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Valve has gotten really good at making short films photo
Valve has gotten really good at making short films
by Jordan Devore

As part of the next major Team Fortress 2 update, Love and War, Valve has released a new short film called Expiration Date that's nearly 15 minutes long. And it's good! Real good.

The update will add new taunts to the game, including "Conga!" and "Skull Cracker," but that's only the beginning. In typical Valve fashion, we'll hear more about what's included on a daily basis leading up to update's release. For now, look sharp -- there's bound to be hints at what's in store throughout the short film. (Also, find a making-of video over here.)

I'm hopeful the Demoman's festive attire will be a part of this. I must wear it.

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7:00 AM on 06.06.2014

Valve updates Steam Early Access FAQ with warning that some games won't be released

When you purchase a game from Steam Early Access, there's always a risk you take that the game you put down that hard-earned money on may not actually release in full. Sure, that doesn't always happen, but often enough that V...

Brittany Vincent

2:45 PM on 06.04.2014

Oculus hires former Valve business director

Jason Holtman headlines a recent list of Oculus hires post Facebook aquisition. Holtman will head the, "business development and partnership side of the Oculus platform working closely with Marshall, head of platform enginee...

Steven Hansen

9:00 PM on 06.03.2014

So that's what Valve's virtual-reality headset looks like

Valve has been working in the virtual-reality space with a prototype head-mounted display of its own, and by most accounts, the device provides an experience unlike any other VR demo. The company brought another iteration of ...

Jordan Devore

5:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Bro the best that you can bro with Broforce Steam Early Access update

If you've been bro-ing out with Broforce, Free Lives' patriot simulator, you might have noticed it's received a beefy update on Steam Early Access. We've got two additional bros on tap, along with a new mechanized enemy unit ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 AM on 05.28.2014

Super Source Bros. Melee

What if Valve made their own Super Smash Bros. game, but with characters from Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and Left 4 Dead? What if?!

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Valve's Steam Machine program and controller pushed back into 2015 photo
Valve's Steam Machine program and controller pushed back into 2015
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Valve's Eric Hope took to the Steam forums today and announced that they're delaying the release of the Steam Machine program and the Steam controller into 2015.

"We’re now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014."

Hope noted that they're eager to get Steam Machines out there, but their number one priority is making sure they create the "best gaming experience possible."

How this will exactly impact the release of the SteamOS or all of the Steam Machines various PC makers are working on is unclear at this time. 

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5:30 PM on 05.23.2014

Meet the cast of Left 4 Dead's Japanese arcade version

Left 4 Dead: Survivors is shambling to test locations in Tokyo today, courtesy of Taito. The Japanese arcade release sports a number of subtle changes to the classic zombie-shooting formula, including a strange new controller...

Kyle MacGregor

4:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Steam In-Home Streaming is open for everyone

After a lengthy beta period, Steam's In-Home Streaming is now available for all users of Valve's digital platform. In case you've not being paying attention, the home streaming program allows you to stream a game from your de...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 PM on 05.20.2014

The International 4 prizepool passes $6M, new stretch goals added

The Dota 2 community, along with most MOBAs, gets a bad rap for being mean jerks. While yes, there are plenty of mean jerks out there, it's moments like these that prove that we can really band together to...spend money....

Patrick Hancock





5:00 PM on 05.17.2014

The International 2014's prize pool has reached $5.5 million

The penultimate stretch goal, environmental effects, has been reached for Dota 2's International 2014 tournament after only a single week of raising money. Nearly $4,000,000 has been contributed by the community, making ...

Patrick Hancock

9:00 PM on 05.15.2014

So many games have released on Steam this year

It's no secret that Steam is approving games left and right, granting access to developers that wouldn't have been so fortunate in prior years. Tracking the number of new releases on Steam, Gamasutra has learned that more tit...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 05.15.2014

The Stanley Parable narrator lends his voice to Dota 2

Your Dota 2 announcer of choice might just change today now that the narrator from The Stanley Parable is available for purchase. Normally $9.99, this announcer pack is currently a dollar off. I'm not a Dota 2 player by any ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Left 4 Dead: Survivors gameplay trailer looks just like Left 4 Dead

Remember Taito's "Project Z" and how it was revealed to simply be an arcade version of Left 4 Dead? There's finally a gameplay trailer to accompany the big announcement. It's full of zombies, broken English, and Japanese tex...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Action Henk hitting Steam Early Access on June 18

Look! It's Action Hank! I mean, Action Henk! Man, for a minute there I thought we were talking about Dexter's favorite action figure from Dexter's Laboratory back in the day. We're actually talking a speedrunner/platformer t...

Brittany Vincent

6:00 PM on 05.10.2014

The Dota 2 Compendium for The International 2014 is now live

The time has come to for Dota 2 players all around the world to spend their $9.99 in preparation for this year's International tournament! Buying the Dota 2 Compendium grants the purchaser a slew of things, much mor...

Patrick Hancock