Archive for August, 2012

Gabe’s Little Elves: Four Top Modelers Talk About Steam Workshop

Aug 27, 2012 1 Comment by

Having been out for almost a year, the Steam Workshop has been nothing if not a runaway success, with over 250 items added to Team Fortress 2 alone. What’s even more impressive than the number of additions, though, is their nature. Every single addition has been a user-contributed, fan-crafted item, with little-to-no intervention from Valve. […]

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The International Prelims Begin; Valve Releases Free Dota 2 Spectator Client

Aug 26, 2012 No Comments by

Valve’s second Dota 2 has kicked off, and they’re pulling out all the stops to make it  one of the biggest events in MOBA history. Ingame pennants for each team, official spectating & brackets, and custom announcer lines are the tip of the iceberg. This Summer, the top sixteen Dota 2 teams in the world […]

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Do You Believe In Magic?

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments by

In real life, magic is about stimulating the imagination and curiosity. It’s supposed to instill a sense of wonder and mystery. In gaming, magic is often more about particle effects and stat changes. It’s easy for developers to make a fire spell that’s a flashy reskin of a rocket launcher, but it’s only when spells […]

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Robonanza: Mann VS Machine comes to Team Fortress 2

Aug 15, 2012 No Comments

After two years of subtle hints, theories, and fiendishly difficult puzzles (that take the community 12 hours), it’s here. Episode 3 Mann Vs Machine has finally arrived for Team Fortress 2, and everybody’s biting at the bit for the update to drop.

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Surprise! The Old Republic to go Free-To-Play

Aug 04, 2012 No Comments

In a move as unpredictable as the rising of the sun, Bioware’s MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone “free-to-play.” While the game’s post-launch tumult has generated a wide degree of criticism, Bioware has been hesitant to go all the way, gradually making more and more of the game accessible for free. Now, “the first 50 […]

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