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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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  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]

  • The Dota 2 International Compendium is out, second Stretch Goal almost complete

    The International Compendium has been released for Dota 2 with the prize pool sitting at a lovely $1,917,155 as of press time. Valve said over the weekend to expect the International Compendium to drop sometime this week. As with previous years, those who purchase the Compendium can earn rewards by completing challenges, making predictions and by […]

  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]