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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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Steam

(Updates) PSA: Steam is giving people access to random accounts, don't log in

[Update 2: We've received comment from a Valve representative, who confirms that a caching bug was responsible for the leak. According to Valve, only cached information was viewable, and no "unauthorized actions" were performed on the affec...

 
Steam Winter Sale photo
Steam Winter Sale

The Steam Winter Sale just started, thousands of games discounted

You, statistically speaking, are probably a person with a backlog of PC games so overwhelming that you'll never be caught up. Steam, fiscally speaking, is a service with a vested interest in selling you more PC games that, again, you'll pro...

 
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Valve

French consumer group takes on the Steam user agreement

Valve is being sued by a French consumer group that deems the terms and conditions of the Steam user agreement as "detrimental to consumer interests." According to redditor Silencement, consumer rights group UFC-Que Choisir s...

 
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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive has been improved, details at CES

Recently, Engadget published a report from an HTC Vive-centric developer forum in China that claims HTC has made a "very big technological breakthrough" on its Steam VR-powered virtual reality headset. Originally, the headset was set for a ...

 
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TF2 update

Sick of playing Team Fortress 2? Tough break

When was the last time you played Team Fortress 2? During the Gun Mettle event way back in the summer? Maybe when they introduced that weird sports mode a few months back? During Halloween? This very morning in your little Pyro themed under...

 
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CS:GO

Valve is undoing weapon tweaks that broke Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a finely tuned, tightly balanced game. While on the whole that’s a good thing, it does make the game a house of cards: when things go even slightly wrong it can throw the entire game out and make a ...

 
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Steam Trading Cards

Steam is dropping Mysterious trading cards again

Earlier this year I got a jump on the Steam Summer Sale event by happening to craft a badge at the right time. As luck would have it, it happened again. No, I don't just always craft badges. Okay maybe I do. I noticed this evening after cra...

 
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Valve

Let's watch robots build Steam Controllers

Ever wonder how controllers are made? Valve has put out a fascinating behind-the-scenes video showing the hard-working Aperture robots (yes, really!) that assemble Steam Controllers. It lacks the minutia of something like How It's Made -- ...

 
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Steam

Valve says around 77,000 Steam accounts are hacked each month

There's a real problem concerning Steam account security. For years, hackers have targeted Steam users to gain unauthorized access to their accounts and clear out their inventory of items. It's a familiar story, but it's an ever-growing one...

 
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Holy Team Fortress Batman

Team Fortress 2 is getting a bunch of Batman inspired items

Who said Halloween was over? Team Fortress 2 will soon have a new line of community made items inspired by Batman: Arkham Knight that will let your favorite blood thirsty mercenaries dress up as various heroes and villains from the world of...

 
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Rocket League x Portal

Portal crossover coming to Rocket League

Portal-themed content is coming to Rocket League next month, Psyonix has announced. Starting December 1, the following items will be awarded to players at random after matches: Cake (Topper)  Conversion Gel (Rocket Trail)  Propul...

 
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Deals

Green Man Gaming squeezes into sale madness with Thursday deals

PC gamers aren't left out in the cold this Black Friday, what with the Steam Autumn sale and a myriad of other ongoing sales. Green Man Gaming is squeezing into the "me too" pie with a fresh batch of deals during its week-long "Green T...

 
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Steam sale

Steam's autumn sale is different this year

Send help! It's that deal-filled time of year when I have far too many browser tabs open. As you might have noticed from the new storefront illustration, Steam began its autumn sale today (officially, it's the "Exploration Sale"). Those sha...

 
Steam sales photo
Steam sales

The next big Steam sales will have more stable discounts

Valve is tweaking the way it handles major sales on Steam -- at least the next pair. The upcoming autumn sale (November 25 - December 1) and winter sale (December 22 - January 4) will not feature the limited-time daily deals and flash deals...

 
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Saxxy Awards

Here are the winners of Valve's 2015 Saxxy awards

Valve used to make really god damn cool videos for its games. Alongside the now legendary Team Fortress 2 Meet the… videos, it also produced some rad videos for Left 4 Dead and Portal 2. The last one I can find is for ...

 

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CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
Sr Churros

Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
Pixie The Fairy

Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
Parismio

Alright i got two codes Wiiu versions of affordable space adventures and Shante: Pirates Curse

 
Nathan D

Oh shit, its only

 
worm jerky

Just discovered the Yakuza series after buying 5 on sale and finally putting some real time in with 4, which I got with PSPlus a while Now I dont even care about anything else its like Im trapped in Yakuzaville!!

 
AvtrSpirit

While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
lewness

Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
Madoka Malika

done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
Mike Wallace

I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
Lawman

Current status:

 
Jinx 01

PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
AvtrSpirit

OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
Parismio

Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
SeymourDuncan17

This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
OverlordZetta

Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
Torchman

That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 
EdgyDude

Tomorrow is 5 de Mayo and today is May the 4th, so by compromising in a middle

 
Sr Churros

Bad new: I fucked up PSO2 instalation Good news: I will even have more tips of what not to do when installing

 
FakePlasticTree

One day left and of course I have to work *cries* Heres hoping for a release date, new party member unveiled and trailer :D

 
ScionVyse

#Canadaproblems

 
DeadMoon

Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So yeah, that Miku essay blog is now Go check it Maybe give some We can discuss Vocaloid If you Hope you guys who are interested dig

 
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