The Steam Stream Finds Out What The Hell Is Up With Asteroids: Outpost

Today I’m playing a bunch of new Steam releases for your viewing pleasure, foremost among them a first/third-person survival game based on Atari arcade classic Asteroids. Yeah, the one with the little triangle ship. No, I don’t get it either. Watch below.

What Would You Like To See Valve Change About Steam?

Steam is great, but nothing’s perfect. Valve’s beast of a service is colossal, multifaceted, with a million different limbs being pulled in a million different directions. Inevitably, it sometimes falls flat. What features do you wish Valve would add to Steam? Or take away?

Half-Life 2, Now With More Scares (And Big Jumps)

Half-Life 2‘s been around since Kotaku was a bouncing baby blogglette — freshly hatched from its internet egg — but people are still making some brilliant-looking mods for it. Today, one with gut-wrenching atmosphere… and the ability to leap over buildings.

8 Steam Features You Probably Don't Know About

Like the thousands upon thousands of games it hosts, Steam has secrets. It is, on one hand, a brilliant thing, more feature-rich than just about any other gaming platform on the planet. However, as it’s expanded over the years it’s also taken on an infernal-machine-like quality; it’s become this cacophonous conglomerate of bells and whistles, many of which are buried under other bells and whistles. It’s hard to know everything Steam is capable of, is what I’m saying.

Team Fortress 2 Fan Film Is The Best Action Movie I've Seen In Ages

Got 20 minutes? Cool, that’s enough time to watch one of the funnest action movies I’ve seen in ages. And yes, it was made in Team Fortress 2.

Dead Or Alive 5 Is Missing A Bunch Of Features On PC

While it’s nice of Team Ninja to bring Dead or Alive to the PC today with Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, you should be aware that it’s shipping without some key components.

Alien: Isolation And Almost Every Total War Are On Sale

Alien: Isolation is great — my own personal game of the year for 2014. The Total War series: also great.

Good news: they’re all on sale at Steam right now. Big time. Alien: Isolation is 75% off.

Spirits of Xanadu Channels System Shock Levels Of Creepy

The word “Xanadu” is not particularly terrifying, unless the thought of Olivia Newton-John turns your legs into a gelatine-based foodstuff. The System Shock 2-inspired Spirits of Xanadu isn’t letting this get in the way of its scariness however, with the just-released horror shooter making its debut on Steam.

Discounted Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Hits Steam

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 might be in the spotlight now, but Capcom’s also been busy beating a few of the franchise’s other PC releases into shape. A few days ago Resident Evil 5 received some sprucing, with its latest update replacing Games For Windows Live with Steamworks. Oh, and it’s released the Gold Edition of the game.

DC's Infinite Crisis Has Officially Launched. Let's Play.

After an eternity in beta, Turbine’s DC Comics-based MOBA has officially launched, complete with its own Steam page and everything. How about a celebratory stream?