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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

Legendary prepares more unique Games Shop statements, storewide “Mega Sale”

Epic If you thought Epic was done adding to the growing pile of PC games exclusively available on its own Games Store, well... I'd like to know where you got that impression. In any case, you should think again, because Epic has announced it will "reveal brand-new material for several games, including some exclusives, coming…
Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big and little

Legendary’s shop continues to soak up PC video gaming exclusives big...

Enlarge / Breakpoint is the first Ubsioft game in recent memory to never be made available on Steam. Gamers hoping to stick with Steam and avoid Epic's major effort to compete in PC game distribution will have to ignore two more major upcoming PC titles, at least for a little while. The first newly announced…
Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop this year

Legendary obtains Rocket League studio, bringing video game to Legendary’s shop...

Enlarge / The blue car represents Psyonix leaping over Steam's... orange car? Look, it's a loose metaphor. Work with me here, people. In a surprise move today, Epic Games announced it has "signed a definitive agreement" to acquire San Diego-based Psyonix and its 132 employees, who make the hit car-based soccer game Rocket League. As…
Borderlands examine bomb activates Steam’s “off subject” repair [Updated]

Borderlands examine bomb activates Steam’s “off subject” repair [Updated]

Recent reviews for Borderlands 2 now show a large asterisk indicating the presence of an off-topic review bomb. As of this morning, it wasn't hard to identify when the review bomb started for Borderlands 2. It's... not hard to find a pattern in the recent negative Steam reviews for Borderlands 2 The original Borderlands shows…
Accidental Steam Shop post reveals make over at Valve Index VR

Accidental Steam Shop post reveals make over at Valve Index VR

The flip-up headphone design will be familiar to anyone who has used the Oculus Rift. The full page is obviously still a work in progress, but it includes some interesting tidbits. The existence of a page for SteamVR Base Stations suggests the Index won't use inside-out tracking. You're gonna need controllers, but you won't learn…
Accidental Steam shop post reveals makeover at Valve Index VR

Accidental Steam shop post reveals makeover at Valve Index VR

The flip-up headphone design will be familiar to anyone who has used the Oculus Rift. The full page is obviously still a work in progress, but it includes some interesting tidbits. The existence of a page for SteamVR Base Stations suggests the Index won't use inside-out tracking. You're gonna need controllers, but you won't learn…
Impressive CEO: “You’re visiting lower costs” on Impressive Games Shop

Impressive CEO: “You’re visiting lower costs” on Impressive Games Shop

Epic GDC 2019 View more stories SAN FRANCISCO—The Epic Games Store's much-ballyhooed 88-percent revenue share has been great news for developers who are no longer forced to accept Steam's de facto 70-percent standard. But this new behind-the-scenes monetary split hasn't resulted in savings for gamers, who thus far have seen the same price tags for…
Legendary states its Video game Shop is not spying on you

Legendary states its Video game Shop is not spying on you

Enlarge / Despite what you may have read, Epic says this is not spyware. This week, certain corners of the gaming Internet have been abuzz with a bit of self-described "amateur analysis" suggesting some "pretty sketchy," spyware-like activity on the part of the Epic Game Store and its launcher software. Epic has now stepped in…
Should PC video games cost less on Legendary’s Games Shop?

Should PC video games cost less on Legendary’s Games Shop?

Aurich / Various Games Yesterday's news that Deep Silver's Metro Exodus is moving from Steam to Epic's Games Store was notable for what it says about Valve's position running PC gaming's dominant online storefront. But for consumers, it was perhaps more notable for the impact it had on the game's pricing. If you pre-ordered Metro…
A severe sports video game with a story? FutureGrind’s designers talk cyberpunk

A severe sports video game with a story? FutureGrind’s designers talk...

Your bike may have different colors for each wheel, and touching a wheel to a platform with a different color ends badly for you. As in many games like it, you work on building up skill multipliers in FutureGrind. Milkbag Games The neon look is most striking on darker levels—though I was disappointed that the…

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