TI9 prize pool soars past the Fortnite World Cup at US$30M and counting

Hear ye! Hear ye! To the surprise of absolutely no one, the venerable Dota 2‘s de facto world championship The International has once again claimed the title of “Largest Prize Pool in Esports History”. Wow… Sarcasm aside, it’s applaudable that the tournament has held on to its throne for as long ...

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Valve apologises for its misleading Summer Grand Prix, gives out 5000 more games

In our world, there are many things that amaze and baffle us…some more so than others. Take Stonehenge, the rock formation which has tickled scholars for centuries over the secret of its construction. There’s also the Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting that continues to charm with her ...

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CS:GO celebrates two decades with classic Dust 2 map

Let’s be real. Anyone who’s ever been remotely familiar with the Counter-Strike series would have heard something about Dust 2. It’s just that iconic. On that note, what better way to celebrate the game’s big 2-0 than with a retro version of their most well-loved (or hated) map? Yup. ...

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CS:GO’s latest Easter Egg had us hoping for a new Portal game

As many gamers know, Counter Strike: Global Offensive went free-to-play over the weekend to celebrate the release of its new battle royale mode, Danger Zone. However, Valve’s move didn’t exactly work out the way they intended it to. The response from the community was overwhelmingly negative, which culminated in ...

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We should all be excited about the Epic Games Store

We’re seeing a serious threat against the reign of Steam as the dominant digital storefront for video games. Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite and game development software Unreal Engine, is launching Epic Games Store, a platform that promises to only take 12% off the profits of developers. At ...

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The Dota 2 Chongqing Major could get cancelled after racist taunts

The next Dota 2 major, if you haven’t checked, will take place in the Chinese city of Chongqing from 19-27 January 2019. However, owing to the racist taunts made by Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Andrei “skem” Ong, the entire tournament might end up being cancelled. Palad is an active ...

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Steam’s Summer Sale takes off, has a new browser game

The season’s migratory period has arrived, as droves of PC gamer money cloud the internet on their one-way trip to Valve HQ. In other words, Steam’s Summer Sale is here, where somewhere among the giant heap of discounted games are titles bound to catch your attention. If you’re lucky, ...

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Play Steam games on your iOS/Android device; Steam Link app launches week of May 21

If you spend any time at all playing video games on your PC or Mac, there’s a good chance that you own a sizable collection of gaming titles on your Steam account. And soon, you’ll also be able to access that sizable Steam games collection of yours on your ...

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Steam Inventory Service Brings Tradable Items to Non-Valve Games

Packaged in the latest Steamworks SDK update (via Gamasutra) a few days ago, the Steam Inventory Service “is a set of new Steamworks APIs and tools that allow a game to enable persistent items that have been purchase [sic] or unlocked by individual users without having to run special ...

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