Valve Corporation

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Name: Valve Corporation
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

ACCC drags US business to court for representations made in Australia

Australia’s consumer watchdog is flexing its muscles by hauling a US provider of computer games to court over alleged false and misleading representations made to Australian gamers.While Valve Corporation does not have a physical presence in Australia, ... [Published Smart Company Australia - 8 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 5 reports

US games giant Valve sued

SYDNEY — Australia’s consumer watchdog Friday said it was taking online US video games giant Valve to court for allegedly making “false or misleading representations” and refusing to offer refunds. The Australian Competition and ... [Published Saudi Gazette - Economy - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 5 reports

Australian Consumer Watch Dog Group Sues Valve Over Steam Refund Policy

GamesBeat[1] reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken Valve Software to court over its "no refunds" policy on Steam. According to the Sydney Morning Herald[2], the ACCC has filed a lawsuit against Valve claiming ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Here Are the Top 5 Games on Twitch Right Now

08/26/14 - 12:14 PM EDTNEW YORK ( TheStreet ) –– As Amazon ( AMZN ) gets ready to purchase Twitch , here are five of the most-watched games on the streaming service:League of Legends : A multiplayer online battle arena video game from Riot Games for ... [Published TheStreet.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

farm secure diablo 3 item with 10% discount on diablo3star.com and get Diablo III Patch 2.1 news

4 hours into this clusterfuck we saw the AH going down and then a short time later suspended diablo 3 items gold trades. Everyone realising what had happened and the gamecontinued for another few hours or so (memory is bad). People wanted areset but it ... [Published Student Village - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon.com Takes Twitch for $970M

NEW YORK (The Deal) --aThough Google ahad been the rumored acquirer of Twitch Interactive for months, Amazon.comaannounced a $970 million purchase of the gaming video company on Monday, Aug. 25.Jeff Bezos' sprawling e-commerce, media and cloud services ... [Published The Street Latest - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Valve News Game devs reckon Valve is the top firm to work for

Latest News Gamer to Racer: The Story of Gran Turismo Academy IFA 2014: rumours, leaks, and updates Tim Cook is the latest tech CEO to get iced Is this a first look at the HTC One Windows Phone variant? LG G Watch 2 could be revealed in a fortnight Microsoft ... [Published T3 - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

IGDA Survey: Most Developers Want to Work For Valve

According to new data from the International Game Developers Association most game developers think working at Valve Software would be the best career move they could make. The data is part of the IGDA's annual Developer Satisfaction Survey. The survey, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Strong user base helping online gaming contest industry grow

Viewers of competitive online gaming and contests, which are sometimes referred to as 'esports' have become a major force driving in the emerging industry, reports the Guangzhou-based 21st Century Business Review.Developers of online gaming contests offering ... [Published Want China Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Steam Controller image leak suggests another iteration coming soon

Image shows thumbstick on Steam Controller replacing button groupValve Software may have made another change to its Steam Controller , the gaming peripheral designed for use with Steam Machine game consoles. An image appearing in files associated with ... [Published Electronista - Jul 24 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 22 2014 - 2 reports

Peter Suderman on Surprising Economic Lessons From Video Games

εγω In October 2011, theGreek economist Yanis Varoufakis received an unusual email. "I'mthe president of a videogame company," it began. The message wasfrom the head of Valve Software, the influential video game designfirm behind such industry-defining ... [Published REASON Online - May 22 2014]
First reported May 19 2014 - Updated May 19 2014 - 2 reports

Steam Power: Valve Corp. Partners Line Up

Valve Corp.—a force in videogame downloads—has been collecting partners for a project that involves producing a variety of new videogame consoles called Steam Machines. ... [Published WSJ.com: What's News Technology - May 19 2014]

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"The Australian Consumer Law applies to any business providing goods or services within Australia" said ACCC chairman, Rod Sims...
"Valve may be an American-based company with no physical presence in Australia, but it is carrying on business in Australia by selling to Australian consumers, who are protected by the Australian consumer law" the ACCC said in a statement
The ACCC alleges that Valve, which is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, in the US, has breached Australian Consumer Law by making "false or misleading representations regarding the application of the consumer guarantees" . The allegations relate to Valve's Steam digital distribution service
"The growth comes from the fact that free-to-play online games have taken off," Van Dreunen said. "As the industry starts to get bigger you'll start to see consolidation."

