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Google Stadia is Out Today and Reportedly a 'Monumental Flop'

It's time for "good news, bad news."

For Google, today is a bit of a mixed bag. The good news for them is that they just soft launched their first dedicated gaming platform, Stadia. The bad news is that it's reportedly a "monumental flop."

Today, those who purchased the $130 Founder's Edition of Stadia are probably awaiting its delivery. The physical contents largely consisting of a unique Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra. Though you had to plunk down $130 for this, there was actually no guarantee that you would get...
 

Hey, Valve Just Announced a New Half-Life Game

Half-Life: Alyx is a flagship VR game from Valve.

It's taken 12 years, but Valve has finally announced a new Half-Life title. The studio formerly known for developing hats has just announced a "flagship VR" title called Half-Life: Alyx.

The company has billed it as a "flagship VR" game. It's reportedly prequel to at least Half-Life 2 and will be VR exclusive. We will have more information on this when the main reveal comes this Thursday, November 21. ...
 

Review: Journey for Elysium (PC VR)

A short trip to the afterlife.

For the past several months now, we have offered up glimpses of the story-driven VR adventure title Journey for Elysium. We saw a game that had a unique visual style, the promise of a story that would take us all to an afterlife, a world filled with architecture inspired by Greek mythology, and mind-bending puzzles to solve. The unique visual style was certainly eye catching, but I often wondered if the rest of the game would be able to hold up to this aesthetically pleasing presentation.

With the release of Journey...
 

Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Charity Event Underway

Better late than never.

We're just a few days late in sharing this news with you, but when it comes to charity: Better late than never, right?

The latest annual charity drive (get it?) that is Desert Bus for Hope is well underway. A group of people have already spent three days driving across the desert, in real time, in an effort to raise money for charity. In three days and 6 hours, the crew has already raised over $388,400 for the Child's Play charity. The team is still going strong after all this time.

For those that don't know,...
 

Google Stadia Launch Games are Lacking

Stadia comes out of the gate already limping.

With the soft launch of Google Stadia rapidly approaching, it seems like we're beyond due for a look at the platform's launch lineup. Hell, we're probably beyond due for a look at the Stadia UI and full featureset, but that is another matter entirely.

Today, Google revealed a list of 12 games that will serve as the launch titles for when Stadia has a soft launch on November 19. For $130, you were able to get in on the ground floor of the launch of Stadia with the Founder's Edition. These kits have...
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  • Valve Looking into "Better" Steam Spy Alternative

    Valve Looking into "Better" Steam Spy Alternative

    In April of this year, Valve started to change up the privacy settings for all Steam users. By default, all Steam users had their game libraries set to private. As a side-effect of this move, this left services like Steam Spy having to close up shop as they could no longer provide accurate data for public consumption. Now, Valve says that they're personally working on an alternative to Steam Spy. Specifically, they're making "something better than Steam Spy." This information was shared by Valve's head of business development, Jan-Peter Ewert, in a presentatio...
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  • Valve Talks About SteamVR Skeletal Input and New Knuckles EV2 Controllers

    Valve Talks About SteamVR Skeletal Input and New Knuckles EV2 Controllers

    Valve just showed off their new SteamVR Skeletal Input system that aims to more accurately replicate what a player's hand and body are doing in a virtual environment.
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  • ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 Begins July 21

    ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 Begins July 21

    Turner and IMG announced that their fifth non-major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premiere 2018, will begin its live coverage on July 21 at 2PM (ET).

    You will be able to watch all of the action from the ELEAGUETV Twitch channel, B/R Live, or through the Game Command mosaic video player. TV coverage via TBS will begin on Friday, August 24.
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  • Panorama UI Finally Comes to CS:GO Today

    Panorama UI Finally Comes to CS:GO Today

    It's been a long, long wait for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community, but the wait is about to pay off. Starting today, Valve is launching a preview of the new Panorama UI for CS:GO. This is the most significant change to the CS:GO UI since the game launched in 2012.

