• Team Fortress TwoOoOOooOo Halloween Events Return

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 8 readers

    By Alice O'Connor on October 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am. I wouldn’t say ‘boo’ to a ghost. That’s rude and, worse, trite — like saying “Aha!” to Steve Coogan. No, if I e.g. met a ghost rattling chains I might ask “What’s shaking?” Top gag. My problem is a short temper with ghosts. The last time jangling disturbed my sleep, I woke the whole block yelling “Hey! That’s enough of your ...

  • Steam Halloween Sale 2014 starts October 30th, ends November 3rd

    Published at The Gamer Headlines - 37 readers

    According to a post by a Valve employee, this year’s next Steam sale event will be Halloween/horror-themed, and will run from October 30th to November 3rd. Unexpectedly dubbed the “Steam Halloween Sale 2014,” gamers around the world are sure to be terrified not only by the multitude of discounted horror game offers, but the sinking feeling of emptying their wallets as well.

  • Paranautical Activity Pulled From Steam For Death Threats

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Graham Smith on October 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm. First-person shooter Paranautical Activity has been pulled from Steam after its creator tweeted a death threat about Valve founder Gabe Newell. Mike Maulbeck’s tweet – since deleted – followed an all-caps rant in response to the game being incorrectly labelled as being in Early Access. Because I guess this is the world we live in now.
  • Machinamazing: Saxxy Awards Winners Declared

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By Alice O'Connor on October 3rd, 2014 at 8:12 am. Whoa. Hey there. Sorry, I’m just coming round following the Saxxy Awards on Wednesday. I don’t even remember Thursday. There I was, seated between Morrissey and Prince, then I have a vague memory of Mozzer whipped out a hip flask that smelt like paint stripper and… nothing. It’s a blank. I don’t even know who won.
  • Think Of All The Things We Learned In Portal 2

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Philippa Warr on October 2nd, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Have you ever idly wondered whether GLaDOS might have been up to more research and testing than the Portal games let on? A study from Florida State University into the effects of playing Portal 2 on a variety of skills won’t do much to ease your fears, then.

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  • Someone Made Mario Kart In Team Fortress 2

    … This is probably the closest thing we'll get to a PC version of Mario Kart, er, ever. Well, that was fast. Only a little more than a day after Valve added karts/bumper kart combat to Team Fortress 2, someone's already released a Mario Kart mod with three levels. It's mostly rooted in the Halloween event's brand of treat-centric trickery, so…

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  • Steam Halloween Sale 2014 Day 2

    … news to write about, and different games to play during the day. Latest posts by John Heatz (see all) Evolve Big Alpha Postponed for PlayStation 4 – October 31, 2014 Steam Halloween Sale 2014 Day 2 – October 31, 2014 This War of Mine Release Date Announced – October 31, 2014 Spread the word! Facebook Twitter Google Tumblr Reddit LinkedIn StumbleUpon Pinterest Pocket Email Print Like this: Like Loading… Related …

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  • Steam 2014 Halloween Sale Is Now Live

    … Valve sent out word today that Steam will be hosting the Halloween holiday sale starting right now and going up until November 3rd. Games of various genres (but mostly horror-oriented) will be on sale for up to 90% off. If you’re strapped for cash this kind of sale will be perfect for you, just like a two-bit mugger in a dark New York City alley…

    3 readers - William Usher - One Angry Gamer - Halloween -

  • Team Fortress 2's New Map Is Totally Bonkers

    … It has kart racing. Kart racing! With adorable chubby faced characters. Valve has finally lost it—in a good way, mostly. The new map, Carnival of Carnage, is the biggest addition in Scream Fortress VI, this year's Halloween event. Here's an overview from Valve News Network of its relentless spookitude: I wasn't kidding about the bumper karts…

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  • Steam Halloween Sale 2014 Day 1

    … Yet another Steam sale has arrived, just in time if you ask me. The Steam Halloween Sale 2014 is here, using the new Steam User Interface, and getting all weird and stuff, but deals are deals, and we have to dig into all the titles in order to find those good deals we have been waiting for. Going up to an 85% off, the deals this time aren’t…

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  • If Harry Potter Were About DOTA 2

    … "Harry, yer a DOTA player." Former Team Liquid admin Ken "Hot_Bid" Chen and Mark "SirJolt" McEntegart are Kickstarting their eSports satire publication in an attempt to turn it into a full-time job. Among many samples of their work is a chunk of the first Harry Potter book rewritten to be about DOTA 2, which they'll rewrite even more…

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  • It's 2014, And Team Fortress 2 Is Still Around

    … I checked my RSS this morning, and saw - because I am still subscribed to the blog's feed - this news piece from Team Fortress 2. It's about the game's big Halloween festivities. And I thought, wow, I can't believe I'm still opening blog posts about Team Fortress 2. This is a game that was first supposed to be out in 1998. For a number…

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  • Fed Up With Steam, Devs Unite To Score Extra Greenlight Votes

    … Steam Greenlight was originally envisioned as a way for fans to help select which games would make it onto Valve's ridiculously ubiquitous PC gaming storefront. Unfortunately, it's kinda busted sometimes. A group of game creators has decided to take matters into their own hands by gaming the system. Kinda. Indie GameDev Greenlight…

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  • These Portal Jackets Are Not a Lie

    … By Matt Litten – October 27, 2014Posted in: News, Portal, Valve Musterbrand, the European fashion company famous for turning video game licenses into high end apparel, has revealed a new collection of outerwear themed after Valve’s first-person puzzle game sensation, Portal. Pre-orders are now open for three Portal-themed jackets. Come late…

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  • Counter-Strike's Zombie Chicken, In Action

    … Fact: Halloween is the best holiday. As outlined in this video from Otoris, massively popular multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is celebrating Halloween. Now, this shouldn't be confused with Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, which is sort of a) always celebrating Halloween and b) terrible. Foremost among the additions from…

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