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Valve teases new Dota 2 content with mysterious comic

Something is coming to Valve's popular multiplayer online battle arena Dota 2, though beyond an ominous, intriguing comic and some cryptic words, it's not clear what that something might be. "A mysterious figure, a ruthless assassin, and an infinite number of possibilities. The Foreseer's Contra...

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Studio changes policy after dev threatens to kill Gabe Newell

In October, after discovering issues with his game Paranautical Activity on Steam, independent developer Mike Maulbeck published a series of angry tweets that concluded with, "I am going to kill gabe newell. He is going to die." Newell is the founder of Valve, the company that runs Steam, the in...

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Steam Halloween Sale: Fallout, Walking Dead, much more

It's that time of year again, when children dress up as monsters, adults fret over apples stuffed with razor blades and Valve slashes prices on numerous computer games right down to the bone. Yes, dear reader, the Steam Halloween Sale is now upon us. Highlights of the massive promotion include F...

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All five prior Scream Fortress maps return to Team Fortress 2

To prepare players for the imminent horror of a new Scream Fortress map, Team Fortress 2 developer Valve has made all five of its previous Scream Fortress releases available to players at no charge. As its punny name suggests, a Scream Fortress map is a Team Fortress 2 map designed to be extra s...

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PSA: Do not send death threats to digital distribution platform holders

The general public service announcement here is to not send death threats, like, in general, but here's an incident of a developer posting a death threat on Twitter against Valve's Gabe Newell, who runs a little digital distribution shop called Steam. Polygon has the gritty details, but the sh...

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Explore Dungeon of the Endless on October 27

Dungeon of the Endless, a game we once described as "a roguelike with elements of tower defense, RPGs and Dungeon Keeper," will reach Steam on October 27, according to developer Amplitude Studios. "Dungeon of the Endless offers endless, randomly generated dungeons in the framework of a rogue-lik...

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Biggest free weekend ever on Steam begins tomorrow

Steam is opening the gates this weekend, offering 10 games for free starting at 10AM PT on Thursday, October 16. Free weekends allow players access to the games for free for a limited time, usually through Sunday at 1PM PT, and Valve says these 10 games will be available for purchase at "tremendous...

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MGS 5: Ground Zeroes infiltrates Steam in mid-December

To prepare PC players for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Konami has revealed plans to launch its interactive preface, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, on Steam on December 18. According to the publisher, the game will feature enhanced graphics, including support for 4K resolut...

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Team Fortress 2 cast sprints in Saxxy-winning footrace

The things people can do with Source Filmmaker are pretty awe-inspiring; we've seen recreations of scenes from Futurama and The Matrix, as well as original shorts like "Rivalry Rush," which you can check out after the break, where YouTuber Leaking Red pits the men of Team Fortress 2 against each ot...

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Steam now requires disclosure from sponsored Curators

Valve updated its policies for Steam Curators this week, requiring that curators disclose any compensation received for recommending games on the service. The company introduced Curators late last month, allowing any person or brand (such as good old Joystiq) to list their favorite games on the dis...

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