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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

Dota 2 players unhappy with New Bloom event

Server problems and pay-to-win are making the Dota 2 community displeased with Year Beast Brawl, the event for this year’s New Bloom Festival.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Feb 2015 | 19