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Xi3 Piston gaming console to launch 29 November for $999
Xi3 Piston gaming console to launch 29 November for $999 By Elyse Betters

Xi3 Corporation has announced that its Piston gaming console will launch on 29 November - a date also known as Black Friday in the US.Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving Day in the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, as... Read more

Valve shows off Steam Controller, a touchscreen gamepad with dual trackpads
Valve shows off Steam Controller, a touchscreen gamepad with dual trackpads By Elyse Betters

Valve has just announced the Steam Controller, a sleek, black gamepad for its PC-based game console.The Steam Controller is Valve's third previously teased announcement for this week, as it has already unveiled SteamOS and Steam Machines. Although the... Read more

Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program
Valve plans SteamOS hardware launch for 2014, opens beta program By Jake Smith

Valve on Wednesday announced its plans for long-rumoured Steam hardware, machines slated to provide an ecosystem to run the SteamOS software revealed on Monday. Hardware devices will ship from several hardware manufacturers in 2014 - it won't all be from... Read more

SteamOS announced: Play games in your living room streamed from a PC or Mac and more
SteamOS announced: Play games in your living room streamed from a PC or Mac and more By Luke Edwards

Steam has been hard at work attempting to bring PC gaming to the living room. But rather than limit the experience to its titles, of which there are thousands, it's new OS plays friendly with Mac and PC.SteamOS, built on Linux and will be available as... Read more

Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements
Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements By Elyse Betters

Steam's universe is expanding in 2014 - at least that's what the company has suggested on a new teaser page launched today.Steam is a primary source for downloadable PC games and third-party games, and Valve Corporation develops it. Valve has long hinted... Read more

Valve Steam Box console could be announced next week
Valve Steam Box console could be announced next week By Luke Edwards

Valve's boss, Gabe Newell, has made a speech at LinuxCon 2013 suggesting the company could be announcing a hardware device as early as next week.The Valve Steam Box console has been in the rumour mill for quite some time but it looks like an outing could... Read more

Valve's Steam Family Sharing lets users share games, beta coming next week
Valve's Steam Family Sharing lets users share games, beta coming next week By Elyse Betters

Valve has announced a new Family Sharing program that will allow Steam gamers to share their library of downloaded titles with up to 10 additional computers.Valve's new strategy of letting users share any title in their library will work as long as just... Read more

First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag
First Steam Box launching Christmas with $1,000 price tag By Hunter Skipworth

The Xi3 Piston, the first of the unofficial Steam Boxes, will be launching around Christmas this year with a $1,000 price tag.Unfortunately we don't have pricing and availability for the UK yet, but can fill you in with more details on what the Piston... Read more

Steam Box prototype in customers' hands in three to four months
Steam Box prototype in customers' hands in three to four months By Rik Henderson

Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed that the first Steam Box games console prototypes will be released to some customers for a testing period in three to four months' time.Speaking to the BBC before the BAFTA Games Awards - at which he was honoured with... Read more

There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad
There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad By Ian Morris

One of the stories from CES this year that has gained traction has been about the new Steam gaming PC. Since news broke about the rumoured device, it seems that members of the press have besieged the Steam booth and demanded to be given a look at the... Read more

Steam 'console' in pipeline for 2013, says boss
Steam 'console' in pipeline for 2013, says boss By Rik Henderson

Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed there are plans to introduce a Steam living room device in 2013. It is currently working on integrating the Big Picture TV-friendly version of its platform with Steam Linux.This will allow Valve finally to work on its... Read more

Steam Big Picture launches for real, and brings with it massive discounts on TV-friendly games
Steam Big Picture launches for real, and brings with it massive discounts on TV-friendly games By Rik Henderson

Steam has had its Big Picture TV-friendly version of the platform available on beta for a while, but has now launched it for real. It introduces a whole new menu system and user interface better suited to large widescreen displays, such as flatscreen... Read more

Valve moving into hardware gaming space
Valve moving into hardware gaming space By Danny Brogan

Gaming developer Valve has posted a job listing that confirms it is looking to move into the hardware space, suggesting a Valve console could be on the horizon.Despite saying it had no such plans in March, Valve has now spoken of a desire to move into... Read more

Half-life 3 listed to appear at Gamescom: A mistake, says organiser
Half-life 3 listed to appear at Gamescom: A mistake, says organiser By Rik Henderson

About a billion gamers got excited this morning when reports started to appear online that the latest chapter in Valve's superb Half-life series, Half-life 3, was to be shown at Gamescom in Germany this week. It also seemed certain that Electronic Arts... Read more

Steam to sell more than games - creativity and productivity apps coming 5 September
Steam to sell more than games - creativity and productivity apps coming 5 September By Rik Henderson

Valve is to add more than games to its digital retail platform and community Steam. Starting 5 September, the company will add creativity and productivity software from different publishers to its catalogue.As well as being offered for paid download,... Read more

Valve: No gaming box coming
Valve: No gaming box coming By Stuart Miles

If you've put off buying that games console because you thought that Valve, the people behind Half-life and now the Steam gaming service, were about to launch their own gaming box don't - the company has said it isn't happening."We're prepping the Steam... Read more

Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android
Valve Steam app hits iOS and Android By Paul Lamkin

Online game distributor Valve has launched iOS and Android apps for its Steam users - although sadly this doesn't mean PC gaming on the go.Instead, like the My Xbox iOS app, this is an online community based app where gamers can chat with their Steam... Read more

Blow off some Steam with free gaming
Blow off some Steam with free gaming By Paul Lamkin

