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id Software’s 1995 Concept for Paid Mods Was Actually Pretty Solid

Despite the eventual reversal and admission that “it’s clear we didn’t understand exactly what we were doing,” Valve still seem pretty eager to implement a method of financial compensation for popular mods.

By Peter Parrish | 5 May 2015 | 3

Dota 2’s The International Compendium 2015 out now

It’s that time of year again: Dota 2‘s latest Compendium for The International is on sale within the game, with a load of rewards and stretch goals.

By Tim McDonald | 1 May 2015 | 0

Dota 2 patch 6.84 out now

Dota 2‘s latest patch – the balance-altering 6.84 – has just launched, forcing everyone to re-learn how to play the game.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Apr 2015 | 0

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #211

This week on the IncGamers Podcast, Tim, Paul and myself discuss the last few turbulent days in the Skyrim modding scene.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 2

Steam, GOG run Star Wars Sales – X-Wing, TIE Fighter now on Steam

Today is a pretty good day for those wanting to fill a gap in their Star Wars game collections, as Steam and GOG are both running themed events with various benefits.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 1

Dota 2 patch 6.84 detailed, changes everything again

Typical: I go to bed early, and Valve decides to reveal what’s in this week’s Dota 2 6.84 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Apr 2015 | 0

IncGamers Poll – Valve’s reversal on paid Skyrim mods

After much intense debate about Valve’s (and Bethesda’s) implementation of paid Skyrim mods in the Steam Workshop, the two companies have backtracked.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 4

Valve and Bethesda to remove paid Skyrim mods, refunds all round

In a surprising turn of events, Valve has announced that after consultation with Bethesda the decision has been taken to remove paid Skyrim mods from the Steam Workshop.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Apr 2015 | 10

Dota 2 landscape changing this year, starting next week

A brief rundown of what’s new: the International Compendium will launch next week alongside a new balance patch, and Valve will be sponsoring three more major tournaments a year in the hopes of making Dota 2 a bit more professional and stable.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Apr 2015 | 1

Dota 2’s first The International 5 tickets sell out in 6 minutes

The first wave of tickets for Dota 2‘s upcoming The International 5 tournament sold out in 6 minutes, says Valve, with the last tickets available tonight.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s first The International 5 tickets sell out in 6 minutes

Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

One of Dota 2‘s Compendium stretch goals was for Faceless Void to get a model update, and now they’re ready to talk about the process.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

Steam’s EU refund policy has existed since 2014, it is not new

There are quite a few incorrect reports out there about Steam’s latest Subscriber Agreement update, suggesting the addition of a 14 day EU refund policy is new – it isn’t.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Mar 2015 | 1

IncGamers readers just want Valve to announce a game, please

The results from the latest IncGamers Poll, about Valve’s offerings at GDC, suggest that the majority of our readers would quite like the company to announce a game.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Mar 2015 | 3

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #204

March is turning into quite a busy old month for games, which is probably why Tim and I mostly spend the opening parts of this podcast talking about Fairies.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #204

IncGamers Poll – Valve’s GDC 2015 announcements

As GDC 2015 rolls to a close, this week’s IncGamers Poll is curious about which (if any) of Valve’s many announcements at the event are getting people enthused.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Mar 2015 | 3

Valve makes GDC announcements: SteamVR, Source 2 and more

Valve just sent out a press release stuffed with multiple GDC announcements, which they’ll no doubt be expanding upon across the next couple of days.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Valve makes GDC announcements: SteamVR, Source 2 and more

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #202

If you never watched the dubious BBC (and later Channel 5, I think?) series Robot Wars, then fair warning – parts of this podcast may prove challenging.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Feb 2015 | 8

Latest Dota 2 patch aims to fix Year Beast Brawl

Valve have apparently had enough of breaking the Dota 2 servers with Year Beast Brawl, so the latest patch aims to fix it.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Latest Dota 2 patch aims to fix Year Beast Brawl