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Watch the full length documentary following professional Dota 2 players through the first Dota 2 international tournament.

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Via: Washington Post
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In an interview on what makes Valve tick, Gabe Newell had this to say about Steam and the company's direction:

When we started out we were a single-player video game company that could have been really successful just doing Half-Life sequel after Half-Life sequel, but we collectively said let's try to make multi-player games even though there's never been a commercial successful multi-player game.

Then we tried to do Steam. There were a bunch of people internally who thought Steam was a really bad idea, but what they didn't think was that they would tell the people who were working on Steam what to do with their time. They were like "that's what you want to do with your time, that's fine, but we're going to spend our time working on Half-Life 2. We think you're kind of wasting your time, but it's your time to waste."

In retrospect, it was a great idea, right?

I don't know Gabe, as much as I appreciate what Valve has done for gaming, I for one would really like you to waste some time on Half Life 3.



Washington Post via NeoGAF

valve steam PC MASTER RACE Video Game Coverage
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Steam recently passed 65 million active accounts (Xbox Live has 48 million), and the Fall sale has pushed their concurrent user count over 7 million. DOTA 2 is still holding out as the most popular game on Steam, with over 500,000 concurrent players. The PC Master Race is going strong!

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NeoGAF user crazy buttocks on a train has come across what they claim is a confidential presentation from Valve showing images of Left 4 Dead 2 rebuilt in a new Source 2 engine. This long rumored new engine could be the basis for L4D3, so the internet has collectively worked itself into a frenzy of LFD3 rumors. Don't get too excited; we all know Valve can't count to three.