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No, PUBG Is Not An ‘Asset Flip’

On Steam, “asset flip” refers to a game that’s haphazardly assembled from pre-purchased environments, objects, and sound effects for the purpose of making a quick buck. Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to refer to. Over time, the definition of “asset flip” seems to have devolved into “anything that ever uses a…Read more… Continue […]

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Sudden Dota 2 Update Wreaks Havoc On Qualifier Tournament

The North American open qualifiers for the 2018 Dota 2 International were off to the races yesterday, with dozens of games being played to determine who would take a regional spot. And then along came a patch containing Dota 2's new battle royale mode, and everything fell apart.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Valve just announced Steam China.

Valve just announced Steam China. The goal is to introduce more games to China, though how that will work isn’t clear yet. In recent times, Steam has added some popular Chinese games. However, Chinese players have become Steam users’ go-to object of borderline-xenophobic rage thanks to cheating issues.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Steam’s Irresponsible Hands-Off Policy Is Proof That Valve Still Hasn’t Learned Its Lesson

Yesterday, Valve announced a sweeping new policy for Steam: From now on, the platform will allow “everything” except for games Valve decides are “illegal, or straight up trolling.” In light of recent controversies like the school shooter game Active Shooter, the announcement came as a surprise to those who were…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Valve Says It Will Now Allow ‘Everything’ On Steam, Unless It’s Illegal Or ‘Straight Up Trolling’

In recent times, Valve has struggled to draw a line in terms of what’s allowed on Steam. Controversy has raged over the removal of games with explicit sexual content as well as objectionable themes like the glorification of school shooters. In response to all of this, Valve has decided to open the floodgates even…Read more… […]

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Valve Sends Terrible Statue To DOTA 2 Fans, Now Has To Send Another

Last year’s Dota 2 Battle Pass had a reward for anyone reaching level 2000: a physical statue of Baby Roshan. Those pieces are now finally reaching mailboxes, and they’re so bad that Valve has had to apologise and announce that a new version will be made and sent out in its place.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Belgium Says Loot Boxes In Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal

Loot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are now illegal in Belgium, with the country’s legislators declaring today that if the games’ publishers don’t remove the offending microtransactions, people behind the games could face fines and even time behind bars.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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