Shadowrun: Hong Kong just got a free six-hour expansion. Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition augments the cyberpunk tactical RPG with a bonus campaign, dev commentary, and numerous tiny improvements. If you already own Shadowrun: Hong Kong, it’s completely free. Nice one, Harebrained Schemes.
Grappling hooks and dinosaurs, a match made in video game heaven. My inner 12 year-old, once deceased from overexposure to the dual radiations of responsibility and YouTube comments, lives once more.
This is Bro Fist Simulator, a game about the subtle art of the bro fist. Just remember: always close your fingers on contact.
Thought there wasn’t gonna be another big Steam sale for a bit? Think again. The Steam Lunar New Year sale just kicked off, and it runs until Feb 12th. You can discover new games through a cute themed text adventure. Or you can buy nothing at all if your wallet—like mine—is still tired from the last sale.
We already knew XCOM 2 wouldn’t support traditional game pads, like the Xbox 360 controller, but it will work with the Steam Controller. They’ll tweak the way it works over time, and consider this an “initial implementation.” Gotta admit, I’m still bummed I can’t play XCOM 2 on my big TV!
BUTTS: The VR Experience is a thing. Sure, you’ve experienced butts, but VR butts? This is the beginning of a new era.
Today on Steam Early Access, designer Peter Molyneux and his company 22 Cans released a new game: Godus Wars.
Finally, a game about the fall of communism... and jalopies. Jalopy is a Steam hopeful about exploring the former Eastern bloc in a motor vehicle that falls apart piece by piece. You’ll have to deal with everything from flat tires to busted carburetors in a procedurally generated world. Also weather. It looks great.
HTC and Valve’s Vive VR headset lets you physically move around in virtual reality. You can walk, run, jump, flail your arms, and all that good stuff. You can also be a shambling disaster zone.
Publisher Bandai Namco released Tales of Symphonia on PC yesterday, which would be good news if it weren’t such a disaster.
In 2007, Rob Cunningham (of Homeworld fame) formed a brand new studio called Blackbird Interactive. By 2009, work had begun on an ambitious new strategy game strongly inspired by Homeworld’s art design and setting. In 2013, everyone working there was laid off.
Counter-Strike has a cheating problem. One player decided to do something about it. Something, shall we say, creative.
Ever since its release late last year, the Steam controller has received mixed reviews. Plenty of people have suggested nips, tucks, and layout changes that might improve it. Hardware hacker Ben Heck decided to just make his own.
Danganronpa, a game about what Japanese high school is really like, will be out on Steam February 18. The second game will also come to PC at some point in the future, says developer Chunsoft, who are publishing these versions themselves.
I whirled around and plugged two perfectly placed shots into an enemy player. I was finally getting the hang of Vive VR shooter Hover Junkers. I was in the zone. I thought nobody could take me by surprise. Then I watched as another player slowly raised a gun to their head and pulled the trigger.
Valve and HTC’s virtual reality headset, the Vive, is almost here. It’s the one that tracks you while you move around, and it’s pretty damn cool. During a recent event, I got to play 12 of the games that it’ll launch with. Here is what they look like and what I looked like while playing them. Hint: not cool.
Valve recently brought the hammer down on custom Counter-Strike servers that don’t fall within a set of very specific guidelines. It’s a big change to the game’s ecosystem, and many players don’t think it’s for the better.
DRM-free gaming service GOG is introducing its own take on Early Access. Thanks to things like strict curation, a version rollback feature, and generous refunds, I’m super into it. I hope Valve is taking notes.
Team Fortress 2's long-awaited competitive mode is officially a thing. Valve’s created a Steam group for competitive matchmaking’s beta, and you can join for a chance to be part of it. Prepare for bitter, drama-packed rivalries! And probably also more hats.
Maybe you’ve heard of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13—not only has the historical strategy series been around for a while, it also has several spin-offs, such as Dynasty Warriors. Well, now Romance of the Kingdoms is tearing up the Steam charts.