There’s a new Sims 4 patch, and it’s a day that ends in Y. You know what that means: extremely good patch notes.
Look at a screenshot of Rime. Any screenshot. Take in the swirling colors, the vast oceanside vistas, the stark, mysterious ruins. It’s all distinctive, and yet somehow familiar. Rime wears its gaming influences on its sleeve, but it lacks their heart.
Video games look better and better with every passing year. Just in the last few months alone we’ve seen gorgeous technical marvels like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Breath of the Wild, and Injustice 2 (yes, seriously). But while game graphics just keep getting better, loading times—the bane of all impatient players—don’t seem…
Turns out, the keys to success in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and family life are one in the same. It’s all about communication. With your dad.
Overwatch’s new anniversary event, which kicked off yesterday, is a pinata explosion of celebration and glee. But who actually cares about that? The only thing that matters is dance emotes. Now Overwatch has turned into a giant dance floor.
In recent times, official in-game Counter-Strike events—Operations, as they’re known—have grown rare. Valve only created/curated one in all of 2016. Today, though, without any real warning, they’ve kicked off a new one. It’s called Operation Hydra.
Most Steam games come with somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-50 unlockable achievements. Running Through Russia has 4,096.
There are cool ways to risk your life. For example, being a firefighter, rescuing a wolf from a bear trap, or expressing an opinion on Twitter. Then there’s looking at your phone while crossing the street. That is decidedly not cool.
There’s been quite a bit of discussion around Blizzard’s official Overwatch League and accessibility, given that reports say a slot in the big show could cost between $15 and $25 million. Turns out, that’s not the only Overwatch esports league Blizzard is launching.
On the latest episode of our Overwatch show, Cecilia, Heather, and I talk about some very particular ways of playing. First, we dig deeper into Cecilia’s experience of paying women to be her in-game BFFs, then we discuss the plight of that reviled creature, the Hanzo main, and finally we talk about esports and …
Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a mountain biking game that looks really chill. It’s just you and your bike. Oh, and some mountains. You’re not constrained to any particular path. You choose how you want to explore. Nature, it turns out, is neat like that. The game’s not done yet, but it’s got a page on Steam Greenlight.
This weekend, Second Life bunnies will starve and die. Ozimals, a popular virtual pet creator, got hit with a cease-and-desist order, meaning no more support for existing products. As a result, many of their bunnies won’t be able to eat. They’ll die on Saturday. Check out the full story on Waypoint.
Ravenfield fascinates me. The Battlefield-inspired large-scale FPS just launched on Steam and rocketed to the top of the sales charts. Its reviews are over 90 percent positive. I’ve played it, however, and it’s barely functional in some places. Why is it getting a free pass from the Steam quality control mafia?
Spacewar is a game that draws thousands of players every day. If you search for it on the Steam store, though, you’ll never find it.
Steam is littered with games of, shall we say, questionable quality. This has been a known issue for quite some time. Only recently, however, has Valve begun to directly address it. Last month, they said they’re taking aim at so-called “fake games.” Now they’ve detailed their first plan of attack.
Torment: Tides of Numenera just got a big update. It’s free and includes a new companion, Oom, as well as a codex. There are also improvements to crises, character progression, and the UI. If you want to try the new stuff—especially Oom—inXile recommends that you start a new game.
It’s Friday. Finally! Obviously, it’s time to unwind the same way you do every Friday: by watching a video of somebody’s dad.
Of the 100 billion games on Steam, one for every star in the sky, which are the absolute cream of the crop? Which have users rated the highest? To borrow a cliche from The Bad Internet, the answer may surprise yo—[vomits profusely].
My favorite moment in Dead Cells so far came right after I won my first boss fight. I gained the ability to make climbable vines sprout from certain surfaces, allowing me to access areas I hadn’t previously been able to. Classic Metroidvania stuff, right? The twist: Dead Cells’ levels, unlike those of a Castlevania or …