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Popular Counter-Strike Streamer Redeems Himself After Humiliating Molotov Accident

Popular Counter-Strike Streamer Redeems Himself After Humiliating Molotov Accident Now, though, Summit has redeemed himself.This time, though, Summit prevailed: Skip to 1:29:30 to see the moment unfold.

Who Are These 'New' Dota Teams At The Kiev Major?

Who Are These 'New' Dota Teams At The Kiev Major? The upcoming Kiev Major is one of the most important tournaments of the Dota season, a big tournament in its own right, and an important qualifier for the multi-million dollar The International, Dota’s equal part World Cup and Super Bowl.But if you haven’t been plugged into the Dota community for the last few months, you’re not likely to recognize some of the teams playing in Kiev.

Half-Life is Finally Uncensored in Germany

Half-Life is Finally Uncensored in Germany 19 years is a long time to wait to find out what really happens when a Barnacle gets blasted by a shotgun or when a Headcrab takes a crowbar to the face, but Half-Life fans in Germany will finally be able to experience first-hand what it feels like to play the iconic shooter in its full, uncensored glory.After nearly two decades of heavy censorship, Half-Life‘s entry in the list of censored games in Germany has been “prematurely” removed according to German reports, meaning that it is now possible for the publisher to release uncensored versions of the shooter in the country.

The Late Team Fight That Spun The Dota 2 Kiev Finals On Their Head

The Late Team Fight That Spun The Dota 2 Kiev Finals On Their Head Arguably the more talented team, and certainly the more experienced, it wasn’t until a fateful team fight in the 39th minute of the final match that the European squad re-discovered their inner champions.They and Virtus Pro traded matches up until the very end, with the Russians looking the stronger side despite OG taking first blood.

Counter-Strike Pros Refuse To Play After Former Cheater Joins Team

Counter-Strike Pros Refuse To Play After Former Cheater Joins Team Recently, an organization called Vexed announced that KQLY will be playing for them during the upcoming ESL France event.“We were not informed of this decision that was imposed to us,” they said in a statement translated by FlickShot.

Games in China Must Reveal Loot Box Reward Odds

Games in China Must Reveal Loot Box Reward Odds Those who have been keeping tabs on the global gaming news will know about China’s decision that requires developers to reveal their game’s loot box drop odds.For those who have their loot boxes suspended, they can have them available to gamers again once the loot box data is made public.

Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve

Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve After joining Valve to work on Half-Life 2: Episode One, Faliszek went on to write for most of Valve’s major franchises like DOTA 2, Portal and Portal 2, both Left 4 Dead games, and even Counter Strike: Global Offensive.With Faliszek now gone, Valve has lost every primary writer from every mainline franchise including downloadable content as well.

One of main Valve’s mainstay writers, Chet Faliszek, is leaving after 12 years

One of main Valve’s mainstay writers, Chet Faliszek, is leaving after 12 years Chet Faliszek, one of Valve’s longest-tenured employees and the writer for such hit games as Portal, Left 4 Dead and the first two Half-Life 2 episodes, has announced he’s leaving the developer.He wrote the story for several of Valve’s most well-received games over the past decade and has been a proponent of storytelling in gaming.

Valve Wants To Be More Transparent About How Busy Steam Customer Support Is

Valve Wants To Be More Transparent About How Busy Steam Customer Support Is Making customer support data public.“Improving Steam Support to make that experience as smooth as possible has been a big focus for us over the last couple years,” they explained.

'Dota 2' tournament organizer issues apology after airing creepy video of women

'Dota 2' tournament organizer issues apology after airing creepy video of women After the conclusion of the Dota 2 Kiev Major this past weekend, tournament organizer PGL aired a bizarre video called "Girls of Kiev" with no context.The video — a montage of random women attending the event — has since been removed from YouTube and PGL issued an apology early this morning.

HTC Vive Gets a $200 Eye-Tracking Upgrade

HTC Vive Gets a $200 Eye-Tracking Upgrade One of the first is an eye-tracking suite called aGlass, from Beijing-based startup, 7invensun.Foveated Rendering allows computers to focus only on what you’re actually looking at, which can yield some big gains.

The Only Five Valve News Stories That You Ever Read

The Only Five Valve News Stories That You Ever Read A wise person once defined insanity as “watching Valve do the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.Gabe Newell cryptically suggests that Valve is making games, actually, but doesn’t name any.

Steam Stat Page Shows Large Amount of Refund Requests

Steam Stat Page Shows Large Amount of Refund Requests It turns out Valve receives around 75,000 requests per day, most of which pertain to the company’s refund policy.The post says: As of today you can see that we receive somewhere around 75,000 help requests per day.

Steam Users Are Concerned About Valve's New Gift Policy

Steam Users Are Concerned About Valve's New Gift Policy As part of a recent round of tweaks to Steam, Valve made some subtle quality-of-life changes to Steam’s gifting system.Instead of gifting games to a friend’s email address or Steam inventory, the exchange is direct.

DOTA 2 Is Getting A Co-op Campaign With A Story

DOTA 2 Is Getting A Co-op Campaign With A Story Anyone owning a 2017 Battle Pass will be given access to the campaign, which is broken into two acts, the first of which goes live later this month, the second being made available in July.The campaign sees groups of four friends (or matchmade strangers) “undertake a cooperative adventure into the blackest depths of Dark Reef”, and ask them to traverse a “diverse landscape of loathsome monsters, cunning traps, and other lethal terrors.

18 Years Later, Germany Gets An Uncensored Version Of Half-Life

18 Years Later, Germany Gets An Uncensored Version Of Half-Life The Half-Life that was released in Germany in 1998 was a little different.Well chin up lads, in 2017 Germany’s Half-Life is now as human and violent as everyone else’s.

'Dota 2' is adding a story-driven co-op campaign

'Dota 2' is adding a story-driven co-op campaign environment gameplay early this morning: Siltbreaker, a co-op campaign that'll send players into the depths of seas and beyond later this month.To take part in Siltbreaker, you need to purchase the 2017 Dota 2 International Battle Pass — at a minimum of $9.

Watch Someone Speedrun Portal Without Using Any Portals

Watch Someone Speedrun Portal Without Using Any Portals Speedrunner 097AceOfSpades beat Portal in 52 minutes using no portals and a lot of airboat cheats.Usually, Portal takes about three hours to complete.

Are Valve and Steam Helping PC Gaming or Hurting It?

Are Valve and Steam Helping PC Gaming or Hurting It? The nascent Steam servers promptly buckled under the load, and the reaction from PC gamers was harsh, to say the least.But Valve’s worst behavior may be its treatment of artists who sell goods via Steam Workshop.