The new update for Dota 2 comes under a name Spring Cleaning, in accordance with the name, it should "clean" this MOBA title of quite a few technical problems and bugs. It is a truly comprehensive patch which among other details hides mild modifications for almost all heroes in the game, and Valve has not missed to take a look at user interface and inventory system of Dota 2.
Valve's Dota 2 documentary Free to Play has finally appeared on Steam. The premiere was held in San Francisco, and was followed by a live broadcast via Twitch TV service. Free to Play follows three professional Dota 2 players, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, Benedict "HyHy" Lim and Clinton "Fear" Loomis, their preparation, and finally participation in the first iteration of the now famous tournament The International.
When Microsoft announced Windows 8 there were many consumers and people in the industry that raise their eyebrows. Here was an OS designed to integrate with Microsoft cloud services and gaming products. It seemed like a bad move for Microsoft as it put them in competition with many companies that developed games and software for the PC. Still some held out that even though Windows 8 would be more integrated into the Microsoft Eco system than ever it would not mean they could not use whatever software or application they wanted. Microsoft even seemed to confirm this in a few of their building Windows 8 blog posts.
New seasonal upgrade for Dota 2 called New Bloom comes with a series of new content. In addition to the two new heroes called Phoenix and Terrorblade, Valve brought a new option Replay Takeover, which introuduced to Dota 2 lobby the Takeover button. If you click on it you can select one of the heroes themselves and jump into the conflict at the desired point of time.
Valve's Joe Ludwig via Steam Community said that the Steam client recently added experimental support for VR mode. The whole thing is designed for owners of Oculus Rift, and is linked with the upcoming conference Steam Dev Days, in which Valve plans to present their toolset for creating VR software.
Microsoft's Marc Whitten is not worried by recent arrival of Steam Machines on the market, primarily because he believes that it is not a classic home console, which is why they will not pose a direct competition.
CES 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada. As we mentioned in another article it seems that CES is living up to its name as it becomes more and more about consumer electronics (gadgets, TVs, Mobile etc) and the computer industry moves into the background. So with that in mind, just what is going to be the “big thing” at CES 2014? Will we see something PC related as the darling of the show or will we find another item that steals interest and what everyone will be talking about.
Not so long ago, there were some rumors going around that PC gaming is dead. After that we Steam Machines were presented, and made a clear statement that there rumors are nothing but mere rubbish. And great news continue to arrive for PC gaming.
Every year, Valve organizes big holiday sale that many gamers eagerly await in order to get that one title they want to play or to fill collection, and at this special time, they can get it for much less money than usual.
After a couple of rumors popped up on the internet that Valve had entered into an exclusive agreement with nVidia for their Seam Boxes we finally have an answer from Valve themselves. It seems that they have no intention of being exclusive to nVidia, but plan on future boxes with AMD and even Intel at the core of their graphics. However their initial run of Steam Boxes will feature nothing but nVidia GPUs and primarily Intel Haswell CPUs. In 2014 this will change although we do not have any details on what GPUs will be featured in the full product line.