Back in October, it was reported that the developers behind furry space-sim Kerbal Space Program had "moved on", though it wasn't exactly clear where they were moving to. Well, for some of them, the destination appears to have been Valve.
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Steam is littered with games of, shall we say, questionable quality. This has been a known issue for quite some time. Only recently, however, has Valve begun to directly address it. Last month, they said they're taking aim at so-called "fake games." Now they have detailed their first plan of attack.
The next mainline Dota 2 patch hit the game's servers today, and with it came a litany of balance changes meant to address the most pressing concerns in the wake of the Kiev Major. With The International 7 looming on the horizon, it's time to fine-tune the game that will be played for millions in prizes — and Valve started by taking a hatchet to all respawn talents.
Here's a Steam Greenlight campaign, run by fans, for a VR version of a game made by the guys who own Steam.
The hierarchy of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets a shakeup at the IEM XII Championship in Sydney, Australia as the European powerhouses make room for the resurgence of South America's SK Gaming. Even Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač, bought earlier this year for $US500,000 ($674,127), couldn't save FaZe Clan.
As part of a recent round of tweaks to Steam, Valve made some subtle quality-of-life changes to Steam's gifting system. Users, however, pointed out that the consequences are farther-reaching than they initially seem.
For years, Valve has faced heavy criticism over their lacklustre customer service efforts. On the upside, they have confessed that they need to improve, and things are definitely better than they were back in Peak Badness Year 2015. But there's still a long way to go. The next step in that process? Making customer support data public.
Back in 2014, Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian was cut from a major CSGO team called Titan after he got VAC banned for using a cheat program out of competition. The team collapsed not long after. At the time, he remorsefully declared his career "over". Now he's back, and people aren't happy about that.
Sarina is the Team Captain of the AthleticoES CS:GO team who went undefeated in the WPGI - a league dedicated to female players - and qualified for the International Copenhagen games. We managed to catch up with Sarina to talk about her experiences in the WPGI, the Copenhagen games, and esports in general.
OG might have been favourites heading into Valve's Dota 2 Major hosted in Kiev, but they certainly didn't look it by game five of the grand finals. Arguably the more talented team, and certainly the more experienced, it wasn't until a fateful team fight in the 39th minute of the final match that the European squad re-discovered their inner champions.