New service lets you share Steam games with up to ten people
Today Valve announced a new service called Steam Family Sharing which allows users to share their games and software with other people on their friends list. It launches in limited beta next week, and is open to the first 1,000 who sign-up. Those who gain access will allow be able to share the contents of their Steam library with up to ten Steam accounts.
Over 100 brand new titles greenlit for Steam mean deals for you
We just suffered through the Steam Summer Sale, but there's a whole new roundup of games for sale this weekend. Celebrating Steam Greenlight's one-year anniversary, Valve just approved 100 brand new games to be sold via Steam. In addition, 10% to 75% has been taken from a selection of titles. If you're looking for some weekend gaming deals, look no further for ideas for your Labor Day weekend.
Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries has teamed up with Valve, developer of Dota 2 and creator of The International Tournament, to announce the "Siberia v2 Illuminated Gaming Headset Dota 2 Special Edition" and two new SteelSeries QcK+ mousepads featuring artwork from the game. Starting with the headset, gamers will receive an exclusive in-game item, Scythe of Vyse for Nature's Prophet.
File this one under "P" for "possibly real" or "possibly fake," but according to NoShitShurlock.com, development of Half Life 3 has already begun. The site claims it received confirmation from John Guthrie, a level designer at Valve and founder of Quake Command, after exchanging numerous emails with him. Half Life 3 is supposedly in the early stage of development, and the goal is to have a trailer ready for next year's E3.
Valve targets high school students with Pipeline campaign
Valve has debuted an interesting new experiment known as Pipeline, a program focusing on preparing high school students for a career in video game design. Created by high school interns at Valve for their peers, The Pipeline website as it stands is more like a repository of questions and answers for those looking to jumpstart a career in the game industry, but Valve is looking to expand further.
The Steam Summer Sale has been in full effect since Thursday, with a boatload of new steals and deals available each day. Today's summer sizzlers include Portal 2 for $5 (normally $20), Hitman Absolution for $6.24 (normally $25), and Fallout: New Vegas for $2.50 (normally $20).