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Half-Life Games Are Now Free To Play On Steam Until March
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 Is Looking To Bring Steam Onto Chromebooks
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.

Valve Underestimates Demand For Steam Controllers, Ends Up Cancelling Them
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.

Congressman Pleads Guilty To Spending Campaign Funds On Video Games
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.

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Valve’s Steam Controller Can Now Be Yours For $5
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.

Half-Life: Alyx Will Be Launching In March 2020
For many, many years now, gamers have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of Half-Life 3. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen, but it seems that Valve has decided to breathe some new life into the Half-Life franchise by officially announcing Half-Life: Alyx, the latest title to be part of the Half-Life universe.

Valve Just Announced A New Half-Life Game
If you’re one of the many, many gamers who have been wishing and hoping for Half-Life 3, you’re could be in luck, sort of. This is because Valve has officially announced a new Half-Life game, but unfortunately, it is not Half-Life 3 that we’ve all been waiting for. Instead, Valve has announced Half-Life: Alyx.

Apple Reportedly Partnering With Valve For Its AR Headset
For a while we have been hearing the rumors that Apple could be working on an augmented reality headset. In fact, according to the predictions of a very well-connected analyst, it seems that 2020 could actually be the year that we see such a headset debut from the Cupertino company.

EA Games Could Be Making A Return To Steam
When it comes to game distribution platforms, Steam is more or less the default one. However, in recent years, we’ve started to see more companies launch their own platforms, like EA launching Origins and Epic launching the Epic Game Store. Typically in these cases, these companies tend to make their games exclusive to their own platforms.

Steam’s Remote Play Together Now Available In Beta
Earlier this month, Valve teased an upcoming new feature for Steam in the form of Remote Play Together. If you were excited by the feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that Valve has since announced that the feature is currently in beta and that gamers who are interested will be able to take part in it.

Valve’s Next Trick Will Let Steam’s Local Multiplayer Games Work Online
There are plenty of games that come with local multiplayer options. This means that players in the same room can all play the game and will not require them to have an internet connection. However, the problem with such games is that it requires all players to be present in the same place at the same time.

French Court Rules That Steam Users Can Resell Their Digital Games
When you buy a physical copy of a game and you’re done with it, you can take it to a store or put it up online to resell. Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital games, it’s almost impossible to do the same. However, this does not mean that users have stopped trying. In fact, a recent ruling by a French high court has made it so that European consumers […]

Dota 2 Championship Winners Took Home $15 Million In Prize Money
The next time you catch yourself telling your kids to not play so much video games, you might want to rethink that. Why? Because Valve’s The International Dota 2 championship has just ended, where the winning team, OG, took home prize money amounting to an eye-watering $15,603,133.

Steam’s New AI Tool Makes Game Recommendations Smarter
A lot of how recommendation systems work is based on things you’ve interacted with in the past. For example, if you’re browsing cameras on Amazon, chances are the next time you visit, you’ll start seeing recommendations for cameras or camera accessories. However, Valve is hoping to improve on its recommendation system by using AI.