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If you’re a fan of the Doom franchise and have fostered an itchy trigger finger at the prospect of blasting opponents into giblet with your shotgun, your time has finally come. The Doom multiplayer open beta is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and via Steam. Now granted, this multiplayer beta is only open through the weekend, and there will only be two maps to choose from during its brief period of availability. Likewise, you’ll have to contend with just two game modes, one playable demon and just seven weapons. Sure, it’s limited, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. After being teased... Read more...
I was lucky enough to grow up at a time when the Atari 2600 was the hottest console on the block. It's not that I don't enjoy gaming on today's systems (especially a modern PC), but it was wildly fantastic to grab a controller with a single button and jump into any game without any tutorials, long intros, or other fluff. I don't know if games from that era would appeal to today's audience, but if you want a hands-on history lesson (or want to relive the early days of console gaming), Steam is selling a bundle of 100 old school Atari titles at a discount. "Relive the Golden Age of Gaming with 100... Read more...
The industry has been buzzing about virtual reality pretty intensly these past few months, and we'd understand it if you're tired of hearing about it. However, admittedly this new ecosystem is anything but boring, as we keep being treated to cool new ideas and experiences that even manage to go beyond gaming. Application-wise, the sky is truly the limit. How about using your PC inerface in VR, for example? If that sounds kind of ho-hum, let us assure you that it is anything but. On March 28, developer Guy Godin will release Virtual Desktop, a piece of software that is claimed to do a lot more than... Read more...
In the nearly twenty years the company has been in existence, Valve has proven itself to be a master in several key gaming categories. First, it has managed to craft not one, but multiple hit series; the most prominent titles being Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Portal. It's hard not to appreciate the company's spectacular foresight, either. They seem to have a knack for knowing what's going to hit big. Look no further than Dota 2 for proof of that. Beyond that, Valve has also proven itself to be great at the whole gaming platform thing, with Steam becoming the de facto spot for gamers to play,... Read more...
Dell's Alienware Steam Machine is under the microscope today. In partnership with several leading PC makers, Valve has finally taken their often-talked about Steam Machine with custom SteamOS to market, promising the depth and precision of PC gaming driven by a purpose-built operating system, that offers a standardized platform similar to a tried and true "just push play" console gaming experience.The Alienware Steam Machine seems like just the thing for PC gamers looking for a simpler way to game without a lot of fuss and configuration. What’s a Steam Machine, you ask? The Steam Machine is a PC-based... Read more...
2015 was a massive year for gaming, with a handful of games being deserving of "Game of the Year" awards. Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are two top-rated titles that will jump to most people's minds, although there are others that have proven to be quite popular as well, such as Rocket League. And speaking of Rocket League, would you believe that it sold almost twice as many copies as CD Projekt RED's Witcher 3? We find this out with the help of stats aggregator SteamSpy, and Medium, which decided to compile the data. SteamSpy works by tracking game activations on Steam, and while it's... Read more...
Rise of the Tomb Raider has found its way to Steam, though you can't purchase it just yet (not for PC, anyway). However, it doesn't look like you'll have to wait long. The listing on Steam indicates the game will be available in "January 2016," which coincides with previous reports that it would launch to PC in early 2016. Publisher Square Enix released the newest Lara Croft title to Xbox One and Xbox 360 a little more than a month ago on November 10 in the U.S. When it was first announced at Gamescom earlier in the year, it was pitched as an exclusive Xbox game, though Microsoft later said it... Read more...
If were experiencing random weirdness and seeing other player's personal information when you log into Valve's Steam online gaming service today, you're not alone and no, you don't have to worry about some sort of holiday zombie attack on your account. It does appear the Steam platform was having serious issues, however. Earlier today, several users of the platform reported seeing other gamer's profile information when logging into the service. Several users have reported seeing other people's private data including email addresses, purchase history and partial credit card information. Though credit... Read more...
For the most part (and barring brand new releases), only rookie PC gamers pay full price for titles. Steam's various sales throughout the year ensure a steady flow of discounts, the only downside being that you end stockpiling more titles than you'll have time to play. Or maybe that's just us. In any event, Steam's Winter Sale has begun, and with it are thousands of discounted games.To keep gamers coming back throughout the sale period, Valve is trying something new this time around. For the first time, it's featuring a Steam Sale comic, "Gingerbread Jake In: North Pole Noir." It's a free comic,... Read more...
Last Christmas, so-called hackers at Lizard Squad decided to toy with the emotions of millions. At a time when many people would have been hooking up a brand-new game console (or loading up a new game), both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were knocked offline, thanks to an effective DDoS attack. Considering the fact that the same group decided to take PSN down on Black Friday a few weeks ago, it seems the attackers haven't grown bored. With Christmas right around the corner, we can't help but wonder what will happen next. So far, there have been no visible threats on PSN or XBL, but... Read more...
Go scream it from a rooftop, Half-Life 3 is coming! Once you've done that, climb down from your roof (carefully) and stop acting like a crazy person. Here's the thing, Valve would be insane not to release a Half-Life 3 at some point in time, but whether or not the third major installment is imminent is a thing of mystery. . The thing that's sparking all the Half-Life 3 hysteria on the web is a list of packages on Steam, one of which contains a reference to "Half Life 3" (without the hyphen). There's a website called Steam Database (SteamDB) that keeps track of these things, and it's been successful... Read more...
It's pretty easy to build up a sprawling tower of games through Steam. In fact, it's difficult not to, what with the constant barrage of sales throughout the year. The frequent deep discounts provide ample opportunity to add to your catalog of games whether you have the time to play them all or not. But what if an impulse purchase turns out to be a dud? Not just a stinker of a game, but one that's so bad you want to wipe it from memory forever? Well, it's been discovered that Steam now allows you to permanently delete titles. Simply deleting the game from your PC won't rid your Steam account of... Read more...
After taking a mulligan on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which was pulled from store shelves just days after its release and re-launched a month ago, developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) have released yet another patch to fix a litany of issues. This newest update introduces over a dozen fixes and improvements for various issues. They run the gamut from fixing a hitch during some game saves and squashing a bug that causes full screen movies to play at half the monitor's refresh rate on some systems, to addressing... Read more...
Given the super-long wait, it's almost hard to believe that the official launch of Valve's Steam OS, Steam Machines, Steam Controller, and Steam Link is right around the corner. While there's just one choice on the gamepad and streamer front, there are a ton of different Steam Machines to choose from, from top makers like MAINGEAR, ORIGIN, Alienware, Digital Storm, and even ZOTAC. Some Steam Machine vendors have decided to go big, but ZOTAC wants to keep things simple, and make sure its NEN PC doesn't take up that much room around the TV. It measures 8.26" wide, 7.99" deep, and 2.45" thick - it's... Read more...
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