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Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does 'Marginally Adequate' Job

Valve Boss: Vive VR Headset Does 'Marginally Adequate' Job The future of virtual reality may not be the HTC Vive, according to maker Gabe Newell.Video game developer Valve, in partnership with HTC, last year launched the Vive: an impressive but expensive headset that requires a beefy PC to operate.

Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling

Court Throws Out Digital Homicide's Case Against Critic Jim Sterling Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide’s $10 million case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling.” Years ago, Sterling published a YouTube video describing Digital Homicide’s Slaughtering Grounds as a “New ‘Worst Game Of 2014' Contender.

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever These days, if a video game releases with significant issues or to poor reviews, it doesn’t necessarily spell the end for that game.Here are Game Rant’s Top Eight Biggest Video Game Comebacks.

The Next Dota Major Is Already Running Into Issues

The Next Dota Major Is Already Running Into Issues The Kiev Major, the second and final major of the Dota 2 season before the next International (Dota 2’s world cup), is facing a raft of problems.Travel issues, ticket scalpers, and changing dates are dredging up ghosts of majors past.

Dota 2 Pro's Best Just Isn't Good Enough

Dota 2 Pro's Best Just Isn't Good Enough This is what it looks like when someone in Dota 2 commits a boss play only to have it rebound in their face.It was that kind of day for Team Secret during the StarLadder Season 3 group stage when, even after outplaying opponents TNC Pro Team for most of a three game series, victory was not forthcoming.

Team Liquid Likely Secures Kiev Major Invite With StarLadder Victory

Team Liquid Likely Secures Kiev Major Invite With StarLadder Victory After missing December’s Boston Major and struggling the past few months to stay abreast of a tough European Dota 2 scene, it looked like Team Liquid might have to go through the gauntlet of European qualifying for the upcoming Kiev Major.Performing well at the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season Three finals was their best hope at avoiding such a fate.

New Website Makes It Easier To See New Games On Steam

New Website Makes It Easier To See New Games On Steam With so many games coming out on Steam each week and the service’s fondness for focusing on “popular” and “recommended” new releases, it’s easier for smaller games to fall through the cracks.What’s On Steam is a website that gives every new game on Steam equal treatment.

HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan

HTC Announces Vive Headset Payment Plan Those gamers hesitating over the $799 price tag of the HTC Vive will now have some other options rather than a one-off payment for the virtual reality headset.“For $66 a month and no-interest financing for 12 months, users can purchase a Vive on Vive.

LG Announces VR Partnership with Valve

LG Announces VR Partnership with Valve It’s worth noting that HTC is already working with Valve on its HTC Vive VR headset.The company previously released its 360 VR headset for its LG G5 smartphone.

LG to debut its own virtual reality SteamVR headset at GDC 2017

LG to debut its own virtual reality SteamVR headset at GDC 2017 Built using SteamVR tracking technology and using the OpenVR platform, the headset will likely compete directly with the Vive and Rift headsets.It will utilize SteamVR software for its tracking and will be fully integrated with Steam, and therefore potentially compatible with a lot of software content.

Dota 2 Teams, Tournament Organizer, And Production Staff Say They're Being Stiffed

Dota 2 Teams, Tournament Organizer, And Production Staff Say They're Being Stiffed Several Dota 2 teams that participated in last November’s Northern Arena BEAT Invitational have yet to see their prize money from the tournament, and the tournament organizer and event production staff say they haven’t been paid for their services either.According to a report from theScore Esports, several Dota 2 teams, including Complexity Gaming, Alliance, and Team NP, haven’t received their prize winnings.

Astralis Maintain Dominant Streak With Win In Katowice

Astralis Maintain Dominant Streak With Win In Katowice Champions of the most recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive major, Astralis chalked up another tournament win today in Katowice, Poland at the Intel Extreme Masters, defeating FaZe 3-1.Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen had an especially strong performance, making clutch plays like this ace (full wipe of the enemy team) with a Desert Eagle to halt FaZe.

Steam Review Scores No Longer Count People Who Didn't Pay

Steam Review Scores No Longer Count People Who Didn't Pay If you got a game for free—say, as a gift, during a free weekend, or what have you—your review no longer counts toward that game’s overall score.” So basically, Valve thinks people who pay will be more “invested” in their games, and therefore more honest.

If You Didn't Pay for a Steam Game Your Review no Longer Counts

If You Didn't Pay for a Steam Game Your Review no Longer Counts Here is how Valve explains it: “In September, we made some adjustments to how the review score was calculated for each product.Reviews can still be written by customers that obtained the game in any of these ways, but the review will not count toward the overall review score.

Inside The Unregulated And Scam-Filled World Of Video Game Betting

Inside The Unregulated And Scam-Filled World Of Video Game Betting As a result of that added layer of abstraction, skin betting isn’t quite like betting real money yet.Some of the skin betting sites they went after were the more reputable ones, allowing sketchier sites to thrive in an unregulated environment.

Counter-Strike Players Are Skeptical Of The Game's New Map

Counter-Strike Players Are Skeptical Of The Game's New Map Yesterday, Counter-Strike received its first new Valve-developed map in quite some time.It’s got multiple weird routes to the B bomb site for both teams, and the site itself is dangerously enclosed.

Dota 2 Pro Goes Undercover As A Tree, Dies Anyway

Dota 2 Pro Goes Undercover As A Tree, Dies Anyway Monkey King is the latest character to be added to Valve’s popular competitive strategy game.The Dota 2 character can, among other things, change his appearance using an ability called “Mischief.