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Steam Auction taken offline, possibly due to gem duping

Valve’s newly-launched Steam Holiday Auction is now newly-disabled, presumably thanks to the efforts of a few exploiters.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Dec 2014 | 1

Steam Winter Sale begins 18 December, preceded by auctions

Valve has announced the start date (and time) of the 2014 Steam Winter Sale, and come up with a way for people to recycle unwanted trading cards.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Dec 2014 | 2

Dota 2 blog says that Frostivus is cancelled

A new blog post on the Dota 2 site confirms that Valve is staffed by Grinches, because Frostivus is cancelled.

By Tim McDonald | 6 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Dota 2 blog says that Frostivus is cancelled

Steam’s Exploration sale wraps up with some December deals

Today is the last full day of Steam’s Thankgiving-based Exploration Sale, and the last chance to get some cheap PC games out of Valve.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Steam’s Exploration sale wraps up with some December deals

Oracle now in Dota 2, Foreseer’s Contract update launched

I’m sort of double-dipping here because Peter half-wrote this story earlier, but: Dota 2‘s Foreseer’s Contract update has launched, and Oracle is in.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Oracle now in Dota 2, Foreseer’s Contract update launched

Steam hopes to bring some order to Early Access with new rules

Valve has reportedly issued brand new guidelines and rules to developers hoping to put their games on Early Access, in the hope of bringing some consistency to the system.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Nov 2014 | 5

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 | Comments Off on Dota 2 launches Nemesis Assassin Event

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 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s Foreseer’s Contract update adds Oracle this week

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

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 | Comments Off on Free Dota 2 comic hints at Oracle joining the roster

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 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s drop system reworked in latest patch

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 | Comments Off on Dota 2 update ends hero restrictions in Captain’s Draft

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┬áDota 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 on Dota 2 patches continue to lower the “comeback” gold

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

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