Steam is kind of a minefield. Sometimes mid-development projects get abandoned. Other times, developers try to bury legitimate questions or criticism.
The weekend is almost here. You’ve got this. I’ve got this. We’ve got this. Before Friday rolls to an end, here’s another installment in Worth Reading, our weekly guide to some of the best writing about games happening on this ol’ Internet.
One of the weird things about Steam’s Early Access is that you play a game, stop playing, move on and forget it ever existed. Then when it actually comes out, you’re like “uh, it’s already out, I played it months/years ago”, and then get a little confused. So it is with BroForce.
Steam Early Access can be a crapshoot, with emphasis on the “crap.” Cryptark bucks the trend.
Since Wasteland 2’s came out in September 2014, there’s been a mystery no one can solve. It involves a computer with a red button. When players press it, the ground shakes. No one knows what happens after that. Were the developers trolling everyone or was there more to the story? There is, and I have answers.
We’re a little more than a month away from Fallout 4, which means it’s time to make sure your PC is up to the task of playing the game.
This morning, Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red sent over a PDF full of changes that will ship with the game’s next patch. It’s 13 pages long.
Telltale’s announced the season finale for Tales From The Borderlands will be released on October 20, starting with PC, Mac, PS4, and PS3. It hits October 21 on Xbox One and Xbox 360, October 22 on iOS and Android. Additionally, the first episode is now free for console and mobile players.
Team Fortress 2’s loooooooong-awaited alien-themed “Invasion” update is finally out, and it’s all about aliens and, er, Dishonored. Yes, the Bethesda stealth game.
With visual novels currently all the rage on Steam, it’s easy to pass up a gem just because it has a Japanese name like Sayonara Umihara Kawase, a platforming game starring a schoolgirl swinging from a fishing lure. Yup.
The infuriating explosive-trap laying Dota 2 hero Techies were hit particularly hard with the game’s most recent patch. So hard that it looks like they’ve almost disappeared from the game.
And now to broadcast a moment of utter embarrassment for me in front of thousands of people.
Damn. Astroneer wasn’t on my radar before—but it sure as hell is now.
Those poor baby dinosaurs.
I played 60 hours of The Witcher 3 earlier this year, and only stopped because I had other games to play. One question always nagged me, though: how did CD Projekt RED put together a sprawling open world game that avoided the genre’s usual preference for meaningless side quests? I called them to find out.
Prison Architect just broke out of Early Access. The long-in-development prison management game is finally “done”—or at least out of alpha testing. Inspired by the likes of Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress, it’s full of chaotic possibilities. If you’re new, there’s now a campaign story mode.
Angels Fall First is the latest in a long line of games—from Battlecruiser 3000AD to Planetside—to try and actually be the type of video game I dreamed about playing in high school.
This past weekend saw Dota 2 descend on New York City’s Madison Square Garden theater for the eSports tournament ESL One. One thing that surprised a lot of Dota 2 fans was the return of Alchemist, a hero who hasn’t had a huge impact on the game’s pro scene for a while now.