Western Digital unveils new WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD
Published in PC Hardware

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.

Valve now sells refurbished Steam Deck devices
Published in Gaming

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.

Steam Summer Sale brings discounts for Steam Deck as well
Published in Gaming

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.

Steam won't work on Windows 7/8/8.1 as of 2024
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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
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 22:03

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
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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
Published in News

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
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 12:50

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
Published in Gaming

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
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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.