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Call of Duty: Black Ops III's DLC will be going free on PC for a month

If you're somehow still playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III, then you'll be happy to know that next month, all of the DLC packs will be going free for a trial period on PC. The trial period will begin next Tuesday, May 30 at 6 pm BST/1 pm E...   read

 
 
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is getting some new modes with 'Operation Hydra'

Every year, Valve holds a special event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that allows community map makers to get some recognition. These take the form of "Operation" X and have seen major alterations to the core Counter-Strike gameplay ...   read

 
 

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(Update) Valve has hired some of the developers behind Kerbal Space Program

[Update: Daniele Peloggio, Community Manager at Squad, has provided Destructoid with the following statement: "We have had several people working on our team over the years, it is common among development studios for team members to co...   read

 
 
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Valve will be overhauling Steam Trading Cards to stop developers from gaming the system

Many people don't really care about Steam Trading Cards, but it has been a lucrative addition to Valve's digital distribution platform since its inception. The system, in its current incarnation, doles out digital cards to players while run...   read

 
 
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Half-Life 2: VR made it through Steam Greenlight

A virtual-reality makeover for Half-Life 2 sounds like a terrific new reason to revisit the iconic game, and with Valve prioritizing other initiatives, fans have taken it upon themselves to make it happen. The community-built Half-Life 2: V...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Charlie Murder

I don’t remember much about Charlie Murder from its original 2013 release. It was such a late Xbox 360 title that a lot of people overlooked it in favor of the looming Xbox One and PS4 launches. To make matters worse, Microsoft seemed...   read

 
 
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Users request nearly 50,000 Steam refunds per day

Valve customer support, a service that's pretty notorious among Steam users, is very very busy with refunds. How busy? Think roughly 50,000 a day. According to a report from Gamesindustry.biz, Steam refund requests are now up to 49,199 per ...   read

 
 
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Dota 2 is getting a co-op mode in support of The International 2017

Since Dota 2's inception, Valve has held a massive event, named The International, to highlight the best players of the game in a gigantic battle for supremacy. Players form teams and duke it out for a chance to win an insane amount of mone...   read

 
 
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Chet Faliszek is moving on from Valve

Another familiar face is out at Valve. Following the departures of fellow writers Marc Laidlaw and Erik Wolpaw, now Chet Faliszek -- who contributed to both of the Half-Life 2 episodes, as well as the Portal and Left 4 Dead series, and Coun...   read

 
 
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Want to play ranked in Dota 2? You'll need to give Valve your phone number

In an effort to combat smurfing (more on that in a sec), Valve has implemented a new feature for Dota 2 -- if you want to play ranked mode (the be all end all for pros and upcoming pros), you'll need to give them your phone number to a...   read

 
 


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Modders are angry at Valve's recent handling of Dota 2

Going back as far as the '90s, there has been a small collective of modders in the community that either have a successful side hustle, or a full-time gig providing content on top of what the development team already offers. Valve is pretty...   read

 
 
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New images surface from one of Half-Life 2's cancelled episodes

Before vanishing into the ether and becoming gaming's longest running gag, Half-Life 2 was actually supposed to get more than just one final episode. While we've only ever known the name of Arcane Studios Return to Ravenholm, some new image...   read

 
 
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I don't have infinite money, so I'll try Infinite Warfare for free this weekend

If you're a broke gamer, such as myself, and want to try out the latest Call of Duty title, then this weekend on Steam will be your dream come true. From now until February 26 at 1 PM PST, the multiplayer portion of Infinite Warfare will be...   read

 
 
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New Civilization VI update brings Australia DLC and Steam Workshop

One of the most-requested features for Civilization VI will soon be upon us. In an upcoming free update, Steam Workshop support will be going live alongside some new team options and the Australian Civilization DLC. While I've sunk more tim...   read

 
 
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Erik Wolpaw has departed Valve

It's been confirmed that Erik Wolpaw, one of the writers behind games like Portal and Left 4 Dead, is no longer working for Valve. Wolpaw and his writing partner, Chet Faliszek, joined Valve after their hugely influential Old Man ...   read

 
 
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Valve making three 'full' games for VR, wants to advance the platform

Valve CEO Gabe Newell has never been a fan of consoles and reaffirmed those feelings recently when he explained to Eurogamer that "We get really frustrated working in walled gardens." This time is he talking not about power, but having to r...   read

 
 
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Valve's replacing Greenlight with a new system it calls Steam Direct

Valve is constantly looking for new ways to streamline the process of developers getting their games on Steam. In 2012, it introduced Greenlight, a community-focused initiative that let users vote for the titles they thought should be added...   read

 
 
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Half-Life may continue, but not like you want it to

Gabe Newell recently held an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit and people were obviously drooling at the chance to question the existence of Half-Life 3. While that was deftly avoided by Gaben, there were some interesting hints dropped about ...   read

 
 
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Some of Codemasters' racing games have been delisted from Steam

In the digital era of games, not everything lasts forever. As crazy as it may sound, sometimes licenses for cars, music, or product placements end up rendering a game unsellable after a certain date. It looks like that has come to pass for ...   read

 
 
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So, what are the main takeaways from the legal battle between Australia and Valve?

Two years ago, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched a legal challenge against Valve over its treatment of Australian users of its Steam service between the dates of January 1, 2011 and August 28, 2014 (whe...   read

 
 
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Valve has been ordered to pay $3 million for violating Australia's consumer laws

Back in March, in a case brought to the Australian Federal Court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Valve was found guilty of various violations of the country’s consumer laws. Essentially, Valve had made mi...   read

 
 
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This Xen teaser for Black Mesa is a promising start

The last time we spoke about Black Mesa, the fan-made Half-Life remake, it had to do with Xen. This time, we're also talking about Xen. And next time, I'm willing to bet, we'll still be going on about Xen. Today's news is a progress update ...   read

 
 
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It's beginning to look a lot like Smissmas in Team Fortress 2

Not to get all morbid here right before Christmas, but sometimes, I feel like the odds aren't terrible that Team Fortress 2 will outlive me. (Well, all of us, really.) Valve's eternal team-based shooter is chugging along with updates, and t...   read

 
 
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First annual Steam awards nominees have been finalized

Y'know what, guys? Turns out Steam is pretty popular. Over 15 million people participated in nominating games for the Steam awards this year. That's pretty good for a set of awards that didn't exist and no one knew about a few weeks ago. Vo...   read

 
 
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Dota 2's 7.00 patch fundamentally changes the game

I'm uhh, not even sure where to begin here. Fresh off of the Boston Major, Valve has just released the update page for Dota 2's newest patch: 7.00. The community has anxiously been awaiting the patch just for the brand new Hero of Monk...   read

 
 


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