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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Furious
    +2 +1

    This sounds like one hell of a Steam sale

    Everything* is 20 percent off on Steam *—The game called "Everything." Other games sold separately.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +4 +1

    Stardew Valley 1.2 is out on PC!

    At long last, Stardew Valley is available to play in seven different languages; English, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian-Portuguese! While localization is the biggest new feature, 1.2 also includes some controller improvements and important bug fixes. Check the patch notes below!

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +11 +1

    Steam Summer Sale 2017 Dates Revealed

    The Steam Summer Sale 2017 dates have been revealed. June 22nd to July 5th. Mark your calendars and maybe hide your wallets as Steam gets ready to slash it’s prices once again. The leak comes from a Valve email to developers as per the usual leak. The date is only one and a half months away. Many believe the sales have been a bit lackluster in recent years due to the removal of the Flash Sales. However, they had to be removed thanks to the new refund system.

  • Interactive
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +19 +1

    Humble Indie Bundle 18

    Pay what you want for awesome indie games and support charity!

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by tukka
    +7 +1

    Destiny 2 on PC will skip Steam and use Blizzard’s Battle.net service instead

    Destiny 2 players on PC will have to install the Blizzard launcher if they wish to play the game. Announced today during the Destiny 2 livestream, Activision-Blizzard will skip using Announced today during the Destiny 2 livestream, Activision-Blizzard will skip using Steam for the PC version, as it has opted to make use of its service formerly known as Battle.net instead. It makes sense when you think about it, even though Activision offers it PC games on Steam, it’s likely more convenient to use its own service – not to mention Destiny is all about the server-side progression.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by larylin
    +12 +1

    Bohemia’s tactical multiplayer shooter, Argo, will be available for free to everyone on June 22nd

    Bohemia Interactive today revealed that its new tactical first-person multiplayer shooter, Argo, will be launched on June 22nd for free to everyone on Steam. Argo features a variety of multiplayer game modes, a weapon and gear unlock system, leaderboards, a scenario editor, and more. The announcement of Argo’s release date is supported by new screenshots that can be viewed below.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by hiihii
    +12 +1

    The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development

    In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration—one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just a few planets, they said, what if you could explore hundreds?

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by xXwraithXx
    +21 +1

    Obscure Steam games and digging for Hidden Gems

    Looking through Steam game data for little-known but highly-rated games, seeing what can be found and how common it really is to have a great game that doesn't sell.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by larylin
    +4 +1

    Bungie talks “no recoil on guns on PC” in Destiny 2

    Unlike the original game, Destiny 2 is coming to PC. We’ve played it on PC in all its 4K glory, and the PC port of Destiny 2 is a thing of beauty. It’s a smoother experience on PC than on console (courtesy of 60fps on 4K screens, with the option for unlocked frame-rates on non-4K screens), and for PC aficionados, pulling off headshots is a breeze thanks to mouse aiming.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +1 +1

    Rumour: Mass Effect Andromeda’s Story DLC has been Cancelled

    I think it’s fair to say that Mass Effect: Andromeda did not have the impact anyone had hoped. The divisive space opera RPG was not as well received by critics or fans of the series as previous games. It’s put a great big question mark over the future of a once great franchise. It looks like there may be more bad news for fans on the horizon.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    Steam just keeps growing according to a presentation Valve did recently, UI update is coming

    I knew Steam would be growing, but I didn't think it would be growing that quickly. By the looks of it, since 2015 they're about 2.4 million away from doubling the concurrent users record. It might sound like a lot, but they've already gone from 8.4 to 14 million.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by canuck
    +14 +1

    No one will sell No One Lives Forever, so let’s download it

    No One Lives Forever, and its sequel A Spy In HARM’s Way, are infamously unavailable. Through the meticulous horrors of ownership rights across multiple publishers, and an apparent unwillingness by any involved to see it resolved, it’s not possible to buy either classic game anywhere. Well guess what – there’s a way to get them anyway, and we super-encourage you to do so.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by bradd
    +13 +1

    Friday the 13th fans furious as studio moves on to new game

    Friday the 13th: The Game developer Illfonic has been accused by fans of abandoning the title in favour of its new project Dead Alliance. Illfonic quietly announced in May it was working on the new first-person zombie shooter, due for release 29th August, but the majority of Friday the 13th fans did not realise at the time.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rexall
    +14 +1

    New Skyrim mod uses AI to make NPCs more autonomous

    Computer science researchers at North Carolina State University and Universidade de Lisboa have created a new tool for Skyrim that makes NPCs more autonomous and reactive. The tool, called CIF-CK, is an artificial intelligence program that uses social behavior models to shape NPC behavior based on how they perceive each other and the player.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +16 +1

