1. cageymaru

    Shenmue 3 Trailer Announces August 2019 Release Date

    Ryo Hazuki continues on the trail of his father's killer in the third installment of the legendary series. Shenmue 3 - The Prophecy has a release date of August 2019. If you are new to the series, SEGA has released Shenmue I & II onto the Steam platform today. So many fond memories of playing...
  2. cageymaru

    Monster Hunter: World Global Sales Boosted by Steam Release

    Capcom has announced that their global smash hit Monster Hunter: World has shipped over 10 million copies. Reaching this important milestone has been accelerated by the release of the PC version on the Steam platform as the overall sales numbers include digital download and home console sales...
  3. cageymaru

    Discord Officially Launches a Digital Storefront for Online Video Game Sales

    Discord has been growing at a tremendous rate as over 150 million gamers have signed up for the service. Compare this to Steam which boasts a user base of 125 million and suddenly you realize just how much clout and power Discord has with the gamer audience. Finally Discord has decided to...
  4. cageymaru

    Cuphead Sells 3 Million Copies in Less Than a Year

    Studio MDHR has announced that the indie smash hit Cuphead has sold over 3 million copies. To celebrate the triple platinum sales milestone, Cuphead now has a 20% discount on Steam and XBOX. I enjoy playing the game, but I must warn you that it is a hard and unforgiving platformer as evidenced...
  5. cageymaru

    Bethesda Is Having a Sale as a Lead-in to Quakecon

    Bethesda is having a sale on Steam as nearly everything in the publisher's entire catalog is discounted as a lead-in to Quakecon. Of course Quakecon is a legendary PC gaming event as gamers compete to win prizes in a LAN party atmosphere. For those of us that can't attend, there is the before...
  6. DooKey

    Steam Flash Sales are Coming Back

    According to Tyler McVicker, of the Valve News Network, we are going to see Flash Sales return to Steam. The only difference this time is the devs will be able to choose how long their sales last from 6 to 12 hours. This is outstanding news for us value shoppers. I purchased many games from...
  7. cageymaru

    Artifact Has a Release Date and Price

    Artifact is a fantasy card game created by Valve and it finally has a release date and price. On November 28, 2018 Valve will release the game onto its Steam platform with a $20 purchase price. The game boasts of 44 heroes and 280 cards in the shipping set. Players will be able to trade cards...
  8. cageymaru

    Abstractism Game Allegedly Turns Customer PCs into Zombie Cryptocurrency Miners

    The game Abstractism, as sold on the Steam Store, has been accused by paying customers of turning their PCs into cryptocurrency miners. In this post, a customer asks the Steam community about Malwarebytes detecting the game as containing a virus and the developer chimes in to say,"These...
  9. Armenius

    Steam Chat and Friends UI Update

    WTF... In what looks like an attempt to copy Discord, Valve goes and seriously fucks up the UI in spectacular ways. This seriously goes against every basic tenet of UI design I learned about during my stint with computer science and game design: Wasted space, intrusive alerts, lack of...
  10. cageymaru

    Hellblade: Seuna's Sacrifice VR Edition Is a Free Upgrade to the Original Game

    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR Edition is a free VR upgrade for existing owners of the game and will be available July 31, 2018 on Steam. The award winning Ninja Theory development team is particularly proud of the optimizations that were performed on the game to get it to the 90 FPS mark for...
  11. R

    Steam gets built in voice chat and Valve a contract with the NSA

    So, Steam got a new UI update and built in voice channels. Basically a bunch of discord like features. Unfortunately, it lets people listen in to others microphones after they've left or been booted from a voice channel. Supposedly its been fixed...
  12. cageymaru

    Steam Chat and SteamOS Get Major Feature-Rich Overhauls

    Steam chat has gotten a major overhaul which includes a new sleek web browser integration in the latest update. You can drag friends into chat groups and post GIFs, tweets, videos and even upload pictures directly into the Steam client or your browser. I can share my favorite video game...
  13. FrgMstr

