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  1. What's that quote from Avengers Endgame Hawkeye? Don't give me hope? And yet...I can't help it! I'm not crazy over VR, but this could be the game to change my mind...and I still secretly hope we DO get Half Life 3.
  2. Steam is a mess, we all know that. The big problem is, of course, that the storefront is flooded with digital diarrhoea covering all the legitimately good and worthwhile indie developer's work and thus they simply can't get noticed and recognised. It's gotten to the point where indie dev's are preferring Nintendo to Steam. Last year more than 4000 games released on Steam, almost half of it's entire library at the time. This year, with December still to go, there has already been more than 6000. Some people will twist the meaning of these figures to say "look at all the choice Steam offers" or "That's because of how much Steam and PC gaming has grown", but we know the truth. It would be very easy and correct to blame the legions of dickhead developers and asset flippers for using Steam as the dumping ground for all their rancid piles of shit. However, as some will well know, I don't blame the ones who are taking advantage of this opportunity to deploy their get rich quick schemes, I blame the ones that are clearly quite happy to open the door to these bastards in the first place, Valve. This company makes money faster than paper can even be printed, and are yet unyielding in there insistence that the one thing that would immediately negate these problems can't be done. That being employing actual eyeballs with actual optic nerves to attach them to actual brains certified as actually sane inside actual head's that are parts of actual human beings to do actual quality control. Instead, they depend on a $100 entrance fee (what a deterrent that is) and nice, cheap algorithms that don't work. And that's being kind, I actually believe that Valve lets this happen because of the money they make as result of all this, but that's speculation and I want to stick to actual facts. There are people who will defend Valve buy saying "To many games get released on Steam every day to check each one" or "Hiring the sheer number of quality control staff to do this work would cost to much money". Well, I am going to test those theories. First, lets get some base numbers. To say again, 6000+ games released this year minus December. So, that's 6000 games over 334 days (that's the 365 day year minus December) meaning per day the average number of games released on Steam this year has been... (Apologies for the size of the images. I'm on my tablet and can only use screenshots from my calculator app and the always annoying imgur as file host. Don’t worry, I'm not going to use these screenshots to prove every sum, just the important ones.) ...so, close enough to say 18 games a day. Really? 18? They can't eyeball 18 games a day on average? And that's the highest its ever been. Obviously there will be days with more that, but there will be days with less to. There's also employee holidays, weekends and sick days to consider, but if Valve were to implement this there would almost certainly be a stated QC period between when a game is presented to them and being approved for sale (maybe 48hrs, for example) to help accommodate such delays and time zone discrepancies. So, 18 a day is a fair average to me to deal with these games quickly. I'm gonna assume for this a game is approved or not approved within 24hrs. On to the next issue. Cost. I am not gonna just look at how much an individual gets paid for doing this kind of work and build my calculations on that for three reasons; 1. I don't know what people in that profession get paid. 2. Even if l did know, I'm not gonna expose another persons salary without permission. 3. That wouldn't be an accurate estimate to how much an employee costs an employer anyway. There's more to it than just wages. So I'm going to approach this a different way. What I'm going to do is imagine a certain amount of people doing this job, analyse the workload so that we know that it's within reasonable parameters for both sides and consider this against the money taken in for that $100 fee per game because that's where that money should go in my opinion. So I am taking 0% of the money made from sales of games, DLC, movies, soundtracks, trading cards and everything else. Just that $100 fee. First, I want to take that 18 game a day average and apply it to December so we can get an annual figure for games released as an estimate; So adding that to 6000 makes a total of 6558 but I'm gonna round that up to 6700 given that at the time of posting we're still in November plus I think December will be a "busy" month given Christmas and all. Since Valve are to stingy to even employ one person to do quality control, so I'm gonna keep the number of people in this hypothetical scenario down to literally a handful, 5. Not 500, not 50, 5. So these 5 people doing 40hrs per week is a total of 200 man hours per week, multiply by 52 weeks that's 10,400 man hours per year. Divide that by those 6700 games and; ... that's around 90 minutes each employee has to check each game. That may not sound like much, but when comes to games that are not of adequate quality, are non-functional or barley functional, more obvious violations of copyright, offensive or overly obscene material, asset flips and other such dross, one could figure most of these out much more quickly than that. As an average, that's plenty of time, and this is with just 5 people remember. Speaking of which let's figure out the budget per employee to maintain this scenario between these 5 testers (Valve already have the management in place to remove games and offending developers, so they have the management in place for this already, so managers don't count). If all they have is the money form those $100 fees, then the annual budget per tester in $US is; ... oh, fuck you Valve! FUCK YOU!!! How do I see this? Well, I think Valve know damn well that if the did do proper QC, it would lead to less games getting published on Steam making even this hypothetical QC more expensive per game in the long run. THAT is why they refuse to do it. They WANT this dross all over Steam. It all comes down to money. So despite everything I just said, I'm wrong. QC would cost more money, but that much more? I say no. Valve just doesn't value their pride, there storefront, their customers nor the indie' development community enough to make these changes, not against the bottom line. But I'm leaving that and well as my figures open to the jury. Please share your thoughts below
  3. A look at the secret networks, esports scene, piracy, devs, and gaming history of Cuba. Square Enix splits with Hitman creators, Microsoft unveils VR controllers, Paradox Interactive Conference announcements, Mass Effect on hiatus and BioWare Montreal made a support studio, why games music needs to emancipate itself from Hollywood, Phantom Dust update released for free, how the Madden makers produced the puzzle platformer Henry Hatsworth, why Youtubers are losing ad money, Alan Wake removed from digital stores, how Inside's levels were designed, the history of Super Mario RPG, Nier Automata's uplifting existentialism, Vanquish coming to PC this month, why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is important, the legacy and ports of Quake II, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) The E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule All 15,000 'fan passes' to E3 have been sold Steam Trading Cards will now only be offered with "legitimate games" Microsoft's unveils VR motion controllers for mixed reality headsets Square Enix Splits With Hitman Creators IO Interactive That's extremely unfortunate, not just as it would likely stop development of Season 2, but it was both an excellent model of post release free content and was included in if not at the top most of the GOTY lists I saw sites doing for 2016. The Hitman Series Has A Long History Of Excellence Rumor: Io Interactive will retain Hitman rights, second season is still on the way Sources: BioWare Montreal Scaled Down, Mass Effect Put On Ice For Now Today’s Mass Effect: Andromeda patch focuses on multiplayer tweaks, cinematics Hate elves? Watch a T-Rex eat one in Total War: Warhammer II's Lizardmen trailer Paradox will be publishing Battletech, adding their weight to the crowdfunded $2.7 million Beta Date! Gameplay Video! New Partnership! Exclamation Points!!! HBS BattleTech Q&A Livesream May 10, 2017 PDXCON 2017: BattleTech Feature Stream PDXCON 2017: BattleTech 1 v 1 Skirmish Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, PC tomorrow for free Strategy & Cylons: Battlestar Galactica – Deadlock Form is a VR puzzle game that’s all in the mind Harvest Moon: Light of Hope is coming to Steam The new Endless Space 2 trailer examines the risks and rewards of expansion Children of Zodiarcs is the next Square Enix Collective game, release date set Online fighting game Absolver gets a release date Sundered ‘Resist’ trailer See hordes of zombies eat buckets of lead in the Black Ops 3: Zombies Chronicles trailer You Can Make Your Own Shitty Sonic Character In 'Sonic Forces' Sonic Mania’s latest trailer puts Knuckles back in Flying Battery Zone Prison Architect: Mobile - Coming this Spring! Dreadnought gets PS4 co-op mode, where you’ll die without teamwork Halo 6 won't be shown at E3 2017 Binding of Isaac dev teases unannounced project LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 KONK!ing to November Cowboy builders: Constructor demo erected wonky Nintendo Developing ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Smartphone Game El Shaddai director teases “major” announcement within two weeks Warren Spector’s sure System Shock 3 will stand out from the pack Ace Combat 7 delayed to 2018 Sega planning “revival of major IPs” Madden 18 Official Teaser Trailer The 3 Things You Need To Know From Ubisoft's Earnings Call So much for the "Spaghetti" Western, and here I was really looking forward to Ubisoft handing the series off to an Italian studio with a low budget. Drifting Lands is a shmup with gear and loot, out in June Immortal Planet footage shows the constant cycle of kill, sleep, level up, repeat Ska's Charlie Murder, and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile hit PC The robotic roguelike Botlike has players toppling a totalitarian regime as a surly warbot Tropico devs Haemimont Games working on Surviving Mars, a city-building game set in space PDXCON 2017: Surviving Mars Interview Fire Emblem Echoes - Two Heroes (Nintendo 3DS) Four Hours In, I'm Enjoying The