In case you didn’t hear, Cuisine Royale is now free on Steam so hurry up and add it to your account.
I think it’s safe to say that after 10 years Steam is finally changing it’s user interface – and it looks great! You can check out the official website here and join the beta now to check it out on your own PC.
Keep in mind that it’s still has some small bugs and problems. Hopefully complete Steam redesign comes shortly after that because the current program is a joke comparing to Origin, UPlay and GOG. I’m not even gonna mention the Android version of the app…
List of announcements by Ubisoft:
- Just Dance 2019
- Beyond Good and Evil 2
- Rainbow 6: Siege
- Trials Rising (February)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (March 15)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 1 DLC
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 2 DLC
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 3 DLC
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure (June 26)
- Skull and Bones (2019)
- Transference VR (Fall 2018)
- Star Link: Battle for Atlas (Ootober 16)
- Star Link Starfox DLC
- For Honor: Starter Edition (Free from June 11 – June 18)
- For Honor: Marching Fire (October 16)
- For Honor Breach (new multiplayer mode)
- The Crew 2 (June 21)
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (October 5)
List of announcements by Sony:
- The Last of Us, Part II
- God of War, New Game+
- Destiny 2: Forsaken
- Ghost of Tshushima
- Resident Evil 2 (January 25)
- Trover and the Smear
- Kingdom Hearts 3 (January 29, Special Edition with entire series exclusive to PS4)
- Death Stranding
- Nioh 2
Microsoft, Bethesda and Square Enix destroyed EA Games on the E3! Check out the details below.
List of announcements by Microsoft – watch it on YouTube
- Halo Infinite
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Fallout 76
- The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (June 26)
- Crackdown 3 (February 2019)
- Nier: Automata: Become As Gods Edition (February 26)
- Metro EXODUS (February 22)
- Kingdom Hearts 3 (January 29)
- Sea of Thieves Cursed Sales (July)
- Sea of Thieves (expansion)
- Battlefield V
- Forza Horizon 4 (October 2)
- We Happy Few (August 10)
- PUBG (Winter 2018)
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Winter)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (September 14)
- The MMORPGG Black Desert (Fall 2018)
- Devil May Cry 5 (Spring 2019)
- Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course (2019)
- Jump Force (2019)
- Dying Light 2
- Battletoads (2019)
- Just Cause 4 (December 4)
- Gears Pop (2019)
- Gears Tactics
- Gears 5 (2019)
- Cyberpunk 2077
List of announcements by Bethesda – watch it on YouTube
- Rage 2 (Spring 2019)
- The Elder Scrolls: Legends
- The Elder Scrolls Online DLC and Chapters
- Doom Eternal
- Quake Champions features (Early Access this week)
- Prey Story Mode, New Game+, Survival Mode, Mooncrash (DLC)
- Wolfenstein Youngblood (2019)
- Prey VR
- Wolfenstein Cyberpilot VR
- Fallout 76 (November 14)
- Fallout Shelter for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch (Available Now)
- The Elder Scrolls Blades (Free)
- The Elder Scrolls VI
List of announcements by Square Enix – watch it on YouTube
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (September 14)
- Stormblood: Final Fantasy XIV Online
- Final Fantasy XIV Online x Monster Hunter World (Summer 2018)
- The Awesome of Captain Spirit (June 26)
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (September 4)
- Babylon’s Fall (2019)
- Nier: Automata: Become As Gods Edition (June 26)
- Octopath Traveler (July 13)
- Just Cause 4 (December 4)
- The Quiet Man
- Kingdom Hearts 3 (January 29)
Here are the highlights from the EA conference!
You can watch the EA show on YouTube by clicking here.
Can move defensive weapons (artillery)
Better destruction system
Customize everything (player, vehicles, weapons, etc.)
Reiterated no lootboxes, no season pass
Another trailer shown
Follows different characters in WW2 similar to BF1’s story mode
New champions league mode
FIFA 18 free trial available now
EA Cloud streaming service
Not out yet
Origin Access Premiere
All new PC games
Madden NFL back on PC for the first time in a decade
Access to “the vault”
Library of games from EA and other publishers
Out later this summer
Edit: $15 a month or $100 a year (thanks u/rentisb)
Respawn’s new game
Not ready to show all their new stuff (they have 3 games)
Star Wars Game
Name: Jedi Fallen Order
Be playing as a Jedi
Takes place during the dark times (when the Jedi are being hunted)
Between episodes 3 and 4
Holiday of 2019
Admitted it wasn’t as good as they wanted
Committed to improving it
Solo (movie) content
New squad system for easier playing with friends
New multiplayer sandbox mode for attacking command posts and taking capital ships
Clone wars content this year
New heroes and villains
Unravel two (EA Original)
Designed to be played with two characters (even in singleplayer)
Demo and trailer shown
A Way Out was very successful, leading EA to pushing more EA Originals
Sea of Solitude (EA Original)
Concept is focused on loneliness
Based on real story despite being in a fantastical setting
About a young woman who is suffering from loneliness and becomes a monster. Game is about finding how this happened and how to turn her human again.