    New Valve Anti-Cheating Purge

    Steam and its Valve Anti Cheating technology looks to be working overtime in July. In two days Valve banned over 90,000 Steam accounts. VAC bans differ from game-specific bans in that when an account is VAC-banned it is "permanent, non-negotiable, and cannot be removed by Steam Support," and...
  14. cageymaru

    Game Developer Confirms Steam Adult Game Filter

    Adult game developer Love in Space has divulged through a series of tweets that Steam is indeed getting an adult game filter. The release of their new game Shining Song Starnova has been delayed until Valve has integrated the filter into Steam. Earlier this year we reported that adult games...
  15. DooKey

    Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Free For Red Faction Guerrilla Owners

    I don't know how many of you own Red Faction Guerrilla, but for those of you that do the developer is giving you a free copy of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered on Steam. I checked my Steam library and I found my nice new shiny edition of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered. Some of the...
  16. DooKey

    Improvements to the "Upcoming" tab on Steam

    Over on the Steam blog they are talking about some improvements they've made on the Upcoming tab that some may or may not like. According to the blog the old tab just listed everything in a somewhat chronological order of upcoming titles and they felt that wasn't doing its job. Now the Upcoming...
  17. R

    Tencent Going After Steam With WeGame Launching Worldwide

    Tencent has announced that it plans to take it's PC games marketplace, WeGame, worldwide starting with a Hong Kong version. The announcement comes shortly after Valve announced a Chinese version of it's PC games marketplace, Steam. While WeGame is tiny compared to Steam, currently having only...
  18. FrgMstr

    Best Steam Games of 2018 So Far

    Steam has published its "The Best of 2018 (SO FAR)" list that covers its Top Sellers, Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Games, and the Most Simultaneous Players. Interestingly, the number 2 and 3 spots on the Top Sellers list are Free to Play.
  19. FrgMstr

    17 Steam Tips and Tricks

    While I would not exactly call all 17 of these Steam Tips and Tricks over at PC World "obscure," there were several of these that I was not aware of. Your mileage may vary. Steam’s rife with hidden features that can help you get more out of your PC gaming experience—tricks that few people...
  20. FrgMstr

    Steam is Learning about this Game

    cageymaru pointed out this new feature on Steam. On this particular game, Protolife, if you look down below the "Single-player" and "Full controller support" categorie, you will see where it states, "Steam is learning about this game." If you hover over the question mark next to that you will...
  21. R

    Layers of Fear is Free on Steam

    The psychological horror game Layers of Fear is free for a limited time on Steam. No catch, click the button and it's yours forever. I've watched a few videos of it and it looks really good if you're into the genre. Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on...
  22. FrgMstr

    Steam Hates Windows XP and Vista

    If you are a Windows XP or Vista OS kind of person that games, you will be out of luck when it comes to Steam on January 1, 2019. Official Steam support will stop on that date. As for now, the new Steam Chat will not be supported either. I still have an XP box running here with a 35w Athlon...
  23. modi123

    Reminder - January 1st, 2019 - Steam stops support for XP/Vista

    Reminder to get, at least, on to Win7.
  24. R

    Valve Goes After Discord With Steam Chat

    Today Valve has announced "Steam Chat," and it looks an awful lot like DIscord. In fact, other than the Steam-ish skin, well and the fact it can be integrated into Steam, it's hard to tell the difference between Steam Chat and Discord. You can see what games everyone is playing, create groups or...
  25. DooKey

    Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store? Part Deux

    It was only a couple of days ago that we reported Steam is going to let almost anything stay in their store unless it is illegal or trolling. However, they just removed four more games from Steam and it doesn't appear that these games fit the loose definition they provided just day ago. So...
  26. R

    Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Free For First 100 Hours

    Dubbed as a "last-weirdo-standing battle royale game," Totally Accurate Battlegrounds started as an April Fool's parody of the Battle ROyale genera, and the game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. As a special offer, for the first 100 hours after the games release, you get the game for free...
  27. R

    Who Gets To Be On The Steam Store?