Challenge Of Fire Emblem Echoes Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Pre-Review Thoughts: Coming to Grips With a Very Different Kind of Fire Emblem 45 Minutes of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Gameplay (Celica's Story! Livestream Archive) Ever Oasis field introduction trailer Tokyo 42’s multiplayer trailer shows off neon-soaked social stealth and fast-paced shootouts The next Dynasty Warriors is going open-world 14 minutes of Oceanhorn 2 gameplay Wild West Online revealed: The Red Dead-like MMO 'built from the ground up' for PC Thief movie producers say a new Thief game is in the works Visor is a Quake Champion who can see through walls Vanquish PC Port Coming out Later This Month Payday 2 is getting a free VR mode Payday 2 getting Ultimate Edition, all future DLC to be free updates Payday 2 Makers Donate DLC Profits To Help Big YouTubers Fight Legal Battle Dead by Daylight adds an esports pro and a sadistic doctor in its Spark of Madness DLC Overwatch anniversary event, Game of the Year edition could be on the way Jeff Kaplan reveals the Overwatch Balance Triangle - Here’s A Thing “I've been thinking a lot about jetpack cat” - Blizzard’s Michael Chu holds Overwatch AMA Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood trailer reveals theme song and new in-game action Rainbow Six Siege delays Season Two content to focus on fixes Rainbow Six Siege's Alexandre Remy and Xavier Marquis on Operation Health and 10 more years of content Fix Glaz, then worry about Operation Health, say Rainbow Six Siege community Europa Universalis IV to get Third Rome expansion this year, focused on Russia Paragon’s new support hero Phase can throw allies a literal lifeline Diablo 3: 7 Minutes of Necromancer Gameplay (1080p 60fps) Shinobi and Centurion come to For Honor in season two: Shadow and Might Wildlands has new mens to shoots in Fallen Ghosts DLC PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets two new maps - fight in a desert city or Adriatic island Battlegrounds patch tackles 'lag switch' cheaters by freezing them in place Crusader Kings 2 expanding eastward New Prey patch fixes corrupted save files, infinite material creation and more Obituary: Arcana Heart developer Tohru Sakurai Metal Gear's Solidus Snake Voice Actor Passes Away At 63 Civ V lead designer Jon Shafer starts "brand new team" at Paradox Interactive Dan Ayoub leaves 343 Industries It’s Ridiculous That Nier: Automata Still Hasn't Been Patched On PC With a legal win against Oculus, ZeniMax turns to a new target: Samsung's Gear VR PDXCON 2017: Press Conference PDXCON 2017: Creating Games For An Equally Creative Community PDXCON 2017: Game Design with Jon Shafer and Henrik Fåhreus PDXCON 2017: Ideas are Useless! Pitch your game to Paradox! PDXCON 2017: Voices? Where?! The Delusional Mind of an Audio Director PDXCON 2017: Europa Universalis - Around the world in 400 years Why didn't Tyranny sell? Paradox on Obsidian's RPG "everyone was hoping would do better" Paradox know "people want a Bloodlines sequel," will make one "when the time is right" Stellaris may get Doomsday weapons and "galactic UN", not a "deep economic system" Job Simulator studio Owlchemy Labs acquired by Google Alan Wake vanishes from stores next week Why YouTubers are losing so much ad money (and how they can survive the crunch) Half-Life 2: VR mod promises full Rift, Vive, and motion controller support The Modder Slowly Translating 'Stardew Valley' into a Language Most Games Ignore Esports News The Weekend In Esports: League Of Legends, Madden 17, And The Gwent Challenger Finals Riot Games Updates on Crowdfunding Effort for Mid-Season Invitational, $1.4 Million Raised So Far Blizzard Responds To Controversial Rumors Of $20 Million Overwatch League Buy-In Fee Tencent wants to build an esports-themed park in China Hearthstone pros are not happy about having to play qualifiers in Buffalo Wild Wings Vici Gaming just voted to fire three-time LoL world champion Bengi from their team G2's Lifecoach is crowned champion at the first Gwent Challenger event What Street Fighter Pros Think Of Ultra Street Fighter II For The Switch Street Fighter Pro Brings Down The Champ At Compete Event The Wildest Matches From Compete's Street Fighter Pro Challenge Nearly Half of Esports Viewers Don’t Play the Games They Watch, Newzoo Analysis Finds Crowdfunding News Kynseed - A Whimsical Sandbox RPG Adventure See the 'PaRappa the Rapper' and 'Gitaroo-Man' Mashup 'Project Rap Rabbit' Project Rap Rabbit (working title) Forsaken Castle Sons of the Void | Space dungeon crawler with RPG elements World of Nyms - Action Adventure and RPG indie videogame Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) SNET: Cuba's Underground Internet & The Rise of Competitive Gaming Cuba: Where underground arcades, secret networks and piracy are a way of life How the Madden Makers Produced the Magical Puzzle Platformer ‘Henry Hatsworth’ Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic kids Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming One Player Is Holding a 12-Year Video Game Secret Hostage WonderGirl and an alternative approach to non-linear platformers Romance in Video Games Can Sometimes Be Best Expressed Through Words Alone GX Australia: The celebration and the call to action The Horrifying Sound of Death in Games 'Prey' Holds a Mirror to Silicon Valley's Dark Soul People Are Reminiscing About A PS1 JRPG That Didn't Exist I Paid Women To Play Overwatch With Me, And It Was Fantastic If it helped me to avoid Twitch streamers whining about people other than them getting money for playing games I'd pay. Similar to this old story. Game Dev Insight: A Chat with BioWare Cinematics Lead Tal Peleg 'Final Fantasy XV' Is Surprisingly Good at Teaching Photography How Inside’s levels were designed Derivière: “Games music needs to emancipate itself from Hollywood” Prey designer Ricardo Bare explains why diverse characters matter NATHAN DRAKE IS CRASH BANDICOOT: UNCHARTED 4 AND ACCEPTANCE How to play video games after having a baby “VR shooters are the lowest common denominator - we need to move on” DIMENSIONS OF IDENTITY IN GAMESA REVIEW OF GAMING AT THE EDGE BY ADRIENNE SHAW Sony's Richard Marks Talks What Works, What's Next for PSVR Ed Boon on 'Injustice 2' and the Secret to Making a Great Superhero Fighting Game The Weird and Wonderful Video Game Debuts of Every 'Injustice 2' Hero Nier: Automata's Uplifting Existentialism (Story Discussion) Why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Was (and Still is) Important DF Retro: Quake II - The Legacy and its Ports! The History of Super Mario RPG | Gaming Historian An Interview With Princess Zelda's Voice Actor For Breath Of The Wild What makes Dead Cells' reveal trailer damn-near-perfect? You Need To Play Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Overwatch emotes reenacted by this guy's dad are amazing Someone has remade the entirety of Terminator 2 in GTA 5 Half Life Scientist Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The true legacy of the Atari 2600
  4. The history of Relic Entertainment, webseries Checkpoint raising money to raise awareness about mental health issues and to help people effected through video games, gameplay of the HD re-release of Phantom Dust, the man with over 1200 platinum trophies, exploring mental illness in Night in the Woods and Papo and Yo, Divinity OS2's D&D mode, the Prey 2 we won't get, African game developer stories, how Bethesda's review policy hurts Prey, the only Valve stories you ever read, the portrayal of motherhood in games, the marketing of Final Fantasy 7, the limits of Link and the promise of Aloy, what games can learn from Yooka-Laylee, how the 2008 CGS DoA4 tournament lead to some of the highest paid women in esports, Jim Sterling continues coverage on Brash Games, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) Steam Users Are Concerned About Valve's New Gift Policy Valve Discusses The Past And Future Of The Steam Store Sony’s E3 2017 press conference dated Exclusive: 19 Minutes of PHANTOM DUST HD Re-Release Gameplay Prey for the Gods changes name to Praey for the Gods over Bethesda/Zenimax copyright Bethesda executive responds to 'Prey for the Gods' trademark dispute A game about hatred, children and war ELEX Official Gameplay Trailer: Berserker Faction Zero Escape trilogy to be complete on PS4 with Zero Time Dilemma port Oxygen Not Included is coming to Steam Early Access later this month Inside Marvel vs Capcom Infinite: an in-depth interview about accessibility, combos, ditching cross-platform play and sweat equity “If it were up to us, we’d port all of our games to PC,” say Bayonetta developers Platinum Games Watch 12 minutes of Darksiders 3 'pre-alpha' gameplay How Darksiders 3 Survived the Death of THQ - IGN First The goal of Darksiders 3 is potentially “setting up the next one”, say Gunfire Games Agents of Mayhem Official Franchise Force Trailer The First 35 Minutes of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Destiny 2 On PC Will Have "Meaningful Features," Activision Says Total War: Warhammer 2 Kroq-Gar Confirmed and Campaign Mechanic News Titanfall: Assault turns the shooter into a real-time strategy game Why This Very Queer Strategy Game Downplayed Its Queerness While Crowdfunding Ready Or Not - Official Reveal Trailer Endless Space 2 trailer showcases the perils and prizes of exploration Endless Space 2 reveals its spacetreants Call of Duty Black Ops 3: Zombies Chronicles gets an official story trailer Squad-based RTS Ancestors promises medieval carnage for both keyboard and gamepad users Phil Plays Lovecraftian Horror Game Conarium Degica Games localizing original Castle of Shikigami Akiba’s Beat ‘Maids’ trailer Knack 2 is an atonement Ever Oasis is both town sim and RPG from the man behind The Secret of Mana BioWare’s new game delayed past March 2018 Brian Blessed plays a mad scientist in Kingdom Come: Deliverance Rime Hands-On Preview Here's A Big Sign That Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Is Coming To 3DS Running A Campaign In Divinity: Original Sin 2's D&D Mode Röki, An Adventure Game About The Deep Dark Woods Life, and how to live it, explored in a new game EA Sports UFC 3 coming in early 2018 Old Man's Journey looks fantastic, release date set for next week Sources: leaked Assassin's Creed: Origins image is real Quake’s hero comes to Quake Champions Risk of Rain 2 will abandon side-scrolling in favour of third-person shooting The Occupation and the perils of politics in games New clips of Mark Hamill in Star Citizen Overkill’s The Walking Dead game delayed to second half of 2018 Rogue Trooper: Redux teaser introduces the updated