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As another season rolls around, so too does another Steam sale with deep discounts on games. If you do pick up some games, you can stock up on Steam points to decorate your profile for the season. However, let’s look at what Steam has to offer first, as there should be plenty of games for everyone. Shooters If you are looking to blast some bad guys or get into some mil-sim action, these are some of the top deals to get you going over the Tukey-day weekend and beyond. Far Cry 5 @ $11.99 (80% off) Doom Franchise Bundle @ $41.98 (72% off) Arma 3 And DLC Up To 75% Off Simulators Perhaps you just want to sit back and race a car, drive a truck, or build a PC. We get it, playing simulator games... Read more...
When purchasing a game on Steam, customers have two hours to try it out and, if desired, request a refund. The policy is designed to protect gamers against being stuck with a game that does not run right on their hardware, or simply take a mulligan on a game they did not like. However, some customers have pointed out that two hours is simply not enough time to evaluate Microsoft Flight Simulator, and are asking Valve to extend the refund window. It's not necessarily that players want more time to fly the skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator before making a final decision, they just want to get in the game, period. So, what is the actual issue? it is the size of the in-game download that takes... Read more...
One of the cooler looking PC games that has been teased in recent months is Horizon Zero Dawn, and it is currently up for pre-order on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The official launch date for the game has been confirmed for August 7.  Horizon Zero Dawn was initially released as an exclusive on the PlayStation 4 game system, and with the PC Port launch date confirmation also came with a trailer that shows beautiful graphics and a bit of the gameplay. The trailer shows that the port will feature unlocked framerates, dynamic foliage, controller mapping, improved reflections, and benchmarking tools. PC gamers also get support for ultrawide resolutions and more. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete... Read more...
Summer is here (the season officially kicked off on June 20), and with it comes Steam's annual Summer Sale with discounts on a whole bunch of games, including Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2. As an added incentive, Steam has opened up a new Points Shop where you can spend points that you earn from buying games. The Points Shop features dozens of Summer Sale souvenir options for you to collect, including new animated stickers and chat effects, profile backgrounds, mini-profile backgrounds, avatars, avatar frames, and more! Plus, discover hundreds of profile backgrounds and emoticons associated with your favorite games, now available in exchange for Steam Points," Steam explains. To get things started,... Read more...
Apex Legends fans who also own a Nintendo Switch will love the news that developer Respawn dropped during a live stream event hosted by EA. This fall, Apex Legends will land on the Switch game console giving fans of the game their first real opportunity to play on a mobile device under ideal conditions. Some players have taken Apex Legends mobile using a smartphone and a cloud streaming service, but that method is less than ideal. As the game lands on the Nintendo console this fall, crossplay will also launch, allowing Apex players to compete against each other no matter what console they're on. Crossplay will enable players on the PS4, Xbox, PC, and Switch to compete against each other. Respawn... Read more...
Real-time strategy video game fans who were around in the '90s may have fond memories of playing various Command & Conquer games. The titles were incredibly popular in their day and are still popular with retro gamers today. One of the more exciting things to be announced by EA was that iconic RTS games Command & Conquer Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn were being remastered. The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is now available to purchase on Steam. The C&C Remastered collection includes Command & Conquer and Red Alert, both remastered in 4K by former Westwood Studios team members. The collection includes all three expansions, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, map editor,... Read more...
Gamers all around the world were extremely excited when Half-Life: Alyx was announced. After many years, fans were able to get back into the Half-Life universe. The game has been updated recently to include Steam Workshop support along with a beta release of community development tools. One of the best things about the update for fans is that it brings a native version of the game for the Linux, and optional support for Vulkan on Windows. To enable Vulkan on Windows, go to the main menu, then Options > Performance > Advanced (gear icon) > Rendering API, and choosing Vulkan. While support for Linux is welcome, the big news is that the tools in the Steam Workshop update allow players to... Read more...
