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Half-Life Devs Live in Their Own Time; 'Summer' Release of CS 2 is No Exception

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 September 2023, 15:16

CS 2 debuted in the summer. At least according to the so-called Valve Time, and that, as usual, has little to do with actual calendar.

Not Getting Rank Bug (Wins are not Counted) in CS2 Explained

Damian Gacek, 28 September 2023, 16:40

Many CS2 players report that they can’t get a rank, as their wins do not count, and they need to win 10 more matches to have one. In this guide we will tell you everything about ranking.

CS 2 is the Biggest Technical Leap in Counter-Strike History; Valve Lists New Features, Fans Review

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 September 2023, 15:07

Players are still getting acquainted with Counter-Strike 2's new features, but some fans are not thrilled with the changes, let alone the complete removal of CSGO.

Counter-Strike 2 Launches

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 September 2023, 13:14

After a prolonged wait, Valve has finally finished beta-testing Counter-Strike 2 and, rather abruptly, officially released the successor to CSGO.

SteamVR Enters New Era, Valve has Clear Goal

Adam Celarek, 26 September 2023, 14:45

The SteamVR tool lived to see a new test version, marked 2.0.1. The update introduces a number of improvements known from the classic client.

Steam Sale Schedule for Q1 2024 Revealed

Adrian Werner, 21 September 2023, 14:04

We learned Valve's plans for sales and festivals on Steam scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.

Microsoft Considered Buying Nintendo and Valve; Phil Spencer Held Preliminary Talks

Kamil Kleszyk, 19 September 2023, 13:47

The latest documents examined by the Federal Trade Commission show that Microsoft once made some moves to acquire giants such as Nintendo and Valve.

Steam's Anniversary Reminded of Valve's Biggest Failure of 2018

Maciej Gaffke, 14 September 2023, 16:12

There were many successful launches cited on Steam's anniversary page. Among them, there was also one of Valve's biggest failures.

Steam Account Worth $15,000 and Valve Won't Unlock It

Adam Adamczyk, 08 September 2023, 14:58

One player recorded a great loss, as Steam blocked his account. To unlock it, he has to provide proof, which few people have.

Big Changes in CS 2; Beta Opens to More Players

Jacob Blazewicz, 01 September 2023, 15:30

Counter-Strike 2 is now available to Prime users, and the new update introduces further significant changes to the game.

Counter-Strike 2 Takes Significant Step Towards Release [Update: Possible Release Date]

Adrian Werner, 21 August 2023, 13:48

A new update for Counter-Strike 2 suggests that Valve is already finishing testing the game and the full version should be released soon.

Steam Raises Minimum Game Price

Kamil Kleszyk, 17 August 2023, 16:30

Valve has updated the rules of Steam regarding the minimum price of games in certain currencies other than the US dollar. This means that in some countries the cheapest productions will be as much 482 percent more expensive.

Valve Encoded Changes to Dota 2 With Emotes; Community Loves It

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 09 August 2023, 15:19

The popular Dota 2 received a new update today. Valve, however, endoded the list of changes using... emotes. Fans loved deciphering them.

Astonishing Project Brings Rocket League to CS

Adrian Werner, 07 August 2023, 00:10

Thanks to a streamer, millions of viewers have discovered a crazy mod that recreates Rocket League in good old Counter-Strike 1.6.

Valve Cracks Down on Custom Game Developers; Demands End of Monetization

Adrian Werner, 06 August 2023, 23:24

Valve is fed up with modders making money from Custom Games in Dota 2. The studio has sent letters to them demanding an end to all monetization practices.

CS2 Changes Maps and Modes; Adds Swimming Chickens

Jan Kopacz, 03 August 2023, 15:03

The test version of Counter-Strike 2 has received a new update. One of the changes is teaching chickens to swim.

New Steam Update Gives You More Control of Your Game Library

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 August 2023, 14:22

Steam has received another update, and with it a number of improvements and fixes (including in Steam's game collection).

Team Fortress 2 Got a Feature Discouraged Even by Valve

Maciej Gaffke, 28 July 2023, 13:24

Team Fortess 2 has received another update from Valve. It includes fixes from a Polish player, as well as a feature that the developers themselves do not recommend using.

