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The 25 Best Steam Games: Now Updated for 2019

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!

"Basically, You're Just a Cog in the Machine to Turn out the Product They Want"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | NetherRealm Studios, Spanish publisher Sindiecate, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear reveal work cultures both horrifying and healthy.

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Former Artifact Devs Say Revenue Model, Lack of Achievements, and Review Bombing Were Game's Problems

They disagree with the "pay-to-win" narrative around Artifact.

The 25 Best Steam Games: Now Updated for 2019

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!

"Basically, You're Just a Cog in the Machine to Turn out the Product They Want"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | NetherRealm Studios, Spanish publisher Sindiecate, Riot Games, and Grinding Gear reveal work cultures both horrifying and healthy.

Valve Confirms Impressive "Left 4 Dead 3" Teaser is Fake

Leave this one where it lies.

Valve's Index VR Headset is Sleek, Powerful, and Expensive

A full Valve Index set is a cool $1000.

Tim Sweeney: Epic Games Store Will Back Off Exclusives If Steam Gives Devs More Revenue Share

Epic's CEO issues Steam an offer it'll probably refuse.

Gabe Newell's Likeness is Selling Underwear in China

Is Gabe hiding something?

Valve Index Steam Page Leaks Specs, Release Date, and More

Valve's new VR headset is almost here.

Valve Teases Its Own VR Headset, The Valve Index

Coming in May 2019.

Valve Issues First Statement on Artifact in Months, Admits There Are "Deep-Rooted Issues" With Game

Valve is doing away with updates in favor of big changes to the entire game.

Google Stadia, Epic, Unions: What We Learned From an Eventful Week in Games

It's been a busy week for games. Here are our biggest takeaways.

Valve is Giving the Steam Store Library a Visual Overhaul

With increasing competition, Valve pledges further improvements for Steam.

Steam to Start Hiding "Off Topic" User Reviews to Combat Review Bombing

Valve is revising how it calculates user Review Scores on Steam again.

With Artifact Still Struggling, Valve Cuts Ties With Two Key Designers

The layoffs include the primary designer of Valve's CCG.

Valve Confirms It Laid Off a Dozen Employees, Reportedly From the VR Hardware Department

Valve says it's an "unfortunate part of business."

The Steam Rape Day Controversy: How It Became a Scandal, and Why It's Further Testing Valve's Policies

Recapping the controversy that has embroiled Steam over the past two days.

Developers Say Valve's Popular Upcoming Games List is Easily Manipulated

Some devs say their exposure is compromised by a system that's easily gamed.

PUBG Scores a Surprise GOTY Win From The Steam Awards

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Skyrim VR, and Grand Theft Auto 5 also took home awards.

"That Just Seems Friggin' Insane:" Chaos Reigns at Unity and Activision This Week

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | It's been hectic as Bungie splits with Activision, Improbable-Unity take a messy dispute public, and Epic teams with Ubisoft to keep The Division 2 off Steam.

The Division 2 Skips Steam as Ubisoft Chooses Epic Games Store

"No plans" to release The Division 2 on Steam.

Valve is Rapidly Reversing Course on Original Plans for Artifact

New updates have affected the value of some cards.

Discord Game Store Comes After Both Epic and Steam With New Revenue Model

Discord is offering developers 90 percent of the revenue.

Artifact Appears to Have Already Lost More Than Half Its Players

Interest in Valve's card game appears to be waning.

Artifact Goes Live on Steam, Releases New Comic and Launch Trailer in Celebration

Even Dota 2 fans who don't care much for card games might enjoy the sprinkling of lore found in Artifact's comic series.

Steam Link is Being Discontinued to the Sadness of PC Gamers Everywhere

Now's the time to get one if you want.

Here's When You Can Pre-Order Artifact, Valve's Dota 2 Card Game

Here's how to get in early for Valve's upcoming Dota 2 card game.

Steam Halloween Sale 2018 Is Underway: Here Are Some of the Highlights

Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more get deep discounts in the new sale.

Steam Turns 15 Today: The First Games We Bought on Valve's PC Marketplace

It's Steam's 15th anniversary, so we dove into our purchased history to track down when we started using the platform.

Dota 2 Card Game Artifact Lives and Dies on Its Three Lanes

Valve Software's shot at the digital collectible card game genre tries to differentiate itself with a new mechanic.

Artifact Beta Launching in October

Valve's card game is coming very soon.

Valve Adds Pop-Up Warnings On Steam to Protect Users From Fake Item Trades

A string of frauds prompted a swift response from Valve.

Some Adult Games on Steam Are on Hold Until Valve's New Filter Tools Are Ready

Valve's new tools to control what customers see aren't quite ready yet.

Valve Closes Loophole Used to Create Incredibly Accurate Steam Video Game Sales Report

Not before we got a peek at the best-selling games on Steam.

PSA: Steam Summer Sale Set for Tomorrow

Deals galore.

Steam's Half-Assed Approach to Content Moderation Will Continue Antagonizing Indie Developers

Steam doesn't have to moderate its storefront, but indies are no longer lacking for decent alternatives.

Valve's New Steam Policy: Anything Goes

As long as it's not illegal or "trolling."

Don't Be Fooled, A Game's Cost Per Hour Value is Anti-Consumerist

Green Man Gaming now shows cost per hour value on a game, but is it really worth it?

Apple Just Removed Valve's Steam Link App From the iOS App Store

Apple also denied Steam's appeal.

Steam's Spring Cleaning Event Rewards You For Clearing Your Backlog of Games

Play nine free games to help get you started.

Mature Visual Novels are at Risk of Being Taken Down from Steam [Update]

A sudden content guideline change blindsided the visual novel community.

Valve's Steam Link App Will Let You Stream PC Games to Your Smartphones

Two new Valve apps are being prepped for mobile.

