Though firmly rooted in the Microsoft technology camp for much of their history, in the past few years Valve has been expanding their reach to additional platforms and technologies. This started with porting their own games to OpenGL based OSes – first Mac OS X and later Linux – and of course more recently their efforts in rolling their own Linux distro with SteamOS. Throughout all of these processes Valve has been relatively open about what they’re doing and how they’re doing it, and this week they’re getting a bit more open on the API side. Posted this week to GitHub, Valve has released the source code behind their “ToGL” shim to the public. ToGL is the translation layer Valve uses to bring OpenGL support...

Valve Video Demo of Steam Controller

Some of you may be tired of the SteamOS/Steam Machine/Steam Controller news posts, but Valve’s foray into the living room is set to potentially change the way many people...

23 by Jarred Walton on 10/12/2013

Radeon GPUs Confirmed for Retail Steam Machines

Last week Valve posted the specs for their prototype Steam Machines, and we noted at the time that all of the prototypes were using Intel CPUs with NVIDIA GPUs...

55 by Jarred Walton on 10/11/2013

Valve Releases Specs for Prototype Steam Machine

Last week we analyzed Valve’s announcement of their forthcoming SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller. There are still a lot of unknowns, but today Valve released the details for...

99 by Jarred Walton on 10/4/2013

Analyzing Valve’s SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller Announcements

In 2012, Valve released an update to their Steam platform called Big Picture, which essentially consisted of a new user interface tailored towards the needs of the living room...

77 by Jarred Walton on 9/28/2013

Steam Hacked, Valve Investigating Possible Credit Card Theft

Valve head Gabe Newell sent out a message today explaining that the breach of Steam's forums this past Sunday goes beyond the message boards and potentially includes Steam account...

34 by Craig Getting on 11/10/2011

Dota 2 Requires More Beta Testers

With the Dota 2 coming in the near (yet unannounced) future, Valve’s decided to expand the current beta. Last night, Valve sent emails to many who’d expressed interest, asking...

12 by Craig Getting on 11/2/2011

Portal 2 Free “Peer Review” DLC Now Available

In case you haven’t been solving testing chambers incessantly since April, Valve’s offering a free reason to dust off your copy of Portal 2. A new DLC pack, titled...

5 by Craig Getting on 10/4/2011

Portal Now Free Until Sept. 20

If you’ve yet to try Valve’s mind-bending first-person puzzler Portal, you now have no excuse. The original Portal is currently free on Steam until September 20th. Valve was inspired by...

10 by Craig Getting on 9/17/2011

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