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Day 1 of Evo 2014 Champion Series begins

Jul 11, 2014 No Comments by

The largest annual fighting game tournament is officially underway. Running two streams over the three-day duration, the best players in the world will compete for the most prestigious title in fighting game tournaments. Eight games, including Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultra Street Fighter IV, will  be streamed. For players unfamiliar with Evo, or the fighting game […]

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Steam Summer Sale Kicks Off!

Jun 19, 2014 No Comments by

As predicted, the annual Steam Summer Sale has began. Running June 19-30, every Steam user has three weeks in which to wire their life’s savings to Valve.

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Steam Summer Sale reportedly to run June 19th-30th

Jun 11, 2014 No Comments by

Online payment system Paysafe has leaked the Steam Summer Sale’s duration on their site: June 19th to June 30th. A couple days ago, some Steam users reported finding “mysterious trading cards” among their other drops. Last year’s summer sale was accompanied with trading cards and badges as well, which also arrived roughly a week before the […]

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Hotline Miami Developer Sends Cryptic Message

May 06, 2013 No Comments

Just this afternoon, Hotline Miami developers Dennaton Games have posted the phrase “LSSRUTB UYO SEEL LNLS ERED LEH” all across their various social media pages. Few answers have turned up so far, but frantic theory-crafting is all but inevitable. Dennaton Games have been quick to prove the sequel isn’t afraid to stray from the original. […]

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Wolfire Games’ Low Light Combat Looks Electric

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

Looking to be the low-budget lovechild between arena FPSs and stealth games, Low Light Combat is Wolfire’s (known for Overgrowth & Revolver) latest game to go up for sale. The levels are dark and twisting, the lighting – shockingly – low. Each player starts with 60 seconds to live, which can be reduced by firing […]

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Every Half-Life Mod Broken In Recent Steam Update

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments

On February 15th, the update seemed innocuous enough. Three listed changes, none of them particularly remarkable. However, behind the scenes, Valve changed the file directory path for the original Half-Life from username/Half-Life to common/Half-Life. “We have been seeing rendering problems and gameplay problems,” said ModDB. “We’re not sure if we can release a hotfix for these problems, since […]

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is Underway

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

The fast folks at Speed Demos Archive have kicked off their annual speedrun-o-rama marathon, yet again fighting monsters and milliseconds to fight cancer. Be sure to tune in; it’s a remarkable performance that doesn’t come often. You can catch the stream here and the game schedule here. As of this time, the runners have earned over […]

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New Arctic Continent, Esamir, Added to Planetside 2

Oct 07, 2012 No Comments

Just this weekend, Sony Online Entertainment updated Planetside 2. Among such treats as an afterburner for the quad-wheeler and population cap changes, Planetside 2’s second continent was added, bundling all the fun of the Himalayas and massive warfare together. The update notes described Esamir as follows: Esamir… The word itself conjures visions of cold, an […]

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 Arrives!

Sep 18, 2012 No Comments

The sixth Humble Indie Bundle has just dropped! Coming with Rochard, Shatter,  S.P.A.Z., Torchlight, Vessel, and Dustforce (if you beat the average,) the Humble Indie Bundle 6 is one of the strongest. In addition, the bundle includes the full soundtracks for all of the above games, aside from Vessel. As with every Humble Bundle, the […]

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Planetside 2 Player Studio Announced

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

In a surprising twist, John Smedley has announced that Planetside 2 will allow community members to create in-game items and profit from them.  The original tweet read: “Today we are announcing SOE Player Studio where we are allowing users to make in-game items and make money from them (40%).” Most likely inspired by Steam Workshop, […]

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