GI King of Fighters 15 Steam Release 505 Games will publish Remedy Entertainment's new game Emily Is Away Too logging on May 26th Dead Island 2 is still alive, Deep Silver insists Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia announces $44.99 season pass Echoes Is Last 3DS Fire Emblem Game As Focus Turns to Switch Shantae: Half-Genie Hero DLC Injustice 2 - Sub-Zero, Red Hood & Starfire DLC Trailer For Honor - The Shinobi Samurai Gameplay Trailer For Honor - The Centurion Knight Gameplay Trailer Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide | Stromdorf DLC Trailer Street Fighter 5’s next character is Ed Battlefield 1 reveals second night map that's due in the coming months Horizon Zero Dawn patch will give you more options in photo mode DOTA 2 Is Getting A Co-op Campaign With A Story Civilization VI Offers Free Stuff Because Of Currency Rip-Offs Stellaris launches Update 1.6, hands out birthday DLC Blizzard is testing nerfs to Reinhardt and Soldier: 76 on the Overwatch PTR Overwatch updates - everything Blizzard have planned for the months ahead Overwatch is already a billion-dollar game D.Va Spotlight – Heroes of the Storm Outlast 2 update dials back the difficulty Battlegrounds Will Add Loot Crates And Skins, But Not Until After Early Access Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Charity Invitational raises over $100,000 China game revenues expected to hit $35 billion in 2021 61 percent of EA's game sales last year were digital YouTubers Say They Can't Make Money Covering Call of Duty: WWII Bad time for channels based around content no one is going to want to pay for. Longtime Persona director hands off series after more than a decade Prey Launch Guy Finds StarCraft Source Code And Returns It To Blizzard, Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon War Child launches GameOn, a fundraising hub for game devs The Modder Who Spends Hundreds of Hours Building Trees for 'Cities: Skylines' Meet the Hackers That Made a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Game for the NES Esports News The Weekend In Esports: Rocket League Finals, IEM Sydney, And More Professional Smite Player and Caster Dies of Cancer at Age 25 These Trans Women Were Asked To Show Their Passports To Enter A Female Gaming Tournament League Revising Rules After Trans Players Rejected From Women's CSGO Tournament DreamHack Hosts 'Seniors' Competition For Counter-Strike Players Over 30 As Esports Thrive, Corporations Dive In Brazilians Prove Unstoppable At Australian Counter-Strike Tournament Dota 2’s Kiev Major ended with a bizarre video of women, and nobody is happy about it In response to PGL's "Girls of Kiev" video Public apology to the DOTA 2 community Smash Pro Wins Japan Major By Going Back To His Roots Tekken 7 Pros Booted From UK Championship On Suspicion Of Collusion Ten Years Ago, Dead Or Alive Launched The Careers Of The Highest-Paid Women Pro Gamers Mount and Blade’s first esports event, the Battle of Bucharest, rides out on May 20 Warner Bros. Announce Massive Series of Tournaments for Injustice 2, $600k in Prizes Three CS:GO Tournaments Announced for DreamHack Summer 2017 for Junior, Senior, and Female Attendees Dota 2 International Prize Pool Already Over $6 Million, Thanks to Battle Pass Revenue Four Pro Gaming Teams Drop Overwatch In One Week Crowdfunding News The CHECKPOINT Series Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) How Final Fantasy 7 Revolutionized Videogame Marketing and Helped Sony Tackle Nintendo How ‘Papo & Yo’ Shined a Light on Alcoholism and Mental Health Children of the Earth: The Limits of Link and the Promise of Aloy Why is motherhood so poorly portrayed in video games? Prey Shows That Bethesda's Review Policy Is Even Bad For Bethesda Postmortem: Thomas Brush's Pinstripe Meet the man with 1200 Platinum trophies ‘Skyrim’ is a Great Survival Game, Actually How the Creators of Harvest Moon Are Keeping Up with 'Stardew Valley' Thoughts on first-person-narrative game trailers 'DC Universe Online' Chief Jack Emmert on Why Superheroes Matter Persona 5 Put Me Back in the Closet 'Persona 5' Creators Talk Series' Legacy, Character Design and J-Pop African video game makers are breaking into the global industry with their own stories 'Civilization' Creator Sid Meier: "I Didn't Really Expect to be a Game Designer" The Secret Ending That Helped Redeem Tactics Ogre: The Knights of Lodis Why I'm glad Dark Souls is dead Overwatch YouTuber Gets Harassed After Redditor Makes False Accusations The end of Steam: imagining the future of how we buy games Nintendo's Line Of Wario Platformers Ended Far Too Long Ago Tom Hall: 5 key design lessons I learned directing Wolfenstein 3D Lifestyle Games - The Play's the Thing - Extra Credits What Modern Games Can Learn From Yooka-Laylee The History of Relic Entertainment Legendary Mario 64 Record For Collecting All The Stars Finally Broken Sam Lake INTERVIEW: The Intersection of Narrative in Games, Films, and Literature What Happened to Fighting Force 3? | Unseen64 Ft. That Video Games Show The Design of Dead Space - Part 3 | Game Maker's Toolkit Matt Chat 375: Tim Lang on Might and Magic IX Hacker Makes the 'Nintendo PlayStation' Fully Operational Paul Ryan: Not That One (The Jimquisition) Exploring Mental Illness in Night in the Woods (SPOILERS) The Prey We'll Never Play - Investigating Prey 2 Japan's Valkyria Chronicles 3 by SEGA - Region Locked Feat. Dazz (Gameplay & Analysis) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games, game communities, or game companies Prey Review The Only Five Valve News Stories That You Ever Read Bethesda Pressuring Employee Named ‘Beth’ To Change Her Name Korean Politician Using Overwatch Video On The Campaign Trail Multiple Choice STRAFE® | Official Movie Trailer #1 Things I Missed From Previous Weeks The Doubled Meanings of Gaming's Great Towers
  5. This Week In Gaming 2-14-17 E3 selling tickets this year, Overwatch director desire to remove input conversation devices raises concerns from fans with disabilities, Greenlight to be replaced by Steam Direct and bringing back paid mods, Noah Caldwell-Gervais compares Deserts of Kharak to previous Homeworld titles and talks about his current life as a video game critic traveling in a Volkswagen Bus, Breath of the Wild gets season pass, the difficulty of making games in China, the price of indie games, Ron Gilbert talks about his new game and crowdfunding, finding a mom to identify with in video games, Humble Bundle launches publishing and funding program, Overwatch's D.Va is seen as a symbol of hope for some Korean gamers, Super Bunnyhop and Tim Poon explain Oculus Trial, inXile releases trailers and information on three current projects, and more. Gaming News (Announcements, release dates, previews, interviews, expansions, DLC, updates, company news, new tech, mods) E3 Opens To The Public For The First Time Ever Valve to Axe Steam Greenlight, Move Closer to Direct Distribution with ‘Steam Direct’ this Spring Steam’s upcoming pay structure won’t help devs or players Indie devs aren’t happy with Steam Greenlight replacement Steam Greenlight had to go, but its replacement might just work Steam Direct is better than Greenlight, but the size of its fee will make or break it itch.io direct itch,io responds to Steams $100-$5000 submission fee. Valve: Modders 'absolutely' need to be paid Nintendo drops big hint toward GameCube games on Virtual Console Mass Effect: Andromeda director Mac Walters explains the dialogue system replacing Paragon / Renegade Mass Effect: Andromeda has over a dozen hub areas, will learn from The Witcher 3 Fans really want to have sex with Mass Effect's new alien Old Man's Journey Gameplay Teaser Syberia 3 release date set, new trailer teases puzzles and snow ostriches Now Even Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Getting DLC And A Season Pass South Park: The Fractured But Whole has been delayed again The Bard's Tale IV - Combat First Look Work on remastered Bard's Tale trilogy has reportedly stopped Techland and InXile release new cinematic story trailer for Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 3 studio lays out its "vision for the apocalypse" Star Trek: Bridge Crew gets a May launch date and adds the original Enterprise Ni No Kuni 2 flaunts its flashy combat in latest trailer Zero Escape: The Nonary Games ‘New Features in 999’ gameplay Hollow Knight, a beautifully animated 2D platformer, releases this month Senran Kagura: Estival Versus coming to PC in March, ‘Battle Vixens’ DLC launches simultaneously Is Prey the BioShock successor we've been waiting for? FTL devs return with Into the Breach, turn-based kaiju defence with giant robots Injustice 2: Swamp Thing Gameplay Reveal Trailer (1080 60fps) – IGN First Injustice 2 - Here Come The Girls Greedfall teaser reveals a Baroque-inspired RPG about the perils of colonization Procedural cop RPG No Truce with the Furies sounds so very odd and exciting Halo Wars 2 physical releases canceled in North America Two hours with Thimbleweed Park, the new adventure game from the creator of Monkey Island Shiness is Nice: On the French Anime-Influenced Fighting RPG Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Cartel [US] Ghost Recon Wildlands scores top Hollywood script-writing talent Sniper Elite 4 - "Timing is Everything" Launch Trailer 'Sniper Elite 4' Aims for Triple-A, But Has An Indie Heart For Honor Features: Progression and Customization [US] For Honor Gameplay: Celebrity Match with Jason Momoa, Lauren Cohan, Alfie Allen & Demetrious Johnson For Honor: Launch Trailer (Gameplay) [US] BattleTech beta slated for March 15, and there’s room for you Phantom Halls is a stylish squad-based shooter that combines Worms with Spelunky Toukiden 2 trailers reveal the Chain Whip and the Sword & Shield Destiny 2 is coming this year How '29' Paints A Personal, Yet Surreal Picture Of London Frigid survival game Impact Winter is coming in April How a mysterious drawing helped create Pillars of Eternity 2 Pillars of Eternity 2's Josh Sawyer on crowdfunding, isometric RPGs, and storytelling Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Twitch Live Q&A Chat 2 - Featuring Josh Sawyer and Adam Brennecke Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Backer Update 13 - Companion Relationships 'The story we're telling is only the tip of the iceberg,' says Stoic Studio of The Banner Saga trilogy Dark Souls 3's final DLC is a descent through time and space VA-11 HALL-A now includes "redux" prologue chapters Elite Dangerous standalone Arena removed from sale, still available to existing players The historical strategy-RPG Expeditions: Viking will be out in April Newell: Valve in development