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Steam Sale

Heads up, weebs! Steam's second anime sale just began

If you missed out on Steam's Anime sale last year, Valve is giving you another chance right now. This weekend, you get can up to 90% off of games such as Grandia II, the Blazblue series, the Naruto series, Deathsmiles, and my personal favor...

 
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Steam

That extra Steam cash you just got? Don't worry, it's not a scam

Hey, remember when Valve's systems were compromised last Christmas, then didn't tell anyone about it for days, then finally half-admitted that anything happened and confused everyone? People have a right to be cautious now about every suspi...

 
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Dota 2

Dota 2's new spectator mode will be a VR experience

Valve just put out a new trailer for all of the upcoming Steam experiences on its "Steam VR" landing page, and it involves Dota 2 in some capacity. The video initially pans in on the virtual screen showing the action in front of the pl...

 
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10 new puzzles

New Portal game built in Unreal Engine 4 coming next week

The chaps behind the officially sanctioned free Portal 2 expansion Portal Stories: Mel have a new game called Portal Stories: VR available for the HTC Vive at launch on April 5, 2016. Somehow we never got around to reviewing...

 
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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is the latest title that's Xbox One backward compatible

Another day, another backward compatible announcement. With the impressive frequency that Microsoft's adding games to the program, it seems like maybe every new inclusion doesn't warrant its own article. But, a lot of the titles are so high...

 
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Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...

 
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Dota 2

Does Dota 2's first paid custom game use stolen art?

Recently, Valve introduced paid-for passes for custom games in Dota 2, where for $1 players are given extra content or features to some of the most popular custom game-modes on official Valve servers. It’s very similar to Valve&r...

 
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Jim Sterling

Indie developer Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling is a former reviews editor at Destructoid] On March 4, 2016, James Romine (one-half of Digital Homicide, along with his brother Robert) filed a civil suit against our old friend Jim Sterling, seeking $10,761,000 in...

 
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Dota 2

Valve is rolling out paid passes for Dota 2 custom games

Valve famously "didn't understand exactly what [it] was doing" when it tried letting people charge money for their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods on Steam. There was enough of a backlash that those plans quickly fell through, and refunds...

 
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Star Wars

VR Star Wars game leaked

Star Wars may be heading to a VR headset near you. Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, developed by LucasArts and the Industrial Light and Magic Lab, is reportedly coming to Vive. A video momentarily popped up on the ILMxLab YouTube channel...

 
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The Lab

Valve announces free VR experience 'The Lab,' set in Portal universe

Valve's public relations is so bizarre. Where most publishers will send over 1000-word hypertext press releases with screenshots and videos, Valve is keen to just give us four sentences in plain text. And we still write about it! Because Va...

 
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Valve

New Valve program drops Steam bundle prices to account for already-owned games

A new Valve initiative will allow consumers to take advantage of the savings that game bundles offer without possibly necessitating the purchase of duplicate licenses. This program introduces flexible pricing -- a system that changes the co...

 
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Steam security

Valve to implement new security measures for Steam starting next week

Steam still has a ways to go in terms of functionality (mostly to adjust things they implemented, like Greenlight, mods, and trading) but a new change is coming on March 9, sprung by security concerns. For starters, you can't dupe items any...

 
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Vive

15,000 Vives were sold in the first 10 minutes at $800 a pop

For all the talk about how expensive virtual reality is, it hasn't stopped people from spending their cash on it. The excitement is palpable, as Oculus quickly sold through its first Rift shipment last month. It seems as if the more expensi...

 
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HTC Vive

HTC Vive will cost almost 700 British Pounds, 900 Euros

A week ago, we learned the HTC Vive price was going to be pretty steep ($799 in the USA). Since then, people in other countries have been eagerly awaiting news on how the local pricing would stack up. Simply put, the HTC Vive is going ...