Iconic Gameplay Mode and Two New Maps Coming to Counter-Strike 2

Maciej Gaffke, 18 July 2023, 15:03

Counter-Strike 2 has received another update. This time Valve has introduced a popular mode and two well-known maps to the game.

Team Fortress 2 Got Major Update [Update: Activity Record on Steam]

Christian Pieniazek, 13 July 2023, 16:43

Team Fortress 2, Valve's FPS, still enjoying its iconic status nearly 16 years after release, has received a new update. Among other things, it brings new maps and a number of cosmetic items.

Counter Strike 2 Development Accelerates; Valve Adds Grenade Inspection

Maciej Gaffke, 04 July 2023, 14:21

Valve is likely to have significantly increased the pace of Counter-Strike 2's development. The beta game recently received two updates, one of which adds grenade inspection, among other things.

Left 4 Dead 2 - Console Release (PS5, PS4, and Switch)

Agnes Adamus, 03 July 2023, 14:42

L4D2 will turn 14 this year. Will its enduring popularity bring the title to PS4, PS5 and Switch consoles?

Here's a Collection of 50 Never-seen Artworks From Unreleased Valve Games

Adam Celarek, 27 June 2023, 12:55

Fans of Valve and those interested in the history of the gaming industry have quite an opportunity to celebrate. Never-before-released, archival concept arts from series such as: Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike, have been released on the web.

'Significant Improvements' on Steam Now Available

Maciej Gaffke, 15 June 2023, 13:49

The latest update for Steam is now available. Valve has made quite a few changes to its platform, which should please the users.

Steam Plans Radical Steps in Wake of Nintendo Piracy Scandal

Maciej Gaffke, 07 June 2023, 13:55

The popular emulator was supposed to debut on Steam, but Valve eventually blocked its launch on the platform.

Steam Removes Legally Acquired Copies of The Surge From Player Accounts [UPDATE]

Sonia Selerska, 18 May 2023, 15:40

Legally acquired copies of The Surge has begun to disappear from the libraries of Steam users. Some believe that this is a continuation of a disturbing trend and evidence of problems with the platform's regulations.

Steam Now Less Unbearable; Anticipated Change on Product Cards

Sonia Selerska, 04 May 2023, 14:55

Trailers on Steam will no longer impede browsing through game cards. Valve responds to player complaints with new guidelines and trailer categories.

Half-Life: Alyx Without VR Now Available; Entire Game Without Goggles [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 13 April 2023, 13:11

The first version of Half-Life fan project Alyx NoVR, which enables you to complete the entire campaign of Valve's without virtual reality goggles, has been released.

Portal 3 Left Hanging Due to Lack of Support Among Valve Employees

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 April 2023, 12:27

The writers of the Portal series may have an idea for a third game, but the „flat structure” at Valve means that the project must attract other employees.

It Took 16 Years for Team Fortress 2 Voice Actors to Actually Play the Game

Adam Celarek, 04 April 2023, 13:12

Team Fortress 2 enjoys great popularity. This is helped, among other things, by a colorful array of distinctive characters. Recently, some of the voice actors working on the game had the opportunity to try their hand at it for the first time in their lives.

Valve Employee Revealed Mysterious Game That Could be Portal 3

Adrian Werner, 02 April 2023, 13:33

A Valve employee has revealed that the company is working on an unannounced project in which puzzles will play a key role. This has raised the hopes of fans of the Portal series.

Player Loses Valuable 15-year Old Steam Account Because Valve Makes Absurd Demands

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2023, 17:10

A former Counter-Strike and Valorant pro learned why it's better not to throw away old game keys, even after a dozen years.

Accessing Counter-Strike 2 Beta Isn't Easy; Valve Dispels Doubts

Hubert Sledziewski, 28 March 2023, 15:07

You can't get access to the CS2 beta tests just like that - not even by playing CS:GO. Valve has made it clear.

Steam Will Abandon Old Windows OS - Schedule Revealed

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 March 2023, 14:28

Older Microsoft systems will not longer be supported by Steam. Valve's app will not run on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Check how much time is left to upgrade your operating system.

