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Steam Adds $US5 Minimum Spend To Unlock Limited User Accounts

Valve already had a number of restrictions on new Steam accounts to curb spam bots and other mischievous behaviour. However, it appears the developer was unsatisfied with its current measures and has applied a new clamp to fresh users — a $US5 minimum spend.


Valve Rejected Some Really Cool DOTA 2 Mods

In another dimension, people are playing DOTA 2 as a giant ice cream cone wielding a nacho glaive.



Team Fortress 2 Fans Are Making A Whole New Version Of The Game

In recent times, members of the Team Fortress 2 community have found themselves not exactly in love with the popular shooter’s current direction. If that sounds like you, this fan overhaul of the entire game might be just what you’re looking for.


Half-Life 2 Mod Is Damn Near Valve-Quality

Who knows when or if we’ll get Half-Life 3, Half-Life: Episode 3, or whatever Valve calls Gordon Freeman’s next outing. Thankfully, modders like Shokunin are picking up the slack.


The Dota 2 Pro Who Wins In The Most Unlikely Way

The Mirana arrow is an impossibly difficult shot to land. It never saw play in competitive Dota 2 because it was based off prediction. WehSing “SingSing” Yuen didn’t just change the game by using it, he dominated.


Valve Probably Never Expected Anyone To Solve This TF2 Equation

“We’re not bread.” It was supposed to be a throwaway gag in Valve’s official video for Team Fortress 2‘s Love and War update, which launched almost a year ago.


Why Counter-Strike's Best Map Is Also A Big Problem

Dust2 is one of the most played maps in video game history. It’s appeared in multiple versions of Counter-Strike and is considered by many players — casual and pro alike — to be nearly perfect, unassailable. That’s a problem.



10 Free Steam Games Worth Playing

While Steam gets a lot of hype for discounted prices, you don’t actually have to spend any money to enjoy some of the best games the service has to offer. Over the years, Steam has accumulated a number of great games that are free-to-play, and I’m here to tell you which ones you should check out.