Square Enix is helping gamers to stay occupied during these unique times by offering up free and discounted and titles as part of its "Stay Home and Play" campaign. It began with a couple of free games, those being Tomb Raider (2013) and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which combined for 15 million downloads. Now it's offering a massive game bundle for pennies on the dollar. As part of this campaign, Square Enix said it would be "introducing Stay Home and Play Steam bundles offering deep discounts on great games" from its library, with all of the "proceeds benefiting Food Banks and other charities in North America and Europe." It's a stellar idea, and a way for gamers to continue practicing... Read more...
Anyone who falls into the "if it's free, it's for me crowd" will want to hop over to Steam, the Microsoft Store or the PlayStation Store and grab this sweet retro reboot game for free, that usually sells for $12.99. The game is Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, and it launched in September 2016. The game is available for Xbox, PS4 gamers and PC gamers at no cost from today through May 10, according to the PlayStation Store. On Steam, the game doesn't have the best reviews, with recent reviews being mostly negative and overall reviews being mixed. That said, you really can't complain when a game is free, and anyone who remembers playing Pac-Man in the arcade back in the day should want to give this... Read more...
People around the world are staying home in massive numbers at the request of their employers, local governments, and national governments. As vast numbers of people are staying home, many of them are turning to gaming to help pass the time. Steam is seeing significant player numbers and is breaking records thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Steam has been shattering concurrent player records in recent days. The gaming service recently boasted 19,728,027 concurrent players, beating the record it had just set in February 2020 by nearly a million players. The service is expected to hit the 20 million mark, which will be a first. As concurrent player numbers or for the service grow overall, some... Read more...
It's been a long time coming, but what once started out as the mod for the Half-Life 2 has come full circle to becoming a production release game of its own. Now, Black Mesa is being made available to the world in v1.0 form, just months after the full game was made available to play in public beta form. This is the full Half-Life game (and then some), completely rebuilt from the ground-up with more modern graphics and smarter enemies. Particular attention has been paid to the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit (HECU) enemies, which can now make better use of cover, and will fire RPGs at you. They will also put down suppressing fire on your last known location to flush you out into the open.... Read more...
The folks at GOG just changed their refund policy for game purchases, but don't worry, it is for the better. Effective immediately, customers have up to 30 days to request a refund for game, even if they have played it for several hours. In fact, there is no time restriction at all—if a purchase is 30 days old or less, it is eligible for a full refund, simple as that. "Everyone at GOG believes in a 'gamers-first’ approach. It means that every part of our store is designed with gamers in mind and your purchase safety and satisfaction come first for us. The latest update to our voluntary refund policy adds another piece to this customer-friendly experience. And it all sums up in one... Read more...
One of the most popular video game franchises that Rockstar has ever produced is the Grand Theft Auto series. One of the games that fans of the franchise love that PC players haven't been able to get on Steam is Grand Theft Auto IV. That is set to change with GTA IV coming back to Steam as GTA IV: Complete Edition. Right now, if you go to Steam and open the standard GTA IV page, it says that the game is "temporarily" unavailable for purchase and to check back for updates. Players can search for the GTA IV: Complete Edition page, and as of writing, there is no purchase button. The game can be added to the wish list to be notified when the game is available. The game is expected the launch on March... Read more...
It has been somewhat of a wild week for Steam. A week ago Sunday, Valve's digital distribution platform broke a concurrent user record that had stood for over two years, with 18,801,944 users. The previous record was 18.5 million users. Then this past Sunday, Steam saw 19,107,803 people hop onto the service, setting the record for the second time in a week. The new record came at 14:10 GMT. Out of those users, just over 6 million people were playing in a game, as opposed to simply being signed into the service. That's a lot of gamers, and it raises the question, why is Steam suddenly setting concurrent user records? Source: SteamDB.info Part of the reason is players flocking to Counter-Strike:... Read more...
China is fighting the alarming Coronavirus outbreak that has claimed 20 lives thus far. There have also been cases reported as far from China as the UK and the United States as well. As the virus spreads, some major tech companies and automakers are limiting travel to China to protect employees. Meanwhile, a video game developer called Ndemic Creations published a game years back for mobile devices, and other platforms, called Plague Inc., where players get to evolve a disease in an attempt to spread it across the world and eliminate the population. And this specific game title has experienced a renew popularity in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Ndemic Creations has issued a statement... Read more...
