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Let's Watch Steam Next Fest

Adrian Werner, 16 June 2021, 18:45

Today marks the launch of Steam Next Fest, an event organized by Valve where we'll be able to play game demos from E3 2021, among other things.

CS:GO Partially Paid; Ranked Matches Only for Prime Accounts

Agnes Adamus, 05 June 2021, 18:26

A new update has been released for CS:GO, changing the status of Prime accounts. Prime status can now only be obtained by purchasing a special upgrade. Non-Prime players will no longer have access to ranked matches and other game features.

Steam Next Festival is Coming; Play Hundreds of Games on June 16

Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 June 2021, 12:36

The next edition of the Steam Next Festival is coming soon. On June 16 we will be able to play hundreds of demos of action, adventure, strategy and many other games.

No More Cheating Coaches in CS:GO? Valve Has a Solution

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 May 2021, 21:08

In the latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve introduced a new feature - coaches' positions will be recorded in the round's backup files to prevent future cheating on their part.

Steam May be Planning to Introduce a Game Library Manager

Hubert Sledziewski, 30 May 2021, 18:35

Steam may be planning to introduce a game library manager to make it easier for us to manage the titles installed on our drive.

Sad Condition of CS: GO's Ancient Map Showcased by Pro Player

Qskan, 27 May 2021, 16:11

Pro CS:GO player Martin „STYKO” Styk recently presented new bugs found on the Ancient map. The technical condition of the arena leaves a lot to be desired before the launch of first eSports tournaments where it is scheduled to appear.

Steam Will Refresh Appearance of Downloads and Settings

Angelika Kaldus, 27 May 2021, 11:35

Steam will change the look of its download and settings page, reports Pavel Djundik, creator of SteamDB and Steam Status websites.

SteamPal is Most Likely a Switch-like Portable Console

Przemyslaw Dygas, 26 May 2021, 15:24

It looks like Valve is indeed working on a portable console called SteamPal. Information has surfaced online about what the new device from Gabe Newell's company may be.

Console From Valve? Names Found in Steam Client Beta Code Spark Debate

Milosz Szubert, 25 May 2021, 17:32

Mysterious mentions of something called SteamPal have been found in the code of the latest Steam client beta. This is related to a thing codenamed Neptune. Observers speculate that this is about some new device, possibly a console, from Valve.

Steam Made Another Attempt at Fixing Bug in Biggest Game Libraries

Milosz Szubert, 19 May 2021, 15:27

Earlier this week Steam received a new update. According to the official description, one of its main features is another attempt to eliminate the bug that caused owners with 25,000 or more games in their libraries to experience the program crashing or shutting down.

Steam Games on Consoles; Gabe Newell Thinks About Expansion

Gabriela Sicinska, 12 May 2021, 20:57

Steam may be heading to consoles. Gabe Newell, founder of Valve, promises more information before the end of this year.

Paid Subscription to CS:GO Stats Annoys Players

Qskan, 05 May 2021, 16:11

Among other changes, the latest update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive includes CS:GO 360 Stats, a subscription service that gives players access to detailed stats. It costs $1 per month, but that seems like too much for the community.

New Lawsuit Concerning Valve's Monopolistic Practices on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 April 2021, 19:35

Valve has become the target of another lawsuit. The document filed by Wolfire Games accuses the company of anti-competitive regulation, including overpricing on Steam and taking 30% of devs' revenue.

CS:GO Cheaters Can Get Away With Almost Anything it Seems [UPDATED]

Qskan, 30 April 2021, 15:00

Despite Valve's best efforts to weed out cheaters in CS:GO, it seems that trying to catch up is the best the company can manage. As one Reddit user has shown, changes to anticheat are necessary.

New Features on Steam Will Make Finding Games Easier

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2021, 14:53

Valve has introduced more changes to Steam. This time the platform received new features related to game search.

Patch Helps Players Who Have Over 25K Games on Steam, All 3 of Them

Bart Swiatek, 21 April 2021, 12:57

Valve Software has fixed a bug that could cause the Steam client to crash for accounts with more than 25,000 games assigned to them. There are three people in the world with such a collection.

Portal Reloaded Mod Introduces Time Travel

Adrian Werner, 20 April 2021, 12:11

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of Portal 2, the mod Portal Reloaded was released on Steam Workshop. It offers a new single-player campaign, in which the gameplay is enriched by the possibility of time travel.

