We dig into why Tomb Raider Gold and the other PC and Mac bonus levels have gone missing from rereleases.
Nintendo is making the Wii U eShop experience painless for indie developers. How about Microsoft and Sony?
Check out the new real-time strategy AirMechs game on Steam.
Jordan Mechner, creator of Prince of Persia, returns to gaming with a digital version of Karateka.
The puzzle-platformer Planet in Distress may be too much heartache for one boy — and may put the player in distress as well.
Valve expects the next update to include 10 more games and the service’s first software titles, but isn’t ready to announce any specifics.
A Steam for Linux beta will support two Valve games and one from an outside developer.
Just fill out a survey and the developer may invite you to come out to its Pacific Northwest-based headquarters to looks at some of its products.
Forget Half-Life 3! Steam has 3D-modeling and photo-editing software.
Valve updates its progress on the Linux version of its game download store.
Steam is in trouble for holding its customers’ games hostage until it agrees to the end-user license agreement. Germany’s primary customer-advocacy group demands that Valve end this practice.
Gateways is a new puzzle-platformer that can teach us the benefits of learning from other games.
Starting later today, you’ll be able to access Valve’s TV-optimized version of Steam. Say goodbye to your desk chair.
The New York Times profile of Valve offers three cool revelations: Valve’s goggles project, the beta test for Steam Big Picture, and its conflict with Microsoft over the Windows app store.
Now you can join the Bats and Jokerz of Gotham City Impostors at no cost on Steam.
Valve unleashes the crowd with the debut of Steam Greenlight.
Steam is known for its great deals on PC and Mac titles, but this fall, the platform will become a source for nongaming software.
Richard Spitalny of First Star Software discusses the iOS remake of his classic Spy vs Spy and the changes he’s seen over 30 years in video game development.
Chief executive Gabe Newell talks about gaming innovations and life at Valve.
Despite the savings on offer, some people use the Summer Sale to ask strangers to buy them things.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Valve’s Steam app for mobile devices accidentally began showing categories for nongaming-related applications. We turn to some experts to see what this could mean for developers and the industry at large.
Editor’s Pick Indie devs trumpet the importance of quality content, ridicule free-to-play gaming.
We interview Patrick Hudson, chief executive of Robot Entertainment, about the recent moves that they have made for their popular iOS strategy game, Hero Academy.
Firaxis and Valve teamed up to add Steam Workshop support to Civilization V. We’ve sifted through the junk to bring you the best modifications to the turn-based strategy title.
APB Reloaded is proving that positive reviews and long-term success don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, as it flies in the face of criticism from the gaming press and continues to gain new users on a near day-to-day basis.
Valve recently released its Handbook for New Employees which does a great job of explaining the culture at the incredibly successful development studio. We’ve taken the most valuable lessons from the guide and collected them here for all other game developers to learn from.
Our solar system is being consumed by a singularity and it’s your job to save it — not with bullets, magic spells, or superpowers, but with a wave of light transmitted through space. This is the premise of Waveform, a side-scrolling action game from independent Canadian developer Eden Industries.
Over 2 million PC players have downloaded mods for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim since the launch of the Skyrim Workshop on digital download service Steam last week, parent company ZeniMax Media announced today.
Back in November, we learned that Valve’s online game-distribution service, Steam, had suffered a security breach. A letter to Steam users from co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell informed them that someone gained access to the Steam forums as well as the database containing user information. Valve began investigating the breach in hopes of learning whether any user information had been compromised. Today, the company offered an update.
When video game programmer and designer Ryan Vandendyck set out to start a new project in the summer of 2009, the idea was simple: create a game centered on a single game play mechanic inspired by mathematical principle. The result was Waveform, a colorful, retro-style action game that tasks you with restoring light to a dying galaxy by manipulating a wave of light transmitting through space.