Competitive games like Dota 2 can be intimidating to new players, especially when they play with other players who might not be so understanding or forgiving towards beginners and newbies. This in turn could ruin the experience for beginners who might stop playing the game, or based on past experiences might not even attempt the game at all.
If you like the idea of being able to play games in your home on any computer, then you might be interested to learn that Valve has released the Steam Link app on macOS. This will allow macOS users to connect to another local computer and stream games from that computer onto their Mac.
A few years ago, some of you might recall that Valve announced and eventually launched the Artifact game. For those who are unfamiliar, Artifact is a card-based video game that is also loosely based on Dota 2. The game was initially met with favorable reviews, but eventually the cost of playing the game was simply too much for players.
Before we buy anything, we usually look for reviews to get an idea of how good a product is. While reviews aren’t always a guarantee of a good product, it does help to paint a general idea in our minds. After all, if a product has an average of 4/5 stars based on 10,000 reviews, it should more or less be a good indicator.
Dota 2 is one of the most played games around the world, with Valve hosting an annual tournament that brings the best players together with prize money that puts more traditional sporting competitions to shame. That being said, we’re not surprised that they are looking to expand on the franchise.
When it comes to buying games digitally, Steam is one of the largest storefronts in the market right now. However, it seems that not everyone is thrilled that a company like Steam is controlling a large chunk of the market, so much so that a lawsuit has been filed against Valve, accusing them of using Steam’s market dominance to prevent price competition.
Whenever a new console generation is released, companies also release redesigned game controllers that are supposed to be better in the sense that they might come with additional features, a new spiffy design, better ergonomics, and so on. If you’re enjoying your time with the Sony PS5 DualSense controller, you’ll be pleased to learn that Steam will now support it as well.
Gamers looking to buy games on PC usually have several choices. They can buy directly from the developer or publisher themselves, buy the physical copy of the game from a retail store, or choose an digital distribution platform like Steam, Origin, Epic Games Store, Uplay, and so on. However, Valve doesn’t want developers to promote other platforms.
If you’re a Mac user who’s looking forward to being able to play VR games on their computer, you can scratch at least one platform off that list. This is because in a rather abrupt announcement on its website, Valve has released a statement in which they will be ending SteamVR support for Mac.
Apart from copyright issues, one of the possible reasons why we imagine that most companies are too thrilled about fan-run servers for their games is because they can’t control the code that is being executed on these servers. From a security standpoint, it means that developers cannot guarantee that it is 100% safe for gamers.
We all spend our time differently on the weekends. Some of us choose to spend it with friends and family at gatherings, some of us go to watch movies, some of us go for a run or a bike ride, and so on. However, with the coronavirus outbreak, it has been strongly recommended that we all practice social distancing and to stay at home where possible.
The problem with a lot of news hubs is that sometimes, it displays topics that you might not be interested in, which in turn could dissuade users from using it. However, Valve has launched a new feature for Steam called the Steam News Hub where it will display personalized content, such as news and updates for the games that you actually play.
Valve’s The International Dota 2 tournament is one of the biggest eSports event of the year. The prize pool is simply ridiculous where every year, it only seems to be increasing. It also has the ability to draw a huge crowd, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Valve is now taking an Olympics-like approach to the event.
For those unfamiliar, back in 2019, Valve launched an autochess battler in the form of Dota Underlords. The game has been on Steam Early Access for a while now which essentially meant that it was in beta, but the good news is that if you were looking forward to the full release, Valve has announced that the game has since left Early Access and that Season One of the game […]
According to a recent report, it has been suggested that Baldur’s Gate 3 could be released this year. How true are those rumors? It is unclear how true or accurate they are, but they are certainly being corroborated with a new report where it seems that Hasbro has given it away that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be released on Steam Early Access this year.
Back in November last year, Valve made a surprise announcement in the form of a new Half-Life game called Alyx. This would be a VR exclusive game and would also be the latest installment in the Half-Life franchise in a very, very long time. Perhaps to help build the hype leading up to its launch, Valve has since made every Half-Life game free to play on Steam.
Google’s Chrome OS platform and its Chromebooks aren’t exactly known for being designed for gaming. The relative simplistic and straightforward nature of Chrome OS is great for work and students who don’t really require too much from their computers, but it seems that Google is working towards changing that perception.
Last week, Valve decided that they would be discontinuing its Steam Controller and to get rid of existing inventory, the company put them up for sale where they were being sold for a mere $5. It seems that maybe Valve had underestimated the demand for $5 gaming controllers because too many units were ordered, resulting in Valve cancelling some of them.
When someone gives you money to spend on something, but you use it to spend on something else, that’s probably not right, especially if you’re a government official. Such is the case with US congressman Duncan D. Hunter who had recently pleaded guilty to spending funds that were meant for campaigning on other things, such as video game purchases on Steam.
With the launch of Valve’s Steam Box, Valve also took the wraps off the Steam Controller. This is a unique piece of technology where it allowed gamers to play all manner of PC games using the controller, where its design makes it different from regular gamepads. However, Valve ultimately decided to end the production of said Steam Controller.