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In a brief blog update, the developers behind Valve's hit multiplayer online battle arena Dota 2 reveal that the game's annual championship tournament, better known as The International, will be held in Seattle from August 3-8. Tickets are not yet on sale, but information on when and where fans can...

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The age of digital distribution brings with it many joys: sales are frequent, there's less clutter around the home, and no more blowing into cartridges. Unfortunately, it also brings unique disadvantages, such as games suddenly disappearing from digital marketplaces. Such is the tale of Aliens: Col...

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The Steam Controller has already seen a couple tweaks since its initial unveiling, first by adding traditional face buttons, and later supporting an analog thumbstick. Now, it appears that the controller will also feature a directional pad, though in what capacity remains to be seen. Game Inform...

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Dovetail Games' updated, Steam-friendly version of Microsoft's seminal Flight Simulator X only just reached Steam yesterday but is already being swept up in one of the digital retailers' seasonal sales. For the next 24 hours, Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is available on Steam for $5. At the...

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Update: Valve themselves have officially announced the beginning of the Steam Holiday Sale, writing in a short press release that "The Steam Holiday Sale is on now thru January 2, 2015. Throughout the sale, Steam customers may take advantage of special deals running every 12 hours and new Featured ...

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Following a short delay, developer From Software has issued an update for the PC's Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition that replaces its native Games for Windows Live functionality with a full suite of Steamworks components. Additionally, from now until February 16, 2015, players will be able to t...

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The RED and BLU teams of Team Fortress 2 have reached the End of the Line, according to Valve. And no, that's not a capitalization error on our part. A new update to the PC version of the game - dubbed "End of the Line" - has been released, bringing with it a special event that will run until Janua...

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It appears that Steam's annual Holiday Sale promotion will begin on December 18, assuming you trust Reddit users and the claims of PayPal Japan. A few days ago, word began to circulate online that a number of Japanese PayPal users had received an email from the money exchange revealing the Decem...

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It's hard to describe the Alienware Alpha. On the surface, it's a small-form gaming PC, custom-built from laptop components to fit in your entertainment center. But it was supposed to be a frontrunner in a new category of gaming devices. It isn't. Valve's Steam Machine initiative was delayed past i...

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Train Simulator 2014 publisher Dovetail Games has announced plans to bring Microsoft's seminal flight sim Flight Simulator X to Steam on December 18. Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition features the same meticulously designed aircraft physics as its original, 2006 incarnation, but also boasts more...

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Valve recently held a contest asking players to design the best Tomb Raider-themed customization items for Team Fortress 2 as a sly, interactive way to promote the Steam debut of Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. The publisher then specifically asked players not to dress the portly Heavy in L...

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Streaming videos of people playing video games is big business. Right now though, there isn't much competition -- Twitch pretty much dominates the scene. But, if there's one company that can topple the king it's Valve. Today it took the wraps off Steam Broadcasting, which will allow you to tune in...

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Were you planning to purchase a game on Steam and then trade said game for another this holiday season? Well, you may want to plan ahead. Valve changed the rules regarding how Steam users can trade games purchased as gifts this week, making gifted titles untradeable for 30 days. "All new games p...

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As if there weren't enough deals to ruin your wallets this holiday season, Steam's Exploration Sale started today. As expected, the digital gaming platform began offering a number of discounted PC and Mac games today, with the sale lasting until December 1. Among the games on sale are Lords of the ...

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It was gaming's hot topic for 2013: Steam Machines. Otherwise known as Valve's plan to take on the living room. The project had my attention for months, with Valve teasing a revolutionary controller, a custom operating system and even an army of hardware partners at CES 2014. Now, almost a year la...

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Alienware and parent company Dell have made good on the promise to release a console-sized, TV-oriented PC by year's end with the Alienware Alpha - a not-quite Steam Machine that runs Windows 8.1 and comes with an Xbox 360 controller (as opposed to running SteamOS and utilizing a Steam Controller t...

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The Steam Fall Sale will commence on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, and run until December 1, according to VG247. The site reports that an email sent by PayPal, encouraging account holders to stock up on Steam Wallet codes, has beaten Valve to the punch and revealed dates for the annual ...

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