In the valley of Gaben
Valve has acquired acclaimed indie developer Campo Santo, the team behind vibrant walking simulator Firewatch and the upcoming In the Valley of Gods. While the studio will relocate to Bellevue, it’ll continue to operate autonomously, meaning that it will still be making its own games on its own terms. Presumably it’ll just...
We're GLaDOS to hear it
Valve used to be one of gaming’s most acclaimed developers, shipping series like Half-Life and Portal on PlayStation. However, over the past decade it’s increasingly turned its attention to PC-based digital storefront Steam and its roster of competitive multiplayer titles like DOTA 2. But speaking at a press event...
How the unlikely mashup came to be
We reviewed Bridge Constructor Portal recently, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Awarding it a decent 7/10, we praised the way Portal's elements were interwoven into the Bridge Constructor framework, and as big fans of Valve's stellar first person puzzler, it was great to go back to Aperture Science and absorb that...
Turn the Valve
The DualShock 4 has become a popular controller option for PC players, and so Valve is adding native compatibility for the PlayStation 4 peripheral on its Steam platform. "Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 controller through the Steam API, it's exactly the same as a Steam controller," Jeff Bellinghausen said during a panel at...
But not in the way you may hope
Those heading to Cologne for Gamescom 2016 this week are in for a treat: Half-Life 3 is on display. Well, it is – but not in the way that you'd think. A group of smirking Germans have paid for the embedded banner to hang outside the Kolnmesse Convention Centre, with the translation of the full text reading:...
This story's not really PlayStation related, but it's relevant to the virtual reality discussion, so we're just putting it out there: HTC's Vive will retail for a cool $799.99 when it starts shipping in April 2016. Assuming that you've got enough kidneys to sell, pre-orders will begin at 10:00AM ET on 29th February. This obviously makes the...
If you couldn’t fathom why Portal 2 popped up in a montage during Sony’s press conference last night, Valve has finally provided an explanation: Portal 2 In Motion, a new DLC pack for Portal 2 on PS3, is set to launch later this year The content, currently playable on the E3 show-floor, adds the levels originally available for the...
The next instalment in the massively popular Counter-Strike series will attack PlayStation Network on 21st August, Valve has announced. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature new weapons, characters and maps, alongside a handful of classic Counter-Strike favourites. It’ll support PlayStation Move and mouse/keyboard controls...
Portal 2 takes home Game of the Year
Valve’s first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home the coveted Game of the Year gong at last night’s glitzy BAFTA awards ceremony in London. The brilliant brain bender was the biggest winner on the night, scooping up an additional two awards for best Design and Story. Despite being nominated in five categories,...
Valve has pulled cross-platform compatibility from its downloadable Counter Strike reboot, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. The developer originally intended to allow players to compete across PC, Mac and PlayStation 3, but the company has since decided to strip away the feature in favour of more frequent updates on the PC and Mac...
Valve's Chet Faliszek has confirmed that it's cross-platform PlayStation Network first-person shooter, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, will skip on its planned October beta
With the month being pretty much over at the time of writing, we can't say that we're surprised. Chet revealed the news in an interview with ESEA, citing feedback from...
If you've overcome each and every puzzle Portal 2 has to offer -- including the recent Peer Review DLC pack -- then you might be wishing for more
Valve's concocted the natural solution to your content hunger, by announcing a map editor is in development for the popular first-person puzzle title. The map editor will allow players to easily create their own single-player and co-operative test..
The Golden Joysticks award winners are out, with PlayStation 3 titles such as Mortal Kombat, Gran Turismo 5 and Fallout: New Vegas all scooping up awards
But it was Portal 2 that came out on top, winning the ceremony's Ultimate Game Of The Year award. Yesterday, Sonic The Hedgehog was confirmed as the Golden Joystick's first ever Outstanding Contribution winner. You can check out all the winners..
Portal 2's heavily anticipated debut DLC pack -- 'Peer Review' -- will bend minds from October 4th, Valve has announced
The DLC will be available for free and continues the tale of P-Body and Atlas as you attempt to make your way through a new set of co-operative levels — and come into contact with the devious GLaDOS once again. The DLC also boasts a new single-player and co-operative challenge..
Up your arsenal
Valve is definitely putting the effort into bringing its well-regarded FPS franchise up-to-date with upcoming PSN title, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. We’ve already reported that the game is coming with PlayStation Move support, mouse and keyboard options and cross-platform play, but now we’ve found about one of its actual...
Respected series takes aim
Counter-Strike is one of the most well-loved shooters on PC, but hasn't reached quite the same level of success on consoles, perhaps due to the controls not working quite as nicely on a traditional controller. That's about to change though, as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for PS3 will support PlayStation Move. The next...
If you like the option of using various different controller schemes, then you're going to spend today singing Valve's praises
The company has announced that the PlayStation Network version of Counter Strike: Global Offensive will not only support the DualShock 3 controller and PlayStation Move, but also mouse and keyboard too. Oh Valve, you lovable...
