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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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    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]