Valve released the first public beta of the smash hit online shooter, Left 4 Dead 2, for Linux. The game had been the posterboy of Valve's efforts to port its Steam platform to the operating system, being some of the earliest games to be successfully ported.
Razer announced today at its own Facebook page that the company begins shipping its gaming tablet to customers who pre-ordered the unit last month. The Razer Edge and Edge Pro gaming tablets will come with pre-installed Steam software to launch their games earlier.
A select few early adopters of Oculus Rift, the most popularized virtual reality headset in recent times, will soon be able to blast their way through Team Fortress 2 in VR glory, as developer Valve announced support through an upcoming update for the game.
Xi3 rang up the press late evening with a statement that attempts to put to rest intense speculation that the company's Piston Modular PC is "SteamBox," Valve's game console in the works. Xi3 clarified its ties with Valve, and made an interesting disagreement.
Valve finished porting its smash-hit multiplayer first-person shooter, Team Fortress 2 to Linux. The game is available on Steam for Linux, and because it's free to play, you don't need to purchase it. All your in-game purchases and advancement are carried over.
In what is probably the biggest development in PC gaming this decade, Valve software officially launched its Steam content distribution platform on Linux, particularly targeting Ubuntu, a popular personal desktop distro. If it clicks, Windows is in some big trouble.
Gabe Newell made a statement laying to rest speculation that the recent lay-offs in Valve's teething hardware division is a sign that it dropped development of the fabled Steambox. Newell stated that not a single project in progress is affected by the changes.
Electronic Arts, a worldwide developer and distributor of video games, has officially launched its game service for Mac. Just a few weeks ago, Origin for Mac was still in alpha stage. With about 40 million users, Origin for Mac will offer the same experience as for PC.
For all those waiting patiently for the release of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn DLC, your wait is finally over as Bethesda Softworks has released the add-on content today. The DLC is available on Steam for $19.99 USD and in various languages.
The German version of the Better Business Bureau, Verbraucherzentrle Bundesverband (VZBV), has file a legal complaint to the district courts against Valve pertaining to the inability of users to resell their games on the Steam digital distribution platform.