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Dota 2
It's barely news, I know: Valve just sent out a sneaky 7 o'clock press release formally declaring Dota 2 free to play. Like League of Legends and nearly every other MOBA known to man, it'll supported by microtransactions.

More noteworthy is the confirmation that Dota 2 will utilize Steam Workshop, and that, like TF2, the Dota Store will be putting player-made items on sale. A few are on sale now, actually—the "Early Access Bundle." "The opening of the Dota Store is a big part of our final push to launch," said IceFrog, design lead on Dota 2.

Dota 2 will release on PC later this year, Valve says. Expect a big coming-out party for the game during The International at PAX Prime.
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dota 2 free
Unusually close to our bedtime, Valve has launched Dota 2's microtransaction shop as it formally declares the game free to play. Click here to read the fancy Dota 2 Store announcement page.

We expected Dota 2 to be a free-to-play game—that's barely news. But more noteworthy is the confirmation that all of the game's playable heroes will be free with no limitations, that Dota 2 will utilize Steam Workshop, and that, like TF2, the Dota Store will be putting player-made items on sale. 67 items are in Dota 2's section of the Steam Workshop now, and almost 200 are in the Dota Store.

Dota 2 will release on PC later this year, Valve says. Expect a big coming-out party for the game during The International at PAX Prime.
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added The Surgeon's Side Satchel
  • Added new promotional items
  • Updated The Stickybomb Jumper

    • Players with this weapon equipped cannot carry the intelligence
  • Updated The Rocket Jumper
    • Attributes now match The Stickybomb Jumper
    • Players with this weapon equipped cannot carry the intelligence
    • Updated the model and material
  • Updated The Enforcer
    • +20% damage bonus while undisguised
    • -20% firing speed
    • No random criticals
  • Updated The Last Breath to fix some clipping issues
  • Updated the localization files
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Added The Surgeon's Side Satchel
  • Added new promotional items
  • Updated The Stickybomb Jumper
    • Players with this weapon equipped cannot carry the intelligence
  • Updated The Rocket Jumper
    • Attributes now match The Stickybomb Jumper
    • Players with this weapon equipped cannot carry the intelligence
    • Updated the model and material
  • Updated The Enforcer
    • +20% damage bonus while undisguised
    • -20% firing speed
    • No random criticals
  • Updated The Last Breath to fix some clipping issues
  • Updated the localization files
May 24, 2012
TF2 Blog
Voting on the most recent map contest at TF2Maps.net is now on! Your help is needed to determine the top three of the 27 entries. With all sorts of interesting dynamic elements available in these maps you should download them and give them a play and vote for your favorite. All the details, and a trailer, are available on the contest website.

May 21, 2012
TF2 Blog
Six players, six pans, and various food items. Mix. You've got the recipe for competition in this new Ready Steady Pan tournament. There are some ground rules in addition to pans but you probably stopped reading at "pan" and started organizing your teams.

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fatal engine errors are now written to the server log file
  • Added sv_lowedict_threshold and sv_lowedict_action which allow the engine to take action before running out of free edicts
    • Possible values for sv_lowedict_action are: 0 - no action, 1 - warn to log file, 2 - attempt to restart the game, if applicable, 3 - restart the map, 4 - go to the next map in the map cycle

Team Fortress 2
  • Added The Sneaky Spats of Sneaking
  • Added new promotional items
  • Added koth_badlands to eligible quickplay maps
  • Added changelevel_next server command which changes to the next map in the map cycle
  • Added mp_restartgame_immediate ConVar which has the same effect as mp_restartgame without a delay
  • Fixed The Manmelter using the wrong muzzle flash effect
  • Fixed The Frying Pan not being positioned correctly for some classes
TF2 Blog
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:
Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Fatal engine errors are now written to the server log file
  • Added sv_lowedict_threshold and sv_lowedict_action which allow the engine to take action before running out of free edicts
    • Possible values for sv_lowedict_action are: 0 - no action, 1 - warn to log file, 2 - attempt to restart the game, if applicable, 3 - restart the map, 4 - go to the next map in the map cycle
Team Fortress 2
  • Added The Sneaky Spats of Sneaking
  • Added new promotional items
  • Added koth_badlands to eligible quickplay maps
  • Added changelevel_next server command which changes to the next map in the map cycle
  • Added mp_restartgame_immediate ConVar which has the same effect as mp_restartgame without a delay
  • Fixed The Manmelter using the wrong muzzle flash effect
  • Fixed The Frying Pan not being positioned correctly for some classes
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed older replays/demos not correctly displaying certain particle systems
TF2 Blog
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:
  • Fixed older replays/demos not correctly displaying certain particle systems
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