on 3 new VR games Valve explains why we'll never see the full history of Half-Life's development Battlefield 1 New DLC Details Battlefield 1 Winter Update Launches Next Week After years of rejections, U-turns, and player requests, League of Legends is about to get a sandbox mode A New Patch Tweaked Watch Dogs 2's Ending, And Fans Are Wondering Why Starbound to go proper interplanetary in spacey update Obsidian is no longer working on Armored Warfare "We might not tackle a game like this again" Humble Bundle launches multi-platform publishing and funding program Twitch launches Communities to push interest-specific content Activision Blizzard posts big sales, but Call of Duty fails to connect with fans Activision Has Big Layoffs Despite Surpassing Financial Targets Ubisoft's 3rd quarter saw a rise in engagement, but a decrease in sales CD Projekt's market cap breaks $1.6 billion, making it one of Poland's biggest companies Konami's Profits Increase By Almost 230 Percent Mafia 3 has now sold in "approximately 5 million units" Forza Horizon 3 hits 2.5M copies sold, pushing Forza series above $1B Judge Dredd and other 2000 AD characters can now be licensed by new developers ResistJam brings game devs together against authoritarianism Rumour NES Mini Production Now Ending Disney Drops Pewdiepie Over Anti-Semitic Jokes YouTube cans PewDiePie reality show, drops him from premium ads after anti-Semitic stunt Overwatch mouse-keyboard support is vital for players with disabilities The Fight Over How To Play Overwatch On Consoles Blizzard swing the Banghammer: Overwatch hackers blocked from Korean internet cafes Overwatch – more Doomfist hints have popped up on the PTR Despite Outcry, Blizzard Says Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates Haven't Changed Unity takes stand against Trumpian immigration ban Gabe Newell on US travel ban: 'We have people at Valve who can't go home' SNES preservation project "dead" after $10k of games lost in the post Esports News Riot will be taking the League of Legends World Championships to China NBA 2K maker teaming up with NBA for esports league Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Pulls Through For 9th EVO 2017 Slot America’s greatest rhythm gamer is now Dance Dance Revolution’s world champion Meet Hungrybox, the Most Resilient 'Smash Bros.' Champion It turns out Kripp really is the best Hearthstone Arena player in America EA fines Madden Bowl winner $3K for ‘inappropriate’ tweets Nevada Esports Alliance Forms, Includes Betting Companies and Industry Groups Esports Revenue Set to Skyrocket in 2017 Crowdfunding News Kimochi Red Light is like a Kickstarter purely for sex games Thaumistry: In Charm's Way. A New Comedy Text Adventure Game Bob Bates' Thaumistry is an experiment in reviving text-based games Content I found interesting this week (interviews, reviews, think pieces, history, music, culture, design, art, criticism, etc) Company Of Heroes Was The Perfect RTS Side Quest Syndrome: Designing The Road Less Traveled Why It's So Hard To Make Games In China The fallen price of indie games How I Finally Found A Mom I Can Identify With—In A Videogame The Story Behind YouTube's Strangely Compelling 'Hot Pepper Gaming' Channel How a guild of deaf players conquered World of Warcraft's toughest raids THE AFRICAN ROOTS IN ‘AURION: LEGACY OF THE KORI ODAN’ SPATIAL EXPERIENTIALITY IN JOURNEY Ron Gilbert Talks ‘Thimbleweed Park’, Crowd Funding and Funny Bones The voice behind Symmetra on working with Blizzard, Overwatch dream couples, and D&D The People Keeping 'Battleborn' Alive A Narrative Designer's Approach to NPCs When Game Jam Design Goes Wrong: The DLC of Fallout 4 Game Design Deep Dive: Creating an adaptive narrative in Reigns When A Company Makes Consoles For Girls And Also Cute Toys On the Simple Pleasure of Just Entertaining Yourself in ‘Yakuza 0’ D.va From Overwatch Has Become A Symbol of Hope In Real Life One Of Nioh’s Best Fights Is The Most Realistic 'Nioh' Suggests That 'Dark Souls' Actually Invented a New Genre Revisiting Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's flawed but fascinating spy RPG The Difficulty Of Making A Game Where Players Are Other Players' Parents A Q&A With the Creator of an 'Oblivion' Mod That Ditched Boob Armor The Sad Truth of the 'Overwatch' Plateau Road to the IGF: Tobias Zarges' Close Road to the IGF: Broken Rules' Old Man's Journey Road to the IGF: Carl Burton's Islands: Non-Places How Rockstar's Vision of America in 'Grand Theft Auto IV' is More Relevant Than Ever A Tribute to Donnel, a Sweet Boy Capable of Terrible Violence in 'Fire Emblem' Playtesting Adventure How Does Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Compare to Previous Homeworlds? Why Yakuza 0 is a Masterclass in Managing Tone - Writing on Games The Art of Video Game Title Screens Explaining the Oculus Trial Documentary: The Life of a Street Fighter Pro Inside (Addendum) (All The Spoilers) Basic Game Literacy - Why It's Hard to Learn How to Play - Extra Credits 'The Yawhg' Is a Party Game That Is Actually Good Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Didn't find anything to include here this week. Things I Missed From Previous Weeks Shinya Takahashi Is the 'Conductor' Taking Nintendo into the Future The unique shame of the video game critic
  6. Voice actor strike against video game companies, Valve adds new controller options, how consoles broke the 'play now' promise, EVE player offers $75,000 bounty on enemy corporation, are bullshots illegal (look at game advertisement), why game trailers never show the actual game, Sleeping Dogs' developer closes, short documentary on international video game development summer camps, fifth annual Game Boy Jam, Rockstar announces Red Dead Redemption 2, the life and achievements of Satoru Iwata, a look at some cancelled games, the subtlety of Thief, English voice cast of Final fantasy XV talks about working on the game, the 4X game that is right for you, and more. AJSA Youtube's Angry Army Weekly Gaming News Video Game Actors Once Again Threaten To Strike Phil Spencer Wants Xbox One To Play Original Xbox Games Valve Is Adding Native DualShock 4 Support To Steam Valve Is Making A New Vive Controller GOG is turning on two-step logins for everyone next week Rockstar teases Red Dead artwork Red Dead Redemption 2 announced, but no PC confirmation for the time being Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Sell at Least 15 Million Copies, Analyst Says The Civilization 6 launch trailer is an inspirational tale of Sean Bean's family Civilization 6 will allow multiple leaders to represent the same civilizations Battlefield 1's War Stories might be the best campaign DICE has made Battlefield 1's Tiny Gun Is Ineffective But Glorious Battlefield 1 isn't out yet, but it already has hackers TITANFALL 2 CAMPAIGN HANDS-ON PREVIEW: THE FIRST 3 HOURS ARE INTENSE More Titanfall Games Could Come After Titanfall 2 The Pokémon Sun and Moon Demo Is Out Now, And It's Worth Playing Pokémon Sun and Moon Demo Appears to Accidentally Leak Most of The Pokedex Tyranny, the be-the-bad-guy fantasy RPG, is coming in November Some of Tyranny's biggest decisions are in its first 10 minutes PS4/PS3/PS Vita『ベルセルク無双』オープニングムービー (Berserk Opening) Prey – The History of TranStar Watch Dogs 2 is delayed on PC, system requirements are out ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ Is My Favourite Multiplayer VR Experience So Far Sci-fi strategy reboot Star Control: Origins is scheduled for a 2017 release The surreal, spooky adventure Rusty Lake: Roots comes out this week FINAL FANTASY XV: The English Voice Cast Pt. 3 Brexit Is Going To Make A Sports Game Awesome Resident Evil 7 teaser videos reveal item boxes, inventory, shotgun Hitman heads to Hokkaido on Halloween, for Episode 6 Friday the 13th: The Game delayed so developer can add single-player modes Meet Silvally, Kommo-o, and Other Stunning Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! King's Quest finale to launch this month Inside the hardcore fanbase keeping the Star Citizen dream alive FIGMENT WILL TURN DREAM SPACES INTO AN INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND Dark Souls 3 is getting a dedicated PvP arena, here's a trailer about it The latest Dark Souls 3 update aims to make poise matter StarCraft II's Next Announcer Is Overwatch's D.Va Riot has begun work on a League of Legends "practice tool" Total War: Warhammer's second Lords pack shores up the Greenkins and Dwarfs Total War: WARHAMMER - Belegar Ironhammer Quest Battle Let's Play Total War: WARHAMMER - Introducing... Squigs Free DLC Free DLC will also release, Wurrzag, adding a new Legendary Lord for the Greenskins as well as adding three new units for the Chaos faction. Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide | Quests & Contracts DLC Stellaris' Leviathans story pack explored in feature spotlight Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood is slated for a summer 2017 release Final Fantasy 14 will end PlayStation 3 support with its next expansion Lord of the Rings Online Adding Mordor Expansion Next Year FIFA 17 title update gives much-needed buff to AI players Overwatch Players Calling for a Tweak to Mercy's Halloween Skin Get Their Wish The Studio Behind Sleeping Dogs Has Shut Down Many skin gambling sites still violating Valve’s terms of service Faced With Criminal Charges, Valve Denies Facilitating Illegal Counter-Strike Gambling World of Warcraft game director is moving to another Blizzard project Xbox Exec Celebrates Xbox One's Win Streak -- "Don't Call It a Comeback" Esports News The End Of An Era For StarCraft and South Korea South Korea Still The Best At League Of Legends According To World Championships Daigo Uses Sixth Sense To Block Sonic Booms, Wins Tournament Esports Exchange: Kim Rom on “The Next Phase of Esports: Audience” Pro Overwatch Player Fined For 'Lewd Comment' About Interviewer Brand new gaming center opening on University of British Columbia campus Crowdfunding News LOST EMBER Wasteland 3: Let’s Talk Multiplayer Other content I found interesting this week PC Game Developers Say Anti-Piracy Tech Would Make Their Game Worse GAMEPLAY ANIMATION - Showreel Review: Aidan Connolly -- October 2016 Guest Column: Accepting the Suck Enraged EVE Online Player Offers $75,000 Bounty On Enemy Corporation Thief's brilliant subtlety is still unmatched 18 years later I'd Ship It: Ladykiller in a Bind's use of BDSM Errant Signal - Oxenfree The Overwatch kid who challenged ageist stereotypes A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WOMEN IN VIDEOGAMES Game Boy Jam Shows Everything That Made The Handheld Special Satoru Iwata: CEO, Game Developer, Gamer - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Furst Inside A Nintendo Storage Room, Where They Keep Their Old Stuff Are Bullshots Illegal? Why Game Trailers Never Show the Actual Game The PS4 Pro - Changing the Console Market - Extra Credits Why ‘Skyrim’ Forever Remains in the Shadow of ‘Morrowind’ Less Than Human: Why More Games Should Humanize the “Bad Guys” #GLG26: Diversity in #Mafia3 pt2 #GamingLooksGood Mafia III Review: Following Mafia II Ain't Easy - Writing on Games Designing for One to One Million: The Choice Chamber Postmortem How Consoles Broke The 'Play Now' Promise (The Jimquisition) First Look At The Cancelled Metallica Video Game In Action 6 Abandoned Games From Nintendo, Marvel, EA, FOX, Warner Bros. & Factor 5 - Unseen64 PlayStation VR Turns Rez Infinite Into a Science-Fiction Epiphany Blood in the gutter The Hero's Journey of Journey Titanfall Dev Recalls Pitching Its Star Wars Game to EA ‘Lego Dimensions’ Is a Gaming Dad’s Best Friend How to pick the 4X game that's right for you KNOTTING INTO DISHONORED’S DECAYING CITY The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's dungeon design | Boss Keys Why We Remember Bioshock's Fort Frolic | Game Maker's Toolkit IN PRAISE OF CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE’S MOST UNUSUAL LEVEL Alex Hunter, You Are My Son 15 of Gamasutra's best articles over the last quarter Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Keep It Portable Deus Ex Developers Confused By Mafia 3: “I Didn’t Realise You Could Use Race To Make A Political Statement” WWE 2K17 Glitches Are A Good Time The 2 Most Popular Gaming Sites Go to War in Battlefield 1 DOSGaming Welcome to Hanamura: An Overwatch Cartoon A Kill with the Smallest Gun in Battlefield 1 Battlefield 1 Death
  7. Bethesda revives mod support for PS4 titles, FFXV PC port would take over a year, using a human skull to create sounds for Inside, Psychonauts 2 shows prototype gameplay, court dismisses class action lawsuit against Valve, Mass Effect Andromeda release may have accidentally been revealed, a look at Japanese gaming restaurants, launch delays for multiple games, conversation with Tetris world record holder, VR games and products, what developers get out of conventions, the birth of Japanese RPGs, Amy Hennig says AAA game dev lifestyle is unwinnable, and more. AJSA Youtube's This Week In Gaming Angry Army Weekly | Gaming News from Oct 02 - Oct 08 Gaming News Civilization VI - First Look: Russia 5 things I wish I knew before playing Civilization 6 Torment: Tides of Numenera - World of Numenera Trailer Updated Our Journal (59): Polish & Interface Improvements, Looking Forward Beyond Good and Evil 2 is happening, original game free on PC next week Dishonored 2 - Daring Escapes Trailer Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star – Trailer #2 A GAME ABOUT SACRIFICING VILLAGERS WILL CHALLENGE BELIEF SYSTEMS Battlefield 1's Spectator Mode to come with new video editing tools Battlefield 1 Campaign - "Avanti Savoia" Teaser Trailer All Battlefield 1 rental servers will be operated by EA Rise Of The Tomb Raider - First PlayStation VR Details Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Official Expert Missions Gameplay Trailer Gravity Rush 2 bounced to January Dark Horse may have accidentally revealed when Mass Effect: Andromeda will come out Psychonauts 2 prototype gameplay sees Raz return to Whispering Rock Tales of Berseria finally dated for the west Reviving Mafia Part 3: Racial Tension and Political Strife New Mafia 3 PC Patch Adds 60 FPS and Unlimited FPS Options Hiveswap is coming in January, so here's a trailer Shadow Warrior 2 Is Bloody Good At Co-Op Star Citizen Single Player Campaign Delayed Into 2017 Star Citizen impresses at CitizenCon with big new procedural planets video Final Fantasy XV would take over a year to port to PC, says co-director Hajime Tabata Endless Space 2: Early Access - Vodyani's Vision Official Cinematic Tekken 7 adds Miguel to its roster Turok 2 Is Coming Back Cuphead now shooting for mid-2017 release SHENZHEN I/O, A GAME THAT LETS YOU BE A FAKE ENGINEER Democracy 3 dev teases first Production Line pre-alpha footage Metro 2033 dev's next game is an Oculus Touch title called ARKTIKA.1 Syberia 3 has been delayed into 2017 Titanfall 2 trailer reveals EA's "vision" for its single-player campaign Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night teams up with Payday publisher, demos new test footage Prey trailer features female Morgan The First 13 Minutes of Ocean Descent VR The First 13 Minutes of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood The First 17 Minutes of London Heist VR Jeff Minter is re-imagining urban legend Polybius for PlayStation VR Superhot VR is a whole new game, built for the Oculus Touch Evolve Dev's New Game Wants You to Face Your Fears in VR See a goblin puke into a drinking fountain in the new Styx: Shards of Darkness trailer Becoming the Batman - Batman: Arkham VR Gameplay | PlayStation VR Time to delete your games: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition requires 130 gb install Endless Legend's Tempest DLC comes crashing down next week Underrail expansion Expedition announced Ashes of the Singularity expansion adds two new campaigns and a strategic zoom option Two heroes, six maps and a new game mode are in development for Overwatch Rumor: Overwatch’s Sombra and Halloween event details leak Here are all of Overwatch's new Halloween Terror skins Overwatch Fans Hacked Actual People In An Attempt To Find Sombra Replays are finally coming to League of Legends Total War Warhammer releasing something soon? Stellaris' Leviathans story pack release date and price set Payday 2 adds customisable safe houses, free to try this week Titanfall 2's first free map is Angel City Rocket League Shakes Up Its Competitive Ranking System Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer sets up the story for next expansion Heroes of the Storm is getting its own weekly brawl mode Green Man Gaming expands further into console game sales with Sony deal Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Star Wars: Battlefront, more coming to the EA Access and Origin Vault Oculus, Epic make deal to give Unreal Engine devs a royalties break Facebook begins to claim the Oculus brand Oculus spotlights diversity, not Palmer Luckey, at Oculus Connect keynote How many Rifts has Oculus sold? 'We are coasting on novelty': Carmack advises VR devs to build better mobile VR apps This is what Oculus' new wireless prototype Rift is like Which game would an Oculus exec want to ‘steal’ from PlayStation VR? Oculus Touch price and release date confirmed Oculus removes VR support for Galaxy Note 7 over fears of explosions State regulator orders Valve to halt CS:GO skin gambling through Steam Court dismisses class action lawsuit against Valve over CS:GO gambling Valve brings sprays back to Counter-Strike — and monetizes them Skin gambling sites are relaunching as Valve’s WSGC deadline looms—and Steam servers are at risk of seizure Xbox Head Phil Spencer Talks Scorpio, PS4 Pro, 4K Resolution, and More With Sony's support, Bethesda revives mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim on PS4 Feds Charge Alleged PoodleCorp And Lizard Squad DDoS Attackers Adorable Starcrafts mod turns space war into cartoonish playground, out tomorrow Twitch Is Playing An Unreleased Pokémon Hack That Took Eight Years To Make Esports News The Weekend In Esports: More Worlds 2016 and Rocket League Mayhem The Hypest Moments From The Weekend's Big Smash Tournament New tournament series heading to the Las Vegas strip Esports league airs in French TV thanks to multi-year deal between ESL and Canal+ How League of Legends teams become fan darlings Dota 2 Player Accuses Former Team Of Mishandling Prize Money 9000 Fans Mourn Pro Gamer In Live Twitch Funeral Crowdfunding News Wasteland 3 I ended up getting $5 off for supporting previous projects (if you have you probably have an email that will allow you to get $5 off), the discount, free bonus game offered in the first two days (both ones I was interested in), and getting early $25 tier got me a pretty good deal. Wasteland 3 Represents a Huge Win For Fig Wasteland 3 Funded in Just 3 Days; Talking Car Among Its New Stretch Goals AI War II Lightseekers Bringing back the Isometric Mech Shooter with ANTRAXX Other content I found interesting this week Smashing It, Small Time: Inside a Local Competitive Video Gaming Scene Max Payne - Identity From Adversity Virtual Real Talk (The Jimquisition) A Critique of Two Homefronts A Closer Look at The Witcher 3's Most Outrageous Quest Why Blighttown Really Matters (Dark Souls) - Writing on Games Mafia 3 confronts players with the horror of racism, but I’m not sure it will last #GLG25: Diversity in Mafia III pi1 #GamingLooksGood Guest Column: Teaching My Nonna to Read Through Games When Good Games Make Bad Decisions About How to End TwitchCon diversity panel deluged with racist chat Twitch Chat Racism Changed Hearthstone Pro Terrence Miller's Career The Early Days of id Software Mafia 3's composer talks the blues, Star Wars 1313 and mariachi bands in Monkey Island In Conversation with the King of Game Boy ‘Tetris’ 1982-1987 - The Birth of Japanese RPGs, re-told in 15 Games Review: Japanese Gaming Restaurants Narratives That Can Only Exist As Video Games Darkest Dungeon Ruins Its Endgame Traveling Through The 'Wasteland:' Broken 'Dreams,' The 'Fallout' And A Triumphant Return AAA game dev lifestyle is 'unwinnable,' says veteran game designer Amy Hennig FIFA 17 Accidentally Used A Real Guy's Twitter Handle, And He's Pissed Off Come Back: Dear Esther's devs and walking simulators 9 years on Letters to My Nephews #2 - Learning to Learn - Extra Credits What Do Game Developers Actually Get Out of Game Conventions? Audio Design Deep Dive: Using a human skull to create the sounds of Inside Music Game Plan: Tactics for the Video Game Composer (Part One) Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Starter Pokémon's 'Feminine' Evolution Is Bothering Some Fans Pokemon, the most manly of products marketed towards children. If GTA V (And Trevor Phillips) Were Real Overwatch Player Dunks On People Telling Him Not To Play A Character Mafia 3 quality control
  8. And thanks again for the US Patent Office... A company (BT) that is headquarter in England come to USA to sue Valve. BT don't even bother to try this in EU. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/08/31/bt-valve-patent-infringement-lawsuit/#more-394061 While we are on the topic of patent trolls... These are the new Mafia... And thanks for company like Microsoft is actually feeding $$ to these trolls...
