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Heartbleed vulnerabilities on Steam resolved, say Valve

Update: Updated list of PC game services affected and actions you need to take 
People across internet-land have become familiar with the term ‘Heartbleed’ today.

9 Apr 2014 | 1

Steam has OpenSSL security vulnerability. Do not use until fixed.

Update: Updated list of PC game services affected and actions you need to take.

8 Apr 2014 | 4

Free to Play documentary updated with Q&A content

Valve’s Dota 2-themed documentary Free to Play has been updated with some new content.

2 Apr 2014 | 0

The International DOTA 2 Championship tickets go on sale 4 April

Help, I’m stuck in a DOTA 2 story and don’t (really) know anything about the game.

1 Apr 2014 | 0

Latest Dota 2 patch doesn’t actually change much

A new patch for Dota 2 has been released, and – despite its 175MB size – it doesn’t actually seem to do much barring fix a few issues.

28 Mar 2014 | 0

Valve’s Michael Abrash joins newly minted Oculus

Just a couple of short days after the expensive Facebook purchase of virtual reality developers Oculus, Valve’s Michael Abrash has swapped his Valve office for an Oculus one.

28 Mar 2014 | 1

Free to view film Free to Play seen by 5.5 million

Surprising news! A free to watch documentary about three professional players of the immensely popular DOTA 2 has proven to be quite popular since its release last week.

24 Mar 2014 | 0

Valve’s Free to Play Documentary Review

Free to Play is not a film about Dota 2, nor is it a film about the international tournament that’s confusingly named The International.

20 Mar 2014 | 0

Free to Play, Valve’s Dota 2 e-sports documentary, launches

In a shock subversion of Valve Time, Free to Play – Valve’s documentary about three professional gamers as they prepare for and compete in The International, the million dollar Dota 2 tournament – is now out.

19 Mar 2014 | 0

Valve’s Dota 2 documentary Free To Play now pre-loadable

Free To Play is now available for pre-load on Steam.
Free To Play is Valve’s (free) documentary about Dota 2, although before you roll your eyes and click away, I should point out that it focuses more on the players than the game.

14 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2 continuing to move towards custom game modes

A new item schema update has been vigorously hurled at Dota 2, and while it doesn’t contain anything massively groundbreaking, it does offer a glimpse at some upcoming (and incredibly welcome) changes, as well as reminding us that custom game modes are on the way.

7 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Gabe Newell talks Steam, VR, eSports and more

Gabe Newell didn’t let PC gamers down today and finally turned up for the Reddit AMA earlier this evening.

5 Mar 2014 | 2

Gabe Newell’s Reddit AMA should take place today, 4 March

Gabe Newell took part in some sort of cosmic joke yesterday, appearing on Reddit to say he’d be doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session later that day and then disappearing.

4 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Gabe Newell’s Reddit AMA session postponed for now

Earlier today, Gabe Newell (or his account, anyway) popped up on Reddit to say he’d be taking part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session at 1pm Pacific Time.

3 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Steam family sharing system now open to all

Steam’s system of sharing libraries with family members is now out of beta and available for all users of the platform, according to an announcement post in the Steam Family Sharing group.

28 Feb 2014 | 1

Steam region locking causing problems for traders and gifters

Region locking is a practice that appears to be increasingly common on Steam.

21 Feb 2014 | 3

Steam Tags are atrocious, offensive, and entirely stupid

I’m not surprised that Steam’s new and vaunted Steam Tag system is largely a clusterfuck of offensive stupidity.

13 Feb 2014 | 7

Steam tags mean you can now label rubbish games as rubbish

The concept of Steam tags should be fairly self-explanatory. You can swing by any game listed in Steam’s store and label it with pretty much any word you choose (though swear words will apparently be “filtered out.”)
I’m having quite a good time with it.

13 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Dev Days session videos now online in full

You can now experience the joy and wonder of attending Steam Dev Days in your own home, just a few weeks later and without the freebie Steam Machine gift bag.

11 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s In-Home Streaming beta: How it copes over a limited home network

Valve’s In-Home Streaming beta for Steam is effectively in open beta now.

11 Feb 2014 | 2