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  1. cageymaru

    Denuvo Accused of Pirating Anti-Cracking Software to Protect its Floundering Solution

    Denuvo has been accused of using unlicensed software by fellow anti-piracy outfit VMProtect Software. It seems that Denuvo needed a way to thwart crackers from reverse engineering their software and VMProtect was the perfect solution. The problem was that VMProtect didn't feel that the...
  2. cageymaru

    Valve Promotes Transparency With the Steam Support Update and Stats Page

    Valve has rolled out their Steam support update and a new stats page, to give transparency to the experience that users get when using Steam support. The stats that Valve tossed around in this blog post detail the average number of various functions fulfilled by the Steam support staff in a...
  3. cageymaru

    Valve Adds Steam 360 Video Backbone to the Beta Client

    Valve is readying the Steam Beta Client for Steam 360 Video. Valve has partnered with Pixvana, Akamai, and leading content providers on the Field of View Adaptive Streaming open projection format or FOVAS. This will allow for playback of 8K-10K resolution masters using only 1080p bandwidth...
  4. cageymaru

    Valve is Adding SMI Eye-tracking Tech to OpenVR Platform

    Valve is adding SMI eye-tracking tech to the OpenVR Platform and will be demoing the technology at GDC with an upgraded HTC Vive . The SMI eye-tracking technology allows for intuitive gesture-free navigation and more responsive avatars. There is also technology from the Japanese company Fove...
  5. cageymaru

    Impulsonic Has Announced Steam Audio for VR Experiences in Unity and Unreal Engine

    Valve owned Impulsonic has announced that it is ready to release Steam Audio for VR and all games. Steam Audio is the next generation of Phonon spatial audio tools. "Steam Audio delivers a full-featured audio solution that integrates environment and listener simulation. HRTF significantly...
  6. cageymaru

    Steam Discovery 2.0 Analytics and Welcome to Steam Direct

    An in depth Steam Discovery 2.0 analysis has been released by Valve. Steam Discovery 2.0 was released late last year onto the Steam platform as a way for customers to find games that they are interested in and what games their friends are playing. The basic premise is that if Valve can show a...
  7. cageymaru

    Valve is Developing Three Full Games for VR

    Eurogamer covered a media event at the Valve offices where Gabe Newell announced that Valve is ready to start creating new software to go with the VR hardware that they have released. He goes on to announce that Valve is developing three full games; not experiments for VR. These games will...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    EU Antitrust Commission Opens Investigations into Asus and Valve

    The European Antitrust Commission announced in a press release today that they have opened three separate investigations into anti-competitive practices in e-commerce in the areas of consumer electronics, video games and hotels. The consumer electronics investigation is looking into whether...
  9. cageymaru

    XBOX and X-Input controllers can be customized like a Steam Controller in latest Steam Beta.

    XBOX and X-Input controllers can be customized like a Steam Controller in latest Steam Beta. http://www.pcgamer.com/steam-beta-update-makes-xbox-and-generic-x-input-controllers-customizable/ Basically it will allow you to customize the XBOX 360 & XBOX One controllers and X-Input controllers...
  10. cageymaru

    The Khronos Group Announces VR Standard Initiative

    The Khronos Group Announces VR Standard Initiative. https://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/Khronos-Group-Announces-VR-Standard-Initiative Khronos Group article. https://www.khronos.org/news/press/khronos-announces-vr-standards-initiative The Khronos Group has just announced their VR...
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    SteamVR Getting Linux And Mac OS X Support

    According to this report, Valve has said that it will launch beta versions of its SteamVR platform for Mac OSX and Linux users within a few months. Whether or not Valve actually hits that timeframe is another thing altogether. Ludwig presented a screenshot (seen at the top of this article) of...
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    Valve Office Tour In Virtual Reality

    I think virtual reality tours like this will eventually be everywhere. It's kinda neat to be able to take a virtual tour of Valve's offices from the comfort of your own home and feel like you are actually there, wandering around their offices.
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    Cloudhead Games Visits Valve

    Cloudhead Games, the developer behind the VR title Call of Starseed (our VR review here), documented their recent trip to Valve headquarters. I snagged the images below for those of you that are too lazy to click the link or can't visit imgur links from work/school.
  14. cageymaru

    God Eater 1 & 2 are coming to Steam 8/30/2016

    God Eater 1 & 2 are coming to Steam 8/30/2016 OC3D :: Article :: GOD EATER Resurrection & GOD EATER 2 RAGE BURST are coming to Steam in August :: GOD EATER Resurrection & GOD EATER 2 RAGE BURST are coming to Steam in August
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    Virtual Reality: The True Cost of Admission

    For those of us that are still a little confused about what it takes to run each of the upcoming VR headsets, what each one comes with and how much they cost, this article should come in handy. What seems pretty cut-and-dry gets complicated in a hurry when you consider that none of these are...
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    VR: The Time For Tech Demos Is Over

    While everyone is buzzing about VR right now, I honestly don't think any of the platforms have anything close to what you could call a line-up of games just yet. I think realistically we are looking at next holiday season and beyond. The next few months are crucial; if Sony continues to execute...
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    Valve: What We Learned Porting TF2 to Virtual Reality

    In this video from GDC, Valve's Joe Ludwig describes lessons learned from Valve's experience porting Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality. The video itself runs about thirty two minutes.
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    Valve Announces The Lab

    The folks at Valve sent out a press release today (not yet linked on the Steam website) announcing plans to debut “The Lab,” a compilation of new VR experiments, at next week’s GDC. Valve has announced plans to debut “The Lab,” a compilation of new VR experiments, at next week’s Game...
  19. cageymaru

    SteamVR Performance Test

    SteamVR Performance Test is free and on Steam of course. It seems to be GPU bound also. Give it a go and see how you do. ;) I didn't use the new Vulkan driver if that matters.
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