In our fourth and possibly final video covering Android ports of Valve games, we're delving into the hidden developer testing files of Half-Life 2: Episode Two to try and learn as much as we can while investigating just how careful Nvidia are getting with Valve's secret content.
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In this week's slightly late Round-Up, we're discussing Team Fortress 2's new PASS Time gamemode, the Fifth Annual Saxxy Awards, the upcoming Dota 2 Fall Major, the HTC Vive, and much more!
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Despite being announced way back in April 2015, we've heard relatively little about the Dota 2 Majors up until now. To briefly recap, the "Majors" will act as a series of large-scale Dota 2 tournaments hosted by Valve and other third-party organisations intended to keep interest surrounding the game high year round, rather than always having a solitary peak surrounding The International in Summer. In a new blog post to the Dota 2 website, Valve have unveiled the first details surrounding the first "Fall" Major, taking place in November 2015.
Open Qualifiers for the Fall Major will take place between October 6th and 9th, giving experienced members of the community the chance to take part in the event alongside professional players, who will participate in their own Regional Qualifiers between October 10th and 13th. Teams invited to the Major's Main Event and the Regional Qualifiers will be announced on October 5th after likely being contacted privately sometime prior.
Teams looking to participate in either the Regionals or the Major will need to sign-up over on a new registration page available here. An FAQ over on the Majors Registration page should also fill in any missing information.
Now if Valve could stop announcing things within half an hour of each other, that'd be great.
It's that time of year again! ...No, not Christmas. A new blog post released onto the Team Fortress 2 blog has revealed the Fifth Annual Saxxy Awards, the latest in Valve's long-running series of filmmaking competitions. Like last year, the Saxxy Awards now accept entries from multiple universes, such as Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, rather than just focusing on Team Fortress 2.
Valve are experimenting a little more with this year's tournament, limiting all categories to a total of 3 minutes, except for "Extended", which features a limit of 5 minutes. The 6 categories for this year's event are listed below.
- Best Action
- Best Drama
- Best Comedy
- Best Short
- Best Extended
- Best Overall
To read more about the many rules and conditions surrounding this year's Saxxy Awards, we recommend heading on over to the very green-looking announcement post. As usual, we can't wait to see the kinds of exciting and high quality videos which will undoubtedly be created as part of the competition!
About a month ago, we released a pair of videos covering the Aperture VR Demo for the HTC Vive. At the time, we promised at least one follow-up video where we would discuss SteamVR in more detail. Jumping back to the present, we're now ready to return to the topic and reveal a lot more information about the HTC Vive itself, SteamVR, the Dota 2 Secret Shop Demo, and whatever Valve may have in store for their next game.
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