A couple screenshots from the upcoming Valve/Steam game DotA 2 came out not too long ago:
It’s said that these screenshots are of a development build up to four months old, so no doubt the game will look many times more polished before then. And since Dota2 is free to play, you can bet the Hon/LoL communities are going to be totally destroyed by its release. The Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer below shows off its true beauty:
Battle.net has launched an electronic games distribution system to rival competitor Valve’s Steam platform. If you head over to Battle.net and sign up for an account, you’ll find a gorgeous online registry for storing your games and serial numbers:
If you click on one of your games, you are presented with the CD key and download options to download the game for Windows or the Mac:
Currently, the Battle.net game management platform supports World of Warcraft accounts and StarCraft, StarCraft Battle Chest, StarCraft Anthology, Warcraft III, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Warcraft Battle Chest, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, and the Diablo II Battle Chest.
I don’t see a way to purchase games directly from Blizzard, but it’s obvious next step. Once you can buy Blizzard games online at the Blizzard Store and have them automatically populated into your Battle.net account for download, I’ll be happy. For now, Battle.net provides a nice backup system in case you lose or damage the game discs. No more mailing for replacements!
Go check out this video about TF2 Hitboxes, which will tell you that when lag Compensation is off, the hitboxes move ahead of the actually moving character, and when it is on, you must shoot the character (and not his floating hitboxes).
Typically lag compensation is on, so you’ll want to aim at the running model itself, and not at where you expect it to be when your bullets arrive there.
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Here is a listing of the files in this download; warning, it’s long, so I’m hiding it behind a cut. You’ll have to view the full post to see: (more…)
According to this post on SteamPowered, they’re having a holiday sale with big savings! The Eidos holiday pack is 10% off, ET: Quake Wars is 25% off, COD4 10% off, the Orange Box 25% off, and Red Orchestra 50% off!
All games are on sale, according to the official announcement:
The first-ever Steam storewide sale is happening now! Save 10-50% on every game in every genre from every developer and publisher on Steam. Stock up on games you may’ve missed in 2007 or pick up a post-holiday gift for a friend or family member. The sale ends January 1st!