Hackers Charged With Stealing From Valve, Microsoft And More

Two hackers, one from the United States and one from Canada, have plead guilty to U.S. federal charges regarding an elaborate international scheme involving the infiltration of gaming companies Valve, Epic, and Zombie Studios as well as attempted sales of counterfeit Xbox One development kits well before the console… » 9/30/14 7:55pm 9/30/14 7:55pm

Why The Dota 2 International Finals Were A Blowout

Monday's grand final match in the $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, was so lop-sided—so shocking—that forum conspiracy theorists briefly postulated that the contest must have been rigged. No way, of course. I can explain what happened: why one team was able to crush the other so convincingly and why… » 7/24/14 5:00pm 7/24/14 5:00pm

Warren Spector's Half-Life Work...Plus Other Gaming Mysteries, Secrets

In an interview published in the 2012 book Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play, gaming luminary Warren Spector mentioned something of a bombshell that seems to have gone unnoticed, saying that he "did some work for Valve on Half-Life stuff" in the early, pre-Disney days of Junction Point Studios. » 6/20/13 12:00pm 6/20/13 12:00pm

Sex Game Pulled From Steam Greenlight. You Can Guess Why. [UPDATE]

In theory, Steam Greenlight will let any aspiring game developer get their game onto PC gaming's hottest online marketplace as long as enough gamers vote for it. But that promise doesn't appear to apply to the makers of the erotic game Seduce Me. The game's listing was pulled from Steam's new Greenlight service last… » 9/04/12 12:45pm 9/04/12 12:45pm

Team Fortress 2's Meet the Pyro Will Debut on Wednesday, New 'Doomsday'…

Team Fortress 2 fans will finally "Meet the Pyro" in "less than three days," according to the official blog for Valve's popular multiplayer game. (A countdown clock seems to place the debut at 2pm ET this Wednesday.) This may tie into Valve's tease last week that it was teaming up with the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim » 6/25/12 11:30am 6/25/12 11:30am

Blizzard and Valve Stop Fighting, Make Peace over DoTA Dispute

Two of gaming's best and most beloved video game studios are no longer squabbling about the word DoTA. The makers of World of Warcraft and the creators of Half-Life jointly announced in a blast to the press today that they have reached "a mutual agreement regarding concerns over names of upcoming products." » 5/11/12 5:15pm 5/11/12 5:15pm

Gabe Newell's Opinion About EA's Steam Competitor Is Full of Awkward…

Valve Software boss Gabe Newell has said kind things before about mega-publisher EA's upstart rival to Valve's popular PC gaming service Steam. That may have seemed charitable, given that EA's new Origin service competes with Steam and even by EA's own standards may not be as good as Steam for years. » 4/20/12 7:30pm 4/20/12 7:30pm

Valve Delays Counter-Strike GO To Summer

You're going to have to wait a tad longer for the next Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be a summer game, instead of a spring game, Valve's Doug Lombardi told me today. The game is still coming to Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac, but Valve needed a little more time to get it to the state they want you… » 3/08/12 5:30pm 3/08/12 5:30pm