Posts Tagged ‘valve’
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 11, 2016 under General Tech
Virtual reality technology is set to finally hit the consumer market this year and as you would imagine, a lot of work is being done on the software side to ensure that there will actually be games to... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 11, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Valve founder Gabe Newell made a brief speech at this year's Vision Summit 2016 organised by Unity, in which he broke down some of the exciting announcements coming at the event. However he seemed par... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 9, 2016 under General Tech
While the fanfare surrounding digital currencies like Bitcoin seems to have settled down a bit over the last year, plenty of people still have some left over to use and soon, you may be able to use yo... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 5, 2016 under General Tech
We have known for a while that HTC is taking virtual reality in a different direction to Oculus. While the Rift is focussing on the 'seated' VR experience, HTC is all about room-scale VR and now the V... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 27, 2016 under Software & Gaming
With Valve set to enter the VR world in just a few months time with the launch of the HTC Vive, the company has decided to set up a developer showcase to give exposure to several developers currently ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 26, 2016 under Virtual Reality
From duct tape prototype, right through the developer versions to the final product, we've seen the Oculus Rift from its inception through to its consumer version, but not so with rival VR headset, th... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 20, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Sven Co-Op is getting a huge update this week, the former mod that allowed friends to play through the Half-Life campaign together is now coming to Steam as a standalone game and will be given away fo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 18, 2016 under Software & Gaming
HTC has been trying to hype up its Vive virtual reality headset ever since its initial unveiling last year. At one point, the company teased Half-Life 3 and later had to apologize for it, the company ... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 15, 2016 under Graphics
If you are a PC gamer, then chances are you often use Steam, which means that the Steam Hardware Survey is actually a pretty nice source of information from time to time. According to Valve's results ... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 8, 2016 under Software & Gaming
The Half-Life series has earned itself a great deal of praise from PC gamers since its inception. However, at this point, it has been so long since we last heard anything official about a sequel that ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 6, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Over the last year, there has been quite a bit of drama in the professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, particularly when it comes to match-fixing after several teams were found to have in... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 5, 2016 under Software & Gaming
We might make jokes about Steam baiting us into spending cash around the holidays, or talk about all the games we own and never play, but the actual stats about Steam sales are rather hard to come by.... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 31, 2015 under Gaming Rig
Next year is going to be pretty huge for PC gaming, with virtual reality set to finally land in the hands of gamers with the backing of both Valve and Oculus. As a result of this new technology, one V... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 30, 2015 under Security
It has taken a few days but Valve has finally explained exactly what went wrong with Steam on Christmas day, when a caching error allowed users to see someone else's account while visiting the Steam s... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 21, 2015 under Virtual Reality
Even though Oculus VR had a big lead in with fans of the head mounted display (HMD) technology, Valve and HTC have gone a long way to garnering their own following with the Vive and its Room Scale VR ... more.
18 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 21, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Valve is set to head to court in Europe once again, after another consumer group announced it was suing the Steam owner for not providing its users the ability to resell games that they had previously... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 18, 2015 under Virtual Reality
Tracking our hands in virtual reality has been something all of the big VR makers have been working on for the past year or so. Oculus has its Touch controllers which will release soon after the Rift ... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 12, 2015 under Peripheral
Back in 2013, Valve set out on a mission to reinvent the gamepad to bring PC gaming to the living room. It has taken a while but the Steam Controller finally launched this year and now, we can see how... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 12, 2015 under Software & Gaming
This week, Valve really shook up the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community with a new gun, the R8 Revolver. The gun was swiftly discovered to be insanely powerful and accurate, with massive base ... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 9, 2015 under General Tech
This week, HTC and Valve announced that the release of the Vive virtual reality headset has been officially pushed out of 2015, with the new release date pegged for April next year. However, it turns ... more.
25 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 4, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Have you ever felt that the endless bundle and impulse buys during sales have left your Steam library cluttered and full of games you are never likely to play? Although organising them into categories... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 27, 2015 under Apps, Security
As much as the modern world is all about doing things as instantaneously as possible, there are always a few who ruin it for the rest of us. That's why Valve is soon set to instigate a mandatory thre... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 23, 2015 under Software & Gaming
One of the hallmarks of PC gaming over the years has been the Steam sales. Over time, Valve has increased the amount of sales that take place and has even experimented with things like mini-games, fla... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 13, 2015 under Drivers, Operating Systems
Valve's scheme to get PC gaming in to the living room has kicked off with the Steam machines, all backed up by the Linux-based SteamOS. However, it seems that the operating system could be significant... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 11, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Around two years ago, Valve announced that it would be trying to tackle PC gaming in the living room, with its own version of the Gamepad, along with Steam OS and Steam Machines. All three of those th... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 7, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Grand Theft Auto V launched on the PC back in April this year, just six weeks before Valve's summer sale kicked off in June. Due to how new the game was, a deep discount wasn't applied to the title, t... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 5, 2015 under Development
As beloved as it is, Valve took a big hit to its reputation when it tried to introduce paid-for mods earlier this year, causing it to drop the idea less than a week after it was introduced. Valve alwa... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 23, 2015 under Peripheral
There are a handful of dates that fans of virtual reality are awaiting with bated breath. When will the Oculus CV1 pre-orders begin? When will it and the Touch Controllers arrive? And when will the HT... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 19, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Valve has caught plenty of flack over the years for Steam's poor customer service. Things have improved this year with the introduction of Steam Refunds but there are still some issues when it comes t... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 17, 2015 under Peripheral
If you happen to be one of the Mac owners that likes to use Steam, and you picked up the recently released Steam controller or Steam Link streaming box, then you may have realized that neither of thos... more.
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