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July 26th, 2012

Windows 8 Has its First High-Level Defectors

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system – more specifically its Metro interface – has been lauded by some as the perfect embrace of hardware agnostic computing. Jen Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, is an outspoken proponent of Windows 8, telling the crowd at the Emerging Companies Summit at May’s GPU [...]

February 20th, 2012

Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans’ Frustrations

As a fan made petition calling for Valve to release more information on Half-Life 3 nears 60,000 signatories, Valve’s Big Boss Gabe Newell has announced, anticlimactically, that he understands fan’s frustrations. “It’s pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation. We try to go as fast as we can and we try [...]

February 10th, 2012

Did Hackers Pierce Steam’s Credit Card Database?

Last November, in a story Hardware Canucks broke, Valve admitted that hackers had gained access to the Steam database and had pulled out countless user names, passwords, and other information. Now, Valve has admitted that there is a possibility that last year’s breach was more extensive than originally thought. In an email sent to Steam [...]

January 6th, 2012

Steam Closes 2011 with 100% Sales Growth, 5 Million Simultaneous Users

Valve today announced the 2011 growth data for Steam, a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment. During 2011 the platform grew to offer over 1,800 games to over 40 million accounts. Year-over-year unit sales increased by more than 100% for the seventh straight year, and during the 2011 Holiday Sale Steam’s [...]

September 15th, 2010

Valve and AMD Team Up to Provide ATI Driver Updates Via Steam

AMD  today announced its collaboration with Valve todeliver ATI Catalyst graphics driver updates via its Steam platform, a leading platform for PC games and digitalentertainment. Steam users can now detect and install the latest ATI Catalyst driver for their ATI Radeon graphics card directly from within Steam. Valve’s most recent Steam Hardware Survey shows that fully 87 [...]

July 19th, 2010

Valve Releases Completely Free Alien Swarm Game

Alien Swarm was originally an Unreal Tournament mod, and despite the developers being hired away to Valve, the team still maintained the passion for their game. As it turns out, they have been allowed to take it further than just a UT mod, and the game has been completely rebuilt based on Valve’s Source engine, [...]

June 9th, 2010

Valve Announces Making Games is Hard; Delays Portal 2

In a tongue-in-cheek press release, Valve has announced the delay of Portal 2 and throws water on the rumour fires regarding their E3 “surprise”. Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking [...]

October 16th, 2009

Left for Dead 2 Demo Released in Two Weeks

Those looking forward to the second iteration of Valve’s smash hit, Left for Dead, mark your calendars for October 27th or November 3rd respectively to try your hand at Left for Dead 2! The Left 4 Dead 2 demo will feature gameplay taken from “The Parish” campaign, set in the New Orleans French Quarter. Playable by [...]

September 30th, 2009

Valve Releases Left 4 Dead Free DLC, Crash Course + 50% Off

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced that Crash Course — the second downloadable content (DLC) update for its co-operative zombie thriller, Left 4 Dead (L4D) — will be made available worldwide on September 29 on Xbox 360 [...]

May 21st, 2009

Team Fortress 2 Updates and Free Weekend!

Get the word out! For those of you who havn’t yet played Team Fortress 2, now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about. Coniciding with the latest character updates to Sniper and Spy – as well as the release of a new maps and game mode (Details Here), Steam and Valve [...]