NEWS 18 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Clarifies its Change to Developer Steam Key Requests

Contrary to what some may have been thinking (and doubtless, some still will) the recent kerfuffle about changing the way developers can request keys for their own games is not about reselling. Our colleagues at Gamasutra report that they spoke to a Valve representative who gave the following clarification: "Steam keys have always been available…
NEWS 12 Aug 2017­ by Mellow_Online1

#SOS: Corporation F/Superb Games Inc. (Updated)

“#SOS” is a series of articles dedicated to any form of anti-consumer/deceptive practices partaken on different Steam games, ranging from things such as developers hiding their involvement with games due to a dark past on Steam, developers censoring user’s opinions and other things of the sort. At the beginning of 2017, Valve started to come…
NEWS 25 Jul 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Has Been Freezing and Crashing Lately…

A problem that has afflicted myself and other Pixel Judge members, giving me a massive panic attack, thinking my six month old HDD was already dying and on its last leg. But fear not! Turns out something weird has gone on with Steam and it's freezing and crashing for a lot of people. The most…
NEWS 22 Jun 2017­ by Max Halcomb

Hide Your Paychecks, Lock up Your Wallets, Steam Summer Sale…

Well folks, it’s that time of year when you spend that College loan you applied for on Steam games instead of tuition... so grab that wallet forcefully and start throwing it at your monitor because the Steam Summer Sales event is here! Valve has come up with a really "slick and genius" way of getting…
NEWS 14 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Direct Arrives

As of yesterday, Steam Direct has been officially launched. For a recoupable cost of $100 per game, anyone and everyone can now release their game directly on the Steam Store. The process involves filling in some forms to detail things like company name, who will be receiving payments for sales, that kind of thing. The…
ANNOUNCEMENT 12 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Takes Video in 360 Degrees

As pointed out by an astute Reddit user, Valve have added a 360° video tool to Steam. It seems to be geared more towards VR, given that it can be installed from the SteamVR tools section, but is also fully compatible with standard PC tech. At present, the number of videos available is, understandably, rather…
NEWS 10 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Tells us More About the Steam Store

Coming close on the heels of the new Steam Gifting system, Valve have another Steam update for us...sort of. Giving us some insights into how the Steam Store works, or rather...doesn't, depending on how you look at it. There isn't actually all that much in there, most of it being fluff about the difficulties in trying to…
NEWS 04 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Give the Gift of Steams New Gifting Service

In a short, precise and to the point update, Valve have outlined some tweaks to the Steam gifting service. Some of which are most decidedly welcome, others are actually a bit of a pisser, truth be told. Coming in three parts, the changes include scheduling, which is pretty darn nifty actually. It does not specify…
ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Valve Releases Steam Audio SDK to Improve Sound in Games

While the gaming graphics have been constantly improving, the same cannot be said about in-game sounds. While there is a lot of investment into voice acting, music and sound effects in high budget games, most games do not take into account how sound should propagate in their environments. It seems that Valve really wants the…
NEWS 22 Dec 2016­ by David Pink

Hide Your Wallet, the Steam Winter Sale Is Hungry

It’s that time of year again when everyone’s wallets are screaming bloody murder as Lord Gaben lets loose the floods of massive discounts for its annual epic Steam Winter Sale event! If your bank accounts weren’t already emptied during this festive time of year, then don’t worry, Steam will fix that in a jiffy. What better…
ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Nov 2016­ by David Pink

Steam Autumn Sale 2016

I'm not even sure why this really needed an announcement, are there any PC gamers out there that DON'T use Steam or have all the sale events memorized by now? Just as easy as going to any calendar, closing your eyes, spin around and plop your finger down on a date and boom, chances are,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Nov 2016­ by David Pink

Google Earth Joins the SteamVR Family

The always hip and up with the trends, Google Inc. have recently launched their first HTC Vive title with Google Earth VR. Wanting to bring the whole wide world into the realm of virtual reality, what better way to do that than to literally bring the world into VR. Google Earth has been around for…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Nov 2016­ by David Pink

Steam Discovery Update 2.0 Now Live

Valve has just "ninja" updated their Steam platform with the newest improvements from the Discovery 2.0 update. The latest "let's make Steam great again" initiative on Valves part to bring Steam into the future, helping customers make quicker, yet wiser choices while browser. Keeping updated with friend activity while shopping or checking out your discovery queue. Getting…
ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Sep 2016­ by L Coulsen

Valve Are Overhauling the Steam Storefront

As unearthed (as always) by those meddling ki...uhm, a NeoGAF user by the name of Nzyme32 (who has an avatar of Mark Lamarr for some terrifying reason) and confirmed by our colleagues at TechRaptor the Steam Storefront will soon look very different. And a whole lot better in my opinion. Making game images larger, adding…