Dreamhack Bucharest will be host to some of the best eSports players in the world

Dreamhack Bucharest will be host to some of the best eSports players in the world

ESports are evolving into a global phenomenon that seems to have no bounds. Most competitive game festivals and events take place in Asia and the United States, but Europe has been developing an impressive eSports world of its own. DreamHack Bucharest makes no exception, and despite being a relatively new annual event, it’s becoming increasingly popular. Last year’s DreamHack Bucharest proved to be successful, and helped propel the event to […]

Why Steam Needs to Clean Up its Act

Why Steam Needs to Clean Up its Act

Something is very, very wrong in the land of PC gaming.  Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that Valve’s distribution client, Steam, has over 75 million users.  By way of comparison, EA’s Origin client (sole digital proprietor of PC bestsellers like Battlefield 4 and Titanfall) has clocked over 30 million users.  The fact that Steam has been so successful and is widely regarded by independent and major firms […]

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

Are the Halo games coming to Steam?

After the recent release of Halo: Spartan Assault on Steam, PC gamers have been wondering if the other Halo titles would land on Steam. In a statement to GameSpot, Microsoft said it had no plans at this time to bring additional Halo games to Steam. However, SteamFirst.com has stumbled upon official Steam groups for Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3, fueling hopes that this means the games are finally coming […]

Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 brings together the biggest names in eSports

Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 brings together the biggest names in eSports

If you’re into eSports in general, you’re probably no stranger to Dreamhack, a circuit series that travels the globe and brings together some of the best gamers out there in various tournaments with impressive prize-pools. The first of many to come this year, Dreamhack Bucharest 2014 will be starting at the end of this month, and will be held, as the name suggest, in Bucharest, between the 26th and 27th […]

The International 2014 Dota 2 Tournament by Valve Announced!

The International 2014 Dota 2 Tournament by Valve Announced!

Valve’s long awaited international Dota 2 tournament is finally announced! On July 18th in Seattle, Washington’s KeyArena, the best Dota 2 players will go head to head to compete to be the best of them all (not to mention the multi million dollar prize pool, with last year’s pot totaling at 2.8 million). Four day tickets for this event start selling this Friday at 3pm Pacific time and will cost […]

Valve’s Michael Abrash Jumps on Board with Oculus as Chief Scientist

Valve’s Michael Abrash Jumps on Board with Oculus as Chief Scientist

Valve has been dabbling in the realm of VR for some time now, and if we’re going to speak about the future of Virtual Reality; the Oculus is as good of a place as any to begin. It’s no secret amongst the gaming community that Facebook’s sudden purchase of the Oculus has left some developers sour. But where there is pessimism, some select prime talents in the industry are beginning […]

NVidia Announces New $2,999 Video Card, Shield Update Coming In April

NVidia Announces New $2,999 Video Card, Shield Update Coming In April

“If you’re in desperate need of a supercomputer that you need to fit under your desk, we have just the card for you…” Earlier today, NVidia announced a brand new video card that surpasses their current GTX Titan. During their annual GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the GeForce GTX Titan Z. a severely expensive GPU that is “engineered for next-generation 5K and multi-monitor gaming”. The Titan Z is […]

New Steam Controller Prototype Revealed

New Steam Controller Prototype Revealed

After many months, Valve has finally revealed an image of their prototype for their latest iteration of the Steam Controller. This controller has had multiple changes made to it from it’s previous iteration. The Steam Controller now features a more traditional controller design. It still retains the dual touch pads, but has also added face buttons akin to those on the Xbox controller and a slightly nontraditional D-pad, which was […]

Gabe Newell’s secrecy can’t cover up hints at Half Life 3

Gabe Newell’s secrecy can’t cover up hints at Half Life 3

We love Valve. And we love Gabe Newell. The man is a legend in the eyes of many gamers. Yet at times, many of us have felt a rising urge to strangle the guy. Why? Well, because of his teasing (or even lack of) on the subject of Half Life 3. It’s infuriating to see how he shrugs off any information or request for information about the continuation to the […]

Half Life 3 will not be coming any time soon

Half Life 3 will not be coming any time soon

It’s no secret that Valve head Gabe Newell had a public AMA on Reddit last week. While Gabe was kind enough to answer some very interesting questions, there was no indication of Valve potentially working on Half Life 3. In fact, no answers were given about any specific Valve games at all. A Reddit user asked Mr. Newell about Ricochet 2, but the answer he received, while diplomatic and plausible, […]