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Why Does So Much of the Gaming Industry Continue to Treat Online Abuse as a Non-Issue?

While we wait interminably for the ideal solution to the problem of people saying horrible, bigoted things to strangers—that is, creating a society in which that kind of behavior just doesn't happen in our perfect utopia—other solutions have been tried to varying success, but there are also plenty of instances where there's no solution at all. That will apparently continue to be the case in the upcoming Valve online card game Artifact.

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Valve’s Gabe Newell Teased New Single-Player Games, Portal and Half-Life Movies in His AMA

Are you still there?

The anticipated sequel to Valve's 2004 game, Half-Life 2, has left fans waiting for so long that it's long since become a meme, but some day, it may stop being a joke and become a real game we can play. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell threw some new fuel on the fire in his Reddit AMA, wherein he gave some one-word answers that left the door open on new possibilities for the Half-Life universe.

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Triumph: J.J. Abrams Says to Expect Portal Movie Announcement Real Soon

According to J.J. Abrams, we can likely expect to hear that Portal will be coming to the big screen, the first of Valve's promised movie offerings from way back in 2013.

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LEGO Dimensions Pulls out All the Stops With a New GLaDOS Song


Beware: There are definitely spoilers in this song, so turn back now if you don't want your LEGO Dimensions Portal experience tainted. If, on the other hand, minor spoilers don't bother you, simply assume the party escort submission position, and we'll get started.

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Things We Saw Today: Hayao Miyazaki’s Easter Eggs. Everywhere.

Does this mean all the movies are in the same universe or something?

What do Studio Ghibli and Pixar have in common? Easter eggs. Self-referential easter eggs everywhere.

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Late To The Game: Puzzling Through Portal 2 For The First Time

So much Sassy Wheatley!

Next up on my shameful, shameful catch up of games I didn’t play is Portal 2, chosen by you, dear readers and best of friends – and can I just say you have not disappointed me so far. But I have very much disappointed myself – what honestly took me so long?!

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Huge, Record-Breaking Dota 2 Tournament Set for Madison Square Garden During NY Comic Con

"The geek shall inherit the Earth." -The Bible, I think.

Continuing the unstoppable conquest of eSports, Valve's Dota 2 will be played in the largest in-person eSports event ever held on the East coast during the New York Super Week of New York Comic-Con in October. The finals of the ESL One global Dota 2 tournament will be played out live in front of thousands of spectators at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Steam Sale Day 9 Is Here With GTA IV, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Octodad, Deus Ex, and More!

What's the exchange rate with galactic credits?

Today's Steam Summer Sale deals are live with big price cuts on all of GTA IVDeus EX, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II for only $3.39! Take a look at the rest of the deals below.

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The Steam Summer Sale Is Now in Day 8 With Deals on Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed, and More!

Now they're just mocking us.

Today's Steam Summer Sale is a big one! There are major price cuts on Left 4 Dead 2Assassin's Creed IV, and Civilization V in the daily deals! Not to mention Star Wars Battlefront II in the community's choice section for only $3.39.

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Day 7 of the Steam Summer Sale Is Here With More Offers You Can’t Refuse

I hope your wallet holds more than 255 rupees.

The Steam Summer Sale still has a few more days to go for you to build up a big enough game library to last until the big fall releases you're waiting for, so take a look at today's deals. Run your own space program with Kerbal Space Program, or grab Batman: Arkham Origins at 75% . And Tomb Raider is back for $5!

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Steam Summer Sale Has Entered Day 6 If You Still Have Any Money Left

Or any more room left in your back catalog.

Not since the paper boy in Better off Dead gave up on his two dollars has someone tried so hard to get a few bucks, but the Steam Summer Sale is doing an admirable job of emptying our pockets by mere dollars at a time. Day six is here with new daily deals and flash sales including a hefty discount on Darksiders II if you missed it the first time around.

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Portal Games Get an Honest Trailer, and a 3-Year-Old Girl Plays Portal 2 Like a Boss

In an honest trailer, is the cake still a lie?

The Portal games are great, but they're also pretty short (and fairly similar), so this Honest Trailer team up from Smosh Games and Screen Junkies takes a look at both of them. And, in keeping with the theme of things in pairs and honest reactions, there's a bonus video of a 3-year-old girl playing Portal 2 better than a lot of full grown adults I know after the jump.

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Hold Tight Your Wallets, If Wallets You Hold Dear: The Steam Summer Sale is Upon Us

The time has come to wake and run, and not give way to fear.

My fellow gamers. It is time.

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The Valve-Themed Super Smash Bros. Of Our Dreams

For monster

Know this going in: It's not real. This is a fan-made video by YouTube user crazyhalo, and it exists only in our fondest imaginings. That's for the best. If this game were a thing, I would never get anything done. Dibs on Chell.

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Smash Bros. With Valve Characters Looks Incredibly Fun

I will wreck all of you with Chell. Valve, how can we make this happen?

I have made no secret of my love of Smash Bros., but the concept doesn't always work when applied to other companies' mascots. So, I don't know if it's the shot-for-shot remake of the epic Smash Bros. Melee opening or what, but I desperately want this Valve edition to be a real thing that I can play.

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Check Out “Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game,” Or In Other Words, A Portal Board Game

The uncooperative cake is a lie.

A board game based on Valve's Portal franchise sounds really interesting and this fall, Cryptozoic Entertainment plans to release the game, which they have named "Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game."

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We’ve Got a Team Fortress 2-Themed Snowball Fight Thanks to the Recent Extreme Cold [Video]

We're going to be watching our backs for that sniper.

While we were all huddling for warmth indoors, Corridor Digital was braving the Mars-cold temperatures to bring us a snowy version of the awesome Team Fortress 2 character promo videos from Valve. So, let's go, Team Fortress modders. How soon can we get a playable version of this?

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Control Video Games With Your Butt and Mouth Because Valve Says You Can Now

At least your butt will finally have a chance to prove you're not a lazy-ass, right?

Valve has produced a lot of important innovations in the gaming industry. They also built a gamepad you control with your butt. They're calling it a "posture-based game controller," but come on. That's a butt joystick, and you know it, Valve.

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Watch the Very First Steam Controller Demonstration [Video]

Okay, there might be something to this lack of joysticks.

In all the excitement over New York Comic Con this weekend we happened to completely miss this fascinating play-through footage of the Steam controller, which Valve announced a few weeks ago. Yeah, we still think it looks like a robot face, but the double trackpads actually look pretty neat.

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Things We Saw Today: A Captain Picard Quilt

Things We Saw Today

As long as you have this quilt by Candy Coated Quilts you can say you're sleeping with Sir Patrick Stewart and it will only kind of be a lie. (Nerd Approved)

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