Free upgrade for CS:GO
Valve has now officially launched Counter-Strike 2, calling it the largest technical leap in Counter-Strike’s history. Built on the Source 2 engine, CS 2 brings plenty of new features including improved visuals, better smoke grenades, and most importantly, a whole new sub-tick architecture.
One to have for those new gaming handhelds
Western Digital has unveiled its new WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD, an M.2 2230 form-factor SSD aimed at new handheld consoles like the Valve Steam deck, ASUS ROG Ally, and others.
Low price, same one-year warranty, and minor cosmetic blemishes
Valve has started to sell refurbished Steam Deck handheld consoles, "promising a reliable, high-quality gaming experience at a lower cost." These come with a few dings, but go through thorough testing and are backed by the same one-year warranty.
Down by up to 20 percent
Valve's handheld console, the Steam Deck, has been discounted by up to 20 percent during the Steam Summer Sale, with the most expensive model now priced at $519.20.
Valve closes that window
Valve has announced that it will be ending support for Steam on the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems as of January 1st, 2024.
Coming in summer 2023
After a couple of rumors earlier, Valve has now officially confirmed and announced Counter-Strike 2. Based on Source 2 Engine, Valve calls it the "largest technical leap forward in Counter-Strike’s history".
This puts the base version at $359.10
Valve has kicked off its Steam Spring 2023 sale, offering a lot of great games at discount, but the biggest surprise is the 10 percent discount for Steam Deck.
A little too close to that nice Mr Putin
Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation has asked Valve, Microsoft, and Sony to halt the sale of Atomic Heart in Ukraine and will urge "limiting" its distribution in other countries because of the "the potential use of money raised from game purchases to conduct a war against Ukraine."
With quite high hardware requirements
Valve's classic puzzle game, Portal, is finally getting the much-needed update, and the date is set for December 8th. Portal RTX is a free update for all those that own Portal on Steam, and it will be getting Ray Tracing, high-res textures, and DLSS 3 support.
Doing rather well
Valve’s Steam Deck is proving that the walled garden business model is rubbish and the idea of locking customers into a single ecosystem is flawed, according to Fast Company's Jared Newman.