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  • Blog Post: Get 93 Sega Games For $80 With The Sega Steam Super Bundle

    Sega has already kicked off its weekend Steam sale, and is offering a staggering bundle. Steam's Sega Weekend will feature most of the company's available titles at big discounts, ranging from classics like Crazy Taxi to the recent Alien: Isolation. However, the best deal is the Sega Super Bundle... More
  • Blog Post: Hidden Path To Share Defense Grid 2 Map Profits With Steam Workshop Creators

    At PAX Prime 2014, we had a chance to speak with Hidden Path Entertainment’s Jeff Pobst about the long-term vision for Defense Grid 2. Part of the roadmap included cultivating a community of map creators and then, eventually, selling the best in the store . Today, the first 11 curated maps go on... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Machines Arriving This November

    Alongside Valve's Source 2 announcement was an extra tidbit of news – Steam Machines should be hitting the shelves in November. In an excerpt from Valve's press release that detailed Source 2 and Steam Link , it is revealed that Steam Machines from an assortment of partners will be coming... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Announces Source 2, Steam Link

    Valve has used the original Source engine since the days of Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2, but the company used this year's GDC as a platform to announce the successor, Source 2. The announcement isn't exactly a surprise; years ago, Valve's Gabe Newell confirmed that company was... More
  • Blog Post: Lords of the Fallen: Ancient Labyrinth DLC Hits Next Month

    Explore an ancient library in a realm between human and demon worlds in the upcoming Lords of the Fallen: Anicent Labyrinth DLC. This story DLC delves deep into hidden secrets and comes with all-new enemies to combat. New weapons, armor, and shields will be included. Get a glimpse of the new enemies... More
  • Blog Post: Iron And Steel Zen Pinball Bundle Arrives This Week

    The Iron and Steel Pack, featuring two new original tables for Zen Pinball 2 and Zen Pinball FX 2, arrives this week on several platforms including handheld, mobile, and console. The Wild West Rampage table is Western-inspired, showcasing a large saloon, steam trains, and a bounty hunter named Cindy... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Bringing Final Steam Controller, VR, And New Devices To GDC

    The 2015 Game Developer’s Conference is next week in San Francisco, and Valve is giving us early hints at what to expect . The company has announced some of its slate of products that will be on display. The company has been revising the Steam Controller since 2013, with layout changes, button... More
  • Blog Post: Aerena Ditches Free-To-Play Model With New Masters' Edition

    It's common to see game franchises going free-to-play, but Cliffhanger Productions is taking the opposite tack with its acclaimed turn-based strategy game, Aerena. Aerena is a turn-based combat title that's earned considerable praise - but apparently this acclaim has not translated into sales... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Pieces The Clues Together For A Midweek Mystery Sale

    Hardboiled cops, distraught novelists, and a dynamic duo of anthropomorphic detectives are just some of the characters in a surprise Steam sale. The storefront has discounted a number of mystery-themed titles including gritty, realistic tales and more fanciful adventures. Included in the offerings are... More
  • Blog Post: Zen Studios Announces New Tables For Pinball FX 2 and Zen Pinball 2

    For its new Iron & Steel pinball pack, Zen Studios is delivering a western-themed table along with one based on the studio's action/strategy hybrid CastleStorm. The CastleStorm table brings back Ser Gareth from the original game as he fights through Chief Ramhorn's viking stronghold. The... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Gives Developers Power To Create In-Game Steam Inventory Drops Like Team Fortress 2

    Most Steam players are used to the little green notification that appears in top right of the application window. Coming out of a new game typically means you’ve got something new in your inventory (likely a trading card). Soon, this pop-up could get more interesting. Valve has announced a new... More
  • Blog Post: North Side Forced To Pull Plug On Bot Colony Due To Poor Sales

    The creative game, which aimed to innovate in video game A.I.-conversation, has been shut down by developer North Side. Bot Colony was the creation of aerospace engineer Eugene Joseph, and was intended to do what has never been done in games - truly free-form conversations with A.I. characters. The game's... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Workshop Payouts Top $57 Million Since 2011 Launch

    Valve has shared new statistics on the Steam Workshop program. According to the publisher and platform holder, over $57 million have been paid out to creators of items for Valve games. That sum was earned by over 1,500 community members in more than 75 countries. Up until now, supported titles were limited... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Broadcasting Is Out Of Beta For All Users

    If you’ve been using the Steam beta client, you’ve had access to in-client broadcasting features since December. For those of you who prefer to use the more fully tested version of the Steam app, your time has come. According to the latest update notes, Steam Broadcasting was moved over from... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online's H1Z1 Hits Steam Early Access

    You can now get an early look at Sony Online's upcoming zombie survial multiplayer game. H1Z1 is now available as a Steam Early Access title. There are two tiers of Early Access: Standard ($19.99) and Premium ($39.99). Standard gets you three event tickets, two crates, and one crate key, while Premium... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Free Weekend Double Header Features Civilization: Beyond Earth And Saints Row IV

    Steam is serving up two big AAA this weekend for free. Whether you want to protect the world from alien invaders or choose to be an interloper yourself, there’s something for you. First up is Deep Silver and Volition’s Saints Row IV . We’re only a week and a half away from the standalone... More
  • Blog Post: Steam’s First Anime Games Sale Includes Fighting Games, RPGs, And Action

    Valve is hosting its first sale focused exclusively on anime games. Over 40 titles are on offer, with titles discounted by as much as 75 percent. Included are entries from the Ys series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The King of Fighters XIII, and Double Helix’s Strider reboot. You can... More
  • Blog Post: Alien: Colonial Marines And Aliens Vs. Predator Return To Steam

    Last week, we reported that two Sega-published Alien games had disappeared from Steam . Those titles are now back in the catalog. Aliens vs. Predator (2010) and Alien: Colonial Marines had been removed toward the end of the year. No explanation has been offered for their temporary disappearance. We reached... More
  • Blog Post: Alien: Colonial Marines Disappears From Steam

    Reports are surfacing that multiple titles in the Alien universe are disappearing from Steam. We were able to confirm one of them, 2013’s Alien: Colonial Marines, has been removed. The title received critical panning and is the subject of an ongoing class-action lawsuit . The other title identified... More
  • Blog Post: Concurrent Steam Users Top 8.46 Million In Early Hours Of 2015

    In June 2014, Steam saw record concurrent usership during its summer sale. Over 8 million people flocked to the site at the same time during the heat of June. Now, in the early hours of 2015, a that number has been surpassed. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Pacific / 2:30 p.m. Eastern on January 1, usership... More
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