    You can opt into the Panorama CS:GO beta right now. To try it out:...
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  • Valve Overhauls the Steam Chat System

    Valve Overhauls the Steam Chat System

    For the first time in years, Valve has provided a drastic overhaul to the Friends and Chat system within Steam. It has an all-new look with some new functionality such as embedding things like images, Giphy links, Twitter, Twitch, and even YouTube. You can even use something like /giphy to insert a random Giphy image, because that seems safe?

    It's got improvements to group chats, improvements to voice chat, it has a two week long chat history you can keep, it has a new "persona" invisible mode, a new way to rename friends, a new way to trade, a new way to add friends, and more!

    You can try this new functionality out in two different ways. You can either opt into the current Steam client beta by going to Steam > Settings > Account and opting into the currently available beta OR you can try it out via your web browser....
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  • Valve and Perfect World Announce Steam China

    Valve and Perfect World Announce Steam China

    Live in China? Want to use Steam? Here is Steam China courtesy of Valve and Perfect World.
    Perfect World Zhengqi (Shanghai) Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd. and Perfect World Game Co., Ltd., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Perfect World Co., Ltd., and Valve Corporation announced an extension of their ongoing partnership to begin work on Steam China, which will provide Chinese gamers and developers with a new way to access Steam's expansive selection of games and entertainment. No release date for Steam China has been announced. Steam China will extend
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  • Valve Sends Cease and Desist to CS:GO Skin Trade Website OPSkins

    Valve Sends Cease and Desist to CS:GO Skin Trade Website OPSkins


    Earlier today, Valve sent a cease and desist request to OPSkins, a website that lives and thrives off of the off-site betting, buying, and selling of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins. Valve even went so far as to make a news post about what they did today via the Counter-Strike website.
    For the last two years, Valve has enforced our Steam Subscriber Agreement terms as described in this post.

    In March 2018, we applied a seven-day trade cooldown to CS:GO trades, to fight fraud and misuse of Steam Accounts.

    On June 6, OPSkins
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  • Valve Will Continue to Do Nothing About What Games Appear on Steam

    Valve Will Continue to Do Nothing About What Games Appear on Steam

    Valve has essentially said "fuck it, put whatever you want on Steam just so long as we get a piece."

    This seems to be the general tone of today's blog post by Valve's Erik Johnson. The company that runs Steam continues to show that they kind of don't really care about what appears on the platform so long as it's not "illegal or straight up trolling." Of course, Valve also noted that they are the ones who ultimately decide what is "illegal" or "trolling" as it applies to games on their platform.
    (W)e've decided that the right approach is to
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  • Valve Pulls School Shooting Simulator from Steam, Calls Developer a 'Troll'

    Valve Pulls School Shooting Simulator from Steam, Calls Developer a 'Troll'

    Valve has called the developer of Active Shooter a "troll with a history of customer abuse." Active Shooter was slated to release on June 6 from developer Revived Games publisher ACID. It was a game that would allow players to experience a mass shooting from either the point of view of the shooter or the point of view of the SWAT team that was tasked with taking them down. As you may have already guessed, some people were rightfully pissed off about this. Thankfully Valve stepped in and have decided to pull the game from Steam. In addition, they have als...
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  • Valve Announces Spring Cleaning Event for Steam

    Valve Announces Spring Cleaning Event for Steam

    Do you play "video games?" Do you play these "video games" on Steam? Then this news is for you. Starting today, Valve is kicking off what they're calling the "Spring Cleaning" event on Steam. It involves video games and playing them.
    Spring Cleaning. That wonderful time of year where people go through their closets to make space, and in doing so discover forgotten gems lost to the bottom of plastic storage totes. But why should the joy of rediscovering a kitschy t-shirt, or a well-hidden holiday gift, be limited to cleaning our homes? With so many wonderful
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  • Valve Releases Steam Link App for Android; iOS Release Pending

    Valve Releases Steam Link App for Android; iOS Release Pending

    Valve just passed along word that the Steam Link app is now available for immediate download for Android devices. The iOS release is coming soon "pending further review from Apple." Still, this is a bit earlier than the anticipated May 21 release window.
    The Steam Link app allows gamers to experience their Steam library of games on their Android (phone, tablet, and TV) devices while connected to the same 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet as their Steam gaming computer (PC, Linux, Mac). Initially offered in beta, the Steam Link app for Android supports Android
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