How long since Valve made a new game, let alone with a new title? Aside from The Lab, a VR experience, their last shipped game on the PC was Dota 2, released in 2013. And after four years of silence on the development front, they have announced a new game in the works called Artifact.
Artifact, the Dota card game.
The game was announced during The International 2017, the annual Dota 2 tournament that has now has a prize pool of more than $20 million USD. A teaser trailer was shown which you can watch here:
As you can see from the like/dislike ratio of the video on Youtube, not many fans are happy with this announcement. Same goes to the reaction elsewhere in [...]
19 years isn’t too old for a game to receive an official patch. Valve is indeed releasing a small patch to their breakout hit Half-Life.
The patch fixes some game engine level crashes, which menas various games that used the Half-Life engine like the original Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Deathmatch Classic, Day Of Defeat and Ricochet is getting the same patch.
Here’s the notes:Fixed crash when entering certain malformed strings into the game console. Thanks to Marshal Webb from BackConnect, Inc for reporting this. Fixed crash when loading a specially crafted malformed BSP file. Thanks to Grant Hernandez (@Digital_Cold) for reporting [...]
Valve has reported that it will get serious about sites that permit individuals to bet with their Team Fortress 2’s in-game skins. In the transient, it will boycott accounts related with the sites, putting clients in danger of losing things. Later on, however, it might well hope to have the sites closed down.
One of the greatest gaming outrages of a year ago was the promoting of Counter Strike: Global Offensive skin betting sites. Despite the fact that they had been developing in shame for a few years, they attracted standard consideration in 2016 and drew judgment for Youtubers elevating the sites to their compelling, youthful crowds – particularly in situations where [...]
After months and months of griping, and an excessive number of Reddit strings to monitor, Valve has at last, listened to the greater part of the protestations and rolled out an enormous improvement to the matchmaking rationale.
Without precedent for Dota 2, the matchmaking rationale will now consider geological separation when attempting to discover players for your group. The criteria will no longer exclusively be founded on your MMR.
This change was brought on by the endless grievances from the Dota groups of not having the capacity to discover chemistry with individuals who talked a similar dialect. This issue was progressively predominant on the US East servers, [...]
MVP Phoenix, exceedingly viewed as the best South Korean Dota 2 group ever, has authoritatively disbanded.
Bolster player Kim “Dubu” Doo-young was the first to go separate ways with the program on January 1, taking after a grievous execution at the Boston Major in December where MVP Phoenix was set last. From that point forward, the staying four players: Lee “Forev” Sang-don, Kim “QO” Seon-yeob, Kim “Velo” Tae-sung, and Kim “Febby” Yong-min, have likewise left the group.
Farewell to @QOdota @Velodota2 @Febbydota @DubuDota #ForevThank you for great service in our team. We hope best wishes [...]
So what are people buying on Steam, exactly? Just before the Steam Winter Sales is coming to a close Valve revealed the list of the top 100 grossing games. Either its from purchases of the game itself or revenue from micro-transactions, here is the top 100 games sold in Steam, divided into 4 tiers (but in no particular order): Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Dota 2 Total War Warhammer Grand Theft Auto V XCOM 2 Tom Clancy’s The Division Dark Souls III Rocket League The Witcher III No Man’s Sky Fallout 4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Sid Meier’s Civlization VI
Dota 2 and CS:GO being here is no surprise, but the amount of PC [...]