    Hellblade’s permadeath is a bluff

    Racing around the internet like burning helheim fire today has been the knowledge that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory’s celt action/thriller, will delete your save file if you die too much. Is it too harsh? Should it be something you can disable? How hard is it anyway? Those are questions for another game because, well, it’s not true.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +1

    Steam has launched over 1,000 games in 7 weeks following Direct introduction

    In June, Valve shuttered its community vote-driven Greenlight initiative after five years of service. In its place came Direct—a system that allows developers the chance to get their games on Steam for a $100 fee. At the time, Valve said this: "With this transition to Steam Direct, we'll be keeping an eye on new submissions and making adjustments as necessary. We aren't quite sure whether there will be a lot more new submissions, just a bit more, or even fewer."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by mariogi
    +12 +1

    Valve Just Announced A New Game, But Don't Get Your Hopes Up

    No, it's not 'Half Life 3.' Valve just announced 'Artifact,' a new card game version of 'Dota 2.'

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by hiihii
    +11 +1

    The indie games are too damn cheap

    An average indie title these days is priced $8.72 on Steam. During the last Summer Sale the price went down to the mind-boggling $4.63 and yet the average sales are at their lowest at 21,000 copies. Small indie titles usually have a smaller audience save for a few outliers. The problem with our approach is that people seem to normalize extremely successful breakout hits while assuming everything that didn’t sell north of a million copies is a complete failure.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +10 +1

    Gigantic's first big update will add a mischievous new hero tomorrow

    Despite all its challenges, Gigantic released last month to some success. The free-to-play hero shooter lost players after an initial surge, but still pulls in around 2,000 concurrents at its peaks. It's not a phenomenon by any means, but somewhere to start—and now the job of growing begins. Enter Gigantic's first major update, Corruption, which will release tomorrow.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by doodlegirl
    +13 +1

    Dota 2 is getting review-bombed because people think it "killed” Half-Life 3

    Dota 2 is getting review-bombed by angry Half-Life fans who believe Valve’s continued support of the MOBA comes at the expense of a third instalment of the beloved series. The Half-Life games are on our list of the best shooters on PC. Why? Well, yesterday we reported how Valve alumni Marc Laidlaw - a former Valve writer who worked on the Half-Life series before becoming the lead writer for Dota 2 - has written a "fanfic" (his words, not mine) blog that gives us an insight into what Episode 3 might have been.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +2 +1

    Dota 2 is getting negative Steam reviews because there's no Half-Life 3

    Last week, former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw posted a synopsis of the Half-Life 2: Episode 3 story he had planned out before the developer distanced itself from its most famous series. Styled as gender-swapped fanfic, it was a fun glimpse into what could have been. But it also reminded some people that they were angry with Valve, and they promptly took to Steam to bomb the user reviews for Dota 2.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +12 +1

    Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer

    A Shadow of War developer who died of cancer has been immortalised as an orc slayer in the game. Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey, who died from a brain tumour last year aged just 43-years-old, appears in Shadow of War as DLC character Forthog Orc-Slayer. If you have the £3.99 DLC, Forthog will on occasion appear to one-hit kill whichever enemy the player character is up against. Think the Mysterious Stranger from the Fallout series.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zritic
    +1 +1

    Lawbreakers Player Count Drops Below 50 on Steam

    We all knew that Cliff Bleszinski’s controversial comments would hurt Lawbreakers but it looks like nothing stops this game from a crash landing right now. As we already reported, the game got below 500 concurrent players just a month after launch, largely thanks to Cliff Bleszinski’s negative comments on Twitter where he stated that you should play Overwatch if you love getting one shotted in games. Now, the game that should have been Overwatch’s competition is going down, and it seems that nothing can reverse the situation now.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +5 +1

    Lucid Games announces free-to-play vehicle action game Switchblade for PS4, PC

    Lucid Games has announced Switchblade, a free-to-play dynamic vehicle action game developed using Unreal Engine 4, coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2018. Sign-ups for the closed beta are available now at the game’s official website. Here’s an overview of the game, via Lucid Games:

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +12 +1

    Asheron’s Call emulator lead explains what went down with the cease-and-desist

    What are lawyers good for? Pouring lemon juice on the open wounds of an MMO community desperately trying to hold on to the remnant of their closed game, apparently. The closure of at least one Asheron’s Call emulator earlier this month was confirmed this week to be what many assumed: a cease-and-desist letter from Warner Bros. One of the main forces behind the emulator projects, a player named Pea, posted an account stating how he initially wrote to WB about the game’s closure and his growing involvement in the emulator scene.

