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Explore the unknown in the Darkwood Early Access

Another day, another Early Access game! Darkwood is a game which takes place in some creepy woods in Soviet Bloc territory. What the hell is going on there?

Tired of heartbreak at the hands of humans? Find love with pigeons instead!

Typing that title felt just as ridiculous as it sounds. Ever heard of Hatoful Boyfriend? It was a visual novel/dating simulator back in 2011, created by Hato Moa. You take the role of a human girl who starts attending St. PigeoNation’s Institute. The catch? All other attendees are pigeons.

Steam not charging local digital tax, yet

The gaming community was in a state of uproar earlier this year when it was revealed that we would start being charged the standard 14% VAT on digital purchases on the 1st of April this year.

Do you remember TIM, well it’s back as Contraption Maker

If you’re anywhere near as old as I man you probably spent far more hours than you should have done playing TIM, better known as The Incredible Machine.

Super Time Force Ultra announced for PC

Gentlemen, there is a game on the way. A game that will test you to your limits. A game that will have you dying over and over again as you rewind your timestream like a suicidal character on Doctor Who. That game is Super Time Force Ultra. And it’s headed to your PC.

Cancelled Sniper Elite 3 keys start price-fixing claims

There are a ton of advantages to going digital. Such as not having to go outside (IT’S COLD!) as you stay safe and secure in your lair. But there are a ton of disadvantages to this system as well, depending on your bandwidth or dodgy line connection. Add pulled game redemption keys to that list of cons as well.

Steam Phishing gets automated

The Steam Sale is hitting its peak and people are practically living on Steam - did you vote yet and get another card? Well, someone might be trying to get your cards, and more, and the phishing scam has gotten even easier to fall for.

Like a rolling stone, here comes Rock Simulator 2014

We take a lot of our games for granite these days. Slate of the art visuals leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of a game that will make other titles shale in comparison. But simulator games crag me up, what with their various attempts to soil the genre by unearthing a new genre that no publisher has excavated before. And thus, we finally have a potential diamond in the rough in the form of Rock Simulator.

The Hit List – Top Five Steam Summer Games to own

It’s that time of the year. That time when the almighty Gaben brings forth seasonal discounts and games that you’d be crazy to not buy but it’s totally cool to ignore them once you have them, m’kay? There are a ton of big-name games out right now with slashed prices. As well as some smaller ones which also deserve a look. Here’s five of the best that we found.

Brace yourselves – The Steam Summer Sale is here

It may be colder than my attitude towards donating charitably to human rights organisations, but it’s about to get a little hot in here. Prepare your wallets and start lubing up your credit card account folks, because the heat is indeed on in the Steam Summer Sale.

GoG launches DRM-Free gaming client

CD Projekt's Good Old Games, or GOG for short peddles old games - and many of you jumped onboard for the ridiculously cheap games and awesome nostalgia on offer. However, without Steam achievements and the ability to chat with friends, it wasn't for all of you. Now, GoG is letting you have it all.

Are there too many games on Steam?

Steam is a bit of an open market. The services front-page is littered with games you’ve never heard of and don’t care about – though many may be barely-hidden gems. Since the inception of Steam Greenlight it’s gotten worse, and there are perhaps just too many games available on the platform. Very many of them are complete twaddle. Some users and even game-makers think Valve needs to adopt a heavier-handed approach to content curation. Garry Newman, the chap behind Garry’s Mod and Rust thinks Valve would be “insane” to impose content restrictions.

Who will be to blame when indie gaming collapses?

I keep hearing articles about how the indie scene is doomed. People compare the current indie renaissance with what gaming went through in the 80s - it's a cautionary tale telling developers not to get used to the money, the bubble will burst. Okay, but why? And who will be to blame?

PSA: Steam has slashed prices on your favourite games

I still remember the days before I had Steam. I used to share an account with my husband, so I never saw all the sales, didn't get those emails saying that games in my wish list were on sale. Now, I have to practice all the self control, because I could easily buy far too many awesome games, especially at these prices.

FFD: Do pre-order incentives matter?

In an age of Steam sales and PlayStation Plus it’s getting harder and harder for publishers to convince gamers to buy games brand new. One of they ways they try to do just that is through pre-order incentives. Buy the game new and you’ll get some plastic bauble, a map or an art book or, increasingly, some sort of digital extra for the game you’re purchasing. Do these matter to you?