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Bethesda Celebrates 25 Years of Elder Scrolls with a Morrowind Giveaway


Bethesda is celebrating 25 years of The Elder Scrolls today. On this day back in 1994, Bethesda released the first Elder Scrolls title called The Elder Scrolls: Arena for DOS. And while it's not that easy to play the original Elder Scrolls on modern machines, you should still be able to play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

It's probably a good thing that FOR TODAY ONLY (March 25, 2019), you can get a free copy of Morrowind to keep forever and ever for the life of the Bethesda.net Launcher. Here is how you can snag your free copy of Morrowind, plus some other freebies. Do...
 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced, Pre-orders Available Now


After multiple weeks and a few months of teases, including a long running ARG surrounding a dating app called Tinder, we now have an official announcement of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Paradox Interactive made the big reveal just moments ago via a GDC party. The party was "supposed" to be for a new Tinder reveal but thanks to some unintentionally cheesy live-action role playing, it turned out to be a big reveal for Bloodlines 2.

This is a direct sequel to the previous title that came out back in 2004 on the very same day that Half-Life 2 was released....
 

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...
 

Nintendo Embraces Indie - Cuphead, Darkwood, a Dancing Zelda, and More Revealed Today for Switch


Are you ready for the invasion of the Indies on the Nintendo Switch? Earlier today, a new Nindies Showcase for Spring 2019 outlined a good number of independent developed titles that are coming soon to the portable console otherwise known as the Switch.

Some of the highlights in today's announcement include Cuphead from Studio MDHR. This one will be out on April 18. In addition, Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda was also announced today. This rhythm-action title takes its catchy tunes to Hyrule and features playable Link and Princess...
 

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...
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  • Steam Hits New Record - Surpasses 18.5 Million Users Online at Once

    Steam Hits New Record - Surpasses 18.5 Million Users Online at Once

    Yet again, Steam has hit another new milestone. The online distribution platform had over 18.5 million people logged in at one time yesterday. This is not only a new record for the platform, but it's a new record by a long shot. The previous record was a decent amount under 18 million people.

    The record was hit on Saturday, January 6 around 10AM (ET). Just a few months ago the top concurrent users logged in count was 15 million. It's seen a relatively steady increase of about a million additional users each month since. The exact peak found 18,528,722 people logged at once. Do keep in mind that n...
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  • Valve Rescinds "Major" Designation from 2018 Dota 2 Galaxy Battles Major

    Valve Rescinds "Major" Designation from 2018 Dota 2 Galaxy Battles Major

    Valve issued an important update today regarding the upcoming Galaxy Battles Major for Dota 2. First up, the event is no longer a Major and will thus be known as the Galaxy Battles 2018 tournament.

    This is due to "new government regulations for Esports players entering the Philippines."
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  • The Best Games on Steam in 2017

    The Best Games on Steam in 2017

    There were a lot of video games released in 2017. Most of those seem to have been released on Steam, even a metric ton that you probably have no idea even exist. I'm looking at you, oh let's just say... Evil Come. What with your two user reviews. Yeah, you.

    Even still there were a lot of games that did get noticed in 2017. Games like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt seemed to do a-ok in 2017, earning spots in the "Platinum" tier of the best sellers in 2017 on Steam. That's actually even more impressive when you consider one of those was in Early Access for half of the year and the other came out almost...
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  • Jim French, Voice Actor Known for Left 4 Dead, Dota 2, and Half-Life 2 Has Passed Away

    Jim French, the voice actor behind Bill in the Left 4 Dead games, passed away on December 21 at the age of 89.

    French brought a force and a life to Bill that immediately made him my go-to choice any time my friends and I played a game of Left 4 Dead. He continued to breathe life into Bill for a special mission in Payday.

