Tag Archives: Valve

50 Best Developers In The World

Originally printed in games™ 157 How do you judge greatness? As we took on the task of listing and judging the best developers in the world, we found that simply running them off the top of our heads wasn’t particularly satisfying. We needed a metric to cut through personal preferences...

Has Steam Become Too Powerful?

We’ve never really had much cause to question Valve’s distribution service until recent months. Its large catalogue of games, frequent sales and support for indie developers has made it an increasingly attractive place for game makers and players to call home. The influence of Steam could even be argued to...


Does Steam Have Too Much Power? – Asks games™ 157

With Steam Machines expected later this year, Valve game delivery platform is set to become bigger than ever. It seems like a good time to ask then, is Steam too powerful? How is Valve using its influence? What do developers think of the platform? Is it transparent enough. We get...

The No Console Future

Historically, the videogame industry has been characterised by change. Be it new hardware, new forms of distribution, new types of games or new ways to interact, this is not a medium with a habit of standing still. The only thing that is certain about its future, therefore, is uncertainty. What...

The tech that will change the industry in games™ 148

Looking into today’s technological innovations that will shape the way we play games in the future, games™ 148 jumps headfirst into such visionary enterprises such as wearable tech, haptic input, Steam Machines and augmented reality. Speaking of revolutionary tech, we go behind the scenes with Massive Entertainment building the extraordinary game engine behind Ubisoft’s The Division, look into the past, present and future of Minecraft on its 5th anniversary and discuss whether the death of MMOs is upon us.


Thief adorns the silvery cover of games™ 144

Shadows and Steam dominate games™144 as we finally get our hands on Eidos Montreal’s Thief reboot and experience the fear of Sega’s Alien: Isolation. Elsewhere we investigate the future for Valve’s Steam Machines, take GTA online and look back on the making of Elder Scrolls – all while reviewing the very latest releases.