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Valve seem to be tightening their rules on games with sexual content

By liamdawe, 18 May 2018 at 7:06 pm UTC (105 Comments)
News doing the rounds at the moment, is that Valve seem to be tightening their rules concerning games with sexual content.

Valve are paying hackers for finding security flaws, plus a website refresh teased top secret games

By liamdawe, 13 May 2018 at 9:18 pm UTC (35 Comments)
Valve seem to be pretty serious about increasing the security of their services, as it turns out they've been paying hackers for finding flaws. They also updated their company website recently, which mentions some secret games.

A new Steam Client Beta adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support to the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 12 May 2018 at 12:51 pm UTC (40 Comments)
In preparation for the upcoming Steam Link app release, the Steam Beta Client has been updated with support for the Steam Controller using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mode.

Valve have announced the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app (updated)

By liamdawe, 9 May 2018 at 5:21 pm UTC (39 Comments)
Fancy playing your Linux gaming library from Steam on your phone? You're going to be able to later this month. On top of that, they're also going to let you stream your video purchases too.

The Steam Hardware Survey had some flaw causing cyber cafes to be over-counting users

By liamdawe, 3 May 2018 at 11:09 pm UTC (46 Comments)
Well this sure is interesting, Valve have announced some flaws in their Steam Hardware Survey that caused cyber cafes to over-count users.

Campo Santo, developer of Firewatch has joined Valve

By liamdawe, 22 April 2018 at 2:31 pm UTC (136 Comments)
It seems Valve are quite serious about getting back into making games, as Campo Santo the developer of Firewatch has joined them.

Steam revamps profile privacy settings, Steam Spy no longer able to operate

By liamdawe, 11 April 2018 at 1:30 pm UTC (30 Comments)
While I was asleep Valve announced some new profile privacy settings which are good for users, but it seems Steam Spy is likely going to shut down as a result.

Valve confirms their continued support for Linux gaming

By liamdawe, 4 April 2018 at 6:22 am UTC (90 Comments)
It seems my recent article about Valve removing the link to the Steam Machines page caused quite a stir, so Valve have now confirmed their continued support for Linux gaming.

Valve has removed the Steam Machine section from Steam

By liamdawe, 30 March 2018 at 1:04 pm UTC (96 Comments)
In a move that's not exactly surprising, Valve has quietly removed the Steam Machine section from Steam.

Valve to open source 'GameNetworkingSockets' to help developers with networking, Steam not required

By liamdawe, 27 March 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC (31 Comments)
In a rather helpful move for developers, Valve is about to open source 'GameNetworkingSockets' and it won't require Steam.

Valve unveils 'Dota Plus', a monthly sub to replace the Battle Pass with an ongoing service

By liamdawe, 12 March 2018 at 9:48 pm UTC (9 Comments)
For those of you addicted to Dota 2, you might want to take a look at the new Dota Plus monthly subscription Valve just unveiled to replace the Battle Pass system.

Valve's card game 'Artifact' will be on Source 2, it's not free to play and will release this year

By liamdawe, 9 March 2018 at 10:24 am UTC (31 Comments)
Valve had a closed-doors presentation on their new card game Artifact that will release this year, here's a few details.

Vulkan can now run on Mac as MoltenVK is now open source

By liamdawe, 26 February 2018 at 2:19 pm UTC (36 Comments)
Not exactly Linux news, but still interesting since Vulkan is what will likely power many Linux games in future and having Vulkan on Mac could result in easier ports to Linux.

Valve has boosted their Linux ranks by hiring another developer to work on open source graphics

By liamdawe, 8 February 2018 at 2:00 pm UTC (102 Comments)
Further evidence that Valve is here for the long-run, they've hired yet another developer to help improve open source graphics drivers on Linux.

Turns out Linux market share on Steam did not go back up in December

By liamdawe, 7 January 2018 at 11:28 pm UTC (45 Comments)
As mentioned in my last article talking about the Steam Hardware Survey, Valve sometimes adjusts the numbers a few days later. They have again and this time they adjusted the Linux market share on Steam down, not up.
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