Valve Finally Shows Off New Steam UI Overhaul

An update to the Steam user interface and library has been in the works at Valve for years now. Today, the company finally feels comfortable enough to show off their Steam UI overhaul and did just that during a presentation at GDC 2019. I'd like to first thank Game Informer and PC Gamer (and again) for a lot of the information and screenshots you'll see below.

First up, let's talk about the changes coming to how your Library will look and function with this new update. The Friends list is now integrated into a column on the right side. No idea if this is an optional...

The Outer Worlds, Remedy's Control, Detroit: Become Human, and More Announced as Epic Games Store Timed Exclusives

As part of today's GDC presentation, Epic Games announced a number of timed exclusives that are coming first to the Epic Games Store. Among these games are The Outer Worlds, Control from Remedy Entertainment, and even some PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.

Some of these titles, such as The Outer Worlds, will also appear on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. I guess this just lends more confirmation that Epic is less about purchasing exclusives and more about simply paying companies to keep their games off of Steam. Consumers should not...

System Shock 3 GDC Teaser

As part of the Unity keynote at GDC 2019, a new teaser trailer for System Shock 3 was shown off. I suppose that also confirms that System Shock 3 is being built on Unity. I think that was already known prior to this? Perhaps not.

The game is currently in development from OtherSide Entertainment. A release date for the horror title is not yet known. ...

Nvidia Announces Real-time Ray Tracing for Older GTX Cards

Nvidia just announced today that they are bringing real-time ray tracing to their GTX lineup of cards. This support will begin with a driver update currently slated for some time in April.

Get ready to have your framerates destroyed. Think about it this way: Nvidia's RTX cards have special hardware that is dedicated to handling the load of real-time ray tracing. Even with this special hardware, enabling real-time ray tracing still destroys framerates on these new cards.

Now they're going to add support for it on to their older cards? It will certainly make your...

Epic Games Launcher Allegedly Scrapes Local Steam Data Prior to Granting Consent, Epic Responds

Earlier today, Reddit user PhoenixPoint and ResetEra member Madjoki found out that the Epic Games Launcher may be collecting your Steam history at startup. As part of their investigation, they found that at startup, the Epic Games Launcher searches your local computer for a Steam install. If it finds that Steam is installed, it then apparently proceeds to pull a list of files typically stored in your Steam Cloud. This data includes game saves for all users that have logged in to Steam on your computer.

Madjoki also found that it pulls a list of your Steam friends and their name history....
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  • Razer Announces 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Headset

    Razer Announces 7.1 Surround Sound Wireless Headset

    Earlier today, Razer passed along word that they are ready to release the Razer ManO'War headset. The $169.99 (USD) wireless headset includes 7.1 surround sound and custom lighting.
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  • Final Fantasy IX Released on Steam

    Final Fantasy IX Released on Steam

    Last night, Square Enix released Final Fantasy IX for the first time ever on PC. The game can be yours for $16.79 (USD) for a limited time during the launch event. After April 20, the price goes up to $20.99, which is still pretty good for this classic.
    All Aboard the Hilda Garde everyone! It's time to return to Gaia as Final Fantasy IX is out on Steam right now! Relive this classic Final Fantasy adventure with Zidane and his crew with a bunch of new features including: ・ Steam Achievements ・ 7 game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes. ・ Autosaves ・ High-definition movies and character models. Whether
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  • PSA: Free Weekend for Rainbow Six Siege (April 14-17)

    PSA: Free Weekend for Rainbow Six Siege (April 14-17)

    This weekend, starting today and running through to April 17, players on the PC can check out Rainbow Six Siege for free. If you like what you played, you can enjoy a 40% off sale for the Gold edition and 33% off of the regular edition.

    This offer is available through either Uplay or Steam and should be live later on today.

