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  • Valve Clears Up '30 FPS Target' for Steam Deck

    Valve Clears Up '30 FPS Target' for Steam Deck

    30 FPS is the bare minimum accepted by Valve.

    In speaking with IGN, a Steam Deck designer Pierre-Loup Griffais, said that Valve has a target of "30Hz" for their output framerate with Steam Deck. He says that everything they (Valve) have tested have run "without issues" and have hit that 800p and 30Hz target really well.

    Obviously, some people took this to mean that the Steam Deck would only run games at a 30FPS cap. Some have even begun to doubt the...
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  • Valve Announces a $1 Million CSGO 'Dreams & Nightmares' Art Contest

    Valve Announces a $1 Million CSGO 'Dreams & Nightmares' Art Contest

    Might be one of the largest art contests ever.

    Valve just announced that they are launching what they believe to be one of the largest art contests ever in gaming. Starting tomorrow, July 22nd, Valve will kick off the $1 million (USD) "Dreams & Nightmares Content Contest."

    Valve will be looking for "10 original and shippable, dream-themed weapon finishes for CS:GO." Each of the 10 winners will earn $100,000 for their work. Entry is pretty simple:...
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  • Steam Next Fest Returns on October 1

    Steam Next Fest Returns on October 1

    Another chance to play tons of demos.

    It feels like we just had one of these Steam Next Fest events, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to the future. Valve announced today that the next Steam Next Fest will begin on October 1.

    This new event will run for seven days and once again feature hundreds of playable demos for you to try out. And yes, once again there will be a good number of livestreams from developers and publishers where you can peep even more games...
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  • Steam Deck Reservations Marred by Server Issues

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    Steam Deck Reservations Marred by Server Issues

    There seems to be a huge demand for Valve's handheld gaming PC.

    Reservations for the newly announced Steam Deck from Valve were in very high demand today. Mere seconds after reservations opened on Steam, the Store became unresponsive for a huge number of potential consumers. The screen most users came across was a "something went wrong" error page.

    Still others encountered pages that said there was an error initializing or updating their transaction. Others were...
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  • Steam Deck Technical Details

    Steam Deck Technical Details

    You've seen the announcement, now it's time for the nitty-gritty details.

    Valve just announced the Steam Deck, a handheld, fully-featured portable gaming machine. It's a powerful little device that starts at $399 (USD), but we didn't really share just how powerful this hardware is.

    Let's take a little look at the Steam Deck's technical specs, its design, the hardware, and the software powering it all.


    Valve notes that things like the software...
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  • Valve Announces Steam Deck, A Handheld PC Starting at $399

    Valve Announces Steam Deck, A Handheld PC Starting at $399

    This new device is the first in a new series of handheld PC from Valve.

    Back in May 2021, a rumor came out suggesting that Valve was working on a new handheld PC device called the SteamPal. While that is partially true, the one thing that didn't stick through to the end was the name. These devices are officially called Steam Deck and they start at a pretty affordable $399 (USD) MSRP.

    Valve says that Steam Deck is a "powerful all-in-one portable PC." It has a...
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  • The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships is Headed to Romania

    The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships is Headed to Romania

    Valve just announced that their annual esports event will be held in Romania this year.

    The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania. The Arena Nationala will host the major esports event that is set to take place between the world's top teams from October 7 - 17.

    Group Stage will run from October 7 - 10. Starting on October 12 the Main Stage events will begin to kick off. Finally on October 17, the top two remaining Dota...
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  • Valve Again Cracks Down on Region Hopping to Buy Cheap Steam Games

    Valve Again Cracks Down on Region Hopping to Buy Cheap Steam Games

    Users are now limited to one region change every three months.

    Valve has now made it even more difficult for super-savvy consumers to region hop on Steam in an effort to buy Steam games at a cheaper price.

    Because of how Steam has individual regional pricing on games, set by game publishers, this often means that the prices of games in some regions is significantly lower than what they would be in your native lands. Regions were games are cheaper is usually in line with...
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  • 2021 Summer Game Showcase Recap on Steam

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    2021 Summer Game Showcase Recap on Steam

    Valve put together a handy list for you.

    Though a bulk of the 2021 Summer Game Fest has come and gone, the celebration of games continues onward. Valve has put together a handy list of games that appeared at some point during the Summer Game Fest that will be available through Steam.

    The games included are either coming out in the future or available now with a new content update coming. Not only that, but there's a fair number of titles that are included here that have...
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  • Steam Next Fest is Live

    Steam Next Fest is Live

    Demos! Demos as far as the eye can see!

    The Steam Next Fest: June 2021 Edition is now on. This event runs from right now through to June 22 at 10AM (PT). This event features hundreds of playable demos, developer chats, and "oodles" of livestreams. All of this is free and is available right now through Steam.

    Valve says that they have made it easier than ever before to narrow down your search for the perfect demo. They allow you to search by genre to find demos...
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  • A Sneak Peak at the Steam Next Fest

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    A Sneak Peak at the Steam Next Fest

    Get a sneak peak at what is coming.

    Valve just passed along a reminder that their Steam Next Fest is coming up in just two weeks. While they didn't want to give away all their reveals and demo announcements just yet, they did want to provide a little sneak peak.

    This event will feature hundreds of free playable demos from upcoming games across all sorts of different genres. Valve has put together a series of trailers that highlight just a few of them to whet your appetite....
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  • Judge Shuts Down Valve's Request for a New Trial After Steam Controller Lawsuit Loss

    Valve is ordered to pay SCUF Gaming $4 million for patent infringement.

    Back in February, Valve was ordered to pay $4 million to SCUF Gaming parent company Ironburg Inventions. The case focused on the back paddles on the Steam Controller. Valve was found to have violated Ironburg's patent on the implementation of back paddles. Valve was warned about the infringement back in 2014, but went ahead with making the Steam Controller anyway. Valve claimed that the buttons were different from...
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  • Valve is Working on a Switch-like Handheld Console Named "SteamPal"

    Valve is Working on a Switch-like Handheld Console Named "SteamPal"

    New strings were discovered tucked away in the latest Steam update.

    The latest beta update for the Steam client has some interesting surprises tucked away within the code. The new client update has several strings that reference things like a "Neptune" controller alongside something else called "SteamPal." The prevailing theory is that Valve is working on a handheld console, perhaps similar to the Nintendo Switch, that will be called SteamPal when it is released....
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  • Gabe Newell Teases the Possibility of Steam Games Coming to Consoles

    Gabe Newell Teases the Possibility of Steam Games Coming to Consoles

    More information is coming later this year.

    Something from Valve may be headed to a console near you soon. This seems to be what Valve co-founder and current president Gabe Newell, was hinting at during a recent public Q&A session at a New Zealand public school.

    Newell was asked if Steam would be "putting any games on consoles" or if it would just stay on PC.

    He responded that we will "get a better idea of that by the end of the year."...
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  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Microtransactions to View Stats

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Update Adds Microtransactions to View Stats

    CS:GO 360 Stats is a subscription service to see stats that were previously free to view.

    An update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came out last night that has angered some players. Ok, it's angered a lot of players out there. First off, Operation Broken Fang has come to an end. You will have until May 15th in order to claim your rewards for said operation.

    There are, naturally, other changes included in this update. For instance, Valve has removed Train from the...
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