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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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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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