Do you remember Half-Life: Uplink? No, the film, not the demo with the exact same title. Well, we've covered the subject in detail in a previous ValveTime Database episode, which you can watch at the bottom of this post if you're interested.
We recently received never-before-seen production photos of the film from an individual who worked at Sierra's UK division, revealing a greater behind the scenes look of the filming and its shooting location. We'd like to thank our source for letting us share and preserve these photos.
Here is the ValveTime Database episode where we talk about the film in detail:
Thanks for swinging by!
In typical August fashion, Valve have recently announced the Sixth Annual Saxxy Awards, the annual TF2 and Valve-themed film making competition. This year's event is basically identical to the one held last year, featuring a total of six categories and the same exciting prizes. This year's categories are listed below:
- Best Action
- Best Drama
- Best Comedy
- Best Short
- Best Extended
- Best Overall
Voting for this year's competition begins on November 11th and lasts 5 days until November 16th. Winning videos will then be revealed by Valve on November 18th. Only video submissions made between November 4th and 11th will be eligible, so make sure you pay attention to this rule alongside several other important ones if you're looking to take part! Happy Filmmaking.
Under construction just two blocks away from Valve's current digs at Skyline Tower, the Lincoln Square Expansion project will feature a new tower with 710,000 square-feet of office space.
Valve is scheduled to move into the new space May, 2017.
Phew! We've had four really busy weeks in between this Round-Up and our last episode. Although we weren't able to get any new episodes out, that doesn't mean we've skipped on news as our most recent episode recaps everything you might have missed in the absence of our Round-Ups. As for more recent news, expect to learn more about the unfolding outcome of the CS:GO gambling scandal, the on-going International 2016 tournament for Dota 2, and new VR updates for Dota 2 and Destinations!
As we try and return to our normal release schedule, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news! Thanks for watching!
With the Wild Card event for The International 2016 Dota 2 tournament starting in just a few days on Tuesday August 2nd, Valve have opened the event's official website. Like previous years, the event hub features as an overview for the tournament, including details about how to watch games live and via replays, how the $19+ prize pool will be distributed, how each team will be participating, and how you can keep up with all the real world action via social media.
Like last year, the extremely large prize pool will be broken up in such a way that every participating team is given something for their troubles, with positions 13th through 16th receiving a minimum of at least $95,305. On the flip side, the first place team will receive a slightly larger percentage than last year, receiving a total of $8,386,847 (around 44% of the total prize pool). These figures will likely still increase further as the community continues to buy Battle Passes and points.
The hub also includes a link to the WeLoveFine Secret Shop, which features all of the new merchandise set to be released alongside The International 2016 in early August. While the extremely popular Demiheroes have annoyingly been dropped, the Secret Shop still features much of the same high-quality merchandise as ever, including t-shirts, figurines, emoticharms, accessories, and plushies.
In the run-up to the event, be sure to check out the schedule to avoid missing any of the major action or the All-Star match, set to take place on August 10th.
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