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Watch the 2nd day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 04, 2015 8:00am PDT

After an intense first day of competition, it's time to resume the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event. Join us at Shacknews for Day 2.

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"Well some of them are awesome, some are boring, but mostly it boils down to diversity being more ..."

- thecwp see all 490 comments

Revisiting an old friend with Team Fortress 2's Gun Mettle update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 06, 2015 11:00am PDT

Team Fortress 2 has been around for nearly a full decade, but Valve has taken a bold step to help freshen up its game with the Gun Mettle update. After playing with it for a full weekend, it's a reminder of everything that's great... and not so great... about Valve's multipl...

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Team Fortress 2 begins its three-month Gun Mettle Campaign tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2015 7:12pm PDT

Team Fortress 2 players looking for ways to earn some new, more sleek-looking weaponry will have their chance tomorrow when Valve unleashes the Gun Mettle Campaign update.

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"You've conducted an empirical study on the median age of Team Fortress 2 players over the last ..."

- Wisp! see all 7 comments

The 10 Best E3 2015 Surprises

By Steven Wong, Jun 22, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Every E3 has its share of surprises, but this year seemed to top every other. Here are 10 big reveals that had fans cheering or gasping.

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"Oh damn I need to finish A Stick of Truth, the sequel should be fun. "

- danws6 see all 7 comments

10 VR Games to Prepare You for Owning a Headset

By Steven Wong, Jun 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

The HTC Vive VR headset is due to release this fall, and the Oculus Rift will come out in 2016, but what is there to play on them? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 10 games that have VR support, and are available right now. So, start building up your library and ...

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"I wouldn't be surprised if they brought back PS Home with Project Morpheus support."

- Th3rdSun see all 5 comments

Steam Summer Sale 2015 starts at 1pm ET / 10am PT today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 11, 2015 7:30am PDT

The Steam Summer Sale is kicking off later today. We hope your wallet is in tip-top shape because we're sure it'll be a hot one.

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"I miss gaben Jesus shops. I really enjoyed them and wish they were still being made"

- vitek r see all 14 comments

E3 2015: Games with the Most to Prove

By Steven Wong, Jun 09, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Every game featured at E3 needs to leave a lasting impression, but some games have more on the line than others. Here are the games and platforms that have the most to prove at this year's Expo.

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"I still don't get the hate for this game -- during my playthrough, it's occurred to me many ..."

- rms see all 8 comments

Team Fortress 2 update enters the Dungeon of the Endless

By Tad Huempfner, Jun 08, 2015 2:15pm PDT

The Team Fortress 2 update includes four new playable characters and five items to equip.

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"Cool I guess? I think I'm having mixed feelings about this. Don't really think I want Team ..."

- rtricoche see all 7 comments

Steam refund policy already being abused by PC gamers, according to devs

By Daniel Perez, Jun 08, 2015 6:55am PDT

It hasn't even been a week, and already developers are reporting PC gamers are abusing Steam's new refund policy.

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"There are limitations on the refund process such as it has to be within a specific timeframe of ..."

- TheEmissary see all 38 comments

Steam Controller overview video highlights ease of use and dual-stage triggers

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 11:40am PDT

Valve has released a new video detailing all of the different features its Steam Controller has, which includes 1:1 position and dual-stage triggers.

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"Going to have to give that a try. Excellent video, thanks. "

- guitarsandbikes see all 11 comments

Alienware Steam Machine launching in November 2015; based on Alpha infrastructure

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 7:00am PDT

Alienware has announced its Steam Machine, which is based on its Alpha infastructure, will be launching later this year.

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"Proprietary PC, barely equal to a console but costs more! What'll they think of next?!?"

- Freon see all 4 comments

Team Fortress 2 introduces Maps Workshop beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 03, 2015 3:35pm PDT

Custom creation has been a major part of Team Fortress 2 for several years and now Valve is making it easier to upload and explore custom maps with the new Maps Workshop beta.

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Ubisoft is developing VR games for 2016 release

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 6:35am PDT

The world of VR gaming is about to get a major supporter as Ubisoft has announced they are currently developing a number of titles for release in 2016.

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Opinion: The Key to Making Paid Mods Work

By Nathaniel Hohl, May 11, 2015 8:00am PDT

Steam's first attempt at introducing a paid mod system was short-lived, but perhaps there is a way to make it work. We make suggestions for how make everyone happy.

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"I made a Mod pack for Stalker out of like 4 people's individual small mods (with permission and ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 31 comments

Black Mesa re-imagines Half-Life with Valve's Source today

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2015 9:15am PDT

The team at Crowbar Collective have released their re-imagining of the original Half-Life using Valve's Source, called Black Mesa, on Steam Early Access today.

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"I bought it. I'm a huge Half-Life fan and these guys deserve a show of appreciation from the ..."

- Madwacker see all 7 comments