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Jazzpunk live-action trailer shows off astonishing silly cyberpunk

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2014 8:45am PST

"Why don't games represent people like me?" I'm often found muttering into an empty glass. "My life matters. I'm cool. What about me?" As if that glass were connected to another by a taut string and the developers were listening, Jazzpunk has answered my pleas. A heavy dose ...

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"That's actually a pretty funny trailer. I'd like to have seen a little more of the game though."

- AxeMan808 see all 3 comments

SteamOS installer adds dual-boot support

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2014 10:00am PST

The latest beta version of SteamOS allows you to dual-boot your system, letting you try out the gaming-dedicated OS without reserving an entire box for it.

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Hearts of Iron IV announced; toning down learning curve

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2014 9:00am PST

Hearts of Iron was one of the first games Paradox made, and it's been, ho ho, close to its heart ever since. Having released three expansions for Hearts of Iron III, Paradox today finally announced Hearts of Iron IV. While the WW2 grand strategy series will still be complex ...

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"This is the wrong direction. I can understand that making it less complex to play invites more ..."

- Michael Rowley see all 7 comments

Shovel Knight digs up a March 31 release date

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 22, 2014 4:30pm PST

Shovel Knight is digging into a March 31 release on PC, Wii U, and 3DS and has unearthed a brand new trailer.

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"Titanfall, inFamous: Second Son, probably other shit I'm forgetting."

- Vincent Grayson see all 8 comments

Open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launches Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 22, 2014 8:30am PST

When Warhorse Studios announced its realistic medieval open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance in December, it seemed to still have trouble securing a publisher. So blow that! The studio founded by folks including the creator of Mafia today launched a Kickstarter so it can ...

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"Watching this trailer just makes me fucking pissed that the days of new IPs are gone. 2007 was ..."

- nwillard see all 14 comments

Best of 2013: #3 - Gone Home

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 21, 2014 1:35pm PST

Gone Home is remarkable in just how unremarkable it is. It's not avant-garde or experimental. With a first-person perspective and fully explorable 3D world, it feels instantly familiar, but chooses to use these to tell a simple story. Which is great. It may seem obvious enou...

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"I enjoyed Gone Home, but its not avant-garde at all.... heck its not even original in its idea ..."

- GPUX see all 57 comments

Broken Age has hidden 'Retro Mode'

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 6:00am PST

Broken Age has a hidden "Retro Mode" setting that puts a pixelated filter over the scene.

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"It really should not move the filter when the scene moves. Breaks the effect"

- bradsh see all 2 comments

Steam in-home streaming enters beta

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 2:45pm PST

One of the fancy features promised by SteamOS is the ability to stream Windows games over your home wireless network. And it's entered beta.

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"I was actually wondering how much power you need. Maybe Raspberry Pi could do it. "

- K1Bond007 see all 8 comments

3DMark attempts to benchmark Steam Machines

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 16, 2014 10:30am PST

There sure are a lot of Steam Machines to choose from. However, what offers the best bang for the buck? Futuremark has taken an early stab at benchmarking these systems with 3DMark.

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"The price and compact size on some of them makes for a nice way to bring your Steam library into ..."

- Junktown see all 12 comments

Steam Controller drops touch screen, adds physical buttons

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 15, 2014 3:00pm PST

New reports from Valve's developer-only Steam Dev Days reveal that the Steam Controller has been significantly revised

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"depending on the spacing, pressing button up + button right to give you up-right is really ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 50 comments

Valve: Steam Greenlight will eventually 'go away'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2014 12:35pm PST

Valve is holding its Steam Dev Days conference and is hinting at an imminent demise for Steam Greenlight.

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"Hey Man, you know your totally right this is how the internet and tech works one goes down ..."

- valcan_s see all 21 comments

Starbound's next patch includes final character wipe

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2014 6:30pm PST

Starbound is preparing to deploy a new patch next week, which will include the game's final character wipe before its final release.

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"Isn't the artist the only one thats working on starbound that is from the terraria team?"

- JohnnyRey see all 9 comments

Broken Age Season Pass announced, begins January 28

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2014 9:30am PST

Double Fine has decided to reverse its plans to release a part of Broken Age as Early Access, instead using a traditional Steam release model with a Season Pass to buy both parts.

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"Same here, though luckily I still had access to the old email account"

- rms see all 20 comments

Naughty cat sim Catlateral Damage releases new playable alpha

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2014 2:40pm PST

Like many single women approaching 30, I have a cat (I'm fine), and spend a lot of time clearing up after it (that's less fine). To my delight, "first-person destructive cat simulator" Catlateral Damage has just released a new public alpha version giving a rare opportunity t...

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"Needs more stuff breaking! Still, the bookshelves are amazingly satisfying."

- woddemandred see all 5 comments

Broken Age arrives on January 14 for Kickstarter backers

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2014 3:45pm PST

If you contributed to Double Fine's Kickstarter for Broken Age, congratulations! You'll be able to play the first part of the studio's new adventure on Tuesday, January 14!

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"Full game when it's done but so far they're only shipping the first half for testing. "

- pyide see all 6 comments