Counter Strike 2 May Go One Step Further in Battle Against Cheaters

Adrian Werner, 27 March 2023, 12:43

Mentions of a new, much more aggressive anti-cheat system have been found in CS2 files.

CS2 Announcement Launched CSGO's Popularity to Unprecedented Levels

Adrian Werner, 26 March 2023, 20:55

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive continues to amaze. The game has just set a new activity record on Steam, helped by the surge in interest in the brand caused by the announcement of Counter-Strike 2.

CS2 Beta Leaked; Build Offers Offline Mode

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 March 2023, 16:43

We didn't have to wait long for Counter-Strike 2 to appear off Steam, probably thanks to one of the beta test participants.

12 Years Ago Gabe Newell was Asked About CS2 and He Did Not Lie

Jakub Tarchala, 24 March 2023, 15:43

Some fans waiting for CS2, thirsty for facts and trivia, unearthed an interesting interview. Gabe Newell, asked during IEM 2011 about CS2, already revealed Valve's release plan for the coming years.

CS 2 Gives Me 3 Reasons to Return to Game That Used to Bore Me

Karol Laska, 24 March 2023, 14:31

Counter Strike 2 exists and living to see its release suddenly isn't impossible anymore. Charm of memories and a handful of hopes – doubts were not raised. It will be an instinctive return to the game that I love and hate at the same time.

Will Banned CSGO Players Access CS2? Valve Dispels Doubts

Kamil Kleszyk, 23 March 2023, 13:37

When Counter Strike 2 was officially announced, many players began to wonder whether a ban imposed in CSGO would be canceled upon the release of the update. The answer to this question was provided by Valve.

Counter-Strike 2 Finally Officially Announced! - Check Out the Videos!

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 March 2023, 18:59

Counter-Strike 2 officially confirmed - watch new videos from the game. Counter-Strike 2 has become a reality. Valve showed off the improvements that the Source 2 engine will bring to CSGO.

Steam Could Introduce Coveted Feature

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 March 2023, 17:03

Valve may be gearing up to introduce two new features to Steam, including one that gamers have been demanding for years.

Counter-Strike 2 Getting Closer; Valve Made an Important Move

Kamil Kleszyk, 20 March 2023, 12:02

Gabe Newell's company has applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the „CS2” trademark. Valve's action may indicate that the official announcement of Counter-Strike 2 may be really close.

Counter-Strike 2 Announcement is Close, Says Reliable Source

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 05 March 2023, 23:35

A reputable journalist associated with the Counter-Strike series maintains that a new version of CS:GO, running on the Source 2 engine, will be announced soon. He cites information from verified Twitter users and anonymous sources.

Valve Makes Major Changes to Its Bestseller List [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 28 February 2023, 14:11

Valve has mixed up a lot on Steam's bestseller list with a major change in the methodology for creating these lists.

Valve is Returning to Team Fortress 2? Major Update Announcement [UPDATE]

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 February 2023, 16:29

Team Fortress 2 fans are celebrating the announcement of a major update. Granted, Valve will enlist the help of fans, but it's preparing something more than just a standard Summer Update.

Half-Life 3 was Being Made but Valve Lost Interest; New Details

Jakub Tarchala, 06 February 2023, 13:28

Half-Life 3 was scrapped years ago, and since then Valve has not thought of resuming work on the project, claims journalist Tyler McVicker, based on the knowledge he has collected over the years about the creators of the iconic FPS series.

Steam With Ton of Novelties; New Big Picture Mode, Easier Change of Download Region

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 February 2023, 15:38

Steam has received plenty of useful improvements in the new update, including the Big Picture mode from Steam Deck.

Huge Leak at Valve; Tons of Half-Life 2, Portal, TF2 and CS Data

Adrian Werner, 13 January 2023, 13:37

A truckload of files from early versions of Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and many other of Valve studio's biggest hits have been leaked to the web.

Steam With New Download Method? May Help People With Slow Internet

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 January 2023, 14:16

More footprints in the code of Steam prove that Valve is preparing a useful feature for people who play the company's platform on multiple devices.