CS:GO Battle Royale: Valve’s Last Hope To Stay On Top

  Counter Strike: Global Offensive which back before PUBG and Fortnite, was one of the worlds most played online shooters, is going free to play. Not that big of a deal seeing that the game was cheaper than some Starbucks servings. What’s a big deal though is that CS:GO is getting a Battle Royale mode.Continue reading “CS:GO Battle Royale: Valve’s Last Hope To Stay On Top”

GPS Episode 58: God of War, Valve Buys Campo Santo, Destiny 2 Warmind

GPS is available on all podcast services including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, and all RSS feed. Episode 58 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week we are having our first in-depth discussion about God of War, which stands as one of PS4’s best exclusives. It’s amazing to see what this franchiseContinue reading “GPS Episode 58: God of War, Valve Buys Campo Santo, Destiny 2 Warmind”

Valve Acquires Campo Santo, Indie Developers of Firewatch

In a post on Campo Santo’s development blog, the company announced that they will be joining Valve. Campo Santo’s post strongly projects a reliable alliance between the two companies, with constant reassurance that these companies are a great match for one another. Valve has been absent in game development and publishing, having placed their attention on managing Steam. ThisContinue reading “Valve Acquires Campo Santo, Indie Developers of Firewatch”

GPS: Episode 52: Nintendo Direct, Black Ops IIII, Valve is Making Games

Episode 52 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! This week’s episode is mainly news-focused, due to the enormous amount of it that is finally coming out. Most prominently, there was a lengthy Nintendo Direct with a number of exciting announcements that we cover in full.  First and foremost, theContinue reading “GPS: Episode 52: Nintendo Direct, Black Ops IIII, Valve is Making Games”

Gabe Newell Says “Valve’s Going to Start Shipping Games Again”

So … Half-life 3 confirmed? Of course not! During a presentation at Valve’s offices for their upcoming game Artifact, a Dota 2 themed card game, Gabe Newell said this: “Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us. So that’s sort of good news. Hooray! Valve’s going to start shipping games again.”Continue reading “Gabe Newell Says “Valve’s Going to Start Shipping Games Again””

‘Trust Factor’ System Introduced to CS:GO

Digital distributor and video game developer Valve is known in part for its small array of carefully polished products, many of which remain relevant thanks to a steady stream of updates that improve both content and playability. In an effort to modernize and further improve the experience of its Counter-Strike player base, the company isContinue reading “‘Trust Factor’ System Introduced to CS:GO”

Micro-Transactions and Loot Boxes: The New Frontier of Digital Gambling?

As anyone with a grasp of general developments in games will know, the use of micro-transactions and other forms of ‘pay for loot’ systems has long drawn ire and served as a particular highlight of what many see as the key issue with profit-driven game development. The chance to pay money for extra in-game featuresContinue reading “Micro-Transactions and Loot Boxes: The New Frontier of Digital Gambling?”

The Business Problem with AAA Publishers

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the mainstream gaming market will be aware of the complaints that have been circulating over the last couple of years. The seemingly constant focus on pre-ordering, franchise milking, and the shoe-horning of DLC at the expense of actual creativity has many pining for the ‘old days’ where aContinue reading “The Business Problem with AAA Publishers”

Steam’s Top 100 Best Selling Games of 2016

2016 was, undoubtedly, a memorable year for video game releases. Whether you felt there was a wealth of quality releases, or that 2016 felt a little lackluster, there was certainly a lot to talk about. Valve’s PC Gaming Client, Steam, has compiled a list highlighting their Top Selling games from 2016. The games are rankedContinue reading “Steam’s Top 100 Best Selling Games of 2016”

Dota 2 Boston Major Ends With A Bang

The Dota 2 Boston Major ended the way it started: with a bang. Throughout the tournament, players and spectators alike were shocked as the tournament favorites were slowly eliminated. Top-seeded teams like Wings Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and Virtus Pro (despite putting up legendary fights) fell victim to the fierce competition. Very few people in theContinue reading “Dota 2 Boston Major Ends With A Bang”

Valve Limits CSGO Sales During Steam Summer Sale

During the Steam Summer Sale this year users will find Counter Strike Global Offensive at a great deal. However Steam has made an important decision this time, users will not be able to purchase CSGO as a gift during the sale. To further the abnormalities, Valve’s Ido Magal cleared the air on reddit by explainingContinue reading “Valve Limits CSGO Sales During Steam Summer Sale”

Steam Review System Updated

The Steam community is one of the more expansive gaming networks around, with ongoing discussion on a vast range of gaming topics. With the introduction of a review system for titles on the Steam storefront a few years ago, it became possible for viewers to ascertain the quality of a game at a glance, orContinue reading “Steam Review System Updated”