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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 ...

 
 
 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Glove skins come to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

When I think of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (and, at this point, Valve more generally as well), I think of monetized items. You too? Well, here's another! Valve has introduced cosmetic glove skins as well as Steam Group Lobbies, a way ...

 
 
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Damn, the Steam Awards art is hella good

Look, I'm a Fancy Man, alright? I cut my pizza with a fork and knife. I go to many a Broadway play and art gallery. I could probably ballroom dance if I wanted to. If I were a cat, I'd only eat wet food. The point is that I'm cultured and h...

 
 
 
 
 
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Introducing Hot and Steamy: Popular and upcoming Steam games

Are you feeling the AAA blues? Season passes got you down? Then look no further than Hot and Steamy, a new feature I hope to make a regular thing looking at popular and upcoming Steam games releasing each week. While I don't guarantee any o...

 
 
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Lay (Rainbow Six) Siege to your friends for free this weekend

I guess betas and free weekends are the new demos, because a lot of developers have been opting for post-release "free" weekends to generate interest in their hot titles. We've seen one for Overwatch on consoles and now Ubisoft is following...

 
 
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The Steam store has a new look today

"Keep scrolling for more recommendations." I think that sums up the direction Valve has taken the Steam store in recent years. You can manually search for games by name or genre, or peek at the chart-toppers, sure, but have you seen these p...

 
 
 
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Valve announces expansion of licenses for VR demonstrations

Valve announced earlier today that they're expanding the Site Licensing Program (SLP) that allows people to use Steam content or services in a public setting. This is good news for people who want to demonstrate Virtual Reality (VR) games l...

 
 
 
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Xen will be added to Black Mesa in summer 2017

Fan project Half-Life remake Black Mesa is mostly done at this point, but still on Steam Early Access. That's because it's missing the game's final chapter, the one that never went over well in the first place: Xen. In an update o...

 
 
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming 'very soon' to iOS

I have an utter infatuation with The Binding of Isaac. While I typically don't enjoy procedural-generation games, the core mechanics in Isaac lend itself to an infinite amount of playthroughs by employing luck and pure skill on the part of ...

 
 
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Review: Civilization VI

Over the course of many playthroughs and almost three full days of game time, Civilization VI is still on my mind. I’ve gone through the motion of placing districts, training an army, distributing “great” people, and build...

 
 
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Scream Fortress VIII is now live

Team Fortress 2 is celebrating its eighth (!) Halloween this year, and new events and items went live a few hours ago. Valve may be feeling a little pressure from Overwatch, because it looks like there's more new stuff available this time t...

 
 




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Dear games media: please stop referring to in-game purchases as I know old habits die hard, but theres nothing micro about them anymore, and the name makes them sound far less harmful than they

 
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Lots of good articles going up all over the web calling out publishers on the inclusion of loot boxes and micro-transactions in Good! I dont know if its too late to solve the bringing it forward is the best way to

 
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