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Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

The team at Valve responsible for expanding their command over the multimedia universe may well be making a bit move in the near future. Word from those that monitor the Steam database code suggests that additions have been made with the following keywords: video, film, music, TV series, and plugin.

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DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

This afternoon several servers dedicated to DOTA 2 are down in both the United States and in Europe. At the time this article is published, 5 servers are knocked out in the United States for Steam, while Europe’s servers are down by 6. Online regions for the official DOTA 2 game coordinator are at 13 of 14.

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Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

This week Valve has soft-launched Source 2, also known as Source Engine 2, or the next generation of their engine for video games. This software is the base for the next generation of Valve games, very possibly ready for titles like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, and - though it may seem like a long-lost dream, Half-Life 3.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller and a magnetically-attaching SHIELD Cover, the whole collection of which we're having a peek at here.

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Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

This morning Steam is down for the count. Not the entirety of Valve’s gaming amalgamation, but the store alone. At this time it does not appear that the store’s downtime will be affecting gameplay in any way. Please feel free to continue blasting your enemies and spinning up next to your opponents.

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Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

With just about as little fanfare as possible, the folks at Valve have once again updated their design for the Steam Controller. This is the controller that users will be playing with when they engage in action with SteamOS - not required, but recommended by the operating system’s creators. This controller now has a new thumbstick.

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BROFORCE brings pixel heat in testosterone-packed Beta

BROFORCE brings pixel heat in testosterone-packed Beta

The developers at "Free Lives" have created a masterpiece of pixel madness. If we’d not already played Minimum earlier this month, we’d be certain that we’ve reached Peak Pixel. This is BROFORCE, and I hope I’m never caught not typing that game name without all capital letters.

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Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Broadcasting live from ESPN3, Valve’s DOTA 2 championship will be the first video game to take part in the sports network’s event coverage. This will begin this Sunday, the 20th of July, on ESPN2, where an exclusive preview of the tournament’s final match will roll out with interviews with the players as well as Valve’s own Game Newell.

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Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers for XBOX 360, Android, and PC is out today

Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers for XBOX 360, Android, and PC is out today

Growing up with Magic: The Gathering, the card game gathers many enthusiasts and collectors; myself included. Wizards of the Coast have made the Magic 2015 very enjoyable on the iPad and now it is also available today on XBOX 360, Android, and PC (Steam). Sadly for Playstation owners, no release is planned this year or on the roadmap.

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Portal’s GLaDOS may be next for LEGO immortality

Portal’s GLaDOS may be next for LEGO immortality

The Portal build you’re about to see is not yet a fully operational LEGO design. Instead, it’s part of the LEGO Ideas collection, one that’s been growing for several years - from its CUUSOO roots to the machine it is today. Today we witness builder "pitrek02" take the helm with over 1000 supporters - not quite what’s needed for official status, but well over the border needed to get there eventually.

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Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Video Games as sports: watch a live tournament now

Delivered in a collection of streams, some made for top-tier viewing, some for side-games, and one for those new to the game, Valve is bringing video game sporting (esports) to the public with DOTA2. What you’ll want to do is check out the several streams below to catch whatever angle you’re all about.

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Minimum Early Access: ditching graphics never looked so good

Minimum Early Access: ditching graphics never looked so good

Inside this third-person shooter multiplayer game you’ll find a stripped-down masterpiece. Developed by Human Head and Atari, this game conveys a sense of grandeur the likes of which we’ve never seen done with such flat surfaces. It’s online, it’s played from a third-person perspective, it’s got RTS and RPG elements, it’s blocky, and its out in Steam Early Access. This is Minimum.

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