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Valve joins The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating Linux growth

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 15:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Valve has joined the nonprofit Linux Foundation which is dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux.

Valve recently announced its plans to expand its Steam platform with its Steam Machines which will be powered by the Linux-based Steam OS.

“Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming,” said Mike Sartain of Valve in the press release. “Through these efforts, we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritize support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users.”

“Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies,” said the foundation’s CEO, Mike Woster. “Our new members believe Linux is a strategic investment that allows their markets to evolve as quickly as possible to achieve long-term viability and competitiveness.”

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27 Comments

  1. DarkElfa

    3 years ago I would have told you that Gabe and Valve were visionaries. Now I’d tell you that they’re arrogant, incompetent and drunk on the smell of their own shit.

    I know they have money and fan support, but they are trying to go against industry norms in all the wrong places now. Steam was a blessing, but they need to get the fuck back to doing what made us actually be fans, make some damn games.

    …and for godsakes, somebody have Gabe declared legally insane before he starts growing his nails out and watching HL2 trailers.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Hirmetrium

    While @1 hasn’t worded it politely, I do agree Valve do have their heads up their own asses. They should focus on trying to engage Microsoft, instill better community management, and get Steam to work better and have better/more integrated customer service.

    These are all areas of improvement for valve that should take priority over Linux.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @1

    Gabe and Valve are not about games they make far more money from distribution then they ever would from their games. Just time to accept the facts.

    I do agree with #2 though as they do need to work on their customer service it should take week(s) to get a reply on a simple matter. Not to mention that every time I update it causes some games to crash on launch in which I have to find the executable in my drive to load it.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, Bullshit as ever. They make more money on the games. Dota2 makes more money then Steam. It’s the biggest event Valve supports right now and it is the most playable game where big money are right now.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    You have proof of that? They aren’t worth 4 billion dollars because of their games. Its because of steam plain and simple.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Panthro

    Yeah, fuck Valve for trying to move PC gamers to a more open and less constrictive platform.

    @4

    Are you trying to say they make more money from Dota 2 than they make from game purchases in the steam store? Sorry Erth, but that’s a ridiculous statement.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Steam OS or even Linux will never work out. I am sorry but all production studios for games work in window because 99% of the software they use for production work in windows. If you just want an internet browser with limited video playback and editing sure go Linux but it will be a cold day in hell when Linux is anything more than Apple or even more so Windows.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Panthro

    ^ I’m a windows user

    But I’m all for changing OS if it works out.

    Valve should know what they are doing, there hasn’t been many times when a plan they have executed has failed, it will either become the dominant OS over windows for gamers or it will have enough success to carry on alongside it, I cannot see something Valve doing failing IMO.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @8

    THats your call but techies have already debunked the claims of Linux performing better than Windows on Valves own games, it was only a 3% increase and that was based on older DX version and not the current one. Valve is just feeling the pinch that every person and their mother now has a digital store and then with Windows now introducing Windows store on windows 8 it only make Gabe even more nervous. Linux is just a hedge bet and they will never be able to throw down against Windows. 4 billion dollars will never take down a hundred billion + dollar entity. As a PC gamer I don’t see myself dual booting to Steam OS just to gain a few more frames. It better be night or day not to mention they have to have the entire catalog of games to play.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. DennoCoil

    @7

    I’ve got a dual boot Windows 8\OpenSuse 13.1 PC. Both work about the same for everything I do except for some weird bugs like choppy video from Blip except when in full screen. Linux is still a better platform because I didn’t have to wait 9 months for Microsoft to give me my start button back. It’s also more efficient and smaller than Win since it takes up a much smaller footprint.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. manamana

    @1 why so harsh to a company that:
    A. Developed outstanding games and will of course continue to do that
    B. Has the best digital games service on the planet
    C. Are aiming for an open(!) technology

    I can not see anything bad growing out of it, especially not in this EA/UBI/Acti dominated console era we are heading …

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Its funny, really.

