Steam Trading Card shows up in database

By: Martin Gaston A new entry for something called the Steam Trading Card has appeared in the Steam database . An image accompanying the listing shows the text “Steam Trading Card beta access” in a style similar to the other community tools currently available on the PC, Mac, and Linux digital distribution platform. The Steam Trading Card entry was previously filed in the Steam database … Continue reading Steam Trading Card shows up in database

Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

By:  Eddie Makuch Valve’s iconic first-person shooter Half-Life is now available on Mac OS X and Linux, 15 years after the game originally launched in 1998. Valve has not made an official announcement, but Polygon reports that the game is available and runs without a hiccup. The game is currently priced at $9.99 through Steam. Half-Life 2 and its subsequent episodes were previously made available for Mac, but not the original. … Continue reading Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

THQ files for bankruptcy

By: Eddie Makuch Beleaguered Saints Row publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company announced today. It has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a bidder to acquire “substantially all of the assets of THQ’s operating business.” This includes the company’s four wholly-owned studios and games in development. “The sale will allow THQ to shed certain legacy obligations and emerge with the … Continue reading THQ files for bankruptcy

Valve porting Steam to Linux

By: Connor Sheridan Valve wants Steam to pour forth onto Linux users, and the company is starting with Ubuntu and a work-in-progress Left 4 Dead 2 port. The developer’s efforts to mesh the digital distribution platform (and an accompanying library of Valve titles) with the open-source operating system were outlined on a post on the new Valve Linux Blog. The project, which began in 2011, … Continue reading Valve porting Steam to Linux