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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

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

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