Dota 2: valve announces direct invites to the 2014 international tournament, talks qualifiers

Dota 2: Valve Announces Direct Invites to the 2014 International Tournament, Talks Qualifiers

Dota 2 fans rejoice! Valve have announced the list of invited teams for the upcoming International 2014. The full list of invited teams is as follows: Alliance   Gustav ‘s4‘ Magnusson Henrik ‘AdmiralBulldog‘ Ahnberg Joakim ‘Akke‘ Akterhall Jerry ‘EGM‘ Lundkvist Jonothan ‘Loda‘ Berg   Cloud 9 Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström Pittner ‘bOne7’ Armand WehSing ‘SingSing’ Yuen…

Steam to release midquel portal 2 mod, “conversion”

Steam to Release Midquel Portal 2 Mod, “Conversion”

Portal fans rejoice! It’s not quite Portal 3, but thanks to Russian/Ukranian fan-developers Hidden Valley, you can get your latest fix in the form of their upcoming mod to Portal 2, “Conversion.” Intending to cover the “lost time” in between Portal and Portal 2, “Conversion” will answer the question “what happened to Aperture Science during…

Steam machine prototypes set to ship out on december 13

Steam Machine Prototypes Set To Ship Out On December 13

300 lucky folks are chomping at the bit over Valve’s latest announcement. Valve to Ship Steam Machine Prototypes and Announce Winners Did you enter to win? If so, start crossing those fingers (toes and whatever else you have to cross) because Valve will be announcing 300 winners at 2pm PST today. These lucky bastards will…

Sharpening focus: catching up with the oculus rift

Sharpening Focus: Catching Up With the Oculus Rift

Most people first became aware of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset when an early prototype garnered a lot of attention at last year’s E3 event. Screen technology has charged ahead since then, as evidenced by the pixel-dense displays of the current phone generation, and new versions stand to fulfill the promise offered by the…

The steam controller and valve’s grand vision

The Steam Controller and Valve’s Grand Vision

Recent weeks have seen a lot of talk about upcoming Steam products, and particularly the prototype touch-centered Steam controller. It’s easy to understand why. Valve, the creator, has earned a lot of goodwill with its well-received software and steady sense of humor in an industry so frequently prone to publicity problems. Furthermore, the concept manages…

Why steamos will fail

Why SteamOS Will Fail

Valve has recently made three announced that will shake up PC gaming, for what the  company assumes is the better. I disagree. SteamOS sounds great at first: your whole Steam collection in console form that can easily be usable while on the couch in the living room, why not!? SteamOS Well, unfortunately, that’s hardly the…