Monthly Archives: September 2016

System Shock demo and Kickstarter now live

The System Shock Kickstarter is live, and in what should come as absolutely no shock (get it?) to anyone these days, Chris Avellone is taking part. Not as a stretch goal, which is a bit of a break in the

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DLC release date set, welcomes returning character

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set to welcome its first slice of DLC this month, which will see the return Human Revolution’s Frank Pritchard. In System Rift, due September 23, protagonist Adam Jensen will reunite with his friend and former

Orion developer says it was forced off Steam by Activision DMCA claim [Updated]

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Update:  Orion remains off of Steam for now, but Trek Industries CEO David Prassel said in a lengthy new message that the matter has been resolved. He maintains that the game was forced offline without warning or specific examples of

CSGO Lotto investigation uncovers colossal conflict of interest [Updated]

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What is CS:GO skin gambling, and is it illegal? Learn more in this article.  Update: The message warning Steam users logging into the CSGO Lotto site that it could be engaging in “phishing, scamming, spamming, or delivering malware” in no

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s PC port suffers technical issues, backlash over pre

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In circumstances that are beginning to feel all too common, a sizeable number of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s PC players have run into issues following yesterday’s launch.  Technical problems such as frame rate drops, mid-high tier systems struggling to perform

Evolve goes free

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Following the appearance of a mysterious counter on the Evolve website this week, and the game’s removal from Steam, many speculated that the game was about to go free-to-play. Well, it turns out those speculations were correct, because studio Turtle

The 2016 Steam Summer Sale was a smashing success

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The recently-concluded 2016 Steam Summer Sale was the first summer sale to not offer daily deals or flash sales. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, Sergey Galyonkin of SteamSpy says it was a significantly greater success than its 2015

Battlefield 1 open beta is now live

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Last month, we got up close and personal with the class weapons of Battlefield 1’s alpha (illustrated by some wonderful gifs). Now, as promised, EA and DICE’s incoming FPS slant on the Great War has launched into open beta. As

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC is free for a week

Another day, another Battlefield 4 DLC freebie. Today it’s Naval Strike, a collection of four aquatic-themed maps set in the South China Sea: Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar. The DLC also adds five new weapons to

Manchester City FC signs its first esports player

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Premier League football club Manchester City has signed a new 18 year-old talent named Kieran “Kez” Brown, but he won’t be out on the pitch at the Etihad Stadium with the rest of the team. He’s actually the club’s first