Given Gabe Newell's recent comments about Sony's acceptance of third-party applications on the PlayStation Network, it's unsurprising to hear the Valve gaffer reveal in an interview with PCGames
de</a> that the developer is looking to implement cross-platform play in the upcoming PSN release of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. "That's...
Valve's gaffer Gabe Newell believes that Sony should be commended for allowing third-parties to integrate services through the PlayStation Network
Chatting with Develop, Newell said that allowing Valve to integrate Steam into the PlayStation Network will eventually benefit Sony in the long-term. Theyve done the scary thing and I think its up...
The free batch of Portal 2 DLC announced earlier in the year is due to release next month according to Valve boss Gabe Newell
In an interview with Kotaku, Newell told the website that the DLC would be available "mid September", though wouldn't offer an exact date. As previously detailed, the DLC pack is set to include new test chambers, leaderboards, a challenge mode and more.
Following a slew of rumours this morning, Valve has just come out and announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the PlayStation Network
The downloadable shooter — derived from the seminal PC title — is due out on PS3 early next year. Global Offensive will boast new maps, characters and weapons, with updated versions of classic...
Remember last year? Valve said that it wasn't showing anything at E3, only for gaffer Gabe Newell to show up at Sony's press conference and announce Portal 2 for PlayStation 3
With Portal 2 come and gone, Valve has said it is definitely not showing anything at this year's E3. We really wouldn't be surprised if the developer had a change of heart and ended up showing something. Perhaps something..
Good news for Valve: the developer has confirmed that Portal 2's launch is the "fastest-selling" since Half Life 2
To reward everyone for eagerly rushing out to purchase copies of the game, Valve has outlined what it's creatively entitling "Portal 2 DLC #1". We heard the first details about the content expansion a few days ago, when Valve employee Doug Lombardi confirmed new content would..
If you've already beaten Portal 2's single-player and co-operative campaigns, then you might be wondering when you might be able to get an additional fix of portal-powered puzzling
Speaking with the Fast Company, Valve's marketing gaffer Doug Lombardi has confirmed that more content is on the way, possibly as soon as this summer. "We will be announcing some DLC for it, so folks can keep a look..
Last week was big for new releases, with Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4 (or Special Forces depending on your region) and Operation Flashpoint: Red River all launching ahead of the Easter weekend
As suspected, Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat had the strongest showing, both finishing up first and second respectively. That's a well deserved result for both titles, as they're both excellent. If you..
Portal 2 on the PlayStation 3 is arguably the best console version of the game
The original Portal on PS3 is not. At the time, Valve gaffer Gabe Newell hated the PlayStation 3. Now he loves it. Business, etc. With Portal 2 now readily available worldwide, the developer has confirmed that the original game was a bigger success than many first assumed. It's actually sold nearly four million copies..
We've all known since last E3 that Portal 2 would be getting Steam features on the PlayStation 3
But even though we're mere weeks away from the game's launch, we've still yet to get any concrete details on how it all works. That's changed today, as the mega-developer has given some more specific details on Portal 2's Steam integration. The PS3 version of the game will feature a Steam overlay,..
There was a time not too long ago when we were all bouncing in anticipation at the thought of playing Portal 2 with a PlayStation Move controller
Unfortunately translation errors meant we all got the wrong end of the stick, and that Portal 2 does not actually support Sony's motion controller. But why not? Eurogamer went to Valves Chet Faliszek to find out. On the PC version we have the Hydra..
For real this time
The German PlayStation blog announced Portal 2 has Move support, then quick as a flash Valve said that Portal 2 doesn't have Move support. Now the company's spoken about the mix-up and revealed why the controller won't feature in its upcoming puzzle adventure. Valve writer Chet Faliszek spoke to Eurogamer
Yesterday we reported comments made by Valve's Chet Faliszek, in which he confirmed that the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 would support the PlayStation Move motion controller
Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi has since issued a statement clarifying that "this quote was 'lost in translation' - Portal 2 does not include support for Sony's motion controller." The source of Chet's original..
Yesterday we reported that Portal 2 will feature PlayStation Move support, owing to a German interview translated by Eurogamer. Now developer Valve has stepped in to say "remember when someone said PlayStation Move support was coming to Portal 2, and you were like, 'No way!' and then I was all, 'well actually it's not.' That...
Updated: Might be a lie
Update: As new details have come to light, read our updated post Apparently Portal 2 Does not Have Full Move Support. Original post follows. Upcoming first-person teleportation puzzler Portal 2 will receive complete PlayStation Move support, according to Eurogamer. Valve's Chet Faliszek described the feature as an apology for...
After playing Killzone 3 with Sony's motion controller, we're itching to experience more first-person games with the PlayStation Move
No better game fits the bill than Valve's puzzle-shooter, Portal 2. Thankfully the publisher is ahead of the curve. Writing on the German PlayStation Blog, Valve's Chet Faliszek confirmed support for the Move, stating the controller is a new experience for the..
