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

$300 For A Cloud-Only Gaming Handheld Sure Is Optimistic, Logitech

Having a (relatively) small device that can play basically any big game on it is a cool idea, and that’s what I love about Valve’s Steam Deck. But the Deck can be a bit bulky, and its battery just doesn’t last sometimes. Plus it doesn’t work easily with Xbox Game Pass. So the idea of … 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

Steam Deck May Be The Best Way To Play Disney Dreamlight Valley (With Some Tweaks)

Image: Valve / Disney/ Gameloft / Kotaku The recently released multiplatform life-sim, Dreamlight Valley, is a bit Animal Crossing, a bit Stardew Valley, and a whole lot of Disney. It’s also the kind of game you might want to play while watching a TV show, multitasking with a handheld console. But while it did come … Read more

Steam Bans Scammers After Dev Reveals Potential Shady Game Reselling

Image: Valve / Kotaku Earlier this week, a developer’s Twitter thread about shady Steam curators who potentially lie to get free game codes went viral. In the thread, using a bit of a sting-like operation to support his suspicions, the dev theorized that these shady curators take game keys and sell them instead of using … Read more