Valve Partially Fixed the Data Theft Bug in CS:GO

Hubert Sledziewski, 18 April 2021, 23:19

The disclosure of the existence of a bug in Valve's games, which could enable hackers to steal data, prompted the company to partially fix the flaw.

48 Hours of Turmoil in CS:GO Scene

Qskan, 16 April 2021, 17:47

Recent days have brought a number of interesting developments in the professional CS:GO scene. Highlights of the past 48 hours included a change in Valve's policy on VAC bans and problems with major CS teams.

Half-Life: Alyx No VR Mod Shapes Up Nicely

Hubert Sledziewski, 14 April 2021, 20:47

Playing Half-Life: Alyx without VR goggles around the launch was possible, but the experience left a lot to be desired. However, the modders did not stop working and now the option looks pretty good.

Dangerous CS:GO Exploit Enables Hackers to Steal Data Using Steam Invites

Qskan, 12 April 2021, 17:18

A dangerous exploit in CS:GO and other Source engine-based games has been revealed. The vulnerability allows for stealing passwords, skins and many other data. Valve was supposed to have known about it for two years and didn't react.

Counter Strike 1.6's de_dust2 Overhauled by a Fan

Paul Musiolik, 07 April 2021, 14:18

The new design of the iconic _de_dust2 map from CS 1.6 was created by one of the fans. In addition to improved graphics, the structure has been significantly expanded.

Valve Makes Premier Matchmaking Available to All CS:GO Players

Qskan, 31 March 2021, 15:31

CS:GO's Operation Broken Fang launched in December with a number of new features, including Broken Fang Premier matchmaking for those who purchased the pass. A month before the event's end, Valve decided to make the mode available to all players.

Rumor Suggests Two New Half-Life Games From Valve

Bart Swiatek, 30 March 2021, 14:53

Reports appeared on the web, suggesting Valve Software is working on not one, but as many as two follow-ups to the shooter series Half-Life. One of the games is to be created with VR goggles in mind, just like Half-Life: Alyx.

New CS:GO Bug Changes Mouse Sensitivity, Gamers Found a Solution

Qskan, 29 March 2021, 19:01

The CS:GO community has recently been hit with another bug that is making the gameplay difficult. The bug relates to spontaneously changing mouse sensitivity. Fortunately, players have found a temporary fix for the issue.

Dota 2 Update Will Introduce a Decent Tutorial

Qskan, 25 March 2021, 15:05

Valve finally took to tanglibly helping newcomers in Dota 2. For years, the popular MOBA game was known for its high entry threshold and hopeless tutorial. Now, things about to change. The update is expected to be released later today.

Half-Life: Alyx Ends the Franchise's 'Narrative Limbo'

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 March 2021, 12:31

Valve Software's Robert Walker spoken out on the ending of Half-Life: Alyx. The game's lead designer claims that the developers wanted to get fans of the series out of the „narrative limbo” they've been stuck in for the past several years.

Remote Play Together Beta Ends; Valve Announces Sale and Event on Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2021, 13:44

Steam finished testing a new version of Remote Play Together. From now on, users can play selected titles with friends who do not have an account on Valve's platform. The company intends to celebrate the fact with a special sale and event.

Agent Skins Remain a Problem in CS:GO. Characters Blend in With Surroundings

Qskan, 22 March 2021, 18:59

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is known for its skins, which can be astronomically expensive. As much as weapon skins remain a cosmetic item, the same cannot be said for some character skins, which are a recurring problem.

Steam Refused to Sell Game Because of Excessive Nudity

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 March 2021, 18:56

Super Seducer 3 will not appear on Steam. Valve deemed the game too close to pornography.

Game Code Suggest Refreshed Overpass Coming to CS:GO

Milosz Szubert, 16 March 2021, 15:46

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive received a new minor update. One Reddit user noticed that there are a lot of references to the Overpass map in its code. This may suggest that Valve is preparing a refreshed version.

CS: GO Modder Creates Destructible Map

Qskan, 15 March 2021, 21:25

Here's an interesting example of the creative powers of CS: GO's modding community. Polish modder LionDoge has created a model of the Inferno map, which is fully vulnerable to damage from grenades, bullets and explosives.

