Apple, LG & Valve pump $10M into OLED ‘microdisplay’ maker eMagin

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Further signaling Apple’s augmented reality plans, the company has joined LG and Valve in a $ 10 million investment into eMagin, a maker of "microdisplays" for both AR and VR technology.
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Counter-Strike co-creator arrested, suspended from Valve for sexual exploitation of a child


Seattle’s KIRO-7 news outlet reports that 36-year-old Jess Cliffe, who co-created the immensely popular multiplayer FPS  franchise Counter-Strike and is an employee at gaming giant Valve, has been arrested for sexual exploitation of a child. Details are scant, but the channel noted that a booking over the aforementioned charges typically points to creating images and/or video of child sexual abuse. Charges haven’t yet been filed against Cliffe, and he is expected to attend a bail hearing on Friday. Valve said in a statement to Ars Technica that it’s still learning about what actually happened and that his employment has been suspended…

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Valve loses appeal over Steam refund policy in Australia

Valve will have to pay the piper over its former Steam refund policy. Australia's Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed Valve's appeals of a ruling and accompanying fine (worth $ 2.2 million US) over its allegedly misleading Steam customer gua…
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Valve teases Dota 2 card game for 2018

It was some time near 4AM last night / this morning, as I was watching Team Secret face off against Team Liquid in the Dota 2 championships, that I thought I should quit watching as well as playing Dota. This game is too addictive a substance. But Valve has other ideas.

Teased during the online broadcast of The International, the $ 23 million Dota 2 tournament currently going on, is a new Dota card game called Artifact. In fact, Valve calls it the Dota card game, though most of the details of what it will involve are up for speculation and debate. I’ll let Polygon’s Arthur Gies give the summary of everything we know so far:

Artifact is a card game based on Dota 2 involving three boards and a selection of characters from Valve’s flagship…

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Valve reveals ‘Artifact,’ the official ‘Dota’ card game

Tonight, during Valve's "The International" Dota 2 esports tournament the company announced it's making a spinoff card game associated with its popular MOBA. Other than its name, Artifact, a brief teaser trailer and a release window of 2018, we didn'…
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