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    • Counter-Strike: GO: All-female team assaulted after tournament victory

      At this year’s Electronic Sports World Cup, Reason Gaming’s all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team won the tournament’s French qualifier, beating out another team of female CS:GO’ers, Imaginary Gaming, subsequently earning them spot in the event’s main tournament. After such a deserved victory, especially in a game as tense as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, one wo ...

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    • Valve Change Early Access Rules: ‘Do Not Make Promises’

      By Graham Smith on November 21st, 2014 at 9:00 am. Valve have sent game creators updated rules for releasing games through Steam Early Access. The service, which allows devs and publishers to sell games before they’re finished, is both or alternately a useful method of funding risky game ideas and a maligned method of delaying criticism and profiting from promises.

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    • Dota 2: Nemesis Assassinations For All! Well, For 20…

      By Philippa Warr on November 21st, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Valve has now confirmed the details for its Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event, which introduces new hero Oracle and spotlights Phantom Assassin. The event introduces an extra element to some of the game modes, if a player owns a particular item set (The Manifold Paradox Arcana), where Phantom Assassin (PA) is tasked with killi ...

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  • Valve Revises Early Access Rules And Guidelines

    … Valve has published a new set of Early Access guidelines and rules for developers to follow. The guidelines seem to be about keeping developers out of trouble, by setting limits on what they can promise and generally helping them set expectations properly. They also declare that devs need to clearly label their games as Early Access when sold…

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  • The Worst Possible Ways To Play Team Fortress

    … something (good, I think) about the design of Team Fortress' zany arsenal that outside-the-box loadouts can still be decent-ish under the right circumstances. What's the worst loadout you've ever played with? Did you... did you do it on purpose? …

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  • EEDAR Study Says Only 1/4 Of Early Access Games Make It To Full Release

    … a specific time frame and all Kickstarter projects are presented with an estimated ‘delivery date’. Valve’s silence and inaction on this, much like Kickstarter’s and Indiegogo’s implies a lack of accountability, an issue for all stakeholders involved. The post EEDAR Study Says Only 1/4 Of Early Access Games Make It To Full Release appeared first on Gaming Enthusiast. …

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  • You Probably Shouldn't Play Counter-Strike With Your Voice

    Who needs mouse buttons to play CS:GO when you can use voice commands to deliver a volley of imprecise spray ? Granted binding left click to a voice command in "voice attack" to then fire is probably one of the least efficient ways to play CSGO. In-fact it took over 7 hours of playing just to get 5 kills...

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  • Valve Honors Aussies With In-Game Cameo

    … here. Now that the country has an adults-only rating, however, the game is being re-released in its full, blood-splattered glory. As a tip of the hat for their service, then, Valve has put some "Gamers 4 Croydon" graffiti in the game, Gabe Newell himself emailing the guys behind the party to let them know. Gabe Newell Pays Tribute To Gamers 4 Croydon In R18+ Version Of Left 4 Dead 2 [Kotaku AU] …

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  • Operation Vanguard Adds Campaigns To CSGO

    … 16 rounds competitive on one of the new community-created maps like Bazaar or Marquis. The progress you can make is time-gated as you’re limited to completing two missions per week in these two starter campaigns, although Valve are quick to add that “you can take on optional Campaigns that will allow you to complete additional weekly missions…

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  • You Can Study DOTA at a College in China

    … Have you ever been told by your parents that you’ll never learn anything from video games? Yeah? Well suck-it parents as a college in China is now offering classes for students to study Defense of the Ancients, also known as DOTA. That’s right, in China you’ll be able to go to classes to not only learn about the game, but play the game too…

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  • Fallout And Team Fortress 2 Go Together Surprisingly Well

    … Want to play Fallout: New Vegas as one of Team Fortress 2's colorful classes, all the way down to skills, motives, and possible alcoholism? Here's how. Molkifier put together a guide on the mods and measures needed to recreate the cast of Team Fortress 2 in Fallout: New Vegas. It's nicely detailed, with lists of skills, traits, weapons, armor…

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