Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link’s iOS beta

Apple and Valve have been at an impasse for weeks over the release of Steam Link for iOS, but it looks like they might be closer to an arrangement... if not necessarily the one you'd hope for. TouchArcade has discovered that the latest beta test for...

Steam no longer accepts bitcoin for game purchases

Have you been stockpiling bitcoin to go on a Steam shopping spree? You'll need to change your plans. Valve has stopped accepting bitcoin due to a combination of high transaction costs (up from 20 cents in the beginning to $20) and "volatility" in t...

Steam Autumn Sale cuts prices on ‘Shadow of War’ and ‘Evil Within 2’

It's time for Steam's annual Autumn Sale -- and as is often the case, there are deals on major games you might have missed earlier in the year. Most notably, the promo (which runs until November 28th) cuts the price of the relatively fresh Middle-ea...

Valve hired the team behind ‘Kerbal Space Program’

Worried that Valve's recent departures mark an end to conventional game development at the Half-Life studio? You might have a glimmer of hope. Valve has confirmed that it hired the team at Squad, better known as the creators of the shipbuilding hit K...

Steam’s 2016 top sellers include ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Rocket League’

Want a (mostly) complete snapshot of the PC gaming scene as it was in 2016? Head over to Steam. Valve's portal has listed the top 100 best sellers of the year based on revenue, and it clearly reflects what people were buying. Indie titles had a pa...

Australia: Steam’s old no-refund policy broke the law

Were you unhappy that Valve didn't offer refunds on Steam until last June? Neither was Australia. The country's Federal Court has ruled that Valve violated consumer law by denying Steam gamers refunds under any conditions. You're entitled to get y...

‘Half-Life’ writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve after 18 years

If you've been holding your breath for Half-Life 3 over the past 12 years, we have two questions for you: How are you still alive? Can you handle more disappointment? Marc Laidlaw, an 18-year veteran of Valve Software and the lead writer of Hal...

Steam’s Christmas privacy issues affected 34,000 users

On Christmas day, up to 34,000 Steam members were able to view other users' private information, including billing and email addresses, following a glitch triggered by a denial-of-service attack, Valve announced today. On the day of the attack, Valve...