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U.S. activists tamper with Canadian oil pipeline

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Four Necessity Valve Turners says its members cut through a fence on Monday, February 4, to enter an Enbridge Energy facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Valve adds constraints to games that exploit Steam’s achievement system

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Steam games that have yet to be considered trusted can only feature 100 achievements

STEAM. Steam is cracking down on fake games in its marketplace by limiting those games' effects on the company's algorithms. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

Valve to end Steam support for Windows XP, Vista in 2019

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Steam will continue to run and launch games on these operating systems for the remainder of 2018 with limited functionality

Facebook bug hits 14M users, and 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 09, 2018 - 2:53 PM

From a Facebook bug setting private posts to public, to a data breach at a DNA testing service, MyHeritage, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Valve to ‘allow everything’ on Steam, as long as it’s not illegal

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Instead of it being the curator of content, it will simply open up Steam to all those who wish to sell their games. It will also augment its filtering features to make it easier for people to find games they want to buy

Valve patches 10-year-old exploitable bug in Steam

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The bug reportedly makes Steam users’ computers vulnerable to being remotely taken control of by hackers

School shooter video game draws criticism, gets taken down

May 30, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The game, 'Active Shooter,' is taken down from the Steam platform, with the developer and publisher also axed from the service

ACTIVE SHOOTER, THE GAME. A screenshot of Active Shooter taken from a petition shows a shooter hitting a civilian in the face with a gun. Screenshot from

Apple working with Valve to make Steam Link compliant

May 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Apple isn't closing the door on the app, with the company's senior vice president Phil Schiller saying they want to ensure it will comply with App Store guidelines

Playing Steam games on your phone? It's coming soon!

May 10, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Valve will let gamers play Steam games on Android and iOS in the future

STEAM LINK. Steam is building a way for PC gamers to enjoy their games on mobile devices. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

Valve rescinds PH 'Dota 2' tournament's Major designation

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The decision is 'based on what we feel are unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players, as a condition to enter the country,' says Valve

GALAXY BATTLES 2. Valve revokes this tournament's Major status. Image from Galaxy Battles Facebook page.

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam

Here's how we think the Kiev Major Main Event will play out

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:46 PM

OG might have the best chance of taking home the 1 million grand prize

Tencent's WeGame platform aims to take on Valve's Steam

Apr 18, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Tencent s WeGame will start its operations supporting some 200 million users in China alone compared to Steam s 125 million users worldwide

WEGAME. Tencent's upcoming WeGame platform may overtake steam based on Chinese users alone. Slide from Daniel Ahmad's Twitter page @ZhugeEX

PH team TNC heading to DOTA 2's The International

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:25 PM

TNC joins invited teams OG Team Liquid MVP Phoenix Newbee LGD Gaming and Natus Vincere as well as qualifying teams Evil Geniuses and Team Secret in the tournament

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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The Manila Major: What it is, where to watch

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The long wait is finally over – The Manila Major 2016 is here

New possibility: Watching DOTA 2 games in virtual reality

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:25 PM

A teaser video on Valve s Steam VR webpage shows off an exciting possibility: augmented spectator viewing of video games

SPECTATOR MODE. Steam VR shows off a potential new feature: an augmented spectator mode for watching DOTA 2 matches. Screen shot from video.

Dota 2 Majors tournament to be held in PH

Jan 12, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Dota 2 Manila Major is set for June

THE MAJOR CITIES. Images of the selected cities for the Dota 2 Majors. Image from Dota 2 website.

This video game pits you against Philippine monsters

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:15 PM

“Nightfall’ is a locally developed game available worldwide and can serve as tool to introduce elements of Philippine culture to a global audience

Valve launches DOTA 2 Reborn beta

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:40 PM

DOTA 2 Reborn reveals a new interface a new engine and the ability to play and create custom games

DOTA 2 REBORN. Image from

Blast highlights Serendra flaws

Jun 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

As the probe on the cause of the Two Serendra blast continues residents raise concerns about gas detectors and lack of safety procedures during emergencies

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Valve, Xi3 at odds over Piston console

Mar 13, 2013 - 7:58 PM

Valve and Xi3 appear to be at odds over the Piston what it represents and their ties

PISTON PROBLEMS. Xi3 and Valve currently at odds over ties. Photo from Xi3 website.

Valve launches Steam for Linux game client

Feb 15, 2013 - 11:35 PM

Steam for Linux is now available for download on the Ubuntu Software Center

STEAM FOR LINUX. Users can download a Linux-friendly version of the Steam game management platform through the Ubuntu Software Center. Screen Shot from Steam.

Valve and Xi3 working on Steam's 'Piston' gaming machine

Jan 08, 2013 - 2:03 PM

The Steam Box is real and its codename is the Piston

FUTURE PISTONS. Xi3's computers are small in comparison to other types of computers, making the Piston an intriguing concept. Photo from