Dota Pro Circuit App Lets Gamers Predict Matches And Get Rewarded

Do you fancy yourself being a Dota 2 expert? Do you think that you are able to predict how a match plays out before it ends? If you think that’s you, then you might be interested to learn that Valve has recently launched a new Dota app in the form of the Dota Pro Circuit app where it lets players make predictions in matches and be rewarded if they make […]


Valve Releases New ‘Mars’ Hero For Dota 2

If you’re getting a bit bored/tired of the current hero lineup in Valve’s Dota 2, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Valve has since announced a new hero that will be added to the game in the form of Mars, the god of war and first son of heaven. The character should already be live and playable in the game so it could be worth checking out if you […]


Valve Could Be Considering Acquiring Dota Auto Chess

While Valve makes their own games, some of the company’s more famous and popular games are actually mods based on games which they then acquired and turned it into their own thing. Some examples include Counter-Strike, which was a mod created in Half-Life, then there is also Team Fortress which was a Quake mod, and DotA 2 which was a mod made in Warcraft 3.


Valve Will Be Semi-Retiring Steam’s Video Business

Valve’s Steam platform is largely known as a video game distribution platform where the company uses it to sell games from various developers and publishers. However in recent times, the company has expanded on what Steam has to offer, such as by selling videos like movies.


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Civilization VI’s Steam EULA Is Causing Some Concern Amongst Gamers

Let’s be honest here: how many of us actually bothers to read the terms and agreement when we install a new piece of software or sign up for a service? Given how lengthy some of these documents are, and how they can be so worded in such a tricky manner, for the most part it can go over the heads of many.


Another Major PC Game Is Skipping Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store

Last year Epic announced their plans to launch their own digital game storefront where it would play host to their own games as well as games from other developers. It seemed like quite a daunting task to challenge Valve’s Steam platform which has become the default storefront for most, but it seems to be working.


VR Headset Use On Steam Has Doubled In 2018

Is virtual reality (VR) still too much of a novelty to be considered a must-have device when it comes to gaming? Unfortunately that seems to be the case, but the good news is that according to Valve’s monthly Hardware Survey (via UploadVR) of its Steam store, it appears that while VR gaming isn’t exactly dominating, it has doubled in usage.


Steam To Drop Support For macOS 10.10 Yosemite In 2019

For the most part just like iOS devices, Apple’s macOS devices tend to be pretty well supported. For example my 7-year old 2011 MacBook Air has been on the receiving end of major OS updates right up until macOS High Sierra, which was the last major update my laptop was capable of receiving. That’s a pretty long period of time for support.


Gamers Are Upset That Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Is Free-To-Play

Last week Valve made an interesting decision by announcing that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) will now be free-to-play. The game was never particularly expensive but we suppose by removing the cost of the game, it would open it up to more gamers, which is a good thing, right?


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Is Now Free-To-Play

In the early days of Counter-Strike where it existed as a mod of Half-Life, it was pretty much free-to-play, where anyone could get their hands on it. However ultimately when Valve decided to launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the company made it a paid title. Granted it wasn’t the most expensive game we’ve seen, but it was definitely a change.


Valve Is Helping Gamers Build Their Own Steam Link Boxes

Last month it was revealed by that Valve had ultimately decided to discontinue its Steam Link box. For those unfamiliar, the Steam Link device basically allowed gamers to stream games from their PCs onto other devices, like their TV, thus giving gamers the freedom to play PC games in the comfort of their living room without having to hook up their computers to the TV.


Valve Wants To Give A Bigger Cut To Successful Developers

Valve’s Steam platform has more or less become the default distribution platform for gaming on computers. Given their huge library of games, it’s becoming increasingly common to find developers releasing their games through Steam. Despite its success, Valve is hoping to entice more developers by changing up its revenue sharing system.


‘Firewatch’ Set For Release On Nintendo Switch December 17

Earlier this year, developer Campo Santo announced that its indie hit “Firewatch” would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The developer did not mention when the game would be released, except that it would be released. However we now know when the game is set for a release as the developer has confirmed it for the 17th of December.


Valve To Launch Comics Based Around ‘Artifact’ Game

Valve has a new game in the works that is due to be launched and its name is Artifact. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, this is a digital card game similar to other games like Blizzard’s Hearthstone or Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and just like those games which are based on existing franchises, Artifact will be based on Dota 2.