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Valve CEO Takes Rare Opportunity To Discuss Anti-Cheat Measures
2014-02-18 13:58:17

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A heated discussion on Reddit has brought a game company into the spotlight to share details of its anti-cheating measures. Valve CEO Gabe Newell posted to the Reddit thread to explain the company's actions after it was said that the gaming company collects information on the web-browsing activities of all of its players. The Reddit discussion initially started over the weekend by a user posting under the name "theonlybond." The poster...

Valve Introduces Open Source SteamOS Platform
2013-09-24 17:32:09

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Monday, Valve announced SteamOS, which is the first half of its free-based operating system that is meant to take the “Big Picture” a step further into the living room. This Linux-based service is designed to bring games, as well as movies and music, to new gaming-specific computers. “As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering...

Valve Software Looks To Future Hardware
2012-09-04 09:16:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Claiming to be disappointed with the current state of hardware, a traditionally software-only company could be looking to enter a new market. Based on an interesting job posting on Valve´s website, rumors have begun to heat up about Valve soon producing their own, presumably game-focused hardware. Anyone with a BS/BA/BFA degree in Industrial Design can throw their hat in the ring to become Valve´s new Industrial...

2011-04-21 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Journalist Geoff Keighley is proud to announce 'The Final Hours of Portal 2' App for iPad is now available on the App Store, giving users a behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster game's creation. 'The Final Hours of Portal 2,' created to take full advantage of iPad's large, high-resolution display, pushes video game journalism in a bold new direction, blending interactivity, storytelling, and multimedia to take readers inside the hallowed,...

2010-01-15 09:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards, the highest honors in video game development, is beginning the announcement of its Special Awards for the tenth annual ceremony, taking place at GDC 2010 this March, and has named Valve co-founder Gabe Newell as the winner of this year's Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award -- originated by the Game Developers Choice Awards organizers at the 2008 Awards, and the first award to honor breakthrough figures in the game...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.