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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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Valve

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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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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Steam

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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Steam

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'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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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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Jim Sterling

Indie developer Digital Homicide sues Jim Sterling

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling is a former reviews editor at Destructoid] On March 4, 2016, James Romine (one-half of Digital Homicide, along with his brother Robert) filed a civil suit against our old friend Jim Sterling, seeking $10,761,000 in...   read

 
 
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Dota 2

Valve is rolling out paid passes for Dota 2 custom games

Valve famously "didn't understand exactly what [it] was doing" when it tried letting people charge money for their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mods on Steam. There was enough of a backlash that those plans quickly fell through, and refunds...   read

 
 
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Star Wars
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VR Star Wars game leaked

Star Wars may be heading to a VR headset near you. Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, developed by LucasArts and the Industrial Light and Magic Lab, is reportedly coming to Vive. A video momentarily popped up on the ILMxLab YouTube channel...   read

 
 
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The Lab

Valve announces free VR experience 'The Lab,' set in Portal universe

Valve's public relations is so bizarre. Where most publishers will send over 1000-word hypertext press releases with screenshots and videos, Valve is keen to just give us four sentences in plain text. And we still write about it! Because Va...   read

 
 
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Valve

New Valve program drops Steam bundle prices to account for already-owned games

A new Valve initiative will allow consumers to take advantage of the savings that game bundles offer without possibly necessitating the purchase of duplicate licenses. This program introduces flexible pricing -- a system that changes the co...   read

 
 
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Steam security

Valve to implement new security measures for Steam starting next week

Steam still has a ways to go in terms of functionality (mostly to adjust things they implemented, like Greenlight, mods, and trading) but a new change is coming on March 9, sprung by security concerns. For starters, you can't dupe items any...   read

 
 
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Vive

15,000 Vives were sold in the first 10 minutes at $800 a pop

For all the talk about how expensive virtual reality is, it hasn't stopped people from spending their cash on it. The excitement is palpable, as Oculus quickly sold through its first Rift shipment last month. It seems as if the more expensi...   read

 
 
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HTC Vive

HTC Vive will cost almost 700 British Pounds, 900 Euros

A week ago, we learned the HTC Vive price was going to be pretty steep ($799 in the USA). Since then, people in other countries have been eagerly awaiting news on how the local pricing would stack up. Simply put, the HTC Vive is going ...   read

 
 
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Uncovered voice files reveal how Valve makes games funny

Comedy is hard at the best of times, in a video game, it can be damn near impossible (looking at you Matt Hazard). The magical elixir of expectation, subversion, and timing that makes a joke funny is hard to nail down when working against t...   read

 
 
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Gaben drops the hammer

Gabe Newell fires Dota 2 host and production company during live tournament

Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and patron saint of Steam, has taken to reddit to address the Dota 2 subreddit's complaints about the Shanghai Major tournament currently taking place in China. "Two things: 1) James. We've had issues with ...   read

 
 
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The Vive is too expensive

Things that are less expensive than the HTC Vive

With the current exchange rate, the $799 Vive will cost roughly $1099 in Canadian dollars where I live (not counting taxes and any extra charges). That's a whole lot of cash. While I'm as excited as anyone else at the idea of stumbling arou...   read

 
 
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HTC Vive

The HTC Vive will cost a cool $799

Following a leak earlier today, HTC has officially confirmed the price of its VR device, the Vive, and its launch date. Early adopters will pay $799 to bask in the glory of VR with the first shipments of the device heading out in April. Pre...   read

 
 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...   read

 
 
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