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Team Fortress 2 Gun Mettle Campaign is over; contracts expire October 12

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 01, 2015 5:17pm PDT

Heads-up: The Team Fortress 2 Gun Mettle Campaign has ended. Anyone with outstanding contracts has just 12 more days to complete them, so keep your eye on the Australium prize!


Team Fortress 2 Halloween will showcase community's best work

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 21, 2015 11:05am PDT

Valve is too busy this year for an official Team Fortress 2 Halloween, so this year's event will showcase the community's best Halloween-themed work.


"Yeah, if I have no plans this would justify why I keep this game installed and updated."

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Steam's Big Picture mode gets updated prior to Steam Controller and Machine launch

By Daniel Perez, Sep 03, 2015 6:45am PDT

The Steam Controller and Steam Machine will soon be here, and Valve is testing out some major updates to Steam's Big Picture mode.


"Sounds like a solid update. TBH it's about time, Big Picture has needed some lovin for a while. "

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 2 comments

HTC Vive demos at PAX Prime include Fantastic Contraption and Final Approach

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 27, 2015 4:30pm PDT

The HTC Vive will be at PAX Prime this year and Valve is rolling out its lineup of playable demos.


"Will be looking forward to hopefully some awesomesauce video content around the new Vive."

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Zombie Army Trilogy adds Left 4 Dead survivors in free update

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 10:12am PDT

As Nazi zombies continue to overrun 1945, it's clear the Zombie Army Trilogy characters need some help. So they've called in the survivors from Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.


Dota 2 will add Rick & Morty announcer pack later today

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2015 9:27am PDT

Dota 2's latest announcer pack will center around hit Adult Swim show, Rick & Morty. And that's the wa-a-a-a-a-a-y the news goes!


"I would do this if it's possible. Hell, might be a fun way to actually understand WTF this game ..."

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

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 07, 2015 8:00am PDT

There's only one more day until the Dota 2 International Grand Finals. Be sure to watch the 5th day of the Main Event along with us here at Shacknews.


"Also the crowd was really going wild in that game, both for CDEC plays and EG plays. My ..."

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Watch the 4th day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 06, 2015 8:00am PDT

The Dota 2 International is nearing an end. Watch the 4th day of the Main Event right along with us here at Shacknews!


"If I queue at rush hour I usually have an all english crew that wants to win. If I queue at 1:00 ..."

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Watch the 3rd day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2015 8:00am PDT

The third day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event is about to commence, with one of the big storylines being whether Complexity and Team Secret can bounce back from their brutal losses to get any sort of momentum going. Be sure to watch along with us here at Shacknews a...


"static link is special and can only be ended by breaking distance"

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Dota 2 International competition suddenly halted by alleged DDoS attack [Update]

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 04, 2015 1:08pm PDT

DDoS attackers have apparently struck one of the biggest eSports events of the year, as the Dota 2 International has come to a sudden stop.


"It could be people trying to prevent a team from winning for gambling purposes. It could be some ..."

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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.


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

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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...


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.


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

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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.


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

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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 ...


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

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