Valve Lays out 2019 Plans for Steam

Valve is starting the new years by looking back at Steam’s achievements in 2018 and sharing their goals for 2019 in a new blog post. Last year, Steam delivered 15.39 exabytes or 15 billion gigabytes of data to customers through their private network. Valve has expanded their network capacity by 50% and plans on continuing to grow their network at the same pace. Additionally, new SQL database...

Steam’s 2018 Summer Sale Kicks off with a New Mini-Game

Get your wallets ready for some pain! Valve kicked off the massive Steam Summer Sale today. This year, the Steam Summer Sale runs from June 21st to July 5th. This year is bringing a brand new community-driven mini-game. Saliens: Fight the Duldrumz is a beach defender type game. The community will need to work together to take back five planets from the Duldrumz. Each planet has an 8 by 12 grid. Pl...

Acram Digital Booted from Steam over Fake Reviews

Digital board game publisher Acram Digital was dished a massive setback after Valve cuts ties with Acram Digital. As a result, all games and DLC published by Acram Digital has been removed from the Steam store. Those who currently own the removed PC games or DLC on Steam will not lose access to their games; however, any item related to those games that could previously be sold for Steam Wallet fun...

Steam Lunar Sale Starts Today

According to steam.db Twitter, the next Steam sale is Lunar New Year Sale and it will run from later today until February 19th. During Lunar New Year, it is customary for parents and older people to give money to children and young people in red envelopes for a blessing. This is a smart business plan by Valve since both China and Japan follow this tradition. In other words, Valve is going to make ...

Valve to Appeal to High Court of Australia over Three Million Dollar Fine

Jonny Roses, a lawyer with the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association in Australia is reporting that Valve is continuing to battle it out with the Australian government. Originally, Valve was fined $3 million after the Federal Court found Valve in violation of Australian Consumer Law by not offering refunds, the appropriate warranties under Australian law, and warranties for purchased t...

Steam Tops Over 18 Million Users Online at Once for the First Time

The Switch isn’t the only platform breaking gaming records. SteamDB is reporting Steam has set a new internal record for players online at over 18.5 million players. At the same time, over seven millions gamers were playing at the same time. PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds alone contributed over three million players in this period. Steam reaches 18 million concurrent users for the first...

Valve Disables Steam Community in China

Chinese gamers are waking up to find that the Steam Community has been disabled in China. All Steam Community features including wish lists and Steam Trading Cards are affected. Capsule Computers have reached out to contacts in China to find out more details who report that Valve themselves blocked Steam Community, not the Chinese government. The Steam Community is home to several groups supportin...

Australian Federal Court Upholds Ruling Against Valve

Valve has been delivered some coal in its Christmas stocking by the Australian courts. The US based company’s appeal has been thrown out be the Australian Federal Court. The original ruling of the Australian Federal Court that hit Valve with a three million dollar penalty after it was ruled the company violated the Australian Consumer Law by misleading Australian customers by not offering re...

The Steam Awards 2017 Nominees Announced

The Steam Awards, Valve’s new yearly tradition is a lot more laid back than the Game Awards, but none the less just as fun. Nominated by Steam users in the months leading up to the Steam Winter Sale, PC gamers vote on games each day to net themselves a Steam Trading Card. This year’s nominees are as follows: Choices Matter The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Dishonored 2 Divinity: Original Sin ...

Steam Winter Sale Starts Tomorrow

Time to crack open that piggy bank once again! It’s only been a month since we had a major sale on Steam but holidays are almost here and you know what that means. Spend all that hard earned money on too many games you might play once, in a distant future. Thanks to the leaks we knew the dates for both sales for quite some time and the Winter one is due for tomorrow. The Autumn sale had a ne...

Valve Launches Curator Connect Tool for Steamworks Devs

  Earlier this year, Valve announced some adjustments to their Curator system and hinted at a better way to deal with (sometimes fraudulent) key requests and review copies. Today the Curator Connect feature is live and in open beta available to Steamworks developers. Here are the most interesting bits from Curator Connect FAQ: Q. How many copies can I send? A. You can send up to 5 copies of y...

Steam Ending Bitcoin Support Effective Immedietely

Valve is the latest retailer to end Bitcoin support. As of today, PC digital retailer Steam will no longer accept Bitcoin as valid currency for purchases. Valve cited the highly volatile value of Bitcoin and the ballooning processing fees as the reasons behind their decision. Bitcoin’s value has skyrocketed from $2000 USD (approximately $2660 AUD) in January 2017 to over $15,000 USD (approxi...

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