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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 18, 2019 at 07:00.

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot
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Ideally, Dota Underlords, like its auto-battler kin, plays out as a game of slow-build strategy in which you amass an army of heroes based on synergies between them. Maybe that means a chanting brood of surprisingly survivable warlocks. Maybe that means a beefy team of brawny boys who are even beefier together...

Toshi Nakamura Toshi Nakamura Jul 15, 2019 at 18:22.

Smash Bros. Creator is Totally Impressed with Steam

<i>Smash Bros. </i>Creator is Totally Impressed with Steam
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But aren't we all? Yes, yes, Steam is a pretty decent online store. At least Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, thinks so. Maybe he could, you know, make a game to sell there.

"It's become mandatory that each platform...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 15, 2019 at 17:45.

Valve's Index VR Headset Ships In June, Full Set Costs $1,000

Valve's Index VR Headset Ships In June, Full Set Costs $1,000

Following last month’s tease , today Valve officially announced the Valve Index, a “high-fidelity” virtual reality headset with impressive specs, cool new controllers and a $1,000 price tag.

The Valve Index headset features a pair of 1440x1600 RGB LCD displays running at 120Hz (with an experimental 144Hz mode.) It also has built-in stereo headphones that are off-the-ear, to provide a more...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 17:30.

Doors, The Ultimate Counter-Strike Enemy

Doors, The Ultimate <i>Counter-Strike</i> Enemy
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And now, repeat after me the hallowed words of our people: "Aaaaagghhh nonononoooo! ...God damn it."

Here's the full video of a situation I'm sure at least a few of us have encountered, courtesy of Sergey Menshykov:

You're...

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 15, 2019 at 15:29.

Valve Teases New VR Headset, More Info Coming In May

Valve Teases New VR Headset, More Info Coming In May

Valve has released the first official image of their upcoming VR headset. Based on the photo and the name of the Steam page, the headset seems to be named The Valve Index.

There isn’t any more info available on the site beyond a date for when Valve will, I assume, share more info about this new piece of VR hardware. If you want to learn more about The Index, keep your eyes peeled for new info...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 14:49.

The Longest Game In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive History

The Longest Game In <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> History
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One game. Six overtimes. 88 goddamn rounds. Consensus says it’s the longest single game of pro Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ever.

It was supposed to be a one-sided mismatch. exceL eSports, a team that some felt didn’t even deserve to be competing in the ESL UK Premiership, was matched against Team XENEX, a...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 13:35.

Artifact Designer Says It Failed Due To Cards-For-Money System, Review Bombs

<i>Artifact</i> Designer Says It Failed Due To Cards-For-Money System, Review Bombs
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Artifact was supposed to be so many things: Valve’s first proper video game in years. A marketplace that drew on the trading card traditions of yore and Valve’s cutting-edge community tech. A game with a player base of more than a 100 people at any given moment. Months after release, however, hardly anybody’s...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 13:01.

Yes, I Want A Faceless Rex DOTA 2 Courier

Yes, I Want A Faceless Rex <i>DOTA 2</i> Courier
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Remember Valve’s “rejected” DOTA 2 character designs ? Well, the guy who made Faceful Void into a reality is back, this time with something that could actually make it through Valve’s selection process.

Rejected DOTA 2 Character...
Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 11:20.

Bizarre DOTA 2 Tournament Sounds Like The Best Kind Of Mess

Bizarre <i>DOTA 2</i> Tournament Sounds Like The Best Kind Of Mess
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High-level competitive games almost unanimously have the same problem: players use a very narrow range of characters—over and over and over again.

It makes sense. After all, if there are big bucks on the line, why risk it all on a character or class that players have deemed underpowered or less-than-ideal when...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 15, 2019 at 02:23.

Valve Renames Artifact Card To Make It Not Sound Racist

Valve Renames <i>Artifact</i> Card To Make It Not Sound Racist

Valve’s card game Artifact is coming out in November. Recently, the Artifact Twitter account has been tweeting out designs for some of the cards alongside explanations of how they work. On September 26, that included a card called “Crack The Whip,” the text of which begins “Modify a black hero...” Today the name of the card was changed.

In the context of the game, “black” isn’t being used...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 14, 2019.

