Valve

After what seems like entirely too long a wait, the consumer VR headset business is finally in full swing. Last week we saw the launch of Oculus’s Rift, and now this week we have the second of the major VR headsets launching, the HTC Vive. A joint development project between the reclusive game developer Valve and mobile manufacturer HTC, the Vive offers a second take on what a first-generation consumer VR headset should look like and be capable of doing. Today is the official launch of the headset, as HTC begins delivering the headset to pre-order customers. Unfortunately the headset is in short supply, and if you didn’t pre-order one back at the end of February you’re going to be waiting a bit for a...

HTC Unveils the Vive Pre Dev Kit

Today HTC has taken the wraps off of the second generation version of the HTC Vive. As you probably know, the HTC Vive is a virtual reality head-mounted display...

11 by Brandon Chester on 1/5/2016

Valve and HTC Push Wide Release Of Vive VR Headset To 2016

Valve isn't a stranger to product delays or discrepancies between promised launches and when a product actually launches. This is often joking referred to as Valve Time, and it...

5 by Brandon Chester on 8/28/2015

Steam Machines, Steam Link, & Steam Controller Launching November 10th

For a couple of years now Valve has been developing and promoting the concept of what has become their Steam Universe. The Linux-based SteamOS running on top of console-sized...

57 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2015

Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015

It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC...

66 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Testing the HTC (Re) Vive with Steam VR: Better than Oculus…?

One of the big announcements to come out of Mobile World Congress this week is regarding HTC’s new VR headset, called the Vive or ‘Re’ Vive, depending on where...

25 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2015

HTC Announces VIVE, a Valve VR Headset, and Grip, a Fitness Band

In addition to the HTC One M9, HTC is also launching the VIVE, a VR headset. While it may seem a bit strange that HTC is doing this, it...

4 by Joshua Ho on 3/1/2015

Valve to Showcase SteamVR Hardware, Steam Machines, & More at GDC 2015

Typically we don’t do announcements of announcements. However in Valve’s case it’s not entirely clear if there’s actually going to be an announcement at GDC, so let's take a...

8 by Ryan Smith on 2/23/2015

Quick Note - Steam Machines Delayed Until 2015

The concept of a Steam Box has been interesting from the beginning. Harness the power of a PC, include the expandability and upgradability, but keep the system simple and...

34 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2014

Valve Publically Releases "ToGL" Direct3D-to-OpenGL Shim

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...

33 by Ryan Smith on 3/11/2014

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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