Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular shooters in the world, but some still prefer The Old Ways.
As part of the recent Steam front page revamp, Valve gave curators an even more prominent spot and added functionality so that they can list games as "not recommended" or provide Steam users with neutral information. Sounds good on paper. Doesn't really work in practice.
We knew local stock of Valve's Steam Controller and Steam Link was incoming, though if you were expecting some fanfare about their availability, you're going to be disappointed. EB Games has quietly put the devices up for sale, though the pricing leaves a lot to be desired.
Yesterday we reported about the ongoing lawsuit between Valve and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. That case has primarily been about Valve's refunds policy, or the formal lack thereof from 2011 to 2015. But another undercurrent of the case has been a series of applications from Valve trying to suppress any information about how much money they really make.
Turtle Rock Studios must be cleaning out some old closets now that they're done with Evolve, because three days ago the team released the final, unfinished Left 4 Dead campaign they'd been working on before Valve took over the zombie shooter.
We've heard rumblings of a big Steam update on the horizon, and details are beginning to trickle in. Apparently it's "a couple weeks away" and will, among other things, require developers to advertise their games with real screenshots, rather than art, CGI or pictures of their holiday to Cancun.
Remember earlier this month how Steam was going to get a patch that basically meant the DualShock 4 would be treated and as fully supported as the Steam controller?
Well, it's out. In beta form, at least.
The Splinter Cell series for PC went on sale this weekend on Steam. Every game was discounted at 75% off, including Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the most recent game which Kirk Hamilton called in his review a sort of "greatest hits" collection borrowing the most successful parts from each previous game.