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Valve Interface Virtual Reality Games

Valve proposes standard interface for all virtual reality gadgets

January 9th, 2014

Valve has confirmed that it will release a software developer kit that will allow developers to work on a standard interface for virtual reality games in order for players to enjoy a seamless experience across devices and games, BBC has learned. The kit will be released at Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference that will take …

Valve Steam Machine Consoles CES 2014

Meet Valve’s lucky 13 Steam Machine consoles

January 7th, 2014

Valve on Monday announced its Steam Machine partners at CES 2014, and the list includes thirteen companies that want to build Steam Machine consoles based on the company’s platform, Engadget reports. Alienware, Alternate, CyberPower, Digital Storm, Gigabyte, iBuyPower, Falcon Northwest, Materiel.net, Next, Origin, Scan Computers, Webhallen and Zotac have all Steam Machine prototypes priced anywhere …

Steam Machine Specs

Video: Steam Machine beta unboxing, gameplay, teardown and specs

December 16th, 2013

Valve on Friday shipped Steam Machine beta units to 300 lucky developers, with some of them already posting details – including image galleries and hands-on videos – about the new console in town. In addition to listing specs for the test console, some developers posted on YouTube unboxing, gameplay and teardown videos for the first Steam …

Steam Machines Release Date Beta

Steam Machine betas to start shipping December 13th

December 11th, 2013

This Friday, Valve will begin shipping its official Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to the 300 lucky people who made it into the beta. The Linux-based game console was first announced in September along with SteamOS, an operating system tailor-made for the device, and the Steam Controller, a brand new input method that could close …

Steam Gaming Record

New Steam record: Almost 7.2 million gamers logged in simultaneously

December 2nd, 2013

More than 7 million gamers were logged into Steam at the same time on Sunday, a new record for Valve’s platform, which has a total of around 65 million users according to the latest available data. The new number surpasses last year’s record of over 6 million users that played simultaneously on November 25th, 2012, Engadget …

Steam Black Friday Game Deals

Steam takes the fight to Xbox One, PS4 with big Black Friday discounts

November 28th, 2013

Steam on Wednesday published its Black Friday and Cyber Monday game deals part of the Autumn Sale 2013 promotion that takes place from November 27th to December 3rd. The company will offer different deals each day combined with flash sales that last only eight hours each. Discounts range from 50% to 80% for the first …

Valve Steam Virtual Reality

Valve readies killer Steam feature to help beat Xbox, PlayStation

November 19th, 2013

Valve plans to show off its virtual reality prototype and explain what it will mean for Steam at its Steam Dev Days event that takes place in Seattle in mid-January. The schedule for the developer sessions includes a couple of virtual reality-related events aptly titled “What VR Could, Should and Almost Certainly Will Be within …

Valve Steam Machines Pictures

Valve shows off first Steam Machine prototypes

November 4th, 2013

Valve really is serious about competing with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 after all. The Seattle Times went to Valve’s offices in Bellevue, Wash. and got to take a look at some early prototypes of Valve’s Steam Machine consoles that will run on its free-to-use SteamOS gaming platform. From the picture that The …

Steam Active Users 65 Million

Head of Steam: Valve’s store now has more active users than Xbox Live

October 30th, 2013

Valve seems to have hit on a good thing with its Steam online store for PC games. The Verge reports that Steam now has 65 million active users, which represents a 30% year-over-year rise from 2012 and which has helped the store blow past Xbox Live’s active user count of around 48 million users. The …

Half-Life 3 Trademark

Half-Life 3 finally trademarked by Valve

October 1st, 2013

After a week of exciting announcements from Valve revealing SteamOS, Steam Machines and the Steam Controller, gamers couldn’t help but be a little disappointed that the next iteration of the Half-Life franchise was once again missing in action. As it turns out, Valve quietly filed a trademark on Sunday for Half-Life 3 with the Office for …