Valve Removes Games From Publisher That Manipulated Reviews

Earlier this week, an email surfaced over on Reddit by Insel Games’ CEO that purported to show him telling employees to purchase Wild Buster, a game the studio worked on, and leave positive reviews for it on Steam. The email goes on to state that the first few days on Steam are the most important, and that employees should leave positive... Read More | Share it now!

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Bridge Constructor Portal is Coming this Month

Well, it seems they got my Optimus Prime meets GLaDOS fanfic. It’s hard to believe that Portal‘s been around for 10 years. And the sequel was 7 years ago. And that there will never be a Half-Life 3. But don’t be sad, get GLaD. Because Bridge Constructor Portal is coming out this month. The game is thanks to a partnership between... Read More | Share it now!

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The Female Team Fortress 2 Concepts that Never Made it to Development

Scout’s Mother is not one of them. A lot of design work never actually makes it all the way through the process. There are, for example, plenty of things designed for the original Star Wars Trilogy that never made it to the end product. Why should Team Fortress 2 be any different? In this case, though, it’s not hats. Ex-Valve designer... Read More | Share it now!

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DOTA 2 is Getting Negative Reviews on Steam Because of Half-Life 3

Specifically, because Half-Life 3 is basically never gonna happen now. DOTA 2 is getting review bombed right now. The reason? Half-Life 3. Allow me to explain. Last week, , Marc Laidlaw, former writer for Valve and head writer on Half-Life, posted the plot of Half-Life 3 as he would’ve written it. Well, with the serial numbers filed off,... Read More | Share it now!

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Valve Will No Longer Automatically Fulfill Key Requests for Devs

No, you won’t be able to get 500,000 keys for your game T&A Adventures: An RPG Maker ASSet Flip. Valve has probably one of the more lenient services for indie devs in Steamworks. All a dev has to do to get codes for friends or professionals is head to their Steamworks page and generate those codes, which they can do at will. Which is, in... Read More | Share it now!

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Valve announces Artifact, a new game that isn’t Half-Life 3

Artifact, is the latest game from Valeve and is a card game based on their DOTA world. Look, I like a nice card game as much as the next person, but it sure does feel like every single developer is jumping on this cash-cow. Valve hasn’t made a game in years, so getting them to create something to make extra money is a big deal, especially when... Read More | Share it now!

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Half-Life Gets Update; NOT Half-Life 3 Related

Gabe Newell can’t count to numbers that aren’t printed on your money. Half-Life recently got an update. Nothing too major; just some bug fixes and the like. Which is impressive for a nearly 20 year old game; Most of the time, games that old only see such action from modders. And it’s mostly due to the fact that Valve wants Half-Life... Read More | Share it now!

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Major Update for Team Fortress 2 Incoming

And it’s not going to be nigh exclusively for the Soldier If you play Team Fortress, you’ve probably landed in the update groove. Namely, they announce changes after they drop a patch, and the player-base begins whining. Really, that’s like, every online game if I’m being honest. But this time, for Team Fortress 2, it’s... Read More | Share it now!

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Valve’s Fee for Steam Direct; Curator Changes

Some time back, Valve announce that Steam Greenlight was to be replaced with a far more… direct means of bringing games to Steam. Among other things, the fee for this proposed service would be flat and upfront for all developers. The point, of course, being to avoid some of the more underhanded tactics used by less scrupulous developers to get... Read More | Share it now!

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