Now the new Steam Holiday Auction has wrapped up, it's time for the biggest sale event of the year, the Steam Holiday Sale 2014! Like most large-scale sales, the Holiday Sale welcomes the return of Daily Deals, now referred to as "Featured Deals", alongside the Community Choice voting system and Flash Sales, both of which has been revamped somewhat.
Instead of offering a Holiday Trading Card for voting three times a day, each user will now be awarded a Trading Card for voting in the single day-long vote, likely making it easier for less-active users to collect their own Steam Badge. Shorter deals, previously known as Flash Sales, have also been revamped, with 6 new offers appearing on the Steam Store ever 12 hours, rather than every 8.
As we've already mentioned, the sale features its own Steam Badge and set of 10 Steam Trading Cards which are awarded for participating in the Community Choice vote and for spending over $10 in the store. By crafting the Steam Badge, users can collect various themed emoticons and backgrounds which can only be acquired during the sale. As usual, there's also a huuuuge number of other items on offer across the Steam Sale, so be sure to keep an eye out for bargains that may interest you. Happy Shopping!
Adult Swim, the adult-oriented cable television network that shares channel space with Cartoon Network - for ages 18 and older - has just announced something special is on its way. Valve and Adult Swim are teaming up for something that you'll probably enjoy. Stop back next week to check out what this surprise could be.On their promo page they say you should tweet about this using#adultswim #teamfortressCould this be Meet the Pyro? Or a TF2 cartoon that we all have been wanting?According to Jason DeMarco (VP of Marketing for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim) on his Twitter account:They also stated that you'll want to sign up for the newsletter. You've been warned.UPDATE: It seems that Jason DeMarco has tweeted again saying that his tweet from earlier was "NOT" in reference to TF2.
So does this mean we could still get that TF2 cartoon series we have been hoping for? Or just another hat?
To complement Michael Abrash's Ramblings in Valve Time, Valve's resident economist Yanis Varoufakis has launched his own blog where he will provide "weekly reports on our projects, experiences and ideas regarding Valve’s various social ‘economies’."Yanis' first blog post details some of his frustrations at the limitations of economics and how he came to work at Valve. It's an interesting read and hopefully as the weeks progress it will get more and more interesting. Full blog here.
[br]The highly anticipated sequel from Infinity Ward is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. After the huge success of COD4, this is a game many Steam users have been waiting for.[br]Controversy has plagued the game in the past few weeks after IW announced the game would have no dedicated server functionality, but instead would come with custom-built matchmaking, essentially killing a large gaming community.[br]Modern Warfare 2 is released on November 12th and is available for $60 / £35. Many people wanted to buy, but will you now?
A high quality trailer dubbed the Zombie Survival Guide has been leaked by an unknown source according to Shacknews. The trailer shows plenty of cinematic action with the four new characters, new infected and new weapons including the chainsaw. Check out the video below (also available in HD).[br]<object ><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-JiOV1F6xu0&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-JiOV1F6xu0&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed></object>
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