    In an interesting post to the Steam Blog today, Erik Johnson goes over what games get to be on the steam store. Specifically, should Steam be selling games with adult or violent content? Surprisingly, Steam does have groups of people looking at the contents of every controversial title that is...
  28. R

    Valve Makes Games, Steam, And Crazy Prototype VR HMDs

    A trip to Valve Software's about page will inform you that Valve makes games, Steam, and hardware. A more fitting headline would state "At Valve we make nearly infinite amounts of cash," but that's a different story. One interesting thing however is if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the...
  29. DooKey

    How Much Have You Spent on Steam?

    I've always wondered how much I've spent on my Steam addiction over the years and now I've found out. I just hit this link and it told me I've spent $2,452.73 but I would have guessed a larger number. Anyway, I consider it money well spent and I'm sure I'll add to that total significantly...
  30. DooKey

    Steam Client had a Remote Code Execution Vulnerability for at Least 10 Years

    Don't delete your Steam client. The vulnerability has been fixed, but the simple fact of the matter is it was just sitting there for at least ten years. This was a nasty vulnerability that would allow remote code execution on the computer hosting the client. There were no known attacks using...
  31. FrgMstr

    Valve Removes Active Shooter

    Valve has removed the Active Shooter game from its Steam Store which we talked about here last week. As is reported by Variety, Valve had many more reasons to pull the title rather than just the social outrage du jour. Thanks cageymaru. “This developer and publisher is, in fact, a person...
  32. DooKey

    Apple Blocks Steam Link on iOS

    Earlier this month we told you about Steam Link and how you could use it to stream games to your mobile device. Original plans were for an Android and iOS version. Both versions were approved and were readied for roll out this month. However, Apple has revoked its approval because of 'business...
  33. Z

    Steam VR not detecting HP mixed reality headset

    I just updated my windows 7 I5-6500 w 1070 card to windows 10 actually Microsoft tech did it as my digital license wouldn't work. Anyhow it ended up being a custom install of 1803. Now the Windows VR portal works fine and plays the MS store VR games ok. However It does not detect the HP...
  34. DooKey

    HuniePop and Other Adult Games Facing Removal From Steam Store

    It seems that Valve is on a crusade to remove games from Steam that are claimed to include pornographic content. Not that this is a bad thing because it is their house, so their rules, but some developers are crying foul because they don't believe their content is pornographic. However, some of...
  35. Armenius

    Players less concerned by bugs than bad game design, study finds

    Interesting article on Games talks about the results of an empirical study of game reviews on the Steam platform. Key takeaways from negative reviews: Only 17% mentioned bugs 57% noted game design issues Overall, found to be useful to developers, containing fewer "not helpful"...
  36. R

    Steam Hardware Survey Was Wrong

    Every month Steam posts it's Steam Hardware & Software Survey, giving data on what hardware and software are Steam users running. While it has long been a bit questionable about the validity of the data, The Tech Report's Wayne Manion has posted an article today explaining that the last few...
  37. R

    Arma 3 Free to Play Weekend

    In celebration of selling 4 million copies on Steam, Arma 3 is having a free to play weekend, as well as being on sale for $13.59, which is 66% off, and all Arma 3 DLC is on sale as well. DSOGaming has done a good writeup of Arma 3 if you don't know what the game is about, you can pick up Arma 3...
  38. Bankie

    Steam Spring VR Sale

    Just started today. Gorn - $14.99 Tiltbrush - $9.99 Audioshield - $9.99 Arizona Sunshine - $21.99 Duck Season - $14.99 A bunch more for 25-75% off but I'm too lazy to post them.
  39. DooKey

    Together VR Game Might Ruin Your Life

    Together VR is available on Steam and this game might just ruin your life with its "remarkable" physics. You can check out the video of game play below and see how things move around. Don't watch this at work if VR jiggles aren't allowed. Thanks, cageymaru. Watch the video here.
  40. FrgMstr

    New Steam Privacy Settings

    Yesterday's episode of Cuck the Zuck got Gabe Newell's attention and he has acted quickly so as to not end up on a highchair in front of Congress. Seriously, the folks over at Steam have not taken kindly to apps like SteamSpy and are looking to boot its ability to collect game data on your...