While Portal 2's mod-tools will only be available on the PC, Valve's Chet Faliszek has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 will receive the fruits of those tools
Faliszek noted that "the content that comes out is agnostic, and so we will be seeing that on all platforms". That said, the content delivery method will vary depending on console: "Depending on the platform you're on, I should..
When Gabe Newell showed up at Sony's E3 press conference last year and stated that the PS3 version of Portal 2 would be the "definitive version," we assumed it meant we'd get an extra couple of levels and cloud storage
And we would have been happy with that. But what Valve's actually announced for the PS3 version of Portal 2 goes above and beyond...
Valve's big boss-man Gabe Newell has revealed that fans should expect three "big announcements" from his company this year
I can guarantee you people are going to be surprised at stuff we do. That isnt going to stop any time soon, Newell told PC Gamer. Im just laughing because people will be shocked again. We have three pretty big surprises in the next 12 months at least. It's kind..
We got wind of some kind of Telltale crossover game this morning
It was hot on the lips of the Twittosphere. We thought little more of it. Then we saw this week's episode of GameTrailers TV; and a subsequently a two-second teaser for something new from Telltale - a crossover. Teased are Penny Arcade's Tycho, Sam & Max, Strongbad and Team...
Now Valve's developing for the PlayStation 3, it's worth considering whether they'll bring some of their back-catalogue over to the PlayStation 3
While Gabe Newell was out gobbing about Sony's hardware, Valve released some pretty big games on the PC and XBOX 360; Left 4 Dead and its sequel being the biggest. So will we ever see it on the PS3? Who knows what the future will bring, Valve's PR..
The SteamWorks enabled version of Portal 2 on PlayStation 3 was a shock announcement at Sony's E3 conference this week
Gabe Newell described the PS3 version as "the best available on consoles" and it's slowly starting to sound like that's truly going to be the case. Valves Eric Johnson has declared that cross-platform compatibility is strongly being considered for the PC, MAC and, yes,..
If you missed last night's Sony press conference, you missed history
You've probably already heard that Mr. Gabe Newell of Valve - a.k.a. PlayStation's biggest troll - debuted Portal 2 there, after a rousing apology to PlayStation fans. Before showing off Portal 2, Newell declared that because of the open-nature of the PlayStation platform, SteamWorks would make the PS3 SKU of the game the best..
If you're big enough to apologise for the things you've said about the PlayStation 3, Gabe Newell, we're big enough to apologise to you
We're sorry. In what turned out to be one of the biggest megatons of E3 so far, Gabe Newell announced that Portal 2 is coming to PlayStation 3 and will be enhanced by SteamWorks, making it the "best version of the game available on consoles." Get this —..
Valve have long whined about Sony's Playstation 3
We have the articles to prove it. But one magazine cover, PSM3, reckons their latest release Portal 2 is set to finally make the jump. The cover of the magazine hints at the release of Portal 2, alongside the announcement of F.E.A.R. 3. Valve announced the game as a PC and XBOX 360 title a few weeks back. Don't hold your breath over this.
We've been very vocal about Valve and their refusal to develop on Playstation 3
But thing have changed since Valve last shot their mouth off. Sony essentially re-marketed the Playstation 3 in the backend of last year, and the console has since emerged as a worthy contender in the console war, rather than a straddler. That's not totally changed Valves mind about the system, but it seems, in the..
Look Valve, we get it
You're bad programmers who can't be bothered to learn a more complicated platform. You make the majority of your cash from Microsoft backhanders, so they can tout the "exclusivity" of your games which aren't even exclusive in the first place. Guys, we know about it, we've heard you tell us. What we really don't take to kindly too, is the treatment of any video games..
Gearbox's Randy Pitchfod thinks Valve are "foolish" to not support Playstation 3 development
I noticed something on the net not too long ago. Doug Lombardi had to take a swipe at the PS3 again, and I thought it was foolish, Pitchford told OPM. I read it the same way I read fanboys. Like theres a guy who bought the Sony platform and hes a Sony guy, so he decides hes going to spend a..
As one of the world's most renowned development houses we find it pretty shocking to hear Valve consistently talk about the Playstation 3 like it's a challenge to their mighty development skills
Perhaps the system isn't indeed worth their time, but there is money to made on Playstation 3 (we'd buy Left 4 Dead) and we find it surprising they don't hire a team to, at the very least, give development..
We've been a bit harsh on Valve in the past
We know they're a small company who make their bread and butter building PC games. And as such we know those games can be ported to the XBOX 360 with ease. It does irritate us when great games don't get released on a system with an audience waiting to buy them though. Still, it seems Valve aren't quite as down on Playstation 3 development than we'd..
Before you go crazy over this, we're pretty sure this is going to turn out as being a database error and nothing to really get too excited about
Still, it's exciting enough to warrant mention. Valve's Left 4 Dead 2 - an XBOX 360/PC "exclusive" - has been tagged for release on the Playstation 3 via an EA webpage. The EA game has since had the Playstation 3 association removed but there is..