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  1. AlphaAtlas

    Study Claims 39% of Counter-Strike Servers are Infected With Malware

    In spite of the battle royale craze and a more modern sequel, the original Counter-Strike is still a massively popular game. The FPS had nearly 15,000 concurrent players at the time of this writing, and there are still thousands of registered 3rd party servers. However, a recent study from Dr...
  2. cageymaru

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming to the PC

    Microsoft has announced that Halo: Reach is being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the entire collection is coming to the PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam! The team at 343 Industries has updated the games with improved and modernized matchmaking and services, support for...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Soviet Themed Tycoon Game Shows Up on Steam

    Metro: Exodus has been called one of the best AAA shooters in recent times by some, and as the developers noted in their "making of" videos, it has a distinctive Russian flair few games outside the Metro series can match. However, if you're in the mood for more, a small Slovakian developer...
  4. cageymaru

    Boneworks Has the Physics Underpinnings to Be a Next Generation VR Masterpiece

    The VR development studio, Stress Level Zero is working on its most ambitious VR title yet; Boneworks. Boneworks will feature advanced physics that aren't found in other VR titles. It uses the capabilities of the upcoming SteamVR Knuckles to allow users to grip one end of an object like a...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    PubG Corporation Patches Vulnerabilities and Arrests Hackers

    While Fortnite is the current king of the hill in the PC gaming world, and Apex Legends is one of the hottest new releases, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still immensely popular. The game still regularly has hundreds of thousands of concurrent players on Steam alone, and according to a recent...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Potential Outer Worlds Release Date Leaks Out of Steam

    For about 14 hours last week, the Steam page for Obsidian's upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds, was listed as "August 6, 2019 18:00:00 UTC." While the date has since been taken down without a peep from Obsidian, SteamDB logged all the changes Obsidian made. Additionally, Altchar claims that Amazon...
  7. cageymaru

    4A Games Releases Metro Exodus Special Weapons Class Trailer and Pre-Load Info

    Metro Exodus developers, 4A Games, has released the latest trailer for the game that showcases the Special Weapons Class. The video shows Helsing and Tikhar weapons in all of their glory. Metro Exodus launches on February 15, 2019 on PC and consoles. Steam pre-order customers will be able to...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Subnautica's First Expansion Enters Early Access on Epic and Steam

    Subnautica left early access on PC early last year, was given away for free on the Epic Store late last year, and even got its own multiplayer mod around Christmas time. But developers UnknownWorlds didn't stop with the critically-acclaimed game's release, as they've been churning away on the...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    What happened to Steam's First Early Access Games?

    Many promising titles come out of Steam's Early Access program, but how many actually make it to the finish line? Unfortunately, some games never leave Early Access, while others leave it in a sorry or unfinished state, but these botched releases usually don't draw as much attention as the...
  10. cageymaru

    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Deep Silver and Epic Games have announced a partnership to make the digital distribution of the PC version of Metro Exodus an Epic Store exclusive. The game will be available for $49.99 on the Epic Store which is $10 cheaper than the current pricing on Steam. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim...
  11. cageymaru

    GDC Releases Its State of the Game Industry 2019 Report

    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) has surveyed nearly 4,000 game developers for its annual State of the Industry Survey. In the latest edition, truths about the game industry are revealed such as working hours, pressure from bosses to work overtime, thoughts on the 30% cut that Steam takes...
  12. cageymaru

    Valve Increases the Usability of Proton in the Latest Steam Client Beta

    The Linux PC gaming community received a nice surprise with the release of the latest Steam Beta client. Steam Play now works on non-Steam game shortcuts which allows Linux PC gamers to use Proton to play games from other services. For example, the author of the article was able to get a copy of...
  13. cageymaru

    Star Control: Origins Is Available for Purchase on Steam

    Star Control: Origins is available for purchase on Steam again after being forced off the digital storefront late last year by a DMCA take down notice from members of the original Star Control development team. Stardock, the developer of Star Control: Origins, is currently being sued by the...
  14. cageymaru

