Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They’re Great

Image: Valve People like to buy games from and play games in Steam, but anyone interested in really poking around the site (like us, it’s our job) has two things they want to know: which games are selling the most copies, and which games are being played the most. Valve’s new “Steam Charts” page puts … Read more

Videogamedunkey, YouTube’s Biggest Video Game Reviewer, Now Wants To Sell Them

The biggest critic in gaming is getting into publishing. Jason “videogamedunkey” Gastrow announced in his latest YouTube video that he and his wife, Leah Gastrow, will run a new indie label called Bigmode dedicated to discovering and evangelizing the best games that haven’t even been made yet. “I’m sick of sitting on the sidelines waiting … Read more

Somehow This Video Game Belly Button Was Too Sexy For Google

Photo: Sophie Artemigi Just a few weeks after Hook Up: The Game released on Android, developer Sophie Artemigi was surprised to see the visual novel flagged for inappropriate sexual content. By the game’s own description, you play as Alex, “a sex positive twenty-something” who matches with her old high school bully on a dating app, … Read more

Other Developers Share Footage Of What Their Games Looked Like Early In Development

Screenshot: YouTube The Grand Theft Auto VI leaks were big news for all kinds of reasons, but one of the more interesting talking points has been the revival of a discussion about how “bad” a game can look in front of the public. Like I said the other day, while there have been and always … Read more

AI-Generated Games Are Starting To Appear On Steam (And It’s Not Going Well)

Screenshot: Cute Pen Games It was bound to happen. AI-generated art pieces are popping up in competitions, despite much controversy, and they’re likely already flooding your social media feeds in some way or form. The big promise behind the ability to generate detailed images with just a few prompts and clicks, after all, is the … Read more

Oh No, Valve Built A Steam Deck For Giants

Image: Valve / Kotaku The Tokyo Game Show begins tomorrow, just as Valve is on the cusp of launching its wildly successful Steam Deck in Asian markets. What better way to flex than by building a super-enormous version of the portable PC to loom large over the show floor? While Valve’s new wunderkind of a … Read more

Square Enix Shutting Down PS5’s Worst Game Before It’s Even A Year Old

Image: Square Enix / Platinum Games Today, publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games finally did what everyone had been predicting from the start: they announced Babylon’s Fall will shut down within its first year. While I’m hardly surprised, it still sucks. People paid $60 for this game just six months ago, and less than … Read more