News Valve Confirms It Contacted Nintendo About Dolphin Emulator Coming To Steam
"We brought this to their attention proactively"
Towards the end of May, the team behind Dolphin Emulator revealed its release on Steam had been "indefinitely postponed" after it was contacted by Valve. Valve spokesperson Kaci Aitchison Boyle has now issued a statement (via The Verge), confirming Valve originally reached out to Nintendo: Given...
News Dolphin Emulator Steam Release "Indefinitely Postponed"
Update: Nintendo responds with statement
Update #3 [Sat 3rd Jun, 2023 01:35 BST]: Valve spokesperson Kaci Aitchison Boyle has now issued a statement (via The Verge), noting how Valve was the one to inform Nintendo: Given Nintendo’s history of taking action against some emulators, we brought this to their attention proactively after the Dolphin...
Random The GameCube & Wii Emulator Dolphin Is Coming To Steam In Q2 2023
"This has been the product of many months of work"
The development team behind the GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin has shared some surprising news - announcing Dolphin will be "coming soon" to Valve's Steam service in Q2 2023. You can even wishlist the free download right now. When Dolphin launches as an early access game on the Steam Store, the...
News Pizza Tower Is Giving Us Serious Wario Land Vibes On PC And Now We Knead It On Switch
For many, the Wario Land games can feel like something of a fever dream today. It's been almost 15 years since the last title in the series, Wario Land: Shake It!, came to the Wii and now the thought of Nintendo's treasure-obsessed anti-hero getting another platformer of his own seems about as likely as us getting any news on Metroid...
News Nintendo Isn't Happy About Switch Game Images On Steam
New action taken against Switch emulation
Switch emulation is a thing, and it's something Nintendo obviously isn't happy about - with a lot of first-party releases often leaking ahead of official street dates, and in most cases, running on other devices at much higher resolutions and frame rates. Nintendo's taken action in the past against piracy...
News Valve's Steam Client Beta Adds Support For Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers
Sharing the joy
If you love being able to sync your Nintendo controllers with new devices and applications, you might be a fan of Valve's latest update to Steam. The company responsible for hits such as Half-Life, Team Fortress 2 and the Portal series has revealed it's added support for Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers in its latest Steam Client beta...
News You Can Now Play Steam Games Using Your Retro Switch Controllers
Retro is the way forward
Steam received a brand new update yesterday that might interest some of you who own one (or multiple) of the Switch's retro controllers. VGC reports that Valve's digital platform now supports the NES, SNES, N64, and Mega Drive / Genesis controllers. So you can play classics like Glover, multiple Mega Drive games, Chrono...
News Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Gets Original Version On Steam After Poor Reception
No word on a Switch update
It seems fans of Blade Runner have been shedding a few tears (in rain) over the state of the newly released Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. So much so, in fact, that developer Nightdive Studios has seen fit to release the original version of the game as an update for owners on Steam. While our own review for the Switch...
News PlatinumGames' Live Service Title Is Off To A Really Bad Start
Over to you, Bayonetta 3
In the lead-up to the Switch-exclusive Bayonetta 3, fans have been keeping a close eye on its developer PlatinumGames. With this in mind, it's been another eventful week for the Japanese company - with the launch of the PlayStation and PC title, Babylon's Fall. It's a new cooperative action RPG live service game published...
News Don't Panic, Valve Has Already Resolved Steam Deck's Supposed Switch-Like "Drift" Issues
"We just shipped a fix to address the bug"
If you've been able to get your hands on a Steam Deck and are worried about the reported "drift" issues, it seems there's no need to panic. Valve, in record time (not Valve time, thankfully), has already issued a fix to address the supposed issues associated with the Steam Deck thumbsticks. This...
News Capcom's Former Switch Exclusive Monster Hunter Rise Is Off To A Great Start On Steam
Now if only it had cross-play support...
The Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise was this week ported across to the PC, and if you are curious to know how it's performing - we've got some data to share. According to Steam's global stats, Rise is currently in the top 10 most played games on the platform - with a 90,000+ peak at the time of writing...
News Steam Deck, Valve's Switch-Like Handheld PC, Gets Pushed Back To 2022
"Missing parts along with logistical challenges means delayed Steam Decks"
Valve has announced that shipping of Steam Deck, the company's Switch-like handheld PC, will be delayed by two months due to "global supply chain issues". In industry-wide circumstances that recently caused Nintendo to reduce its Switch sales forecasts due to the global...
News Valve Responds To 'Switch Vs Steam Deck' Comparisons, Insists It's "Going After" A Different Audience
"High-end" PC gamers are the target
Following the reveal of the Switch OLED earlier this month, Valve announced its new handheld PC device, the Steam Deck. It's drawn plenty of comparisons to Nintendo's hybrid system due to its similarities in design (and has resul
News Gabe Newell: Pricing Valve's Switch-Like Steam Deck Was "Painful"
Cheapest model will be $50 more than the OLED Switch
In case you missed it, Valve's rumoured "Switch-like" handheld device has now been officially revealed as the Steam Deck. While the American company best-known for its digital games platform on PC hasn't drawn any comparisons to Nintendo's hybrid system itself, it's sort of hard to ignore certain...
Rumour Valve Is Working On A "Switch-Like" Portable Gaming PC
A few weeks ago, Valve boss Gabe Newell said the Steam giant had something planned for console gaming that fans would learn more about later this year. At the time, an obvious guess was more games, but it seems this might not be the case. According to an "exclusive" from Ars Technica's Tech Culture Editor, Sam Machkovech, the...
News You Can Share Switch And Steam Cloud Saves In Divinity: Original Sin 2
Keep your adventure going
One critically-acclaimed role-playing game worth checking is Divinity: Original Sin 2. It's been well received on PC and its definitive edition is now available on the Nintendo Switch for $49.99 / £44.99 – so you can slay monsters and unleash magic on the go. If you happen to have played the existing version of the game...
News Valve Reveals Steam's Top Played Games With A Switch Pro Controller
In May this year, Valve added Switch Pro Controller support to Steam. By September, the new Nintendo gamepad had become the seventh most popular controller on the digital platform, with just under 500,000 registered users. Valve has now released information about the top played games on Steam using a Switch Pro Controller. This...
News Switch Pro Controller Has Just Under 500,000 Registrations On Steam
"Pretty popular" for a new device
The traditional design of the Pro Controller makes it a favourable choice for classic video game experiences on the Switch. Nintendo did such a fine job, Valve added an option to pair the controller with its digital game service, Steam. Valve has now compiled all of its data about controller gaming on Steam...
News Valve Makes Hori Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Controller Compatible With Steam In Latest Update
Play like a pro
It was a pleasant surprise when Nintendo originally made the Hori Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Controller compatible with multiple other Switch games - enabling the use of it in the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and even Sonic Mania. In general, it's been
News Eternity's Child Now Available for Steam
For those who are interested in the upcoming WiiWare game Eternity’s Child it may come as good news to hear that it is now available on the PC download service, Steam for a measly $4.49 (until 7th August when it goes up to a backbreaking $4.99!).
A few weeks we did a preview of Eternity’s Child based on a non-complete version of the game which...