In case you missed it, Steam is currently hosting its Lunar New Year Sale with some nifty discounts on a whole lot of games. The sale is in celebration of the Chinese New Year, this being the year of the rat, and it runs through Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST). So, you have the entire weekend to stock up on games. As part of the tie-in with the Lunar New Year, Steam is gifting red envelopes containing tokens. There is a new one available each day, and users can redeem the tokens for various perks, such as animated chat stickers, chat room effects, profile backgrounds, and more. If a user accumulates 5,000 tokens, they can redeem it for a $5 off coupon on their next purchase.... Read more...
In an announcement seemingly out of left field, Google recently disclosed that it is working to bring the Steam client to its popular Chrome OS platform. This of course would give the millions of Chromebooks access to another popular library of games, as well as possibly game-streaming. This news was revealed in an interview that Android Police conducted with Chrome OS Product Development Director Kan Liu last week at CES. The development will be made possible by the fact that Chrome OS is built using Linux as a foundation, and the Steam of course supports Linux. Running the Steam client in a Linux environment is currently possible with Chromebooks, but it is not an "official" solution... Read more...
You voted (or your fellow gamers did, anyway), and the tallies are in for 2019's Steam Awards. The biggest category is Game of the Year, and proving that PC gamers like a good challenge, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice brought home the honor. It was also a top seller in 2019, which is not surprising, with the most recent reviews being "overwhelmingly positive." The Game of the Year category is just one of several that Steam gamers voted on for 2019. Interestingly enough, Grand Theft Auto V brought home an award as well, for Labor of Love. It's a fitting category, given that GTA V ported over to PC nearly five years ago, on April 14, 2015. More recently, Rockstar Games has been giving Grand Theft Auto... Read more...
Netflix launched the original series called The Witcher last month, and the show has proven to be very popular for the streaming company. The Netflix original has also proven to be quite a boon for CD Projekt Red's video game as well. This week more people have played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concurrently on Steam than when the game initially launched. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched in 2015, and its previous all-time highest concurrent player count came when it launched on May 1, 2015. SteamCharts shows that on that day, 92,268 players were logged in. The new all-time high has now been reset, with 94,601 people playing the game in 24 hours recently. The game is also on the Steam top 10 charts... Read more...
Gamers love it when Steam has a sale because they can stock up on plenty of titles at steep discounts. The annual Steam Winter Sale 2019 is underway right now, and gamers will want to hop over and partake. There are some top tier games with hefty discounts, including the long-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. Discounts are high with some popular titles listed at 75% off their normal price. The game discounts are good through January 2nd at 10 pm, so you have plenty of time to get those gift cards and Christmas cash gathered up. Some of the coolest games on discount that we see include: Red Dead Redemption 2 - 20% off at $47.99 Dark Souls III - 75% off at $14.99 Fallout 4 (the good Fallout) -... Read more...
Half-Life fans who have grown very tired of Valve not giving the followup to the last game in the franchise all these years later are likely aware of Black Mesa: Xen. This fan-made remake of Half-Life has long been in development, and many have been anticipating the completion of the game. Black Mesa: Xen has now been completed and is available for fans to play in public beta form. The game, being in beta, has several known issues, so gameplay may not go as smoothly as fans hope at times. In addition, gamers will need to purchase the Black Mesa game for $19.99 to be able to download the beta. Once Black Mesa: Xen is purchased and installed, players will need to opt into the beta to be able to... Read more...
Late last month, we talked about the Steam Library update that had brought all the new features that were previously offered to beta users only to the masses. The update also brought with is the debut of Remote Play Together for everyone. That feature was very cool, and gamers who want to enjoy playing remotely with friends need a game of three that supports remote play. Steam is having a Remote Play Together sale that it is billing as a new Multi-Player Feature and Sale Event. All of the games offered on discounts in the sale support remote play, and some are discounted heavily. Some of the coolest games in the sale are listed below: 4+ Player Games: Super Blood Hockey - 70% off at $4.49 Goat... Read more...
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