Former Valve developer opens up – is Steam killing PC gaming?

Former Valve Software employee Richard Geldreich posted some really interesting insights on Twitter lately. According to the guy Steam was killing the PC gaming for years. Starting 2009 that is. This is when they've introduced different regional currencies and tiers in the store. Geldreich worked at Valve from 2009 to 2014 and claims that the company has ruthless internal politics whatever that means. Steam is in big trouble lately, games…

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Google Stadia is coming to town

If anyone remember's OnLive streaming service you probably rolled your eyes today seeing that Stadia announcement. But this time that kind of service might actually work because it has millions of dollars behind it and potential user base is huge. Play anywhere straight from YouTube Imagine playing the Doom remake in 4K @ 60 FPS on your smartphone, crappy tablet, Chromecast (which means your Smart TV too!) or notebook. Just…

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Staxel now available on Humble Store!

If you're looking for a nice, fresh building game and you're tired of Minecraft already take a look at Staxel, it's currently out on Humble Store (€19.99). Couple of screenshots below :-) Staxel is an online creative farming & village game with a cast of quirky villagers. Build your farmhouse, help villagers, take to the wilds to fish or hunt bugs, and grow a variety of crops. If you’re feeling…

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Humble Software Bundle now live!

Humble Software Bundle is now live, this is probably the first software bundle ever on the Humble site. Pay what you want items aren't really interesting to be honest, but the higher tiers are pretty nice. Check them out here!

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Gabe Newell: Modders absolutely need to be compensated

Remember the last time when Valve tried to introduce paid mods on Steam? It didn't go well and it did not survive contact with the PC gaming community. When the proposal was announced in April 2015 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as a pilot game it mostly got negative feedback. Shortly after that Valve removed the feature altogether. To some gamers the notion of paying modders for their work was contrary to…

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Steep open beta coming on November 18!

If you have no idea what Steep is it's a crazy sports game from Ubisoft presented last year, it's basically snowboarding, skiing and other winter sports on huge maps. Remember it's Ubisoft after all so I guess we can't expect much but it's really rare to see those sort of games on the PC, I always wanted to play the SSX series on my rig and the only good titles…

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Video game actors go on strike!

It's official, the largest actors union in Hollywood called a strike this Friday against video game companies. Apparently they didn't agree on how to pay performers who do voice-overs and motion-capture work for the most popular video games. They have stopped working at 12:01 a.m. last Friday (21.10.2016). Creating games take a lot of time and money these days, large casts of actors take part in the development process. Union members…

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The Division open beta starts soon!

If you haven't got a chance to try out The Division in the closed beta don't worry because you will be able to play the open beta on February 19th! Open means there won't be any NDA, you can record your gameplay, post reviews and stream the game on Twitch which is pretty cool. Can't wait for Fortnite to do that! You can pre-load The Division now by downloading it from…

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Poll Time: YouTube gaming launches tomorrow, will you be using it?

Twitch.tv finally gets some real competition in the game live streaming market. Starting tomorrow, users can go to http://gaming.youtube.com  to check out the new interface or start a stream themselves. Do you think that this will change Twitch's popularity at all? [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Steam: Linux client gets a major update!

All the penguins are happy today, check this out: The Steam client got a major update recently with some pretty needed features: On game launch, if there is an update available but we haven't started downloading it yet, ask the user if they want to launch the existing bits or wait for the update.How it took them this long to add in that option is crazy, it will be a…

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Bug in Origin allows attackers to hijack player PCs

More than 40 million people could be affected by a vulnerability researchers uncovered in EA's Origin online game platform allowing attackers to remotely execute malicious code on players' computers. The attack, demonstrated on Friday at the Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam, takes just seconds to execute. In some cases, it requires no interaction by victims, researchers from Malta-based ReVuln (@revuln) told Ars Technica. It manipulates the uniform resource identifiers…

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Poll Time: Are you using Steam on Windows, Linux or Mac?

Just a simple question, lets see how many people are out there who actually use Steam on systems other than Windows. Go! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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