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Dota 2 Team Newbee Wins $5 Million At International 4
Chinese team Newbee has won International 4, the world championship for Dota 2. The squad took home a grand prize of over $5 million, the largest purse yet for the MOBA.
Team Fortress 2 Short Film Expiration Date Must Be Watched
Team Fortress 2 is about to get a new update called "Love and War" in the near future. They kicked off a week's worth of reveals on the update with a fantastic short film called "Expiration Date."
Left 4 Dead 3 Looks Great, Counter-Strike Creator Says
Counter-Strike co-creator Minh "Gooseman" Le said in a new interview that he's seen Left 4 Dead 3 in action. He was impressed by it, too.
Dota 2 Compendium 2014 Now On Sale With Exclusive Bonuses
Dota 2 players can now purchase the Compendium for the International 2014. The all-in-one, virtual guide to this year's world championship provides several in-game bonuses.
Dota 2 International 2014 Teams And Dates Announced
Dota 2's worldwide championship The International will return this summer. Today Valve announced the teams that will be competing for a shot at a huge cash prize.
Valve Defends Anti-Cheat System From Spying Accusations
Steam users have accused Valve of scanning their Internet history with their anti-cheat software. Valve CEO Gabe Newell denied this today and stated that they have no interest in tracking your porn habits.
Valve: No Refunds If Steam Early Access Game Is Cancelled
Steam Early Access lets developers sell games before they've been completed to help fund their development. If these games are never finished, though, you won't be able to get a refund.
Steam Sets New Record Thanks To Holiday Sale, Free Left 4 Dead 2
Valve's digital games platform Steam has set another usage record. Over 7.6 million gamers were using Steam simultaneously on December 29th.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Will Add Two More Maps: Cobble And Overpass
The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive development team is currently working on two more maps. The new additions are a remake of the classic map "Cobble" (a.k.a. de_cbble) as well as a new arena called "Overpass."
Steam Reviews Open Beta Launches
Today Valve launched Steam Reviews, a way for users of their gaming platform to voice their opinions on their games and share them with the Steam community. The feature is now in open beta and can be accessed by anyone with a Steam account.
Dota 2 Three Spirits Update Launching Today With Diretide
Valve plans to release a major update for Dota 2 today. The "Three Spirits" patch provides two new Heroes for the game and revises the appearance of Storm Spirit.
Dota 2 Diretide 2013 Announced Following Gamer Protests
Valve has announced that they're working on a 2013 edition of Diretide, the Halloween-themed Dota 2 event. They made the decision following a whole lot of kicking and screaming from fans.
Dota 2 Mod Helps Arachnophobes Tolerate Broodmother
A Dota 2 player terrified by the prospect of facing Broodmother in matches won't have to live in fear anymore. A fellow player has created a mod to make the hulking spider look much less intimidating in the PC MOBA game.
Valve Announces Third Annual Saxxy Awards
Valve is hosting another contest for the Source Filmmaker community. They'll be giving out five Saxxy Awards for the best short videos created by gamers.