ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Feb 2017 by Nail Garejev

Valve Releases Steam Audio SDK to Improve Sound in Games

While the gaming graphics have been constantly improving, the same cannot be said about in-game sounds. While there is a lot of investment into voice acting, music and sound effects in high budget games, most games do not take into account how sound should propagate in their environments. It seems that Valve really wants the…
NEWS 22 Feb 2017 by Phil Scott

Dead Rising 4 Hits Steam This March

Capcom has announced the official release date of the zombie action game Dead Rising 4 for PC on the Steam platform. Dead Rising 4 launched early December last year for Xbox One and Windows with a catch. For fans who hadn’t upgraded to Windows 10, or felt opposed to Microsoft UWP store platform, the game…
ARTICLES 13 Feb 2017 by L Coulsen

Steam Direct: Greenlight, Indie Devs and the Future

Since its inception, Steam Greenlight has been much maligned by a significant chunk of the Steam community. Many seeing it as nothing more than a massive floodgate opening to allow all the shittiest shitty shite in the universe to make its way into their Steam libraries. Now, putting aside the fact you, y'know, have to…
NEWS 22 Dec 2016 by David Pink

Hide Your Wallet, the Steam Winter Sale Is Hungry

It’s that time of year again when everyone’s wallets are screaming bloody murder as Lord Gaben lets loose the floods of massive discounts for its annual epic Steam Winter Sale event! If your bank accounts weren’t already emptied during this festive time of year, then don’t worry, Steam will fix that in a jiffy. What better…
ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Nov 2016 by L Coulsen

No False Advertiser’s Sky

No Man's Sky did not break any rules regarding advertising, and thus, Valve is in the clear as well. Yep, that's about all she wrote really. Now, I'm not on the “No Man's Sky is the worstest EVAH” bandwagon, but even I'm a bit baffled by this decision. There are, quite clearly, things shown that don't exist…
ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Steam Autumn Sale 2016

I'm not even sure why this really needed an announcement, are there any PC gamers out there that DON'T use Steam or have all the sale events memorized by now? Just as easy as going to any calendar, closing your eyes, spin around and plop your finger down on a date and boom, chances are,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Nov 2016 by Stephen Haselden

Dawn of Andromeda Early Access Starting Soon

Dawn of Andromeda has a lot of competition, and a lot to live up to if it wants to leave its mark on 2016. It is a shorter 4X game that has real-time combat happening fluidly on a zoomable galaxy map. The inclusion of a faster game pace, star lanes, and multiplayer all focus Andromeda…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Google Earth Joins the SteamVR Family

The always hip and up with the trends, Google Inc. have recently launched their first HTC Vive title with Google Earth VR. Wanting to bring the whole wide world into the realm of virtual reality, what better way to do that than to literally bring the world into VR. Google Earth has been around for…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Steam Discovery Update 2.0 Now Live

Valve has just "ninja" updated their Steam platform with the newest improvements from the Discovery 2.0 update. The latest "let's make Steam great again" initiative on Valves part to bring Steam into the future, helping customers make quicker, yet wiser choices while browser. Keeping updated with friend activity while shopping or checking out your discovery queue. Getting…
ARTICLES 03 Nov 2016 by David Pink

Steam Cracking Down on “False” Image Advertising…

Valve has been busy the last few months with plans to give their Steam platform a bit of an overhaul, most recently with the Steam Review System itself, the controversy that followed and its timely resolution. While the previous update had its purpose, it ultimately didn’t affect me, since I personally don’t put much stock into any…
ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Oct 2016 by David Pink

Mobius Final Fantasy Coming to Steam

Which comes as a massive surprise to me, Square Enix has just announced that their hugely popular Free-to-Play mobile game, Mobius Final Fantasy, which released internationally last August will be coming to Steam this November. At the time I write this, only a Japan release date has been given, no mention of an English, world-wide…
ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Sep 2016 by L Coulsen

NMS vs ASA

According to a Reddit user by the name of AzzerUK and confirmed by our colleagues at Eurogamer, Hello Games have run afoul of the British Advertising Standards Agency regarding the Steam store page for No Man's Sky. In case you can't guess, the allegation is that Hello mislead consumers, and are continuing to do so,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Sep 2016 by Lee Braden

GoG Connect Returns With the Back to School Sale

With school back in full swing now, the great guys over at GoG have decided to run another round of Connect games with over 300 deals for your old gaming needs. GoG Connect comes back with 17 titles to link from your Steam account. With the June release being a resounding success, the second round has begun today with a few…
ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Sep 2016 by L Coulsen

Valve Are Overhauling the Steam Storefront

As unearthed (as always) by those meddling ki...uhm, a NeoGAF user by the name of Nzyme32 (who has an avatar of Mark Lamarr for some terrifying reason) and confirmed by our colleagues at TechRaptor the Steam Storefront will soon look very different. And a whole lot better in my opinion. Making game images larger, adding…