Noted Seattle author Neal Stephenson confirmed today that although he’s joining a Florida virtual-reality startup, he’s not moving to the Sunshine State.More
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A “dream team” of professional gamers from China won the historic $5 million prize at The International video-game tournament that concluded today at Seattle’s KeyArena.More
The ambitious new Steam Machine game hardware being developed by Bellevue game giant Valve is taking longer than expected to finish.
LAS VEGAS — If the PC business is dwindling, someone forgot to tell the exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show. They’re showing dozens of new models that will be released throughout 2014, including 4K laptops, new convertibles and giant all-in-one desktops.More
Bellevue’s newest computer company is shipping the first batch of its souped-up entertainment PCs on Friday.More
Just after I wrote about Microsoft’s new scheme for licensing Office to consumers last week, reports came out that it’s planning something similar with the next Xbox. If the reports are correct, Microsoft and Sony will take a dramatically new approach to licensing video games when they release their next consoles later this…More
It’s one thing for a game company to say they’d like to see movies based on their hit franchises. It’s another thing altogether when Valve boss Gabe Newell and sci-fi producer and director du jour J.J. Abrams publicly start hashing out a plan for movies based on the Valve hits “Half-Life” and “Portal.” That’s what just…More
Bellevue’s Valve Software may get credit for the next jump in Mac market share. The company today announced that it’s extending its hugely popular Steam game distribution service to the Mac platform, which has long had relatively few games compared with Windows PCs. Steam and Valve’s library, including “Left 4 Dead 2,” “Counter-Strike,” “Team Fortress…More
Bellevue’s Valve was enlisted by the U.S. Army to distribute the military’s new video game, “America’s Army 3.” The free, downloadable action game debuted today on Valve’s Steam distribution network. Uncle Sam, the world’s best financed game developer, used the Unreal 3 engine to build “AA3,” which is getting a new scoring system; authentic ballistics…More
LOS ANGELES — One way Nintendo could draw more hardcore gamers to the Wii would be to enlist Bellevue’s Valve Software to the platform. Especially now that the Motionplus adds more precision control needed for games such as Valve’s “Left 4 Dead” zombie-killing franchise. Apparently it’s not that farfetched. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi said the Wii is…More