• Fan-Made Silent Hill Game Is Nearly As Creepy As The Original

      In case you forgot, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and horror movie maestro Guillermo del Toro are making a new Silent Hill together. If you're not excited/weeping in terror at the prospect, you might actually be one Silent Hill's soulless denizens. Sadly, it's still a long way off. Thank goodness for fan games.

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    • The Sex Games That Steam Censors

      If you've paid any attention to the "Popular New Releases" tab on Steam, you might have noticed that lately, there's been a big influx of anime games on the distribution platform. Featuring 2D babes, these games often let you romance and seduce scantily-clad characters. Known as "eroge," the anime games that are now finding a home on Steam are a part of a genre known as Japa ...

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    • Team Fortress 2 Fans Pay Tribute To Beloved Video Maker Who Passed Away

      Kitty0706 was a popular YouTuber who made funny videos for nearly a decade. He spent two of those years battling leukemia. Recently he passed away, leaving a community heartbroken. But they haven't forgotten the laughter he gave them. They never want to forget that. The news of Kitty's passing surfaced on Reddit a couple days ago.

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  • No One Can Figure Out What's Up With This Bizarre Steam Account

    … function they needed. When they saw a profile with no image, they found it odd and decided to give it a click. They found this: Or something like that, anyway. For some people, it apparently shows up as a disabled account. And yes, it really is a part of 196,149 groups. Some speculated that it's a Valve group functionality test bot, an idea…

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  • Over $57 Million Paid Out To Steam Workshop Creators

    … By Alice O'Connor on January 30th, 2015 at 3:00 pm. $57 million US is a lot of money. So’s $58 million, but I mention $57m specifically because that’s how much Valve have paid out since 2011 to folks who made and sold in-game items for their games. It’s over $57 million dollars from hats, knives, guns, staves, and swords across TF2, Dota 2…

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  • Two Of Pro Counter-Strike's Best Matches Yet

    … MLG X Games Aspen, the year's first seriously big pro Counter-Strike event, took place over the weekend, and people were expecting big things. It did not disappoint. Not in the slightest. Day one actually saw many of the sport's top teams—including Dream Hack Winter 2014 champs LDLC—lose in relatively inauspicious fashions, but apparently…

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  • Pro Counter-Strike Match Fixers Perma-Banned From Valve Events

    … Recently, substantial evidence came to light that a number of pro players had been involved in a huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match-fixing/gambling scandal. Valve took its time investigating, but now they've finally decided to bring the hammer down. Hard. In the wake of a multi-team conspiracy that saw one of the best Counter-Strike…

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  • Popular YouTuber Denounces Steam, Plans To Curate Own Store

    …." Using examples of infamous Steam failures like Air Control and Ride To Hell: Retribution, he further argued that it's in Steam's best interest to have as many games up for sale as possible since Valve takes a 30 percent cut of the profits. Developers used to benefit in spite of that because getting on Steam was like striking an endless vein…

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  • One Of The Best Counter-Strike Teams Practices In A Spooky Mansion

    … Ninjas in Pyjamas—aka NiP—came so close to pulling off a massive upset and winning last year's Dream Hack Winter finals that it hurt. But the stinging taste of defeat eventually fades, and I imagine having a rad (though weirdly spooky) mansion to train out of doesn't hurt. Pro Counter-Strike teams like NiP pretty much have to practice…

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  • Classy Steam Redesign Is Better Than The Real Thing

    … "rendom" Zhunusov has put together a concept for what he imagines Steam could be if Valve were to overhaul it—roll together Steam's overabundance of pages, tabs, and tedious between-screens to create something more modern. It's pretty slick, a Frankenstein lovechild of Steam, Windows 8 (mostly good parts of it), and Spotify. Check it out…

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  • Swedish Retailer Falsely Lists Half-Life 3

    …Swedish online retailer “Webhallen” falsely puts Half-Life 3 up for pre-purchase. Half-Life 2 was released over ten years ago (in November 2004, to be precise) and it still holds its place as the best rated PC game of all time. Here we are now: early 2015 and we are still left with countless questions about what happened after that emotional…

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  • Classic Counter-Strike Maps In Isometric View

    … Using a program called HalfMapper, gzaloprgm posted a nice gallery of classic Counter-Strike 1.6 maps with the camera angle set to isometric view. It no longer looks like a competitive FPS, but like a classic X-Com game. I can imagine myself playing a turn-based strategy game on these maps. Here's cs_italy, de_dust2, de_train and all the other old 1.6 maps from above: To contact the author of this post, write to: …

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  • Pro Teams Implicated In Huge Counter-Strike Match Fixing Scandal

    … It has not exactly been smooth sailing (or terrorist blasting, given the lack of boats) in Counter-Strike land lately. First there was the big pro cheat tool bust right before Dream Hack 2014, then there was foul play at Dream Hack 2014, and now we can add a team purposefully losing a match to the list as well. Whispers of a fixed August 2014…

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  • Half-Life Reimagined As An Isometric Game

    … And just like that, Half-Life looks like a mid-90s RPG, or CD-ROM action title. Using the HalfMapper program, which is able to render Half-Life's Black Mesa in its entirety, gzaloprgm has posted a gallery that changes the way we look at Valve's iconic game. No joke, can someone turn this into an RPG, please? Gordon can just be all…

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  • Wanna know how long it'd take to beat every game in your Steam library?

    … Wanna know how long it'd take to beat every game in your Steam library? There's a calculator app for that. Just go there and either sign in or, if your profile is public, enter your Steam ID. I'm looking at 2842 continuous hours, or 118 days, 10 hours, and 12 minutes. How about you? The existentially eye opening factoids that accompany your…

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  • Two New Steam Features You Might Not Have Noticed

    … for "funny" reviews of every game, with a corresponding option to say a review made you giggle like an idiot (or a very learned hyena) instead of expressing positivity or negativity. Here it is on DOTA 2's store page: This does not, however, really solve the issue of clutter in positive and negative Steam review sections, given that funny reviews…

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  • Where Are All The Steam Machines?

    … wasn't coming together fast enough to be a viable alternative to Windows. Support for basic features like Wi-Fi and non-Nvidia graphics weren't fully coded at the time Valve went public with the idea. And, my sources at PC manufacturers have claimed, Valve wasn't keeping up the lines of communication, leaving them more or less in the dark about…

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