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    Dota 2: Fall 2016 Battle Pass Released

    Following the announcement of the Boston Major tournament for Dota 2 earlier this week, Valve have released the Fall 2016 Battle Pass, which acts as both an event Compendium and additional gameplay incentives. For £5.99 / $7.99, the Fall 2016 Battle Pass features many of the same features and...
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    Big VAC Bans + Changes For Steam Reviews! - ValveTime News Round-Up (20th September 2016)

    Although not a conventionally busy week, the past seven days did see Valve crack down on two very different forms of exploitation and cheating! The first involved an update to the way Steam Reviews are managed and filtered, while the second caused over 11,000 users to be banned from...
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    The Lost Half-Life Trading Cards! - ValveTime News Round-Up (13th September 2016)

    After taking a break from Round-Up episodes last week due to a lack of talking points, our weekly news show returns to discuss the lost Half-Life art intended to be used for Steam trading cards; a new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that overhauled crouching animations; and new...
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    The Underlord Comes to Dota 2! - ValveTime News Round-Up (29th August 2016)

    Despite Valve's 20th anniversary passing us by this week, the company didn't really drop any big news outside of the promised release of Underlord, Dota 2's latest hero. To save us from solely talking about Underlord and the Dark Rift update here on the show, we also released some...
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    Dota 2 "Dark Rift" Update Adds Underlord

    As promised during the All-Star match back at The International 2016, this evening has seen Valve release a new major patch for Dota 2. Dubbed "Dark Rift", the update introduces the long-awaited Underlord hero, who uses his powerful area of effect spells to devastate team fights while also being...
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    Valve Is On The Move! - ValveTime News Round-Up (20th August 2016)

    Suuure, we might have let our Round-Up schedule slip once again, but it's not like we haven't been busy - just check out our front page! The past few weeks have seen Valve announce major new talking points for all of their currently active projects and hardware. News featured in this week's...
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    TF2 "Meat vs. Match" Class Winner Revealed

    After over a month of competition, the Meat vs. Match class war started with the Meet Your Match update for Team Fortress 2 back in early July suddenly came to a close earlier this evening. In a 56% to 44% split, the Pyro has beaten out the Heavy to become the first in line to receive the first...
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    Dota 2 "The International 2016" Event Concludes

    After over a week of competition in Seattle and months of build-up, this year's iteration of The International Dota 2 tournament has finally concluded following a 3:1 match-up between Digital Chaos and Wings Gaming at the Main Event. This makes the five Chinese players of Wings Gaming the most...
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    Dota 2 "The New Journey" Update To Introduce 2 New Heroes

    With The International always standing as the biggest annual event for Dota 2, it shouldn't really be a surprise that Valve are using it as a platform to reveal new heroes and content - they've done it plenty of times before. However, while we all sort of expected the long-awaited arrival of...
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    Sixth Annual Saxxy Awards Announced

    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...
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    Valve Lawyers Chase CS:GO Betting Sites! - ValveTime News Round-Up (2nd August 2016)

    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...
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    The International 2016 Hub Released

    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...
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    Valve Releases Statement Regarding Third-Party Gambling Sites

    While those of us in the know fully understood Valve played no role with third-party gambling and betting websites, particularly those related to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and recent scandals, the company released a statement earlier today condemning their activities. In a blog post and...
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    TF2 "Meet Your Match" Update - Day 2 (Meat vs. Match)

    Well, this was unexpected. It's been 7 years since Team Fortress 2 played host to all-out class warfare, but it would now seem the winner of 2007's WAR Update is fueling a brand new conflict - this time between the Pyro and the Heavy. The origins of this particular war, known as "Meat vs...
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    TF2 "Meet Your Match" Update - Day 1

    We've all known it was coming for a long while now, but after a lengthy closed beta, Valve is now ready to release the highly anticipated competitive matchmaking mode into Team Fortress 2. As you might expect, the "Meet Your Match" update primarily focused on launching this new game type which...
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    Valve Merchandise Store Replaced By WeLoveFine Partnered Website

    After over a decade of designing and shipping t-shirts, hats, and toys for many of Valve's beloved franchises, the company recently revealed they would be shutting down their own merchandise store to focus all eyes on a new partnership with long-time partner WeLoveFine. With their own store now...
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    Left 4 Dead 3 Reference Found In VR Tutorial?! - ValveTime News Round-Up (6th July 2016)

    In this week's slightly belated Round-Up, we're investigating a recently discovered reference to Left 4 Dead 3 in a Destinations VR tutorial and running through all the details of the biggest CS:GO gambling scandal to date. With news of a new TF2 update coming thick and fast, don't forget to...
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    Steam Summer Sales 2016 Are Here! - ValveTime News Round-Up (28th June 2016)

    The arrival of this year's Steam Summer Sales also brought about several other minor talking points. These include the release of new Immortal Treasures for Dota 2, the start of CS:GO's ESL One Cologne 2016 Pick'Em Challenge, and a behind-the-scenes discussion with Valve engineers about early...
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    Behind-The-Scenes Video Highlights Valve VR Prototypes

    With the first wave of modern virtual reality headsets now out in the wild, the number of people who have yet to try the HTC Vive or any of its competitors is quickly shrinking. Although a large number of people have now tried or purchased a Vive, the same can definitely not be said of Valve's...
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    Steam Summer Picnic Sale 2016 Begins - June 23rd thru July 4th

    As confirmed by leaks some time ago, this evening has brought about the start of the 2016 Steam Summer Sale, dubbed the "Steam Summer Picnic Sale". From June 23rd through July 4th 2016, Steam users will be able to view and purchase over 12,000 pieces of discounted content, including games...
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