• Portal 2 improves brain cognition better than Lumosity, study says

    Published at The Gamer Headlines - 13 readers

    As a preface to the following, Lumosity is a brain-training game that is marketed as a “brain workout” You can view a video detailing Lumosity below (courtesy of SourceFedNerd): On the other hand, Portal 2 is a popular first-person puzzle video game developed by Valve, and the sequel to the original Portal.

  • Dota 2 Rekindling Soul update released by Valve

    Published at The Gamer Headlines - 54 readers

    After a recent teaser post on the official Dota 2 blog, PC gamers around the world were salivating at the prospect of Valve’s imminent release of Dota 2‘s Rekindling Soul update – 6.82. Gamers, drool no more, for Valve has pulled through and delivered Dota 2‘s Rekindling Soul update (6.82), which includes a wide host of changes, including a rework for Phantom Lancer and Bloodsee ...

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

    The Gamer Headlines - - 36 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.
  • Steam’s Had A Major Front Page Update

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By John Walker on September 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 am. Go take a look at your Steam front page. Huuhhhhhhh?! It’s changed! Valve have launched a major update to how Steam will appear to you. No, you. They’ve personalised the front page, in an effort to adapt to the far more rapid flow of new releases. Valve reports that over the last nine months over 1,300 new games have appeared on ...
  • Saxxy Awards: Voting Now Open, Productivity Now Over

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By Graham Smith on September 26th, 2014 at 8:00 am. Each year, the Saxxy Awards rally the Source Filmmaker community together to make funny, dramatic, wonderfully-animated short films. The best time to watch those videos is when the winners have been announced and the list of submissions has been whittled down to the very best.
  • 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.

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  • How Far Would You Go To Make Half Life 3 A Reality?

    …Half Life 3 has been wanted for a over decade now after the release of Half Life 2 came out in 2004. How far would you go to make the game become a reality? A dedicated group of fans are actually organizing a campaign to convince Valve to actually make Half Life 3. The catch is that the campaign has been set up on Indiegogo and it’s asking fans…

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  • Latest Team Fortress 2 Comic Tells Origins Of Sniper

    …By Graham Smith on October 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. “Hey, remember Team Fortress 2?” I think to myself, sometimes. I played that game every day for months, squeezing rounds into lunch breaks and evenings till eventually I lost interest. “The big updates slowed,” I explain to myself. “The steady stream of community content made each release feel like…

    4 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Team Fortress -

  • Hackers Charged Stealing from Microsoft, Valve, and More

    … spree in the past few years. These hackers, charged with stealing from the likes of Epic Games, Microsoft, Valve, and Zombie Studios, are currently in U.S. custody, with two having already plead guilty. Among their haul was a copy of Gears of War 3- obtained a year early, for the low low price of 250k and 5 years in prison. The hackers also got…

    1 readers - Griffin Cost - The Gamer Headlines -
  • Machinamazing: Saxxy Awards Winners Declared

    … even know who won. I awoke in a cemetery this morning. The Saxxies, of course, are the annual fan-voted awards for short films made in Valve’s Source Filmmaker. They’re short flicks about TF2, Portal 2, and Dota 2, but with the care Valve puts into developing characters and recording odd edge-case lines of dialogue, folks can be jolly creative. I…

    5 readers - Alice O'connor - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Think Of All The Things We Learned In Portal 2

    …, on the other hand, is a puzzle-platform game developed by Valve. According to the paper, participants played either Portal 2 or Lumosity for eight hours, completing a battery of tests before and after their gaming session. As the study notes: Results revealed that participants who were assigned to play Portal 2 showed a statistically significant…

    5 readers - Philippa Warr - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Portal -
  • Steam Music Player Lets You Play Customize Soundtracks During Games

    …, a machine that takes you back in a point in time when you had no smarts or intelligence. Don’t sweat it, though. Gabe Newell has you covered. Valve just launched the Steam Music Player, so now you can run Big Picture Mode, play your games from the couch and listen to your favorite custom soundtracks while you play your games. The service was originally…

    8 readers - William Usher - One Angry Gamer -

  • Saxxy Awards: Voting Now Open, Productivity Now Over

    …. And you can keep watching them until your work day is done and you’re able to safely go home. This year, Valve tried to encourage machinima makers to use game assets other than Team Fortress 2 for their shorts, making available assets for Portal 2 and encouraging creators of other games to release their own model sets for the software. Still…

    5 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Steam Launches Music Player: Listen While You Play

    … Steam’s parent company Valve consistently make so many missteps. Could Valve ever bring out a new Steam feature without hitting roadblocks? And what would it take for things to be smooth sailing for once? Valve may have found the answer in the Steam Music Player as it has finally been released after several months in beta. Available now…

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