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Out of the Blue

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:27am
Well, when it rains it pours. I mentioned my recent trip to the doctor to test for Lyme or whatever was causing some symptoms I was showing. The results were negative, but a couple of weeks later I...

Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
As expected, the Summer Sale is now underway on Steam, or as they're calling this year's installment the Summer Picnic Sale. We can probably find more details when an announcement rolls in, but in...

Star Wars Battlefront Offline Instant Action Coming?

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
A post on reddit makes the case that an offline instant action mode is coming to Star Wars Battlefront, something that would make many players of the Star Wars action game quite happy. The post...

StarDrive 2 SHIPYARDS DLC

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
A new content pack called SHIPYARDS is now available for StarDrive 2, the second official DLC for this turn-based 4x space strategy game. This adds 13 new customizable ship hulls, new fighters, along...

Overwatch Competitive Plans

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
A lengthy forum post by Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan outlines changes they plan for competitive mode for Overwatch based on the current testing of the mode on the PTR. Jeff discusses their growing...

Morning Patches

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Fallout 4 1.5.4 Update Live on PC. Fragmented 16.6.4 Build Is Live. Team Fortress 2 update released.

Gatherings & Competitions

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
A team-by-team introduction to professional Overwatch. Thanks MCV. StarCraft II Proleague Round 3 Schedule.

Morning Consolidation

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
St. Louis Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko Revealed as Cover Athlete in EA SPORTS NHL® 17 World Premiere Gameplay Trailer. Xbox One now costs the same as Xbox 360 on Microsoft's Store.

Morning Mobilization

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives. Thanks Slashdot.

Morning Safety Dance

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Tor onion hardening will be tear-inducing for feds. Revive revived: Oculus DRM push shattered as DIY devs strike back.

Morning Legal Briefs

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle. Thanks Slashdot via Ant. Can cops use phone left at scene of crime to call 911 to find its owner? Utah sheriffs blow $10,000 on...

Game Reviews

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Ara Fell on Chalgyr's Game Room. Mighty No. 9 on Polygon. Mirrors Edge Catalyst on Zero Punctuation. Pinball FX2 (VR) on Christ Centered Gamer.

Hardware Reviews

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
Anidees AI8 Black Window Chassis on Hardware Slave. be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750W PSU on PC Perspective. Corsair Void Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset on Technology X. COUGAR ATTACK X3 Keyboard on...

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Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
tinyBuild respond to G2A's three day ultimatum with one of their own… Dark Fear is a Windows pixel-art horror game that's now available on Steam… GTA 5 cheats never prosper- upload...

Out of the Blue

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:37pm
I don't think the leak that the Steam Summer sale will begin today was ever officially confirmed, but from this end we gotten more than one heads-up from developers that their games will be part of...

Overwatch PTR Launches

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:40pm
The Overwatch website announces the launch of a public test region for Overwatch, offering the chance to check out the upcoming competitive mode for Blizzard's multiplayer shooter. They have a FAQ...

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak for OS X

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:40pm
Gearbox Software announces that the Mac OS X edition of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is now available. The post is pretty empty, as they point to the game's Steam listing, which includes this post,...

Morning Patches

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:40pm
Minecraft version 1.10.1.

Gatherings & Competitions

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:40pm
Too Many Games is this weekend in Oaks, Pennsylvania, offering the latest installment in what they say is the state's longest running such show. The Week in StarCraft II Esports (June 7 - June 13).

Morning Interviews

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:40pm
Mighty No. 9?s Designer Says ?I Own All The Problems That Came With This Game'.