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TF2 Doco Is Called, Yes, A Fragumentary

Held around a year ago, Insomnia49 was the biggest-ever LAN tournament for fans of Team Fortress 2. This week, a documentary of the event has been released, and it’s great.


People Really, Really Want To Work At Valve

At least, according to those polled for an International Game Developers Association (IGDA) poll. And how bad do they want to work there? More than at their own company.


Dota 2 Really Makes Me Want To Buy Stuff

I am 132 hours into Dota 2. During this time, I haven’t spent a single cent on the game, but damned if it’s not doing everything in its power to tempt me.


Team Fortress 2 Could Have Been A Pretty Different Game

Over the years, Valve has added an almost mind-boggling amount of Stuff (TM) to multiplayer shooter phenom Team Fortress 2. Even more interesting, however, are the things that didn’t make the cut.


DOTA Heroes In Hearthstone Would Be Game-Breaking

Rollow, a fan of both DOTA and Hearthstone, created a huge deck featuring all Dota 2 heroes as if they were in Blizzard’s card game. With the appropriate powers and stats.



Steam's Client Now Lets You Hide Games, Also Looks Better

The beta version of Valve’s desktop client for Steam just got a surprisingly useful and welcome update.


Zombie Shooter Epidemic Spreads To Counter-Strike

The series may be an apocalypse or two late to the party, but massively popular multiplayer shooter Counter-Strike is getting a zombie-centric spin-off. Huh. Well, I guess it worked for Call of Duty.


What's All This Source 2 Engine In Dota 2 Stuff About?

Short answer: loads of new things have appeared in the Dota 2 update and everyone’s pointing at all the ’2′s.


Did Valve Just Soft-Launch Its Next-Gen Source 2 Engine?

An alpha version of the Dota 2 Workshop Tools software was released a couple of hours ago, and there’s some very interesting secrets hidden away inside it.

If a bunch of DLLs, new mapping file types and directories are to be believed, Workshop Tools is the first official evidence of the Source 2 engine from Valve that will almost certainly power Left 4 Dead 3, Portal 3 and Half-Life 3.