  9. Tokyo Game Show, 34th Golden Joystick Awards, Youtubers charged with promoting FIFA gambling to minors, for-profit controversy, Digital Homicide attempts to sue Steam users, decade long quest to remake Metroid 2, Valve steps up VAC bans, designers answer questions about their games and talk about them while playing, complaints that make you want to buy a game, why successful Chinese games don't receive the same acclaim in the west, original roguelike developers discuss their games and the price of fame, the slow motion tragedy of Rimworld, the Overwatch world that fans built, Final Fantasy games, why Abzu might be the most important game for kids, and more. AJSA Youtube's This Week In Gaming Gaming News 34th Golden Joystick Awards Every PS4 Pro Game That Is and Isn't Getting an Upgrade Patch Game Developer Sues 100 Anonymous Steam Users For $18 Million Digital Homicide responds to Steam game removal after attempting to sue customers by preparing to sue Valve Blizzard now lets you pay to change your Battle.net name as often as you want Gravity Rush 2 Official Trailer - TGS 2016 A Combination of Beauty and Frustration: PS4-Exclusive The Last Guardian Beast your eyes on 18 minutes of The Last Guardian gameplay Civilization 6 trailer introduces Greece and leader Pericles Watch Dogs 2 trailer introduces the villain, and he's a real Douche Quote is a strange, lovely action-RPG about destroying knowledge For Honor Gameplay: A Full Match Battlefield 1 Gets Critical Horse Nerf 56 minutes of Sniper Elite 4 gameplay plus developer commentary Sniper Elite 4: Target Fuhrer gameplay trailer Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Story Trailer South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017 Divinity: Original Sin 2 improves on the original Divinity Original Sin II with Dodger, Crendor, and Sam Paladins open beta launch trailer reminds us a lot of Overwatch PALADINS DEVELOPER RESPONDS TO OVERWATCH COMPARISONS Final Fantasy XV - Tokyo Game Show 2016 Trailer How Final Fantasy XV's Heroine Changed Since Last Year Another Final Fantasy XV Tie-In Game Is Coming To Mobile Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Official Trailer - TGS 2016 World of Final Fantasy Official Trailer - TGS 2016 Sega’s new Valkyria game is very different 22 minutes of Raiders of the Broken Planet gameplay Birthdays the Beginning confirmed for Europe Diablo 2 HD teaser site appears, but Blizzard says it's not official Hitman’s 360° Bangkok trailer has exploding phones, coconut concussions Someone Is Making A Game Where You Can Romance Overwatch Characters How Nioh Evolved from a JRPG to an Action Game Great Ace Attorney 2 takes the courtroom drama back to 19th century Japan [SSFF] PAX West 2016 - 6 Indie Games You Need to Know About FIFA’s New “The Journey” Mode Might, Against the Odds, Actually Be Amazing Get ready for Gears of War 4 with the official launch trailer Gears of War 4’s campaign will have split-screen co-op on PC Gears of War 4's Campaign Mixes Guns and Gore with Storytelling and Atmosphere Gears of War 4: Hands On Impression of Escalation 11 minutes of Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Gameplay (Arms Race) Buy an Nvidia GTX 1070 or 1080, get Gears of War 4 free Rez Infinite: Area X reveal trailer (PS4/PSVR) Killzone Dev Talks About Leaving Franchise Behind for "Radically Different" Horizon Multiplayer survival game Osiris: New Dawn may be Steam’s next breakout hit Atlus Accidentally Left Unlocalized Dialogue In SMTIV: Apocalypse Because The QA Team Was 'Too Good' Check Out the Persona 5 Steelbook Case's New Design Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom launches December, behind-the-scenes dev diary Watch the first Metal Gear Survive gameplay Hideo Kojima Denies Involvement With New Metal Gear Game Yeah, Phantom Pain definitely didn't have any zombies or scenes that treated infected like zombies. DEATH STRANDING WILL BE OUT BEFORE 2019, MAY FEATURE HEROINE Steam's Latest Hit: An Intense Spaceship Roguelike Called Everspace Earth Defense Force 5 Reveal Trailer (TGS 2016) Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Official The Encounter Trailer - TGS 2016 Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization details Blacksmith and Town of Beginning New Danganronpa V3 reveals cast artwork, Children of Monokuma, Japanese box art, more This is the final Naruto: Ultimate Ninja game 4-player co-op comes to Battlezone on PlayStation VR Berserk hack-and-slasher gets release date, name change and a new trailer Virginia trailer introduces its FBI leads Metro: Last Light studio 4A Games is teasing something new Resident Evil 7 spawns a new trailer and two ghastly new screenshots Resident Evil is getting an adorable mobile remake Dean Hall of DayZ fame is making a big new multiplayer game Dawn of War 3 elite hero Jonah Orion detailed Monster Hunter Stories Trailer 'Orwell' Is a Video Game About Surviellance That Misses the Details A GAME FOR TENCHU FANS ARRIVES NEXT MONTH EXPECT TO GATHER ROUND DJUR’S BONFIRE FOR A SCI-FI FABLE Star Wars Battlefront: Death Star expansion goes live next week, so here's a trailer Hearts of Iron 4 drops first major patch A new Overwatch patch is now live BioShock Collection update will address performance issues, introduce 21:9 support Elite: Dangerous is dropping Win32 and DirectX 10 support Star Citizen's first-person shooting changes coming along nicely Failbetter co-founder Alexis Kennedy on indie storytelling and guest writing for BioWare Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky The blame should probably go with Sony. They are the large experienced publisher that decided to show off a game made by 15 people so much, hype it up without getting involved in the PR campaign, and some problems are likely there fault when it comes to muiltplatform releases and having them create a disk version of the game. Job losses at Sony London as first VR project wraps up THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF LEAGUE OF LEGENDS STUDIO RIOT GAMES Thousands Of Cheaters Reportedly Banned From Counter-Strike Former Disney Infinity devs form studio for mixed reality games Two YouTubers charged with promoting FIFA game gambling site to minors Curt Schilling and others aim to exit 38 Studios lawsuit by paying $2.5M settlement Poland's getting a limited edition Geralt Witcher stamp Why Successful Games in China Rarely Obtain the Equivalent Success in the West Twitch competitor DingIt accused of traffic fraud Gorgeous New GTA V Mod Is The Work of One Person Stunning New GTA V Mod Beset With Claim That Some Of Its Code Was Stolen Mod Turns RimWorld Into A Lovecraftian Nightmare Esports News First Evo Japan tournament set for January 2018 Last Man Standing In Counter-Strike Somehow Wins The Game Crowd Shouts, Throws Things At Counter-Strike Tournament The LCS isn’t profitable because Riot doesn’t want it to be profitable Capcom updates on Capcom Cup 2016’s crowdfunded prize pool Crowdfunding News Not finding any video games that look interesting or that are likely to succeed so here are some good looking board and tabletop projects. Siege of the Citadel - 2nd Edition Techno Fantasy Boardgame Inheritance From the creator of The Burning Wheel, Luke Crane. Trudvang Chronicles Other content I found interesting this week It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game Defective Products: Postal, Hatred, and For-Profit Controversy The Designer Of RimWorld Is Here To Answer Your Questions Better Than Black and White: One Man’s Decade-Long Quest to Remake 'Metroid II' Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making With Philip Jones How we mixed Tinder and politics to make a premium hit on mobile Playing Through BioShock 2: Minerva's Den With Its Creators - IGN First There’s Always a Man: BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy Inside the Making of 'BioShock' Series With Creator Ken Levine UNDERTALE CREATOR RELEASES UNUSED MUSIC TO CELEBRATE 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY UNDERTALE, ONE YEAR LATER The unnameable essence: What makes a game Lovecraftian? The space that isn't The Imaginary Racism of Bioshock Infinite THE UNEXPECTED FOREFATHER OF MUSIC GAMES Rogue Creator Says We Need A Better Word For Permadeath The complaints that make you want to buy a game OVERWATCH: A WORLD FANS BUILT What Cons Are Like When You're a Famous Cosplayer In Praise of Prague (and other small worlds) | Game Maker's Toolkit A Closer Look At The Best Mission In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided The Slow Motion Tragedy of Rimworld In Praise of the Bitch The Rise and Fall of Competitive ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ Why Abzu Might Be the Most Important Game for Kids in Years - Writing on Games Dark Souls 3 Star Wars: Battlefront 3 "Training Mission" gameplay appears on YouTube Marvel's Cancelled Ghost Rider PlayStation Game - Unseen64 Manifold Garden: Level Design in Impossible Geometry THE “NEW WEIRD” IN VIDEOGAMES How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation In Defence of Playing Bad Video Games Great job! You're fired! Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Overwatch Player Uses Actual Turntable To Control Lucio Watch This Outstanding Battlefield 1 Glitch Compilation Video Voice of Tidus Responds to FFX Laugh Remix (James Arnold Taylor) And again, Phantom Pain did have "zombies" in it.