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ACCC drags US business to court for representat... [Published Smart Company Australia - 8 hours ago]
US games giant Valve sued [Published Saudi Gazette - Economy - Aug 29 2014]
Australian Consumer Watch Dog Group Sues Valve ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 29 2014]
Valve sued by Australian consumer watchdog | Te... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 29 2014]
Valve sued by Australian consumer watchdog [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 29 2014]
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Australia's consumer watchdog sues US games gia... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 29 2014]
AFP - Australia-technology-online-games-US [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 29 2014]
Half-Life publisher Valve faces ACCC legal action [Published Computerworld Australia - Aug 29 2014]
Full steam ahead: ACCC institutes proceedings a... [Published Medianet - Aug 29 2014]
farm secure diablo 3 item with 10% discount on ... [Published Student Village - Aug 27 2014]
Here Are the Top 5 Games on Twitch Right Now [Published TheStreet.com - Aug 26 2014]
Here Are the Top 5 Games on Twitch Right Now [Published The Street Latest - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon.com Takes Twitch for $970M [Published TheStreet.com - Aug 26 2014]
Amazon.com Takes Twitch for $970M [Published The Street Latest - Aug 26 2014]
Leadwerks Game Engine Finally Arrives on Steam ... [Published Softpedia - Aug 26 2014]
System Building for Modern Gamers [Published Channelpro - Aug 22 2014]
Valve News Game devs reckon Valve is the top fi... [Published T3 - Aug 21 2014]
US billionaire in Walker’s Cay talks [Published The Tribune - Aug 21 2014]
IGDA Survey: Most Developers Want to Work For V... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 20 2014]
Strong user base helping online gaming contest ... [Published Want China Times - Aug 19 2014]
7/31/14 Superior Court - Civil Cases [Published Inside Tucson Business - Aug 05 2014]
10 Cool Games You Can Play On Your Mac [Published Business Insider Australia - Jul 29 2014]
Steam Controller image leak suggests another it... [Published Electronista - Jul 24 2014]
New Steam Controller Design Surfaces [Published Tom's Hardware UK - Jul 24 2014]
Steam Controller nearer release with a new thum... [Published SlashGear - Jul 23 2014]
Here's Why MOBAs Are Taking Over the Gaming World [Published Mashable - Jul 23 2014]
$10 million computer game championship highligh... [Published Pop Matters - Jul 23 2014]
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ESPN dips its cleats into the e-sports pool wit... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 17 2014]
On Thursday, this weekend's The International, the fourth annual Dota 2 gaming tournament hosted by the game's creators at Valve, received a giant mainstream shot in the arm in the form of an ESPN partnership. According to a Valve Software statement ...
Steam reaches highest-ever concurrent user coun... [Published Ars Technica - Jun 30 2014]
Aurich Lawson Over the weekend, Steam's annual summer video game sale posted its final list of bargains, gathering the two-week sale's most popular discounts for one last hurrah. Steam sales veterans, heeding the usual advice of "wait until the last ...
Don’t Shake the Valve [Published Malwarebytes Unpacked - Jun 17 2014]
Here’s a curious one – a game developer working for SCS Software found an issue on Valve Corporation’s  Steam  Community Announcements, which he claims he’d reported previously but with no sign of a fix. You can check out what happened next on Reddit ...
Steam Early Access: Your rights when game devel... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 05 2014]
Above: Steam Early Access games may never get finished. Image Credit: Dan Crawley Early Access in an interesting beast. Part of Steam, the world’s largest online gaming platform, this portal enables consumers to buy into games that are still in early ...
12 Games You Can Complete in One Afternoon [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jun 03 2014]
Source: Flickr Creative Commons Game console collecting dust? Or has it simply been assigned as the dedicated Netflix machine? Video games are an expensive and time-consuming hobby. When there are things like work, school, and kids to think about, ...
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