Steam

Celebrate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s new Map Workshop with a 50 percent off sale

If you've been holding off on buying Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, now is the moment you've been waiting for. Not only does the game now feature Map Workshop functionality (and thousands of extra maps as a result), it's also now on sale at half its normal…

Gaming

Can EA’s Origin succeed on Mac where Steam hasn’t?

Electronic Arts' Origin has carved out a niche for itself in the nascent digital distribution sector of the gaming industry but it hasn't grown to a point where it can challenge Valve's Steam. Will that change now that Origin's available on Mac desk and…

Computing

Following the Dragonborn DLC add-on to the PC, Skyrim gets a facelift

Hot on the heels of the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC comes a free update for the game's HD Texture Pack, which brings its improved visuals to all of the game's downloadable content additions.

Gaming

Steam may offer an unexpected new home for the first three Halo games

Though Halo games have never before appeared on any platform not strictly controlled by franchise publisher Microsoft, that streak may soon come to an end with the addition of the first three Halo titles to Valve's ubiquitous digital distribution service…

Gaming

German consumer group lobbies for Steam to allow used game sales

The video game retail industry has relied on used game sales for its profits for decades, but the shift to digital distribution has quashed the resale market. 2012 court rulings in the EU, though, pushed some groups to try and get Valve to allow used game…

Gaming

Forget Sony and Microsoft, Apple is the real competition for Steam Box according to Gabe Newell

Valve Software head Gabe Newell doesn't worry about competing with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony with the upcoming Steam Box. Instead, he fears that Apple might enter the gaming business.

Computing

DayZ creator attacks undead clone The WarZ as lazy, unnecessary

Dean "Rocket" Hall created the hit zombie survival game DayZ in his spare time. Is it any surprise then that he's upset at Hammerpoint Interactive for swiping the same concept for its exceedingly similar title, The War Z?

Gaming

Hands-on with the Xi3 Piston and 7-Series – meet Valve’s console

We take a closer look at the Xi3 Piston development platform that could one day be sold as Valve's PC-based console.

CES

The next Xbox and other predictions for gaming in 2013

We take a moment to consider what's ahead for gaming software and hardware in 2013.

Gaming

Digital Blend: Borderlands 2 DLC, Infocom awesomeness, and Steam explodes over The War Z

Welcome to Digital Blend, your one-stop shop for coverage and recommendations of all things relating to mobile gaming, digital marketplaces, and indie titles (for the week ending December 23).

Gaming

Valve’s Steam for Linux finally enters public beta testing

Valve's Steam for Linux has entered public beta testing a month and a half after its first closed beta test. Will Valve's living room PC be Linux based?

Computing

Valve removes The War Z from Steam, offers refunds

After two days of enraged fans complaining about the current, arguably unfinished state of developer Hammerpoint Interactive's open-world zombie title The War Z, Valve Software has pulled the game from Steam and is now offering refunds to any who purchased the…

Gaming

Steam Community Marketplace enters beta testing

Valve Software has announced that it's player-driven Steam Community Marketplace has now entered public beta testing, allowing players to buy and sell in-game items and create their own virtual economy.

Gaming

Why Valve’s new living room PC is the new face of the console business

Valve's Gabe Newell finally confirms that his company is going to enter the console business, but console may be the wrong word for the long-rumored Steam Box. Valve is competing in the post-console business of living room PCs.

Computing

Valve to launch Steam-centric living room PC in 2013

Valve, the brains behind some of gaming's best titles and innovations, is looking to make inroads in gaming hardware.

Computing