    The Hong Kong Massacre Is Coming to Steam and PS4

    Here is a game play trailer for The Hong Kong Massacre. It is coming to Steam and PlayStation 4 on January 22, 2019. I'm getting Hotline Miami and Max Payne vibes from the trailer! Blast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter. Inspired by classic action...
  15. cageymaru

    Valve Releases Steam Statistics for 2018

    Today, Valve released a Steam statistics overview for 2018. The most interesting stat is the 47 million active daily visitors that Steam averages per day. On a monthly basis, Steam averages 90 million active users with 1.6 million new purchasers per month. The peak concurrent users at one time...
  16. cageymaru

    The Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot Demo" Is Now Available

    Capcom has released a timed 30 minute demo for the game Resident Evil 2. Players can die all they want during the demo, but after 30 minutes it is over. Players can get an idea of the game play in the horror title and test the performance of their systems. Capcom warns players of bugs that may...
  17. cageymaru

    Ubisoft Creates Exclusive Partnership with Epic Games to Sell The Division 2

    Ubisoft has removed The Division 2 from Steam. Instead of selling the game on Steam, they have created a new product page on the Epic Games Store. The game will still be sold through the Ubisoft Store and "Ubisoft and Epic will work to integrate key components of Ubisoft's Uplay and Epic's...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Steam VR Usage Almost Doubled in 2018

    On the surface, Steam's latest hardware survey doesn't look particularly flattering for the VR market, but UploadVR points out that 2018 was a good year for the Steam VR gaming industry. According to the Steam statistics they've been logging, PC VR usage almost doubled in 2018, and 0.8% of Steam...
  19. cageymaru

    The Steam Blog Documents Its "Best of 2018" Lists

    The Steam Blog has released its "Best of 2018" list that cover the following categories: Top Selling Games of 2018, Top Selling New Releases of 2018, Top Selling VR Titles of 2018, Top Early Access Grads of 2018, and the Most Played Games of 2018. Valve has grouped the games into four...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Tim Sweeney Responds to Epic Games Store Criticism

    While some outlets have praised the Epic's new storefront for their more generous developer revenue cut, others have been criticizing the new Steam competitor. One particularly nasty thread popped up on the /r/pcgaming subreddit yesterday, claiming that the Epic Store is "literally spyware" with...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    PubG Peaks at Over 1 Million Players Again

    Facing the meteoric rise of Fortnite and criticisms of a sluggish development pace, PubG's player count has fallen significantly over the past year. According to SteamCharts, PubG had an average player count of 1.5 million in January of this year, with peaks of over 3.2 million players online at...
  22. cageymaru

    The Steam Awards Nominees and Steam Winter Sale Dates Have Been Announced

    Valve has released the list of nominees for the Steam Awards. They humbly excluded themselves from the "Best Developer" category. The voting for the awards will commence on December 20th at the start of the 12th annual Steam Winter Sale. The voting closes on January 3rd with the winners...
  23. cageymaru

    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Is Free on Steam

    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is free on Steam.
  24. cageymaru

    Here Is the Trailer for "The Last Campfire"

    Hello Games has released a game trailer for a short game called "The Last Campfire" that was created by a small team of its employees. It is suggested that puzzles and adventure will be an integral part of the game play. The Last Campfire is an adventure, a story of a lost ember trapped in a...
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Blockchain Storefront RobotCache Signs on 700 Games from 22 Publishers

    According to a report by VentureBeat, RobotCache's ambitious blockchain-based gaming storefront is making significant progress. Despite being in early access, the company claims to have signed on 700 games from 22 publishers. Interestingly, publishers are supposed to get a 95% sales cut from the...
  26. ibex333

    WTS PC Steam Games

    Styx: Shards of Darkness - $10 The Age of Decadence - $3 STAR WARS - Knights of the Old Republic - SOLD STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords -SOLD THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII STEAM EDITION - $4 Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition - $4 SimCity™ 4 Deluxe Edition -...
  27. cageymaru

