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Washington State Gambling Commission orders Valve to stop skin gambling

The Washington State Gambling Commission has told Valve that it must put an end to skin gambling otherwise it may face legal action. The commission initially started its investigation into skin gambling in February, but has now come to the conclusion that Valve must put a stop to skin gambling …

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Digital Homicide drops case against Steam users

Digital Homicide has dropped its controversial court case against Steam users after running out of funds. Just a few weeks ago Digital Homicide decided to sue 100 Steam users for harassment, which in turn got all of their titles removed from Steam after a subpoena was sent to Valve requesting …

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The next Dota 2 major will be held in Boston

Dota 2’s next $3 million major tournament will take place in Boston, Massachusetts in early December. PGL will be organising the event, which consists of a group stage that takes place on December 3rd and 4th and a main event that starts on December 7th and concludes on the 10th. …

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Clinton “Fear” Loomis retires from competitive Dota 2

Dota 2 legend and former TI champion Clinton “Fear” Loomis has retired from competitive play and will become a coach. Fear has been a part of the Evil Geniuses Dota 2 team since 2011, winning The International in 2015 and many other top tier tournaments along the way. He has …

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Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system. It was announced last week that buyers who purchase a game outside of Steam would no longer have their review scores contribute to a game’s overall store average. This was designed to curb the …

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Developer kicked off Steam after pressuring Valve to reveal gamers’ personal info

Digital Homicide might have committed digital suicide after going to war with Valve. The studio has already taken legal action against video personality Jim Sterling after the Brit heavily criticised many of its titles in his Jimquisition series. Now it has alleged that an organised group formed on the back …

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Some games see huge userscore swings after Steam changes

One game saw its user review score change from a very decent 88 to a far less inspiring 14 following Valve’s changes to the user review system on Steam yesterday. The new rules mean that customers who have obtained a game by redeeming a key as opposed to buying directly …

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Steam reviews tightened to omit ratings from redeemed games

Customers who have obtained a game by redeeming a key as opposed to buying directly through Steam will no longer be able to attribute a score to their reviews. The move is designed to quash the danger of developers artificially inflating their review scores by handing out keys to players …

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