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SteamVR, Half-Life 2 updated to support Oculus Rift DK2

Oculus fans, rejoice! Valve has updated SteamVR adding Rift DK2 support for Half-Life 2 and to Steam's Big Picture mode. The update also enables positional tracking on Windows and OS X, although it won’t work with the Linux edition yet. …

Crytek makes CryEngine available to all with subscription model

It turns out that Epic Games may have created an entirely new way into the market for professional and aspiring game developers alike when they made Unreal Engine 4 available to all via an affordable monthly subscription model earlier this year.

Valve pushes back Steam Machines until 2015

Valve has been drumming up interest in Steam Machines with over a dozen hardware partners onboard and a few hundred prototypes in the hands of a few lucky testers. But the company’s ambitions of rivaling game consoles in the living…

'Half-Life 2' and 'Portal' now available for Nvidia Shield

Valve’s Half-Life 2 and Portal have been ported to Android but don’t get excited just yet because you’ll need an Nvidia Shield to participate. That’s right, only Nvidia’s handheld gaming system is compatible with the titles – even other platforms…

Oculus hires Valve VR expert Michael Abrash as Chief Scientist

Many were understandably worried that Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR would cause some VR pioneers to part ways with the company out of spite. Interestingly enough, the acquisition is having just the opposite effect as Oculus has managed to hire…

Valve has just started the PC games race to zero

Valve has just announced that developers will now be in charge of their own pricing on Steam. They can run sales, offer discounts and promote their games without talking to a Valve representative. This is the beginning of PC games prices drifting downwards...