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Faced With Criminal Charges, Valve Denies Facilitating Illegal Counter-Strike Gambling
A few months ago, Valve finally got around to cracking down on Counter-Strike skin gambling, a sketchy secondary market potentially worth billions of dollars. The saga, however, is far from over.
To Really Appreciate Red Dead Redemption, Listen To It Closely
I don’t think people say that Mass Effect “feels like sci-fi,” or The Witcher “feels like fantasy.” But people do say that Red Dead Redemption “feels like a Western,” and I’m compelled to agree. Why?
Counter-Strike Adds Harsher Penalties For Repeat Griefers
As part of the latest patch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Valve has made changes to their policy for bad behavior. Two strikes and you are out, pal. Read more...
Steam Is Having A Big Halloween Sale
It’s almost Halloween! You know what that means: video games for scary cheap prices. Or just regular cheap prices, but there’s a big picture of a spooooky cauldron full of eyeballs and hands and PC
Steam Bans Misleading Store Page Screenshots
We’ve heard rumblings of a big Steam update on the horizon, and details are beginning to trickle in. Apparently it’s “a couple weeks away” and will, among other things, require developers to advertise
Unfinished Left 4 Dead Campaign Released By Original Creators
Turtle Rock Studios must be cleaning out some old closets now that they’re done with Evolve, because three days ago the team released the final, unfinished Left 4 Dead campaign they’d been working on
The Hardcore Steam Cheating Community Sounds Wild
Steam’s cheating community is a network worth millions of dollars every year, and the shadowy rabbit hole goes deeper than you might think.Read more...
Valve Revamps Steam's Front Page
Valve just rolled out what they’re calling “The Discovery Update 2.0" on Steam. It revamps the front page of the store and (slightly) changes the role of curators in Steam’s broader ecosystem. Read
Elusive Portal Character's Been Hiding In Lego Dimensions For Over A Year
Doug “Rat Man” Rattmann is one of the most important characters in Portal, though he didn’t appear in either game. The message-scrawling scientist made his video game debut in Lego Dimensions’ Portal
Valve Announces The Steam Awards
It’s the end of the year, which means a) oh fuck me blind thank christ, and b) it’s award season! For the first time ever, Steam is giving out its own set of awards. Read more...
Changing Weather Puts New Spin On Classic Counter-Strike Maps
Counter-Strike’s best maps are finely tuned staging grounds for battles of tactics, will, and hair-trigger reflexes. A slight change can have a tremendous impact on how they play. Even something as
Counter-Strike Adds Buyable Glove Skins
Gun skins, knife skins, and sprays not enough for you? Wait, really? Well OK then, Counter-Strike’s got you (and your hands) covered. Read more...
Nearly 40% Of All Steam Games Were Released In 2016
2016 has been a hellscape. Everywhere. Even for those managing online video game marketplaces. Read more...
Valve Still Hasn't Fixed Steam Curators
As part of the recent Steam front page revamp, Valve gave curators an even more prominent spot and added functionality so that they can list games as “not recommended” or provide Steam users with
Modder Recreates Classic Counter-Strike In CSGO
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most popular shooters in the world, but some still prefer The Old Ways. Read more...
The Weekend In Esports: Dota 2 Returns To Boston
As the year draws to a close, most of the bigger competitive gaming events of the year are behind us. All except for one: Dota 2's Boston Major. After a number of roster shuffles and evolutions to the
Valve's Dota 2 Boston Major Ends Like The Battle Of Thermopylae
An epic game three between OG and Ad Finem in the Grand Finals of this weekend’s premier Dota 2 tournament showed both teams were going to leave everything they had on the stage that night. While the
Valve Reveals Sweeping New Patch 7.00 For Dota 2
Valve released notes on Dota 2's latest upcoming patch, 7.00, earlier today. The site originally crashed when the notes were first supposed to go live, but is now back up and running with full details
DOTA 2 Update Forces Players To Re-Learn A Game That Took Hundreds Of Hours To Understand
DOTA 2's biggest update yet is here, and players are coming to terms with the fact that a game they spent hundreds of hours barely wrapping their heads around just got turned upside-down. Read more...
Modder Gives Counter-Strike's Most Popular Maps A Holiday Makeover
Counter-Strike might have Christmas chickens, but it’s severely lacking in Christmas maps. Enter a selection of phenomenal modded maps by BadtRIP. Read more...