Watch the full length documentary following professional Dota 2 players through the first Dota 2 international tournament.
FREE TO PLAY is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, E Sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament changed the landscape of the gaming world and for those elite players at the top of their craft, nothing would ever be the same again. Produced by Valve, the film documents the challenges and sacrifices required of players to compete at the highest level.
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.
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?