Steam won't work on Windows 7/8/8.1 as of 2024
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.
Counter-Strike 2 officially announced
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".
Steam Deck gets 10 percent discount during Steam Spring sale
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.
Ukraine asks Valve, Microsoft and Sony to pull Atomic Heart game
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."
Portal RTX gets December 8th launch date
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.
Steam Deck proves walled gardens are rubbish
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.
Valve Steam Deck pre-orders to start shipping by the end of February
First come first served
Valve has now confirmed that the first pre-orders of the Steam Deck handheld console should ship to customers by the end of February 2022.
Valve says sorry for Steam Deck delays
Leaves on the line
Valve has delayed the release of its Steam Deck handheld by several months, it announced in a statement today. The anticipated handheld will now start rolling out in February 2022, pushed back from an initial December release.
Valve does a Steam Deck teardown
A video on how to upgrade the internal M.2 drive
In case you are wondering about the insides of the Steam Deck, or you managed to order the 64GB version of the Steam Deck and plan to upgrade the internal SSD, you'll be glad to know that Valve has done a complete teardown with a tutorial on how to upgrade that drive.
AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements
Enhance Steam Play
AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux.