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Dota 2’s next big update will make it so new players don’t get scared off

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:10 GMT If you’ve ever struggled to get into the famously dense and complicated Dota 2, you’ll be pleased to know that Valve‘s next big update for the game is designed for you.The introduction to the awkwardly complex game is going to be entirely rethought in a new update that hits the game later today. In a pretty huge, in-depth post, Valve explained exactly what’s going to change.“We think a mixture of diverse tools and resources have the greatest potential at helping new players learn based on their specific needs,” says the developer…

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Apex Legends tops 198,000 concurrent players on Steam

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 16:42 GMT Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends has hit a new concurrent user record on Steam, proving it’s still a very popular title.Apex Legends was released on Valve’s storefront back on November 5, 2020, and since then it’s been a pretty popular and enduring PvP game.Even by November 10, we saw the game claim the accolade of fourth-highest concurrent player count on Steam – an impressive feat for a game that had been on the storefront for only five days.Now, though, the game has hit an impressive 198,235 simultaneous players on Steam. The…

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Apple is trying to drag Valve into its on-going legal battle with Epic

Against its will, Valve is being dragged into the Epic vs. Apple antitrust lawsuit, with new documents revealing Apple has asked Valve to hand over financial data.Various court documents have revealed that Valve has been subpoenaed by Apple for Steam commercial data, with Tim Cook’s tech giant requesting years of in-depth sales information from the Steam platform owner.“Apple and Valve have engaged in several meet and confers, but Valve has refused to produce information responsive to Requests 2 and 32,” says the joint discovery letter.Apple notes that “Epic’s various mobile and non-mobile distribution options are central to disputed issues of market…

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The Steam Lunar New Year Sale has kicked off

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 February 2021 18:11 GMT You can save on thousands of titles, now through February 15.Valve has kicked off the Steam Lunar New Year Sale and you can save some money on tens of thousands of titles, now through February 15 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm UK.You can also earn points again, and kick off the Year of the Ox with an animated profile, mini profile, avatar frame, and animated avatar.Bundles are now available in the Points Shop, and you can save 10% when you purchase a Points Shop Bundle. If you already own a…

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Steam has broken last month’s record and logged 26 million concurrent users

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 February 2021 16:48 GMT Steam has – yet again – set a new record for the highest number of users online at the same time, breaking the 25 million user record that was recorded for the first time back in January.Steam has once more broken its own record when it comes to the number of concurrent players online, with Valve’s platform today soaring past the impressive 26 million concurrent users mark.This beats the record set last time we reported on Steam’s concurrent users on January 2, when the platform peaked at 25,416,720 online users. Both these…