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, th

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 hous

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 par

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 y

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

Valve Delays The Touchpad-Happy Steam Machine Controller

The future of gaming will have to wait. Valve has pushed the <a href="">Steam Mach

Nvidia Shield Gets Half-Life 2 And Portal As Valve Classics Get Their Android Moment

Nvidia’s Shield mobile gaming console has two powerful new titles under its belt today – Half-Life 2 and Portal, both from celebrated developer turned platform creator Valve, and both appearin

Steam Adds Easy Access To Virtual Reality Mode In Latest Beta, So Boot Up Your Rift

Valve has updated its Steam beta client (via Engadget), and the new software introduces an easier way to get at the company’s new virtual reality mode for its platform. Previously, access had t

What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming

Valve and Sony both made big announcements at CES, but both visions look problematic. Sony is trying to push cloud-service gaming, an idea that failed with Onlive. Meanwhile Steam Machines seem overpr

What Games Are: Steam’s Big Bet

With new consoles and microconsoles starting to pop into existence, this week Valve finally revealed its answer: SteamOS. Steam Machines. Steam Controllers. Boom. Its ambitions are not to launch a con

Valve’s Second Hardware Announcement Is The Futuristic Tactile Steam Controller

Nobody expected that, but Valve’s most exciting announcement of the week might be a game controller. The Steam controller is a futuristic touch-enabled gamepad with a small screen sitting right

Valve To Launch A Prototype Steam Box And Multiple Steam Machines In 2014

Following the announcement of SteamOS, Valve just unveiled the long-anticipated Steam Box — sort of. Instead of releasing a Valve-branded Steam Box, the company will actually work with multiple

Valve CEO Gabe Newell Says Linux Is The Future Of Gaming, Hints At SteamBox Announcement

In his keynote today at Linuxcon, <a target="_blank" href="">Valve</a> CEO and Founder Gabe Newell said Linux is the future of gaming and hinted about the announcement next wee

Xi3 Says While Piston May Not Be An ‘Official’ Steam Box, It Could Be Better Than One

The Xi3 Piston opened for pre-orders on Monday, and seemed to be the first of many Steam Box type devices powered by Valve’s online gaming store and service. But Valve quickly came out and said

Valve’s Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In “Three To Four Months”

As it turns out, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets awfully chatty when he attends award ceremonies. His appearance at the (generally awful) Spike TV Video Game Awards got him ruminating about the <a h

Gabe Newell Describes A Gaming Future Where Your Virtual Investment Follows You Everywhere And Plugs Into A Broad Economy

Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve, took the stage today at the DICE gaming conference to deliver a keynote, and while he said upfront he wasn't going to be announcing any products

Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013

I don’t normally expect much to come out of Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, but<a target="_blank" href="

Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

As <a target="_blank" href="">anticipated</a> in August, digital game seller Steam is now offering Windows

Valve Rumored To Be Working On Steam-Based Console

Valve, creators of (among other things) the Half-Life franchise and Steam, the gold standard for digital game distribution, are said to be getting into the hardware game. <a href="http://www.theverge.

Valve Warms Toward Nintendo With Wii U

Don’t expect Episode 3 to come to your New Controller any time soon, but Valve’s Gabe Newell has made some noises about Nintendo being included in their “scalability model.” Wh
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