Browsing tag: Valve

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Battlefield Director Wants Studio to Get Into Linux, Needs One ‘Killer’ Game to ‘Kick Off’ News 22

News 22 Battlefield Creative Director Lars Gustavsson would “strongly” like his studio to get into Linux and thinks it would really only take one “killer” game for the platform to “kick off”. “We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason,” Gustavsson recently told Polygon. “It took Halo for the first Xbox to kick off and go crazy […]

Steam Machine Hardware Specs Detailed by Valve News 20

News 20 Later this year, 300 Steam Machine prototypes running Valve’s recently announced SteamOS will be sent to testers to help facilitate Steam’s transition to the living room. Valve has announced that the prototype machines will be high-end computers built from off-the-wall PC parts. The recent update also details the specifications and variations of the hardware. Steam […]

Valve Reveal Pt. 3 – Introducing the Steam Controller News 41

News 41 Designed to work with all Steam games; past, present and future, as well as with the recently announce SteamOS and Steam Machine, Valve today has introduced the Steam Controller. “We set out with a singular goal: bring the Steam experience, in its entirety, into the living-room. We knew how to build the user interface, we […]

Valve Reveal Pt. 2 – Steam Machines Coming in 2014, Windows Client Support Will Remain News 25

News 25 Earlier this week, Valve announced its open-source SteamOS. Today in the 2nd part of its reveal, Valve has revealed details for Steam Machines which will run SteamOS natively. The first wave of Steam Machines will actually be released later this year to a select 300 beta testers. The 300 who are selected must first complete […]

Valve Reveal Pt. 1 – Standalone SteamOS Available Soon, Next Reveal on Wednesday News 17

News 17 Those looking for an official SteamBox will have to wait a bit longer. Today as apart of their three-stage reveal, Valve released details for its standalone operating system called SteamOS. Built on top of the Linux architecture, SteamOS promises to provide developers with “significant performance increases in graphics processing” and let users “alter or replace […]

Steam Box Reveal Next Week? Valve Hints at Hardware Announcement News 26

News 26 At this year’s LinuxCon, Valve’s Co-Founder Gabe Newell took the stage to discuss multiple aspects of Steam development on Linux. Newell has been both a vocal supporter of the open Linux platform and a detractor of Windows 8 citing its closed platform as a deterrent for Valve and game developers. When it came time to […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Lets Players Police Others With New “Overwatch” Feature News 22

News 22 Valve has introduced a new feature to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that will allow members of the community to police problematic behavior. The program, called “Overwatch,” will designate “qualified and experienced members of the community” as “investigators” who will be given the option to review reports of disruptive behavior, determine the legitimacy of each report, and […]

Next-Gen Console Rumor Round-Up: Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, Steam Box and OUYA News 47

News 47 Next-gen buzz is at an all-time high as we inch closer to the hardware reveals – platforms on which you’ll be gaming for roughly the next decade – of companies like Microsoft and Sony. New rumors regarding Microsoft’s next project have surfaced while Sony fans look forward to a potential reveal of the next PlayStation this […]

MP Games You Might Have Missed – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive News 18

News 18 I doubt anyone that’s into Counter-Strike has missed CS:GO, and considering it’s the first multi-platform title in the franchise, I’d say a lot more people have probably heard about CS:GO that previous CS games.  However, the CS franchise has a reputation as being the “FPS Nerd/Pro Player” title that noobs dare not touch, which is […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Team Deathmatch and Weapon Recoil Changes News 9

News 9 Yesterday, Valve and Hidden Path made a number of changes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the PC, adding a brand new Team Deathmatch mode, as well as adjusting the recoil patterns for a number of weapons in consultation with pro players. “After gathering feedback from pro players around the world, we’ve made significant changes to […]

Valve Removes War-Z From Steam, Apologizes And Offers Refunds News 15

News 15 For those of you zombie fanatics who have purchased Hammerpoint’s War-Z game on Steam and are unhappy with your purchase, Valve has announced that refunds will be issued and that War Z has been pulled from the Steam sale. This is, however, only until the developers behind War-Z iron out all of the issues that […]

Valve Releasing New PC Gaming System Next Year, Will Compete With Next-Gen Consoles News 46

News 46 Just a few days ago, Valve released their latest project, “Big Picture“. Allowing steam users to comfortably use Steam right from their own living room, Gabe Newell, Co-founder of valve, has come out to say that this is only the first step to their new PC Console releasing next year. Speaking with Kotaku, Gabe expressed […]

Play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Free This Weekend News 5

News 5 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is free to play this weekend on Steam. Starting now until Sunday, 1pm PST, Valve is allowing any and all to take a stab at the latest iteration of Counter-Strike. To access the complete game all weekend long, you can either click here to launch Steam or visit the SC:GO Steam page and […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Impressions – A Welcome Addition to the Console Audience Reviews 65

Reviews 65 Counter-Strike is a tactical first person shooter that originated as a mod, created by Minh Le and Jess Cliffe, for the first  Half-Life title produced by the famed Valve Software.  The game became an instant classic pitting Counter-Terrorist operatives against their Terrorist counterparts, comprised of round based gametypes that saw players either planting/defusing bombs, rescuing […]

Zombies to Plague Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Launch This Tuesday, August 21 News 43

News 43 When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launches this Tuesday, August 21, you’ll find the terrorists and counter-terrorists will have something a little more important on their hands to deal with than shooting each other. Zombies, that’s right, zombies, will be plaguing the PC launch of CS:GO. According to the official blog, “the guys over at plaguefest.com have […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Beta Now Open To Those Who’ve Pre-Purchased on Steam, New Update News 15

News 15 A new update is available for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta as it opens up today for those who’ve pre-orded via Steam. As mentioned last week, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta can now be accessed by those who’ve pre-ordered the game on Steam. For those still waiting, you’ve not much longer as the official release […]

On Premium Content Subscriptions – Corporate Greed, or the Path to Open Source Gaming? News 54

News 54 Hello, my name is BOSS jediZOHAN and I want to thank MP1st for bringing me on as a contributor.  Without their support, you’d probably never see this.  More importantly though, you wouldn’t have this great website giving you all the latest info on everything MP.  That said, I’d also like to extend a HUGE thanks […]

Open Beta Announced for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, More on Updates News 15

News 15 Pre-orders for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will go live about a month ahead of the game’s release date, “so roughly July 21st but that is a rough date we will firm up as we get closer,” announced Valve in a recent dev blog. Also, the developers are going to hold an open beta “sometime between the pre-orders and release.” […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive May 4th Beta Update Includes SDK, SE Maps, Casual Games and More News 21

News 21 Along with a number of gameplay, UI, map and other changes, Valve and Hidden Path have updated the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta to include the CS:GO SDK, as announced last week. “This means if you have the Beta, you now have access to the SDK. It is available as a separate download from the tools […]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gets Updated, Developers Release v1.0 of CS:GO SDK News 8

News 8 Valve and Hidden Path are updating the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta yet again with a hefty list of patch notes as well as the first beta version of the CS:GO SDK. “With this release, the community will be able to start working on new CS:GO maps. We look forward to new maps, old classics updated, […]

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