A tweet from
reveals Valve has registered the domain
, which is already live and showing a
stream as of this writing. In response to questions about the
legitimacy of this, the SteamDB creator points out the site's certificate is
registered to Steamcommunity.com
are not aware of any announcements from Valve on this topic, so we'll just have
to stay tuned. Thanks
Focus Home Interactive now offers
, new free DLC for
Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition
, adding new content to the Warhammer 40K
first-person shooter. To celebrate the free DLC, the game is on Sale in
Steam's Daily Deal
50% off. Here's word on the freebie:
Enjoy new free content for Space
Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition! Lead your squad through dark, xenos-filled
corridors and caverns in the imposing new environments of the Infested Mines.
The Mines map offers a totally new setting to purge the Genestealer hordes in,
filled with striking locations and rich with details taken from Warhammer 40,000
lore. The map is unlocked by default and playable in both Solo Special Missions
and Multiplayer Coop.
The Infested Mines DLC is free for all Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition
A free weekend is underway
, the competitive top-down shooter for Windows
from Whale Rock Games. This promotion ends Sunday, but you can extend your
deployment on the cheap, since the game is on sale for the next two weeks.
Here's a rundown on what this involves:
Explore a randomly-generated maze
and fight against other players or the AI in a fast-paced, intense action
gameplay that will put your skills and reflexes to the test. Capture and defend
System turrets to gain a tactical advantage. Gain experience to upgrade your
classes. Climb the leaderboard with your friends and become the best infosoldier
in the world!
Gunner: powerful infosoldiers with high-speed weaponry, Troopers deal
lots of damage with their combat-tested rifles.
Pyro: fast infosoldiers with light armor, Pyros absorb damage and
transform it into firepower.
Sniper: accurate infosoldiers with high-tech long range bullets, Snipers
can become invisible and get stealth kills.
Cyclops: insidious support infosoldiers, Lasers use their abilities to
steal enemy's health.
Rocketeer: armored infosoldiers, RPG Gunners can take a lot of damage and
fire powerful, area-of-attack projectiles to defend their teammates.
Railway Empire - The Great Lakes
is now available for Windows and macOS
, offering the first DLC for
, Gaming Minds Studios' transportation simulation. Word is this comes
along with a patch for the base game: "In addition, as part of Railway Empire’s
ongoing development, the game has just been updated to version 1.5, which
introduces a new warehouse feature for supplying cities more easily and with
less congestion on your network, as well as a range of other fixes and
improvements." As for the DLC, pack your wool socks, because it's set to take
off for the great white north, which is a beauty way to go:
it’s time to expand your empire into new and exciting territories. After heading
south to Mexico for the first DLC, Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce that
the next update for its ambitious strategy title takes players north into the
wilds of Canada in Railway Empire: The Great Lakes.
Budding entrepreneurs will make their journey into the wilds of Canada circa
1860, a country dominated by forest and tundra and where only a few sparsely
populated settlements have managed to develop into larger towns. In order to
further extend their rail empire, players must bridge the distance between the
British colonies and reach economic independence by creating an effective
infrastructure for the Great Lakes region in the all new scenario ‘Dominion
Day’, spanning 1860-1880. Heading into Canada offers its own new challenges to
players, as a new enhanced weather system has been implemented for all northern
regions. However, this also allows for new tradeable goods such as fur and
winter clothing to be transported to the 19 new cities on the Great Lakes map
extension as you take stock of two new engines, Achilles (0-4-0) and Canadian
(2-8-0), both only available in this DLC.
Deep Silver and 4A Games announce preorders are now underway for Metro Exodus
"across all major physical and digital retailers in North America." They outline
plans for an Aurora Edition (which seems to be console only) and a Standard
Edition, as well as a Gold Edition which includes a season pass. They also
reveal preorder bonuses, but they stress that no content is being reserved for
these, so all customers will experience the same version of their shooter
sequel. Here's word:
Deep Silver and 4A Games announced today that Metro
Exodus is available to pre-order across all major physical and digital retailers
in North America.
