NEWS 18 Aug 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Clarifies its Change to Developer Steam Key Requests

Contrary to what some may have been thinking (and doubtless, some still will) the recent kerfuffle about changing the way developers can request keys for their own games is not about reselling. Our colleagues at Gamasutra report that they spoke to a Valve representative who gave the following clarification: "Steam keys have always been available…
NEWS 12 Aug 2017­ by Mellow_Online1

#SOS: Corporation F/Superb Games Inc. (Updated)

“#SOS” is a series of articles dedicated to any form of anti-consumer/deceptive practices partaken on different Steam games, ranging from things such as developers hiding their involvement with games due to a dark past on Steam, developers censoring user’s opinions and other things of the sort. At the beginning of 2017, Valve started to come…
NEWS 25 Jul 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Has Been Freezing and Crashing Lately…

A problem that has afflicted myself and other Pixel Judge members, giving me a massive panic attack, thinking my six month old HDD was already dying and on its last leg. But fear not! Turns out something weird has gone on with Steam and it's freezing and crashing for a lot of people. The most…
NEWS 22 Jun 2017­ by Max Halcomb

Hide Your Paychecks, Lock up Your Wallets, Steam Summer Sale…

Well folks, it’s that time of year when you spend that College loan you applied for on Steam games instead of tuition... so grab that wallet forcefully and start throwing it at your monitor because the Steam Summer Sales event is here! Valve has come up with a really "slick and genius" way of getting…
NEWS 14 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Direct Arrives

As of yesterday, Steam Direct has been officially launched. For a recoupable cost of $100 per game, anyone and everyone can now release their game directly on the Steam Store. The process involves filling in some forms to detail things like company name, who will be receiving payments for sales, that kind of thing. The…
ARTICLES 07 Jun 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Direct: Greenlight’s Red Light

Farewell Steam Greenlight, we barely knew thee. Nor, it seems, did all that many of us wish to know thee. Though I found it to be a rather intriguing system with a great deal of potential personally, the Steam community response was primarily negative. As such, Greenlight has now been officially laid to rest, and…
ANNOUNCEMENT 22 May 2017

Starpoint Gemini 2 Free for a Limited Time

Little Green Men are having a party and you’re invited. Celebrating the release of Starpoint Gemini Warlords, LGM and Iceberg are giving YOU the gift of Starpoint Gemini 2. Head over to Steam and claim it ASAP because time is limited!
ANNOUNCEMENT 12 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Steam Takes Video in 360 Degrees

As pointed out by an astute Reddit user, Valve have added a 360° video tool to Steam. It seems to be geared more towards VR, given that it can be installed from the SteamVR tools section, but is also fully compatible with standard PC tech. At present, the number of videos available is, understandably, rather…
NEWS 10 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Tells us More About the Steam Store

Coming close on the heels of the new Steam Gifting system, Valve have another Steam update for us...sort of. Giving us some insights into how the Steam Store works, or rather...doesn't, depending on how you look at it. There isn't actually all that much in there, most of it being fluff about the difficulties in trying to…
ARTICLES 08 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

When Valve Got Steamy in the Living Room

Having been available for a year and half, following the November 2015 launch, now seems like a good time to reflect on Valve's invasion of the living room. Granted, in my case, my PC is already in the living room and hooked up to my TV, so I've been making use of the latter mostly…
NEWS 04 May 2017­ by L Coulsen

Valve Give the Gift of Steams New Gifting Service

In a short, precise and to the point update, Valve have outlined some tweaks to the Steam gifting service. Some of which are most decidedly welcome, others are actually a bit of a pisser, truth be told. Coming in three parts, the changes include scheduling, which is pretty darn nifty actually. It does not specify…
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…