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Cyberpunk Half-Life 2 mod, NeoTokyo, now available on Steam for free

Five years after it debuted as a fan-crafted Half-Life 2 modification, and following a lengthy Greenlight campaign, NeoTokyo has arrived on Steam as a standalone release. Best described as an amalgamation of Counter-Strike's creeping, deliberate gunplay and sci-fi influences that fall...

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Dota 2 embraces newcomers with International broadcast

Dota 2's world championship tournament, AKA: The International, will feature a "Newcomer's Broadcast" this year to help those unfamiliar with the game's extensive jargon acronyms keep up with the action. "New to Dota? Or maybe you play Dota but have never gotten interested in the professional...

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Ubisoft emerges unscathed by DRM patent infringement lawsuit

A United States District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Ubisoft which claims that the publisher violated patents held by Digital Reg of Texas in the design of its infamous uPlay DRM software. Initially filed in 2012, the lawsuit alleges that Ubisoft (alongside other companies such...

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Over 7,000 stolen Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys revoked

Valve has removed Sniper Elite 3 from the Steam libraries of a large number of players who purchased stolen keys from unlicensed vendors, developer Rebellion reports. A total of 7,050 Sniper Elite 3 Steam keys were stolen and given to resellers, who then passed them on to unknowing buyers....

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Steam tops 8 million concurrent users as sale draws to a close

Steam is quite popular during its Summer Sale thanks to its massively discounted games. How popular? As it turns out, the PC game distribution service reached a new peak of concurrent users, 8,020,792 to be exact, according to stats provided by Valve. Steam broke the 8 million mark as the...

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Dota 2 makes waves with $10 million International prize pool

Thanks to Valve's crowdfunding initiatives, the Dota 2 world championship, otherwise known as The International, now has a prize pool totaling more than $10 million. Which is like ... *counts out fingers* ... a lot. It's enough to eclipse last year's $2.9 million prize pool several times over, and...

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Steam Summer Sale, day 5: Dark Souls, Rogue Legacy, Saints Row 4

Twas' the fifth day of the Steam Summer Sale, with deals in droves. At just five dollars, prepare to die with Dark Souls. Fan-favorite Rogue Legacy is slashed by 75 percent ($3.74), You can play Arma 3 ($29.99) and keep half your rent. Phosphor Games' Nether is down to just three bucks, Yet...

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Team Fortress 2 'Love and War' update rolls on, adds weapons and gluten

After adding a handful of colorful taunts to its free-to-play shooter, Valve has rolled out a mix of new weapons and items available for Team Fortress 2 as part of its "Love and War" update. Items featured in today's update include, but are not limited to: The Back Scatter, a scattergun with the...

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Valve releases new Team Fortress 2 short film, adds dancing taunts

You've decked out your heroes in pretty hats and now it's time to hit the town and dance. Team Fortress 2 has entered the next-generation of taunting opponents by introducing the ability to ridicule them in the form of dance. New taunts featuring the conga, square dancing, headbutting...

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Secret Ponchos now slapping iron on Steam Early Access

Strap on your six-shooters and sharpen your spurs: Secret Ponchos has officially made its Steam Early Access debut. Officially described as a blend of fighting game character diversity and the more intuitive action of an arena shooter, Secret Ponchos pits a handful of Old West stereotypes...

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