Steam Adds $100 Fee to Greenlight

Steam Greenlight Fee

In a much needed move, Steam has decided to add a $100 listing fee to all Greenlight submissions. The issue with Greenlight up to this point has been the myriad of fake games, games people would like to see on Steam, and jokes submitted. The whole platform itself is supposed to be a tool that developers can use to have their game added to Steam – not a running wishlist for people who want Minecraft or Mass Effect 3 on Steam. If you’re a game developer and are serious about getting your game released on Steam, a $100 fee isn’t going to stand in your way, and the new requirement will cut down on all the clutter and noise.


Diaspora: Shattered Armistice


Diaspora is an episodic-release single and multiplayer space fighter combat game set in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica universe. For those of you who are fans of both Battlestar Galactica and space-flight sims, this will be right up your alley. Since it’s built on the FreeSpace Open Engine, it’ll run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are installation guides as well as some screenshots and known issues/bugs on the release thread over at If you’re interested, go ahead and download it because if it goes the way of other BSG simulators like Nexus BSG then it’ll probably be receiving a Cease & Desist. Go grab it!


DOTA2 International Championships

2012 Dota2 International Championships

This past weekend was the Dota2 International Championships. Dozens of teams from around the world competed in Seattle, WA for a chance at a million dollars. LGD, Evil Geniuses and others were expected to play very well over the course of the weekend.


After several impressive matches and a 4 to 1 victory in the Grand Final, Invictus Gaming took the first place prize of $1,000,000 and NaVi, who was the crowd favorite, took second place an a hefty $250,000 home with them. You can watch the Grand Final matches here and you can watch other matches from the Winners Bracket and the Losers Bracket also. If you’re sitting there wondering what Dota2 is or shrugging it off because you don’t really know how the game is played and haven’t paid it any attention as a result, check out this Dota2 for Dummies guide on Reddit. If you plan on watching any Dota2 and want to get involved, go ahead and grab the Spectator Client on steam and start watching some matches.