|

steam

game news

Steam adds 'played on another platform' as a new way to ignore games in the store

So when Steam's Discovery Queue recommends it to me, I debate what to do.I treat Steam's machine learning systems like a new puppy: constantly at risk of picking up bad habits if I tell it the wrong thing. ...

Read More

game news

Grid 2 has been removed from Steam

(Image credit: Codemasters)


Not even a week after DuckTales: Remastered was removed from Steam, Grid 2 has followed it into the memory hole.As is usually the case with Steam's delisted games, anyone who owned Grid 2 already will be able to download it in perpetuity. ...

Read More

game news

Valve wants to approve Steam Workshop items from now on

(Image credit: Valve)Update: Only Steam Workshop items for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 will require approval from Valve moderators before they go live, a representative from the company has said.The new rules are designed to combat scammers promising "free skins" to anyone that subscribes to Workshop items, the representative said via email. ...

Read More

game news

Street Fighter 5 is free to play on Steam this weekend

(Image credit: Capcom)


Now's a great time to get into Street Fighter 5.Unfortunately for Capcom, the new characters were leaked on Steam just days before the big event, but the news at least confirmed that Street Fighter 5 was still alive and well. ...

Read More

game news

Stone Story, an ASCII art RPG, is out now in Steam Early Access

(Image credit: Martian Rex, standardcombo)


Stone Story RPG has been in development for quite a while already—five years, according to developer Standardcombo.It launched on Steam Early Access on August 8 and Standardcombo expects it to remain there for about a year, though it doesn't anticipate a price change between now and the final release. ...

Read More

game news

Destiny 2: Bungie Dates Cross Save, Steam Move On PC

In its latest weekly blog post, Bungie finally put an actual date on when cross save will become available: August 21.You'll be able to freely move your character between platforms with Destiny 2: New Light, the upcoming free-to-play version of Destiny 2's Year One content. ...

Read More

game news

Valve has put a stop to the Steam release date exploit (updated)

(Image credit: Valve)


Update: Valve has confirmed that it now requires developers to get in touch before any release date changes can happen on Steam.Original story: In an attempt to get a coveted spot in Steam's Popular Upcoming Releases list, some developers have allegedly gamed the system, changing the release date in the backend, even if the store page shows a different date. ...

Read More

game news

Take a break from Steam's Interactive Recommender by sharing your favorite hidden gems

(Image credit: PiFTy)


It's been about a month since Steam introduced its new Interactive Recommender that uses machine learning to suggest new games based on the ones you've already played.There are plenty of feature requests being discussed in Steam's own discussions page for Steam Labs, but the Reddit community dedicated to Steam has started a thread that does the exact opposite. ...

Read More

game news

Valve updates Steam's new Interactive Recommender, teases a new 'experiment' coming

(Image credit: Future)


A few weeks ago, Valve rolled out a new feature on Steam called the "Interactive Recommender," that uses machine learning to dig up games that you might like to play.That frequency varies depending on how users arrived at the store page. ...

Read More

game news

Tetris Effect works with SteamVR, but you don't 'need Steam to play it'

(Image credit: Enhance Inc)


I've seen the claim that 'Tetris Effect requires Steam despite being an Epic Store exclusive' going around this week.It sounds like a hilarious case of platform dependencies conflicting with Epic's exclusivity strategy, but it's hyperbole: partially true, with a lot of emphasis on 'partially. ...

Read More

game news

Cyberprank 2069 "joke game" pulled from Steam after promising copies of Cyberpunk 2077

(Image credit: CD Projekt Red)


Cyberpunk 2077 isn't even out yet, but it's already seeing parodies and knockoffs.As PC Gamer reports, one such parody, the self-described "joke game" Cyberprank 2069, was recently pulled from Steam. ...

Read More

game news

Doom, Prey, Dishonored, and more are super cheap on Steam

In the runup to the big annual show, Bethesda Softworks is holding a QuakeCon Sale on Steam, and it's actually got some really good prices on really good games.A few choice selections:
Doom - $7/£5Prey - $6/£4Wolfenstein: The New Order - $7/£5Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus - $20/£13Dishonored - $2/£1. ...

Read More

game news

Steam's June best sellers list includes a thirsty waifu sim and zombie hordes

(Image credit: Illusion )


Valve has published the top Steam releases for June 2019, along with some insights, and as usual it's a diverse gaggle.There's gloomy shooters, cooking sims, thirsty dating games and boring old sports. ...

Read More

game news

The original Borderlands is free on Steam for the weekend

(Image credit: Gearbox)


With Borderlands 3 on the horizon (it's arriving in September, which is already closer than you think), it's not a bad time to get acquainted, or re-acquainted, with the original.Well, a newer version of the original, anyway. ...

Read More

game news

Acclaimed Strategy PC Game Free At Steam Right Now

Now Playing: Age of Wonders III Review











While retailers are offering game discounts left and right with Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, nothing beats free, and PC game Age of Wonders III is free to claim at Steam now until Monday, July 15.Once you add the game to your account, it'll be yours to keep, so if you're even remotely interested, you might as well grab it now. ...

Read More

game news

The RetroArch emulator platform is coming to Steam this month

(Image credit: Libretro)


Open source software developer Libretro is bringing its popular emulator platform RetroArch to Steam on July 30.It's not every day that emulating software appears Valve's platform, and RetroArch is easily the most prominent to make the leap. ...

Read More

game news

Acclaimed Strategy Game Free At Steam Right Now

Now Playing: Age of Wonders III Review











While retailers are offering game discounts left and right with Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, nothing beats free, and PC game Age of Wonders III is free to claim at Steam now until Monday, July 15.Once you add the game to your account, it'll be yours to keep, so if you're even remotely interested, you might as well grab it now. ...

Read More

game news

Steam's new 'Interactive Recommender' uses machine learning, not tags or reviews, to tell you what to play

Regardless of the settings of the sliders, the results will always be personalized and relevant to the individual user.That includes things like tags and review scores: Users can filter their recommendation results with tags, but tags are not part of the underlying model. ...

Read More

game news

Steam's new 'microtrailers' want to help you absorb every game on Steam in 6 second bursts

(Image credit: Valve)


It's so hard to keep track of what's coming out on Steam every week, every day, every hour, that our team at PC Gamer likes to follow a pair of Twitter accounts, @microtrailers and @whatsonsteam, that list new games as they're released, along with six second trailers and screenshots.All the micro trailers are sourced from the trailers developers upload to Steam. ...

Read More

game news

Age of Wonders 3 is free on Steam, gets you 10 percent off Age of Wonders: Planetfall

(Image credit: Paradox Interactive)


The very good 4X strategy game Age of Wonders 3 went free for a brief period a couple of months ago in the Humble Store Spring Sale.I have good news if your answer is no: It's free again, this time directly from Steam. ...

Read More