    Company of Heroes 2

    Company of Heroes 2
  28. cageymaru

    The Steam Autumn Sale Has Commenced

    The Steam Autumn Sale has begun. What game(s) are you considering to purchase? Which website(s) do you use to make sure you're getting the best deal? The Steam Autumn Sale ends November 27th at 10 a.m. Pacific.
  29. cageymaru

    SMACH Team Releases New SMACH Z Alpha Prototype Footage

    The SMACH Z alpha prototype for the upcoming handheld PC-based console is showcased in this video. The input control system for the device screams 'Steam Controller' as it features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Telltale Games are Disappearing from Steam

    Gamedaily.biz reports that Telltale's liquidation is underway, and as a consequence, some of their games are getting de-listed from Steam. Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, and Tales of Monkey Island are already gone. The Twitter account of Pete Hawley, who previously told the publication that...
  31. AlphaAtlas

    Steam Bug Allowed Games to be Downloaded for Free

    Researcher Artem Moskowsky found a bug in Steam that let users download "previously-generated CD keys for a game which they would not normally have access." The bug was submitted to Valve on August 7, quickly fixed on August 10, and publicly disclosed on October 31. Valve was quick to point out...
  32. cageymaru

    The Steam Halloween Sale Is Now Live

    The Steam Halloween Sale is now live. The sale will run from October 29th until November 1st. A few of my recommendations include Dying Light, Plague Inc Evolved, Grim Dawn, Darkest Dungeon, X-Morph: Defense, Metro Redux Bundle, and Hunt Showdown. What would you recommend?
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Chinese Game Ban is Fueling Steam Growth

    According to a report by gamesindustry.biz, Steam gained about 23 million active monthly users in just over a year, bringing their active user count to 90 million. The research firm Niko Partners claims that at least some of that growth can be attributed to the Chinese market, which grew from 15...
  34. cageymaru

    Game Developer Revokes Game License over Bad Review but Later Apologizes

    Indie game developer HOF Studios revoked the Steam key of a Itch.io "First Access" backer for the game Depth of Extinction because the customer left a bed review. To the developer's credit, he quickly reversed his bad decision and sent the backer a new key. What was his reasoning for revoking...
  35. cageymaru

    Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" Has Been Released and More Linux News

    The latest version of Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has been released. Along with the new version of Linux, Canonical has released statistics from users that opted in to complete a survey when installing 18.04 LTS. Phoronix has a list of some of the highlights that users should look forward...
  36. bluesynk

    SteamVR Motion Smoothing (ASW for Vive)

    just tried it out, seems to work very well even in Fallout https://steamcommunity.com/games/250820/announcements/detail/1696061565016280495
  37. cageymaru

    Atomic Heart Artistic Trailer

    Mundfish has released its latest trailer for the game Atomic Heart. The trailer emphasizes the art style of the game where good can quickly turn to evil in a blink of the eye. Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter, events of which unfold in an alternative universe, during the high...
  38. AlphaAtlas

    The Discord Store is Open

    Discord launched a beta version of a gaming storefront back in August, but it was limited to 50,000 people in Canada. Now, the Discord Store Beta is open to everyone. While they don't mention competitors by name, Discord seems to be pitching a more organized approach to shopping than Steam...
  39. cageymaru

    A Sneak Peek at SEGA's Cancelled Shenmue HD Remaster

    The crew at Digital Foundry was sent a work-in-progress video of an early HD remake of the cult classic game Shenmue. It seems that SEGA had commissioned UK developer d3t initially to create a complete remaster of the game with better environment maps, crisper textures, and HD graphics; but...
  40. cageymaru

    SEGA Sheds Light on Industry Approach to Localization and Worldwide Sales

    The SEGA Sammy Group has released the corporation's financial statements which contain insights into how Japanese games have fared in the West. Persona 5 which recently launched in 2017 has sold 2.2 million copies worldwide due to the effort put into translating the IP into English, traditional...
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