Steam’d penguins? Is it a recipe for an exotic South Pole dish? Perhaps it’s one of those bizarre YouTube videos of penguins in a sauna cavorting with the Swedish Bikini team?
The truth is that this is the first post of the Valve Linux blog. This blog is where you can find the latest information from Valve about our Linux development efforts.
Apparently, they’ve already got Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Ubuntu 12.04.
That only left the issue of what to call the update. Luckily, at the very moment we were thinking about it, someone turned on the radio. Guess what song was on? That’s right: ‘Safety Dance’.
“That’s a pretty catchy song,” we said. “Who sings that?” Well, we don’t want to upset you, so we won’t type it here, but suffice it to say the band that wrote ‘Safety Dance’ has the most unthinkably offensive name we’ve ever heard.
Only Valve know how to write a press release this funny.
Sixense Studios, the developers of the Razer Hydra motion controller for PC, are bringing PlayStation Move functionality to the PlayStation 3 version of Valve’s Portal 2, along with a dedicated DLC called Portal 2 In Motion.
Following the release of the Perpetual Testing Initiative, this serves as yet another reason to go back and enjoy some Portal.
An absolutely astounding piece about how Valve hires and operates; written by a designer who has worked on Steam.
Their recruiting is equally enigmatic. Colleagues of mine far more talented than I mentioned how they had sent in resumes, but never heard back … Internal documents include long target lists, where Valve employees add names of the best and brightest innovators in the industry, and if/when they will be available.
Though the novelty has worn off, the Portal 2 improves on its predecessor in every other way.