AI beats top ‘Dota 2’ players in one-on-one matches

Artificial intelligence isn't just good at playing Go -- it can also emerge victorious in the eSports arena. The Elon Musk-backed OpenAI team has developed a machine learning system that has beaten "many" of the best pro Dota 2 players in one-on-one...

Valve reveals ‘Artifact,’ the official ‘Dota’ card game

Tonight, during Valve's "The International" Dota 2 esports tournament the company announced it's making a spinoff card game associated with its popular MOBA. Other than its name, Artifact, a brief teaser trailer and a release window of 2018, we didn'...

TBS to air four-part docuseries on ‘Dota 2’ tournament competitors

Turner Broadcasting announced today that TBS will air a four part documentary about players preparing for and competing in this year's The International Dota 2 Championships. The series is produced by Turner's eSports branch ELEAGUE, which started ai...

How Valve inspired Neill Blomkamp to start his own movie studio

Neill Blomkamp has a question: "If you could break apart films and treat them a little bit more like software, what would that look like?" Whether it's blindly following Amazon Instant recommendations or waiting for a film to hit Netflix instead of...

Valve bans 40,000 cheating accounts after the Steam Summer Sale

More than 40,000 disingenuous gamers lost access to their games, items -- and in some cases, their entire accounts -- last weekend after the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system flagged them for violations. No, that's not a typo, 40,411 players have been ni...