An update to Valve’s rules for games on Steam effectively bans all Blockchain games that use cryptocurrencies or NFTs. This is GOOD news if you’re a cryptocurrency or NFT holder, at the moment, as it represents another public acknowledgement of the real-world value of cryptocurrencies and NFTs alike. It’s not...
Update 10/15: Epic Games has come out in support of blockchain technology so along as "they follow the relevant laws," according to CEO and founder Tim Sweeney. Hours after it was reported Steam would ban blockchain-backed games that offer NFT and cryptocurrency, Epic Games has taken the opposite stance and said they are open to blockchain-based games.
Valve is reportedly blocking cryptocurrency and NFT games on its Steam digital distribution network, according to Age of Rust developer SpacePirate Games. The studio said on Twitter that Valve was going to remove all such games from the platform, based on a screenshot of Steam’s developer rules and guidelines. It said that games built on blockchain technology that issue or allow the exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs could not be distributed on Steam.
Valve has quietly delivered a new edict: No NFTs or cryptocurrency on Steam. The recently updated Steam distribution onboarding guidelines specifically ban any "applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs." In short, NFTs are unique digital receipts (stored on a blockchain, a sort...
Games that use blockchain technology or let users exchange NFTs or cryptocurrencies won’t be allowed on Steam, according to a rule added to Valve’s “What you shouldn’t publish on Steam” list. The change was pointed out by SpacePirate, a developer working on an NFT-based game, who said that the change was because the company doesn’t allow game items that could have real-world value. But Steam could also be avoiding controversy with the move.
Steam will no longer host games that have NFTs and cryptocurrencies, as Valve unceremoniously removed them from Steam. Without any announcement or warning, Valve suddenly removed all games on Steam that have NFTs and cryptocurrencies on them. On a new guideline on Steamworks, it reads: “applications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrency or NFTs” are not allowed on the platform.
Dota 2‘s newest hero was announced by Valve during The International 10. Who is it, you ask? Why, it’s no other than Marci, Mirana’s servant and muscle, originally introduced in the Netflix animated series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. It’s already a tradition at this point, that Valve announces a brand new...
Epic Games, the mega-publisher behind Fortnite, and the Epic Games Store has said that it’s “open to games that support cryptocurrency of blockchain-based assets”. Epic has told The Verge that it is willing to work in what it calls a “new field”. It also added that it would “have to comply with financial laws, make it clear how the blockchain is used, and have appropriate age ratings.”
I'm constantly in awe of the wild tricks that speedrunners discover in just about any game they set their collective minds to. It's always a treat to hear developers being equally astounded though, and Valve's developers are no exception. Three of them recently got to have a chat with Portal speedrunner "CantEven" to ask about extremely calculated trick shots, weird save glitches, and all the other things that game developers don't always know about their own games.
Phase II of the water valve replacement project in Steubenville is winding down, with city crews completing the last four valves at the intersection of Fourth and Dock streets on Friday. Water Superintendent Jim Jenkins said they also have 700 feet of 12-inch line replacement to finish in Lawson Street alley. Phase II is slated to be done by Nov. 30.
Marci from the Dota 2 animated series Dota: Dragon’s Blood is joining the fray as the next playable hero later this year. Valve showed the reveal teaser during the penultimate day of The International 10, a day where Davion, the Dragon Knight—and the show’s main character—was played live on stage.
Video game corporation Valve has informed users no content related to cryptocurrencies or nonfungible tokens will be allowed through its Steam marketplace. As reported by game developer SpacePirate on Oct. 14, Steam has updated its guidelines for what content creators are allowed to publish on the platform. According to Steam, no applications built on blockchain technology that “issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs” are permitted in its onboarding process for partners. The rule appears alongside guidelines prohibiting hate speech, sexually explicit images, and libelous or defamatory statements.
Steam will no longer let games or other software onto its storefront if they engage in any cryptocurrency or NFT trading using blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies and NFTs were tagged onto to the list of prohibited application features on Steam's Steamworks Onboarding document for developers shipping titles on its platform, specifically "[a]pplications built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs."