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Steam Trading Cards Now In Beta
Valve's digital games platform Steam now has a new Trading Cards service. The Steam Trading Cards allow you to gain rewards from doing something you'd be doing anyway: playing games.
Half-Life 2 Adds Oculus Rift Support
Owners of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset can now battle the Combine. Valve has updated Half-Life 2 with support for the Kickstarter-funded peripheral.
Dota 2 Adds Rigwarl The Bristleback
Valve has added another playable character to their MOBA game Dota 2. Players can now take on the role of Rigwarl the Bristleback, a melee-oriented hero.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Hits Linux
Valve has added Linux support to another one of their games today. Linux owners can download and play Counter-Strike: Condition Zero through Steam right now.
Dota 2 Hero Builds Now Available In-Game
MOBA games can be very intimidating to newcomers. Valve is hoping to make the learning curve a bit easier for Dota 2. They've implemented a new feature called Hero Builds to let players share tips.
Dota 2 Least Played Mode Encourages Players To Experiment
The latest patch for Valve's strategy game Dota 2 includes a new gameplay mode called Least Played. This mode forces players to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new.
Half-Life 2: Return To Ravenholm Screenshots Show Cancelled Spin-Off
About five or six years ago, Arkane Studios was creating a Half-Life 2 Episode entitled, "Return to Ravenholm." The project was cancelled but still lives on through screenshots leaked today.
Bastion Narrator Returns In Dota 2
The gravelly voice of Bastion's narrator has invaded another game. Dota 2 players can now download a Bastion Announcer Pack that makes Rucks narrate the action of their matches.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro Tip Video Talks Sniping
The official Counter-Strike: Global Offensive website has been updated with another video from a professional gamer. In this latest video, AZK of Team Dynamics shares some of his wisdom.
Left 4 Dead 2 Warcelona Campaign Gets Valve Support
This weekend Valve announced that they'll be providing official support for the Left 4 Dead 2 community-made campaign "Warcelona." After installing the map pack, you'll be able to play it on the official game servers.
Portal 2 PlayStation Move DLC Arrives Today
Today Valve is adding PlayStation Move support to Portal 2's single-player and co-op campaigns. PS3 owners in the United States will be able to download the "Portal In Motion" update through the PlayStation Store later today.
Left 4 Dead 2 Is Free This Weekend
Valve Software has something special planned for Halloween time. They will be letting all gamers try out Left 4 Dead 2 for no charge this weekend. In L4D2, a team of four survivors must escape the zombie apocalypse. They'll fend off the hordes of zombies using a mixture of firearms and melee weapons.
How To Suck Less At Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Valve thinks you're terrible at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Yes, you. Is that how you think you're supposed to hold a Desert Eagle? What are you doing with that smoke gren - you know what, it's not important. Just listen up.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Adding Two Maps Tomorrow
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive development team is planning to make a "major update" to the multiplayer shooter. This update will include, among other things, two new maps for your T vs. CT pleasure.
Half-Life 3 Inspired By Skyrim?
A new report suggests that Valve will be taking the Half-Life series in a radically new direction with its third direction. Half-Life 3 is allegedly inspired by open-world games like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.