Posts Tagged valve


Dota 2 launches Nemesis Assassin Event

Dota 2 is doing a thing and that thing is called the Nemesis Assassin Event, which will run from today through 7 December.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Nov 2014 | 0

Dota 2’s Foreseer’s Contract update adds Oracle this week

Although Dota 2 is still suffering adverse network conditions, Valve are ready to roll out a new hero, fulfill some Compendium promises, and add a bunch of extra additions to the game with the Foreseer’s Contract update.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Nov 2014 | 0

Valve talks Dota 2 network problems on US East and EU West

Dota 2 has been hamstrung by server problems – particularly on US East and EU West – for the last week, and Valve have now posted up details on how they’re dealing with it.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Nov 2014 | 0

Free Dota 2 comic hints at Oracle joining the roster

Valve have uploaded a free comic, called The Foreseer’s Contract, to the Dota 2 website – and I use this to foretell Oracle joining the roster soon.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Nov 2014 | 0

Dota 2’s drop system reworked in latest patch

If you like your Dota 2 hats, then important news: the drop system has been reworked.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Oct 2014 | 0

Steam Halloween sale slashes prices, throats … mostly prices

From now until 3 November (at 10am Pacific US time,) Steam has cut, maimed and dismembered the prices on some of its spookier, horror-type games.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Oct 2014 | 7

Dota 2 update ends hero restrictions in Captain’s Draft

Valve has pushed out a new update for Dota 2, lifting all restrictions on hero selection in the Captain’s Draft mode of play.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Oct 2014 | 0

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 | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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