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Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

The increasingly strict controls surrounding Steam gifts have been further tightened. A new set of restrictions has been introduced relating to games that feature Valve Anti-Cheat Technology (VAC). Valve has announced that players will no longer be able to add VAC titles to their inventories, preventing stockpiling of such games. …

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Valve offers its SteamVR tracking tech to other devs

Third-party developers will soon be able to make use of SteamVR’s tracking abilities in their own virtual reality hardware, opening the doors for custom controllers for VR titles. Valve has announced that it will offer royalty-free licences for the platform to hardware makers who complete an in-person training course. The …

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CSGO Lounge trying to acquire gambling licence

One of the biggest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling sites, CSGO Lounge, is attempting to get a licence in order to become a legitimate business. In an update on CSGO Lounge, site founder Borewik said that it was seeking a licence in order to legally operate in many countries and accept …

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Valve adds VR spectator support to DOTA 2 ahead of International tournament

eSports fans will be able to watch the upcoming DOTA 2 International in virtual reality. Developer Valve has announced the DOTA VR Hub, which lets consumers put on a headset and watch live games in a ‘DOTA VR Theater’. Fans will be surrounded by heroes from the game when watching …

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TmarTn denies attempted bribe of CSGO Lotto whistle blower

Under fire YouTuber TmarTn has denied accusations that he tried to bribe the man behind the video that first revealed his secretive ties to CSGO Lotto. HonorTheCall yesterday went live with a new video detailing some of the backstory behind the explosive events. It is claimed that TmarTn offered to …

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Valve sends cease and desist orders to CSGO gambling sites

Begun, the CSGO gambling wars have. Valve has sent letters to 23 sites that specialise in the gambling of Counter Strike Global Offensive weapon skins, giving them 10 days to change how they operate before it brings out the big guns. Kotaku has confirmed the letter’s legitimacy. So far at …

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Counter Strike gambling streamer PhantomL0rd banned from Twitch

Less than a week after Twitch said it would take action against the streaming of Counter Strike gambling on its network, one leading streamer has been banned. Kotaku reports that PhantomL0rd’s channel has been pulled. It now simply carries the message: The community has closed this channel due to terms …

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Twitch bans CSGO Lotto and other Steam gambling streaming

The streaming of gambling sites that use Steam OpenID API has been banned by Twitch. The move follows Valve’s first statement on the subject yesterday, in which it vowed to crack down on the increasingly controversial practise. Valve specifically notes that using ‘the OpenID API and making the same web …

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