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Valve News Archives

Valve's Steam License Causes Linux Packaging Concerns

Valve's initial roll-out of their Steam client for Linux is all centered around Ubuntu. With Ubuntu having the largest market-share on the Linux desktop, Valve is focusing upon proper Ubuntu support as their first priority. In the days that the Ubuntu/Debian package has been available of the Steam Linux Beta, it's already been reported to work on other Linux distributions. Some Linux distributions have also begun to package the Steam Linux binary for their own platforms, but now there's some concerns about doing this, at least from the Arch Linux camp.
15 November 2012 - Concerns - 37 Comments

Valve Is Working On A New Game Engine

Valve is working on a new game engine following in the success of their widely-popular Source Engine that is now running nicely on Linux.
12 November 2012 - Confirmation - 14 Comments

The Steam Linux Beta Begins...

Finally... After talking much about Steam on Linux at Phoronix over the years and many people that have doubted the earlier Phoronix exclusives, Valve is rolling out the Steam Linux Beta today!
6 November 2012 - Valve - 144 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 Needs New Drivers For Valve's Source

Experimental graphics driver updates will be needed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for properly running Valve's Source Engine games through the forthcoming Linux Steam client.
5 November 2012 - Ubuntu 12.04 - 18 Comments

Valve Talks Linux Gaming At The Ubuntu Summit

As expected, a Valve engineer spoke at UDS today about their forthcoming Steam client for Linux release.
29 October 2012 - Valve Ubuntu - 9 Comments

Apply To Be Part Of The Valve Linux Beta

The Valve Linux survey is now live if you wish to partake in Valve's external beta testing process for their forthcoming Steam Linux client.
26 October 2012 - Valve Linux - 94 Comments

Valve To Speak Next Week At Ubuntu Summit

A software engineer from Valve will be speaking next week in Copenhagen about the Valve Linux efforts during the Ubuntu Developer Summit.
23 October 2012 - Valve - 4 Comments

Valve's Steam Begins Selling More Than Games

We have known about Valve's plans to make Steam more than just about gaming and beginning today you can buy some non-gaming software from the digital distribution client.
2 October 2012 - Other Software - 7 Comments

September Brought Good Valve, ARM, Linux News

Now being into October, it's time to recap what happened in the Linux/hardware world during the month of September.
2 October 2012 - Recap - 3 Comments

Valve's Steam Linux Beta Begins Next Week

Valve's Steam Linux beta is finally arriving.
27 September 2012 - Valve Linux - 87 Comments

Steam Workshop Left 4 Dead 2 Begins Mid-October

Steam Workshop is coming to Left 4 Dead 2 for better community interaction. Linux support is slated to come the middle of next month.
21 September 2012 - Steam - 10 Comments

Watch Intel Running Valve's L4D2 On Mesa Driver

The GStreamer Conference 2012 videos have been uploaded for those that weren't out at this technical event recently in San Diego. The Intel Linux presentation is arguably the most interesting talk.
13 September 2012 - GStreamer Videos - 19 Comments

Steam Greenlight Begins Listing Games For Linux

Valve's Steam Greenlight is beginning to list games for Linux. So far 16 games are listed for Linux on Steam Greenlight.
12 September 2012 - Valve - 11 Comments

Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture

Valve is beginning to roll out the "Big Picture" mode today for their Steam game distribution client.
10 September 2012 - Big Picture - 15 Comments

Valve's Steam Linux Beta About To Drop?

A lot of Phoronix readers have been writing in this morning with the feeling that the Steam Linux Beta is likely about to happen.
6 September 2012 - Valve Steam Beta - 52 Comments

Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February

Valve is expected to have the initial Steam Linux client available in the near future along with the Left 4 Dead 2 game in some form of beta, but a full-blown Linux push by Valve Software might not happen until around February.
1 September 2012 - February 2013 - 41 Comments

What Excited Linux Enthusiasts In August: Apple, Valve

There were several interesting announcements this August that excited Linux enthusiasts and the open-source community at large. Here's what was most popular in August.
31 August 2012 - Recap - 12 Comments

Canonical Recently Visited Valve To Talk About Ubuntu

Canonical and Valve are warming up to each other after a recent visit to the Valve headquarters in Bellevue.
30 August 2012 - Ubuntu-Valve? - 33 Comments

Intel Makes More Driver Improvements For Valve's L4D2

Developers at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center have made more improvements to their open-source Linux graphics driver to benefit Valve's upcoming release of their Left 4 Dead 2 game that's powered by the Source Engine natively on Linux.
26 August 2012 - Source Engine - 18 Comments

Valve Releases New CS: Global Offensive Trailer

The official release of Valve's much-anticipated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive title is set to happen on the 21st of August. In anticipation of the launch, Valve has released a new CS:GO trailer.
18 August 2012 - CS: GO - 52 Comments

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