Posts Tagged valve


Dota 2’s 6.82c patch released

“Please stop playing Skywrath Mage and Death Prophet,” cries Icefrog, plaintively, in this latest Dota 2 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Oct 2014 | 3

Dota 2 gets Peru and Chile servers

The latest Dota 2 patch has tweaked and changed a few things – and, most notably, it’s added Peru and Chile matchmaking regions.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Oct 2014 | 2

Dota 2 patches continue to lower the “comeback” gold

You could politely say the Dota 2 community has been “divided” on the 6.82 changes that provide extra assist gold for the losing team.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Sep 2014 | 0

Dota 2’s patch 6.82 – Rekindling Soul – goes live

The Rekindling Soul update for Dota 2, patching the game to 6.82 and changing basically everything, has just gone live.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Sep 2014 | 0

Dota 2’s patch 6.82, named Rekindling Soul, changes everything

Are you bored of the current Dota 2 meta? Well, the newest patch will change damn near everything.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2014 | 3

Steam’s storefront updated, adds discovery and curation

This update may only apply to the opt-in beta version of Steam for now, but it’ll no doubt roll out for the ‘main’ version in due course.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2014 | 5

Techies hit Dota 2 RIGHT NOW

Dear everybody: Techies are now on Dota 2. That is all.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Sep 2014 | 1

Techies now playable in the Dota 2 Test Client

The Techies aren’t coming to Dota 2 until next week, but you can get some practice in now if you download the Test Client.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Techies Update exploding onto Dota 2 next week

Techies are coming to Dota 2 next week, alongside All Random Deathmatch, A-Z Challenge support, and a whole lot more.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2014 | 2

SHODAN announcer pack mooted for Dota 2

Night Dive Studios, the saints responsible for re-releasing System Shock 2, have floated the idea of a SHODAN announcer pack for Dota 2.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Personalised Front Pages and Curators coming to Steam

The good people of SteamDB have once again been delving around inside Steam’s guts, and have found one or two interesting features.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Tags system leaves beta, getting Steam lots of clicks

Valve have announced that its Steam Tags system has left beta, and is doing phenomenally well.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Aug 2014 | 1

Steam Beta client contains references to film and tv series apps

GabeTV is surely only a matter of days away, as professional Steam-watchers SteamDB have spotted references to film and television in the latest beta client.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Aug 2014 | 1

Steam now lets you hide your game shame

The latest Steam client beta includes a face-saving new feature; the ability to shovel rubbish games away into a “hidden” category.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2014 | 4

Dota 2’s Workshop Tools are apparently in Source 2

I don’t know where to begin with this, so let’s start with “Dota 2‘s Workshop Tools seem to be using Source 2″.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies shambling onto Steam

Nexon is bringing the undead to Counter-Strike in Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Aug 2014 | 2

Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha released, Techies due late August

Uh oh, it’s a Dota 2 story and professional dotes man Tim McDonald should be in bed; this looks like a job for me, the stand-in Dota 2 news man.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

New Dota 2 patch hits, doesn’t add Techies

Remember when we were sure Techies were going to hit Dota 2 soon after The International 4?

By Tim McDonald | 6 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2’s International 4 considered a success by EPSN

Though the final itself was pretty disappointing for Dota 2 viewers, ESPN is professing to be “delighted” with the figures for its live screenings of the event.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s Steam controller seems to look a bit different now

Somebody has been digging around in the files of the latest Steam client beta and found an interesting image of a controller lay-out.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Darude takes to the dududu-Dota 2 after-party stage

I also never miss an opportunity to write a gaming article about Darude, so: he’s just hit the stage at Dota 2‘s The International 4 after-party.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2: The International 4 retrospective and thoughts

My, but it’s been a bit of a Cinderella story for Newbee.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Jul 2014 | 2

Dota 2 International 4 After Party stream now live

Having never knowingly passed up a chance to write a videogame article featuring Darude, here’s where to watch the Dota 2 International 4 after party.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jul 2014 | 4

Dota 2’s Compendium Fan Vote results revealed

The end of day two of Dota 2‘s The International 4 main event has given us the results of the Compendium Fan Vote.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Jul 2014 | 2

Techies appear in Dota 2’s The International 4 All-Star match

Okay, that was something. Techies have appeared for the first time in Dota 2, as played by Arteezy, in Dota 2‘s The International 4 All-Star match.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

The International 4 Newbie Stream: Can it educate a DOTA 2 dunce?

Hello, I am a DOTA Dunce. Tim McDonald is the DOTA 2 player around here, but although he’s managed to drag me into a couple of (bot) games I’ve not converted to the cause.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Jul 2014 | 1

Dota 2’s The International 4 playoffs end; main event matches decided

The playoffs of Dota 2‘s The International 4 tournament have ended, which means the matches starting the main event are now set in stone.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Jul 2014 | 2

Which teams have made it to Dota 2’s The International 4?

The main event of Dota 2‘s The International 4 tournament is nearly upon us, and we’ve now got a pretty good idea of which teams will be battling it out at KeyArena.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Jul 2014 | 1

More goodies coming with your Dota 2 Compendium

As if the ridiculous amount of stretch goals hit wasn’t enough, Valve have announced that Compendium owners will be getting more stuff.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Jul 2014 | 1

Steam has a number of post-Summer Sale Steam sales on

Do you still have money in your bank account? Do you want to give it to Valve?

By Tim McDonald | 1 Jul 2014 | Comments Off