Items tagged with STEAM

Bethesda is celebrating the Fallout franchise in style, with the new Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology that will include the entirety of the venerable game series. This release is coinciding with the upcoming series set to hit Amazon Prime in a few months, so Fallout fans will be eating good during April with this... Read more...
Helldivers 2 is a surprise hit for Sony, however, with that unexpected success has come increase scrutiny and several technical issues for which the game’s developer is now apologizing. In a post on the game’s Steam page, Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt wrote “I know the progression issue is frustrating, especially for... Read more...
Sony PlayStation’s Helldivers 2 is another surprise hit for 2024, with a success story akin to smash hit Palworld. The game’s creative director, Johan Pilestedt, responded to a question on social media about the game’s sales, sharing that “we are around a million right now.” Helldivers 2 is an online co-op... Read more...
Surprise hit Palworld’s momentum marches on, with the game having reached 19 million players while simultaneously becoming the most successful third-party launch of all time on Xbox’s Game Pass service. According to Pocketpair, the game’s developer, Steam users account for 12 million of its player base. Meanwhile, 7... Read more...
Palworld is the newest shooting star in the world of PC games, and it just rocketed to 1 million concurrent users on Steam. The highly popular game has also sold an astounding 4 million copies in less than 3 days. The multiplayer open world Palworld video game brings players into a fantastical universe where Pals... Read more...
At the top of last year, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, closing out an era of operating systems that were already on life support as it were. Just a few months following that, Valve shared that Steam would no longer be supporting these platforms come 2024 and that gamers should look to... Read more...
During the ongoing Steam Winter Sale, Valve just published its list of the "Best of 2023", which is not to be confused with the Steam Awards. Instead, this list compiles the year's games in general order of gross revenue, many of which are available with deep discounts. This data is particularly neat to see because... Read more...
Downfall, a standalone steam mod for the popular Slay the Spire game, got hit with a security breach on Christmas day. An attacker replaced the legitimate game download with a malicious one, which was available to users on Steam’s library for roughly an hour. However, the mod’s developer is now back in control and the... Read more...
So, you play HuniePop or another NSFW game on Steam but also still want your friends to see your games library to know what to get you for Christmas? Thankfully, Valve has your back with an update to Steam that allows you to mark individual games private rather than an entire library, as well as some handy features... Read more...
The developer of Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore, Gellyberry Studios, has been hit by a ransomware attack, leading to the loss of 17,000 player accounts, the studio announced on their Discord server. The game is described as “a hardcore old-school MMORPG for players not afraid of challenge, risk, and adventure. Band together... Read more...
Bethesda is defending Starfield, its latest role-playing game 25 years in the making, from negative comments on the game’s Steam page. Starfield is currently on sale, bringing in a new batch of gamers with opinions that Bethesda feels they need to respond to. As of this article going live, the game has an overall... Read more...
It's one of the arguments of the age: like Coke vs. Pepsi, Apple vs. Samsung, or Nike vs. Adidas, the choice of Xbox or PlayStation is a highly contentious one. There are a lot of factors that fans take into account, but arguably the biggest one is simply your choice of controller layout; where Xbox pads have the left... Read more...
After a month in beta, Valve has finally released SteamVR 2.0 for all users in the Steam VR ecosystem. This update brings some new features, updates, and upgrades over the previous version of SteamVR while also increasing SteamVR’s modernity to align with the recent Steam platform update earlier this year. The... Read more...
Well, the Microsoft purchase of Activision-Blizzard-King has finally closed, and we're now observing what may well be the the first knock-on effect of the acquisition. Anyone who didn't expect major ripple effects from the purchase hasn't been paying attention to the actions of Microsoft's previous acquisitions, like... Read more...
Any way you slice it, Starfield has been a big success for Bethesda. The company has announced that it reached over ten million players, the biggest-ever launch for a Bethesda game, and it peaked at just over one million concurrent players on Steam and Xbox around its launch. Even if as many as half of those players... Read more...
The results are in for the most recent Steam survey and according to the numbers, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 is now the most widely-represented GPU on the world's most popular digital distribution platform for games. To get there, it had to leapfrog the GeForce GTX 1650, a budget friendly graphics card released more... Read more...
Valve seems to have many moving pieces right now, between the upcoming launch of Counter-Strike 2, Steam Deck updates, and a 20th birthday celebration adding to the chaos. However, more subtly, in the background, updates are being pushed to Steam VR and the Steam Client that bring new VR-related features, UI elements... Read more...
You have a good sleep last night? Wake up feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Well here's something to sap the energy from your step: Valve's digital game distribution platform Steam has just turned 20 years old. While it was originally just a client for managing and updating Valve's own games, Steam has gone on to... Read more...
We tried to tell you, dear readers: FromSoftware's latest release, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, is absolutely awesome. It stays true to the classic Armored Core gameplay and themes while integrating a few elements and ideas from the developer's more recent (and more popular) fantasy role-playing game franchises... Read more...
Windows is by far the most popular platform for playing games on PC, including titles on Steam, but what about Mac and Linux? For a long while, Mac ranked second on Steam, though that just changed and probably for good. According to the latest Steam hardware and software survey results (for July 2023), Linux now has a... Read more...
Let's talk about AI-generated content. In case you've been living under a rock, humans have iterated on neural networks to the point that descriptively-named "generative AI" can actually create new images, audio, and even video from whole cloth. These generative AIs create new content by observing patterns in existing... Read more...
When it comes to playing games, few people would dispute that NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 is the king of GPUs, or the Radeon RX 7900 XTX if looking at AMD's product stack. That's if judging solely on performance. If looking at market share among gamers on Steam, the king of GPUs is a budget graphic card that released a little over four years Read more...
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