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Prepare for the future. As this Half-Life 2 video demonstrates, reload times in gaming may soon be based on skill instead of animation speed. In the video, reloading the revolver requires swinging the cylinder open, utilizin...


Zoey. It was Zoey! I would have never guessed she was the third mystery character teased for Super Time Force Ultra following Pyro and Saxton Hale from Team Fortress 2, but it makes sense in retrospect. The Left 4 Dead star b...


The Independent Game Developers Association surveyed over 2,200 developers on where they'd like to work, with Valve winning out. Even over working for themselves. Maybe they wouldn't have liked their boss. Or just w...


Based on the name alone, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies doesn't sound like a legitimate, officially-licensed game, but it is. Valve's okay with it! And, actually it's not too far-fetched when you recall that Nexon is responsib...


Valve has released an alpha build of its Dota 2 Workshop Tools which will enable folks to create, share, and play custom maps and game modes for Dota 2. That's going to be huge and if you played custom games in Warcraft III, ...


It seems every time we check in with Valve's Steam Controller, it's undergone another significant change. The last design, which added a D-pad of sorts and A/B/X/Y buttons, was more in line with traditional gamepads. Now, if ...


[Update: It's over! Newbee has been named champion of The International 4 and will take home $5,028,308 in prize money. For reaching second place, ViCi Gaming will bring home a still-impressive $1,475,699. Watch the final mat...


Note: there will be no spoilers in this post for day one or two, but expect them in the comments!  Yesterday was as exciting as it was heartbreaking for some, but that's just the way things go when over $10 million is on...


First of all, don't worry I won't spoil anything from yesterday here. There will, however, be spoilers in the comments! Yesterday was an intense start to The International 2014, with great teams like DK, Newbee, and EG playin...


You can watch the $10+ million Dota 2 tournament The International on Twitch, or in-game, or, huh, even on ESPN. Valve is collaborating with the sports network for coverage this weekend. Notably, ESPN2 will have an exclusive ...


Eight teams are left fighting for the $5 million first prize in Dota 2's International tournament. The grand final will be played Monday, July 21. Among the teams fighting for it are ViCi, NewBee, Evil Geniuses, Team DK, Cloud9, 2011 champions Natus Vincere, 2012 winners Invictus Gaming and LGD Gaming (the China qualifier winner).  Patrick was dead wrong. Team MVP didn't come close.


The day has finally arrived! The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year is about to officially begin! Today, four wildcard teams will battle it out for one remaining position in the tournament and their shot at a pri...


The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This s...


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players just got a few new playgrounds to get offensive on, courtesy of the players themselves. As part of CS:GO's Operation Breakout initiative, six user-created maps have been promoted...


The Dota 2 prize pool for the upcoming International 2014 tournament is now at $10 million dollars. With zeroes that looks like this: $10,000,000. All of the newly added stretch goals have been reached, the most recent ...


STBlackST did a terrific job with this Team Fortress 2 short, Hat_Dogs. It's a riff on Watch Dogs' "hack everything" mentality using characters we actually like. Impressive, and -- with the inclusion of that bread line -- timely.


I'll assume everyone has already seen the Team Fortress 2 animated short that Valve put out yesterday and have been very excited to jump back into TF2. Today, the Love & War update has been more detailed, with new weapons and GIGANTIC balance changes. Let's chat about them, shall we?


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, ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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?!


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 conduc...


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...


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...


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....


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


After rising through the Steam Greenlight approval process, Earth: Year 2066 was released on Steam Early Access just last month for $19.99. If you follow Jim Sterling's fine work over at The Escapist, you'll be all too famili...


I've fallen off the Team Fortress 2 wagon in a big way; I used to play for at least 2-3 hours every day but the constant stream of updates and deluge of new items dulled my interest. Watching this latest episode of Did You K...


A new update just hit Dota 2, and it brought with it another slew of balance changes in the form of the 6.81 patch. Buffs and nerfs abound, and the future of the game has changed once again. Many have claimed that the 6.80 ve...


Today is Free Comic Book Day! It is what it sounds like: go to a participating comic book store, inevitably StreetPass some fellow 3DS users, and walk out with a free comic book. Maybe even expand your horizons and make some ...


Left 4 Dead in Japanese arcades? It's more likely than you think. Actually, it's definitely going to happen. Taito's been teasing a "Project Z" for some time now for its Nesica arcade systems, but today the official site has...


It's time to get serious. Or stoic. Actually, if Serious Sam is your thing, you might even want to get excited. A team of fans (with Croteam's blessing, no less) has launched Serious Sam Classics: Revolution on Steam, an ite...


Valve has announced the date and some details for its annual Dota 2 tournament, The International.  Now going into its fourth year, The International kicks off on July 18 in Seattle, at Key Arena. But they have to get th...






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