Artifact's Few Remaining Players Are Desperate To Know What Valve Has Planned

<i>Artifact</i>'s Few Remaining Players Are Desperate To Know What Valve Has Planned

Valve’s new card game launched on Nov. 28, and in just 100 days, it’s become a ghost town. The number of concurrent players recently dropped to just 500, and as a result, you can now buy every card in the game for a total of $60.

The game was criticized when it came out because everything in it required spending money. The game itself cost $20, and prior to a patch released a month later, the...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Don't Terrorize The Giraffes, Please

Don't Terrorize The Giraffes, Please
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Squad and Yanzl turned the San Francisco Zoo into a Counter-Strike map. I've been to that zoo. I really like that zoo! I don't know how to feel about this. At least it appears that all the animals have scampered to safety behind soda machines and potted plants, as is nature's way.

The Steam Community...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

The Biggest Counter-Strike Event Yet

The Biggest <i>Counter-Strike</i> Event Yet
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Over the weekend, all eyes were on Counter-Strike. Well, maybe not all eyes, but more than a million pairs of them—at once, no less.

This year's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One Katowice event managed to smash previous CS eSports records, topping out at more than a million concurrent viewers—700,000 on...

Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 14, 2019.

The Moment I Got Hooked On Dota 2's Biggest Tournament

The Moment I Got Hooked On <i>Dota 2</i>'s Biggest Tournament

Just before midnight on August 10, 2016, I jumped up from my seat screaming at the top of my lungs about Dota 2. I wasn’t even playing the game myself, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand it on the level of the players I watched that night. In a Dota 2 match that remains one of the most dramatic ever played in the game’s history, Evil Geniuses and EHOME played their asses off...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Valve Rejects DOTA 2 Character, Player Makes It Anyway

Valve Rejects <i>DOTA 2</i> Character, Player Makes It Anyway
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I'm not sure Valve was serious about their rejected redesigns for DOTA 2 hero Faceless Void, but that hasn't stopped a fan from painstakingly modeling one for use in the game.

Rejected DOTA 2 Character Redesigns Are... Interesting...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb Metro Games

After Epic Store Deal, Steam Users Review Bomb <i>Metro</i> Games

It’s been a heck of a week for everyone involved with post-apocalyptic survival shooter series Metro. On Monday, the latest game in the series, Metro Exodus, became an Epic Games Store exclusive, prompting Valve to call the sudden departure “unfair to Steam customers.” For some Steam users, that’s served as a rallying cry.

While Epic plans to honor all Steam pre-orders, and Deep Silver is...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Selfie!

Selfie!
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Because counter-terrorists just wanna have fun, apparently. (From Leroy Tsukami's Steam artwork gallery.)

The Steam Community Showcase is a regular look at the cream of the Steam community's boundless crop. Art, videos, guides—whatever. Each installment highlights a specific piece or person. If you find...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Excited Counter-Strike Player Will Not Calm Down

Excited <i>Counter-Strike</i> Player Will Not Calm Down
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We've all been there once or twice. Sometimes games are exciting. Sometimes we scream. This Counter-Strike player, though, is really into it. Nearly every shot, every bomb plant, and sometimes for no real reason at all. "OH SHIT. HOLY— OH MY GODDDD THAT WAS AMAZING." Screaming, yelling, hollering. He never...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

The Guy Behind Steam Spy Has Been Working On Epic's Store For Years

The Guy Behind Steam Spy Has Been Working On Epic's Store For Years
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It’s one thing for a gaming company to announce a Steam competitor—and believe me , many have —but it’s something else entirely when the developer behind the world’s biggest game does it. Epic’s upcoming game store seems to have already gotten under Steam’s skin , but even before the announcement yesterday,...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 14, 2019.

Valve's Auto Chess Game Is Called Dota Underlords, Open Beta Next Week

Valve's <i>Auto Chess </i>Game Is Called <i>Dota Underlords</i>, Open Beta Next Week
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A few weeks ago, Valve announced that it’d be making its own version of the massively popular Dota 2 mod Auto Chess. Today, it revealed that it’s called Dota Underlords, and it’ll go into open beta in “approximately” one week. And if you’ve purchased the Dota 2 International Battle Pass, you can already start...

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