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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2020
[UPDATE]: All services seems to be fully operational as of 2:18AM.
Based on reports from the website steamstat.us as well as their Twitter account, it seems that several features from Steam such as the Steam Store and Steam Community are currently down. While there is not much known in regards to the cause of the outage, games that require these services such as Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and more will not be functioning properly.
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2020
Valve has recently made an announcement that all classic Half-Life games, will be available for free on Steam from now until around March of 2020. Based on what we know so far, the end the promo should be around the same day as the official launch of Half-Life: Alyx.
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2020
Based on a statement by Kan Liu, director of product management on Google, there is a high possibility that Chromebook users could install and play games from Steam in the future. This is due to the fact that Chrome OS is largely based on Linux, which is an operating system that’s supported by Steam since early 2013.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2020
Based on a statement by Jason Schreier on Kotaku, it seems that there is a high possibility that a Sony Playstation 4 exclusive game called Horizon: Zero Dawn could be coming to PC somewhere in the near future. While the is no exact information on who exactly the sources are, Kotaku mentioned that these individuals seem to be quite well-versed in Sony’s plans.
Someone spent 9 years making a new Left 4 Dead 2 campaign mod "Chernobyl Chapter One" and it's now availableLast Updated: Jan 03, 2020
The Left 4 Dead series was regarded as one of the best FPS games in a zombie apocalypse setting. Although the franchise is quite old, there are still some gamers playing the game and it was only recently that there is a new campaign story mode released known as Chernobyl Chapter One. Keep in mind that this is not officially from Valve but from a super loyal fan named Av3ris.
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2019
The implementation of the digital tax towards the foreign-based online services has been announced to be implemented starting from 1 January 2020 since last year. Today, only two days left before it rolls out, there are only a few companies that revealed the impact of the tax on their services publicly.
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2019
ATTENTION! For those who are currently subscribed to any streaming service or cloud storage service, bear in mind that you will have to pay 6% more of the price starting from next year. We have actually noticed that the tax imposement would be coming to us from the budget report that was announced earlier this year. However, a recent G Suite email was sent to users to remind them that the 6% will be coming to haunt you sooner than you’ll ever realize.
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2019
Earlier this week, it was announced that Half-Life: Alyx will be Valve's next flagship virtual reality (VR) game. While that is not so exciting for many Half-Life fans (me) who are still waiting for the third sequel, Valve has just dropped the first trailer and oh my goodness - it looks damn amazing! They may not be joking after all for saying it's a flagship VR game. Let's check out what we know so far.
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019
Back a few months ago, Valve announced that they were developing a new crossplay method for Steam players to play together. Today, the company is proud to reveal Steam Remote Play Together and you can check it out on your Steam account right now! How much does it cost? Absolutely nothing! Well, ok. Not really, but here's how it rolls.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2019
Steam has announced Halo: Reach will be the first game from the Halo franchise to be released for players who pre-order the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on its platform. This is also the first time that most of these console games from the franchise are coming to PC since the release Halo 2 15 years ago.