H1Z1, the DayZ-like zombie MMO by Sony, has been at the top of the Steam charts since release. But what's it all about?
Steam is looking better these days than it has for most of its lifespan, but it's still got far too much clunk in its trunk. The interface is unwieldy, its backend clearly designed years ago with generations of progress awkwardly grafted on. It needs a real makeover, not just a blue one. This fan was happy to oblige.
Annoyed with your crappy internet provider, bad connection and slow download speeds? Well, as Steam's stats show, you are not alone.
I thought naming my company HyperLeoCorp would save it from any wrongdoing. Video game development simulator Mad Games Tycoon proved otherwise.
If you’ve paid any attention to the “Popular New Releases” tab on Steam, you might have noticed that lately, there’s been a big influx of anime games on the distribution platform. Featuring 2D babes, these games often let you romance and seduce scantily-clad characters. Warning: this post contains graphic sexual…
Steam on Linux users, beware! Your hard drive(s) could be in grave danger.
It has not exactly been smooth sailing (or terrorist blasting, given the lack of boats) in Counter-Strike land lately. First there was the big pro cheat tool bust right before Dream Hack 2014, then there was foul play at Dream Hack 2014, and now we can add a team purposefully losing a match to the list as well.
Wanna know how long it'd take to beat every game in your Steam library? There's a calculator app for that. Just go there and either sign in or, if your profile is public, enter your Steam ID. I'm looking at 2842 continuous hours, or 118 days, 10 hours, and 12 minutes. How about you?
SOE's DayZ-ish zombie MMO, H1Z1, just launched on Steam Early Access. That means it is, on no uncertain terms, unfinished. However, even fans with that knowledge were surprised to discover a microtransaction airdrop that affects gameplay. They felt like they'd been misled.
Steam is changing all the time—even if it feels like it's improving in Valve Time, not regular people time. That means key features can, occasionally, slip through the cracks. Here are a couple recent additions with big potential.
Look, I'm not a professional dinosaur hunter by any means. But instinctively I need to shoot them in the face. theHunter: Primal gives me the perfect opportunity to do so. But tracking down dinosaurs is easier said than done. Would I find them? Spoilers: Yes I would.
One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board, each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then... crickets. What the heck happened?
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has a cheating problem. It can be infuriating to come up against rule-breakers and code-busters in regular matches, but there's a silver lining here: Valve is doing its damndest to fight back.
Before the latest Steam beta update, players concerned with how many frames being displayed per second would have to rely on game-native counters or third-party programs. No longer do we need such affectations to see tiny numbers in the top left corner of our screens.
Dota 2's New Bloom Festival will soon be underway, and the Dota team has invited players to participate by submitting items with a Chinese New Year theme to the Dota 2 workshop. That theme requirement obviously didn't stop Down Limit, the man behind the Gaben shopkeeper skin, from putting his creation forward.
Over Christmas and New Years I spent time catching up on games I'd missed throughout the year. But there was one game I became totally engrossed with: Dungeonmans.
Dota 2 is the staple of millions of players' gaming nights, a rising star in the eSports scene for a new generation of competitive players and spectators. It's also a lucrative vehicle for Valve to sell hats. From how it changed, to how people played it, to how Valve talked about it, here is the story of Dota 2 in…
Well this is just heartwarming.
Outcast came out in 1999. It was pretty great. Then, this year, its original creators launched a Kickstarter campaign for a HD remake of the game, which, sadly, failed to meet its goal. And now, it looks like they are settling for the next best thing: releasing the original game, with new features, on Steam. Today.
Region-locking, the act of making games non-functional if used outside particular parts of the world, is not an uncommon thing in games. It is, however, a big deal for Steam—especially the PC gaming service's trading/gifting market. With widespread region locks now in place, change seems inevitable.