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Another VAC controversy

I think most of Team Fortress 2 players heard about www.tf2items.com, a website in which you can look at anyone’s backpack from the game with items, guns and hats. The creator of the whole system - Drunken F00l – got VAC banned lately after he leaked a way to get…the golden Wrench. That guy claims he found out from someone at Valve (?) how to get the Golden Wrench (the…

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Valve’s E3 Surprise Is … There Is No Surprise

We had several different informations about Valve's E3 presence, the developer has today issued a statement confirming the cancellation of Monday's E3 press conference at the Regal Theater. The event was suppose to hype Portal 2 related stuff, before being semi-cancelled on 2 June (it was postponed to 2011). This first announcement, however, suggested an E3 'surprise' was being planned in its place, leading to amusing amounts of speculation over…

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Valve delays Portal 2

Valve has delayed the release of Portal 2 until 2011.   The studio suggested it wants to see through a range of improvements on the title before it is published. Half-Life 2 suffered a string of delays before it’s release in 2004, while the first Portal – as Valve reminds – also was hit by delay. Developers also cooled the rumors surrounding it’s the E3 Expo. Various websites speculated on…

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Valve to release Duke Nukem Forever?

I can’t believe it myself but if it’s true… Yesterday Valve updated their Valve Software website. New look a lot Mac-like stuff but that’s not it, they posted an image with something very weird which disappeared after few minutes. Hopefully 4chan users managed to grab a screenshot of it and here it is: As you can see we got a lot of stuff going on here, first of all 61810…

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Half-Life 2 games to support MAC

Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two received a major update today. Adding support for MAC and the ability to use Steam Cloud for saving in-game progress and AV settings. Awesome right?! But that is not all.. Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One are finally getting Steam achievements and their Source engine is updated! Multicore rendering, FOV setting, motion blur, dynamic shadows and more.. Thank…

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The original F.E.A.R. game arrived to Steam

  Finally and after such a long time.. For a very fair prices you get the full game with both expansion packs. The game’s sequel is available for very low price of £9.99 from the British section of Steam Store. € 8.99 $ 9.99 » € 7.99 (-11.12%) £ 6.99 » € 8.03 (-10.68%) Steam news message

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SEGA week on Steam

  SEGA Week kicks off with a bang starting with the uber SEGA Complete Pack available at a great discount price. This bundle includes EVERYTHING from Sega currently available on Steam (excludes unreleased games). Offer ends on May 24th - don't miss out on huge savings! Sega Complete Pack € 59.99 $ 89.99 »  € 70.86 (+18.12%) £ 49.99 »  € 58.18 (-3.01%) Fair price I guess. Worth for the…

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VAC banned by a Valve employee?

A Facepunch Studios forums user claims that he was banned by a Valve Employee for using a SourceMod plugin to activate some console cvars in the game itself (if you don’t know what SourceMod is it’s basically a plugin that’s being used on 99% of Source Engine games, you can do a lot of kinky stuff if you have admin rights and proper plugins…). Anyway here’s this guy’s post: I…

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Steam Client UI Update to Release on Monday

After two months in beta and over twenty updates, the Steam Client UI Update is slated to release to all Steam users this coming Monday, April 26th. The beta has been a huge success. The number of people who participated exceeded Valve’s expectations, and so far people created 25 thousand posts to the beta user forums. As a result of their participation, the Steam team has had the feedback required…

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Microtransactions Coming Soon To Steam

According to Voodoo Extreme 3D at IGN next month's Steam client update will introduce support for much-hated microtransactions: (…) Microtransactions Want to offer your customers a scabbard for their sword? New tires? The latest in night vision goggles? Now you can through microtransaction support in Steamworks. Your item server can now be easily integrated with Steamworks so that Steam users can buy and instantly use the items they want –…

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