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Yes, Valve “definitely have games in development”, Gabe Newell says

While he's spending quarantine in New Zealand, the national news channel has gotten Valve guy Gabe Newell to sit down and pointedly not answer some of his very favorite questions. They did their best to ask about all the games that end with threes, but Newell of course declined to say anything on the subject. He was willing to say that the company has games…

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Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys

Valve and a handful of game publishers have landed themselves in hot water with the European Commision for geo-blocking Steam keys in certain regions in Europe. The Steam owners, along with Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax (Bethesda's parent company), have been collectively fined €7.8 million (around £6.9 million) for "breaching EU antitrust rules".

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Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year

Valve have published their 2020 Year In Review for Steam, and I'm a little shocked at how dramatic some of their statistics are. Seeing as we experienced a global pandemic during which everyone locked themselves away in their homes, it may not come as a huge surprise that more people took up gaming to pass the time. Valve say 2.6 million people bought games for…

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Steam is beefing up Xbox and PS5 controller support

If you, like me, prefer playing your PC games with a controller pilfered from the household console box, good news a'coming. Steam is testing out expanded features for PS5 and Xbox controllers including extra customisation and button mapping. I'm still rocking a pretty old Xbox One controller myself, but hey, by the time I do upgrade it sounds like all the new features may just…

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Steam’s Winter Sale has begun

If you listen quietly at this time of year, you'll hear a faint jingling on the breeze. It's not Santa though, oh no, it's Valve's jolly pockets jingling with anticipation as a Steam's Winter Sale begins. That's right folks, the seasonal deals are upon us: between now and January 5th, thousands of games will be discounted across Steam. The 5th annual Steam Awards are kicking…

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The Steam News Hub now officially rounds up news and patch notes for what you’re playing

Valve have handed over a diploma to their latest Steam Labs experiment, the Steam News Hub, which helps you keep tabs on what's new and happening in all the games you own—and also games Steam thinks you might like to own. You can find the latest from both developer updates and gaming websites like us here at RPS in the now official news hub tucked…

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The Steam Autumn Sale is on, as are Steam Awards nominations

Oh dear, is it that time already? Yes indeed, the Steam Autumn Sale has arrived, bringing the seasonal discounts on thousands of games. Awards season is upon as as well, so they've opened up nominations for the yearly Steam Awards. You can vote and reap the discounts from now until December 1st at 10am PST / 6pm GMT.

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Valve employee apologizes for banning a Dota 2 teammate after an in-game disagreement

Plenty of us have been in online matches for any number of games where we just don't see eye-to-eye with a teammate. If they're particularly thorny, you might report them and hope the system serves them their just desserts. The scales of justice aren't quite so balanced though when the other person has their finger on the ban button, which is what this Dota 2…

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Steam has improved support for the PS5 DualSense controller

The PlayStation 5 landed in the UK last week (and in the US the week before), bringing with it the shiny new DualSense controller. Steam was quick to implement initial support for it, too. Now, over the weekend, Valve have improved that support, meaning your Steam games will be able to use the DualSense's fancy LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro features.

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Gabe Newell has blasted Gnome Chompski into space

It is done. Gnome Chompski has shot off to where gnome man has gone before. The little red-hatted fella started life as a bit of a joke in Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Players who carried the garden gnome all the way to the end of the game would be awarded with the achievement "Little Rocket Man" - a title old Chompski truly lived up to…

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PS5 Dualsense controllers already (mostly) work on Steam

The best thing about new console launches is that we get new controllers to play around with on the PC. I’ve been waiting months for the new PlayStation 5 Dualsense controller to drop through my letterbox, and now I can be sure it’ll work before it's plugged in thanks to Valve's recent announcement that they've already added support for Sony’s new pad on Steam.

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Take an educational tour of Half-Life: Alyx with new developer commentary tracks

Half-Life: Alyx is a brilliant game. A remarkable return to form for the long-dormant Valve flagship. But there was something crucial missing from the prequel's launch. That's right - I'm talking about those tiny yellow speech bubbles wot let Valve employees whisper sweet development secrets into your ears. Today, those audio tracks return to Valve's VR shooter, not as those iconic yellow bubbles, but as…

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Counter-Strike surfing is the esport we deserve

Look, competitive Counter-Strike is nice and all, but on the 20th anniversary of v1.0 I do find myself consumed with dreams of a wholly different CS skill: surfing. It's the freestyle skating to proper CS's baseball, using a movement glitch to skid, glide, and soar through maps filled with abstract shapes. It is stylish as all hell. And people race surfing! Or you could go…

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Remembering Counter-Strike’s forgotten beta maps

It was 20 years ago today that version 1.0 of Counter-Strike launched, boasting iconic maps like Dust and Italy. But what about the maps that didn't make it out of beta? CS had over twenty which bounced around betas but were cut by the full release, including all the maps representing one entire mode. I revisited the cut beta maps today and was surprised by…

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Happy 20th birthday to Counter-Strike, the first live service game

On the 9th of November, 2000, Valve released version 1.0 of Counter-Strike. The tactical shooter had started as a Half-Life mod in beta the year before, originally created by Minh "Gooseman" Le and Jess Cliffe, and became the star of the scene. It's weird to say now, but a twitchy teamplay FPS with a grounded paramilitary setting and realistic style really did stand out. V1.0…

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