 
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Valve voice acting

Uncovered voice files reveal how Valve makes games funny

Comedy is hard at the best of times, in a video game, it can be damn near impossible (looking at you Matt Hazard). The magical elixir of expectation, subversion, and timing that makes a joke funny is hard to nail down when working against t...

 
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Gaben drops the hammer

Gabe Newell fires Dota 2 host and production company during live tournament

Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and patron saint of Steam, has taken to reddit to address the Dota 2 subreddit's complaints about the Shanghai Major tournament currently taking place in China. "Two things: 1) James. We've had issues with ...

 
The Vive is too expensive
With the current exchange rate, the $799 Vive will cost roughly $1099 in Canadian dollars where I live (not counting taxes and any extra charges). That's a whole lot of cash. While I'm as excited as anyone else at the idea of...   read

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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive will cost a cool $799

Following a leak earlier today, HTC has officially confirmed the price of its VR device, the Vive, and its launch date. Early adopters will pay $799 to bask in the glory of VR with the first shipments of the device heading out in April. Pre...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...

 
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Free erotic visual novel

Win a free copy of that sexy lesbian ghost game

Hey, how's it going? Remember Kindred Spirits on the Roof, the visual novel that, "focuses on a lesbian relationship between two ghost girls who haunt an all-girls academy and the unrequited feelings in their hearts, unable to fully ex...

 
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Team Fortress 2

Think you're good enough to rock Team Fortress 2 competitively?

Here’s your chance to prove it, boyo. Though there’s, as yet, nothing on the official Team Fortress 2 website, Valve has launched a new Steam Community Group dedicated to keeping players updated about the new beta testing phase....

 
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Half-Life

A sequel to Half-Life: Opposing Force is coming to Steam next month

Before Half-Life 2, the Black Mesa universe gave birth to three Half-Life spin-offs: Opposing Force, Blue Shift, and Decay (and where Gearbox Software got its start). The average person might not know this because they were never treat...

 
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Sven Co-op 5.0

It's almost time to play the Half-Life campaign with friends

Sven Co-op was part of the holy grail of Half-Life mods. It was played as frequently as Counter-Strike or Team Fortress Classic by many people, myself included. It's purely cooperative, hence the name, and had a constan...

 
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Steam sale

The Steam Winter Sale made a whole lot of money

Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: Steam raked in a lot of cash thanks to one of its vaunted seasonal sales. Steam's Winter Sale again turned out to be a giant source of revenue for Valve, even with the Christmas snafu&...

 
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Valve

Half-Life's lone writer has left Valve after 18 years

Marc Laidlaw, co-creator and sole writer of the Half-Life franchise, has resigned from his position at Valve. He had worked at the Bellevue-based developer for 18 years at the time of his departure. The news comes as a result of a...

 
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CS:GO

The bans given to CS:GO match-fixers last year are permanent

Just over a year ago, Valve and eSports Entertainment Association shook the Counter-Strike scene by dishing out bans to a whole load of high-profile players who were caught match-fixing. Duc ‘cud’ Pham, Derek ‘dboorn&rsquo...

 
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Valve ARG

This sure seems like a new Valve ARG

Valve has seemingly slipped an alternate reality game (ARG) into the 2015 Winter Steam Sale. Over the past week, users have been searching for what they perceived to be clues all across Steam and in Valve's still-unraveling Northpole Noir w...

 
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Steam

Valve finally discusses Steam's 'troubled Christmas'

Five days after we reported that Steam users were seeing account information that didn't belong to them, Valve has issued a public statement regarding that Christmas kerfuffle. A previous comment from a Valve representative confirmed that a...

 
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Steam

So, how about explaining that Steam Christmas debacle, eh Valve?

::Jerry Seinfeld voice:: So how about that Steam fiasco?! Over Christmas, Steam gave hundreds of users access to random accounts, allowing them to view purchase and billing information of random strangers. Valve clarified to the press that ...

