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Rumor: Nexon in talks to buy Valve?  

· By John Callaham, 18

A Korean media outlet claims, via unnamed sources, that Nexon and Valve representatives met earlier this week in Hawaii, with Nexon proposing to buy Valve for $893 million. More...

Cabin in the Woods had plans for Left 4 Dead 2 DLC pack  

· By John Callaham, 6

The director of the recent horror movie, Cabin in the Woods, reveal that at one time they had plans for an official Left 4 Dead 2 DLC pack to promote the film but those plans were latest cancelled. More...

Black Mesa finally released  

· By John Callaham, 26

Black Mesa, the long awaited Half-Life 2 mod that is a graphical remake of the original Half-Life, was launched today but caused the brief shutdown of the game's official site. More...

Steam Big Picture mode beta launches  

· By John Callaham, 5

Valve has finally launched the beta test of its Big Picture mode for the Steam PC game download service, with a new user interface made for large screen televisions. More...

EA tried to buy Valve  

· By Tyler Holman, 18

EA would love to own Valve; who'd thunk it? A new report says that EA has been pursuing the company for years, but co-founder Gabe Newell says Valve is more likely to 'disintegrate' than be acquired. More...

Valve's gaming goggles revealed; more Windows 8 slams  

· By John Callaham, Hot! 58

A new article shows the first picture of one of Valve's hardware projects; a set of goggles that could allow gamers to have a more PC game experience. Valve's Gabe Newell also slams Windows 8, again. More...

Steam non-gaming software store misses release date  

· By John Callaham, 18

Valve's previously announced launch of non-gaming software products on Steam came and went earlier this week. There's no word on what caused the delay or what the new date will be. More...

Steam Greenlight adds $100 fee to reduce bad entries  

· By Nathan Tsui, 6

After fighting back a giant wave of illegitimate submissions to the Steam Greenlight program, Valve will institute a $100 submission fee (that is donated to charity) to cut down on the noise. More...

Valve to enter the hardware business  

· By Stephen Robinson, Hot! 42

In a job posting on their website, Valve has said that they're "frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space", moving them to jump in and fill that gap themselves. More...

First part of Black Mesa mod coming September 14th  

· By John Callaham, 11

The Black Mesa Half-Life 2 mod, the long-in-development graphical revamp of the original Half-Life game, will finally be released on September 14th, although not all of the game will be ready. More...

Valve launches Steam Greenlight  

· By John Callaham, 1

As promised, Valve has launched Steam Greenlight, a new way for small independent game developers to gain support for fans to get their creations published on Steam. More...

DOTA 2 collectibles announced from Weta  

· By John Callaham, 0

Weta has announced it will sell a series of collectible statues, weapons and armor based on Valve's upcoming action-RTS game DOTA 2, with pre-orders to begin on Friday. More...

DOTA 2 spectator client available for all Steam users  

· By John Callaham, 4

Valve has released the DOTA 2 spectator client for all Steam users, allowing anyone to view online matches in the action-RTS game, including the matches for the upcoming Invitational Tournament. More...

Will Half-Life 3 be shown off at Gamescom 2012?  

· By Andrew Stevenson, 6

The Gamescom 2012 website has been update with the list of new releases expected to grace the show in Germany. Surprisingly, it's been discovered that Half-Life 3 is present on the updated list. More...

Steam Community to get new features  

· By John Callaham, 3

Valve has announced plays to beef up the community features on its Steam service, beginning with the additions of Game Hubs for every game in Steam's library of titles. More...

All Valve Xbox 360 games but one on Games on Demand  

· By Anthony Tosie, 12

Even though Valve's Gabe Newell has been critical of Windows 8, it hasn't appeared to hamper the developer's relationship with Microsoft, as all of its Xbox 360 games but one are on Games on Demand. More...

Source 2 engine in development  

· By Andrew Stevenson, 12

The Source engine was first introduced in June 2004, powering both Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. But references to its successor, currently known as Source 2, are appearing in script files. More...

Valve: Linux Left 4 Dead 2 running at 315 FPS  

· By John Callaham, 7

In a new update on its Linux development blog, Valve says it has improved the frame rate for the upcoming Linux version of Left 4 Dead 2 so it now runs at 315 frames per second. More...

Richard Stallman calls Steam on Linux 'unethical'  

· By Tyler Holman, 26

Richard Stallman, the granddaddy of the free software community, says that Valve is dilluting the ethos of the movement by bringing nonfree games to Linux, something he calls 'unethical.' More...

Valve co-founder: Windows 8 is a "catastrophe"  

· By John Callaham, Hot! 189

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell minced no words this week during a speech about his views on Windows 8, calling the OS "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space." More...

Final 24 hours for Steam Summer Sale deals  

· By John Callaham, 2

The Steam PC game download site is now in the final 24 hours of its annual Summer Sale, giving folks one last chance to save lots of money on a number of PC games. More...

Valve talks more about Linux plans in new blog  

· By John Callaham, 10

Valve has launched its official Linux development blog, where the game developer will talk about its plans to port Steam and the Source Engine over to the open source OS. More...

Steam Summer Sale has started  

· By Nathan Tsui, 4

Steam's annual summer sale has finally started, and this time there are even more ways to save. Flash sales and community choice deals feature, in addition to the traditional bundles and daily deals. More...

Source Filmmaker now available as free beta  

· By John Callaham, 0

Valve has launched the beta version of its Source Filmmaker tool, allowing anyone to create videos using the Source Engine, which was used to make Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2 and more. More...

Steam Greenlight aims to help PC game developers  

· By John Callaham, 1

Valve has announced Steam Greenlight, a new way to allow community members on the Steam download service to pick some of the next games that will be available for sale on the service. More...

Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC coming July 24th  

· By John Callaham, 3

Valve has announced that the final version of the Cold Stream DLC pack for Left 4 Dead 2 will finally be released for the PC on July 24th after months of beta testing. More...

Team Fortress 2 Pyromania update goes live  

· By John Callaham, 6

Valve has released the big Pyromania update for its free-to-play shooter Team Fortress 2, including a new map and gameplay mode, new weapons and lots of new in-game items. More...

Meet The Pyro released; Source Filmmaker coming soon  

· By John Callaham, 5

Valve has released the Meet The Pyro video, the last of the Team Fortress 2 character movies. Valve also announced that the program used to make the shorts, Source Filmmaker, will be released soon. More...

Team Fortress 2 Pyromania weapons revealed  

· By John Callaham, 2

Valve continues its teasers for the upcoming Pyromania update for Team Fortress 2 with a look at the new weapons and items that will be added to the free-to-play shooter. More...

Nexon games to be made available on Steam  

· By John Callaham, 0

Nexon has announced that it will make some of its free-to-play PC games available to download via Valve's Steam service. It has already started with the fantasy MMO Vindictus. More...