  10. This week in gaming; Pokemon Go isn't very good but it will apparently lead you to meeting new people/dead bodies/church/armed robberies/being fired/racism/murder/being hit on by creepy guys/Pokemon on the battlefield/a better mental health state, Warner Bros settles with FTC over undisclosed Shadow of Mordor endorsements, a developer's journey to create 100 games in five years, what went wrong with Starcraft Ghost, turning WWI into a game, Witcher 3 gets Game of the Year Edition, CSGO Lotto owners and Youtubers added to lawsuit against Valve, G2A moves to legitimize business, Richard Garriott is selling vials of his blood, Long War team adds two more XCOM 2 mods, Christopher Tin composed the theme for Civilization 6, interviews with Hidetaka Miyazaki, and more. Video Game Speedrunning Event Raises $1.29 Million for Charity, Re-Watch the Incredible Streams GameStop Has Now Raised More Than $5 Million for Childhood Cancer Research The 2016 Steam Summer Sale was a smashing success Microsoft stealthily edits Xbox Play Anywhere description PlayStation exec Adam Boyes announces departure from company Xbox Boss Sends Best Wishes to Departing PlayStation VP How Good is Battlefield 1? - The Lobby Is Battlefield 1's Domination Mode Any Good? Battlefield 1’s New Medic Class Will Revive & Retaliate Assault Class Guide - Battlefield 1 Scout Class Guide - Battlefield 1 Air Vehicles Guide - Battlefield 1 Closed Alpha Shovel, Hatchet and Bayonet Melee Attacks Gameplay - Battlefield 1 Closed Alpha EA Originals "genuinely comes from us wanting more innovation and creativity" I'm sure it was a real risk to make WWI play like WWII and to give players the features that they have always wanted. Dawn of War III - Narrated E3 Mission Playthrough That capture point cover system looks terrible, gameplay wise and visually. Civilization 6 wins Game Critics Award for Best PC Game at E3 Civilization 6 Video Shows Off What Makes the Egyptians Unique CIVILIZATION VI - First Look: Japan The composer of the Civilization 4 theme returns for Civilization 6 That's great news for the game. Evolve goes free-to-play, beta starts tomorrow A thread about this was created here. Evolve player count jumps by 16,000 percent following free-to-play relaunch Spider-Man PS4 Release Date Not Coming Anytime Soon NO TRUCE WITH THE FURIES IS THE ISOMETRIC RPG TO LOOK OUT FOR Fallout Shelter Hits PC, Gets Huge Mobile Update Next Week The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted Here’s everything that’s new in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age NHL 17 trailer shows off better goalies, defensive tools and more EA on Bringing More of Its Sports Games Back to PC AJ's Tennocon 2016 Vlog + Interview! [Warframe] Nice to hear about the company and see more of the convention in addition to the game. Miyamoto Updates Fans On Status of Pikmin 4 Tales of Berseria fifth trailer Berserk’s Musou Game Gets New Info And Screenshots For Guts, Griffith, Casca, And Judeau See Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Dev's New Gears of War-Like Shooter in Action Dead Century Is A Very Good-Looking Video Game Sources: Batman: Return to Arkham now due November Lesbian brawler Valkyrie Drive will bare it all in the US and Europe this year Persona 5 Will Be Published By Deep Silver in Europe Crooked cop simulator This Is the Police will be out this month Shovel Knight will appear as a guest boss in Gunvolt 2 Attack on Titan Game's Multiplayer Mode Revealed GET READY TO JACK IN TO QUADRILATERAL COWBOY LATER THIS MONTH THE FOLLOW-UP TO STASIS IS A MOTHER’S WORST NIGHTMARE Red Dead Redemption Runs Better on Xbox One, Analysis Says Nuka World will be Fallout 4's final DLC Stellaris - Plantoids Species Pack Teaser Trailer King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5 New Overwatch Hero Revealed; Watch the Healing Sniper in Action Overwatch to Limit Teams to One of Each Character in Competitive Mode Buffing my favorite character, Zenyatta, and adding an older female character that does my favorite things (healing, disrupting, and sniping), this is an update I am very happy with. A thread about this was created here. Team Fortress 2 getting Competitive Mode and matchmaking in "Meet Your Match" update Valve forced to rethink Team Fortress 2’s casual matchmaking Armello’s Cute And Cuddly Battle Tides Update Now Live New Rainbow Six Siege Patch Punishes Team Killers Blizzard Will Silence You in WoW if You're an Annoying Jerk in Chat At 80, John Madden is still helping to make the Madden NFL series Just Cause 3 dev hires multiplayer mod creator Richard Garriott selling vials of his blood on eBay Warner Bros. settles with FTC over undisclosed Shadow of Mordor endorsement charges ROCKET LEAGUE’S FIRST BIRTHDAY Rocket League’s new loot system skips Steam Marketplace because dev is “not interested” in gambling A thread about this was created here. Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio Turbine, the Boston-based studio behind games like Lord of the Rings Online, laid off a significant number of people Preparing For Life After Dark Souls: A Conversation With Designer Hidetaka Miyazaki Dark Souls 3 Director Talks Franchise's Legacy, Possible Demon's Souls Remaster, More Chinese poultry trader in talks to buy Brink dev, Splash Damage Twitch opens new dev-focused office in Austin, Texas Find Space: Stellaris Alpha Mod Adds Loads Of Changes GTA 5 Redux makes GTA 5 look even better XCOM 2 Adds Weapons and Abilities in New Mods From Acclaimed Team After 20 Years, Someone Cracked The Sega Saturn's DRM In esports news Esports Integrity Coalition launches in the UK Regulating The Billion-Dollar ESports World Is Nearly Impossible Manchester City FC signs its first esports player Frontier cans its own $100,000 Elite Dangerous tournament In crowdfunding news Prey for the Gods A thread about this was created here. Wizard of Legend Escape from Pleasure Planet COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction Other content I found interesting this week CSGO Lotto and owners sued over ‘illegal gambling’ allegations YouTuber admits that his CS:GO skin betting videos were rigged Esports lawyers dissect CSGO gambling in Reddit AMA STARCRAFT: GHOST: WHAT WENT WRONG A Creative Marathon - A Developer's Journey to Create 100 Games in 5 Years Game key reseller G2A moves to legitimise its business Final Fantasy XV and Borrowing Pop Culture Grief and video games - Low Batteries episode six Turning World War 1 Into a Game Why I am one of the most banned game developers from Twitch, and 3 steps they can take to fix their broken policy THE GAME ABOUT FEMALE SEXUALITY THAT APPLE WOULDN’T TOUCH What historical games can learn from Hamilton CIVILIZATION IS COMING TO CLASSROOMS, AND THAT’S A BAD IDEA VIDEOGAMES AND THE ART OF DECEPTION On ‘Ōkami’ at Ten Years Old: the Quintessential Ageless Video Game The Gothic Horror Music of 'Bloodborne' Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5 Days Gone: Why We’re Excited About the Return of Bend Studio Revolution 1979 - How to Make a Documentary Game - Extra Credits Easy Mode Ain’t Easy (When You’re Disabled) So much to tell, so little time: Contextual Storytelling and Odallus Errant Signal: Social Spaces & Payload Races Keep virtual reality weird Opinion: Being sexy and not sexist - a look at Bayonetta and objectification Overwatch - The Elusive Goal: Play by Sound Video Game Translators Are on Your Side, So Stop Hating on Them Pokémon Go Isn't Very Good but It Will Be Huge Anyway Pokémon Go Is Sending Lots of Players To Church Cops: Pokémon Go used to lure victims of armed robbery spree Teen playing new Pokémon game on phone discovers body in Wind River Not related to a story just one I saw on Twitter Pokémon Go Could Be A Death Sentence For A Black Man Probably correct given the number of stories people keep posting on websites about how the cop thought the black guy was doing something illegal or how the author thought the blacks guys were sketchy or doing something illegal until they realized they were also looking for Pokemon and how they all ended up looking for Pokemon together. Cute stories, if you don't think about them. Strangers of the World: Stop Hitting on Me While I Play Pokémon Go Pokémon Go Is Having an Effect on Players' Mental Health Police Believe Pokémon Go Murder Video Is Hoax Holocaust museum pleads: stop playing Pokémon Go here Singapore expat gets fired for raging on Facebook about not having Pokémon Go yet Even the Westboro Baptist Church Is Into ‘Pokémon Go’, as its Global Rollout Remains on Hold ‘Pokémon Go’ is Making Me (and Everyone Else) Act Really Weird Yeah, that's a good one to end this on. Dreaming the infinite: how to build an impossible space Things I found entertaining throughout the week relating to video games Witness A Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Speedrunner Beat The Game Blindfolded Speedrunner Crushes Super Mario World Without Using A Single Power-Up Team Of Six Widowmakers Somehow Loses Game Of Overwatch PARADISE LOST REIMAGINED AS A SNES GAME We’re Sorry We Tried To Scam You With A Gambling Website Video not working properly when posted here so click the title link. Innocent Pizzeria Besieged By Five Nights At Freddy's Phone Calls Review: The Overwatch Lore Watch Iga Beat Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night’s Demo in Under 5 Minutes Without Killing Video not loading properly so check the link to watch it.
