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Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

Valve hopes to let devs sign up for a free HTC Vive VR headset by next week

By 27 March 2015

The recently-announced HTC Vive virtual-reality headset from HTC and Valve will launch this spring, but in order to get one of the earliest versions, you'll have to first apply. Unfortunately, only developers will be able to get their hands on the headset.... >>

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

These are the Steam Machines that could change gaming forever (gallery)

By 10 March 2015

When Valve first announced its intention to take its Steam gaming platform into the living room there was plenty of speculation on how that would be achieved. Would there be a an overall, PC-based Steam Machine to take on Xbox One and PS4 directly? Or... >>

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

Steam Machine: How much will gaming perfection cost me?

By 9 March 2015

When it comes to Valve's highly anticipated Steam Machine concept we are finally in the last stretch. Versions of the gaming alternative to the traditional concept will start to appear from multiple retailers in November this year, just in time for Christmas.... >>

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

Could Alienware's Steam Machine blow PS4 and Xbox One out of the water?

By 6 March 2015

Alienware has announced that it will be the first manufacturer to get Valve's Steam Controller into the hands of the public, when it has the device on its stand at PAX East 2015 in Boston this weekend (from 6 March). It will be using the controller with... >>

Forget Oculus Rift, the incredible HTC Vive experience will blow your mind (hands-on)

Forget Oculus Rift, the incredible HTC Vive experience will blow your mind (hands-on)

By 4 March 2015

"Next, I'm going to take you deep underwater," a voice says quietly out of the tranquil darkness we're standing in. Our ears tell us we're underwater a fraction before the scene appears around us. "You're standing on the deck of a sunken wreck."  We... >>

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

Steam Machines finally coming in November and Zotac SN970 will be one of the first out of the blocks

By 4 March 2015

It's been quite some time since Valve first detailed its plans for an assault on living rooms, with its SteamOS and Steam Machine console vision, but now we are in the last stretch. The company has revealed that boxes will start to appear from November... >>

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve

By 1 March 2015

HTC used its Mobile World Congress keynote to announce a partnership with Valve, and launch a VR headset called HTC Vive. Before we talk about Vive, let's take a quick step back. HTC is known as a smartphone company and known best for its Android devices,... >>

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

SteamVR headset teased by Valve, looking rather Oculus Rift like

By 26 February 2015

UPDATE: According to @SteamDB, Valve has uploaded the above outline image of its SteamVR headset "for use on the Steam Universe demo signup page". The image was commented out of the HTML of the demo sign-up page likely for later use, suggests the source.... >>

Valve could unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015

Valve could unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015

By 4 February 2015

Finally we may see Gordon Freeman return in a high-resolution next-generation Half-Life 3 sooner than expected. In fact Valve may unveil Half-Life 3 and Portal 3 before E3 2015 at the GDC 2015 from 2 March. Valve is usually extremely tight-lipped on any... >>

'Vile' mass murder game Hatred back on Steam with Gabe Newell's blessing

'Vile' mass murder game Hatred back on Steam with Gabe Newell's blessing

By 17 December 2014

PC game Hatred has had a controversial start to its short life so far. It has become one of the most sought-after games on Steam's Greenlight programme, which allows users to vote whether a title should be sold on the digital download store, yet was pulled... >>