Half-Life 2 modder, Nathan Andrews, has developed a mod that allows the game to be played with the awesome head tracking Oculus Rift. The device has been supported by devs such as Valve and iD Software.
War Z Pulled From Steam
After releasing on Steam, the zombie game, War Z, has been removed from Valve’s platform. Consumers are being offered refunds.
L4D2 Goes F2P For A Weekend
Valve’s fun to play zombie title, Left 4 Dead 2, is going free-to-play for this weekend only on Steam.
Valve Greenlights 21 New Games
Valve has given the go ahead for the next set of indie titles to be released on Steam via the Greenlight service.
You know, some time down the road.
Here is a screenshot comparison of the recently released Black Mesa mod that uses the Source engine. A recreation of Half-Life, the folks over at OXCGN have put shots of the mod and the original Valve masterpiece together. What a difference years of technology can make. You can download Black Mesa here.
First Steam Greenlight Games Approved
The first set of Steam Greenlight games have been approved for distribution on the Steam service.
Valve have released this trailer for Steam Big Picture, a service allowing you to play all your favourite Steam games in the comfort of your living room. The trailer outlines all the mode’s new features. Big Picture’s beta has released today. The service comes with controller’s in mind but still supports a mouse and keyboard. A web browser “that doesn’t suck” has also been bundled in too.
We would say to Microsoft, we understand all these frustrations about the challenges to your business. But trying to copy Apple will accelerate, not slow, Microsoft’s decline