Coming early 2019
NBA Live 19
Shoutcasted over Command and Conquer Rivals (mobile strategy game) (why?)
Pre-Alpha out today on Android
Trailer shown after the gameplay
Trying to merge story with open-world multiplayer
Shared world but bases/hub areas are singleplayer
February 22nd, 2019 (same day as Days Gone) release date
Various gameplay clips
Lots of concept art still being shown (could mean a delay is possible)
The suit is called a Javelin
4 suits (classes) with different abilities
Can change suits whenever
No lootboxes, no gameplay related microtransactions (i.e. there will be cosmetic microtransactions) (thanks for the clarification u/DrasticDream)
Can play the game solo
No Skate 4
Source: reddit and the Internet
Well Valve finally decided to end all of the controversial bullcrap and from now on they will allow every single game on Steam unless it has illegal content in it.
Here are the highlights from the Steam blog post:
- So we ended up going back to one of the principles in the forefront of our minds when we started Steam, and more recently as we worked on Steam Direct to open up the Store to many more developers: Valve shouldn’t be the ones deciding this. If you’re a player, we shouldn’t be choosing for you what content you can or can’t buy. If you’re a developer, we shouldn’t be choosing what content you’re allowed to create.
- With that principle in mind, we’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.
- We are going to enable you to override our recommendation algorithms and hide games containing the topics you’re not interested in. So if you don’t want to see anime games on your Store, you’ll be able to make that choice.
- Developers who build controversial content shouldn’t have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we’ll be building tools and options to support them too.
I still have no idea if the game is any good but if you’re willing to get it you can now grab it with a special 5% off voucher. Use VAMPYR5 on checkout. The code works for PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, can be used on your account twice, works only with Vampyr purchases.
Grab it here while it lasts!
An awesome range of action RPGs and co-op shooters are yours to enjoy with the Killer XI Bundle. You’ll be side-scrolling through Steampunk London and alien infested hives one minute, and exploring mythical and sci-fi open-worlds the next. Plus, you’ll be receiving one game created in collaboration with one of YouTube’s biggest stars – PewDiePie!
SteamGifts.com is currently having a really nice giveaway with a couple of Steam gifts to win. The only catch is that you have to login through your Steam account and enter the giveaway. They also encourage you to stay on their newsletter – that’s how to make GDPR changes fun I guess. The giveaway is available below and ends in one week:
The GDPR regulation is almost here. After May 25th all companies that opearate in European Union are bound to respect the new laws and our privacy.
Steam is going to need to get consent from EU individuals to obtain and store personally identifying information (like name, address, phone number, email etc). This should be performed by having a user “opt in” as under the GDPR regulations “consent cannot be assumed”. From now on every single company has to communicate in a clear and understandable way why the want our data and what are they going to do with it (or won’t do), how they protect it, where do they keep it etc.
If you’re an EU citizen here are your GDPR rights:
Ask what information is held on you and obtain copies of your information
Ask if your data has been passed to any other 3rd party or affiliate and obtain their details
Right to be forgotten – Request that all (or some) data be removed from their system
There is no guarantees that Steam will abide those rules. Most large companies and data controllers like Google or Amazon have only chosen to update their Privacy Policies, which is not 100% GDPR compliant. We’ll see how this turns out in the following weeks.
From now on you can also remove the data you’ve put in here by going into Tools>Erase personal data. To delete your account from SteamUnpowered simply go to your profile settings. If you have any other problem please send me a message on Steam.
It seems that in around two weeks Steam is going to remove (some) games with pornographic content, even though those games don’t really contain any of that (officially). The developers of Mutiny have even discounted their game so that people could buy it before it disappears completely from Steam – you’ll still be able to play that game and download it from you account, even though it won’t be in the Steam store anymore.
According to that developers the new change violates what Valve Software agreed to before. In fact, the whole Visual Novel genre on Steam is feeling the effects of that decision. Every developer, either big or small, is having their games pulled. The message is clear, if your game contains any kind of anime-inspired sexy themes you’re in trouble while other games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Witcher 3 (seriously) and others stay intact.
This is something that shouldn’t be happening at all, what do you guys think? Where will the anime games go? GOG? Origin?
Update: Turns out that Valve’s plan is currently on hold as they have sent out letters to game developers. By the way it’s probably this website’s fault that this even started. Here they even mention The Witcher 3.
Weird times when you can just watch hundreds of movies with violent killing scenes and weapons but if they show you a part of a woman’s titty it’s the end of the world. Since when is sex worse than violence and killing? What the fuck America?