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Dota 2 short film contest returns with $25,000 first prize

Valve has revealed the first details of this year’s Dota 2 Short Film Contest, which will give the winner $25,000. The annual competition has become a regular feature in the run up to The International. Fans are challenged to create a 90 second video based on Dota 2. This can …

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Dota 2’s co-op campaign delayed by a week

Valve has announced that Dota 2’s upcoming co-op campaign SlitBreaker has been delayed. After initially stating that the campaign would be out “this month” the team have no revealed that they have pushed it back a week. “We are currently finishing up the Siltbreaker campaign and will unfortunately need to …

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Former Kerbal Space Program devs join Valve

It transpires that the developers who left the Kerbal Space Program team last year headed to Valve. PCGamesN reports that former Valve architect and environmental designer Roger Lundeen revealed the news in the Game Dev Unchained podcast. [Valve] are still buying up mod teams,” he said. There’s the group that …

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Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Two developers have presented a legal argument that Valve cannot claim ownership to the DOTA intellectual property. The name DOTA originates from a Warcraft III mod named Defense of the Ancient’s but is now more widely known thanks to its use in Valve’s popular MOBA title DOTA 2. Blizzard and …

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Steam clamps down on ‘fake game’ Trading Card scammers

The Trading Card system will be locked away from new releases on Steam until they have have proven themselves to be real games. Many games offer Trading Cards which can be sold by players on the Steam marketplace. Their value is typically low, often around 10p or less, although some …

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Dota 2 International 2017 prize pool could exceed $25m

The majors are over, and Valve is now gearing up for its crowning jewel: The International. The International is somewhat unique because its prize pool is crowd-funded by players. Valve put $1.5m into the prize pool and then sell in-game items and put 25% of the monetary value of any …

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Valve pledges to open up about Steam’s inner workings

Valve has pledged to work directly and transparently with the Steam community as it continues to evolve PC gaming’s largest marketplace. In a lengthy blog post, Valve has tried to explain why serving the interests of such a large and diverse group of consumers is a very tough task. One …

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Half-Life finally gets an unedited German release

Almost 20 years after its original release, German gamers can now legally play an unedited version of Valve’s Half-Life for the first time. Polygon reports that the game has finally been removed from Germany’s ‘list of objectionable media’, which is compiled and managed by the Federal Review Board for Media …

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Reality show Gamerz, starring hopefuls chasing a CS:GO pro contract, kicks off

Yesterday, the Gamerz esports reality TV show, featuring 12 players competing for a chance to win a six-month professional gaming contract. The 12 were picked at an open casting session at DreamHack Winter 2016, and a few hundred Scandinavian CS:GO players looking to take the step to a pro-gaming career …

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