Over the weekend, all eyes were on Counter-Strike. Well, maybe not all eyes, but more than a million pairs of them—at once, no less.
There are two ways you can tackle piracy: the way that doesn't work (threats, control and lockdowns) and the way that does (offering a superior service to piracy).
Bryan Shannon used to be part of Maxis, where he worked as an artist helping make buildings for the last SimCity. Now, in his spare time, he's crafting stuff for the game that followed in SimCity's wake.
Will it make you feel bad about flinging/toppling/portaling all those turrets to their deaths? Probably not, 'cause that shit's fun. Still, it'll make you feel sorry for them. Probably.
After years of torture and confinement in an underground covert research facility, five minutes in a mind-shattering underground maze should be a breeze, right?
Today on Highlight Reel we have Battlefield: Hardline couches, indestructible NPCs, juvenile bugs in H1Z1, heist teamwork in GTA V and more!
Sometimes, the most tragic stories are lurking just beneath the surface. This week in Worth Reading, a dive into what's really happening in The Binding of Isaac, how Fire Emblem lets players tune the difficulty to their choosing, and much more. Let's start the weekend!
Rome wasn't built in a day, but I'm starting to get the impression that Cities: Skylines players could've made it happen. The game's only been out for a few days and someone's already made an eerily accurate recreation of Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos.
Dying Light was already a tough game for many people when it first came out, but a new patch this week answered other players' demands by making it even harder.
The way we play PC games is changing. Between Steam's Big Picture mode and the trend of living room computers, some people are soon going to run into a problem: how the hell do I play PC games on the couch?
On March 11, a pro DOTA 2 game in the Star Ladder Europe tournament (between Team Secret and DUZA Gaming) suffered from connectivity issues, so much so that two of Team Secret's five players were disconnected. Rather than pause the game and wait it out, though, one of Secret's players put da team on his back.
Fantasy games have become known for their vast, usually green expanses, ripe for exploration. Valve's virtual reality setup, however, only lets you walk around areas the size of a small room. The solution? A very interesting take on fantasy influenced by Myst, among others.
Watch as one man tries to see how far he can push Skyrim before everything crumbles into complete chaos.
Yoan Fanise spent 14 years working at Ubisoft, and during that time—some of which was spent working on the blockbuster series the company is famous for—he was also somehow able to release one of the smallest, bravest games we've ever seen from a major publisher.
Whether you want lush orchestral tracks of murderous dance-floor jams, it has been a heck of a couple of weeks for video game music.
So, turns out Cities: Skylines is a pretty rad game. People like it so much, that the city-building sim is currently the top-selling game on Steam.
Letting go of lost loved ones is never easy. They linger in our hearts and minds. One Skyrim player has taken to loading up his deceased brother's Skyrim file, reliving the last moments he spent in the game. That inspired a modder to make his brother's character immortal.