No, that’s not a screenshot from the first Halo. That’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s new Jack The Ripper expansion is a compelling if rough-edged remix of the base game that cleverly works in one of history’s most famous killers. It pulls off another trick, too, going to extraordinary lengths to engender empathy for a group of people who don’t get much of it in video…
Video games change a lot between announcement and release, but most of that happens under the hood. What the game looks like is usually set in stone. But that’s not true of every video game, and it certainly wasn’t true for Borderlands and Team Fortress 2, games that looked very different by the time they shipped.
Today the Steam surprise fairy dropped a particularly peculiar game on our doorsteps: Oh... Sir, a one-on-one fighting game where you duel not with sticks, stones, or guns that fire cars, but words.
Counter-Strike: Global Awakening. WeAreSOLST1CE took Counter-Strike and added a dash of Star Wars. How? Perhaps they spoke words with such mellifluous power that we’re collectively hallucinating something that isn’t there. Or maybe they, you know, edited a replay. One of those.
Retro game publisher Retroism recently dug up an unfortunate remnant from the 90s mascot craze and dropped two of his games on Steam in an attempt to drum up interest in a full-blown Bubsy the Bobcat revival. No thanks, we’re good!
You’ve probably played Phoenix Wright. But have you ever played Phoenix Wright... as a bird?
One of the greatest games to ever grace the Nintendo 64 has returned in the form of a 1080p PC remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It’s just as ridiculous as I remember it, only now it’s bigger.
Valve has come under fire from a French consumer association called UFC Que Choisir (slightly different from that other UFC). The organization litigates on behalf of the public, and they feel that Steam is letting customers down. I like what they’re trying to do, but I don’t love their chances here.
Team Fortress 2 recently got a new update. In broader strokes, it’s pretty standard stuff: new contracts, new weapons, new maps, coordinated aerobics, etc. Players, however, have uncovered some small details that impact the game in a big way.
Today on Highlight Reel we have Just Cause 3 human rockets, time lapses, drunk vertibirds and much more!
“It just feels like we’re dying for nothing, trying to take this base,” lamented one of my teammates during a multiplayer match of Squad. “Well, that’s war,” replied another in a remarkably somber tone. “A whole lot of dying for nothing.”
John Hathway’s father was a big fan of the Diablo-style action RPG Grim Dawn. He liked it so much that during an emergency room visit, he left the game running. In November, Lee Hathway died of lung cancer. Upon hearing the news, the developers of Grim Dawn decided to put Lee into the game.
In Counter-Strike, players can submit their own weapon skins, which Valve will then consider for use in the actual game if they get enough upvotes. One player decided his self-promotion efforts weren’t enough, so he called in a little assistance.
Street Fighter is a game of precise input and output—a delicate tightrope walk of fistic physicality. Hacked together Steam controller motion controls? Maybe not the best idea. And yet...
Turns out there’s a very good reason Just Cause 3 is full of cars and planes and choppers and grappling hooks and parachutes: its map is enormous.
The Steam controller got another big update. Now in open beta, it allows you to register your Steam controller for easy access to your configurations anywhere. It also adds a selection of adorable chime noises for when you power on. Watch PocketEngi’s video of them above. I’m especially partial to “triumph.”
The most recent big Counter-Strike update pissed off a lot of players, first with an overpowered new pistol, then more subtly with an overhaul of the way rifles and pistols work. Now, though, Valve’s admitted that they messed up.