For those who prefer physical products, two versions are available:
The Aurora Limited Edition contains a copy of the game in an exclusive
Steelbook®, a beautiful 32-page art book, and the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass,
all contained within a bespoke metal outer case inspired by The Aurora, the
steam locomotive that Artyom and his companions use to journey across
post-apocalyptic Russia. The Aurora Limited Edition represents fantastic value
and will be in limited supply at select retailers worldwide.
Meanwhile, the Standard Edition contains the game disc in a standard box and
will be widely available.
On digital storefronts, you can choose between the Standard and Gold Edition of
Metro Exodus; both contain the game itself, while the latter also includes the
Metro Exodus Expansion Pass.
Pre-Order any edition of Metro Exodus to earn the following additional bonuses,
depending on the platform:
- All Xbox One pre-orders, physical or digital
include a copy of Metro 2033 Redux – the first game in the Metro saga,
remastered for the Xbox One.
- All PlayStation 4 pre-orders, physical or digital,
include a stunning Dynamic Theme based on the Metro Exodus ‘Winter’ artwork.
- All physical PC pre-orders and Steam pre-orders
include a digital art book and the Metro Exodus OST.
No upcoming in-game content has been reserved for pre-order – gamers can
order with the knowledge that no matter where, how, or when they buy Metro
Exodus, they are getting the full experience as 4A Games intended it.
Metro Exodus will be released on Feb. 22, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and
PC. Pre-order now from
The first trailer
from Din's Legacy
offers a look at gameplay from this action/RPG sequel in the
works at Soldak Entertainment. These are accompanied by a
batch of new
taken during alpha testing. For those who like what they see,
they won't have to wait long for the chance to play, as Soldak says they hope to
launch Early Access next month. Continue here to read the full story
Link of the Day:
‘Watchmen’ Ordered to Series at HBO
. Alan Moore is probably (more)
A U.S. federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop David Zipperer
of Georgia from selling programs to help cheat in GTA Online
). This online version of Grand Theft Auto V
is so prone to
exploits one could make the case that Take Two should sue Rockstar's own coders, but
it hasn't come to that yet. The judge dismissed an unfair competition claim
against Zipperer in spite Take-Two's claim that is programs cost them at least a
half-million dollars (perhaps they tallied the cost of enough Shark Cards to
cover ill-gotten loot?). Word on the litigation includes an advertisement for
the exploits that would make Barbra Streisand proud:
Take-Two had accused
David Zipperer of selling computer programs called Menyoo and Absolute that let
users of the “Grand Theft Auto V” multiplayer feature Grand Theft Auto Online
cheat by altering the game for their own benefit, or “griefing” other players by
altering their game play without permission.
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan said Take-Two was likely to show
that Zipperer infringed its “Grand Theft Auto V” copyright, and that his
programs would cause irreparable harm to its sales and reputation by
discouraging users from buying its video games.
Stanton also said an injunction would serve the public interest by encouraging
Take-Two to invest more in video games and was appropriate because of the “high
risk” that Zipperer, who claimed to be unemployed, could not afford damages.
The judge dismissed an unfair competition claim against Zipperer, who according
to court papers lives in Ellabell, Georgia, west of Savannah.
Ubisoft announces Dead Living Zombies
will be the third bit of post-release DLC
for Far Cry 5
, their first-person shooter sequel. This will be released on
August 28th as an individual DLC, but this is also included for season pass
or Gold Edition owners. For those unfamiliar with this new concept of zombies,
they offer this trailer
featuring cinematics and gameplay to help get you up to speed. Here are details
on the new pack and a Title Update 10 that will come with it:
Continue here to read the full story
Ubisoft announced that Far Cry® 5: Dead Living Zombies, the third post-launch
adventure, will release August 28 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Guy
Marvel, legendary film director from Far Cry® 5, is back with over-the-top
zombie experiences that will be playable across seven unique maps. Dead Living
Zombies can be purchased as add-on content for $7.99, as part of the season pass
for $29.99 or the Gold Edition for $89.99.
Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies pairs players with D-tier film director Guy
Marvel as he pitches his vision for an epic zombie saga. On maps built from the
powerful Far Cry Arcade Editor, players will explore seven different film
scenarios as they face hordes of the undead across rooftops, farmlands, military
bases and more. After completing each map, players can unlock Score Attack to
achieve 3-star ratings, which will unlock weapons and gear to bring back to Hope
All Far Cry players will receive additional tools in Far Cry Arcade that unlock
even more potential for map builders, including scripting tools and destructible
objects. These additions will be available to players along with more new assets
in our next update, Title Update 10.
Criterion Games tweets
about the release of Burnout Paradise Remastered
). They say the driving game remake is now available on Origin
Access and Premier, and will be officially released
on Tuesday. Here's a refresher on what to expect:
action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered.
Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the
high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving
Burnout Paradise Remastered provides the ultimate driving playground for you and
your friends to play online. This remaster includes all add-ons from the Year of
Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready
to wreck in 4K.
is now available in Early Access
offering a new phase of development for this team-based first-person melee and
ranged combat game for Windows.
discusses the end of open alpha testing, while
announces the Early Access launch. Here's word:
closing the Open Alpha, and we really want to thank everyone who has
participated in the test. The open alpha was the last phase for us to have the
base for Blood Ancestors. We've been doing closed tests and semi-open tests with
many many people during more than 8 months now, and the feedback we've got from
this has been very valuable.
Now is time to move to Beta and time to release the Early Access of Blood
Ancestors, for those that really believe in us or who want the game to improve
to become a big game, just be ready to contribute your grain of sand and become
part of this game, this studio and this family.
Thanks again to all for giving us your sincere feedback and for being so
awesome. See you all tomorrow in the new era of Blood Ancestors.
heralds the release of a free Mission Pack #1
Bus Simulator 18
, the mass transit simulation from stillalive studios and
astragon entertainment. Word is: "Mission Pack #1 expands Bus Simulator 18 by
adding three brand-new missions, along with a number of challenging sub-tasks
that focus on boosting tourism in the city of Seaside Valley. In addition to
special points of interest and hiking tourism, the nightlife of Seaside Valley
plays a crucial role, too. As a reward for completing the new tasks, players can
look forward to three brand-new decals, a complete bus skin, and a range of new
colors they can use to customize their bus fleet." Here are the patch notes:
- 3 new missions presented by Max Klein added.
- Camera lag is now also disabled in third person.
This should fix some bus stuttering issues while the framerate is not
- Parked car license plates set to not cast shadows,
to be culled at 50 meters, and to not keep their instance buffer in the main
- A construction site in the inner city was moved
slightly so cars no longer clip through it.
- Streamlined loading screen visuals.
- License plates no longer glow in the dark.
- Mission info UI no longer automatically opens when
the driver and bus assignment menu is open.
- Toggling between third and first person view now
places the camera at a maximum distance instead of in the center of the
- Fixed issue of the player name hovering in maps
showing the wrong name.
- Improved how NPC cars drive onto the highway.
- Customization items now show if they are unlocked
by a mission or by a level up.
- Some very dark areas lit up.
- Loads of smaller bugfixes and general performance
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX CPUs on
- Gamdias Hades M1 Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse on
- HP S600 2.5" 240GB SATA SSD on
- iStorage diskAshur 2 1TB PIN Authenticated Portable USB 3.1 Hard
- Lian Li Strimer RGB 24 Pin Extension Cable on
It seems Windows Update is going through one of its rough periods. At least I've
been having problems the past few weeks, and I don't think it's just me.
Yesterday I had a Windows 10 update break a bunch of Microsoft bundled apps like
the calendar and calculator. It took hours for this self-inflicted wound to
clear itself up, as the service seemed to be sending itself mixed messages about
what was wrong. And on my Windows 7 machine there's this update for Explorer 11
that just keeps failing. I don't use that browser, but the error Windows Update
throws is bugging my OCD streak. There's an error code with no explanation, so I
guess I'll try deleting the browser and letting it try again. Or maybe just
delete it and forget about it altogether... it's probably only a matter of time
before they come out with a Win7 edition of Edge to harass me about.
Tekken and Yakuza voice actor Unsho Ishizuka has passed away
Janus, Frontwoman of Band Huntress, Dies By Suicide at 43
. Thanks RedEye9.