One of my favorite PlayStation 2-era action role-roleplaying games is now available on Steam. How much Ys nostalgia can I cram into five minutes?
No Jedi. No lightsabers. Just four hardcore Republic Commando clone bros with a long row to hoe.
Many found Dying Light surprisingly, refreshingly difficult when it first came out. But time can make even the grossest of zombies appear woefully pedestrian. Mods to the rescue!
On a very special Friday installment of The Steam Stream, I’m playing Solarix, a new sci-fi horror game with open-ended Deus-Ex-style gameplay. Watch me get embarrassingly frightened below.
You can do a lot of fun things in GTA V. This one’s particularly good.
Yes, nipple rings.
An official Half-Life game from the creator of Deus Ex? Oh to live in the alternate universe where it actually happened.
I once heard a game designer say that anyone older than a teenager who plays video games isn’t actually enjoying them. Instead, the designer theorized, we’re all just endlessly trying to recreate the enjoyment we used to feel, years ago, back when we were young and the world was full of possibility.
Last night, the Steam Community Market suddenly started valuing items at exactly the same rate in Indonesian rupiahs and U.S. dollars, meaning that an item that cost $1 also cost a single Rupiah. Normally, a dollar is worth 13,000 rupiahs. Ruh roh.
When you have a chance to chat with eccentric D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die and Deadly Premonition designer Swery65, you could talk about video games. Or not.
X-Wing Alliance, the last proper space sim set in the Star Wars universe, was released in 1999. The 20th century. The chances of us getting another one are approximately 3722 to 1. But that’s OK! We can always dream. And hope that this indie game actually gets made.
Late last year, gigantic porn site YouPorn announced that they’d acquired a pro DOTA 2 team, and every publication on Earth—probably even Highlights Magazine—gave them a headline. But was it anything more than a marketing ploy? Curious, I decided to look into what’s happened since.
In a move that’s bound to yield some very interesting results, Valve just announced that it was changing the way it administers bans on its ridiculously popular gaming service Steam. Rather than adjudicating the entire process on its own, the company is effectively handing over power to individual game developers.
Here’s a bit of strange-yet-interesting news to make the wait for E3 feel that much longer: in addition to the usual press conferences (and a few showings from newcomers, like Bethesda and Square Enix), this year’s E3 will have a presser dedicated to the most powerful gaming platform in existence: the PC.
Should I care about Will Fight For Food? Yes and no. Conceptually, it’s pretty cool. You can punch anybody whenever, even if they’re important to the story. But the combat isn’t great, and the concept quickly breaks down.
For those tired of towering over their cities like a God, there’s this Cities: Skylines mod that lets you pilot a chopper around, shining a giant spotlight into people’s faces.
I’ve had a bad losing streak going in League of Legends the past few nights, which made me realize a fundamental truth about the game and others like it: they’re a lot less fun when you’re not on the winning team. Uniquely so, I mean.
In recent times, people have taken to flooding games’ Steam pages with (typically negative) reviews and tags to protest, well, lots of things. New features, viewpoints of creators, messages in the games themselves. But why? And does it actually work?
Tic-Tac-Toe has achievements and a progression system now. Thanks, the year 2015.