The Kiev Major, the second and final major of the Dota 2 season before the next International (Dota 2's world cup), is facing a raft of problems. Travel issues, ticket scalpers, and changing dates are dredging up ghosts of majors past.
Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide's $US10 million ($13 million) case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling. Fortunately for those of us who write about video games, Sterling's scathing critique of Digital Homicide's game Slaughtering Grounds won't create precedent for developers slamming critics with million-dollar lawsuits.
Quote is a game about eradicating knowledge. Specifically the knowledge locked away inside books. Why bother re-writing history when you can just destroy it instead?
Arena was Frontier's standalone, player-versus-player version of Elite Dangerous. It's also part of the main game, but back in February 2016, the developer had a crack at releasing the competitive component as its own thing. Now, a year later, Frontier has yanked the title from both the Xbox Store and Steam, citing poor metrics and a desire to reduce its maintenance burden.
I have a lot of trouble saying the word "goodbye". Even when I know I'm probably never gonna see somebody again, I always say, "see you later." I just can't deal with the idea that this might be it. Forever is a long time. Leaving Lyndow, a game about the fine line between "later" and "farewell", hit me hard.
Today, Valve announced that they're killing Steam Greenlight, the user-driven service they use to ferry lesser-known games onto the Steam store. Soon, it will be supplanted by Steam Direct, a service that will allow anyone to pay a fee get their game, well, directly onto Steam. No more votes. This approach, however, creates complications of its own.
There is a prophecy. It says that, once every couple months or so, a new early access survival game will rise to the top of the charts on Steam. Though commoners will decry it as "janky AF," no mortal force will stop its ascent. Anyway, Conan Exiles says hi.