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Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
 

Review: Journey for Elysium (PC VR)

A short trip to the afterlife.

For the past several months now, we have offered up glimpses of the story-driven VR adventure title Journey for Elysium. We saw a game that had a unique visual style, the promise of a story that would take us all to an afterlife, a world filled with architecture inspired by Greek mythology, and mind-bending puzzles to solve. The unique visual style was certainly eye catching, but I often wondered if the rest of the game would be able to hold up to this aesthetically pleasing presentation.

With the release of Journey...
 

Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

Better late than never.

We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

For those that don't know,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
 

EA Working on Cross-Save and Progression Sharing Between Steam and Origin

Seems EA is serious about this return to Steam.

With the recent announcement that EA was making a return to Steam, a number of questions remained unanswered. A couple of those questions focused on whether or not there would be support for things like cross-save or even cross-progression between EA's own Origin platform and Steam.

Fortunately, we have a few promising answers today. Most developers don't like to split their communities and EA is no exception. It seems they are working to get Origin to work similar to how Ubisoft's Uplay works with...
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  • Team EnVyUs Issues Statement About TmarTn and Ties to CSGOLotto

    Team EnVyUs Issues Statement About TmarTn and Ties to CSGOLotto

    For those unaware of the illegal dealings of one Trevor Martin (aka: TmarTn), it would be best to begin with this earlier news post. With that said, it must be noted that TmarTn also has a partial ownership in Team EnVyUs, a group of professional players with ties to Counter-Strike, League of Legends, Overwatch, and Call of Duty (to name a few).

    Today, Team EnVyUs issued a statement about their current stance on TmarTn's partial ownership in the team and his roles with CSGOLotto.
    July 4, 2016 Mike Rufail and Tyler Thompson Co-Owners and Managin
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  • h3h3Productions Takes On the Shady World of CS:GO Gambling, TmarTn, and ProSyndicate

    h3h3Productions' latest video takes a look at the shady and sometimes illegal world of gambling, trading, and skin unlocking in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This comes hot on the heels of a lawsuit filed against Valve for "illegal gambling" in CS:GO. The lawsuit claims that Valve "knowingly allowed, supported, and/or sponsored illegal gambling by allowing millions of Americans to link their individual Steam accounts to third-party websites such as CSGO Lounge ("Lounge"), CSGO Diamonds ("Diamonds"), and OPSkins (collectively, "unnamed co-conspirators")." The suit co...
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  • New TF2 Cosmetics Coming with Disgaea PC

    New TF2 Cosmetics Coming with Disgaea PC

    NISA and Valve have teamed up to bring some Disgaea PC items into the Team Fortress 2 universe.
    Prinny Hat - The preferred headwear of all Prinny aficionados. Keeps your head warm and toasty while displaying your fandom for all to see.

    Prinny Pouch - The official pouch issued to all Prinnies.
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  • CS:GO and Dota 2 Updates for June 16, 2016

    CS:GO and Dota 2 Updates for June 16, 2016

    Valve released updates tonight for both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.

    Changelog for CS:GO for June 16, 2016

    SOUND
    - Lowered volume level of first-person nearly empty clip sound to match its volume level falloff in the environment.
    - Fixed a regression in Nova and Sawed Off reloading sounds.

    Mac - Added video option (default on) for frame rate smoothing. Frame rate smoothing significantly reduces hitching and stuttering, but at the expense of reducing overall frame rate. - Significantly reduced input laten
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  • Gamma Weapon Cases and XP Boosts Added in Latest CS:GO Update - June 15, 2016

    The latest update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released tonight and with it came new Gamma weapon cases, XP boosts, an update to the Prime beta, and much more.

    Details on the Gamma cases, additional details about the Prime beta, and the updated sounds can be seen on the Counter-Strike blog.

    Changelog for CS:GO for June 15, 2016
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  • CS:GO Update for June 9, 2016

    CS:GO Update for June 9, 2016

    An update was released tonight for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The update includes a few map adjustments, collision model updates, and more.

    Changelog for CS:GO for June 9, 2016

    MISC
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  • Valve Releases VR Content Creation Package Destinations

    Valve Releases VR Content Creation Package Destinations

    Destinations is Valve's new VR content creation package that will allow users to create and explore VR worlds.
    Now available in Early Access, it enables the creation of explorable VR worlds made via photogrammetry, game levels, and more. Destinations is offered free of charge and comes with documentation, sample worlds, plus access to the Source 2 technology and developer Wiki.

    Valve has also set up a dedicated Destinations Workshop for users to share their creations with the world. You can download Destinations for free through Steam....
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  • CS:GO Weapon Finish Contest Winners

    CS:GO Weapon Finish Contest Winners

    The CS:GO Weapon Finish Contest hosted by Polycount came to an end last week. The winners were revealed out of the more than 500 entries submitted to the CS:GO Workshop. The top three will have their works featured in upcoming weapon cases for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

    Here are the three winners.
    Made by Andy and DryDoctor egg, Desolate Space will be their first finish featured in CS:GO. This design applies a custom illustration to the M4A4 body. The level of detail and saturation make the design a great fit for a Classified rarity.
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  • New Content and Fixes Released for VR Title The Lab

    New Content and Fixes Released for VR Title The Lab

    Valve released an update today for the VR game, The Lab, with new gameplay improvements and some fixes. Valve is calling it The Lab: Appliance of Science Update. This update is free.
    What's science without a little competition? Why, it's barely science at all! That's why we applied some science to The Lab and created the Appliance of Science Update, introducing a spirit of bloodthirsty competition to the world of ethically questionable research. Now you can compete with your fellow test subjects on the new global leaderboards for Longbow, Xortex, and
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  • Valve Offering 30% Discount on the Steam Controller as Sales Surpass 500,000 Units Sold

    Yesterday, Valve put up a new blog entry detailing some of the new features that have been added to the Steam Controller in recent weeks. In doing so, they also revealed that over 500,000 Controllers have been sold.

    Some of the latest features are also pretty nifty, including the fact that more and more games are supporting the Steam Controller right at launch and that you can edit your Steam Controller configurations without having to pop into Big Picture Mode.
    Play more new games out of the box Developers are now fine-tuning their games
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  • Valve Makes Some Dota 2 Quests Less Terrible

    Valve Makes Some Dota 2 Quests Less Terrible

    If you've been trying out the recent Dota 2 Quest thing, you may have become a bit frustrated by some of the requirements. Valve has heard your complaints and started to make some changes beginning with today's update.
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