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Eskimo Malware Targets Twitch And Steam

A serious malware problem with the online video game streaming service , also involving Steam, has been discovered and Twitch users are being warned to be extra vigilant when using the platform. The issue was brought to the public's attention in a post on the website of Finnish internet security firm F-Secure on Friday September 12. F-Secure said they had received a report from "a concerned user" that the malware was appearing on the Twitch site's chat feature.


Related Topix: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Video Games

Fri Sep 12, 2014

F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog

A Twitch of Fate: Gamers Shamelessly Wiped Clean is a video gaming focused live streaming platform. It has more than 50 million viewers and was acquired by in August for nearly a billion dollars.


Related Topix: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Video Games

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Overclockers Club

Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Infecting Steam September 23

Last month, Nexon announced that it was bringing free-to-play Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies to Steam in Q3 2014. The Steam store page popped up today, and with it came the reveal of its release date: September 23. The game offers some classic Counter-Strike gameplay along with a slew of additional gameplay modes, new guns, new maps, and new characters: the game is more than just about zombies, with over twenty different modes to choose from in both PvP and PvE flavors; there are more guns at your disposal, along with crafting; there are over 60 maps, including classic maps from Counter-Strike ; and female characters join the previously male-dominated roster, along with playable zombies.


Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games

See How 'World of Warcraft' Pays Tribute to Robin Williams in Newest Expansion

The late comedian Robin Williams loved video games. He named his only daughter after the princess in Nintendo's Legend of Zelda games.


Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Video Games, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Aladdin, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Sierra Entertainment, Half-Life


Reinventing the Science Fair with Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Lisa: I definitely think that the digital media provides a different way of looking at the content. The thing that I love the most about the Puzzle Maker and my algebra students especially just loved was, we were talking about parabolas and we were talking about vertical motion and then we built it and they got to go in the game and experience it.


Related Topix: Puzzle+, Video Games, Portal

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

TemeculaTEMECULA: Guests get in 'toon at cosplay event

She and Moramarco expanded the festival this year, moving it to a new, larger venue and welcoming more than 30 vendors who sold everything from prints to sketches and wigs to jewelry. Moramarco is a graphic artist and cartoonist who has been teaching art through the Temecula Community Services Department for about 20 years.


Related Topix: Temecula, CA, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Portal, Video Games

Thu Sep 04, 2014


New Heroes Join League of Legends and Dota 2 - IGN Arena

With Techies coming to Dota 2 and Azir joining League of Legends , IGN Arena hosts Mitch Dyer, Kyle O'Connor, James Faulkner, and Brian Albert discuss the major changes these additions could bring. Other topics in IGN Arena Episode 11 include a viewer's question about the impossible lingo in the MOBA scene, and we wonder how to best introduce a total newcomer to the overwhelming world of Dota 2 , League of Legends , and more.


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Digital Trends

Lenovo's Erazer X315 offers gamers on a budget a sub-$1,000 AMD-powered desktop

PC gaming systems are generally expensive, even if you decide to build one yourself.


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Uncensored Left 4 Dead 2 Rated in Australia Half A Decade Later

The Australian Classification Board has awarded the uncensored version of first-person zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 with an R18+ rating five years after its initial release, according to a listing on the body's website.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, X360

Inside Mac Games

Portal 2 Comes To MGS

Mac Game Store has added Valve 's Portal 2 first person action puzzler to its list of titles available for purchase and download.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Thu Aug 28, 2014


Dreamworks Dad is back with video game-inspired 'Action Movie Kid - Volume 2'

Daniel Hashimoto, the Dreamwork After Effects artist who put his son in The Matrix and sent him through time is back with a new series of well-realized imaginings with Action Movie Kid - Volume 2 .


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Escapist

Valve Ranks First for Most Desired Game Company to Work for

The 2014 IGDA Developer Satisfaction Survey listed Valve Software as the number one company developers would like to work for, above their own company.


Related Topix: Portal, Video Games, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead

Entrepreneur Magazine

Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon's interest in the video game world is taking a huge step forward with Monday's $970 million deal to buy game streaming service Twitch Interactive.


Related Topix: Game., Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Portal, Microsoft Xbox, X360

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Valve Characters Are Coming to Super Time Force Ultra

Three new characters from both Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead will be packaged in with Super Time Force Ultra when it releases next week on Steam, developer Capybara Games revealed today on its website .


Related Topix: Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Video Games, The, Deep Silver


Evolve Beta Xbox One Exclusive, Release Date in January

The Xbox One may be lagging behind PS4 in sales, but Microsoft is getting some nice exclusives to try to reverse that trend.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead, Microsoft Xbox


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Celebrates Anniversary with Exploding Chickens

Dragon Age: Inquisition producer Cameron Lee has become a fixture here at AusGamers.


Related Topix: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Video Games, Electronic Arts, BioWare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Resident Evil, Capcom

Thu Aug 21, 2014

[H]ard OCP

The Ten Most Desirable Video Game Companies to Work For

The top ten list of most desirable video game companies to work for is out and the company perched atop the list is none other than Valve.


Related Topix: Half-Life 3, Video Games

Wed Aug 20, 2014


3 million people watched the ESL Counter Strike finals last week

Newsbrief : The eSports League recorded peak concurrent viewer figures of more than 400,000 people for last week's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition at Gamescom.


Related Topix: The Counter-Strike Team, Counter-Strike, Video Games, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Game developers would most like to work for Valve, survey finds

An Independent Game Developers Association survey of more than 2200 developers asked participants for their most desirable publishers and developers, and Valve came out on top - ahead of "my own company".


Related Topix: Dota 2, Video Games, Kirkland, WA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Ars Technica

Analyst: Downloadable titles make up 92% of PC games market

Anyone paying vague attention to the PC games market has long known that it's a space dominated by downloadable titles.


Related Topix: Payday 2, 505 Games, Video Games, Overkill Software, Dota 2