Online game distributor Steam has begun offering free games for its users in a newly launched "Free to Play" section.The games are completely free to download and play - although like free Facebook games, there are small charges associated with micro-transactions... Read more

Steam killing PC games Market - claims competitor
Steam killing PC games Market - claims competitor By Rik Henderson

The monopoly that Valve holds over the PC and Mac games digital download market is killing off competition, or so claims a director at a rival service. Its dominance in the sector with Steam is preventing anybody else launching or maintaining a similar... Read more

Gamers shun stores for downloads
Gamers shun stores for downloads By Libby Plummer

PC game downloads are outstripping shop purchases in the US for the first time, suggest new figures. According to data from market research specialist NPD Group, 11.2 million PC games were bought online, compared to 8.2 million physical unit sales, during... Read more

Steam for Mac gets Apple users gaming
Steam for Mac gets Apple users gaming By Stuart Miles

Steam, as promised, has launched a Mac version of its service bringing with it a new world for Mac users not used to being able to play the latest games on their computer.The new software, which went live late on Wednesday evening, has launched with 64... Read more

Steam landing on Macs on 12 May
Steam landing on Macs on 12 May By Duncan Geere

If you ask any PC gamer what the best platform for buying and downloading videogames is, almost every single one will tell you "Steam". However, up until now that pleasure has been limited to PCs.That's set to change on 12 May, which is the date when... Read more

Valve's Steam comes to Mac
Valve's Steam comes to Mac By Stuart Miles

Valve has announced it will be bringing its Steam gaming service to the Mac bringing with it a shiny beacon of gaming fun to Mac users who've in the past been left out."Steam and Valve's library of games including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike,... Read more

Valve's Steam platform coming to Macs?
Valve's Steam platform coming to Macs? By Duncan Geere

Valve appears to be dropping hints to a collection of websites that its Steam platform will shortly be available for Mac users. Steam currently dominates the PC retail market, allowing users to buy and download games from their computers, rather than... Read more

Steam gets massive beta release
Steam gets massive beta release By Duncan Geere

PC gaming behemoth Steam has rolled out a massive update to its desktop client, bringing a wide range of social features and a browser based on the Webkit engine used by Safari and Chrome. It's still a beta, though, so you'll have to opt in to get access... Read more

28,981,249,043 zombies slaughtered...
28,981,249,043 zombies slaughtered... By Duncan Geere

Valve has announced that a total of 28,981,249,043 zombies have been bludgeoned, hacked apart, perforated or exploded since Left 4 Dead 2 was released on 17 November 2009. That's nearly 29 billion in 86 days. Not bad.The games developer offers a few statistics... Read more

Left 4 Dead 2 announced by Valve
Left 4 Dead 2 announced by Valve By Duncan Geere

Valve has announced a sequel to its massively popular zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead. Left 4 Dead 2 will feature much of the same as the first game, but with an entirely new set of characters and levels. Set in the American Deep South, Coach, Rochelle,... Read more

id Software confirms Rage and Steam distribution
id Software confirms Rage and Steam distribution By Stuart Miles

id Software, makers of Doom and Quake has unveiled more details of its latest gaming venture; Rage at QuakeCon. The game, which first got an outing at Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote speech in June will see players fight an oppressive government in a post-apocalyptic... Read more

Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music
Half Life 2 wins 6 BAFTAs, Hitman gains best music By Kenneth Henry

Half-Life 2 was the major standout winner at the 2nd annual BAFTAs for Interactive Entertainment, taking best game, online game (where with Counter-Strike, it technically had two hits at the same award), action adventure, art direction and animation and... Read more

Half Life 2 gets November launch date
Half Life 2 gets November launch date By Stuart Miles

Rumours on the internet are suggesting that Vivendi Universal is finally going draw a conclusion to what has become the ill-fated launch of Half-life 2. While Valve are still towing the “Unfortunately, we do not have a release date from VUG right now”... Read more

Half-Life 2 slips to November
Half-Life 2 slips to November By Stuart Miles

According to reports surfacing the on web, Half-Life 2 looks to be getting a Thanksgiving release date (that's november to us in the UK). The reports are starting to surface following a comment made by Valve's marketing boss Doug Lombardi: "We're currently... Read more

E3: Valve returns to The Source of its success for HL remake
E3: Valve returns to The Source of its success for HL remake By Kenneth Henry

Valve is full of surprises, and thanks to the theft of Half-Life 2 source code, not all of them are of its own making. However it was certainly a surprise to hear that the original Half Life, probably now past its third million in sales thanks to the... Read more

Half Life 2 delayed again
Half Life 2 delayed again By Stuart Miles

Gamers will be distraught to here that the most anticipated game of last year has once again slipped. Due to be launched at the end of February, the game has now been given an illusive release date of Summer 2004. Valve, the games developers blame the... Read more

Half Life 2 Source code leaked
Half Life 2 Source code leaked By Andy Lynn

UPDATED OCTOBER 15 2003: While PC Owners all over the world enjoyed Halo instead, Valve are now treating this theft with the same force that the RIAA treats downloaded music. They will be suing anyone hosting the code or anyone they track down with the... Read more

Half life 2 at ECTS
Half life 2 at ECTS By Stuart Miles

At this year's ECTS, pocket-lint.co.uk managed to get a sneak peak at Valve's highly anticipated Half-Life 2. With the original half life some five years old, the chaps at Valve have been busy, busy creating a new fully interactive experience akin to... Read more