    French also provided the voice for Father Grigori in Half-Life 2. He was the lone Fisherman in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast. Dota 2 players will know him best as the voice of the Elder Titan. Back in 1959, long before acting in games was ever even a thought, French was a morning radio DJ for KIRO...
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  • Smissmas Returns to Team Fortress 2 Today

    Smissmas Returns to Team Fortress 2 Today

    Valve rolled out the Smissmas 2017 update today for Team Fortress 2. The update includes new community-created taunts, new Winter 2017 Cosmetic Case, a Stuffed Stocking gift for all players that log in, a War Paint Case, and just general changes to the game itself.
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  • Steam Community Reportedly Blocked in China

    Steam Community Reportedly Blocked in China

    China sure does love its censorship. By that I mean actual censorship, not that fake "censorship" bullshit that people like to throw around like it's going out of style when they have no other avenue to turn to in an argument. No, we're talking about real, bonafide censorship from the Chinese government here. The latest victim appears to be the Steam Community.

    This information comes to us courtesy of ValveTime on Twitter. They pull their information from GreatFire, a website that appears to keep track of the sites and services blocked in China. From the looks of things, the Steam Community has been...
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  • Black Mesa Devs Delay Xen Again But at Least They Added God Rays

    Black Mesa Devs Delay Xen Again But at Least They Added God Rays

    Oh look, Black Mesa announced another delay. This is totally shocking and unexpected. Xen is delayed (again). Oh no. Surprising. Etc.
    Straight to the bad news: we are pushing back the release of Xen. We are truly sorry for getting everyone's hopes up and then delaying... again. We worked very hard to make December, but we are not yet ready. As a team, we take FULL responsibility for that. We have an internal deadline we are confident in, and we will be getting everyone more details as we get closer to that date.
    The Black Mesa team at least released some screenshots and gifs to show you that they're actually getting ...
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  • Dota 2 7.07 "Dueling Fates" Update is Live

    Dota 2 7.07 "Dueling Fates" Update is Live

    Valve just rolled out the "Dueling Fates" update today for Dota 2, bringing the game up to version 7.07. This update adds in two new heroes: Dark Willow and Pangolier. It also includes a literal metric ton of balance changes, fixes, gameplay mechanic changes, and more.

    Valve's special "Dueling Fates" page is about 90% changelog, so you're just going to have to go there to check it out for yourself. Trying to paste it here and have it be formatted somewhat properly would be an absolute nightmare that I just don't have the will to tackle right now.
    Today the Dueling Fates collide, as join the
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  • Major Overhaul Coming to Steam Curators

    Major Overhaul Coming to Steam Curators

    Valve sent out word earlier that there is a major revamp coming to the Steam Curator system. To those unaware, Steam Curators is a way for actual human beings to suggest games to the Steam community at large. These Curators are typically led by people that range from influential YouTube personalities, game enthusiasts, critics, journalists, and the like.

    The system has been a mixed bag of hit and miss. A big focus for this total revamp from Valve is an overhaul in how Curators can interact with developers and publishers. Other areas of focus include the ability to directly embed videos, a big plus for those who do video reviews on YouTube. Valve provides some much needed additional details in their latest Steam announcement.
    What changes are comin
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  • Steam Digital Gift Cards Launched

    Steam Digital Gift Cards Launched

    Valve just launched Steam Digital Gift Cards. That's right, you can now give the gift of Steam Wallet funds to your friends, family, loved ones, and enemies if you so desire.
    The new cards allow you to send Steam Wallet funds to friends, who may then apply those funds toward the purchase of anything on Steam, from hardware to software, including games and in-game items. This expands on Steam's single-game digital gift service and the tangible Steam Gift Cards which are available from hundreds of retailers around the world. To purchase a Digital Gift Card, sign into your Steam account, select an amount and a friend, and Steam
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  • Jungle Inferno Content Update Announced for Team Fortress 2

    Jungle Inferno Content Update Announced for Team Fortress 2

    Valve decided that they were tired of being mocked for not developing anything and have decided to do something about it. So, they put together a new "Jungle Inferno" content update for Team Fortress 2! Of the six new maps that have been announced for this update (so far), Valve created one of them!

    That map is called Mercenary Park.
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