Tag: Valve Software

Valve plans to mitigate ‘off-topic review bombs’ on Steam

Valve is once again looking at ways to improve user reviews on Steam. As it turns out, it didn’t exactly fix the problem last time. In a blog post today, the company details how it plans to fight back against unrelated community trolling. In particular, Valve wants to identify and remove what it calls “off-topic […]

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Dota Auto Chess heads to mobile without Dota

One of the most popular games in the world right now is about to make the leap to mobile. Dota Auto Chess has tens of thousands of players on Steam, but now developer Drodo Studio is prepping to expand it to a new audience. Dota Auto Chess tasks players with collecting a squad of powerful […]

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GB Decides 112: Anthem has destroyed 99.9% of all PS4s

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has never played World of Warcraft, but he has played House Party and Left Alive. Fellow co-host Mike Minotti, meanwhile, has finished up Tales of Vesperia. In the news, Valve is having communication issues. Also, Anthem has blown up almost every single PlayStation […]

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How Valve is changing Steam in 2019

Valve Software is finally facing some major challengers in the PC gaming space, and it is planning a number of updates to keep its Steam service competitive. In a blog post today, the company looked back at the platform improvements it made last year. It also provided a list of updates that it is planning […]

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Discord Store plans to best Epic with 90/10 revenue split

The video game industry is witnessing the death of the standard revenue split for distribution platforms. For years, stores like Steam have taken 30 percent of every sale. Valve, which owns and operates Steam, recently adjusted that. Then, last week, Epic launched its own store with the promise to only take 12 percent instead. Now, […]

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Counter-Strike: GO gets 18-player battle royale mode

One of Valve’s most popular games is hopping aboard the battle royale train. The publisher updated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today to add the last player standing mode Danger Zone. Counter-Strike is now also free-to-play, just like the biggest game in this space, Fortnite. Both Danger Zone and going free-to-play are major changes for Counter-Strike, which […]

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Fortnite dev launches Epic Games Store that takes just 12% of revenue

The 30/70 revenue-sharing split that turned into something of an industry standard is on the ropes. Epic Games, the developer responsible for the Fortnite phenomenon, is launching its own game store. And like with its asset store for developers, Epic is planning to take a 12 percent cut of revenues. This will leave 88 percent […]

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Steam is down for Valve’s regular Tuesday maintenance

It’s Tuesday evening in the United States, and that means somewhere within the bowels of Redmond, Washington, engineers are banging away at some Steam servers with a hammer. That’s right, the PC gaming platform Steam is offline at the moment for its regular maintenance, and it should come back online soon. This standard outage is keeping people […]

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783 dance pads and 27.2 million Xbox 360 controllers are connected to Steam

Valve Software doesn’t just distribute games and make digital hats. It also tracks how its Steam members interact with their software. Over the last several years, the company has looked at which controllers and gamepads players have connected to their PCs. Using that data, the company has some insights. For example, Steam has 783 registered […]

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Gabe Newell struggles to say ‘triple-kill’ for his Dota 2 voice pack

Gabe Newell might have founded Valve, the company that made Half-Life and Steam, but he doesn’t understand the concept of “three.” And that’s a bit of a pain for some voice directors who have to get him to announce the mega-kills for a new voice pack that is coming to multiplayer online battle arena Dota […]

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Valve registers the domain for Steam.tv (update: it’s streaming Dota 2)

It looks like Valve has registered for the Steam.tv domain, as SteamDB creator Pavel Djundik first spotted. By looking at the source data for the webpage (which you can do by hitting F12 in Chrome), Djundik found that Steam.tv is probably a real Valve product, because steamcommunity.com owns its security certificate. That SSL certificate is from […]

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