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Valve Now Refuses to Compensate Trade Scam Victims

Valve has just altered their official Scam FAQ policy and will no longer reimburse lost in-game items through fraudulent trading transactions. Previously, Valve adopted a proactive approach to alleviate concerns about the trade system and encourage…

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Portal Stories: Mel Reinvigorates Valve’s Iconic Puzzle Formula

Portal Stories: Mel is a single player community mod and designed to pay homage to the highly revered puzzle series. This mod features over 20 maps, brand new dialogue, models and a host of captivating puzzles.…

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IMAX Try to Censor Ars Technica Article

Last week, the popular website, Ars Technica posted a story about the latest version of Steams VR solution. For us tech enthusiasts, it provided some good news, but according to Ars post today, they seemed to…

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Valve Improves Dota 2 Reborn and You Can Play the Beta Now

The long wait for Valve’s latest Dota 2 title, Dota 2 Reborn, is now over. Despite the many bugs and features which are not fully functional just yet, fans and curious gamers can now play the…

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Starbreeze Studios’ Upcoming VR Headset Could Prove to Be the Next Big Thing

We are hyped about what VR headsets are available to developers and what they can do with them. From Oculus to Razer, manufacturers are looking into the new tech and attempting to bring their own personal…

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Valve Has Just Made Its Steam Hardware Available for Pre-Order

Valve and its partners have just announced that the Steam Hardware will be made available shortly for anyone who wishes to pre-order them. Though the hardware will roll out this fall in North America and Europe,…

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Should You Build Your Own Steambox?

Introduction Steambox has been a topic of much debate in the PC gaming community, promising a more gamer-centric PC experience, removing the need for the Windows operating system by providing you with a free alternative, while also…

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Steam Is Now Able to Give You Refunds for Your Digital Purchases

I know you had at least one game that you didn’t like playing after you bought it or is just simply full of bugs and glitches. Valve surprisingly started to understand the frustrations and is now…

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Counter Strike: Global Offensive’s Well-Known Bug Gets Acknowledged by Valve

If you are a Counter Strike: Global Offensive player, then you probably know about the bug. However, let’s outline it again for those of you who might not have experienced it, though it is highly unlikely…

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Ubisoft Franchises Are Scheduled to Get a Virtual Reality Upgrade Next Year

We haven’t seen a lot of big names associated with VR gear since virtual reality actually became a reality. Most developers willing to exploit the tech have been from indie companies trying to draw curious eyes…

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Black Mesa Steam Workshop Page Appears

Earlier this week, we brought you news that a mysterious timer had appeared on the Black Mesa website, settings the internet ablaze with rumour and speculation on what could be coming. We suspected that it would…

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Unreal Engine 4.8 Released for VR Support

In a press release earlier today, it was announced that Epic Games will be releasing a preview build of the new Unreal Engine 4.8 which offers support for Valve’s highly anticipated SteamVR/ HTC Vive headset. This…

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Valve Removes Payment Feature From Skyrim Workshop Again

Well, that didn’t last long. Just a couple of days after Valve introduced a new feature that allowed modders to sell their work on Steam, the feature has been pulled again. The feature had nothing but…

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Paid Mod Complaints Have Cost Valve $1 Million

Ever wondered what happens when you spark outrage in almost the entire PC gaming community? There’s no need to wonder, it’s happening right now and our lord GabeN is working hard to brave the unrelenting storm…

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Gabe Newell Takes to Reddit to Answer Questions on Paid Mods

It has been one hell of a week for Valve, as their latest business move sent a shockwave through the PC gaming community and put bluntly, left a lot of people seriously p***** off. For those…

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Steam Game Giveaway!

It’s competition time again and this time, I thought we should try something a little different and let you pick the prize! We know you all love computer games, but who would want to enter a…

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Steam Starts Charging for Mods; First Skyrim Mod Removed Within 24 Hours

As of yesterday, Valve has adapted its policy towards game mods made available through its game distribution platform Steam, allowing creators to charge for mods, with Valve taking a whopping 75% of generated revenue from sales.…

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Unhappy Gamers Start Petition Against Paid Content in Steam Workshop

Valve is doing a lot of restructuring in Steam at the moment. First there was the added limitation for people who haven’t spent any money on the service and yesterday they announced that it now was possible…

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Valve Restricts Steam Service Features to Users Who Don’t Spend At Least $5

If you’ve ever been bullied or targeted on Steam by spammers or phishers, then you might be excited to know that Valve has set some restrictions to its online service. Valve stated on their Support Page…

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Valve Is Going to Give Half-Life 2: Update for Free on Steam

The Half-Life 2: Update is a Valve-endorsed and fan-created mod which will be available shortly on Steam. Romanian modder, Filip Victor, has been a key asset in the mod’s creation, having stepped in to release the…

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AMD Fiji Comes with Two GPUs

AMD’s latest GPU, AMD Fiji, has been announced a while back that it will come with High Bandwidth Memory. Shortly after CES in Las Vegas, Oculus was said to be toying around with the latest AMD…

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DOTA 2 Rejected Character Concept Recreated by Player In-Game

It looks like DOTA 2 player, MaxOfS2D, has recreated a ‘failed’ character concept designed by Valve; the recreated concept can be viewed in the video below. Valve has provided access to its database of rejected concept design…

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Valve Got an ‘F’ for Its Customer Service

Valve, the world’s biggest PC gaming service, apparently was given an ‘F’ for its Customer Service by the Better Business Bureau, while other gaming companies mostly have received an ‘A’. According to BBB, people have filed…

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Valve VR Demo Looks Similar to Myst, Only Extremely Detailed

Valve’s virtual reality setup only allowed you to walk in areas the size of small rooms. This is really an issue today, since a lot of titles, especially fantasy ones, come in vast environments full of…

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VR Portal Tech Demo Screenshots Give First Glimpse of Source 2 Engine

Valve has released the first screenshots of its new Source 2 game engine, taken from the VR Portal Tech Demo it screened at GDC2015. Joe Ludwig, a programmer at Valve, confirmed before the show that the…

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Valve Shows Its SteamVR Development Timeline at GDC

GDC had its fair share of announcements in the virtual reality sphere, having Oculus talking more about its focus on mobile VR. However, while they were keen on talking about that, Valve was keen on showing…

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Virtual Reality Motion Sickness Solved by Valve

Oculus Rift and other VR technologies are known to cause motion sickness after just a few minutes of use, though it may vary depending on the individual using it and the type of game played. However,…