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Valve: Tons Of Steam Accounts Are Hacked Each Month

Hacked accounts is bound to happen when you're dealing with online services. It's just part of the game when digital currency, content value and scams are taken into consideration. Well, what you probably didn't know was that Steam is an extremely high value target with more than 77,000 accounts hacked each month.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Adds New Weapon And Killcam

Valve has updated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a brand new revolver, a series of Christmas themed weapon skins and a brand new killcam. But don't worry, the killcam is only available in the casual modes. They aren't going to break the sensitive balance of competitive play like that.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Players Have New Way To Protect Themselves

Valve is always coming up with new ways to keep players protected and safe when engaging in online activities with various games available on Steam. In the case of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive they will have a new holding period for items when players attempt to make trades.

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Steam Autumn Sale Is Making A Major Change

One of the big gimmicks of the Valve fall and winter sales was that there were these daily deals that occurred every eight or so hours, as well as flash deals that happened periodically. Those deals will be gone for the next two Steam sales, starting with the autumn sale that commences on November 25th.

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Left 4 Dead 2 Mod Lets You Shoot Valve's Servers

After a week of trying to play on shaky servers, one brave Left 4 Dead 2 modder has taken matters into their own hands. Assuming you can jump into a round of the game, you can now unleash your fury at those servers by blowing up, well, those servers.

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Valve Explains Why Steam Doesn't Have Ads

While a lot of digital platforms will feed ads to users without a second thought, and most digital distribution platforms are known for ads, one service does not have them: Steam. One of Valve's staff explains why Steam doesn't have ads.

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Dota 2's Fall Compendium 2015 Is Now On Sale

Valve is already selling selling the fall 2015 Compendium at two tiers: a $3.99 entry pack and one for $9.99. The packages will put players into the Compendium in Dota 2 to allow them to earn Compendium coins, partake in the coin wagers and earn new treasures and goods in the game.

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Dota 2 Could Really Use A Surrender Option

Dota 2 has a lot of great qualities. The lack of a surrender option isn't one of them.

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Counter-Strike Global Offensive's Hitboxes Have Been Fixed

Valve has made some pretty big changes to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They've completely retooled the game's skeletal system and upgraded the hitboxes to better accurately represent the player states.

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Dota 2 Reborn Will Allow Custom Game Modes

Dota 2 Reborn's beta is getting underway to allow players to play-test the new features and massive expanses that Valve is implementing into the free-to-play MOBA. The Dota 2 Reborn page was recently updated with the second entry in the three part series looking at the all new features for the game.

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Dota 2 Is Getting A Huge Makeover

Valve has a massive bit of news to share with the Dota 2 community. They made an initial post about some new content arriving for the free-to-play MOBA, but in addition to the initial post there's a massive page full of details and gameplay features for Dota 2 Reborn.

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Steam Refunds Just Got A Whole Lot Better

One of the biggest complaints levied at Valve is the lack of proper refunds. Yes, every once in a while during controversial game releases gamers are allowed to exercise refunds, but it's not a standard policy on Steam. Well, that all changed today.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Operation Bloodhound Is Now Live

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has received a major update called Operation Bloodhound. This update brings both free and paid features to the PC/Mac/Linux shooter.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Hitboxes Are Being Fixed

After lots of complaints, a few gifs and some video footage later, Valve has decided to fix the hitboxes in Coutner-Strike: Global Offensive. When will they be fixed? No one knows. How long will it take? Well, it'll be on Valve's time.

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Dota 2 Major Championships Announced

The Dota 2 team has announced that there will be four major championship tournaments this fall for their popular multiplayer online battle arena game. The announcement comes with a major caveat this time around and it concerns team rosters and player trading.

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Steam Cracks Down On Spammers

Valve has finally decided to crack down on spammers and scammers who make dummy accounts and attempt to leverage Steam's features for their nefarious ends. How are they cracking down on spammers? By putting a purchase cap on accounts that want to access Steam's full features.

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Valve Needs Your Help Testing Steam's Security

Valve is testing an all new way to securely log into your account and access your library. How will this be accomplished? Well, they're attempting to follow in Blizzard's footsteps with a new two-step authentication process using mobile devices.

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Dota 2 The International 2015 Tickets Will Go On Sale Tomorrow

If you want to watch the best Dota 2 players in the world face off against each other, you'll have a chance tomorrow. Valve will be selling tickets to the International 5 in two waves.

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Dota 2's Rejected Character Designs Are Hilarious

The Dota 2 development team has created some fantastic looking characters over the years. However, the process of designing a character is long and full of terrible mistakes.

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Valve Unveils Steam Link, A Budget-Friendly Streaming Device

Valve dropped some major news bombs at this year's Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The company unveiled the brand new Steam Link that works in conjunction with Steam Machines and PCs that enable users to stream content anywhere in the house from connected devices.

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