News items tagged with valve

Valve's Gabe Newell Trolls with Half-Life 3 Tease

Valve's Gabe Newell Trolls with Half-Life 3 Tease

It was three months ago that Valve introduced a new virtual reality headset called Index, and that’s a number that will feel agonizingly familiar to Valve fans: when it comes to threes, the company’s...

By John Jacques on 27 June 2019
Valve Introduces Tool to Combat Review Bombing

Valve Introduces Tool to Combat Review Bombing

There was a time when Valve‘s digital distribution software, Steam, was beloved and lauded by some as the one true place for PC gamers to download the latest hits. But as the years have gone, Steam h...

By Michael Beckwith on 17 March 2019
Portal Sequel Hints Found in Counter-Strike BR Mode

Portal Sequel Hints Found in Counter-Strike BR Mode

Valve is back up to its old shenanigans, it seems, giving fans another opportunity to ask: is this an Easter Egg or is Valve hinting at a sequel? What appears to be the start of an ARG was found on t...

By Rory Young on 18 December 2018
Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

To the surprise of all, Valve made a Portal-related game announcement today. No, it isn’t Portal 3, and no, it isn’t even a game being made by Valve itself. Instead, Valve will be lending the Portal...

By Rory Young on 15 March 2018
Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

While Valve may be dominating the digital distribution service on the PC thanks in large part to Steam, many fans associate the software company with its massively popular franchises like Team Fortre...

By Derek Nichols on 18 July 2017
New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

Valve introduces new skins that will help its players customize their Steam Link and Steam controllers with various Valve properties’ logos and color schemes. Valve has always been a bit of an oddity...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 March 2017
Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Responding to a question during his Reddit AMA, Valve president Gabe Newell confirms that he is open to developing a new IP set in the Half-Life universe. There are running jokes in the video game in...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 March 2017
Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

It’s no secret that Valve isn’t the same studio that it was a decade ago — its priorities have shifted considerably, and new single-player games don’t seem to be high on its agenda. However, the body...

By Brad Jones on 15 March 2017
Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Most video game adaptations to other mediums are flops, but these comics based on games all manage to deliver amazing stories that enhance the games’ characters and worlds. It’s no secret that video...

By Denny Connolly on 18 July 2016
Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

An extremely talented fan of Valve’s puzzle-shooter hybrid Portal writes, animates, and directs a music video for a Christmas carol parody using elements from the game. In order to celebrate Christma...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 March 2016
News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

[HTML4] It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun newsbits for some of our recent favorites. Let’s take look a real-life Minecraft sword Port...

By Rob Keyes on 15 March 2013
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best in video gaming with a ceremony celebrating all that we love. There...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 March 2012
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

After debuting all the way back in April 2011, not to mention racking up Game of the Year awards around the industry, Valve recently gave players a reason to return to their testing chamber for mor...

By Ben Kendrick on 15 March 2012
‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

What happens when film takes the beloved characters and settings of Portal’s platforming paradise and enthuses them with a flavorful, invigorating style of animation often found in a Pixar producti...

By Brian Sipple on 15 March 2012
NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

Many gamers probably thought that last year’s Portal 2 was out of this world. Not only did fans get to return to the dark, depressing depths of Aperture Science, but they got to finish what they st...

By Riley Little on 15 March 2012
‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7rZO2ACP3A In a feat of testing that GlaDOS herself would be proud of, Valve’s Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative has racked up over a million tests across 35,000...

By Kyle Matthews on 15 March 2012
The ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ for ‘Portal 2’ Commences In May

The ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ for ‘Portal 2’ Commences In May

Ah, Portal 2. While the allure of its mind-bending puzzles, and the witty, malevolent charm of its antagonists may be evergreen, it wouldn’t hurt to have some new levels to play through once in a wh...

By Jeff Schille on 15 March 2012
Valve’s Promotional Comics to be Collected in Print Edition

Valve’s Promotional Comics to be Collected in Print Edition

Wading through the massive hype surrounding big-name video game releases is often an inane, demoralizing process. With every publisher hoping to catch the viral wave to huge initial sales, the Inter...

By Kyle Hembree on 15 March 2011
Mission Accomplished: ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ Getting ‘Dead Air’ DLC Early

Mission Accomplished: ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ Getting ‘Dead Air’ DLC Early

Valve issued a challenge this past week to all owners of their zombie-survival game Left 4 Dead 2, and the community completed the challenge in record time. The challenge in question was for Steam g...

By Riley Little on 15 March 2011