Dota 2 is the Next Game With a New Battle Royale Mode

Winner, winner, cheese dinner?

Firewatch Developers Campo Santo Purchased by Valve

Development for In the Valley of the Gods will continue.

Valve Will Have to Pay $2.3 Million Fine in Australia for Breaking Local Consumer Laws

Valve will be asked to pay the fine after losing its appeal in Australia's highest court.

Steam Spy to End After Valve Changes Steam's Privacy Policies

Steam Spy was a service that helped many get a handle on steam game purchases.

Is Dota 2 Pay to Win Now Thanks to Dota Plus? A Primer on Valve's New Subscription Service

Dota Plus offers some new tools, but they're hardly kingmakers.

Dota 2's New Subscription Service Replaces Battle Pass: Here are the Details

Dota 2 is ditching its Battle Pass for something more ongoing.

Valve Reveals Screenshots and Details for Artifact, its Dota 2 Card Game

Gabe Newell wants to play cards with you.

Report: The Steam Lunar New Year Sale Starts Tomorrow

Steam is also celebrating the Year of the Dog with a good sale.

Counter-Strike Co-Creator Charged With Paying a Minor for Sex

Jess Cliffe is currently on bail.

The Steam Winter Sale is Now Live

Save big on some of this year's biggest PC games.

Bitcoin No Longer Accepted for Steam Purchases

The digital currency is too volatile to handle at the moment.

The Newest Portal Game is Actually a Bridge Constructor Spin-off

Remember Portal? It's back, in Bridge Constructor Form.

Steam Halloween Sale Is Live, Scare Yourself For Cheap

Any game that can be seen as vaguely horrific is on sale.

Team Fortress 2 Celebrates Ten Years With Jungle Inferno Update

A decade later and Valve is still updating Team Fortress 2.

Counter-Strike: GO Revamps A Classic With Dust 2 Map Changes

Nothing wrong with giving a classic a little love.

"Fake Games" Seller on Steam Leaves Game Development, Blames Valve

The studio blames Valve for destroying its reputation.

Valve Removes Nearly 200 "Fake" Games from Steam

Is Steam Direct working as intended?

Valve Adds 'Histogram' Graphs to Address Review Bombs, Doesn't Actually Solve the Problem

Valve's new review system changes the data players can see, not how they review.

Microsoft Keeps the Door Open for Valve and Nintendo to Join Xbox Cross Play

If cross-play is the future, Microsoft is taking point.

Fallout from Laidlaw's Half Life 3 Post Continues as Players Bomb Dota 2 With Negative Reviews

Half Life 3 is back in blog form, and players aren't happy.

A Timeline of Half Life 3 Rumors, Boycotts, and Conspiracies

From Half-Life 2 to Marc Laidlaw's 'Epistle 3'

Half Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Publishes What Appears to be The Plot of Half Life 3

Half Life "Epistle 3" catches up with the adventures of Gertie Fremont.

Valve Surprises With The Dota 2 Card Game, Artifact

The International hosts the announcement of a new Valve title.

Half-Life Gets its First Patch in Four Years

No, it's not related to Half-Life 3.

Over 40,000 Steam Accounts Were Banned a Day After the Summer Sale

Nearly $9,600 were lost as a result of those bans.

The 2017 Steam Summer Sale's Start Date Has Leaked, and It's Happening Soon

Pinch those pennies. It's nearly Steam Summer Sale time.

Valve's Steam Direct Requires a Game to Make $1000 To Recoup Its $100 Fee

Steam Direct will replace Steam Greenlight

Steam Gifting Changes Hit Code Resellers and Cross Region Buyers

Code gifting becomes more direct, moving from buyer to receiver.

Valve Will Double Down On Letting Users Fix Steam's Problems

Valve knows where Steam is faltering, but their plan to fix those issues is more of the same.

It Came from the Ancient Internet: Eric Wolpaw's The Slugger

Before Wolpaw had Valve, he had a sprite comic about Seanbaby's head, a quest for salvation, and Mayor Mike Haggar's felt pants.

Steam Greenlight Is Dead, Long Live Steam Direct

Valve has decided to try another method of vetting developers and publishers for Steam.

Valve Developing Three New VR Titles

In case you forgot that Valve makes new games, the company is planning to support the Vive.

Valve's Newell Confirms New Projects and More From the Half-Life/Portal Universe

Valve Software founder Gabe Newell talks about new unannounced games coming from the company.

Steam Beta Adds Native Support for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Generic Controllers

Valve makes it easier to use whatever controller you want with Steam.

GTA 5 and Civilization 6 Top Steam Best-Sellers of 2016

Valve announces the Steam best-sellers of 2016. The list probably won't surprise you.

Steam Slowly Coming Back to Life After Being Offline for Part of the Day

Steam's currently a little ill, but it's gradually getting better.

Steam Winter Sale Starts December 22, Last One Still Fresh in Our Minds

In the future, every day is a Steam sale.

Steam Autumn Sale 2016: Best Games to Buy

Here are all the games that are worth picking up in the Steam Autumn sale this year.

Steam Halloween Sale 2016: Best Games to Buy

Here's all the games that are worth picking up in the Steam Halloween sale this year.

The Hype Dissected: What VR Really Means For Gaming

COVER STORY: What drives the hype behind VR? We talked to people at every level of the industry to find out.

Steam Review Changes Tweaked, But Don't Address Some Dev Concerns

Valve tweaks the changes it has made to the Steam Review system, but doesn't fix the issue.

Valve Removes Digital Homicide Games From Steam

Developer files a lawsuit against Steam users, Valve removes developer's games from Steam.

Valve Attempts To Take on Tricky Devs With Steam Review Score Changes

Valve makes a change to Steam scores for a good reason, but with additional consequences.

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