Gabe Newell has taken the unusual step of addressing concern over VAC - Valve's anti-cheat system.
Valve's Santa Claus I mean Gabe Newell will be the video game hero awarded a BAFTA Fellowship this year.
Steam for Linux (Ubuntu) has launched and Valve's having a sale to celebrate.
Such is his influence on the world of videogames and computing that it's a wonder Gabe Newell hasn't been inducted into the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame already. This coming February at the 2013 D.I.C.E. summit will be his moment.
Valve has also opened a new office in Luxembourg to better serve its European audience with. Nice place, Luxembourg - has a population of half-a-million and a capital city named Luxembourg.
The most significant change to the Steam terms concerns taking Valve to court over a dispute.
Evidence is building that Valve will announce a brand new Counter-Strike game today.
Valve has announced the arrival of Counter-Strike: Source on Steam Play, which means the tactical shooter can now be played on Mac, and indeed against PC owners and vice versa.
Valve has announced that an "extensive update" to Counter-Strike: Source is now in beta testing.
Developed in collaboration with Hidden Path Studios, the update was made available for sign-ups yesterday but all the slots were quickly snapped up.
New features include 144 new achievements, new match and lifetime player stats, updated scoreboards and end-of-round displays, a cinematic death camera, a domination and revenge system and "many Source engine updates".
Valve has bundled a whopping Complete Pack of games together on Steam for a quite ridiculous discount price.
Valve has announced that Steam Cloud will launch this week.
Steam Cloud, announced at the end of May, centralises configuration data online so that you can access your controller and multiplayer settings (like spraypaint images for Counter-Strike) from any computer.
In future, Valve intends to centralise save-game data - the idea being that you could delete a Steam game and all its files and still be able to pick it up from the same spot, on any computer, years later.
Valve says it will "never abandon Counter-Strike" but currently has nothing to announce regarding a sequel.
Bad news for Counter-Strike and EverQuest players living in Brazil - both games have been banned after a judge ruled they are "harmful to consumers' health".
Valve has told everyone it will be making a new version of Counter-Strike for the Asian market.
Valve has told Eurogamer that it has no intention of charging customers who download additional content for games like Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2, despite the widely spread increase of paid-for updates in the PC and console world.
Counter-Strike has become the latest game to offer in-game adverts of real world brands.
Valve has updated Counter-Strike: Source with a beta version of the "Dynamic Weapon Pricing" system it outlined recently.
As promised, Valve has given classic Counter-Strike map de_train a lick of High Dynamic Range paint. Well, lighting. As well as fixing some bugs and making some layout tweaks.
Still not done sneaking around offices and dust-bowls tutting at people who don't run with the knife? Then Valve has some good news for you: it's nowhere near done with its support for Counter-Strike: Source.
Valve's planning to do some updates to the Source Engine versions of Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat "in the next few weeks".
Counter-Strike's going to get some more HDR-enabled versions of maps, says Valve, "along with some enhancements to the game itself".
Meanwhile, DoD is getting "a significant release" adding new features and a new map called Colmar (pictured, hopefully, assuming I remember to add the image for once in my miserable life).
A 52 year old Canadian man has been arrested by police following allegations that he exploited his role as a Counter-Strike clan manager to solicit nude pictures of minors.
Valve's clearly on some sort of mission to get old-days Counter-Strike devotees like YT to resume hostilities with one another, using its latest Steam news update to announce it's introducing prettified versions of the classic SAS and, more importantly, Leet Krew models to Counter-Strike: Source later this month.
So like, remember that news item we did a little while ago about how Steam was going to have like an update and like that update was going to be for Counter-Strike: Source and that like it would have like cs_militia in it with High Dynamic Range lighting? Well it's happened now, and for some reason I've turned into my sister's friend Stacy.
Valve's planning to release a Counter-Strike: Source version of classic map Militia described as "a fairly major reworking of the original level", featuring HDR-polished visuals similar to those of Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and the recent re-release of CS map Nuke.