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Modders Are Giving Team Fortress 2 A Facelift With The Engine Used For Half-Life: Alyx

Modders Are Giving Team Fortress 2 A Facelift With The Engine Used For Half-Life: Alyx

Team Fortress 2 has been around for about 14 years now, and while it's really not suffering visually like a lot of games that age do, thanks to the art style, it could probably use a little sprucing up.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 month ago
Valve Announces Location And Dates For $40+ Million Dota 2 International

Valve Announces Location And Dates For $40+ Million Dota 2 International

Valve has been preparing for the return of the Dota 2 International for a while now, even announcing new ways for fans to support the event back in May.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 months ago
CS: GO Is Losing Players, But That's Probably Intentional

CS: GO Is Losing Players, But That's Probably Intentional

Let's start this off by saying one thing: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still huge.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Team Fortress 2 Issues Patch And Sets A New High For Concurrent Players

Team Fortress 2 Issues Patch And Sets A New High For Concurrent Players

Team Fortress 2, which launched in 2009, has just hit its all time peak concurrent player count.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
CS:GO Free Accounts No Longer Have Access To Ranked Matches

CS:GO Free Accounts No Longer Have Access To Ranked Matches

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has become a little less free-to-play.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
As The Dota 2 International Returns. Valve Introduces A New Way For Fans To Support Teams

As The Dota 2 International Returns. Valve Introduces A New Way For Fans To Support Teams

Because time has no meaning now, it's probably easy to forget that we've gone a longer period of time without things like in-person video game tournaments.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 months ago
Valve's Dota 2 Documentary, "Free To Play," Now Available On Netflix

Valve's Dota 2 Documentary, "Free To Play," Now Available On Netflix

Seven years ago, Valve released Free to Play, a documentary about the trials and triumphs of three professional Dota 2 players as they ramped up for the 2011 International tournament.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Team Fortress 2 Bots Are Now Into Extortion And Worse

Team Fortress 2 Bots Are Now Into Extortion And Worse

Team Fortress 2 is practically abandonware at this point, so about the only time we hear about it is when something bad is happening.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Epic Loses Hundreds Of Millions Per Year On EGS, But That's Likely Part Of The Plan

Epic Loses Hundreds Of Millions Per Year On EGS, But That's Likely Part Of The Plan

Epic, and the Epic Games Store, is going roughly half a billion dollars in the hole to compete with Steam.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Valve Announces New Features To Help Newbie Dota 2 Players

Valve Announces New Features To Help Newbie Dota 2 Players

So, it looks like the Dota 2 community aren't the only ones thinking the new Netflix anime series will be bringing in new players.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 months ago
Eight-episode Anime DOTA: Dragon's Blood Now Streaming On Netflix

Eight-episode Anime DOTA: Dragon's Blood Now Streaming On Netflix

The DotA anime series that we were told would be showing up on Netflix in March has -- surprise!...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Dota 2 Finally Has A Tutorial Thanks To The Community

Dota 2 Finally Has A Tutorial Thanks To The Community

One might think that a game that's been around as long as Dota 2 would already have a tutorial.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 months ago
Valve Cancels Development On Artifact 2.0, Makes Original And Remake Free For Everyone

Valve Cancels Development On Artifact 2.0, Makes Original And Remake Free For Everyone

Valve is pulling the plug on disappointing digital Dota 2-inspired CCG Artifact.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
Dota Anime Series Coming To Netflix In March

Dota Anime Series Coming To Netflix In March

There's an anime series based on Dota 2 in the works, and it's scheduled to hit Netflix in just over a month.

By Jason Winter - 7 months ago
Steam's Top 100 Of 2020 Sees A Few Notable Drops Among F2P Favorites

Steam's Top 100 Of 2020 Sees A Few Notable Drops Among F2P Favorites

It's time once again for Valve to peel back the curtain and fill us in on the top games on Steam in 2020.

By Jason Winter - 8 months ago
Valve Employee (And Former Firewatch Dev) Apologizes For Taking Action Against Dota 2 Player

Valve Employee (And Former Firewatch Dev) Apologizes For Taking Action Against Dota 2 Player

A Valve employee apologized for taking disciplinary action against a fellow player in a Dota 2 match he was in, following a dispute over tactics.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
Bots Infest Team Fortess 2, And Players Deploy More Bots To Fight Them

Bots Infest Team Fortess 2, And Players Deploy More Bots To Fight Them

The bots are running amok in Team Fortress 2, and the only solution is ...

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Test Your Skills In Aghanim's Labyrinth, A New Four-Player Co-Op Mode In Dota 2

Test Your Skills In Aghanim's Labyrinth, A New Four-Player Co-Op Mode In Dota 2

Dota 2 players have a new adversary, and no, it's not that annoying 13-year-old shouting racial and sexist insults over voice chat.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Fan-made "TF2 Classic" Now Out, Includes New Game Modes And Four-Team Brawls

Fan-made "TF2 Classic" Now Out, Includes New Game Modes And Four-Team Brawls

The team behind a highly anticipated "classic" mod for Team Fortress 2 finally made good on years of work and promises, releasing their labor of love over the weekend.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Team Fortress 2 Honors Soldier Voice Actor Rick May With In-Game Statue

Team Fortress 2 Honors Soldier Voice Actor Rick May With In-Game Statue

Last month the voice of the Soldier in Team Fortress 2, Rick May, passed away.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Citing Virus Fears, Epic And Valve Scrub Fortnite And Dota 2 Championships in 2020

Citing Virus Fears, Epic And Valve Scrub Fortnite And Dota 2 Championships in 2020

If you were looking for championship-level play in your favorite free-to-play game this year ...

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Rick May, Voice Of Team Fortress 2's Soldier, Passes Away

Rick May, Voice Of Team Fortress 2's Soldier, Passes Away

Actor Rick May, best known to gamers as the voice of Team Fortress 2's Solider, passed away from COVID-19 last Wednesday, April 8, at the age of 79.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Valve Preps Artifact 2.0, Which Won't Sell Cards Or Packs

Valve Preps Artifact 2.0, Which Won't Sell Cards Or Packs

Saying that Valve's Artifact didn't perform well is a bit of an understatement.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
CS:GO Tops 1.1 Million Concurrent, Had 24 Million Overall Players In February

CS:GO Tops 1.1 Million Concurrent, Had 24 Million Overall Players In February

Despite being eight years old, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is more popular than ever.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Developers For Dota Underlords And The Cycle Are Working From Home

Developers For Dota Underlords And The Cycle Are Working From Home

What started in February with game developers in China has since spread to the U.S.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
CS:GO Tournament In Poland Had Zero Live Attendees But Set Online Viewership Record

CS:GO Tournament In Poland Had Zero Live Attendees But Set Online Viewership Record

While most news surrounding the coronavirus has centered around Asian territories, at least one esports event in Europe was semi-adversely affected this weekend.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Valve Proposes Automated Muting System For Abusive CS:GO Players

Valve Proposes Automated Muting System For Abusive CS:GO Players

In any competitive PvP game, there are going to be players you'd rather not have to hear, whether in voice comms or text chat.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Coronavirus Disrupts League Of Legends, CS:GO Esports Events In Asia

Coronavirus Disrupts League Of Legends, CS:GO Esports Events In Asia

Once again, real life intrudes on video games.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
PSA: Play Every (Current) Half-Life Game For Free Over The Next Two Months

PSA: Play Every (Current) Half-Life Game For Free Over The Next Two Months

As freebie game PSAs go, this one's a bit of an odd one.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 year ago
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