    In ten years, we could all be gaming on Linux with our shiny, custom specced Steam Boxes, and laughing at those old fashioned Windows machines that nobody except spreadsheet makers support anymore.

    Hey, crazier things have happened.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Panthro

    @9

    I doubt Valve are nervous about any digital store MS will ever open…

    MS opening a digital store for actual games will be met with the same hate and dislike origin has acquired, MS are too greedy to compete with Valve in that space.

    @12 +1

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Talkar

    @8
    A lot of things Valve say and do fail. As it has already been pointed out by other users here, their customer service is abysmal. They miss dates by up to years, whenever they launch a service it fails for days, weeks, months and a few times years. For example, greenlight was very poorly implented, everyone said that to Valve, but they failed to listen to everyone and had to fix it up later on when the exact problems people were predicting occured. The offline mode only just got working in this year, it hadn’t worked properly for a large number of users before that. And then there are the games, Dota 2 is not a failure from a business perspective, but i see it as a creative failure since it is basically the original Dota from TFT with an updated interface and updated graphics, there is not a lot of new and innovative things gameplay wise. Half-life was in my opinion a boring FPS with a generic alien history, i know a lot of people see it as the greatest thing every created though.. Then we have games such as Ricochet and the original Team Fortress, both of those games were really really bad. And now they want to create an entire OS? Well if it works out for them, that is great! But i have some doubts about that, given their track record.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Erthazus

    @Panthro, No, i’m not saying that they are making more money on Dota2 then on Steam. Of course not but they are making a lot of money from that game. More then any game on steam (third party or first party). Fact.

    @DarkElfa, They just released DOTA2. they continue to make great games every year and they are a great GAMES company.

    2007 – Portal
    2008 – Left 4 Dead
    2009 – Left 4 Dead 2
    2010 – Alien Swarm
    2011 – Portal 2
    2012 – Counter Strike:GO
    2013 – Dota 2
    2014 – ???

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Panthro

    1. I’ve never had any customer service issues.
    2. Green light was badly implement but it was also very ambitious and different, it works now and is IMO one of the best things Valve has done for steam and for independent developers.
    3. Offline mode has always worked for me when I needed it, I have heard complaints from other people.
    4. Dota 2 was a massive success regardless of what your opinion is on the actual game, millions love it.
    5. Half life? Same as #5 but times that success two fold
    6. TF was a mod which was then later released by valve and is considered a classic by many.
    7. Ricochet failed, I give you that one.
    8. They aren’t ‘creating’ it, it will just be a Linux based operating system tailored for gaming.
    9. And then we have steam, I didn’t think it was possible for people to actually love a website but they do, they rake in billions and it’s well deserved, I consider Steam as one of the greatest successes in modern gaming and without it the PC gaming scene would of been dwindling into darkness like it once was.

    Just my two cents.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. powerbuoy

    @4 “Dota2 makes more money then Steam.”

    @15 “No, i’m not saying that they are making more money on Dota2 then on Steam. Of course not”

    Seems legit.

    Anyway, seems like a lot of people in this thread are a bit short sighted. Of course Linux won’t be dominating any time soon, but I for one welcome this new venture into Linux land and I look forward to an open platform for games. It may not happen in the first 5 or 10 years, but you may as well start now rather than later.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. MrWaffles

    A lot of comments here just show a lack of understanding of what this is about.

    “Linux” as used here, isn’t referred as the desktop, but as the embedded OS”. That’s the secret sauce of this whole initiative.

    You can’t release a cheap console (Steambox) if you have to pay royalties to Microsoft.

    But to do that, you first gotta bring the big players on the gaming industry to the linux platform, showing them it is a viable business move.

    Valve needs steam > Steam needs the steambox > Steambox needs linux > Linux needs support from publishers > Publishers need Valve > etc

    So don’t think of this as “oh shit, now cocky valve wants me to use Linux?” but as “holy shit, It’s 2016 and I can get a $99 steambox plays 90% of steam’s library and kicks PS4 ass???”

