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Half-Life: Alyx Conquers Metacritic

Conrad Hazi, yesterday, 21:59

Half-Life: Alyx is the best-rated PC game released this year according to Metacritic. Valve's new title has an average rating of 93 points based on 42 professional reviews.

G-Man's Voice Actor: Alyx is Not the Only Half-Life Coming in 2020

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 March 2020, 18:26

Actor Michael Shapiro has revealed something about his next project. The actor who is putting the voice of G-Man will appear in the game, which is supposed to be an incredible „return to the past” and, according to USGamer, will appear later, this year.

Valve Explains Why Half-Life: Alyx is a Prequel and Not Half-Life 3

Paul Wozniak, 26 March 2020, 18:05

In an interview with EDGE, developers from Valve explain why the latest release of the Half-Life series is only a prequel and not a full third installment.

Half-Life Alyx Without VR and With Weapons From Half-Life 2

Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2020, 14:29

By activating developer mode, some users have managed to run Half-Life: Alyx on a normal monitor. The so-called debug mode also enables us to spawn weapons from the second installment of the series.

Death Stranding Easter Egg Found In Half-Life Alyx

Adrian Werner, 26 March 2020, 10:58

An interesting easter egg was found in Half-Life: Alyx, related to Death Stranding. In one of the rooms we can come across items from last year's Hideo Kojima production.

Half-Life: Alyx Becomes the Most Popular VR Game in Steam's History

Adrian Werner, 25 March 2020, 12:07

Half-Life: Alyx set a new activity record for VR games on Steam, achieving a score almost five times higher than the previous leader in this category.

Teacher Organized His Classess in Half-Life: Alyx

Bart Swiatek, 25 March 2020, 10:11

A California teacher decided to use virtual reality in his classes. But he did not do it in the usual way. Instead, he used the latest shooter from Valve Software - Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life Alyx Without VR? Valve is Sure That Mods Will Make it Possible

Bart Swiatek, 24 March 2020, 21:05

Robin Walker - one of the devs from Valve Software responsible for shooter Half-Life: Alyx - believes that thanks to the mods in the game developed for VR, it will be possible to play on a normal monitor as well.

Left 4 Dead 3, Portal VR? Valve Explains

Pri, 24 March 2020, 14:51

Chris Remo and Robin Walker, game designers from Valve, explained in an interview with IGN why we are yet to see new Left 4 Dead or Portal VR.

Half-Life: Alyx Gives Hope That Half-Life 3 Will Eventually Come

Milosz Szubert, 24 March 2020, 14:36

Twelve years after the release of the second episode of Half-Life 2, a light of hope has appeared, suggesting that the third installment of the iconic FPS series from Valve is still being planned. All thanks to Half-Life: Alyx.

Valve Explains the Absence of Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Agnes Adamus, 24 March 2020, 11:38

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is a title that went down in history even though it was never made (so far). After 12 years of waiting, we learned the reasons why we didn't see the finale of Gordon Freeman's adventures. As it turns out, the decision to stop the development of title was complex and resulted from things like the creative slump and the focus on the Source 2 engine.

First Reviews: Half-Life Alyx – New Level of VR Gaming

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2020, 20:51

More reviews of Half-Life: Alyx have appeared on the web. The texts show that the title is a worthy successor to the franchise, and at the same time a game that sets new standards in the market of VR gaming.

Gabe Newell on the Origins of Steam and Steam Market

Milosz Szubert, 23 March 2020, 19:06

In an interview with Edge magazine, Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve Corporation, revealed how the idea of creating Steam came to be. He also said a bit about the inspirations for Steam Workshop and the birth of Team Fortress 2's item market.

Half-Life: Alyx Launches Today

Adrian Werner, 23 March 2020, 12:11

Half-Life: Alyx, a new VR-aimed installment of one of the most important FPS series, launches today. The game will be unlocked on Steam.

Half-Life: Alyx Receives 9/10 in First Published Review

Conrad Hazi, 22 March 2020, 16:32

The first review of Half-Life: Alyx appeared in Edge magazine. The long-awaited game from Valve was very highly rated by the British magazine. Those who have already purchased the game will receive access to it on March 23.

Gabe Newell Comments on Competition From Epic Game Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 17:50

Gabe „Gaben” Newell commented on Steam's competition with Epic Games Store. He said that competition in the digital stores is necessary and beneficial for all, but criticized Apple's style approach and its „faceless bureaucrats” managing App Store.

Artifact Will Not Die. Valve is Working on Artifact 2

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 15:51

Valve didn't abandon Artifact. According to Gabe Newell, the developers are working on a complete re-working. The changes are to be so serious that among the developers the project is called Artifact 2.

High Number of Half-Life: Alyx Pre-orders Suggests a Hit in the Making

Bart Swiatek, 20 March 2020, 11:38

Half-Life: Alyx - the latest installment of Valve Software's famous FPS series, which requires a VR helmet - sells very well on Steam. After the release, the title may turn out to be the biggest success of 2020 on the store so far.

Full Version of Steam's Interactive Recommender Goes Live

Adrian Werner, 19 March 2020, 19:38

The full version of Interactive Recommender, i.e. an interactive advisor who analyses our preferences and recommends games that fit them, has launched on Steam. Over the last several months the project has been tested within Steam Labs.

Brain as Game Controller - Valve and Gaben are Working on the Technology

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 13:04

Gabe Newell confessed in an interview that he is dealing with the issue of neural interface. According to Valve's boss, operating devices with our brains like in the Matrix can become reality earlier than we think. He also mentioned the impact of this technology on the gaming industry.

