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Today was one of those occasions that comes once, maybe twice (but definitely not thrice) in a lifetime. Gabe Newell arose from his Scrooge McDuck-esque lake of knives and cash to conduct an AMA. Spoiler: He likes Portal 2 more than Half-Life, and despite appearances to the contrary, Valve still makes games.

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Newbee is a powerhouse when it comes to Chinese esports, especially Dota 2. The organisation already has a youth feeder team to pull from and was looking exceptional after taking second at Malaysia's ESL One Genting 2017 just over a week ago. But it's the most recent team to form under the Newbee banner, Newbee Boss, that has everyone talking.

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Valve has announced the 100 games that have brought in the most revenue on Steam in 2016. The list is quite varied, ranging from top dogs like Grand Theft Auto V and the company's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to more granular games like Stellaris.

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In truth, 2016 was not "The Year of VR." It was the year of the start of VR. Multiple major tech companies released impressive VR systems that were clearly the first of their kind; flawed and fascinating, destined to be improved upon and replaced. The age of immersive technology is upon us, but its future remains uncertain.

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As the year draws to a close, most of the bigger competitive gaming events of the year are behind us. Of course that's not the only thing going on this weekend. There's plenty to catch up on in the world of Smash Bros, Hearthstone, and more, with details on how and when to watch.

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An epic game three between OG and Ad Finem in the Grand Finals of this weekend's premier Dota 2 tournament showed both teams were going to leave everything they had on the stage that night. While the superior OG eventually took the series 3-1, winning $US1,000,000 ($1,341,950), it wasn't before their Greek opponents could etch their names into Dota 2 history.

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Valve released notes on Dota 2's latest upcoming patch, 7.00, earlier today. The site originally crashed when the notes were first supposed to go live, but is now back up and running with full details on a list of extensive changes that will be coming to Valve's free-to-play MOBA.