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Review in Progress: Civilization VI

Many empires have risen and fallen throughout the history of mankind. What once stands as a towering achievement to human ingenuity and engineering soon becomes rubble, dust, and bones. The cycle repeats and history moves on; nothing demons...   read


Valve's Orange Box is backward compatible on Xbox One

The Orange Box was a special release back in 2007. Hell, it still is to this day. Valve's compilation disc brought Portal, Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two to consoles, and good lord that's a lot of...   read


Steam is overhauling its support for PlayStation 4 controllers

Steam is slowly assimilating every control method into its ever-expanding core, and it's just as well. While Xbox controllers were king on PC in terms of ease of use, the DualShock 4 has slowly been climbing the ranks. During its "Steam Dev...   read


Valve brings monetized, limited-use sprays to Counter-Strike: GO

[Screenshot by Afro Deziak] Did someone use their monkey's paw to wish for sprays in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? As of this week's update, Valve has introduced graffiti to the game. It's a light feature folks have wanted to see make a...   read


Civilization VI feels like a new beginning for the series

Sitting down to write this preview was a challenge. That isn’t because I can’t describe Civilization VI or I don’t like the game; it has to do with the nature of turn-based strategy titles. They become so addicting that yo...   read


Valve is in hot water with Washington State over skin gambling

The Washington State Gambling Commission notified Valve Corporation today that it "must immediately stop allowing the transfer of virtual weapons known as 'skins' for gambling purposes through the company's Steam platform." The notice comes...   read


Gussy up your Steam Controller with these new skins

The Steam Controller is a thing that exists and has a fanbase. I didn't care for it when I used it at PAX 2015, but I may eventually come around. A nice sale is going on and you can finally customize the look of the remote with some pretty ...   read


Digital Homicide is seeking legal representation against Valve

When we reported on Digital Homicide filing a lawsuit against Steam users, I didn't think much of it. I honestly just thought they were making a vain attempt to stay relevant. After being removed from Steam, however, it seems like Digi Hom ...   read


Digital Homicide attempts to sue Steam users

A few months ago, Digital Homicide made headlines for filing a lawsuit against Jim Sterling, a former Dtoid staff member and fairly outspoken gaming critic. In an attempt to stay relevant, Digital Homicide has filed another frivolous lawsui...   read


More Microsoft published games will eventually hit Steam

The recent news that Quantum Break would be heading to Steam wasn't just some one-off event. In a recent interview with DualShockers, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said that Microsoft is looking into bringing more of its tit...   read


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Why a single Dota 2 match was more exciting than the Super Bowl

Yesterday, one of the more intense eSports matches of all time happened during Dota 2's International tournament. Over $20 million is up for grabs, but not in this particular match. We aren't even at the grand finals yet, but I highly ...   read


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive receives rare 25% off deal this week

In a rare non-Steam Summer sale moment, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a discount. Green Man Gaming just put up a price tag of $11.29 which is 25% off the usual $14.99. It's not amazing, but given the game sells so well Valve hardly e...   read


Olympics got you bummed out? Watch The International instead!

Regardless of you interest in sports, you've no doubt heard plenty of awful news surrounding this year's summer Olympics. It's not anything new, really, since plenty of dilapidated and/or corrupt cities have held the Olympics, distracting v...   read

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Valve breaks silence on third-party gambling sites

In light of the recent spotlight placed on gambling websites built around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, game developer and Steam platform holder Valve has at last felt the need to issue a public statement. It's about time. Here's t...   read

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More money than sense

Mad man spent $13,000 to get the highest Steam level

The Japanese man who dropped over $6,000 on some mobile game has been usurped by another fool with way too much money. As Kotaku pointed out, at 1,113, St4ck has the highest Steam level in the world (no, I don't know what Steam levels are e...   read

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TF2 Competitive update
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Team Fortress 2 adds ranked play in 'Meet Your Match' update

Are you ready to meet your fellow man, rip out his rib cage, and fashion a ladder of bones and viscera out of them to climb to the top ranks mercenary esteem and praise? Well, good news you sociopath, Team Fortress 2's new “Meet Your ...   read

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(Update) CS:GO betting site falls under scrutiny after YouTubers outed as owners

[Update 3: Trevor Martin has just deleted the video.] [Update 2: Trevor Martin has published a video where he directly addresses the CSGOLotto situation. "My connection to CSGOLotto has been a matter of public record since the company was f...   read

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Left 4 Dead

Genius Left 4 Dead mod replaces wall scrawls with Jaden Smith tweets

This is probably the best thing I've seen all week. The beautiful community for Left 4 Dead 2 (specifically, Molkifier) has been working on a mod that doesn't fundamentally change any aspect of gameplay, but will provide a wh...   read

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Steam Controller

The Steam Controller's Activator Update makes it even more customisable

Valve has released a beta build for its newest Steam Controller update, and somehow it’s managed to cram even more customisation options into an already almost overloaded pad. The Activator Update’s patch notes are slightly conf...   read

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Valve VR

Valve's Destinations lets you make and visit VR worlds

With Valve's Destinations software, you can make and explore virtual-reality environments like the ones below. The toolset released earlier today on Steam and it's totally free whether you're just in it to look at popcorn or build your own...   read

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HTC Vive

There should be no more delays in getting your HTC Vive

Saying VR got off to a “rocky start” is kind of like saying the surface of Pluto is “a bit nippy”. Both the Vive and the Rift have been plagued by stock shortages and delays, leaving plenty of people unhappy with the...   read

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Dota 2 Manila Major

The Dota 2 Manila Major is officially underway

Hey there my fellow Dota 2 fans, it's been too long! I've fallen out of the scene in the past couple of months, but with the recent release of the Battle Pass, which included the upcoming Compendium for the next International, I've bee...   read

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Steam Controller

Valve has sold over 500K Steam Controllers

More than half a million Steam Controllers have been sold, according to Valve. The funky, big-eye-looking device has continued to improve since we reviewed it. Here are some of the recent enhancements for further customization and ease of u...   read

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Team Fortress 2

Experience Points .34: Team Fortress 2

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a part of the soun...   read

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Ex-employee sues Valve for $3.1m in damages

A former translator for Valve is suing the company for $3.1m. As reported by Polygon, the suit — filed in April — seeks $1m for general damages, a further $1m for loss of earnings, another $1m for special damages, and an extra $...   read

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