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Epic Games Store Will ‘Welcome’ NFT Games After Steam Bans Them

Epic Games and its CEO Tim Sweeney are open to letting games that use blockchain technology and NFTs onto its PC store, even as NFTs continue to be criticized for being a giant, planet-burning scam filled with grifters. This follows Valve’s decision to remove and ban all games that utilize NFTs and blockchain…Read more… Continue […]

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Valve’s Steam Deck Teardown Video Warns Against Tearing Down Your Steam Deck

In a new teardown video demonstrating how (or rather, how not) to replace Steam Deck parts, Valve said that tampering with the handheld PC’s chassis to get a look inside “might mess things up, like, profoundly.” How profoundly you ask? The gaming giant said the batteries could explode, which might kill you.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Three Years Later, The Epic Games Store Gets Achievements

Having launched in 2018, it’s only now, in October 2021, that the Epic Games Store is getting around to implementing proper achievements in the games being sold and played there.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Watch Out Twitch, Porn Site Chaturbate Now Lets Models Stream Video Games

Live sex cam site Chaturbate recently announced that its streaming platform will now support certain pre-approved video games, and is calling on developers to give their permission to add more to that growing list. Honestly, it was only a matter of time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Game Devs Of Color Expo Is Full Of Great Free Steam Demos, Melanin

The Game Devs of Color Expo, an event showcasing the diverse talent in games while providing a platform for creators of color, is officially underway. The 6th annual festival runs from September 23-27 and gives way to a host of happenings, from panels and talks to demos and trailers. There’s four days’ worth of stuff,…Read […]

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Game Devs Of Color Expo Is Full Of Great Free Steam Demos, Melanin

The Game Devs of Color Expo, an event showcasing the diverse talent in games while providing a platform for creators of color, is officially underway. The 6th annual festival runs from September 23-27 and gives way to a host of happenings, from panels and talks to demos and trailers. There’s four days’ worth of stuff,…Read […]

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Here’s Everything You Can Play During Steam’s Big October Event

Steam Next Fest, previously known as the Steam Game Festival, is a week-long event in which users can play demos and watch previews for upcoming games, chat with developers, and give feedback on new titles, is returning for another round this October. The demos will only be available to play during the week of the…Read […]

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Here’s Everything You Can Play During Steam’s Big October Event

Steam Next Fest, previously known as the Steam Game Festival, is a week-long event in which users can play demos and watch previews for upcoming games, chat with developers, and give feedback on new titles, is returning for another round this October. The demos will only be available to play during the week of the…Read […]

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Steam Turns 18 Years Old Today

Steam, the digital PC storefront, officially launched to the public 18 years ago today, on September 12, 2003. I didn’t realize just how old Steam was and by extension how old I’ve gotten. I guess time flies when your buying, downloading, and installing a bunch of games that you’ll end up never playing.Read more… Continue […]

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Fans Are Pissed About The Switch eShop’s Asset Flip Scourge

It’s no secret that the Nintendo eShop is awash in “shovelware,” low-quality games that seemingly only exist to take up space (and maybe turn a quick buck for the publisher). But over the past year or so, the eShop is facing an even more insidious publishing tactic: the so-called “asset flip.” Read more…

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No Man’s Sky Finally Finds Love On Steam

It has not been an easy time for No Man’s Sky. After what can only be described as Molyneux-levels of unrealistic pre-release hype from developer Hello Games’ lead, Sean Murray, reality crashed down hard when it was released in August 2016. Inevitably it was review-bombed on Steam, and that legacy has haunted it ever…Read more… […]

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Steam’s Two-Hour Refund Policy Forces Horror Developer Into “Indefinite” Absence

Emika Games, the lone developer behind games like the recently-released Summer of ‘58, has decided to leave game development “for an indefinite time” after Steam’s two-hour refund policy resulted in a “huge number of returns” of their latest title.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Frostpunk 2 Is Already Getting Hit By ‘Scammer,’ Says Dev

The first piece of promotional art for Frostpunk 2, a survival city-builder game announced last week, shows a shirtless man kneeling in the snow, the word “liar” painted in black tar across his chest. This week, Frostpunk 2's developers said that some sort of sketchy situation regarding pre-orders for the game popped…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Frostpunk 2 Is Already Getting Hit By ‘Scammer,’ Says Dev

The first piece of promotional art for Frostpunk 2, a survival city-builder game announced last week, shows a shirtless man kneeling in the snow, the word “liar” painted in black tar across his chest. This week, Frostpunk 2's developers said that some sort of sketchy situation regarding pre-orders for the game popped…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Epic Store Adds Self-Publishing, And There’s Still A Loophole For Porn

Today Epic Games announced its own self-publishing program which enters closed beta. The program will allow developers to publish games on the Epic Store without the assistance of Epic employees so long as it meets several requirements, such as not being porn.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Valve Patched A Steam Exploit That Let Users Add Unlimited Funds To Steam Wallets

A security researcher on Hackerone recently submitted an exploit that could be used on Steam to gain unlimited funds. The exploit has since been patched by Valve and the company awarded the user who discovered this exploit $7500. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Back 4 Blood’s Beta Hit Nearly 100k Active Players On Steam Over The Weekend

It turns out, a lot of folks are excited for a new spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead 2 based on player numbers collected via SteamDB. Back 4 Blood’s beta reached nearly 100k active players on Saturday night. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Steam Deck Might Struggle To Play Some Games On Big TVs

The Steam Deck, like the Nintendo Switch, can be docked and connected to a TV or monitor. Valve confirmed this back when it was announced. But now the publisher behind Steam has revealed that docking the portable PC won’t lead to any performance boosts in games. This could lead to some issues if you decide […]

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