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Valve wants to bring back paid mods eventually

Back in 2015, Valve teamed up with Bethesda to experiment with the idea of paid mods, giving modders a chance to make some cash for their work on games. However, the paid mods launch for Skyrim wasn’t handled particularly well and it was quickly drowned in controversy, leading to paid …

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Gabe Newell is doing an AMA tomorrow, 17th January


CEO and founder of Valve and oft-cited saviour of PC gaming, Gabe Newell, will be conducting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the site on 17th January at 3PM PST (11PM GMT). This was secured by the new “The_Gaben” subreddit, mere days after being founded and it’s been confirmed …

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Most Steam gamers are running Windows 10


Microsoft’s strategy of giving away free upgrades to Windows 10 looks to have been worthwhile, as a year and a half on from its release, most gamers on Steam are running it. While Windows 7 64 still maintains a foothold, nothing else even comes close. Windows 10 adoption rate has …

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ACCC wants court to fine Valve $3 million


Since 2014, Australia’s consumer rights group, the ACCC, has been hammering down on Valve due to the ‘no refunds’ policy that was enforced on Steam prior to June 2015. In fact, this court case is likely one of the major catalysts that forced Valve into implementing its current refunds policy. …

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Steam tweaks: a helpful review is a helpful review


Following feedback from the community and developers, Valve has made changes to the way Steam’s review system works once again. Although reviews from those who activated the game from a source other than Steam, still won’t contribute to the game’s rating, those reviews will now at least be easy to …

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BT is taking Valve to court over patent infringement


British Telecom (BT) has announced that it’s taking Valve to court, over what it claims are patent infringements by the longtime game developer and publisher. While there does seem to be some merit to the suit, all of the patents are rather generic, so there will likely be some wiggle …

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Valve turned 20 yesterday: happy birthday!


In a world where game developers and publishers come and go, folding, founding, merging and being bought out by larger entities, Valve has been a real constant for the past two decades. It’s given us a lot of big games and big milestones in gaming, so today we celebrate its …

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Valve doubling down on office space in big move


Valve’s inner workings always feel a little shady. It works on secretive projects we don’t hear about for years at a time, has a strange, horizontal team structure – it’s hard to figure out how it all works. We do know one thing though, and that’s that it’s run out …

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Valve is opening up to custom VR tracking hardware


It looks like Valve is opening up its room-scale tracking system for all hardware makers to play around with, allowing custom hardware to be built for the HTC Vive headset, which means companies could end up releasing their own custom motion controllers to compete with Valve’s own wand-style design, which comes bundled with …

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