This is curious. Recently Steam users (myself included, after a few tests) discovered that certain torrent links no longer work in Steam chat. Some have even reported messages disappearing altogether. Here's the thing, though: it only applies to some popular torrent sites, but not others like The Pirate Bay.
Last weekend, a special event themed after the Chinese New Year was released for Dota 2. Called "Year Beast," the new mode was so popular, that Dota 2 hit a new record for number of people playing a Steam game at the same time. But the number of players trying to get into the Year Beast proved to be one of the many…
Last weekend, the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 page on Steam had a new announcement from its creator, Scott Cawthon. "Game Cancelled!", the post said. " Cawthon said that he had been hacked, and that someone released Five Nights at Freddy's 3 ahead of time, on a different website.
When I first saw Offworld Trading Company, the videos were full of cute little spaceships on an alien planet...and while those things technically feature, this is not really a space strategy game. Despite the fact that the same guy who was lead designer on Civ IV was in charge of OTC's development, you're not getting…
Steam user reviews are, on a lot of occasions, hot garbage. That hasn't stopped Valve from trying to separate the wheat from the chaff (or the wheat and chaff from Farming Simulator meme jokes, as it were), though. The latest step? The introduction of a "pre-release" review badge, mostly for Evolve. OK, at this point…
Video games have got a graffiti problem. So much video-game graffiti is dumb, unrealistic, or hamfisted. Considering that I've gone out of my way to criticize games that get graffiti wrong, it seemed worth taking the time to high-five a game that gets it right.
Lucius is a sad-looking little boy. He's also the spawn of Satan.
The Binding of Isaac already received a major update with The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth last year, but designer Edmund McMillen is moving full speed ahead on a proper expansion. Today, McMillen revealed the add-on, which doesn't yet have a release date, will be called Afterbirth.
"You know what Peter Molyneux's like," an ex-22Cans employee told me while trying to sum up the infamous designer's tendency to make enormous promises and then just kinda... forget about them. "You try to hold onto his words and they slip through your fingers."
When you start playing Evolve, you'll probably suck. Even as you get better, you'll still run into players who also suck. It can be frustrating. So, let's skip the learning through trial by (sometimes literal) fire, and get ahead of the curve.
GuitarMan0121 has been doing some stellar work in Besiege. That is a face-hugger from Alien, and it can do multiple things (!). Check out more, including a middle finger GIF I'll be using as a wordless response to jerks for months to come, below.
If you like PC strategy games, you should really listen to this podcast, where Soren Johnson (Civ IV) chats with Henrik Fahraeus (Crusader Kings II) and Jon Shafer (Civ V).
Remember, not every "fantasy" world has to have knights and castles. Aurion, legacy of the Kori-Odan is a new game from a developer based in Cameroon that explores "a wonderful African Fantasy world".
Let's be honest. There really is no better way to spruce up Skyrim than the Totoro bus stop.
Because counter-terrorists just wanna have fun, apparently. (From Leroy Tsukami's Steam artwork gallery.)
Meet Aurora. Aurora is a wolf-pup that comes packaged with an upcoming skin for a Dota 2 character called Crystal Maiden. Aurora costs twenty eight dollars.
Oh look, people made funny things in Beseige. Haha, look, there are dicks in Beseige. If you haven't actually played the game, all you'd think about Besiege — one of the hottest games on Steam right now — based on what people are posting on the internet is that it's a joke game. It's actually anything but.
The story of Half-Life 2 is considered by many to be one of the most memorable in gaming history. I wonder, though, if things would've turned out the same way with the story fans have discovered by combing through an ancient Half-Life 2 beta.