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Steam beta update code reveals possible game sharing feature

Several lines of code discovered in Valve Corporation's latest beta update for the Steam client suggests that a game-sharing feature may soon be implemented for users of the service.

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‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ community to police cheaters

'Counter-Strike' players will be policing their own ranks for cheaters with a new feature called 'Overwatch' that is currently in beta. Valve will review cases for now, but Overwatch will eventually be entirely community-driven.

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Steam services render piracy a ‘non-issue’ for Valve, Newell says

Valve CEO and co-founder Gabe Newell speaks frankly about piracy, calling it a "non-issue" for the company's Steam digital delivery service thanks to the added-value features it offers and the way that they're implemented.

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Steam boss Gabe Newell speaks out about EA’s competing Origin service

Valve boss Gabe Newell sizes up the competition in Electronic Arts' Origin digital distribution platform, which is a direct competitor to his own company's Steam service.

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Minecraft creator Notch explains why the game isn’t available on Steam, and probably won’t be

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, takes to his blog to explain why the chances of his game being sold through Valve's Steam digital distribution service are slim.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for PC to use Steamworks

Valve confirms that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was built with Steamworks, just like Modern Warfare 2 before it.

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Dota 2 Gamescom tourney’s million-dollar prize goes to a bunch of Avatar fans

Ukrainian team "Na'Vi" bests 15 other teams to take the million-dollar prize at Valve's "The International" Dota 2 tournament at Gamescom.

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Dota 2 beta ‘a few weeks’ away, release planned for this year

Valve hopes to release Dota 2 this year, with the previously announced public banned planned for "a few weeks" after GamesCom.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive officially confirmed by Valve

Valve confirms the existence and planned early 2012 launch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a sequel/update to the 12-year-old series that will be coming to consoles as well as PCs.

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Valve explains Steam’s repeated DirectX installs for newly downloaded games

Valve software engineer John McCaskey explains why downloading Steam games often requires redundant installs of Microsoft's DirectX.

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Steam renovations offer faster downloads, quicker updates

Valve announces new changes to its Steam online store, bringing faster download rates and a more streamlined game update process.

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Team Fortress 2 going free-to-play, existing owners upgraded to premium accounts

Valve's popular online FPS Team Fortress 2 has officially gone free-to-play, with anyone who previously purchased the game receiving an automatic premium account upgrade under the new model.

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Valve is working on a free-to-play game of its own

Valve's Doug Lombardi confirms that the company is currently developing a free-to-play game, on the heels of last week's news that the Steam digital delivery service now offers F2P titles.

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Left 4 Dead dev teams with THQ for multiplayer-focused FPS

Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios teams with publisher THQ for an unnamed multiplayer-oriented first-person shooter, currently set for a 2013 release.

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Portal 2 Review

Valve Corporation returns to the broken corridors and testing rooms of Aperture Science in Portal 2, which improves on its predecessor in just about every way possible.

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