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$4 million in refunds doesn’t worry developer of PC survival game ‘Rust’

Imagine a $4 million loss sliding off your back like it’s no big deal. Well, Rust developer Garry Newman doesn’t have to imagine it at all. All told, Facepunch Studios gave out $4 million in refunds — which is only 6 percent of the total sales Rust has made since its soft launch release on Steam’s Early Access platform three and a half years ... Read More »

Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single player, but according to its creators, the letter said their tool could “allow third parties to defeat security features ... Read More »

New Cinematic Trailer for Fan-Made Halo PC Game

The world of video game fan projects never ceases to amaze, as gamers everywhere continue to show-off their creativity and imagination by developing the kind of experiences that many of us wish would get an official release. The latest in this long line of “I can’t believe someone is doing that” projects is called Installation 01, and it intends to ... Read More »

It’s time for PC game demos to make a comeback

I’ve been privately lamenting the lack of PC game demos lately. There was a time when demos were commonplace: a chunk of a brand new game you could try out for free before you bought the full game. Demos gave us a chance not only see what a game had to offer and whether or not we enjoyed it, but ... Read More »

Zelda remake turns BOTW into a free-to-play PC game

A NINTENDO FAN with a lot of time on his hands has created a 2D version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW). The INQUIRER has spent a lot of time playing BOTW, but perhaps not as much as Winter Drake, who is not only the man with the coolest name ever but also the brains behind this 2D Breath ... Read More »

How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam’s antithesis

Credit: Melissa Riofrio/IDG Every so often, Leaf Corcoran reminds himself that he’s not building another Steam. As the founder of Itch.io, Corcoran has spent the last four years creating an online PC game hub that’s the polar opposite of Valve’s behemoth. Big-budget publishers are absent, and most of the 58,000 games in Itch.io’s catalog—from roguelike brawlers to raft survival simulators—are ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: The light at the end of the wallet

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is a roundup of games – old, new, or soon to be released – that are available at a great price and can be activated on Steam, Origin, or Uplay – sometimes even good old games that are DRM-free. Origin is back to giving away timeless classics, and this time they’re offering Syberia II to ... Read More »

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, ... Read More »

There’s now a game in which you build your own gaming PC

I’ve always wondered why simulator games (and an audience for them) exist for things like driving trucks, operating trains and being a goat: I guess they make sense for people who’ve actually tried and enjoyed those activities, or wanted to know what they feel like. (not sure about the goat thing though). That’s why my inner nerd was excited to ... Read More »

How,to,judge,the,time,commitment,of,your,next,video,game

One of the most crucial skills for success is proper time management. It’s vital that we use our time as effectively as possible. In that spirit, I offer a tip that will help you make some important decisions concerning the time you dedicate to the great pastime of playing video games. Today’s AAA titles vary wildly in the time they ... Read More »