News items tagged with valve

Nearly 180 Games Banned From Steam

Nearly 180 Games Banned From Steam

report this ad179 games were banned from Steam over the past couple of weeks. The games targeted were primarily achievement hunter games, or were inarguably hate-speec...

By Michael Cottuli on 09 October 2018
CSGO Lotto Scandal Won't Result in Any Punishments

CSGO Lotto Scandal Won't Result in Any Punishments

Despite being one of the few online multiplayer games with millions in tournament prize pools, Count...

By Cody Gravelle on 09 October 2018
Counter-Strike Weapon Skin Sells for Over $60,000

Counter-Strike Weapon Skin Sells for Over $60,000

After a major eSports event this week, a dedicated fan of eSports game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive paid over $60,000 for one weapon skin. The skin in question is the sniper rifle skin Dragon Lor...

By A.J. Plautz on 08 October 2018
New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

Valve introduces new skins that will help its players customize their Steam Link and Steam controlle...

By Cody Gravelle on 07 October 2018
Counter-Strike Player Caught Cheating on Steam, Lies

Counter-Strike Player Caught Cheating on Steam, Lies

report this adThough it brings players immeasurable joy, gaming isn’t always fun or easy. (That’s why a term like “rage quit” exists in the industry.) But when the des...

By AJ Caulfield on 07 October 2018
New CSGO Horizon Case Weapon Skins Revealed

New CSGO Horizon Case Weapon Skins Revealed

report this adSkins in Counter-Strike:Global Offensive can sometimes be a hot commodity, with one even selling for tens of thousands of dollars. Now, a recent update h...

By A.J. Plautz on 07 October 2018
Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

report this adWhile Valve may be dominating the digital distribution service on the PC thanks in large part to Steam, many fans associate the software company with its...

By Derek Nichols on 04 October 2018
Washington State Orders Valve to Stop CS: GO Gambling

Washington State Orders Valve to Stop CS: GO Gambling

report this adFollowing the CS:GO skin gambling scandal that erupted earlier this year, the Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to take action against ga...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 October 2018
Dota 2 NBA Jam Announcer Pack Adds Max Boomshakalaka

Dota 2 NBA Jam Announcer Pack Adds Max Boomshakalaka

Tim Kitzrow brought the game to life as the announcer in NBA Jam, NFL Blitz and NHL Hitz, and now his energetic style could be brough...

By Sarah Fields on 06 September 2018
Dota 2's Immortal Treasure Loot Box is Bugged

Dota 2's Immortal Treasure Loot Box is Bugged

Valve’s popular MOBA Dota 2 has been on the receiving end of heavy fan scrutiny lately thanks to its newest loot box, the “Immortal Treasure III.” This box contains some of the rarest cosmetic gear of...

By Jacob Bukacek on 08 August 2018
Steam User Count Has Declined Since January

Steam User Count Has Declined Since January

Steam has dominated the PC market for quite some time now, holding a near monopoly over the entirety of PC game sales. For a long tim...

By Cameron Corliss on 04 August 2018
Valve's New Card Game Artifact Releases This November

Valve's New Card Game Artifact Releases This November

At 2017’s The International tournament, Valve announced it was working on Artifact, a digital card game based off its popular MOBA Do...

By A.J. Plautz on 04 August 2018
Counter-Strike Players Blocked from Opening Loot Boxes

Counter-Strike Players Blocked from Opening Loot Boxes

Without a doubt, the loot box controversy surrounding the launch of Electronic Arts’ science fiction shooter Star Wars Battlefront 2...

By Kyle Sledge on 25 July 2018
Counter-Strike: GO Gets Graphics Update

Counter-Strike: GO Gets Graphics Update

Developer Valve gives its massively popular team-based shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive a graphics update with lighting and s...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 July 2018
Counter-Strike Player Releases Fake Hacks

Counter-Strike Player Releases Fake Hacks

One Counter-Strike player decides to take the matter of stopping cheaters into their own hands, releasing fake hacks in order to get...

By Rob Gordon on 21 July 2018
CS:GO Mod Adds Fortnite Mechanic

CS:GO Mod Adds Fortnite Mechanic

Within the gaming community, there is often discussion of what it would look or be like if the features of another game were added to it. Footage of a recently created mod may have just answered many...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 21 July 2018
Steam Threatens to Remove Sexual Games from Store

Steam Threatens to Remove Sexual Games from Store

Steam is, by far, the largest digital distribution platform for PC gamers, with it having 75% of the market space per estimations in 2013. Now, it seems that Steam has issued a warning to several g...

By Joshua Duckworth on 20 May 2018
Valve Hiring People to Work On 'Top Secret' New Games

Valve Hiring People to Work On 'Top Secret' New Games

A couple of months ago, Gabe Newell said that Valve would start making games again, and true to that promise, the publisher is now hiring people to work on “top secret” new games. What those top se...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2018
Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Last month, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) deemed loot boxes in some video games as gambling. After launching an investigation into the matter, the country’s gambling authority raised issue wi...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 May 2018
PUBG Becomes Third Highest Grossing Steam Game

PUBG Becomes Third Highest Grossing Steam Game

Since its early access release on Steam last year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has remained a popular multiplayer option with the PC gaming community, with several reports detailing the game’s ma...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 13 March 2018