Todd is binging out, playing lots of great games this summer after acquiring many of them in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale. Todd bought 11 games for $70, which would have normally cost about $280. The Steam Sale is mostly great, but it’s easy to get a bit carried away.
Steam now offers new functionality in the Steam Workshop, allowing community mod makers the opportunity to earn money doing what they love.
Valve has been stringing gamers along for years with hints and rumors about Half-Life 3, and it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop.
This week FPS Creator Reloaded was awarded Greenlight status by the Steam community. This success highlights the genuine community excitement around this quality game creator. Over a thousand early adopters have already pledged their support and they are posting stunning screen shots to the online gallery. On Steam the project is receiving an 86% YES rating with community users. "We’re thrilled to be included onto Steam and are now working to publish an Early Access version as soon as possible." said Rick Vanner, Development Director at The Game Creators. In 2014 Development of FPS Creator Reloaded has been accelerated with … Continue reading FPS Creator Given Greenlight Status By Steam
Valve kicked off its first-ever Steam Dev Days Conference by announcing the continued growth of Steam, a leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software. In addition, Valve detailed Steam’s 2013 geographic performance to the more than 1,200 Dev Days attendees. In the trailing three months the number of active Steam accounts jumped 15%, to 75 million from 65 million (announced October 2013). The growth was realized during a busy holiday release season and Steam’s Pre-Holiday and Holiday sales. In addition, members of the Steam publishing team gave attendees a geographic breakdown of Steam’s 2013’s sales revenue. While the data … Continue reading Valve Kicks Off Steam Dev Days
Valve today announced the beta launch of Steam Reviews, adding more ways Steam users may share their experiences with others and make more informed purchase decisions. Users considering a purchase on Steam may now browse reviews from friends and the community, leave comments on reviews, and indicate which reviews they found helpful. Once a user has played a game or used a software title on Steam, they are able to write a review of that product and share their experience with everyone on Steam. Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part of Steam … Continue reading Steam Reviews Now In Open Beta
WarpPortal announced that they are partnering with Valve to bring the classic MMORPG title, Ragnarok Online, to the leading online platform for PC games, Steam. Ragnarok Online, was made available via Steam October 30th. RAGNAROK ONLINE is a free to play action/fantasy MMORPG, where players explore a world in which the myth of ages has come to life! With hundreds of quests and mini games, over 400 unique and dangerous monsters, over 50 classes to choose from and hundreds of maps and dungeons to explore, players will test their mettle as they battle on the world of Rune-Midgard to rid … Continue reading Ragnarok Online Moves To Steam
Valve today announced 30% growth in active accounts during the trailing 12 months on Steam, a leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software. Now offering over 3,000 games and software titles to over 65 million accounts, 2013 also marked Steam’s 10 year anniversary of providing services to gamers. Expanding upon that history, Steam gamers saw the introduction of several new service features during the year, including Family Sharing, Steam Trading Cards, Early Access, and support for Linux titles. Looking ahead to 2014, Valve looks to expand Steam’s services and offerings to gamers and developers by holding the Steam Developer … Continue reading Steam Passes 65 Million Active Accounts
Valve recently announced the Steam Dev Days conference, which will be held in Seattle, Washington in January, 2014. Steam Dev Days is a by invitation, two-day conference where video game professionals can meet in a relaxed, off the record environment to share design and industry expertise, participate in roundtable discussions, and attend lectures by industry veterans. Topics will include game economies, virtual reality, Linux/OpenGL, user-generated content, and more. Developers will also have the opportunity to test-drive and provide feedback on Steam OS, prototype Steam Machines, and Steam Controllers. Publishers: Valve Platforms: PC
Valve, creator of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the one-year anniversary of Steam Greenlight, the platform feature that enlists the community’s help in selecting new titles to be released on Steam. In addition to enlisting the community’s help with the selection process, Greenlight represents an effort to help increase the volume of independent titles being published on Steam. Since the feature launched on August 30 of last year, the number of independent titles available on Steam has doubled. Meanwhile … Continue reading Steam Greenlight Has One Year Anniversary