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Valve Ready More Counter-Strike and DOTA2 Goodies – No Half-Life 3 Leaves The World Sad

Valve Ready More Counter-Strike and DOTA2 Goodies – No Half-Life 3 Leaves The World Sad

Valve have managed to bring joy to two thirds of the PC gaming population while leaving the other third wishing they had some news to hold onto. I am of course talking about news regarding Dota 2 and Counter-Strike and the (continued) absence of news about the mysterious less spotted Half-Life 3. What news do I bring? Hit the break…

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Our Week in Games – Week 90

Our Week in Games – Week 90

The past week has seen a resurgence in Twitter activity about a massive sporting event. No, not the Commonwealth Games (they’re hardly a large event, let alone massive), it was fourth edition of The International, Valve’s e-sports competition for Dota 2, a game we have had surprisingly little coverage of here at Reticule Towers. The tournament happened, people won BIG money and it was even covered live on ESPN in America. Crazy eh? If you want a brief rundown of the event, PC Gamer have you covered.

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Valve Announce DOTA 2 Will Be Free-to-Play

Valve Announce DOTA 2 Will Be Free-to-Play

Valve has recently confirmed what a fair few of us have been expecting – Dota 2 will be a free to play title. It will join Team Fortress 2 as one of Valve’s titles funded exclusively by in-game purchases, all integrated into the rather clever Steam Workshop. The big point in this particular story is Valve’s insistence that purchasable items are cosmetic only – they simply alter the look of your hero character. Unexpected, but very wise – the player-base of Dota has always been a bit tetchy about the intricate balance between the characters. If Valve started charging you to use The Lich, there would be a lot of angry newbies/feeders out there.

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This Games Art Is Art – Into The Pixel Winners

This Games Art Is Art – Into The Pixel Winners

Ahead of this year’s E3, the Into The Pixel judges have announced the 16 winners of this year’s competition. Chosen by a range of academics, artists and industry members with the support of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Scientists and Entertainment Software Association, the selected images come from a wide range of games across all the major systems and are, one and all, beautiful.

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DOTA 2 Gamescom Trailer

DOTA 2 Gamescom Trailer





Valve have released the first trailer for DOTA 2, and boy that certainly looks like a Valve game. The major tournament Valve are hosting at Gamescom is going to be getting under way this week, and that trailer has got my attention.