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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...
Valve has announced that starting today, the features of the new Steam Library that were previously offered only to beta users are now available to all. The company is also saying thanks to those who tried the new library during the beta, and it notes that Steam will continue to ship improvements and new features based on feedback and requests it received in the beta. The roll-out of the new Steam Library also brings the Remote Play Together Beta to all Steam users. For those who missed the beta, the Steam Library Update brings with it some substantial changes. One of the most significant changes is a new way for players to look at their library of games. A new landing page for the library is... Read more...
Free candy day is right around the corner, and right on cue, the Steam Halloween Sale (Plus Events) is under way with plenty of discounts on treats of a different variety—PC games! Shoppers will find delicious markdowns on horror and Halloween-themed games across the massive Steam catalog, along with sale pricing on many other types of titles, too. Given that Halloween is within view, the focus is largely on horror—Steam's main page highlights a whole bunch of top selling horror games that are marked down by 50 percent, 66 percent, and even higher. Some of them include... Dying Light Enhanced Edition: $17.99 (70% off) Dying Light: $13.59 (66% off) Dead By Daylight: $9.99 (50% off)... Read more...
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, nor are we with any fancy Photoshop manipulation. The image you see above is a real listing on Steam for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is notable because Electronics Arts is the publisher. As has been speculated recently, EA confirmed it is making a comeback to Steam, ending a long hiatus in favor of its own Origin digital distribution platform. "This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. "Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access... Read more...
Steam has announced a new feature is now available for gamers to check out. The new feature is called Remote Play Together, and it gives players a way to play compatible games with up to four friends in split-screen. Steam notes that under ideal circumstances, more than four people can play at the same time. The coolest part is that only the host needs to own and install the gam; other players connect through Steam Remote Play streaming tech. The steps to joining the beta required to try out the new remote play feature include registering for the Steam beta. There are instructions on signing up for and downloading the Steam beta client can be found here. Once registered, players can invite friends... Read more...
Valve is getting ready to introduce a new feature to Steam that will bring automatic online support for local multiplayer games. The feature is called "Remote Play Together" and it enables a player to invite up to three online friends to join the local multiplayer experience. What's neat about this mode is that the online friends do not need to purchase the game. The new feature is "just like handing a second controller to a friend," just that friend happens to be in another location entirely. "When the Friend accepts an invitation to play, it’s as though they’re playing side by side at the same machine. Much like a traditional split-screen experience, the host’s computer is... Read more...
Valve has lost a court case in France that could have an impact on its business moving forward across the European Union. Four years ago, Valve was sued by a French consumer organization called UFC-Que Choisir. The suit sought to force Valve to make several changes to Steam, with one of them being to allow gamers to sell the games they no longer played. Being stuck with a game that isn't what was expected or is no longer played is a big issue for many gamers. The suit was filed four years ago, and the court overseeing the case has finally made a ruling. The ruling was against Valve, and it has vowed to appeal the ruling. The High Court of Paris ruled against Valve finding that its defense that... Read more...
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