Gaming is one of largest, if not becoming the largest form of entertainment, and last several years witnessed the rebirth of PC gaming, as gaming consoles cannot keep up with the system demands of new games. As such, the way to advertise to new audiences is shifting, with a barrier of entry becoming so attractive that anyone with the right mindset and dedication can do it. Over a decade ago, I met Jonathan Wendel, who went on to become a first pro-gamer to earn over a million dollars, and creating a successful collaboration with different hardware vendors with his ‘Fatal1ty’ brand (Abit, ASRock, Creative Labs, OCZ etc.). Now,
Yes, Marc Laidlaw retired. That’s not the sad part. The guy provided us with the storyline on both the Half-Life and Half-Life 2, plus all those ‘Episode’ releases. the official reason for his departure is ‘retiring.’ Something that happens when you’ve done a job for far too long and can’t really stand the surroundings, colleagues or the work at hand. A redditor named TeddyWolf first revealed the news of Laidlaw’s retirement from Valve: “My nickname when I first started at Valve in 1997 was “Old Man Laidlaw.” The little baby level designer who gave me that nickname is now older than I was then. Imagine how
The current state of affairs in Formula 1 is something that kept me away from the sport. The level of predictability simply got to my nerves and the overall appeal was lost along the way. On the other hand, my particular motorsport gaming attraction is growing stronger. One of the upcoming releases from Codemasters, dubbed F1 2015 , is a simulation game revolving around the most famous racing sport out there. But, will it make me (and everybody else) love Formula 1 once again? The teaser below is impressive to say the least. The last Formula 1 game I have played was back when I was in high school, and was one of
As much fanfare accompanies Steam’s new refund policy, some speculate that the new structure is a bad omen for indie devs.
Much to the delight of PC gamers everywhere, Valve says goodbye to its paid mods marketplace on Steam.
Gamers are emphatically rebuking Valve for its decision to monetize Skyrim mods, leading to massively supported petitions to spring up.
By letting gamers buy and content creators sell game mods, Valve has jeopardized the very nature of mods and splintered the entire PC gaming community.
Could VR see a release in 2015, or does the emerging platform need more work before it’s ready for mass consumption?
The Kickstarter economy has its critics, but it has revolutionized the gaming industry creating a strong “indie” niche to counter blockbuster titles.
Asus is making a Steam Machine, and it will be called the GR8S.
Just in case you don’t have enough games in your back catalog.
Alienware Alpha is a machine that looks like a console but performs like a PC.
WARMACHINE: Tactics from WhiteMoon Dreams is a game that was initially based off of the WARMACHINE tabletop game and was crowdfunded into a full game.
Today was a day of good news for all Nvidia Shield Tablet owners and potential owners.
Retro arcade game lovers get a fresh new oriental 2D side-scroller that doesn’t just evoke a sense of nostalgia, but also manages to focus on newer, even cooler mechanics introduced by modern action games.
Nvidia released a tweet today that seems to tease a new Valve game release for Android, and optimized for its Shield Tablets.
Indie dev vents their frustrations with Steam by issuing death threats against Valve boss Gabe Newell.
A new game to enliven your summer vacation developed by Cuve Games and put out by Phoenix Online Publishing is one month from delivery. Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar blends combat and strategies with story-driven and randomly generated adventures in fantasy role playing game (RPG) fun. Gamers will custom make their own weapons and armor to be used by their warriors, wizards and assassins. Fire and ice complete the arsenal for battling more than 130 monsters in an attempt to overcome an ancient evil. Scenarios become more and more challenging to be met with collected mystical artifacts that enhance your ability to win. Jerome Bodin,
The guys and girls over at Malwarebytes have uncovered a new method of Steam account phishing which gets around Valve’s own Steam Guard service. Valve’s Steam Guard service is a serviced designed by Valve to make sure that people’s account credentials aren’t being stolen by other people and using them on their own computers. This both acts to protect users’ accounts and acts as a sort of level of DRM to protect the content from people unauthorized to use it. From my expereince, Valve’s Steam Guard has worked quite well and always sends me an email whenever I log in from a new machine or
So, we already reported to you about the cake we got from Nvidia along with an Aperture Laboratories-themed letter, as well as the ultimate result of Portal arriving on the SHIELD with a short review of our experience and some screen shots. Well, Nvidia’s viral marketing doesn’t stop there with SHIELD as today we received a bright green crowbar from Nvidia that simply said, “What Would Gordon Do?” This is a clear allusion to Half Life 2, and as if that isn’t enough, they also have the Half-Life 2 and SHIELD logos emblazoned on the crowbar itself. As we had alluded to in the previous