Dota 2’s The International 2013 returns to Seattle

By: Martin Gaston Valve has announced the third annual The International championship for Dota 2. 2013’s event returns to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, with 15 teams of five from across the world competing for the title. The five-day tournament begins on August 7. The first team to be invited by Valve is last year’s champions Invictus Gaming, with 12 more teams to be announced over the coming … Continue reading Dota 2’s The International 2013 returns to Seattle

Valve has ‘no involvement’ with Xi3’s $1000 Steam Box

By: Martin Gaston Valve has said it has no current connection with Xi3, the PC-maker behind the $1000 Piston. Valve marketing director Doug Lombardiconfirmed the company’s position to Eurogamer. “Valve began some exploratory work with Xi3 last year, but currently has no involvement in any product of theirs.” Xi3 announced it had received an investment from Valve alongside the unveiling of the Piston, and the machine … Continue reading Valve has ‘no involvement’ with Xi3’s $1000 Steam Box

Infinity Ward developing for Valve-backed Piston PC?

By:  Eddie Makuch Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward may be developing for the Valve-backed Piston mini-PC from Xi3. The developer has posted an image of what appears to be an Infinity Ward-branded Piston to its Facebook pagealong with a caption that simply reads “game development.” Infinity Ward posted a similar image to its Twitter account, writing “What’s this?” An Activision representative was not immediately available to comment. Xi3 … Continue reading Infinity Ward developing for Valve-backed Piston PC?

Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

By:  Eddie Makuch Valve’s iconic first-person shooter Half-Life is now available on Mac OS X and Linux, 15 years after the game originally launched in 1998. Valve has not made an official announcement, but Polygon reports that the game is available and runs without a hiccup. The game is currently priced at $9.99 through Steam. Half-Life 2 and its subsequent episodes were previously made available for Mac, but not the original. … Continue reading Half-Life now on Mac, Linux

Guillermo del Toro’s InSane revived

By: Eddie Makuch THQ may have dropped filmmaker Guillermo del Toro‘s action game InSane, but the project has found a new developer. The Pan’s Labyrinthdirector told IGN that he had shopped the game around to numerous developers and it is now back on track. “We were going to go to a lot of developers after THQ, but it seems like we’re going to be developing … Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s InSane revived