 

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OrochiLeona

Told you since day 1 Overwatch would be The same way Ive been telling you since day 1 Mirrors Edge will be perfectly a rule of thumb, listen to me and everything will be

 
Larxinostic

Hmm, 69th To exercise restraint is the dignified

 
absolutfreak

I treat myself to Overwatch for my birthday?

 
vxxyman

I cant go to So Im just looking at stuff and I keep checking out this countdown site for P5 Were getting dont toy with us anymore, New video and release date,

 
ObliqueZombie

Wait, is Escapist Magazine actually a PC Master Race meme wank fest, or is there some satire that slipped under the radar?

 
DanteKinkade

Its great in Hardboiled Chicken 2, Lil Putzki has a giant cellphone shaped robot, a giant cellphone shaped robot that looks like it has a rocket launcher for a

 
ZombZ

I noticed most people here write text in block form, while I prefer using a lot of line Is there a writing rule Im ignoring? Especially long texts are easier to read (for me) with line breaks, but Ive never been a fast reader

 
Dreamweaver

Yeah, remember when Quickposts were taken over by catgirls? Well, following in Meanderbots lead, I decided to redraw one of my other original characters (I have dozens) as a Heres Mayuki, who is supposed to be this pudgy girl loves to Yay?

 
Retrofraction

It only took 4 years, but I have an interview at a small production company would say I am excited, but I am very tired I have to go shopping for clothes to wear at it XD

 
Dreamweaver

I suck at drawing yet heres an image I It features one of my original characters, Brianna, just chilling out playing games while her friend, Tetsuya, Was supposed to be a two-part image where she rage-quit, but I couldnt make it >^<

 
JcDent

How to make a CnC Generals Add Profit?

 
JcDent

I always thought that videogame helicopters are only there to crash dramatically, either to put you into a level or force you to reach a secondary Eurogamer goes to add that they also serve as exposition dumps, too!

 
Pixie The Fairy

I just want to see the next Nintendo Sony pretty much handed Nintendo that market when they gave up on Sonys Japanese studios are gonna need something to

 
StriderHoang

Who says I cant fall in love with myself?

 
Chris Bradshaw
 
Chris Bradshaw

Which one is This?

 
TheAngriestCarp

When youre trying to work on a super important project thats due in eight hours and Overwatch sits on your desktop, taunting

 
hlarge4

My daughter turned 6 20 minutes My next child will be born in exactly 36 Is this a tI me to be alive or There arent enough ways to say how happy I

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Sony sells PS4 as a profit and its a good Nintendo sells NX at a profit and its a bad Its about as astounding as it is

 
Agent9

A piece from an old comic long since Its still really good though

 
Jed Whitaker

Fuck Overwatch, Ill be playing Battleborn tonight on my (No, but really, they are both pretty good games from what I can

 
SeymourDuncan17

Second reminder to Vita owners: Get Im officially staying up late to play it, backtracking for optional

 
Torchman

Played MK8 200cc with the competitive community Mmmmmm, felt good being reminded theres a game where I will for sure get my ass kicked

 
Nekrosys

Well, Ive just thought of an idea thatd be equal parts amazing and terrible: Gravity Rush for PS Itd be pretty fucking amazing, but the motion sickness would be SO

 
Shinta

Finally made it to Nue in Getting my ass served on a Got him to like 55% once I think

 
Larxinostic

If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact your nearest

 
Jinx 01

I think this is new, maybe added in a recent Windows update? (Im on 7) If you press the guide button after starting your wireless 360 controller it shows the battery charge Wonder if that interferes with Big Picture Mode, that used it right?

 
GoofierBrute

You The Overwatch Its Like holy crap is this

 
hlarge4

I got a Loot Crate DX and I love Horde and alliance burbon glasses? Yes please! Massive D20 shaped chilling rocks? Why, Ill take that! 8 inch, glow in the dark adventure time figure? Howd you Lightweight Zelda hoodie? Its on my bod!

 

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