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…
ARTICLES 13 Feb 2017 by L Coulsen

Steam Direct: Greenlight, Indie Devs and the Future

Since its inception, Steam Greenlight has been much maligned by a significant chunk of the Steam community. Many seeing it as nothing more than a massive floodgate opening to allow all the shittiest shitty shite in the universe to make its way into their Steam libraries. Now, putting aside the fact you, y'know, have to…
ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Jan 2017 by Stephen Haselden

Dota 2’s Special ‘Dark Moon’ Event

Love it or hate it, you have to give props to Dota 2, since 2013 this inspired game has grown to dominate a significant portion of the gaming market, with up to 43 million unique players a month, netting Valve up to $18,000,000 per month! It’s also the third most watched Esports game in the world,…
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 30 Nov 2016 by L Coulsen

No False Advertiser’s Sky

No Man's Sky did not break any rules regarding advertising, and thus, Valve is in the clear as well. Yep, that's about all she wrote really. Now, I'm not on the “No Man's Sky is the worstest EVAH” bandwagon, but even I'm a bit baffled by this decision. There are, quite clearly, things shown that don't exist…
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…
ARTICLES 03 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Steam Cracking Down on “False” Image Advertising…

Valve has been busy the last few months with plans to give their Steam platform a bit of an overhaul, most recently with the Steam Review System itself, the controversy that followed and its timely resolution. While the previous update had its purpose, it ultimately didn’t affect me, since I personally don’t put much stock into any…
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…
ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Aug 2016 by Lee Braden

Steam VAC Bans Now for Friends

In a bit of an odd, yet understandable, due to certain circumstances, move Valve has changed the way that VAC bans work for gifted games. Something that could bite a couple of streamers has been written into the updated TOS for Steam, but it's main force is to deal with people who use an alternate…
ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Jul 2016 by Lee Braden

Valve’s Stance on CS:GO Lottery Sites

In a statement that feels a little bit lacking in power, we have the official word from Valve in regards to the current spate of CS:GO lottery sites. Now, I think it's great that Valve are distancing themselves from this, but it feels as my father would say “too little, too late” while the internet…
ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Jun 2016 by Lee Braden

Galaxy in Turmoil Coming to Steam

In a case of “out of the left field” to a lot of people, a fan made game called Star Wars: Galaxy in Turmoil which is based off what the original Battlefront 3 was going to be is coming to Steam. Frontwire, the developers of the game have announced that they have secured release on…
ARTICLES 23 Apr 2016 by Kyle Johnson

Paid Mods Are Slowly Returning to Steam

Almost a month after I brought the news that paid custom games had made their way into Dota 2, and almost a year since paid mods found their way onto Steam, a few new pieces of information and updates from Steam have hinted at the inglorious return of paid mods. As we all remember, the…