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Steam makes it easier to find and download game soundtracks

Steam's approach to game soundtracks has been broken, to put it mildly. It's been treated as downloadable content for its associated game, forcing you to buy the game in question — and you could forget about having an easy way to manage your collec… Source: Engadget | Steam makes it easier to find and download …

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Annual Steam Release Numbers Used To Climb Every Year, But In 2019, They Held Steady

I’m fairly certain that I haven’t played 8,400 games in my entire life, but that’s the number of new releases that rolled up their sleeves and threw down for Steam users’ time and money last year. That is, obviously, a lot. But it’s not that much more than the number of games released on Steam …

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'The Witcher 3' is now more popular on Steam than it was at launch

You'd think that a single player game over four years old would be long past its prime, but don't tell that to CD Projekt Red. The studio's community lead Marcin Momot has revealed that the PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt broke its record for… Source: Engadget | 'The Witcher 3' is now …

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The 10-year challenge: Video game edition

The 10-year challenge swept social media in January, with people posting images of themselves from 2009 and 2019, usually accompanied by a cute remark about things being the same yet totally different. It's a fun, heartwarming way to train machine le… Source: Engadget | The 10-year challenge: Video game edition

Visual Novel Sets Out To Buck Trends By Being Less Sexual, Gets Blocked By Steam Anyway

From the start, the lead developer of Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect, Sean Bester, wanted his game to be different from the other games in Steam’s sea of often sexually-tinged romance and horror visual novels. This meant it would have very little sex and nudity, with the focus instead on a “mature” mafia tale.…Read more… …

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Steam's new beta takes local multiplayer games online

Valve didn't wait long to give you a chance to play local multiplayer games online. The latest Steam beta client now includes Remote Play Together support that lets friends join in multiplayer experiences that would normally require sitting on the s… Source: Engadget | Steam's new beta takes local multiplayer games online

Saints Row 2's Source Code Has Been Rediscovered, So The PC Version Will Live Again

Volition’s classic Saints Row 2 has been almost unplayable on PC for years after the game’s source code went missing and it turned into a bug-riddled mess. Good news today for anyone who still wants to play it, though: the code has been found, and Volition are working on getting a Steam version released.Read more… …

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Steam's Recommendations Will Now Show Popular Games Less Often

Last October, Steam’s algorithm briefly went haywire, filling users’ “More Like This” recommendation sections with popular games while negatively affecting under-the-radar indies who needed the exposure. At the time, Valve chalked this up to “a bug” which it said it corrected, but smaller developers complain that…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Steam's Recommendations Will Now Show …

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Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' and 'Wolfenstein'

QuakeCon is right around the corner, and Bethesda is determined to capitalize on the wave of good vibe for id Software's gaming legacy — including, we'd add, the looming 25th anniversary of Doom II. To that end, it's launching a QuakeCon sale on Ste… Source: Engadget | Quakecon's Steam sale offers steep discounts on 'Doom' …

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Steam's Summer Sale for 2019 gives you the chance to win free stuff

It's that time of the year again when you can't help but empty your wallet to stockpile on Steam games you'll probably never touch. Steam has launched its Summer Sale event for 2019, and it'll last for the next two weeks until July 7th 10AM PDT/1PM E… Source: Engadget | Steam's Summer Sale for 2019 …

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Epic's Founder Explains Why The Company Is Going So Hard On Exclusives

There are a lot of PC gamers, accustomed to buying and playing their games on Steam, who are not exactly happy at the way Epic’s new store has come in and started buying up exclusives. In response to this, Epic founder Tim Sweeney has outlined in a lengthy Twitter thread exactly why his company is …

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