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Valve's Source 2 shows early teasers of Ray Tracing - weirdly in Artifact updates

By Liam Dawe,
We know that Source 2 from Valve is a pretty capable game engine, and we've seen what they've been able to do with it over the years (and Half-Life: Alyx turned it up a notch) but what's next? Ray Tracing perhaps.

Stockholm to host the 2021 CS:GO Major, with the biggest ever prize pool

By Liam Dawe,
Valve along with PGL have announced the return of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's next Major Championship that will take place this year in Sweden.

Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to everyone.

Valve's review of 2020 shows off pretty big numbers - 120 million monthly active users

By Liam Dawe,
With 2020 done and out the way, Valve have put up a 'Year in Review' post highlighting a bunch of facts about what people were doing on Steam and some of the numbers are pretty surprising. Valve also tease more coming for Linux gaming and their continued support.

Proton Experimental gets Microsoft Flight Simulator VR working on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh update to Proton Experimental has gone live, the special version of the Proton compatibility layer where all the latest features appear first. Seems like quite a big one, especially if you have a VR kit.

Valve starts 2021 off in style by breaking another concurrent user record on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
While Steam as a gaming platform is facing ever increasing competition, Valve likely aren't too worried given how much Steam has been growing over 2020 and into 2021.

The Steam Winter Sale 2020 is now live, plus a new Codemasters Humble Bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Another season another big Steam sale, is your wallet prepared? There's plenty of huge discount going on right now for you to take a look at. Plus to save you a click - there's a new Codemasters Humble Bundle.

Valve tweaks Proton Experimental further to get Red Dead Online running on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Proton Experimental is the new testing area where Valve and their partner CodeWeavers continue rolling out extra fixes and improvements to the Proton translation layer for Steam Play.

The Mistwoods Update is up for Dota 2 - new hero Hoodwink plus Aghanim’s Shard for all

By Liam Dawe,
Oh no, I feel like I'm going to get sucked into Dota 2 again and lose another 500 hours. The Mistwoods Update has gone live and it's a major one with the new hero Hoodwink.

Valve continues tweaking the new 'Proton Experimental' for Cyberpunk 2077

By Liam Dawe,
With Cyberpunk 2077 being the hot new thing in gaming, Valve and CodeWeavers are trying to ensure it can run nicely through the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer since it doesn't support Linux directly.

Valve officially launches the Steam News Hub

By Liam Dawe,
Giving you much more control over what news you see from games, applications and curators on Steam - Valve officially launches the Steam News Hub.

Steam broke some huge all-time high records over the weekend

By Liam Dawe,
A sign that Steam as a release platform and store continues to grow, over the weekend two big concurrent user records were totally smashed.

Valve updates Steam with more Linux improvements, new game properties UI

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh Beta update for the Steam Client has rolled out and it seems Valve have begun modernising more parts of the UI, along with Linux fixes.

Valve upgrade the Steam browsing experience in the latest Steam Labs experiment

By Liam Dawe,
With so many thousands of games available on Steam, discovering what you want can be a serious pain in the arse and Valve are clearly aware of that with a new Steam Labs experiment.

Valve puts up Proton 5.13-4 to get Cyberpunk 2077 working on Linux for AMD GPUs

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of major news to cover for the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer, with some exciting major changes coming in with updates.

Steam Play Proton 5.13-3 rolls out restoring controller hotplugging

By Liam Dawe,
Valve and CodeWeavers have rolled out another smaller update to the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer.

Smissmas 2020 is live for Team Fortress 2 with new maps

By Liam Dawe,
Along with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seeing it's 10th operation with Operation Broken Fang, Valve's other popular first-person shooter Team Fortress 2 is doing a new Smissmas 2020 event.

Valve updates the Steam Linux Container Runtime for Proton 5.13, helps tools like MangoHud

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Play Proton 5.13 compatibility tool being a major upgrade, along with it now using the Steam Linux Container Runtime, it did come with some annoying issues that they're now trying to solve.

Valve funds open source developer to work on Zink, the OpenGL on Vulkan driver

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Mike Blumenkrantz has announced that they're now being funded by Valve, so Blumenkrantz's work on the OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan with 'Zink' will continue.

Valve expand Steam Input to support more of the PS5 DualSense Controller

By Liam Dawe,
Valve sent over a press announcement to highlight that the Steam Input API has expanded its support of the brand new PS5 DualSense Controller.
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