Team Fortress 2 Gets Grappling Hooks For Christmas

Team Fortress 2's End of the Line update—while paired with a really fun film—was anemic, to say the least. After so much hype ended in such a trainwreck, many feared Valve might've been signaling its intention to put Team Fortress 2 out to pasture, or at least ease off on making new stuff for it. The new Smissmas… » 12/22/14 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

The Year In Dota 2: A Game That Kept Changing

Dota 2 is the staple of millions of players' gaming nights, a rising star in the eSports scene for a new generation of competitive players and spectators. It's also a lucrative vehicle for Valve to sell hats. From how it changed, to how people played it, to how Valve talked about it, here is the story of Dota 2 in… » 12/19/14 1:45pm Friday 1:45pm

Controversial Shooting Game Pulled From Steam Greenlight

Earlier today unsettlingly violent shooter Hatred appeared on Steam Greenlight. Not long after, it was yanked from the massive PC gaming service. And while Valve was—like Aus Target and GTA V—within their rights, I think they could've handled it better. Meanwhile Hatred continues to manufacture controversy, and that's… » 12/15/14 6:35pm 12/15/14 6:35pm

Half-Life 2 Is Now A Strategy Game. Thanks, Modders

It might seem like an odd fit at first, but Valve's legendary Half-Life series—with all its tug-of-warring alien factions infesting Earth—seems like it was practically made to play host to a strategy game—albeit in the same way the human body was "made" to be host to a headcrab. But hey, this one is free. » 12/08/14 4:20pm 12/08/14 4:20pm

Pro Cheating Fiasco Leads To Incredible Counter-Strike Final Match

After a huge cheating scandal that sent allegations—as opposed to Counter-Strike's normal weapon of choice, bullets—flying, this weekend's DreamHack 2014 pro finals produced one of the best matches Global Offensive has seen. It nearly didn't happen, however, thanks to, yep, more cheating. » 12/01/14 6:03pm 12/01/14 6:03pm