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Valve Complete Pack
You can download the software for your PC or Mac, or just run it off of the deviantART page since that didn't seem to work for me.
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Forget lithographs or coffee mugs. You need to get this. It's a replica Portal Gun signed by the development team. All proceeds go to charity (Child's Play). And at time of posting, it's on eBay for a surprisingly reasonable price of $760.
Considering the worth of something like that to super-fans, and the place your money is ending up, that's a steal.
Dec 19, 2012
One of the neat things about Dota 2 is that you can download "Announcer Packs" that change the voice of the in-game announcer to any of a number of other characters.
This one may take the cake—Supergiant games has contributed a Bastion Announcer Pack to the game. I haven't used it, but it sounds like for $9.99, you can now have your Dota 2 game announced by Bastion's narrator Rucks. Which is amazing.
Bastion Announcer Pack [Dota 2 Store]
Dec 18, 2012
Photography student David A. Reeves likes video games and movies with guns in them. So he's found an awesome way to combine all three, crafting intricate little silhouettes of game and movie scenes out of paper then taking photos of them.
If you think the results look a lot like Limbo, that's cool, he's got several images based on the atmospheric platformer. But his settings for Half-Life, Thief, Dark Souls and Aliens are pretty great too.
You can see more images, as well as some neat "making of" shots, below.
Bless map editors. They make wonderful things possible—wonderful things that normally couldn't exist.
These maps hail from franchises like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Counter-Strike. The one above is Nuketown. Here are the rest:
There is one more map to check out, here.
This looks really rad—if I was playing Far Cry 3 on PC, I'd play these. Alas, console gaming. I can't even take the HUD off my copy of Far Cry 3... not yet, anyway.
It's 1:1 scale, and as you can see from the prototype below, lights up as well. Since this is the same company behind the replica Portal guns, you could probably expect some sound effects as well.
The winners were announced over the course of last week, with the very best not only set to appear in the game's next update, but as is Steam Workshop policy the creators will all be getting a cut of paid download sales.
The overall winner was Danidem and Hunter's "Rider of the Storm" mount for Disruptor, but I'm quite partial to Sniper's chappish "Tally Ho" set as well.
Disruptor, the overall winner.