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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.

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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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  • Battlefield 4 Spectator Mode Details Revealed

    Battlefield 4 Spectator Mode Details Revealed

    As the title implies, the latest Battlefield blog update is all about the Spectator Mode in Battlefield 4.

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  • Quintuple XP Weekend for the World of Tanks Xbox 360 Beta

    Quintuple XP Weekend for the World of Tanks Xbox 360 Beta

    This weekend, don't settle for double XP when you can get quintuple XP in the Xbox 360 beta for World of Tanks. In addition there are new tanks to earn and events aimed at giving you more gold to earn.
    - From 4:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, all players who log in to the game and complete 50 matches will receive a M22 Locust Tier III premium tank in their garage when the game launches. - Also from 4:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th, if the game reaches a participation milestone of 10,000 simultaneous online players, all players
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  • The Stanley Parable Demo is Now Available

    The Stanley Parable Demo is Now Available

    The Stanley Parable began its life as a wildly successful mod for Half-Life 2. It grew in popularity so much that a full stand-alone title was the ultimate goal.

    Today, the demo for the stand-alone version of The Stanley Parable has been released. Next week on October 17, the full game will be released.
    The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games
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  • Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix DLC Coming October 23

    Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix DLC Coming October 23

    The first major piece of DLC to come for Saints Row IV will hit on October 23. The DLC is entitled Enter the Dominatrix and yes, it is the same name of the April Fools turned real idea that Volition revealed last year.
    In this alternate take on the Zin invasion storyline, Zinyak and the legions of his alien empire trap the Saints in a virtual world run by a mad AI program known as the Dominatrix. In order to thwart her nefarious schemes and escape to the real world, the Saints will have to counter her army of gimps and sex-workers, shut down her demented simulation, and make unlikely allies along the way.
    The...
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  • Support Charity with the Focus Humble Bundle

    Support Charity with the Focus Humble Bundle

    The latest weekly Humble Bundle offering includes a handful of Focus Home Interactive titles. Support charities, the developers, the Humble crew, or any combination of the above as you pay what you want for up to eight titles.

    This week, pay $1 or more for Cities XL Platinum, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, , R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War, Confrontation and Game of ThronesWargame: European Escalation and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes!
    Out of those games mentioned above, the two that you need to pay $6 or more to obtain keys for are War...
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  • Valve Announces Steam Dev Days Conference

    Valve Announces Steam Dev Days Conference

    In January 2014, Valve is going to hold a Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, Washington. This two-day long conference is for videogame professionals to meet up in a "relaxed, off the record environment to share design and industry expertise."

    Entry fee is $95 per person but a couple of the hotels around the area are offering up discounts for the event.
    Steam Dev Days is a by invitation, two-day conference where video game professionals can meet in a relaxed, off the record environment to share design and industry expertise, participate in roundtable discussions, and attend lectures by industry veterans. Topics wil
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  • Buy Any Game and Get The Witcher for Free at GOG.com

    Buy Any Game and Get The Witcher for Free at GOG.com

    GOG.com is again giving gamers a great deal today with their free giveaway of The Witcher with a purchase of any game. Yes, you can buy any game from GOG and you will get The Witcher for free.
    GOG.com, the DRM-free deliverer of digital gaming goodness, has blown out all of the stops in their final week of birthday celebration, and are offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition free with any other purchase on GOG.com until October 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM GMT. To add even more excitement to the mix the good people at GOG put the recently released genre mashup Dragon Commander on 40% discount and unleashed a social media contest
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  • Multiplayer Update Released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS

    Multiplayer Update Released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS

    If you already own the iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, be sure to update your games today as the multiplayer mode has been added to your game.
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  • Latest Grand Theft Auto Online Patch Notes - October 9, 2013

    Latest Grand Theft Auto Online Patch Notes - October 9, 2013

    Rockstar Games has already rolled out one patch for Grand Theft Auto Online and it looks as though their second patch is starting to hit the consoles. PlayStation 3 owners probably already have this patch while Xbox 360 gamers will have to wait for Microsoft's approval system before the patch is released to them.
    - Fixes multiple issues causing character deletion or other loss of progress - Fixes issues causing infinite loading, infinite sky cams, and missing interface options between jobs - Fixes an issue causing the "replay" option to be locked out on certain jobs - Fixes an issue where a player would become stuck in the mod garage when respraying a
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  • GOG Giving Free Games to Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

    GOG Giving Free Games to Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

    GOG.com has a special "Shutdown Promo" underway for those government employees that are affected by the shutdown of the United States' Government.

    For those that aren't employees, you can save 50% on select titles. If you are a government employee, simply shoot an email off to thanksobama@gog.com with a picture of you holding the official furlough letter you received. If you get those emails in prior to October 11 at 12:00 (ET), GOG will give you all of the titles included in this Shutdown Promo for free.
    The Guild: Gold Edition is a great place to see where the term "Machiavellian Politics" originated from.
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  • Konami Announces Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection

    Konami Announces Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection

    On November 5, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection will be released in the Americas for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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