Valve has introduced paid mods to the Steam Workshop, allowing potential creators to benefit and earn money from their creations. At least that is the intention, instead the platform will only allow uploaders to take 25-percent of the total sale price; a massive difference from the 85-percent earnings creators can get from selling cosmetic items on Dota 2 (which incidentally is also owned by Valve).
League of Legends developer Riot Games has decided to show off picture of its new office on the edge of West Los Angeles. The office is really more of campus inspired by LoL, as well as space for both work and play. There is also a cyber-cafe style setup for late night gaming sessions.
Valve has opened a beta test for two factor authentication login on its Android and iOS apps. The Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator works similar to Blizzards Battle.net authenticator in that it will provide codes to a user to input while logging in. Of course, this could potentially mean it has the same problems as the Battle.net authenticator.
Corsair recently rebranded their gaming division, bringing along a new logo and a more straightforward name – Corsair Gaming. The Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser RGB Gaming Mouse is one of the new products spawned under the redesigned Corsair Gaming division.
It is a gaming mouse with an 8,200 dpi laser sensor, Omron switches, 8-programmable buttons, sold for RM269 inclusive of GST. Is it a gaming mouse that is worth the bang for buck, or is it just another overpriced gaming product?
Performance enhancing drugs have long been a problem with athletes, although it has mainly been confined to events that require physical prowess. However, a recent report alleges that some eSports athletes are also turning to prescription medicines that enhance their ability to play video games.
The fifth series of the Dota 2 International returns as the top Dota teams from around the world once again fight for the Aegis of Champions. The Dota 2 tournament will be happening from the 3rd to 8th August 2015 in KeyArena, Seattle. Tickets for the grand Dota 2 event will go on sale tomorrow (28 March 2015) via ticketing agent, Ticketmaster.
Mineski has announced an open registration for the Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Season 7 (MPGL), which started late last night and will close at midnight tonight. The Malaysian qualifier for the league starts at 1pm tomorrow, with a US$50,000 (about RM183,000) prize pool there isn’t much time for teams to get in on the action.
YouTube has yet again set its sights on Twitch, but this time instead of acquiring it, the massive video hosting site is working hard on competing against it. Previously, YouTube made efforts to acquire Twitch, and was even prepared to pay more than $1 billion (about RM3.66 billion). However, the deal was turned down by Twitch due to ‘antitrust concerns’.