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.
Valve's digital games platform Steam has set another usage record. Over 7.6 million gamers were using Steam simultaneously on December 29th.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The 2013 Steam Summer Sale officially launched today. The start of the 12-day sales event is marked by discounts on high-profile hits like BioShock Infinite, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dragon Age: Origins.