  • Expression
    12 months ago
    by socialiguana
    +2 +1

    SOMA - Two Years Later

    It's over two years since we released SOMA, so it's time for another update on how things have been going. First of all, let's talk about sales. As I've said many times before, sales are not straightforward to count, and the number you come up with is reliant on many different factors. For instance, SOMA was part of the Humble Monthly Bundle, which meant that everybody subscribing to that service was able to download a copy of SOMA. These are not really "sales", so should we count them?

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by funhonestdude
    +2 +1

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) Multiplayer is Back Online

    Widely regarding as one of the greatest Star Wars games ever created, Star Wars Battlefront 2, not to be confused with Star Wars Battlefront 2, was released back in 2005 to widespread fan and critical acclaim. However, the game was the one of the causalities of the GameSpy shutdown and multiplayer for most players ended up being lost. You can still use some workarounds such as Game Ranger but if you don’t want to jump through any hoops, multiplayer no longer works.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by jasont
    +11 +1

    Chinese gamers are review-bombing Kerbal Space Program over a single line of text

    The weaponisation of Steam reviews continues, with Kerbal Space Program the latest victim. The perpetrators: Chinese gamers who are angry with a revision made to the translation of an Easter Egg. Printed on the side of a space shuttle in the main menu is the phrase “不到mun非好汉.” Back in June, a post was made on Steam which translated this as “without reaching Mun you are not a good male” and complained the language was sexist, since when the developers have replaced it.

  • Expression
    11 months ago
    by sasky
    +1 +1

    EA’s Star Wars ‘pivot’ is a vote of no confidence in single-player games

    Yesterday’s sobering Star Wars news is just the latest nail in the coffin for a beloved but increasingly unsustainable style of video game: big-budget cinematic action games designed as linear single-player experiences. Electronic Arts announced yesterday that it is refocusing the Star Wars project that had been in development at Visceral Games, an unannounced action-adventure title with a linear story campaign. EA Vancouver is taking over with a new direction, assisted by other EA studios, while EA is shuttering Visceral Games entirely and looking to shift the studio’s developers elsewhere inside the company.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by wildcard
    +24 +1

    "I've seen people literally spend $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards"

    Gameplay designer Manveer Heir spent a long time - seven years - working for Electronic Arts at BioWare Montreal, making Mass Effect 3 (mostly multiplayer) and then Mass Effect Andromeda, and he had some illuminating information about the company's mindset to share with Waypoint at the weekend. It was to do with EA's recent closure of Visceral Games and the "pivot" in direction of the Star Wars game in development there - but it also tied into Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates as well.

  • Analysis
    11 months ago
    by ckshenn
    +13 +1

    The state of Steam: Read what PC devs really think

    The following is a survey of more than 200 registered Steam developers, concerning their opinions about the platform in 2017 and what they would most like to see improved. It comes out to nearly 100 pages, including quotes and survey results about Steam reviews, the volume of games on Steam, and more. For a breakdown of the major issues—including why only 39 percent of the surveyed developers believe Valve currently earns its cut of sales on Steam—check out our article here.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by hiihii
    +1 +1

    Dauntless is getting rid of loot boxes

    Today, Phoenix Labs have rolled out the first major content update for Dauntless, their free-to-play brawler where players team up in groups of four to fight giant monsters. Forge Your Legends brings a new tutorial, a Halloween-themed event, and—not least of all—the transition away from its current loot box-based microtransaction model. On Thursday, Phoenix Labs hosted a roundtable to talk about the new update and announce their plans to drop loot boxes in favor of a system they feel is more "player-first."

  • Expression
    10 months ago
    by wildcard
    +1 +1

    I have some pretty strong evidence that the Steam keys from the defunct IndieGameStand are being re-sold.

    TL;DR: Developers, revoke the Steam keys you supplied to Indie Game Stand! I'm the developer of a game called Airships: Conquer the Skies. It can be bought through a bunch of platforms, including Steam, and, until it shut down earlier this year, Indie Game Stand.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by aj0690
    +14 +1

    Massive fan-remaster Deus Ex Revision continues to grow & evolve two years later

    The Deus Ex series may be dead and buried (until such time as some studio decides to revive the franchise again), but there's no keeping the Sunglasses At Night crew down. You might not have asked for it, but Deus Ex Revision might be just what you need for your immersive sim fix. An ambitious fan-made remastering of the original Deus Ex, officially publisher-endorsed and even praised by the original developers.

  • Deal
    9 months ago
    by lostwonder
    +34 +1

    The best Steam Winter Sale deals: 15 great PC games at juicy prices

    The 2017 Steam Winter Sale is brimming with PC game deals. These are some of our favorites.