    This news also goes hand-in-hand with word about the Season One finals for the ESL Rainbow Six Pro League. Teams will compete starting May 30 for Xbox One and June 2 for PC for a chance at the $150,000 prize pool. You can read more about this over at the Ubisoft bl...
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  • Official Cover Art Revealed for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

    Official Cover Art Revealed for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

    CD Projekt RED revealed the official cover artwork for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood & Wine today after some early leaks made their way online. It's pretty badass looking, assuming that you're into cover art.

    As of right now, there is no official release date announced for the expansion. However, the latest rumor suggests a June 7 release date.

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  • Among the Sleep Getting Physical Release this Summer

    Among the Sleep Getting Physical Release this Summer

    Krillbite Studio's Among the Sleep will get a physical release this Summer courtesy of Soedesco.

    The physical release will be out for the PC and PlayStation 4. The Xbox One will get a digital release soon. A physical release for the Xbox One version will be announced at a later date.

    In addition, an updated version of the game is now available on Steam, GoG, and Humble that features developer commentary and an updated game engine....
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  • Wasteland Workshop DLC Released for Fallout 4

    Wasteland Workshop DLC Released for Fallout 4

    Bethesda passed along a rather low key announcement that the Wasteland Workshop DLC was rolled out today for Fallout 4. This content, if purchased outside of the Season Pass, will run you $4.99 (USD).
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  • Two New Classes Coming to Black Desert Online on April 20

    Two New Classes Coming to Black Desert Online on April 20

    On April 20, two new classes and characters will be added to Black Desert Online.
    The highly anticipated Musa and Maehwa bring unique abilities and a very different play style from the roster of characters currently available. The Musa is a melee class that relies on high speed and fast reactions to stay ahead of the enemy. With incredible mobility and a specialty for AoE-focused attacks, the Musa excels in small-scale PvP. The Musa is at its best when dashing across the battlefield to dispatch enemies with powerful AoE attacks, but each uncalculated move can be deadly due to his lower defense. The Maehwa is the female counterpart to the Musa
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  • Former Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies, Suing Take-Two for $150 Million in Unpaid Royalties

    Leslie Benzies, the former President at Rockstar North, is suing Take-Two for $150 million in unpaid royalties. He claims that the company tried to force him out after he took a sabbatical. If you recall, the news back in January made it sound like Benzies had quit out of the blue after a 17-month long sabbatical from the company. Benzies, by way of a statement issued by his legal consult, Christopher Bakes, said that "while on sabbatical, Mr. Benzies discovered numerous deceptions on the part of Take-Two, Rockstar, Rockstar North Ltd, Sam Houser and Dan Houser, who sought to force him out of the company and terminate his portion of royalty ...
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  • Microsoft E3 2016 Press Conference Dated

    Microsoft E3 2016 Press Conference Dated

    Microsoft has given a date and a time for their E3 2016 press conference.

    That day is Monday, June 13 and the time is 9:30AM (PT).

    So far we have EA's EA Play event on June 12 at 1PM (PT), then Bethesda on June 12 at 7PM (PT), and then Microsoft's on June 13 at 9:30AM (PT).
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  • Evolution Studios Joins Codemasters

    Evolution Studios Joins Codemasters

    At the end of March, news broke about Sony closing down Evolution Studios. The studio was responsible for games like MotorStorm and Driveclub. Early this morning, it was revealed that the entire Evolution team has joined up with Codemasters. Yes, Evolution Studios lives on under the Codemasters umbrella. Most of the staff is still on board and will actually continue to work from the same offices as before. They will be working on new projects since Sony owns the IP for Driveclub and their other former works along with the engine. It's not yet specified what their new project(s) will be but I'm going to wager a guess that it will inv...
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  • The Collider 2 Gameplay Trailer

    The Collider 2 Gameplay Trailer

    ShortBreak, a sister studio of Techland, challenged the main studio to a friendly competition to see who could get the higher score in The Collider 2. Below is what Techland brought to the table in The Collider 2's Clash Mode.
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