The Power of Steam in Numbers - SteamDB Analysis
Paul Wozniak, 25 January 2020, 22:24
The creators of SteamDB scanned the account IDs on Steam, so that we can, among other things, find out how many fully registered users are on the platform currently. The data also shows the number of currently active profiles or accounts opened in a specific year.
Half-Life Alyx With Scale Comparable to Half-Life 2
Konrad Serafinski, 23 January 2020, 12:47
The creators of Half-Life: Alyx answered user questions on Reddit. We learned, among other things, that the biggest team in Valve's history is working on the game, and its storyline will resemble Half-Life 2 in length.
Half-Life Games Available For Free
Michael Kulakowski, 21 January 2020, 21:11
In anticipation of the March release of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve released the previous installments of the iconic series about the adventures of Gordon Freeman for free. All Steam users can benefit from the action.
HTC CEO Claims Left 4 Dead 3 is Coming to VR; Valve Denies
Paul Wozniak, 17 January 2020, 23:00
HTC President Alvin Wang Graylin may have accidentally revealed at the GoldenV Awards that Valve is currently working on the third installment of Left 4 Dead, which will go to the VR devices. The production is expected to be released later this year. Valve denies working on the game.
Valve Returns to Left 4 Dead 3? New Rumors From Reliable Source
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 January 2020, 16:13
Tyler McViker has published a new material on Left 4 Dead 3 on Valve News Network channel. According to the creator, Valve could have been or is planning to return to work on the game, thanks to the warm reception of Half-Life: Alyx's announcement.
Valve Index Goggles Almost Sold Out; Half-Life Alyx Effect?
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 11:59
VR Valve Index goggles sell better than their manufacturer assumed - the device can now only be bought in Japan, and only if we decide to use only helmets and controllers - without the base station. Such great interest is most likely due to the very promising Half-Life: Alyx.
Valve Separates Soundtracks on Steam
Jiker, 09 January 2020, 12:01
Valve has made changes on Steam that include game soundtracks. From now on, they can function as a new, separate type of application, enabling us to purchase a soundtrack without having to buy the game.
Dota Underlords has Lost 90% of Players; Dota 2 in Retreat
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 January 2020, 19:15
Dota records a rather poor launch into 2020. In the last 30 days, Dota 2 has recorded the lowest number of people in the game in over six years. That said, only a fraction of the more than 200,000 players who checked Dota Underworlds at launch are playing it now.
Gameplay Mechanics of Cancelled Portal Prequel in Action
Adrian Werner, 04 January 2020, 19:30
LunchHouse Software received the source code of F-STOP, a cancelled project which was to be the prequel for the first Portal, from Valve. Thanks to this, the devs could prepare a video showing the mechanics of the cancelled game.
First Gameplay From Half-Life: Alyx
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 December 2019, 14:18
A new material dedicated to Half-Life: Alyx has been released online. The editors of Tested had a chance to test the new production from Valve, and the video they published shows fragments of the game.
Half-Life Alyx Will Enable us to Spend Long, Comfortable VR Sessions
Bart Swiatek, 12 December 2019, 14:08
Robert Walker, a developer from Valve Software, who is currently working on VR Half-Life: Alyx, wss interviewed by The Verge. The topic of the conversation was mainly the game mechanics in the aforementioned production.
Rumor: Left 4 Dead Will be Back as VR Game
Laty, 10 December 2019, 21:34
Left 4 Dead is an iconic series that has probably taken many hours out of your, and your friends' lives. 10 long years have passed since the release of the last installment, and according to the latest leaks, the next part may soon appear on the horizon in virtual reality.
Valve Doesn't Want Any Games About Hong Kong Protests on Steam?
Julia Dragovic, 08 December 2019, 22:43
Valve is delaying the release of games related to protests in Hong Kong. All of the titles are on the pro-democratic side of the conflict. And if you don't what something is about... it's about China, in other words, money. Blitzchung, Hearthstone player recently suspended by Blizzard, also appears in the affair.
In the Valley of Gods Suspended; Devs Will Help With Half-Life Alyx
Adrian Werner, 04 December 2019, 10:36
Work on In the Valley of Gods, the new adventure game from the devs of Firewatch, has been suspended. Currently, Campo Santo team members are helping Valve with projects such as Half-Life: Alyx and Dota Underlords.
