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Information on Valve’s new project coming soon

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Rumors have been circulating for a  long time about a gaming console to come from gaming’s giant Valve, and now the rumors have been confirmed.

The ‘Steam Box,’ the unofficial title, will be announced at the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 8 to January 11. The company Xi3 has reported that they have received an investment from Valve and is developing the hardware which will ultimately run the Valve software, most likely a more specialized version of Valve’s already released ‘Big Picture’ mode for Steam.

The console will be housed in a chassis similar to that pictured above, which is about the size of a grapefruit and will be able to fit in the palm of your hand. More information will be revealed with the opening of the Consumers Electronic Show.

‘Counterstrike’ to go free-to-play this weekend

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In celebration of the Electronics Sports World Cup happening this weekend, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, the sequel to one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time, is going free to play this weekend.

The game will be available for anyone to play from October 31 at 10am to November 4 at 1pm PST.

“The ESWC is the first major tournament featuring CS:GO and shows that CS:GO is taking over in major tournaments everywhere,” Valve said in a post on their blog. “We start with France this weekend and next up in November – CS:GO will be in Sweden at DreamHack Winter with a prize pool over $45,000!”

Valve also teased that they might put the game on sale following the free weekend. Counterstrike: Global Offensive is usually $14.99 and is available on both Mac and PC.

Written by John Schwartz

October 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm