December 3rd, 2012, 1:34 PM

Steam’s Big Picture Brings PC Games to the Living Room

Valve released Big Picture mode for Steam today, and with it started a major sale on Steam’s most “controller-friendly” titles. Full controller support was enough to earn up to 75% off for array of games from Audiosurf to Alan Wake. Big Picture is essentially Valve’s attempt to make the PC into a living-room console, making [...]

November 30th, 2012, 1:54 PM

Steam Greenlight’s Library Expands to 50

Less than four months past its launch, Valve’s attempt to crowd-source the talent scouting business has paid dividends for 50 indie game developers, and for gamers worldwide. Steam Greenlight, which allows users to vote to bring completed and in-progress indie games to the Steam platform, allowed Valve to select their latest batch of 13 games [...]

October 2nd, 2012, 12:19 PM

Steam Releases First Non-Game Software Titles

Valve today moved only offering game titles on Steam with the launch of Steam’s first non-game titles. The Software titles now available via Steam are: ArtRage Studio Pro CameraBag 2 GameMaker: Studio 3D-Coat 3DMark Vantage 3DMark 11 Many of the launch titles will take advantage of popular Steamworks features, such as easy installation, automatic updating, [...]

September 11th, 2012, 11:42 AM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Program Snags ‘Far Cry 3′

With addition of Far Cry 3 to its stable of games, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative is receiving yet another huge boost.   In the past, this program wasn’t particularly popular but with many triple-A titles like Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Medal of Honor:  Warfighter now jumping onto the Gaming Evolved bandwagon, things are [...]

September 11th, 2012, 5:37 AM

Steam’s Big Picture Beta Now Available

Steam’s new Big Picture mode lets gamers access all of their favorite Steam games on a television. With the press of a button, Steam displays a new full-screen user interface optimized for readability and interaction on TV. Big Picture has been designed to be used with a traditional game controller, while also fully supporting keyboard [...]

August 22nd, 2012, 1:01 PM

UPDATED: Rockstar Posts GTA V Teaser Screenshots

Updated with more screenshots released on Wednesday by Rockstar.  Rockstar posted a trio of screenshots from GTA V early today, hinting at what gamers can expect from the upcoming title, but disappointing many with the lack of details as the screenshots are intentionally nondescript. Released as a gallery entitled “Transport”, these screenshots — which look [...]

August 21st, 2012, 5:19 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Gets a Shot of Adrenaline

Like NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to Be Played program, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative focuses upon promoting PC game development by ensuring enhanced PC-exclusive features are included in certain titles. Multi monitor support, DX11 implementation, advanced anti aliasing methods and other items all fall under these programs’ purview.  In many cases, Gaming Evolved and TWIMTBP [...]

August 21st, 2012, 11:13 AM

Today is Launch Day for Counter Strike Global Offensive

On the month of the eighth anniversary of the launch of Counter Strike: Source, Valve has released Counter Strike: Global Offensive — a remake of the iconic shooter using the latest version of the Source engine. The game hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow.     Below is a launch trailer for the game: [...]

August 13th, 2012, 11:19 AM

Valve Announces Steam Game Hub

Valve today announced that it plans to create social hubs in Steam that highlight user created content. These hubs will highlight and enable user-created screenshots, videos, and Workshop items for games across Steam in addition to having a forum component. Valve says every game will have a corresponding hub. “The New Steam Community is all [...]

August 9th, 2012, 4:10 PM

Blizzard Says Was Hacked

Blizzard announced Thursday afternoon that its service has been comprimised, and there was unauthorized access to some account information. In a press release, Blizzard said the unauthorized access included email addresses associated with accounts in all regions, outside of China. Additional information from accounts associated with the North American servers. The company [...]