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Team Fortress 2: A modern classic

There are some games out there that are true classics. Titles you can dust off and have as much fun playing today as you did when they came out decades ago. One doesn’t need to look any further than last week’s release of the SN...

 
 
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CS:GO is about to get a 'refined' Dust2

Valve will "soon" roll out a reworked version of Dust2 for testing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive which, wow, it's actually happening! The company even shared a screenshot and everything. This dang map is going to outlive us all. CS:G...

 
 
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Steam combats review bombing with infographics

Steam introduced histograms to its review system Tuesday to combat review bombing – a practice where users post a significant number of negative reviews to a games Steam page in a small amount of time to lower the score of the game. T...

 
 
 
 
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'Half-Life' writer posts his vision of Episode 3

A year after leaving Valve, former lead writer for Half-Life, Marc Laidlaw, has posted to his website a narrative outline for what could have been the plot of Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in-character as "Gertrude Fremont." The site is down with ...

 
 
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$200 price cut brings HTC Vive down to $599

That recent Oculus Rift price reduction and sale must've moved a lot of on-the-fence VR adopters into action. Today, HTC is following suit with a significant permanent price drop of its own for the Vive. Previously priced at $799, the virtu...

 
 
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Valve's doing a new project! (But it's a Dota card game)

There's no shortage of projects Valve fans would like to see the company pursue, whether it be a follow-up to Half-Life, another Left 4 Dead, more Team Fortress, or something new altogether. Instead of any of those ideas, we're getting Arti...

 
 
 
 
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Half-Life 3 would not be the end according to series writer

Half-Life 3 has become a bit of a running gag in the video game industry. With either perpetual delays or work never being started, the fate of the series is completely unknown at this point. We basically could throw out ludicrous ideas and...

 
 
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You've got character: The Spy

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...

 
 
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Mass VAC ban axes 40,000 Steam accounts

In the wake of last week's Summer sale, it is being reported that upwards of 40,000+ accounts were hit with the banhammer by Steam on grounds of being naughty cheats. Game-hackers often take advantage of sales to scoop up copies of gam...

 
 
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A Steam UI overhaul might be coming sooner than later

A user over on the Valve Time forum managed to grab some pictures of an Indigo 2017 talk hosted by Valve product designer Alden Kroll, which mostly deals with a newer, sleeker interface and new features like verification and direct dis...

 
 
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Half-Life: A Place in the West - Chapter 3 is out this month

The third chapter of Half-Life: A Place in the West is coming to Steam this month. "The Pit" is the third chapter of the Valve-sanctioned fan comic Half-Life: A Place in the West. You can find it on Steam, where the first chapter is "free ...

 
 
 
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Black Mesa suffers another delay, Xen to be added in December

The development path of the fan made Half-Life remake, Black Mesa, has been rocky. Being greenlit on Steam years before actually appearing on the service, Crowbar Collective, the dev team behind the game, has been promising to add the infam...

 
 
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Dota 2's long awaited campaign is unwelcoming, unique

When I bought into Dota 2's $9.99 Siltbreaker campaign (which includes a host of convoluted The International 2017 Battle Pass extras), it felt like I was taking a step into a timewarp when "use map settings" custom games ran supreme in Sta...

 
 
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Valve has a new co-op campaign out for Dota 2

I don't play Dota 2, but the prospect of a four-person cooperative campaign for this type of game sure is enticing. As previously detailed, Valve is putting out a two-act "Siltbreaker" campaign for Battle Pass owners. The pass is still $10,...

 
 
 
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Valve's publishing fee for Steam Direct is $100 per game

Valve is moving away from Steam Greenlight as a public-facing tool for determining which games should be sold on Steam, and in its place, developers are getting Steam Direct. Under this new initiative, instead of spending time garnering com...

 
 
 
 
 




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Shaggy confirmed for Dragon Ball Fighterz and stronger than Jiren

 
Silver Luso

👻👻👻(best read Im shaky ghost story voice) Im sick of seeing this spooky image, the water bullshit in this game can go to hell 👻👻👻👻

 
100 Percent Human SrChurros that is Totally Not a Monster

Ok, just a few more minutes of Night in the Woods before going to *chapter 3 ends with a huge cliffhanger* fuck

 
whatsacow

I still dont understand how if I give you 5 warnings to back the fuck off before I snap and you dont back the fuck off how its my fault when I get angry at

 
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TysonOfTimesUp

As a reminder, Fuck Canceled my CE for Destiny 2 because I just realized itd take a week to ship for a shipping Wake up or go out of business you archaic My

 
DinoSpecter

So I totally forgot about the list order for the Dtoid writes a book Here it is for those I cant believe I got the first chapter #prayfordino

 
Eingon Spankgler

Seriously, WWE you ageist Mickie James kicks the shit out of Alexa Bliss for like 5 straight minutes and Bliss pulls out a 5 moves of doom 5 seconds offense to

 
Michformer

Just found out that A Silent Voice will be playing in Rockville in a couple of Premise alone strongly compels me to give it a

 
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Spooky Gaming Fact of the Day: Despite sharing the same name as the book, Parasite Eve is actually a sequel to the However it wasnt written by books author, Hideaki Sena, in fact he didnt know about the game until it came

 
 

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