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Steam Users Uncover Images Of Possible New Steam UI

Steam Users Uncover Images Of Possible New Steam UI As part of a new beta update to Steam, SteamDB uncovered a handful of assets connected to something called “SteamU.” Some users now suspect that means “Steam Universal” after they searched an account depicted in one of the images.

Valve Removes Counter-Strike's Dust2 Map From Competitive Play

Valve Removes Counter-Strike's Dust2 Map From Competitive Play On Friday, Valve announced it was removing the CS:GO’s Dust2 from the Active Duty group.“I had to ensure that this new map had everything in common with Dust, without actually being Dust,” wrote Johnston.

Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane Considering the fact that Portal is such a well-known product to most, if not all gamers, it should come as no surprise that there is a fan out there who loves the title so much that they created a version for their Microsoft HoloLens.As seen in the video below from KennyWdev – that is, the YouTube handle for Wang – elements of Portal being put on display in the real world is incredibly impressive.

Internet Gutter: Steam Shovelware

Internet Gutter: Steam Shovelware In this weekly series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web.That obviously was less than ideal, so we’re thankful that Gaben and the boys at Valve came up with Steam.

Valve is developing 3 new VR games

Valve is developing 3 new VR games That was purely a developer milestone, but there was absolutely nothing compelling about it, the same way nobody's going to buy a VR system so they can watch movies.In fact, Newell said in his Reddit AMA that Valve was working on a full-fledged game in the Half-Life/Portal universe.

All-in on VR: Valve has three full-length virtual reality games in development

All-in on VR: Valve has three full-length virtual reality games in development The studio behind Half-Life and Portal is currently working on three full-length VR games, Gabe Newell, Valve co-founder and president, disclosed in an interview with Eurogamer.All we know so far is that the games will be built with Valve’s in-house engine Source 2 and Unity.

Valve is worried about the effects of Trump's travel ban

Valve is worried about the effects of Trump's travel ban The ban not only causes issues for employees, it causes issues for esports professionals and competitions as well.Even if Trump's executive order is never implemented as intended, any other kind of travel restrictions that would keep people from coming to the U.

Valve Ditches Greenlight for "Steam Direct"

Valve Ditches Greenlight for "Steam Direct" For years, Steam Greenlight was the way smaller developers could get their games on the Steam Store without the help of a publisher.Now, Greenlight will be taken down and replaced with something called Steam Direct.

Valve Replaces Steam Greenlight With Steam Direct

Valve Replaces Steam Greenlight With Steam Direct Today, Valve has announced that Steam would be undergoing yet another transformation with the retirement and of the Steam Greenlight system.It’s successor, Steam Direct, will play host to an entirely different application process for developers to complete.

Valve Draws Criticism for Steam Direct Program

Valve Draws Criticism for Steam Direct Program Ever since the decision was made public, Twitter has been rife with indie developers, as well as some gamers, decrying the new course Valve is taking.Under the new Steam Direct system, the voting is no more and developers will have to pay a fee that could turn out as high as $5000 per game, instead.

Dota 2 Hero Getting Killed By Her Own Dagger Is A Perfect Example Of How The Game Keeps Changing

Dota 2 Hero Getting Killed By Her Own Dagger Is A Perfect Example Of How The Game Keeps Changing Reddit user OraCLesofFire submitted an extended GIF of the above documenting just how devastating the recent additions to Dota 2 have made certain heroes’ abilities.It shows Phantom Assassin (left) hurling a dagger at Nyx Assassin (right).

Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement

Greenlighted no more: Valve introduces Steam Direct, Greenlight’s replacement After four-plus years, Steam Greenlight will be no more this spring.According to Valve, over 100 Greenlight titles have grossed more than $1 million to date.

‘Childish’ Valve Devs Are Taunting Fans About Half-Life 3

‘Childish’ Valve Devs Are Taunting Fans About Half-Life 3 As reported by VentureBeat, Gabe Newell has admitted that some Valve employees enjoy taunting fans about Half-Life 3, leaving false clues to grow the legend of the ever-elusive game.Over the years, this has included things like leaving files in other games that seem to hint at Half-Life 3, hiding supposed Half-Life 3 icons in photos taken at Valve HQ, and more.

Valve Is Training AI To Detect Counter-Strike Cheaters

Valve Is Training AI To Detect Counter-Strike Cheaters According to Valve, it’s complicated, but they’re working on a new system to bust fun-killers.“The process of parsing, training, and classifying player data places serious demands on hardware, which means you want a machine other than the server doing the work,” explained Valve.

Valve Fixes Accuracy Bug That's Been In Team Fortress 2 For Ten Years

Valve Fixes Accuracy Bug That's Been In Team Fortress 2 For Ten Years The cause might be some tiny thing, but if you can’t isolate it, it’ll stink up the whole dang place.Such was apparently the case with a Team Fortress 2 bug that took Valve ten years to finally eliminate.

Valve is teaching an AI to find Counter-Strike cheaters

Valve is teaching an AI to find Counter-Strike cheaters In a Reddit post, Valve confirmed that it has started work on an AI that is learning the difference between cheaters and highly skilled players.More: Valve responds to requests to shut down ‘Counter-Strike’ weapon skin trading On the Global Offensive Subreddit, users posited why Valve had not created some kind of safeguard against cheaters who use spinbots.

A Hacker Is Allegedly Flooding Counter-Strike Lobbies With Bots

A Hacker Is Allegedly Flooding Counter-Strike Lobbies With Bots Counter-Strike players are currently coping with an exploit that allows bots to spam text and partake in games without being kicked.The attack allegedly comes from one person who claims to be organizing the hack and bots in a somewhat concentrated effort.

Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does 'Marginally Adequate' Job

Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does 'Marginally Adequate' Job The future of virtual reality may not be the HTC Vive, according to maker Gabe Newell.Video game developer Valve, in partnership with HTC, last year launched the Vive: an impressive but expensive headset that requires a beefy PC to operate.

Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling

Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide’s $10 million case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling.” Years ago, Sterling published a YouTube video describing Digital Homicide’s Slaughtering Grounds as a “New ‘Worst Game Of 2014' Contender.