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Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

This should hopefully lead to more fair regional pricing.

For several years now, users were able to make use of a loophole that allowed them to buy games for cheaper if purchased from certain regions. Users were able to trick Steam into thinking they lived in one region where a price of a game was more favorable to them due to exchange rates. This had the unfortunate side-effect of developers and publishers having to increase prices in these regions to put a stop to those using VPNs...
 

Halo Infinite 4K Gameplay and New Screenshots

Halo Infinite running at 4K 60FPS on the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off quite a bit of Halo Infinite today as part of the Xbox Games Showcase. The show opener included a lengthy gameplay segment, which you can now see below.

Halo Infinite is in development for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. You can actually add it to your Steam Wishlist right now. Halo Infinite is expected to be released this Holiday season. ...
 

Mafia: Definitive Edition 4K Gameplay Reveal

First look at gameplay.


The first look at the gameplay for Mafia: Definitive Edition was just revealed. Not only do we get a look at the gameplay for the first time, but it's presented in 4K resolution for those with monitors or televisions that support that resolution.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on September 25, 2020. This follows a short delay that hit the game once already that pushed the game from an August release. ...
 

Metacritic Finally Does Away with Day One User Scores

Perhaps done in an effort to suppress user score review bombing.

According to a new report by Paul Tassi, via Forbes, Metacritic seems to be doing away with allowing users to submit scores on games until at least a day after release. Tassi notes that user scores for the just released Ghost of Tsushima only has critical scores posted for the game. The user scores are currently showing a message that user reviews will be permitted starting July 18 at 12PM (PT).

The message...
 

Donkey Kong Country is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

It's about time.

Those of you who wanted a little bit of the big DK in their lives may finally get their wish. Nintendo just announced that they will be adding Donkey Kong Country to Nintendo Switch Online starting on July 15, 2020. This SNES classic will be joined by two other titles: Natsume Championship Wrestling from the SNES and The Immortal from the NES.

Nintendo of America's tweet, seen below, does not indicate the pricing for any of these titles. ...
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  • Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust became a "cheater's sanctuary" on Linux.

    On August 9, Rust developer Garry Newman wrote a blog talking about potential plans for the long neglected Linux client for their open-world survival game. In the blog, Newman talks about how he and the team could have done more to support the client, even if he says their support "might have been above average."

    He goes on to say that the Linux version had "become more popular with the cheating community."...
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  • Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Changes coming soon to event skins and pricing.

    Respawn Entertainment have announced plans to change how they are offering skins and other content for their currently ongoing Iron Crown Collection Event. Players weren't too thrilled about the price that Respawn was asking for the event specific RNG based loot boxes surprise mechanic boxes. The boxes, called Iron Crown Collection Packs, gave you a chance to get one of 24 different themed items.

    The boxes cost a fair bit...
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  • Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    The power of Voodoo.

    A new character trailer is out today for Desperados III. This newest trailer introduces us to Isabelle Moreau and a little of that Voodoo magic of hers.

    Desperados III is a prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. You will get to experience the origin story of John Cooper and his gang. For those unaware, the franchise has a focus on driving the story forward through a series of missions that focus on the use of tactics and stealth. And as you may...
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  • Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Two classic RPGs, one price.

    The Grandia HD Collection is out today for the Nintendo Switch. This bundle includes two games, Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster, for just $39.99 (USD). PC releases for these games will happen this September.

    You can purchase the Grandia HD Collection right now from the Nintendo Digital Store. ...
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  • Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Tim Longo says farewell to 343.

    The creative director for Halo Infinite, Tim Longo, is no longer employed at 343 Industries. His departure comes just a few weeks after he had moved to a different role within the company a few weeks back. The details surrounding his move to that "new role" are quite scarce.

    His departure from 343 also comes at a time where Halo Infinite is very deep in development. The game isn't slated to be released until late 2020, but it has...
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  • Pre-orders Begin for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition

    Pre-orders Begin for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition

    Order now for an exclusive theme.

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 4. Those that put down $39.99 for their pre-order will also get an exclusive theme based on the game. PlayStation Plus subscribers will get 10% off of their pre-orders.

    Not to be left in the dark, the game is also coming to the PC via Steam. Both the PC and PlayStation 4 will get the game on October 17, 2019.

    This release...
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  • Blair Witch - New 4K Trailer, Story Teaser, and Deluxe Edition Info

    Blair Witch - New 4K Trailer, Story Teaser, and Deluxe Edition Info

    More to come next week at Gamescom.

    Bloober Team and Lionsgate Games released some new information and media assets today for the upcoming Blair Witch game. Today's media push includes a new 4K environmental trailer, a teaser trailer for Monday's larger story reveal, and a look at the game's Deluxe Edition contents.

    As noted, the full story trailer will be shown off at Gamescom next week. Specifically, it will premier at 6PM (CEST, 12PM ET) on August 19th. Now, this press...
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  • Epic Games Store Update Brings Cloud Saves to More Games

    Epic Games Store Update Brings Cloud Saves to More Games

    Baby steps.

    Epic staff must've been crunching extra hard these past few weeks, because some much needed functionality has finally come to the Epic Games Store. Today, the company announced that they have added Cloud Save support for even more games. There was a small trial for Cloud Saves tested out a little while back, but more titles are now supported.

    Cloud Saves aren't enabled for every game, but 17 games now have Cloud Save functionality. These 17 games do not include...
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  • King's Bounty 2 Announced

    King's Bounty 2 Announced

    Royalty returns in 2020.

    1C Entertainment announced King's Bounty 2 today. The next iteration of their turn-based tactical series takes players to the far away lands of Antara. This release promises to offer a "fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series."

    Each move will have some weight behind it. This includes moves made both on the battlefield and in developing personal relationships with those you meet in the world.

    You will get to play as one...
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  • Gary Whitta to Deliver PAX West 2019 Keynote

    Gary Whitta to Deliver PAX West 2019 Keynote

    He wrote some things that you probably know.

    Gary Whitta, the award-winning writer for numerous films, books, comics, and games, is set to deliver the PAX West 2019 keynote address. This takes place on Friday, August 30 at 10AM in the Main Theater.

    Whitta will talk about his long career, which began as a writer for PC Gamer. He has also written for games like Telltale's The Walking Dead, he wrote The Book of Eli, and worked on multiple Star Wars projects including co-writing Rogue One. ...
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  • New Wreckfest Trailer Ahead of Console Launch

    New Wreckfest Trailer Ahead of Console Launch

    Meet the Bonebreaker.

    A new trailer for Wreckfest comes about a week ahead of the game's August 27 release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This new trailer introduces us to Zero Hero, the Bonebreaker. Mr. Bonebreaker isn't here to win, he just wants to make you lose.

    Wreckfest, for those that do not know, is a game where you race and smash up cars. It's already available on the PC at sites like Steam or Green Man Gaming. The console release will come in both a Standard...
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