Microsoft announced yet another Virtual Reality partnership. This time with Valve. The HTC Vive is going to be compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10. Not much else was stated about this or how it would work however it’s great to see Microsoft keeping their partnerships strong so gamers can have more options. Recently, Phil Spencer walked out on stage during the Oculus Conference and … Continue reading Microsoft Forms Another VR Partnership
Steam broke their own record last weekend. They reached over 9.5 million concurrent users logged in at the same time on May 10th. Was there something major going on? I have no idea. I don’t think so though. It’s pretty crazy that even after the major fallout over payed mods, that Steam had that many users on at once. The question though is, was this … Continue reading Steam Breaks It’s Own Concurrent Users Record
That’s almost mean to write. Valve an Zen Studios have announced that they’re working together to create a new Portal game. No, as much as anyone would like it’s not Portal 3. It’s Portal Pinball and it’s coming to Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX on May 25th. You’ll have to guide Chell and Wheatley through test chamers. There will be familiar Portal elements like … Continue reading Zen Studios and Valve Announce New Portal…..Pinball
It’s happened already. Not even a week after Valve introduced a not-so-great strategy for payed mods, it’s been killed off due to negative fan reaction. According to Gabe Newell, the fan reaction has cost Valve over one million dollars in feedback alone. Read their full statement for it after the jump.
The Nintendo Creators Program has been at the center of a lot of controversy lately. If you upload any video with Nintendo IP in it on Youtube, you’re subject to the program, even if you’re not attempting to make royalties. Also the list of games that can be used, if you’re part of the program, is quite limited. For instance, every version of Smash Bros. is missing from it. This, of course, hasn’t sat well with a lot of people, especially those making videos. So it’s hard to imagine that, not even half a year later, another company would come along and introduce an even more controversial program to gaming. Unfortunately, though, that’s exactly what happened.
HTC and Valve have partnered together to bring out their own Virtual Reality headset using Valve’s Steam VR technology. The headset will be named Vive and will released later this year, with the developer version coming this spring. HTC also announced they’ll have a strong presence at GDC this week. The Developers Edition will have 2 1200 x 1080 screens with a refresh rate of … Continue reading HTC And Valve Announce New Virtual Reality Headset
From now unti July 22nd ,you’re going to want to check out Steam every day, and often. The Steam Summer Sale begins today and some of the deals that are currently available are just downright criminal. Portal 2 for $5? If you haven’t played Portal 2 and you don’t take advantage of that you’re crazy. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is currently available for $7.50. There … Continue reading Steam Sale is Going to Make a Lot of People A Lot Poorer
I recently posted my review of Dead Space. My Dead Space 2 review will be posted whenever I find the time to write it. Here is a summary of both, those good games. If you haven’t picked up either of them now is your chance. Both of them are $5 (USD) on Steam this weekend. Consider this your PSA for FEAR. Wait, that’s kind of … Continue reading Cut Off Their Limbs, Cut Down The Price
We don’t really know a whole lot about Wii U outside of the fact that it’s launching next year. Nintendo is very adamant that they’re going to be putting a large focus on the digital market for the 3DS and the Wii U. One of the ways to do that would be to have a service that has already established itself as the core of … Continue reading EA and Valve Competing For Wii U Online Service?
Valve is a company that makes games. In fact, the games that they make are usually pretty good. So good that even the mods for their games become hugely popular. Case in point, a mod for the original Half-Life game called Counter Strike. The mod has gone on to become a franchise in its own right with a number of expansions released to date. Valve … Continue reading Valve Announces Counter Strike: Global Offensive