Valve

  • Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

    Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016

    You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus). But if you’re a consumer wanting to get eyes into this next-gen VR hardware you’re likely still waiting to live the daydream. Read More

  • HTC Vive Developer VR Headsets Now Shipping

    HTC Vive Developer VR Headsets Now Shipping

    HTC and Valve are playing catch-up a bit with Oculus in terms of getting their virtual reality headset out in the wild, but today they began shipping their developer hardware, which by all accounts is much further along than Oculus VR’s first kick at the can following their original Kickstarter campaign. The Valve/HTC Vive developer kit includes a Vive headset, along with two Lighthouse… Read More

  • Valve’s Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From Community

    Valve’s Launch Of Paid Mods Faces Backlash From Community

    PC gaming giant Valve is facing vocal backlash from its community a day after giving developers of game modifications the ability to charge for their work on the Steam platform. Read More

  • SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

    SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

    Steam now boasts more than 1,000 gaming titles for Linux, and therefore, SteamOS. Everything from indie games to AAA titles are available from the service. Best yet, even more titles are regularly popping up, with 14 games launching this week alone. Read More

  • Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    Valve Announces Source 2, And It’ll Be Free

    It’s been a good week for game developers. Unreal Engine 4 went free. Unity 5 came out, and a massive chunk of its once premium features went free. And now: Valve has just announced Source 2, the next generation of their Source game engine… and sure enough, it’s “free to content developers”. Best known as the engine that powers games like Half-Life 2, Team… Read More

  • Valve Announces Steam Link, A $49 Gadget For Streaming PC Games To Any Room In Your House

    Valve Announces Steam Link, A $49 Gadget For Streaming PC Games To Any Room In Your House

    Valve continues its push into hardware, as the company has announced that it plans to release a new gadget later this year that will let Steam users stream games from their PCs to any room in the house. Valve says the new gadget, which it’s calling the Steam Link, will sell for $49 when it arrives in November. Read More

  • HTC And Valve Partner To Make A VR Gaming Headset Called Vive

    HTC And Valve Partner To Make A VR Gaming Headset Called Vive

    HTC has just dropped another tidbit of news here in Barcelona, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress trade show. Namely that it’s gearing up to compete in the gaming wearable space, announcing a partnership with games publisher Valve to bring a virtual reality headset to market, called the HTC Vive — to compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift. Read More

  • Valve Takes On Twitch With Steam Broadcasting

    Valve Takes On Twitch With Steam Broadcasting

    There’s a new entrant in the already-competitive online game streaming space: game developer, publisher, and retailer Valve just announced the beta version of Steam Broadcasting, a tool for watching your friends play from within the company’s popular game store and community hub. Read More

  • Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset

    Watch out, Oculus. Here comes Valve. The gaming giant recently demonstrated a prototype VR headset with wearers reporting impressive results. The odd-looking headset is speckled with dots, allowing a table-top camera to track the headset’s location. Wearers report that there are two screens on the inside, although in this prototype, not all of the screen is visible. Clearly the device is… Read More

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