Gabe Newell Admits: Artifact was a Giant Disappointment

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 March 2020, 12:34

„Artifact was a giant disappointment.” That's what Gabe Newell said in an interview for IGN. Valve's CEO admits that he is thinking about this and other failures, but treats them as valuable lessons for the future. By the way, Gaben mentioned why we had to wait 16 years for the announcement of the new Half-Life game.

Steam Game Festival Returns Today With 40+ New Games to be Shown

Konrad Serafinski, 18 March 2020, 11:16

Geoff Keighley, the creator of The Game Awards, announced on Twitter that Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition will start today at 10 AM PDT. The event will last 5 days, during which we will see over 40 new games.

Half-Life Soundtracks are Now Available on Streaming Platforms

Paul Wozniak, 14 March 2020, 18:06

Valve has released the soundtracks from the Half-Life series on the most popular music streaming platforms. You can already listen to the iconic songs on Spotify and YouTube Music, among others.

Valve Index VR is Back on Sale Today, but May Not Last Long

Paul Wozniak, 09 March 2020, 14:40

Valve Index VR goggles will be back on sale today at 10 AM PT. However, it is not known exactly how many copies will be available, so those willing to get one should not postpone their purchase until later.

Half-Life: Alyx is Not the End of the Series

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 March 2020, 10:57

Robin Walker from Valve spoke about the future of the Half-Life series and the creation of Half-Life 3. The developer assures that the Half-Life: Alyx team treats the game as a return of the franchise and many devs hope they are not working on the series for the last time.

Valve Index Will Be Back in Stock Next Monday, but to Get It, You'll Need to Hurry

Mathias Zulpo, 05 March 2020, 01:04

Valve is finally restocking its Index VR goggles. They will be back on Monday, March 9, but are expected to sold out quickly. There's also a little surprise for those who already own the kit.

Half-Life Alyx - 3 Gameplays Show Different Movement Systems

Adrian Werner, 03 March 2020, 11:52

A set of gameplays from Half-Life: Alyx has just appeared on the web. They present various fragments of the campaign and show in action the alternative movement systems featured in Valve's latest game.

10 Minutes of New Half-Life Alyx Gameplay Feature a Miniboss Fight, Among Others

Mathias Zulpo, 02 March 2020, 21:22

Three new gameplay videos from Half-Life Alyx feature a minigun-wielding miniboss fight, some pretty City 17 landscapes, and killing zombies like there was no tomorrow.

CS:GO Breaks Another Activity Record on Steam

Paul Wozniak, 01 March 2020, 16:18

According to SteamChart data, the online FPS Counter Strike: Global Offensive beat another Steam activity record yesterday. The current increase in popularity may be caused, among others, by the currently ongoing Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, which takes place without the participation of the audience.

Upgrade for Steam Search Engine Improves Price Filtering

Paul Wozniak, 26 February 2020, 16:01

The game search engine on Steam has experienced several improvements that have been tested as part of Steam Labs program. From now on, players can more easily choose the price range they are interested in, add or remove appropriate tags or search among games localized in their native language.

Dota Underlords Officially Lauches, Having Left Steam Early Sccess

Adrian Werner, 26 February 2020, 15:13

The full version of Valve's auto battler Dota Underlords has officially launched. It introduces novelties in multiplayer and a single player story campaign.

The Witcher 3 Earns a Ton on Steam; CD Projekt Catches up to Ubisoft

Christian Pieniazek, 20 February 2020, 19:47

The record-breaking valuation of CD Projekt on the Warsaw Stock Exchange makes it the second largest European video game company. In addition, the Polish publisher revealed that after exceeding $50 million in revenue from the sales of The Witcher 3 on Steam, Valve reduced the commission for every subsequent game copy sold on the platform.

Steam Will Tell You Which Game You Should Play Next

Laty, 14 February 2020, 14:11

Steam will offer the players a selection of games that may appeal to them. Everything will be supervised by artificial intelligence, which, based on the completed games of the user, will select similar ones from among those in the library.

Half-Life Alyx - Exact Release Date

Adrian Werner, 14 February 2020, 11:21

So far we only knew that Half-Life: Alyx will make its debut in March this year. Now, Valve Software has revealed the exact release date of the game.

CS:GO with Record User Activity on Servers

Konrad Serafinski, 09 February 2020, 22:36

CS:GO boasts a new record of users who have simultaneously played the popular FPS. Data from Steam show that on February 8 about 876 thousand players met on the game's servers.

Valve Will Automatically Squelch Toxic CS:GO Players

Konrad Serafinski, 08 February 2020, 21:07

Valve is starting a serious fight against toxicity among CS:GO players. The studio is working on a system which, based on reports, will catch users disturbing others and mute them in conversation.

In 2019, Steam Intervened in 44 Cases of Review Bombing

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 February 2020, 16:57

Valve has published a summary of 2019 on Steam. In addition to data on the platform's popularity and new features, the company has also revealed how many times it was forced to intervene in connection with review-bombing.

Steam Sets New Record of Active Users

Paul Wozniak, 03 February 2020, 13:04

A two-year-old record of active users on Steam was broken yesterday. SteamDB informed that currently the best result is about 18.8 million. Of this, however, only 5.8 million accounts were actually playing.

Dota Underlords Early Access Departure Date Revealed

Milosz Szubert, 31 January 2020, 13:27

We've learned when Dota Underlords will leave the early access phase. According to Valve, update 1.0 will debut on February 25. Together with it, the first ranked season will start, which will offer a lot of attractions.

Artifact hasn't got Any Updates From Valve for a Year

Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2020, 11:57

Artifact, a card game from Valve Software, has not received any update for a year. No new content has been created, no balance fixes have been implemented, and no errors have been fixed. According to the developers' announcements, the game was to be thoroughly rebuilt, but it is not known whether something is being done in that direction.

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

Peter Doron, 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.