CS:GO Renaissance is Here; Hard Times for Dota 2
Paul Wozniak, 27 November 2019, 16:32
The average number of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players has grown to over 400,000 in recent months. This is the highest score this year and one of the best in the history of the game. Whereas Dota 2 is doing worse and worse - for the first time since January 2014 the average number of players was below 400 thousand.
Half-Life Alyx May Bring VR to the People; Trailer has Over 10 Million Views
Konrad Serafinski, 26 November 2019, 13:13
First trailer of Half-Life: Alyx was viewed more than 10 million times in total. Does Valve's production have the chance to become the first VR title to compete against „typical” high-budget games?
Around 1,000 Games Have Disappeared From Steam
Milosz Szubert, 26 November 2019, 12:00
A lot of games and exansions disappeared from Steam last night. According to Valve, it was dictated by the fact that some publishers, including Russia-based Dagestan Technology, abused Steamworks tools.
Team Fortress 2 Forgotten by Valve; Community Remains Game's Only Hope
Konrad Serafinski, 24 November 2019, 20:51
The gaming industry is living with the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, while another Valve title, Team Fortress 2, is slowly fading into oblivion. Devs are not very eager to release new content for the 12-year-old title. Community is the game's last hope.
Valve Says That There's Still a Chance for Half-Life 3
Bart Swiatek, 22 November 2019, 11:42
Valve Software looks forward to returning to the Half-Life universe and does not rule out the possibility of developing further games set in the universe, for example the outrageously-anticipated continuation of Gordon Freeman's adventures. Everything will depend on the reception of Half-Life: Alyx.
Half-Life: Alyx - First Trailer and Release Date
Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 23:00
We have just seen the first trailer of the latest installment of the Half-Life series, which will be dedicated to VR googles. The game will present the story of Alyx Vance, a character known from the previous installment. Its launch is scheduled for March 2020.
First Female Model in CS:GO - Operation Shattered Web Launches
Laty, 19 November 2019, 21:40
CS:GO got a new operation after two years. New skins, weapons and maps were added to the game. The operation will take at least 16 weeks, so the players will have plenty of time to unlock all content.
Half-Life Alyx is Really a Thing; Official Announcement This Week
Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2019, 12:11
Valve Software confirmed on Twitter that it is working on Half-Life: Alyx, which will be dedicated to virtual reality devices. The official announcement of the title will take place this Thursday.
Half Life Alyx - Valve Prepares to Announce New HL Game?
Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 12:21
It looks like Valve Software may be working on the next part of the Half-Life series. According to rumors, the game is called Half-Life: Alyx and will be announced next week. Unfortunately, there are some bad news as well.
Steam's Game Recommendation System is Improving
Paul Wozniak, 13 November 2019, 13:36
According to one of the creators from No More Robots studio, 40% of visits to the Steam card of their latest production comes from the game recommendations, which was updated in September. The developer claims that such an increase in popularity is due to the proper operation of this feature.
Valve Invests in Streaming? Rumors About Steam Cloud Gaming
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 November 2019, 18:07
It seems that Valve is yet another company interested in streaming video games. This is what a code fragment found on Steamworks website suggests, where the term Steam Cloud Gaming was mentioned.
Steam With New Library and Remote Play Together Feature
Bart Swiatek, 31 October 2019, 16:33
Steam client has received an update that introduces, among other things, improvements to games library, featuring several useful options and new features. Valve has also made Remote Play Together available to all players.
Valve Bans Trading and Reselling of CS:GO Keys
Milosz Szubert, 29 October 2019, 13:47
Valve has decided to ban the resale of keys used to open the boxes acquired while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. All because of the fact that there were used in scams.
EA Games Returning to Steam is Almost Certain
Adrian Werner, 27 October 2019, 20:13
Electronic Arts' Twitter entry suggested that the publisher's games will soon be available on Steam. This confirms the reports from a few days ago.
EA Games May Return to Steam
Christian Pieniazek, 22 October 2019, 21:40
There are new signs that after a few years of separation, games from Electronic Arts may return to Steam. On the other hand, there is a chance that preparations are underway to reveal something larger... or we're looking at nothing more than insignificant errors.
Steam Gets a New Feature - Remote Play Together
Bart Swiatek, 10 October 2019, 12:03
Steam will soon receive the Remote Play Together feature, which will enable us to play online in games that have only local multiplayer mode. Tests of the new system will start in October.
Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43
IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.
