Valve Clarifies They are Not VAC Banning Linux Users with catbot as a Username

Valve capped off the holidays with a massive wave of banhammer strikes targeting users of the Team Fortress 2 botting software catbot. Initial reports on GitHub alleged that anyone running Linux with username catbot would be issued a VAC ban. The username is commonly used in tutorials for setting up the botting software on Linux. New Year’s Day was marred with a bit of confusion and understa...

Update Released for Team Fortress 2

Even with the latest Steam project involving Linux, Valve still is able to provide us with an impressive new update for Team Fortress 2. The update should be automatically installed when you start up Team Fortress 2. The major changes include: Happy Smissmas 2013! All Players who play TF2 during the event will receive a Gift-Stuffed Stocking! Stockings contain goodies for good little Mercenaries. ...

PAX Aus Indie Spotlight: Studio Grow

PAX Australia was an amazing opportunity for local Indie developers to show their heart felt titles to a massive audience. They were treated like established game companies with their own professional booths and a large portion of the show floor. I throughly enjoyed talking to some of the developers at these booths and getting a real feel for what they were all about and what games they had create...

Surgeon Simulator 2013/Team Fortress 2 Crossover Released

Bossa Studios collaborated with Valve to create a new trailer advertising Surgeon Simulator 2013‘s new update, making the game the latest Team Fortress 2 crossover. Players will now be able to operate on The Heavy as The Medic. The update is free for all owners of the game on Steam. Surgeon Simulator 2013 sprang from a small game developed in the 48 hour Global Indie Game Jam in January. The...

Team Fortress 2 Balloonicorn Goes Plushie

Valve is releasing a new plush toy. Gaya Entertainment and Valve will be collaborating to release the Balloonicorn Plush. For those who don’t follow Valve’s fantastic Meet the Team videos, the Balloonicorn is a pink balloon shaped like a unicorn that happily dances away in the derranged psychopath The Pyro’s delusion world. The Balloonicorn Plush is available for £24.99 and comes...

Team Fortress 2 Adds New Co-op Mode Mann vs. Machine

After so many years of warring between each other it looks like the Blue and Red factions have finally decided to put aside their differences and battle against a common enemy:  the Machines.  Valve’s renowned “most fun you can have online” game Team Fortress 2 Mann vs. Machine is now available as a TF2 update on Steam and ready to transform the fields of battle into junkyards. M vs. M is a 6 play...

Hero Academy on Steam!

Robot Entertainment will be teaming up with Valve next month to make their hit mobile game Hero Academy available on Steam! Hero Academy is a tactical strategy/battle game playable on the iOS. It is free to download from the app store and features more content that you can pay for in game with real currency. These items mainly consist of avatars and team expansions that allow you to play as differ...

Rumour: Team Fortress Animated Series?

If EA and Activision are the game industry equivalents of the loud, shallow, attention-seeking people at the party, then Valve is the cool one that sits in the background, not saying much, but has people hanging on their every word when they do speak. In the last couple of days Valve has cleared their throat, ready to say something interesting no doubt, and people are already leaning in. Team Fort...

100 Games You Must Play – Part 9

Let’s take a trip back in time: right back to the old days of December 2011, when this segment was supposed to be finishing up. What was the world like back then? What games did our ancestors need to play? Has the list changed in the months since? No. No it hasn’t. But hey, why stop our terrible time travel analogy there. This list contains a trip back to the seventies to one of the fi...

Wear your favorite Team Fortress 2 character in Saints Row: The Third

Fans of Team Fortress 2 love their hats. They love them so much they will be willing to pay outrageous amounts of money just to receive a certain hat. But what about Saints Row: The Third gamers? Well they will be getting some special masks added into their game completely free through an automatic update on January 17. The masks players will receive can be seen above, a whole set of Team Fortress...

Manniversary Update celebrated for Team Fortress 2

A year ago Valve intorduced a store system in Team Fortress 2 which made it so players could buy virtual items for real world money, which also allowed players to create their own items on the game and make their own money from would-by buyers. Besides buying things for money they could also make trades with other players. This update adds in the Steam Workshop, a feature designed specifically for...

Preview: Gotham City Impostors

You know what they say: when the bat’s away, the crazies will play… or something like that. That’s loosely the premise of WB Games’ upcoming team shooter, Gotham City Impostors. A couple of us here at Capsule were lucky enough to get into the beta over the weekend to get our vigilante on. The game takes the Joker’s infamous advice, and employs a “not-so-serious” approach to itself – a nice contras...

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