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Valve Defends Anti-Cheat System From Spying Accusations
Steam users have accused Valve of scanning their Internet history with their anti-cheat software. Valve CEO Gabe Newell denied this today and stated that they have no interest in tracking your porn habits.
Valve: No Refunds If Steam Early Access Game Is Cancelled
Steam Early Access lets developers sell games before they've been completed to help fund their development. If these games are never finished, though, you won't be able to get a refund.
Steam Sets New Record Thanks To Holiday Sale, Free Left 4 Dead 2
Valve's digital games platform Steam has set another usage record. Over 7.6 million gamers were using Steam simultaneously on December 29th.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Will Add Two More Maps: Cobble And Overpass
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive development team is currently working on two more maps. The new additions are a remake of the classic map "Cobble" (a.k.a. de_cbble) as well as a new arena called "Overpass."
Steam Reviews Open Beta Launches
Today Valve launched Steam Reviews, a way for users of their gaming platform to voice their opinions on their games and share them with the Steam community. The feature is now in open beta and can be accessed by anyone with a Steam account.
Dota 2 Three Spirits Update Launching Today With Diretide
Valve plans to release a major update for Dota 2 today. The "Three Spirits" patch provides two new Heroes for the game and revises the appearance of Storm Spirit.
Dota 2 Diretide 2013 Announced Following Gamer Protests
Valve has announced that they're working on a 2013 edition of Diretide, the Halloween-themed Dota 2 event. They made the decision following a whole lot of kicking and screaming from fans.
Dota 2 Mod Helps Arachnophobes Tolerate Broodmother
A Dota 2 player terrified by the prospect of facing Broodmother in matches won't have to live in fear anymore. A fellow player has created a mod to make the hulking spider look much less intimidating in the PC MOBA game.
Valve Announces Third Annual Saxxy Awards
Valve is hosting another contest for the Source Filmmaker community. They'll be giving out five Saxxy Awards for the best short videos created by gamers.
Steam Machine Prototype Specs Announced By Valve
Valve will be sending out 300 prototype Steam Machines to select Steam users later this year. Today they revealed the specifications that these early units will have.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Operation Bravo Goes Live
Valve has released a new set of community maps for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Purchasing the Operation Bravo Pass gives you access to these eight maps on official dedicated servers.
Dota 2 First Blood Update Will Unleash GLaDOS
Valve will release a major update for their multiplayer online battle arena Dota 2 on September 23rd. The "First Blood" patch will provide numerous features including LAN support and Portal tie-ins.
Steam Family Sharing Beta Launches Next Week
Today Valve announced a Family Sharing program for Steam. Steam Family Sharing will allow players to let their friends and family members to access the same Steam library.
Half-Life 3 Trailer Created By Fan To Torment You
Half-Life 3 probably won't be announced until the year 2534, after Mecha-GabeNewell conquers the Earth with an army of sentient companion cubes and hooks up the human survivors to a neural Steam network. However, one fan has created a Half-Life 3 trailer to let us imagine what a human-developed version of the game would be like.