Valve to Close the Spigot on Gambling Operations


Valve last week announced it would take action against third-party sites that run illegal gambling operations. A number of gambling sites have been leveraging the Steam gaming platform — in particular, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game — to create massive operations that convert virtual skins into cash, Valve said. Valve denied allegations that it has in any way profited from those illegal sites or had any kind of wink-and-nod business dealings with them.

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Steam Punks: Valve moves to crack down on Steam gambling sites

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Valve is finally taking some action against third-party websites that drive gambling on CS:Go skins, but its actions don’t amount to much.

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Valve promises updates, free games for Mac owners unable to use Steam Link or Controller

Article Image Valve will be providing updates and free games for the Steam Link and Steam Controller, in light of both products lacking expected Mac support, according to an email sent out to early buyers.

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First look: Using Steam Controller on Mac OS X

Article Image When Valve announced they would be making a controller people went a little crazy. The firm spun up their PR magic machine in ways that could make Apple blush, positioning the controller as the grand finale in a three-part product push.

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Valve's $50 Steam Link streams games from Mac OS X to an HDTV

Article Image Valve is now accepting preorders for the upcoming Steam Link hardware accessory, a $50 set-top box that will stream 1080p gameplay from a nearby computer, including a Mac running Yosemite or later.

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Thanks to advancing surgical tech, getting new heart valves has never been easier

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Heart valve replacement has traditionally been a major procedure. By combining catheter based delivery with cutting edge imaging and presurgical simulation surgeons can now get you fixed up in a couple hours, and back on your feet in a few days.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/209195-thanks-to-advancing-surgical-tech-getting-new-heart-valves-has-never-been-easier

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Modders Steamed over Valve's Revenue-Sharing Plans


Valve last week announced that it was allowing players to sell video game mods on its digital distribution platform, Steam, starting with mods of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but the policing of the marketplace and the percentage of revenue shared with creators have become points of contention. Video game mods, one of the perks of PC gaming, encompass everything from code that delivers cosmetics changes to games, to patches that expand on gameplay mechanics.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81979.html?rss=1

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Modders Steamed over Valve's Revenue-Sharing Plans


Valve last week announced that it was allowing players to sell video game mods on its digital distribution platform, Steam, starting with mods of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but the policing of the marketplace and the percentage of revenue shared with creators have become points of contention. Video game mods, one of the perks of PC gaming, encompass everything from code that delivers cosmetics changes to games, to patches that expand on gameplay mechanics.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81979.html?rss=1

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Next-generation Vulkan API could be Valve’s killer advantage in battling Microsoft

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Valve is putting a hefty push behind the new Vulkan API, but the stakes are higher than they’ve been in past years. This time, the premiere PC game distribution platform is gearing up to take on Microsoft and its Windows Store.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/200836-next-generation-vulkan-api-could-be-valves-killer-advantage-in-battling-microsoft

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Can PlayStation Now deliver on the promise of game streaming from the cloud?

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2014 is the year of game streaming. Sony and Valve are both dedicating substantial development resources towards these hotly anticipated features, and rumor has it that Microsoft isn’t far behind. With Steam’s In-Home Streaming, PS4-Vita Remote Play, and PlayStation Now all coming to bear, it’s clear that the gaming industry is betting heavily on game streaming as the next big thing.

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Steam In-Home Streaming: At last, you can play PC games on the toilet (video review)

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After a few months of closed testing, Valve has released a public beta version of Steam with In-Home Streaming enabled. In-Home Streaming allows you to stream any game from a host PC to a client (a Mac laptop or wimpy Windows netbook, for example). This will eventually be a key feature that allows for cheap, low-power Steam Machines in the living room that can stream games from a more powerful gaming PC. Read on for our hands-on impressions, and a video demo of me streaming Dark Souls 2 to my laptop while sitting on the toilet.

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Why we can’t have nice things: Valve programmer discusses wretched state of OpenGL

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A Valve developer has unloaded on all three of the major GPU vendors for their lousy support for OpenGL development — and while they all have different problems, the end result is a weak ecosystem with erratic drivers and half-baked API implementations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/182343-why-we-cant-have-nice-things-valve-programmer-discusses-wretched-state-of-opengl

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