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Steam Charts: Four Honor

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week. Warning: we have reached Peak Charts. Peak Charts warning. Containment about to be breached. Please evacuate the premises. … [visit site to read more]

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| 2/21/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
The best pro gaming to watch this weekend

The League of Legends LCS continues to dominate the headlines at the moment, but there are actually a fair few other events taking place this weekend. There’s plenty of action from the CS:GO: DreamHack Masters to the Heroes of the Storm: Global Championship. We even have the Hearthstone Winter Playoffs to look forward to. All the details on this weekend’s events can be found below.L

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| 2/17/17 in PC Gamer
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive learning to take on bots

It looks like Valve are experimenting with machine learning to deal with cheating in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site]. The snippet of insight comes from a Reddit thread about spinbots in Valve’s first-person shooter. The gist is that Valve are investigating using an artificial intelligence system capable of constantly retraining itself to spot cheaters and try to stay ahead

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| 2/16/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Valve wants to take a 'machine learning' approach to Counter-Strike anti-cheat

Anti-cheat software has a lot of weight to pull in the modern age, with few major games going to market without some form of online competitive mode. Detecting and smiting cheaters is a thankless task too, with most folk ignoring anti-cheat technology unless it stops working effectively. Typically enough, Valve has a new approach in mind.During a discussion on the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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| 2/15/17 in PC Gamer
Steam Charts: Conangratulations

‘Til all are one, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the ten games which sold best on Steam last week. It’s one of those ‘just copied and pasted all the HTML from last week’ kind of weeks. This is GOOD because I am lazy but BAD because there is little new to say. Fortunately, I’ve brought a friend along with me this time. … [visit site to read

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| 2/14/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
What it takes to be a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive observer

Photo credit: Heather 'sapphiRe' Garozzo As the bombastic opening to last month’s ELEAGUE Major demonstrated, esports have come a long way since the LAN parties of the ‘90s. Within this developing environment, more and more unique careers are emerging. While CS:GO’s casters and analysts rival even the players in popularity, a further selection of vital backstage roles are only

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| 2/7/17 in PC Gamer
Steam Charts: All About The Johnsons

By the power of Grayskull, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! These are the games which sold best on Steam last week. It’s all gone a bit 2015-2016 in here again, I’m afraid, but fortunately cavalry of a sort arrives in the pendulous form of some big ol’ swingin’ dicks. … [visit site to read more]

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| 2/7/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive moves Dust2 out of rotation in favour of revamped Inferno

Last year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Inferno map was given a fresh lick of paint before being offered to players to test out and file feedback. Check out our 'before and after' Inferno slider gallery over here to this end, and know that said makeover has now led Inferno to replace the game's renowned Dust2 arena—with the latter being removed from Active Duty. D

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| 2/6/17 in PC Gamer
Burn, baby, burn: Inferno replaces Dust2 in CS:GO

Valve has announced that the iconic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [official site] map, Dust2 will be removed from active duty and replaced with the Inferno map. Dust2 will still be playable, but it exists as a separate map group for the casual and deathmatch game modes. As a result of this swap, you’ll no longer see Dust2 in professional esports tournaments. … [visit site to read m

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| 2/6/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Steam Charts: Incumbent Malice

Great Odin’s beard, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! That is to say, the ten games which sold best on Steam last week. This week: new entries, old favourites, and a very dirty house indeed. … [visit site to read more]

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| 1/31/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Valve crack down on Team Fortress 2 skin gambling

Valve have started cracking down more on sites using Team Fortress 2 [official site] items as chips in virtual gaming. Last year they focused on skin gambling with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive items, amidst scandals, more scandals, and lawsuits. Even the Washington State Gambling Commission got involved, ordering Valve to shut it all down. While Valve don’t run any of t

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| 1/30/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
The best pro gaming to watch this weekend

This weekend, all eyes will be on the CS:GO ELEAGUE Major as the world’s best teams battle it out in Atlanta for their chance to win $1,000,000. There’s plenty to watch, from top-tier Overwatch to the League of Legends EU and NA Spring split. We even have some top quality from the Heroes of the Storm: Global Championship. All the details on this weekend’s events can be found

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| 1/27/17 in PC Gamer
Steam Charts: The Awakening

Heavens to Murgatroyd, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! That is to say, the ten games which sold best on Steam last week. After a string of backwards-looking weeks, it’s beginning to look a lot like 2017 at last. … [visit site to read more]

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| 1/24/17 in Rock, Paper, Shotgun
CS:GO pro wastes entire enemy team in impressive 4v1 face-off

As James Busby noted in his best pro gaming weekend preview, the group stages for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's biggest pro tourney of the year so far—the ELEAGUE Major—kicked off yesterday. Top prize is $1,000,000 (over £803,000), which is probably why players are pulling out all the stops ahead of the competition's January 27 playoffs. Players such as Team

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| 1/23/17 in PC Gamer
The best pro gaming to watch this weekend

The World Electronic Sports Games wrapped up in China this week, with Team EnVyUs taking home the $800,000 prize by defeating Team Kinguin in the CS:GO final. We even got to see TNC Pro Team defeat Cloud9 in the Dota 2 finals. It’s certainly been a busy start to 2017 and we’re not slowing down yet. There’s plenty to watch, from top-tier League of Legends to the CS:GO: ELEAGUE

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| 1/20/17 in PC Gamer