Magic Molotov Bug in CS:GO Defies Laws of Physics

Qskan, 12 March 2021, 15:35

Finding bugs in CS:GO has become something of a sport for some players. Yesterday, one of them shared an interesting new bug concerning Molotov cocktail on Reddit.

Dota Underlords May Share Artifact's Fate; 97% of Players Left

Michael Kulakowski, 09 March 2021, 21:21

Valve's auto battler Dota Underlords, which left the early access program a year ago, continues to lose players. Compared to its performance when it debuted in 2019, its user base has shrunk by as much as 97 percent.

Modders Prepare Improved Tutorial for New Dota 2 Players

Adrian Werner, 09 March 2021, 14:08

Dota 2 fans have decided to create a new tutorial for the game to replace the official one, considered to be useless. For this purpose, they have already raised over $26,000 to pay the modders.

CS:GO Removed from Steam? Valve Might be Up To Something [UPDATED]

Bart Swiatek, 09 March 2021, 09:41

The popular shooter CS:GO disappeared from Steam. For now, the reason for this is unknown – is it technical maintenance, or are the developers preparing some big announcement?

CS:GO Player Demonstrates Valve's Sluggishness

Qskan, 08 March 2021, 16:03

Valve hasn't been doing much to fix CS:GO lately. One Reddit user highlighted a bug that has gone unnoticed by the developers for the past year.

Artifact Goes F2P; Valve Ceases Development

Adrian Werner, 05 March 2021, 10:58

Despite attempts, Valve failed to save the card game Artifact. The devs have announced the end of the game's development. Servers, however, will remain active, and the game has switched to full F2P model.

Steam Remote Play Together Available to Everyone

Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 March 2021, 21:30

A new update to the Steam platform has brought a full version of the Remote Play Together feature. This allows local multiplayer games to be played remotely.

Court Orders Valve to Give Apple Its Data

Karol Laska , 25 February 2021, 19:35

Epic Games' conflict with Apple has temporarily turned into a dispute between Apple and Valve. What's more, Gabe Newell's side is losing this clash, as a California court has obliged it to hand over data on 436 games available on Steam.

Xbox Gamepad Leads on Steam - Valve Publishes Controller Stats

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 February 2021, 12:56

Valve prepared some more help for game developers. We're talking about reports on the use of gamepads on Steam, among which Xbox controller takes the top spot.

Steam Tests Option to Play Together Without an Account

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 February 2021, 11:11

Valve has started testing a new Steam client. The beta enables us to check out an enhanced version of the Remote Play Together service, which lets us invite people without an account on the platform to play together.

Steam's Summer Game Festival 2021 Coming in June

Paul Musiolik, 21 February 2021, 15:34

Valve announced the exact start and end dates for this year's Steam Summer Game Festival. The next opportunity to check out unreleased titles will come this June.

Valve Surprizes With New Update for Portal 2

Ness, 21 February 2021, 14:47

Portal 2, a game released over 10 years ago, has just received an update. The patch enables the title to run on the latest PCs and fixes a number of bugs.

Valve Refuses to Give Apple Steam Data Against Epic Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2021, 18:09

Valve rejected a request from Apple for Steam data. These would have helped in the fight between the Californian company and Epic Games. However, the platform's owner believes that Apple's demands are by no means as modest as the company portrays.

CS:GO Patch Fixes Ping and Foosteps Bugs

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 February 2021, 15:26

Valve released a new patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The update fixes two major bugs related to ping and footstep sounds.

DOTA Will Get a Netflix Show

Adrian Werner, 17 February 2021, 11:26

Netflix and Valve have announced DOTA: Dragon's Blood, an animated fantasy series based on the popular MOBA game.

Chinese Steam Launches With 53 Games and No Forum

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 February 2021, 13:32

China finally got its own version of Steam. Due to restrictions and censorship it is very limited.

Steam With New Activity Record

Adrian Werner, 08 February 2021, 12:18

Steam just set another activity record. Yesterday, more than 26.4 million users were logged in at the same time.

Valve Loses Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Szarmancki, 03 February 2021, 20:34

Valve has lost an infringement lawsuit for a patent that was used in Steam Cotroller. The company will have to pay the other party $4 million, possibly more.