recorded successful debuts.

Steam Deck Delivers; Valve Hasn't Found a Game That the Console Can't Handle

Qskan, 23 July 2021, 10:37

In a recent interview, Valve representatives talked about the announced Steam Deck console. According to their words, the console will easily run any last-gen game.

Steam Next Fest Coming in October; Another Demo Fest Announced

Iltutmis, 21 July 2021, 11:13

We have learned the schedule of the next Steam Next Fest. In October, we'll play a selection of game demos from different genres and get a lot of information about upcoming titles.

More FPS in CS:GO - Steam Overlay May be Causing Drops

Qskan, 20 July 2021, 16:58

As Reddit users have discovered, an overloaded Steam overlay may be causing fps drops in CS:GO. There are several solutions, including reducing your friends list.

Steam Deck - Valve Made Sure Games From SD Cards Work Well

Adrian Werner, 20 July 2021, 13:17

The Steam Deck console is designed so that games installed on SD cards run fast enough. Journalists who tested the device, mostly played games that use this solution.

Steam Deck to Offer SSD Expansion; Creators Promise no Issues With Analogs

Patryk Lukasz Kubiak, 17 July 2021, 22:14

After the recent reveal of Steam Deck, news keeps coming out about how the device will work and what specs it will have. It turns out that the memory in the device will be expandable, and drifting analogs are not supposed to be a problem.

Steam Deck in High Demand; Over 100k Reservations in an Hour

Adam Krolak, 17 July 2021, 22:03

Reservations for the Steam Deck console from Valve began on Friday. In a short period of time, the number of preorders of the new portable console exceeded 100 thousand. However, there were some problems on the way.

Steam Deck Targeted by Scalpers; Prices Reach $2500

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 July 2021, 21:43

Valve has been trying to protect Steam Deck from scalpers. Unfortunately, the company is losing this battle, and the first offers with significantly inflated prices have already appeared online.

Steam Deck Pre-orders are Open; First Come, First Served

Hubert Sledziewski, 16 July 2021, 22:08

We can now reserve the Steam Deck console from Valve. We advise you to hurry, because the new hardware may sell out very quickly.

Steam Deck is a Test for the PC Industry; Epic Games CEO Praises Valve's Move

Paul Musiolik, 16 July 2021, 12:13

Steam Deck is supposed to be a test for the entire PC industry. Gabe Newell wants to see if there is room in the market for portable PCs. The head of Epic Games praises him for this move.

Steam Deck Protected From Scalpers. How do I Order My Console?

Eklerek, 16 July 2021, 10:48

Pre-orders for Steam Deck, a new console presented by Valve, have begun. The manufacturer has prepared a number of security measures to protect the device from scalpers, but they can complicate the ordering procedure.