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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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It sounds cool
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This Gabe Newell Half-Life 3 supercut makes me think the game is dead

YouTuber CrowbCat collected tons of clips in chronological order of Valve co-founder Gabe Newell discussing Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and eventually Half-Life 3. Watch as Gaben joyously talks about how mindblowing his next game will be be...   read

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Valve, can you please help this kid get unbanned? Thanks

Every so often we run across one of the silliest gaming related things you can think of, and this definitely caught our attention. Twitter user 0mikr0n found this Steam post from a user requesting that Valve remove his VAC (Valve Anti-Cheat...   read

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Valve mixes up Steam's review system

Steam's reviews, much like the entire Greenlight system, have room for improvement. In addition to spam review bomb issues, there's also a ton of clutter with the current UI, though Valve has responded to one problem in particular this week...   read

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Steam Sale

Heads up, weebs! Steam's second anime sale just began

If you missed out on Steam's Anime sale last year, Valve is giving you another chance right now. This weekend, you get can up to 90% off of games such as Grandia II, the Blazblue series, the Naruto series, Deathsmiles, and my personal favor...   read

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That extra Steam cash you just got? Don't worry, it's not a scam

Hey, remember when Valve's systems were compromised last Christmas, then didn't tell anyone about it for days, then finally half-admitted that anything happened and confused everyone? People have a right to be cautious now about every suspi...   read

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Dota 2
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Dota 2's new spectator mode will be a VR experience

Valve just put out a new trailer for all of the upcoming Steam experiences on its "Steam VR" landing page, and it involves Dota 2 in some capacity. The video initially pans in on the virtual screen showing the action in front of the pl...   read

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10 new puzzles
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New Portal game built in Unreal Engine 4 coming next week

The chaps behind the officially sanctioned free Portal 2 expansion Portal Stories: Mel have a new game called Portal Stories: VR available for the HTC Vive at launch on April 5, 2016. Somehow we never got around to reviewing...   read

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Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is the latest title that's Xbox One backward compatible

Another day, another backward compatible announcement. With the impressive frequency that Microsoft's adding games to the program, it seems like maybe every new inclusion doesn't warrant its own article. But, a lot of the titles are so high...   read

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Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...   read

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Dota 2

Does Dota 2's first paid custom game use stolen art?

Recently, Valve introduced paid-for passes for custom games in Dota 2, where for $1 players are given extra content or features to some of the most popular custom game-modes on official Valve servers. It’s very similar to Valve&r...   read

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