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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. 

Using the HackerOne bounty board, Valve has been handing out payments since October last year, but it seems their page only became public earlier this month. If you're interested in helping their security and earning a little while doing so, might be a good place to start.

On top of that, it seems their official Valve Corporation website got a bit of a refresh I noticed recently, but it has since been taken down. I noticed it earlier in the week and posted about it in our Discord Channel, but forgot to post about it here. You can see it using the Wayback Machine, where their about page said this little bit of fun info:

We have some new games in the works, too. A couple have been announced, while others remain top secret.

We know they're working on their new card game, Artifact, plus Campo Santo recently joined them making In the Valley of Gods a Valve game. I am curious to know what these secret games are, since we've known for a while Valve is working on games again, although some of them are VR games. The last full game Valve released was Dota 2, which turns five this July. There was also the free VR experiments "The Lab" from 2016, but who's counting that? It will be very interesting to see Valve get back into the single-player gaming experience once again, but I will stop short of claiming they're working on a third iteration of anything…

Seems there's a lot going on over at Valve at the moment, with a website refresh coming, new games announced while others being kept secret, the Steam UI is due to be updated as well and all their effort in helping to get VR on Linux in good shape too. It's going to be interesting to follow of all this, quite exciting indeed.

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raneon 13 May 2018 at 9:25 pm UTC
I really hope they will finally release a 64 bit Steam client including Wayland support.
sub 13 May 2018 at 9:30 pm UTC
raneonI really hope they will finally release a 64 bit Steam client including Wayland support.

What do we gain from that?
Hori 13 May 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC
I hope for a 64bit version too. And that new UI better be good. Every time they "changed" it they actually just changed the skin but not much of anything else.

I also hope they are going to improve the BPM UI, a lot of people are complaining about it. IMO it's not bad at all, but it could do with some improvements.
nox 13 May 2018 at 10:14 pm UTC
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raneonI really hope they will finally release a 64 bit Steam client including Wayland support.

What do we gain from that?

Proper modern support?
bubexel 13 May 2018 at 10:22 pm UTC
Two months ago two members of valve came to my job on Barcelona to make a conference. After the conference i had the chance to talk with one of them, since i'm linux user and fan of Linux i asked him about that. He told me it's three games in developing for VR and will be launch at day 0 for linux. Atleast it's the plans.

Edit: it was not two months ago... my memory is really bad XD it was 24 january.

https://twitter.com/aldenkroll/status/950737083999535104


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tonR 13 May 2018 at 11:02 pm UTC
Valve should also rewards the bounty hunters some free games too..
Dunc 14 May 2018 at 1:15 am UTC
QuoteIt will be very interesting to see Valve get back into the single-player gaming experience once again
Given all the people they've lost since their last major single-player releases, it'll be interesting to see if they're still Valve. I think it's possible as long as GabeN's still in charge, but who remembers when EA and Activision were developer-centred publishers who genuinely cared about quality games? Companies can change.
TheRiddick 14 May 2018 at 2:47 am UTC
That's probably why we haven't seen a Half-Life 3, because Valve is not certain they can do a good enough job. It's going to require awesome engine tech, not just mediocre stuff they have now. They probably already have the story done.
Hori 14 May 2018 at 6:01 am UTC
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raneonI really hope they will finally release a 64 bit Steam client including Wayland support.

What do we gain from that?

Proper modern support?
Plus it's kinda shameful to offer a 32bit-only client in 2018, and when the overwhelming majority of your users are on 64bit.

Now I don't ask for the end of a 32bit client, God forbit that! People should still be able to access their games, even on retro systems, after all they did pay for all those games! If they don't want to support both 32bit and 64bit they could just make a much smaller, striped-down legacy client for 32bit where you could just install and play games and that's it. Although I'm not really sure why they couldn't support both, I'm just saying.
lucifertdark 14 May 2018 at 6:26 am UTC
raneonI really hope they will finally release a 64 bit Steam client including Wayland support.
Would there be any real point adding wayland support as it's already been abandoned by Canonical?
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