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[Valve] Accepting Tshirt designs through Steam Workshop

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 07:38 AM | Monday, August 18, 2014 | (url: http://www.pcgame...)

Team Fortress 2 has shown that people will pay good money for virtual headclothes that sit upon the crown of the cartoon murderers they control in first person. Now Valve are trying something daring: seeing if people will pay for non-hatsnot in the game, but in real life. The TF2 Workshop is now accepting community designs for new lines of merchandise to be sold through the Valve Store.

As per the regular TF2 item popularity contest, users can upload their designs to the Workshop to be judged by the community. "Well curate the top-rated entries," write Valve, "and the best of the best designs will be made available as official merchandise at the Valve Store and various online retailers. You won't just be ensuring your place in history: You'll also get paid a handsome royalty for every unit sold."§ion=merchandise

[DotA2]Watch Valve's Invitational Tournament with the stand-alone spectator client

Submitted by: Shiloh @ 07:00 PM | Saturday, August 25, 2012 | (url: http://blog.dota2...)

16 teams compete for 1.6 million in prize money, starting August 26th through September 2nd.

Download the spectator client from Steam here.

For other news & updates regarding Dota 2 or The Invitational, go to

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Valve Announces First Left 4 Dead DLC

Submitted by: willisan @ 02:47 PM | Thursday, February 5, 2009 | (url: http://blog.wired...)


The runaway success of Left 4 Dead made a downloadable add-on something of a foregone conclusion, but only this morning did creator Valve officially announce downloadable content for the zombie shooter title.

Yes, the Left 4 Dead Demo is out, go play it

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 05:14 PM | Thursday, November 13, 2008 | (url: http://www.left4d...)

The Left 4 Dead demo is available on Steam for anyone who'd like a taste of the 4-player online co-op PC zombie action. See the link for for more Left 4 Dead information and updates.

Left 4 Dead Demo Released

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:30 PM | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

Right on time, the Left 4 Dead PC demo has been released via Steam and is now accessible to those that have pre-ordered the game. The demo will be provided to the non-pre-ordering public come November 11, with the game itself due November 18.

The company expects the demo to go live at 2 AM PST on Xbox 360, with the PC version hitting five hours later at 7 AM PST. The trial includes the first two levels of the hospital-themed No Mercy campaign, playable in both online and offline co-op mode.

Early access to the demo can only be gained by pre-ordering the title, either from Steam or GameStop/EB Games. The same pre-order promotion also offers a 10% discount on the game.

Awesome Left 4 Dead Videos at E3 2008

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 01:20 PM | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

There has been a lot of things going on for Left 4 Dead today at E3. Aside from Valve's announcement of a radical character redesign for the four survivors, there is also new footage of in-game play as well as a demonstration of how the outcome differs with the way you play. Below are high quality videos by IGN of the event as it happened at E3.

Hit the link to see the new videos released by ValvE.

TF2's Heavy Class Next to Get Achievements, Unlockable Weaponry

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 08:16 AM | Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

One of the goals of the upcoming update will be to "make the Heavy more viable when he has no Medic to pair with," TF2 director Robin Walker wrote on the game's blog. However, he noted the key challenge is to enhance the Heavy without changing its role relative to the other classes, especially in the fabled Heavy-Medic combo.

TF2 Pyro Update Includes Significant Class Changes; First Unlockable Weapon Unveiled

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 01:13 AM | Sunday, June 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

One of the new weapons, dubbed the Axtinguisher, does about half the damage as the standard axe but will guarantee a critical hit when striking enemies set ablaze by the Pyro's flamethrower.

And you thought it was bad when the medic achievements were introduced...

Valve Announces Steam Cloud

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:55 AM | Saturday, May 31, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Gabe Newell spoke about PC gaming and announced an exciting new feature for Steam. You see, your personal computer may become the least important part of your PC gaming experience. Steam Cloud hopes to keep everything from your purchased games, to your saved game files and control configurations, on a central server so you can log onto your account from anywhere and pick up exactly where you left off; you won't even have to invert your mouse.

No one in the PC gaming industry has ever tried to create something as ambitious as Steam, and Valve seems to want it all for its service. Blazing this trail means missteps and odd choices, and it's possible that Steam Cloud may be more useful than it at first appears.

Valve feels the Wii love

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:40 PM | Saturday, May 3, 2008 | (url: http://www.comput...)

"We all play the Wii a lot and we think that the proper way for Valve to approach the Wii would be to make something cool designed specifically for it." he added, when quizzed on the possibility of Valve venturing away from its usual FPS scene.

Steamworks Development Kit Available

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:37 PM | Saturday, May 3, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

Steamworks, the Steam-based tool that gives developers access to auto-updating, anti-cheat/hacking technologies, key authentication and management, social networking, and much more has been made accessible by all. Steamworks is offered free of charge to anyone who wishes to use it.

Deploy NoFix at waypoint.

Lower Prices on Valve Titles

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:36 PM | Saturday, May 3, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

Over at the Valve Steam Store, it would appear as though many titles, including Team Fortress 2, have new and lowered prices. If you've been waiting for the prices to drop, the time has come. The new prices include:

The Orange Box: $39.99
Half-Life 2: Episode Pack: $19.99
Half-Life 2: Episode 1: $9.99
Half-Life 2: Episode 2: $14.99
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch: $4.99
Team Fortress Classic: $4.99
Team Fortress 2: $19.99
Day of Defeat: $4.99
Deathmatch Classic: $4.99
Ricochet: $4.99

There are also two new packs you can purchase for additional savings as well. The Half-Life Complete Pack (from Half-Life to Episode 2) for $49.99 and the Counter-Strike Complete Pack (Counter-Strike, Condition Zero, and Counter-Strike: Source) for $29.99.

How Valve is revitalising PC gaming

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 08:16 AM | Friday, March 28, 2008 | (url: http://www.comput...)

"We're talking about Valve becoming the platform holder and guardian of the PC as a gaming system over the next two years," says Stephen Gaffney, Business Development Manager of Splash Damage.


With 15 million customers, their digital delivery platform has already taken on a life of its own: through it you can buy all of Valve's releases and over 250 third-party games, while it also takes care of multiplayer matchmaking, voice chat, stats collection, anti-piracy measures and sales tracking.

Epic Comes to Steam

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:59 PM | Monday, March 17, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

Apart from the single games, you can also purchase the Unreal Deal Pack for $59.95 (granting you all Unreal titles). If you purchase any Epic titles before March 24, you'll also save an additional 10%. So why not check it out and see what the Unreal realm has to offer you.

The Deal Pack includes Unreal Tournament 3, which is sold separately for $49.95.

The Orange Box: Over 100 Awards in 2007, 50 GOTY

Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 11:42 PM | Monday, March 10, 2008 | (url: http://planethalf...)

With the 2007 award season coming to a close, The Orange Box and the new titles included in it (Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal) have been the recipients of more than 100 awards from various ceremonies and websites, approximately fifty of which are Game of the Year.