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Nexon teams up with Valve for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies

By Robert Workman, Aug 07, 2014 9:45am PDT

The undead are invading the popular series.

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"L4d started as a comp stomp mod on Counterstrike according to Mike Booth. This is full circle."

- SLUDGE^ see all 9 comments

Valve's Steam controller tweaked once again

By Robert Workman, Jul 29, 2014 4:30pm PDT

The latest design now includes an analog stick.

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"Yes, but if they add 2 more buttons, one for each ring finger, it could be a serious contender ..."

- kenclopz see all 35 comments

Over 20 million online viewers tuned in to watch Dota 2 'The International 4'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 29, 2014 3:20pm PDT

The viewer count peaked at 2 million over the course of the weekend for a huge weekend of Dota 2 competition.

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Bonk! A Team Fortress 2 timeline (Part 2)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 29, 2014 1:45pm PDT

We conclude our look into the history of Team Fortress 2 by looking at the way in which its influenced gaming business models, machinima, and community creation.

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"I recently started looking into TF2 again and was trying to mentally put together the journey ..."

- metalsatch see all 6 comments

Bonk! A Team Fortress 2 timeline (Part 1)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 29, 2014 11:00am PDT

The first of a two-part look back at the last seven years of Team Fortress 2, looking at how it's evolved the first-person shooter, the class-based multiplayer game, and video games, in general.

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"I don't mind the weapons themselves but I despise the inventory/loot system. There are like a ..."

- Zek see all 20 comments

Dota 2 International Championships will be broadcast on ESPN networks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 17, 2014 12:25pm PDT

The Dota 2 International Championships are hitting The Worldwide Leader of (e)Sports

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"Oh cool it's the opinions are facts thread too. Two-fer bonus."

- TreMetal see all 66 comments

Team Fortress 2 opens Early Access beta maps with new game mode

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 09, 2014 12:32pm PDT

Team Fortress 2 is opening up beta maps to any player that would like to try them out. And along with the beta maps comes a whole new game mode: Robot Destruction.

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"the new mode is dumb. its like ctf with capture points with dota creeps. too complicated new ..."

- Chandler55 see all 3 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 'Operation Breakout' launches

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 6:26am PDT

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has introduced Operation Breakout, a collection of six community-generated maps. A $5.99 "All Access" pass will let you access missions and other connected features as the maps remain on playlists through October 2.

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"I played CS:GO recently, a few hours, and it seems like all everyone played was dust2. Do these ..."

- crummynz see all 3 comments

Point/Counterpoint: Developers discuss putting Early Access games on the Steam Summer Sale

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2014 1:00pm PDT

There's been a debate about whether Steam Early Access games should be part of the Steam Summer Sale (or any sale, for that matter), so Shacknews reached out to developers for Rust, 7 Days to Die, Kerbal Space Program, and Nuclear Throne to get both sides of this debate.

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"Heh - exactly - I don't plan on saying "its done" for Plague Inc. for a long time - regardless ..."

- jamiejme see all 27 comments

Counter-Strike turns 15: A collection of glitches, fails, and mods

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 24, 2014 12:00pm PDT

We've previously taken in Chatty's perspective on Counter-Strike's milestone 15th anniversary. But some of our posters opted to remember Valve's shooter by sharing some memorable videos.

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"Does anyone remember a video around beta 6 where there was a posing bug and the models would ..."

- marmite see all 6 comments

Confessions of a Steam Addict

By Steven Wong, Jun 23, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The 2014 Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, which brings out the deal hunting shopaholic in all of us... but more for some people than others.

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"One thing to keep in mind with that site is the value is what everything costs right now on the ..."

- Proven28 see all 36 comments

Counter-Strike turns 15: A Chatty retrospective

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2014 11:00am PDT

Counter-Strike turned 15 years old on June 19, 2014 and Chatty has compiled some of their favorite memories of Valve's shooter.

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"I liked CS, but the people playing it always ruined it for me. Such toxic people, I would play ..."

- goblez see all 23 comments

Team Fortress 2 Love & War update goes live with bread-based weaponry

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2014 12:45pm PDT

Team Fortress 2's Love & War update is now live with new weapons and collectibles, along with some tweaks to some old weapons that might get some veterans' attention.

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Steam Summer Sale: A brief survival guide

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2014 11:15am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale is underway. As veteran shoppers, here are some tips to keep in mind when browsing the long list of sale items.

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"Exactly. My wallet is only in pain because I should have waited a few months to buy some of ..."

- ThomW see all 7 comments

Steam Summer sale kicks off today

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 10:00am PDT

The annual Steam Summer Sale began today, offering the yearly steep discounts on PC games.

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"Uh... if it has choices, it's by definition not a linear game."

- MaJeStu see all 40 comments