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Why You Should Watch The Dota 2 International Grand Finals


Dota 2 has pretty much changed the landscape of competitive gaming, taking it to a scope that was never ever envisioned, all thanks to Valve’s Dota 2 tournament, The International. Now in its 4th edition, The International has grown to sky-high heights, and this year, it offers a prize pool never ever seen in a video gaming competition, totalling up ... Read More »

Microsoft’s PC gaming head departs after just six months

Jason Holtman

We reported in October about Jason Holtman, former Valve employee being roped in by Microsoft to head their sinking PC gaming division. Neowin spotted Jason Holtman’s update on his LinkedIn page today which shows that he quit Microsoft in January. That’s not too far away from October, being only six months. The reason for his departure is unknown, nor is ... Read More »

A preview of Steam’s New Family Sharing Feature

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Valve announced Family Sharing for Steam on September 11, 2013 and it seemed like a dream come true for hundreds of PC Gamers around the world. Finally one could share the games one owned with family and friends without having that annoying cousin ruin your stats in your favorite games. Since selling of used games is still not allowed on ... Read More »

Valve details specs of its Steam Machine prototype

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Valve’s upcoming Steam Machine prototype, the same machine that it will send out to 300 beta participants, has had its specifications detailed. “The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts,” says Valve. “It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really ... Read More »

Valve to make three ‘big’ announcements next week

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The creators of Half-life, Portal and DOTA 2, Valve has launched a teaser website with a message that says The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014 The layout of the page is clearly suggesting that Valve will be making three announcements next week. “Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepad,” ... Read More »

Microsoft hires former Steam boss to improve Windows as a gaming platform

Microsoft has managed to muster up Valve’s former employee Jason Holtman, to work on “making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment.” Holtman was a Valve employee for eight years, involved with developer relations. He was responsible for bagging in big-name publishers to partner with the now hugely successful client Steam. “Yes, I have joined Microsoft where I ... Read More »

Dota 2 The International 2013 won by Swedish team Alliance

Alliance wins Dota 2 International

The Dota 2 International 2013 tournament has finally come to a close with Alliance emerging as the champion, beating world No. 2 Na’Vi (Natus Vincere) in a five game thriller to win more than $1.4 million in prize money. This was the first time a fifth game was needed to decide the winner. The final game was worthy of being ... Read More »

Making money from Steam Trading Cards: A Comprehensive Guide

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“Steam Trading Cards are virtual cards earned by playing games on Steam.” This is Steam’s official definition for their just out-of-beta Steam Trading Cards. When I read this for the first time, I dismissed it off as a gimmick who I’d do best justice by simply ignoring in plain sight. After all, they’re just virtual cards, they looked dumb and ... Read More »

Dota 2 released on Mac and Linux, finally


Everybody at iLLGaming loves Dota. Cumulatively we’ve clocked more than 2000 hours on Dota 2. And Dota 2 is just awesome, and it keeps getting better day by day. Kudos, Valve! Dota 2 has also broken the record of maximum players online on Steam at a given point of time. The game is addictive, more like a guilty pleasure. Countless ... Read More »

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