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Half-Life Games Will Be Free-to-Play Through March 2020

Valve made announcement of making Half-Life series of games free-to-play for next two months on Steam. On 21st anniversary celebration of original Half-Life series of games, developer/publisher Valve Corporation made announcement of their upcoming flagship VR game titled Half-Life: Alyx that is set to arrive soon on March 2020. Keeping that in mind, Valve has recently made Half-Life games free-to-play on Steam for next two months, until Alyx launches. This is a huge opportunity for all newcomers and veteran players to catch up to this iconic franchise once again. Half-Life Games Will Be Free-to-Play Through March 2020 RELATED: Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel From original Half-Life of 1998 to its latter addition of DLC missions like Blue Shift and Opposing Force are included. Also joining this free lineup is Half-Life 2 with its add-on episodes; Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two . Valve has made it so that player

Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales

Indie developer studio House House celebrates recent milestone of 1 million units sold for Untitled Goose Game. Shortly after its original release back in September 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store , quirky puzzle-stealth title Untitled Goose Game by developer House House became very popular and gained a huge following. This smash-hit indie eventually made debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in mid-December. Within three months of launch, the game has now sold over a million copies according to announcement form publisher Panic . Untitled Goose Game Hits 1 Million Sales RELATED: Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2019 What started as an inside spoof within circles of dev team with a stock photo of a goose has sprung into waves of conversations, fan art and memes over various channels of social media worldwide, making it an internet phenomenon. They decided to keep its unusual name after coming up with it before a video game fes

Dota 2: Outlanders Update Details

Valve introduces biggest gameplay changes for Dota 2 is latest Outlanders update by adding two new heroes and more. Although efforts for spin-off title of Dota 2 have not been much successful, this multiplayer online battle arena game from developer/publisher Valve Corporation is still largely focused on their player community on PC platform. At their annual eSports world championship "The Invitational" this year, Valve revealed two new characters coming to their renowned MOBA title with a host of improvement to core gameplay in latest Outlanders update. Dota 2: Outlanders Update Details RELATED: Metroid Prime: Trilogy HD May Be Announced for Switch Also known to fans as gameplay update 7.23, it brings wide array of changes that are hard to keep track of for anyone. However, it will help recruit new players into fold and add more depth for veterans to get back on course. Outlanders update adds brand-new content by introducing two previously revealed heroes

Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019

Big in Japan Sale 2019 comes with deals on Jump Force, RPG Maker, Yakuza and more at Humble Store. Lately, Humble Store just launched Big in Japan Sale 2019  today on August 15, 10:00 AM PDT that features some amazing discount deals on PC games from big-name Japanese publishers and offer up to 90% off on a selection of games. Many fan-favorite titles from renowned studios like Bandai Namco , Degica , Idea Factory , NIS America , Sega and Sekai Project came forward with slick offers of this summer that a hardcore fan wouldn't dare to miss at any cost. Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019 RELATED: Fanatical Summer Sale 2019 2011 puzzle-platform game  Catherine  by developer  Atlus  was originally released for last generation of consoles and saw launch for  PC  platform from  Sega  earlier this year as  Catherine Classic , available now at 33% discount. PC version of tactical role-playing titles Valkyria Chronicles and Valkyria Chronicles 4 from Media Vision ar

Quake 2 Getting Free RTX Support

Nvidia is working with id Software to introduce real-time ray tracing to renowned FPS title Quake II for free. There was a time when first-person shooter game franchise Quake was a huge deal and one of the biggest milestones by developer id Software after Doom and proceed to get a series of sequels over time including Quake Champions . A sequel to original, Quake II has recently been selected by tech giant Nvidia to get real-time ray tracing support all of a sudden in association with its developers, which makes this two decades old FPS becomes more stunning than ever. Quake II Getting Free RTX Support RELATED: Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now A brand-new trailer was released to officially announce Quake II RTX to offer an exclusive first-look for everyone. RELATED: Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR Titled as Quake II RTX , this update will arrive for Linux and PC for free on June 6, featuring first three levels. Owning

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games. Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store . This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys. Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019 RELATED: Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate. Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of C

Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

Following the success of Hollow Knight, indie studio Team Cherry has recently revealed a sequel titled Silksong. Originally started its journey as a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 for classic 2D adventure, Hollow Knight has turned out to be a universally acclaimed Metroidvania video game from Australian developer/publisher studio Team Cherry . Following release, the title received several major content update for free and while they were working on another of their post-launch expansions, it eventually outgrew from its original scope and turned out to be a potential sequel titled Hollow Knight: Silksong . Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed RELATED: Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Team Cherry has officially revealed Silksong via a brand-new trailer that offer a brief glimpse into what players are getting into. RELATED: Days Gone Story Preview Previously appearing on HK as a lethal hunter and a self-proclaimed protector of Hallownest, Hornet cam

Artifact Loses 97% Players

Only two months after its debut, Valve's online card game Artifact has lost over 97% players and still declining. For the past few years, Hearthstone was dominating the ever growing market of online digital collectible card game genre and Artifact has debuted in November 2018 as an answer to the game from developer/publisher Valve Corporation . Sure, Valve has a history of delivering huge hits like Half-Life and Left 4 Dead franchise that fans still love till date but sadly for their latest release, not even card game players are showing any interest as it is currently facing a concurrent player drop. Artifact Loses 97% Players RELATED: Steam Top-Selling & Most Played Games 2018 Initially, the game has launched two months ago with a simultaneous players number of 60,740 at that time. By next month on December, it was surpassed by No Man's Sky on Steam and from ever since, that downward trend is showing no sign of stopping. Seeing an all time low, thei

Celeste Developers Cancelled Making Skytorn

Developers of Celeste cancelled their new 2D Metroidvania action game Skytorn, years in the making. Noel Berry was the co-developer of 2018 platformer video game Celeste alongside Matt Thorson, which ended up winning in the "Best Independent Game" category at The Game Awards 2018 aside from receiving universal acclaim from critics. He was also working on another Metroidvania game titled Skytorn from five years ago and the development was postponed for the making of the best indie title of last year but Berry always said that he would finish the game in future, until now. Celeste Developers Cancelled Making Skytorn RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2019 People who knew about the project were very excited for it and the team behind the game invested a lot of time into it but unfortunately, they have come to the decision of not finishing the game anymore. It was mostly because they never figured out what they were making. Even after working on it

Artifact Adds Card Balance and Leveling

Valve's Dota-based digital card game Artifact has just received its first balancing patch with added features. For long, developer/publisher Valve Corporation has been enjoying the success of their multiplayer online battle arena game DOTA 2 and then came up with a digital collectible card game Artifact based on the mythos of the community-created mod. Debuted earlier on November 28, 2018 for Linux , Mac and PC , the title has been receiving quite an attention from critics and players. The game already got its first balance patch " Build Your Legend Update " for even more intense deck-building fun. Artifact Adds Card Balance and Leveling RELATED: Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel Players can now level up accounts with the newly deployed system, which will let them unlock tickets and card packs down the road. Ongoing card balance has a lot of perks for a digital game and realizing that, the company is just trying to embrace the cha

Insurgency Free on Steam Now

Before Insurgency: Sandstorm hits the stores, developers offer Insurgency free for a limited time on Steam. We are only a month away from the release of upcoming first-person shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm by developer/publisher New World Interactive and currently its predecessor, Insurgency is free on Steam for the next 48 hours in celebration for the sequel starting from 10 AM PT. You just enter the site, go to the store page and simply click on "Install Game" to claim it, adding into your collection forever. Also, having it on your library will get you 10% loyalty discount on Sandstorm . Insurgency Free on Steam Now RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer Mostly focused on online co-op, this indie title has a several number of multiplayer modes to try out. Based on a community based mod of Valve 's Source Engine, the game entered Early Access on Linux , Mac and PC in March 2013 for ten months following a failed Kickstarter campaign

IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

Fired IGN editor Filip Miucin talks about his involvement on the alleged plagiarism of Dead Cells game review. When allegations of plagiarized review on newly released rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells came out online on August 7, people started calling IGN out like crazy while they quickly deleted the copy from their site and took action against the accused editor Filip Miucin by officially firing him from their team. After taking heavy fire for past few days over this controversy, the accused have finally decided to take YouTube for explaining his side of the story in a response video. IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay This is the first time when Miucin actually opened up about the fiasco that has disgraced him on public and cost him his job. However, his tone towards the matter was less than expected as he starts with saying that he didn't intentionally do that and then apologize

IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism

After an allegation of plagiarism was raised on media giant IGN over the review of Dead Cells, the site reached out to release a statement. Fans of gaming and pop-culture heavily rely on entertainment websites and IGN being a media mogul in terms of that zone. After a video gone viral about them publishing a plagiarized review of a recently released game, Dead Cells , people have gone crazy as one of site's editors Filip Miucin turned out to be the culprit behind the misdeed. They came with a decision of terminating the person in question after running some internal investigation following the disaster surfaced on the internet. IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming is literally a small channel compared to a giant enterprise that IGN is and they originally published a review of Dead Cells back in July. When the latter released a review on the game on August 6, he was su

Dead Cells Review Plagiarism by IGN

YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming pointed out major similarities between their reviews on the game Dead Cells. After it saw release on August 7, 2018 for Linux , Mac , Nintendo Switch , PC , PlayStation 4 and Xbox One , rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells by developer Motion Twin has been receiving mostly positive reviews from various video game enthusiasts. Just as many other popular gaming sites, media giant IGN also published their perspective on the title in a broad review recently but has eventually removed it for alleged plagiarism by YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming . Dead Cells Review Plagiarism by IGN RELATED: World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella is Free Now Back in July, relatively small YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming has first released a review of Dead Cells . Lately, they noticed some uncanny resemblance with the one published by IGN when they came across it. Although it could have been a coincidence, Boomstick ruled that out and made an alle

Humble Store Indie Mega Week 2018

To celebrate indie spirit, Humble Store offers up to 90% off to enjoy great save on popular games in Indie Mega Week. Indie games are always a breath of fresh air among all those AAA-titles from major developers that mostly keeps up doing the same thing over and over to bore players to death at some point. Keeping that in mind, renowned digital video games storefront Humble Store has just launched " Mega Indie Week " for everyone, which includes a whooping collection of indie games from various genre and a swing of discounted rates to leave you no excuse from getting them into your library. Humble Store Indie Mega Week 2018 RELATED: Batman: Arkham Origins Best Ever Price on Fanatical If we have counted correctly, then Humble have just unleashed a diverse pack containing 168 video games, downloadable contents and original game soundtracks in overall. Starting from a minimum of 10% price cut, the price tag drops up to 90% over an assortment of action, adventure, p

New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

Many gamers would agree that BioShock from developer 2K Games was a very unique entry among all other first-person shooter game franchises. 2007 saw the debut of the first game, then BioShock 2 came in 2010 and BioShock Infinite released in 2013. So, it's been five years since the last game of the series was released but we bet many fans are more than ready for a new installment at any time. With that, we currently have news that a new BioShock title is currently in development. New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development All the titles from the original series took place into the underwater city of Rapture, which was meant to be a utopia for elites. People become addicted to a substance called ADAM that grants superhuman abilities but also slowly drives them insane. Little orphan girls called "Little Sisters" were used to harvest ADAM and they were protected by giant robot like sentries nicknamed "Big Daddies". Third game of the series, BioShock In

Valve's Dota Plus Subscription Service Released

A community-based mod created by Valve Corporation for Blizzard Entertainment 's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos , that has become the most popular free-to-play multiplayer online game of all-time on Steam with the highest number of concurrent players hooked on (until the recent ground-breaking debut of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ), Dota 2 has already brought revolution in gaming. Now, a new subscription service for the game named Dota Plus is live from Valve . Valve's Dota Plus Subscription Service Released RELATED: Dota 2 7.10 Update Details Dota Plus effectively creates a revolution that literally overthrows Majors Battle Passes and promises regular features and content updates. Majors Battle Passes was introduced back in 2016 which used to bring various challenges on a daily or weekly basis. Dota Plus will do almost the exact similar thing but there will be literally hundreds of challenges and some of them will be hero-specific. The biggest difference is that w