  11. This week in the news; David Hayter has "no love for Kojima", why crunch is bullshit, the depth and mastery of Vanquish, Heather Alexandra looks at how relationships are portrayed in video games, Shadow of Mordor 2 appears on resume, Rhianna Pratchett on AAA games tackling more serious subjects, Valve found guilty of breaching Australian consumer law, the development of Hyper Light Drifter, Steam approves then removes a game about watching paint dry, pro Counter-Strike team wins using only tasers, and more. The news update posted a few days ago had more news from this week and the week before due to the site being down. Valve Found Guilty Of Breaching Australian Consumer Law How did this game about watching paint dry end up on — and get removed from — Steam? Details On Epic’s Abandoned Vision For Gears Of War 4 Two Worlds 3 Announced, Two Worlds 2 Getting New Engine and More DLC Alchemy and Cooking in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Report: Nintendo of Korea Is Laying Off Most of Its Staff How does Hyrule Warriors Legends play on New 3DS vs. the old 3DS? Nintendo's First Smartphone Game Launches This Week in the US Fallout 4's overhauled Survival Mode now open for beta on Steam Shadow of Mordor 2 Shows Up on Stunt Actor's Resume Watch Dogs 2 PC Uses DirectX 12, Optimized for AMD GPUs Deus Ex Go, Just Cause Go, Life is Strange Go Domains Registered Sorcery! Part 3 Catching Up With PC In April Turok 1 and 2 Remastered coming to Xbox One Killer Instinct Season 3 Adding a Single-Player Mode, Next Characters Confirmed Huge Heroes of the Storm Patch Adds Character, Map, Major Hero Changes From PC to Console: Can Overwatch Make the Jump? Oculus confirms devs free to sell Rift games on Steam, other platforms Why the 'asynchronous timewarp' added to Oculus Rift matters Sony considering bringing PlayStation VR to PC Two Smart Ideas In The Bravely Second Demo Make JRPG Grinding Less Tedious Tyranny Emerged From The Game That Nearly Sank Obsidian David Hayter: Playing Metal Gear Solid V Would Have Been '60 Hours Of Humiliation' This Amiga game was lost for two decades, and now it's out on Steam Sony Shutters Driveclub and MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios Alice Developer Spicy Horse Is Not Shutting Down, McGee Says In esports news Heroes of the Dorm disqualifies Harvard for cheating Aui Rejoins Evil Geniuses DOTA 2 Team After Arteezy Goes To Team Secret Pro Counter-Strike Team Wins Round Using Only Tasers, The Game's Riskiest Weapon Other content I found interesting this week Firewatch and Games for Grown-ups "Firewatch is about people, Gone Home and Cibele are about actions." GTA V Player Completes Insane Parkour Map In Record Time Unsupported A look at the inclusion of queer characters in Fire Emblem Fates. Why I Adore ‘Manhunt’, the Quintessential Video Game Nasty Game Maker's Toolkit - Depth, Mastery, and Vanquish Easily one of the most enjoyable games I've played THE DEMOLITION OF JAPAN’S VIDEOGAME HISTORY "Crunch is bullshit" Pratchett: AAA becoming braver at tackling serious subjects Designing Morally Difficult Characters Recently added to GDC's youtube. SEE HOW FAR HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER HAS COME BEFORE ITS ARRIVAL NEXT WEEK The game releases on the 31st. Why Publishers Aren't Interested In Listening To Your Game Idea How one studio is building game AI to replicate a human storyteller
  12. Everybody wants End of the Line to release as soon as possible. Wait a sec. You don't know what the End of the Line is? WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN ALL THESE MONTHS?! Well,I'll tell you what it is. As the Topic Title says,it's going to be an entirely community made update for TF2 and... wait for it... IT WILL HAVE WEAPONS AND A NEW GAMEMODE AS THE MAIN CONTENT! But,why did VOLVo did something like that? THEY WILL BE RUINED WITHOUT THE HATS! Well,they've seen this trailer for an upcoming SFM video: And they absolutely loved it. So,VALVe is going to update the game as soon as the full vid is released. How long is the video you ask? (''No,we didn't'') Welp,innitialy he aimed for it to be 8 minutes long. But he said that he already made 14 minutes of it,and it will probably be even bigger! I created this topic to see what you expect from this update and... stuff I WANT THE SNIPER'S HAT! Now it's your turn army!
  13. So, I know that Angry Joe was originally very excited for Left 4 Dead, but he emphasized that after a while the game just became repetitive and boring...I was wondering, as the AJSA, what is our opinion of this game? I loved the game, personally. It brought the Zombie Apocalypse to the FPS/Action Genre, seamlessly infusing multiplayer, co-op on the 360, providing the AI Director to refresh the game and control the flow of zombies, ammo, health, etc to suit the player's experience, difficulty level, and current situation, AND the kick-ass Special Infected, creepy as fuck musical cues, dark, dreary, hopeless environments that tell you "You are going to die," and everything else that is awesome about it. I still play this game everyday. So, my question is, do you agree with Joe, that this game got boring and repetitive after a while, or, did you find that with an awesome group of friends and appreciating the kick-ass aspects, it is still an enjoyable experience?
  14. I'm a huge Portal Fan (the cake is a lie!> ) so I've played Portal, Portal still alive, Portal last slice, and Portal 2. So I guess it's time for Portal 3 right? What do you think?
  15. A documentary that has been in the works for years now shall finally be shown to the public March 18th in the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, Ca (8:00 PM) followed by the online release March 19th. The documentary revolves around three progamers; Dendi, Hyhy, and Fear. It should be noted that this is focused around the first International. During its release, there will also be on sale a pack that has a variety of items and 25% of the earnings goes toward the players depicted. Dendi's Pudge SetHyhy's Doom SetFear's Sven SetFree to Play CourierFree to Play WardsFree to play HUDI personally have been wanting to watch this documentary for quite some time. Since there is a focus on the player's lives and how choosing to gown down the route of progamer has influenced their relation with their families. To anyone with a hint of experience in the competitive scene, it should come to no surprise that there are many hurdles and hardships that await those that choose to become progamers. http://freetoplaythemovie.com/ (Official Website)http://youtu.be/R-RKqGaNq-Y (Youtube Trailer) Special thanks for CyborgMatt for the information being compiled. Edit: Just realized I forgot the E in title, my bad
  16. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/familysharing/announcements/detail/1425692185723666823
  17. Steam Dev Days videos are now available in Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/SteamworksDev I have watch only couple of them so far but I'm personally very impressed.
  18. I got Team Fortress 2, and I need training (on PC Steam) my Steam ID is machotacoking If anyone is interested in training me, please send me a message
  19. I'm sorry if this is already been posted. i probably overlooked. But i wanted to know what al of you thought where about the steamOS and the controller Valve is working on. I for one like the idea of the controller. also steamos i like. but the only thing that worries are the games. i don't have many linux games. so i hope the come up with something so i can still play all my window games on linux. wine. is an option but it dont work with everything. i'm sorry for my terrible english.
  20. i just want to know if half life 3 is real or a myth their are allot of people saying it "coming out" when it has not been stated. Valve is making a new source engine so i think this is proof of a new fps game however we mite have to wait for 2 or maybe 5 years i just don't know. what do you guys think.
  21. I'm pretty interested to see how this turns out. From what I've been looking at, anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty much steam is getting a console you can play all the games you have on it through on your tv. Well... probably more of a mini-pc just for playing games on steam. hm... Isn't that what the ps4 and xbone are now anyhow? Ah forget it, moving on. Of course the controller will still naturally work if your using steam on your pc. This has me extremely curious to see it in action. Info on it below for those who haven't seen anything on it or those looking for a recap. I might just not be getting it fully because I'm half awake... but yeah... Lol. It happens. Red bull you have failed me. http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/ http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/ http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/
  22. It's been 9 years since Half Life 2 came out. The game has been relished by the gaming community for so long and I must ask, has it aged well?
  23. I'm pretty interested to see how this turns out. From what I've been looking at, anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but pretty much steam is getting a console you can play all the games you have on it through on your tv. Well... probably more of a mini-pc just for playing games on. hm... Isn't that what the ps4 and xbone are now anyhow? Ah forget it, moving on. Of course the controller will still naturally work if your using steam on your pc. This has me extremely curious to see it in action. Info on it below for those who haven't seen anything on it or those looking for a recap. I might just not be getting it fully because I'm half awake... but yeah... Lol. It happens. Red bull you have failed me. http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamOS/ http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/ http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/
  24. What does everyone think of steam? I know most PC gamers use it these days, but is that because you actually like valve and steam, or do you just like cheap games? I know I'm in it for cheap games. Personally I hate steam. I have had too many run ins with the downloading. Downloads cancelling, restarting. even deleting all the data. Yes I know of the work around where you delete the patch file and then move the downloaded data into the common file. But you still lose progress. And with only 2 MB/s Internet that downloads at 100 kB/s on average... So yeah, steam.
  25. Hello there! I've wondering why there isn't a post for one of funniest FPS avaliable on STEAM. So, I love to play TF II, so I'm asking you people to tell who of you plays the game. And we can agree in meeting for short games or even spending the whole night killin' some random fellas. PS: If anyone has already posted about TF II, please notice me. EDIT: my bad, there was in fact one post.