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Valve’s review-bomb fix won’t fix review-bombing

The customer review is a relatively young form of criticism, but consumers have already unlocked some of its creative power with memorable and hilarious Amazon reviews. Of course, the internet has turned these into weapons against creators they don’t like or are upset with. The practice is so common among gaming fans that it has […]

Jump is a Netflix for indie games that promises better discoverability than Steam

Jump is hopping on an opportunity to offer high-quality indie games with a subscription service that focuses heavily on discoverability. It’s launching today with a library of 63 hand-selected titles — role-playing games, racers, multiplayer brawlers and more. The monthly fee is $10 to stream an unlimited number games, and every month, it will add […]

Divinity: Original Sin 2 studio claims it set a Steam RPG record (update)

We’ve seen Bluehole Studio crow about its number of people playing 2017’s biggest gaming phenomenon, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, on Steam. But over the weekend, Divinity: Original Sin 2 made some unexpected noise when it comes to how many people are playing it on Valve’s PC platform. Larian Studios confirmed to GamesBeat today that when its new […]

We can all help with Overwatch’s toxicity — but Blizzard must lead

Recently Blizzard’s Jeff Kaplan spoke in an Overwatch Developer Update video about the issue of toxicity and bad behavior in Overwatch. In it, Kaplan addressed some key improvements being targeted to improve the recently released reporting system for consoles and for reporting and moderating bad behavior overall in the game’s ecosystem. He also conveyed a […]

How to set up Counter-Strike: Global Offensive like the pros

Mouse and video gaming settings can make or break your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive experience, so it’s very important to ensure you have settings that are right for you. It’s also important to recognize that the only way to know these settings and their suitability to you is to play CS:GO and try out each setting. […]

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Early Access review — a seminal shooter

REVIEW: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the biggest gaming stories in the world. It has sold more than 10 million copies since debuting in March. It recently surpassed more than 1 million concurrent players on Steam. And it has caught on as one of the top games in the United States, China, and South Korea. Bluehole […]

Beyond GamesBeat

Cryptocurrency miners are the heroes gamers don’t want but AMD needs

You’re probably just as sick of this whole cryptocurrency mining thing as the rest of us PC gamers. The latest crypto gold rush has seen prices spiralling out of control for new and second-hand graphics cards, and has made it all but impossible to buy a decent AMD GPU, whether that be old Polaris or new Vega. (via PC GamesN)

EA CEO Andrew Wilson joins Intel’s board of directors

U.S. tech giant Intel has added EA chief exec Andrew Wilson to its board of directors, expanding the board to 12 members. Intel brought in Wilson because of his success in transitioning EA from an “offline packaged goods company to a leader in online digital services.” (via Gamasutra)

Build, gather, brawl, repeat: The history of real-time strategy games

The rise and fall of real-time strategy games is a strange one. They emerged gradually out of experiments to combine the excitement and speed of action games with the deliberateness and depth of strategy. Then, suddenly, the genre exploded in popularity in the latter half of the 1990s—only to fall from favor (StarCraft aside) just as quickly during the 2000s amid cries of stagnation and a changing games market. And yet, one of the most popular competitive games in the world today is an RTS, and three or four others are in a genre that branched off from real-time strategy. (via ArsTechnica)

Beast Battle Simulator is exactly what it sounds like

Beast Battle Simulator is a physics playground that hands you dozens of animals, dinosaurs and deadly weapons, and gives you permission to run wild. Pteranodons, miniature dachshunds, bears, sharks and seagulls all await your command. (via Polygon)

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