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  1. 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...
  2. cageymaru

    Robot Cache Is Steam with Blockchain and Crypto

    Robot Cache is a new digital video game storefront and platform that gives gamers an option to run their parent's electricity bills up in order to mine cryptocurrency that is used to purchase games. It uses blockchain technology to keep a track of the ownership of games on the service. This...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Discord Announces "First on Discord" Games

    After Valve announced Discord-like chat features, Discord announced their own Steam-like game storefront just last month. Today, Discord revealed that the storefront will launch with games unavailable anywhere else. Last Year: The Nightmare, King of the Hat, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, At...
  4. cageymaru

    Game Controller Statistics for the PC Gaming Platform

    Valve has compiled an extensive data set for controller usage on the PC and an explanation of how PC gaming became so controller friendly in recent years. Valve has been working on Steam Input to allow gamers to remap and share controller profiles for individual games on the Steam Platform...
  5. cageymaru

    Valve Adds CO-OP Steam Link Streaming and Moderates Reported Posts

    The latest Steam Client Beta has some interesting features for gamers with local friends. Valve has added CO-OP Steam Link streaming for multiple devices simultaneously, but the feature requires a high quality 5 GHz WiFi network. Don't worry about purchasing additional controllers for all of...
  6. Armenius

    Katamari Damacy Reroll

    Confirmed for PC via Steam to release December 7, 2018. This is an HD remake of the original game released for PlayStation 2. https://www.pcinvasion.com/katamari-damacy-reroll-coming-to-steam/ EDIT: Game launched and Steam page is live.
  7. cageymaru

    AMD to Showcase SMACH Z Handheld Gaming Console at the Tokyo Game Show

    The SMACH Z console has had a rough time being completed after its successful Kickstarter campaign finished in October 2016. The developers have had to contend with setbacks such as a breached manufacturing contract, but the company has rebounded to announce that they will be shipping units...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    So, Avira Flagged Something in my Portal Download from Steam?

    During my Portal download using the Steam client. It was caught by the heuristics filter, so I'm guessing this is a false positive... But is it?
  9. cageymaru

    Assetto Corsa Competizione Has Been Released to Early Access on Steam

    Assetto Corsa Competizione has been released onto Steam in a truly Early Access manner as the game features a single car and track to compete on. Basic multiplayer won't be included until the scheduled update on November 14th of 2018. Also there is no mention of when the Nvidia RTX features...
  10. cageymaru

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Ends PUBG 1 Million Concurrent Player Streak

    The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta has ended the PUBG streak of having 1 million concurrent players everyday on Steam. The PUBG streak lasted for a year until the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta launched yesterday that introduced its own version of Battle Royale. This was tracked by SteamDB...
  11. cageymaru

    Valve Updates Progress on Mature Content Submissions and New Filters

    Valve is still progressing on a Steam overhaul that protects users from seeing content that they aren't interested in. This was born from concern about mature games being available on the platform. Users will be able to ignore up to 10 types of content including developers and publishers, game...
  12. cageymaru

    Khronos Group Is Working on EXT Extension to Assist Linux Gaming Translation Layers

    Piers Daniell is an Nvidia Principal engineer of 11 years, C/C++ expert specializing in OpenGL and Vulkan. He has confirmed that "members of the Vulkan working group are developing a multi-vendor EXT extension for transform feedback with the primary goal of satisfying the needs of the DXVK...
  13. cageymaru

    The State of Linux Gaming After the Advent of Steam Play and Other Tools

    Jason Evangelho has taken a deeper dive into Linux, Lies and Steam Play compatible video games. He touches on subjects such as ease of use when it comes to making Windows games run on Linux. Liam Dawe, of Gaming on Linux fame, assists Jason on his journey into gaming on the OS and it is nice...
  14. U

    FS: RAGE (2011) for cheap [SOLD]

    I have an unused Steam activation key of Rage for $2 OBO
  15. cageymaru

    Steam Allows Users to Block Publishers and Content Creators

    Steam now allows users of the service to block publishers and developers. Tired of seeing recommendations for visual novels? Block them. Don't want point and click adventures from a certain developer in your feed? Block that developer! You can find ignore button just below the golden Beta...
  16. cageymaru

    Steam Audio 2.0 Adds Open-Source AMD Radeon Rays Technology

    Steam Audio Beta 15 has added support for ray-tracing via the open-source AMD Radeon Rays technology. Steam Audio can use ray tracing to bake indirect sound propagation as sounds bounce around a scene until they hit a source. Thousands of ray tracing probes can be used in a scene and AMD...
  17. cageymaru

    Steam Link App Update Adds On-Screen Touch Controls for Mobile Devices

    The Steam Link app has gotten a new Beta update and it adds on-screen touch controls to the app. This means that you no longer need to use a controller with your Steam Link to play games on devices such as mobile phones. It even taps into the phone's gyro and vibration features to allow for a...
  18. cageymaru

    Resident Evil 2 Remaster Game Play Reveal

    The January 25, 2019 launch date for the remaster of Resident Evil 2 is slowly creeping upon us like a long lost friend who's now a zombie. Nvidia has an exclusive game play reveal running at 4K 60fps. Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy some blood, guts, and gore. The highly...
  19. cageymaru

    Steam Play Evolves as Valve Adds Tools for Windows to Linux Compatibility

    Valve has been hard at work funding the creation of open source tools to make Windows games compatible with the Linux operating system (OS). The end goal is to create a better more robust version of Steam Play. The first tool called Proton is a version of Wine that is directly funded by Valve...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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.
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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