Dota 2 is now running on Valve's shiny new Source 2 engine and although the response has been mixed, it should result in a faster, more feature-packed base for the developer to build on. If you're willing to brave possible instability, you can get a taste of future improvements right now.
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Ragdolls are fun on their own, but watching Criken2's friend mess around in Garry's Mod using a Kinect looks like a blast. Something about knowing the ragdoll is acting a certain way because there's an actual person doing the same thing on the other end, I think. It's extra playful.
Garry's Mod has added support for Kinect. The popular PC machinima/screwing around tool will be able to read your movements on Microsoft's camera and, to the best of its ability, recreate the actions in the game.
The mega-ambitious, long-in-development Half-Life remake/tribute Black Mesa is finished, and you can downlaod it from Gamefront right now and give it a whirl.
There's no question that Defense Of The Ancients (Dota) is big. It's a big deal. It's also an immensely complicated game that has evolved over years of intense play, modding and sprawling evolution. It's not very much like any other game out there. And for that reason, it could be argued that Dota 2 lays bare just how unimaginative most video games these days are.
Could Valve's future games finally come to a Nintendo platform? Thanks to the Wii U, a system that appears at least as powerful as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, it sounds like that's a very real possibility.
In 2008, Dan Pinchbeck of the University of Portsmouth created an interactive "ghost story" titled Dear Esther using Valve's Source Engine, and its associated Half Life 2 art assets. The game achieved enormous critical success and established a devoted cult following. Now the title is set to receive a substantial makeover with the help of Indie Fund, and is due to enjoy a commercial release later this year.
Should you lack Kuma War II, which on Saturday published a free episode recreating the raid on Osama bin Laden's final hiding spot, you may also download a free map of the Abottabad complex created with Counter Strike: Source
The intentionally, unabashedly offensive School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, designed to be "the most realistic student slaughtering modification ever made", has lost support from its former host. ModDB, original host of the Half-Life 2 mod - and hundreds of other mods - has pulled School Shooter from its site.
You know what World War II games need more of? Dinosaurs. Specifically, Nazi dinosaurs, the kind one can send into multiplayer battles, huge cannons strapped to their cold-blooded backs! We'll do so with Dino D-Day, the long in the making multiplayer mod for Valve's Source engine.
What kind of video game would proudly promote the option to wield Columbine shooter Eric Harris' TEC-9 and Virgina Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho's akimbo pistols while embarking on a murderous rampage? The unashamed School Shooter: North American Tour 2012, a new game mod "dedicated to being the best school shooting experience an angsty little shit could ever experience".