Rumour Half-Life: Alyx Allegedly Locked for PSVR2
Negotiations apparently ongoing for a while
If there’s any game Sony needs to get over the line for PSVR2, it’s Half-Life: Alyx. The critically acclaimed first-person shooter is comfortably regarded as one of the best virtual reality experiences available today, and with the Japanese giant looking to offer more substantial, full-length...
News Portal Co-Writer 'Would Love to' Make Portal 3
Your move, Gabe
Anyone who has played Portal and Portal 2 will know how special those games are, and will almost unanimously be in favour of a third entry in the first-person puzzle series. Of course, Valve being Valve, it feels rather unlikely that we'll see a new adventure within the confines of Aperture Science anytime soon, but that's not to say...
News Steam Deck Is Running PS4 Games Like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn Remarkably Well
Next-gen PS Vita
Always dreamed of a next-gen PS Vita handheld? Well, it’s beginning to sound like Valve’s super-powered portable PC, the Steam Deck, may actually be that. With Sony’s recent strategy of porting tentpole PlayStation 4 titles to storefronts like Steam, games like Horizon Zero Dawn and God of War are proving interesting...
News PSVR2 Fans Are Desperate for Half-Life: Alyx to Come to PS5
Still nothing concrete, though
Sony will have a strong software slate in the pipeline for PSVR2, and it starts with Horizon Call of the Mountain. However, the game on everyone’s lips right now is Half-Life: Alyx. Valve’s acclaimed first-person shooter is widely regarded as the greatest virtual reality game released to date, and pretty much...
News Valve Boss Gabe Newell Hints PS5, PS4 Projects Could Be Announced This Year
Console plans in the pipeline, apparently
Valve could have projects in the works for PlayStation 5 and PS4, with Gabe Newell hinting that we’ll get a “better idea of [what it has planned] by the end of the year”. Bizarrely, the veteran executive made the statement during a high school assembly, where he was asked by a student: “Will Steam be...
Soapbox Sony Needs to Bang Down Valve's Door to Get Half-Life: Alyx on PS5's PSVR
Sony surprised us all this week by revealing its next-gen PlayStation VR controllers. It mentioned in the PlayStation Blog post that they’re being sent out to development partners imminently, which is perhaps why it decided to unveil them – there’s always a chance they’ll leak once they arrive in studios, right? To be fai
News Is Half-Life: Alyx Coming to PSVR? Here's What Valve Had to Say
Straight from the horse's mouth
Half-Life: Alyx generated a lot of interest when it was announced at the end of 2019. It's a brand new, fully-fledged entry in Valve's seminal first person shooter series, but as you can see in the recently released gameplay clips, it's played entirely in virtual reality. In terms of compatibility, the company has...
Soapbox Why Half-Life: Alyx Is a Big Moment for PSVR
I want to be Freeman
It’s been fizzling, hasn’t it? For just over two years, Sony did an incredible job keeping PlayStation VR supplied with top-notch software, but the stream has definitely slowed. While there have been headline titles in holidays past, the Japanese giant is relying on legacy releases like Beat Saber and PSVR Worlds to flog its...
Guide Will Half-Life: Alyx Ever Come to PSVR and PS4?
Will you be able to play Valve's new game on PlayStation VR?
Hell has frozen over, the world has stopped spinning, and Valve has announced a new Half-Life game. Out of nowhere, the company behind Steam and a bunch of influential titles has revealed Half-Life: Alyx, a virtual reality sequel to its seminal first-person shooter series. As Valve has a...
News Valve Acquires Firewatch Developer Campo Santo
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...
News Valve Promises to Start Shipping Games Again
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...
Interview How Did Bridge Constructor Portal End Up with One of Valve's Biggest Properties?
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...
News PS4 Controller Scoring Full Native Steam Support
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...
Weirdness Half-Life 3 Is on Display at Gamescom 2016
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:...
News So, That Other VR Headset Will Cost You $800
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...
News Portal 2 Adds PlayStation Move Support Later This Year
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...
News Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Deploys on 21st August
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...
News LittleBigPlanet 2 Scoops Up Two BAFTA Awards
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,...
News Valve Yanks Cross Play from Counter Strike
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...
News Counter Strike: Global Offensive Skips On Planned October Beta
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...
News Map Editor In Development For Portal 2
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...
News Portal 2 Named Ultimate Game Of The Year At Golden Joysticks
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...
News Portal 2 Runs A 'Peer Review' From October 4th
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...
News Gun Game Mode is Coming to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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...
News Valve Staging a Counter-Strike for PlayStation Move
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...
News Valve Goes Controller Compatibility Crazy With Counter Strike: Global Offensive
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...
News Valve Aiming For Cross-Platform Play In PS3 Version Of Counter Strike: Global Offensive
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...
News Gabe Newell's A Big Fan Of The Flexible Nature Of PlayStation Network
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...
News Free Portal 2 DLC To Release Next Month
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,...
News Woah: Valve Announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive For PlayStation Network
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...
News Valve Claims It's Not Showing Anything At E3 This Year
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...
News First Portal 2 DLC Will Be Free When It Releases This Summer
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...
News Portal 2 DLC Coming In Time For The Summer
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...
News UK Sales Charts: Portal 2 Takes Top-Spot, Mortal Kombat Settles For Second
Last week was big for new releases
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...
News Portal Has Sold Lots Of Copies, Probably Not Many On PS3
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...
News Valve Details Steam Features For Portal 2 On PlayStation 3
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...
News Valve Explains The Lack Of PlayStation Move Support In Portal 2
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...
News Valve Explains Why You Can't Use Move in Portal 2
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 Euro
Correction Portal 2 Does Not Support The PlayStation Move
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...
News Apparently Portal 2 Does Not Have Full Move Support
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...
News Portal 2 to Feature Complete PlayStation Move Support
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...
News Valve Confirms PlayStation Move Support For PS3 Version Of Portal 2
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...
News Portal 2 To Get User Generated Content "On All Platforms", Campaign Has Two Endings
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:...
News Portal 2 On PlayStation 3 Nets Cross-Platform Play, Cloud Storage & Steam Play
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...
News Gabe Newell Teases Three "Big Announcements" From Valve
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...
News What's This Telltale Crossover Everyone's Banging On About?
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...
GamesCom 2010 Portal 2 Drops In February 2011
The ever-informed Geoff Keighley has confirmed that Portal 2 will release on February 9th next year on the PlayStation 3
The journo teased that more will be revealed on this week's GameTrailers TV.
News Left 4 Dead On PlayStation 3? "Who Knows?" Tease Valve; Portal 2 To Skip Move & 3D
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...
News Valve Declare That They're Considering Cross-Platform Compatibility For Portal 2
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...
E3 2010 Check Out Gabe's PlayStation Apology & Subsequent Portal 2 Trailer
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,...