    If you focus on short term (customer support saga) instead of what Valve is actually aiming for, please, go throw your money and Microsoft and Origin and watch yourself entering the shittiest walled garden in history.

    -Waffles

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    Keep holding to that pipe dream. It won’t be happening. Barely a percentage of developer make games for mac and even less for Linux. Triple A don’t even bother. Valve has a huge stone to push uphill.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Asgaro

    @19
    Triple A will bother eventually. But Triple A will never take the first step in innovating things since its too risky in their eyes.

    It’s up to indie developers to start supporting the platforms. Then gamers jump on the train. And when enough gamers use the platforms, triple A devs will jump on.

    Also, do you even know how much Mac and Linux games there are already? “Barely a percentage”… seems like you are downplaying it a bit too much.
    And more and more game engines allow your game to be exported to Mac and Linux easily without much hassle.

    1006 Mac games: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Price&sort_order=DESC&category1=998&os=mac
    409 Linux games: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?sort_by=Price&sort_order=DESC&category1=998&os=linux

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    @20

    Indies don’t matter. Most indies are any platform they can get their hands on, most are on consoles and will be and you won’t be looking for performance gain in an indie title. Sorry but no one will be jumping to Steam OS when the windows catalog is in the thousands and the linux games are in the hundreds. No one will be jumping to steam OS if it just adds a few more frames for indie titles with cards from 4 years ago are doing laps around. There won’t be any exclusives not even from the company making the OS so what do people actually gain with the Steam OS? Oh, giving the middle finger to MS as you play a fraction of the catalog not to mention access to a fraction of all the software an average user uses.

    Valve and Steam OS are not the second coming of christ. They are a business feeling a pinch with the transition of digital and trying to keep them self relevant. It will be a uphill push with a boulder for Valve. It will be no where near as revolutionary as Steam is.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. debug

    @21 What happened with the PC do you think? PC/Windows gaming wasn’t as big in the 90s, but it grew larger as time went. The same thing can certainly happen with Linux now that a big player wants to support it. Don’t be so negative, just wait and see.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    @22

    Sorry Steam can’t throw down against windows. I foresee Google throwing down before steam get anywhere near Windows. When Windows was in the market there was no other real competition and now they are the cornerstone of the PC marketplace. Same with Steam and Digital distribution. Steam is not revolutionizing anything here. This is not the same thing, its not even comparable.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Christopher Jack

    I love how people are commenting about SteamOS & Steam boxes while knowing next to nothing about it. I say give it time. It’s natural to be pessimistic but being negative pretending you have all the facts is just ignorant.

    I have no intentions to move from Windows but if Valve were truly capable of making a free to use OS with nearly as much supported games as Windows, I’d consider switching over just to skip the Windows fee. Of course I would miss my multimedia & productivity programs & from what I’ve been able to gather Valve are ignoring that completely for now so it seems I’d continue to need another OS so I probably won’t make the switch until they can provide all my needs but in the mean time dual booting remains a possibility.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. stalepie

    blah de blah blah blah. I’m a commenter on the internet

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Un-HolyMOTHERofGOD

    @25, I disagree with your comment.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Diingo

    The PC industry is dramatically slowing down — this will effect Valve.

    Steamboxes are made to counter this slowdown as people switch to mobile computing.

    This is something Valve has to do in order to survive.

    #27 1 year ago

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

    Based on their overall kill-to-death ratio, what are the best guns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? Developer Sledgehammer reveals the top 5. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has revealed on Twitter the top 5 weapons in Advanced Warfare based on their overall kill-to-death ratio. Here’s the list: ARX-160 – Hole Puncher Ameli – Heavy HBRa3 – […]

  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

    H1Z1 has already sold over 1 million copies on Steam. H1Z1 may still be in Early Access on Steam, but it has already sold more than 1 million copies. Daybreak president John Smedley announced on Twitter earlier. H1Z1 launched in January and instantly became a hit. The game has consistently been on Steam’s top 10 […]