Valve Is Creating Its Own Version of 'Dota Auto Chess,' a Mod of 'Dota 2'

'Dota Auto Chess' is being forked into two commercial versions of a mod of a game which is itself a commercial version of a mod.


One of the Biggest Games in the World Is a Mod of a Mod

’Dota Auto Chess,' a mod of 'Dota 2,' which itself is based on a mod for 'Warcraft 3,' has millions of players and growing.


The EU Is Pissed at Steam for Region-Locking Games

The European Commission is mad at Valve, Capcom, ZeniMax, and other publishers for region-locking activation keys and allegedly preventing cross-border sales.


Valve's New Game 'Artifact' Is a Perfect Machine for Making Money

Games like ‘Artifact’ are why the FTC is investigating loot boxes.


20 Years After 'Half-Life' Launched, Its Fan-Made Remake Is Almost Done

The first trailer for 'Black Mesa: Xen,' the final act of the long running remake, looks stunning.


Steam Will Start Moderating Its Forums, But Developers Can Opt Out

Valve will begin reviewing posts and making decisions about what can and can’t be posted in Steam's forums.


The First Hardcore Porn Game on Steam Is Not Fucking Around

‘Negligee: Love Stories’ is an uncensored anime visual novel with hardcore sex.


Valve: 'It Really Does Seem Bad Games Are Made by Bad People'

Valve shares more details about how it decides who's a 'straight up troll' publishing video games on Steam.


It's Okay To Say No to the Steam Summer Sale

Steam Summer Sales have a siren’s call... and some less than desirable consequences.


'Dota 2' Player Who Used Programmable Mouse Disqualified His Team From $15 Million Tournament

The International 2018 organizers disqualified a South American team from a $15 million tournament when one of its players used a mouse with programmable buttons.


Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch 'Counter-Strike' Players, Making Their Expensive Gun Skins Worthless

The change to comply with Dutch regulations came with no warning, leaving players stuck with valuable inventories.


Hundreds of Thousands of Windows XP Users Won't Be Able to Use Steam Soon

Valve is kicking the operating system off its service starting January 2019. Upgrade or GTFO.