CS:GO - French Gamers Get a Lootbox Scanner With a Catch
Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 11:43
French Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players now have the option - and even the obligation - to scan their equipment boxes before buying them. This feature is likely to have been implemented as a result of planned changes to the Anti-Gambling Act and its use is severely restricted.
Half-Life 2 Characters Can Finally Blink Again
Adrian Werner, 29 September 2019, 16:01
Valve has finally fixed a bug introduced five years ago that made it impossible for characters in games like Half-Life, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, or Half-Life: Source to blink their eyes.
Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00
Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.
French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57
According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.
Golden Glow for Rare Achievements in New Steam Library
Milosz Szubert, 19 September 2019, 10:59
The new design of Steam library offers an interesting feature. All the in-game achievements that were unlocked by less than 10% of their owners, were spectacularly highlighted.
Toxic Dota 2 Players Banned Until 2038
Bart Swiatek, 18 September 2019, 14:41
Valve Software has banned the most toxic group of Dota 2 players. The ban on logging in to the servers will last until 2038.
CS:GO Update Introduces New Deadly Bots
Bart Swiatek, 18 September 2019, 13:29
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the popular online shooter from Valve Software, received an update recently, that improved the AI of bots in deathmatch. You can also check the novelty on your own server.
Open Beta of New Steam Library Launches
Christian Pieniazek, 17 September 2019, 21:42
The beta version of the new Steam Library, which we have heard about since March this year, is now available to all interested parties. Valve Software not only refreshed its appearance, but also added a number of new functionalities.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Devs Present Video of a „Valve Break-in”
Bart Swiatek, 17 September 2019, 11:49
Developers at Larian Studios have published a funny video that shows the backstage to the creation of cross-save functionality in Nindo Switch port of Divinity: Original Sin II. Well... sort of.
Steam Update Improves Video Game Recommendations
Bart Swiatek, 13 September 2019, 13:35
Steam has received an update today that improves the game recommendation system. Changes made by developers should make it easier for players to find titles that are actually of interest to them.
Source Code of Half-Life VR Found in Game Files of The Lab
Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 23:22
A video appeared on the Internet, in which the author presents the source code of Half-Life VR, which he allegedly found in the game files of The Lab, a game released by Valve.
New Beta of Steam Library Goes Live This Month
Barth Faryna, 05 September 2019, 15:40
Valve is preparing to introduce a beta version of the changed appearance of the Steam Library. New features were presented at last week's conference in Seattle and users will be able to try them out later this month.
Gamers Arrested for Fixing Games in CS:GO
Bart Swiatek, 26 August 2019, 11:55
Australian police have arrested six players suspected of fixing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games. This is the first case of its kind in the history of this country.
Chinese Gamers to Disappear from Steam? Steam China Revealed
Christian Pieniazek, 21 August 2019, 18:52
Perfect World, a company cooperating with Valve, shared the first details about the official Chinese version of the Steam platform. Soon the players from China will be „almost completely independent” from the rest of the world.
Two Erotic Games in Steam Top Games for July
Barth Faryna, 21 August 2019, 14:34
Steam's approach to erotic content has changed significantly in recent years. Currently we can find there many titles for adult players, some of which are even at the top of the July list.
Valve Takes Control of Steam's Release Date Changes; No More Abuse?
Paul Wozniak, 07 August 2019, 17:45
Valve decided to crack down on the abuse of Steam release date changes, which caused the games of some devs appear in the „Upcoming” tab for long periods of time. From now on, in order to change the release date, you will need to contact Valve directly and give a specific reason.
Vanishing Ranks, Long Waiting Times - CS:GO in Serious Trouble
Bart Swiatek, 01 August 2019, 14:13
There have been a few annoying bugs in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in recent days that make it difficult or even impossible to have fun. The cause of the problems is most likely a failure of the matchmaking system. The developers from Valve haven't responded to the case yet.
Success of Steam's Interactive Recommender
Barth Faryna, 01 August 2019, 13:00
Interactive game recommendations on Steam turned out to be a great success and resulted in a very positive response from the community. Valve follows through and introduces new features that will allow players to search for new titles in more detail.
Bug in Skin Crates Causes Collapse of Team Fortress 2 Economy
Paul Wozniak, 27 July 2019, 23:35
A bug appeared with the latest update for Team Fortress 2, which changed the drop rates of unusual items in some of crates from less than 1% to 100%. A flood of extremely rare skins has led to a market collapse.