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What’s Up With Those Horny RPGMaker Games on Steam?

If you’ve browsed Steam for any amount of time, you might have spotted some titles on the New and Trending lists that appear to simply be hastily-made RPGMaker games, only with anime boobs. Maybe you left it at that — or maybe, like me, you were curious about who makes…

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Rollerdrome Is an Extreme Sports Ballet in Bullet Time

Rollerdrome, from OlliOlli World developer Roll7, is a game that involves wheels and guns (the peanut butter and jelly of gaming) and manages to feel both new and familiar all at once in the best ways. And that is great news for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the likes of Tony…

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Oddada Looks Like The Perfect Little Musical Terrarium

It’s rare when a thing comes across my radar that just drifts gracefully into my wheelhouse and Oddada might just be the magical musical fidget cube for my life right now. As someone who went through the hell of moving within New York City for the thousandth time (with COVID…

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You Can Migrate Your Bethesda Games to Steam, But It’s Kind of Messy

As the Bethesda Launcher is sunsetting on May 11, meaning that you won’t be able to play any Bethesda games after said date, you can now transfer your library to Steam. While the process sounds fairly simple on paper, many players are encountering all sorts of errors. The support Twitter…

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How to Migrate Your Bethesda Launcher Games to Steam

Starting April 27, you can now migrate your Bethesda Launcher games to Steam. The developer’s own launcher is sunsetting on May 11, which means you’ll no longer be able to play games from there, but you can already begin the transfer to Steam. This guide explains how it all works,…

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Fraud, Volatility Predictably Led to Steam’s NFT and Crypto Bans

Steam ended its Bitcoin support years ago and banned games “built on blockchain technology that issue or allow exchange of cryptocurrencies or NFTs” in October 2021. Now, Valve president Gabe Newell is providing a little more insight into those decisions, explaining how rampant fraud and volatility led to their policy.…

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You can now watch Gamer (and many other movies) to your heart’s content on Steam

There are also some minor titles like The Hunger Games and Kill Bill in the catalog, but why watch those when you can watch Leonidas versus Dexter in an X-Files episode gone wrong?

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Steam’s Two-Hour Refund Policy Continues to Hurt Developers of Small Games

Steam’s refund policy can be incredibly useful in helping you save money on games that aren’t for you. Unfortunately, despite good intentions, it disproportionately impacts developers of small games. Emika Games, developer of Summer of ’58, is one of those developers. On August 26, they announced they will be taking…

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The Steam Deck Is Fucking Huge and Probably Runs Control for 2 Hours

Today Valve dropped the news that it’s making yet another piece of black plastic: the Steam Deck. This time it’s a handheld (though I use the term loosely) starting at $399 (though anyone actually using it will probably pay more than that). The device is very reminiscent of the Nintendo…

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Exiled Game Devotion Now on Direct Sale From Developer

Buckle in, because we got some setup on this one. Two years ago, Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games released Devotion on Steam, a first-person horror title that was a spiritual follow up to the critically-liked Detention. Upon Devotion’s release, its Steam reviews were extremely positive, but slowly started shifting toward the negative in…

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Valheim’s Developers on Popularity, Polygons, and People

There’s no strict science to a game’s success. Every developer hopes their game will become the next viral sensation — on every Twitch stream, millions of sales in a matter of weeks, and concurrent player numbers through the roof — but it’s easy to want things and much harder to…

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Steam Link Guide – How to Unlink Your Origin Account From Steam

There are a ton of accounts, launchers, and services available in this modern age of gaming. From Valve to Ubisoft to Rockstar to EA to Epic Games, it seems like every major publisher has developed a launcher on PC for their games. While some will simply stick with one, others…

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Steam Summer Sale 2020 Best Deals – 30 Best Indie Games to Buy

Hey folks! The Steam Summer Sale is well underway. We’ve already addressed a lot of the biggest, bestest Steam Summer Sale deals. But we want to give some love to the smaller games as well. !ere are some of our top picks for what Indie Games you should grab while…

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Steam Summer Sale 2020 Best Deals – 30 Best Games to Buy

It’s that time of the year again! Where wallets are wasted, dollars are decimated, and our digital library is expanded with a bunch of games we will never touch. Valve’s Steam Summer Sale has officially begun, so it’s once again time to scour this service for the best deals available.…

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After Half-Life: Alyx, Only Less Than 2% of Steam Users Own VR Headsets

Half-Life: Alyx has added nearly one million VR users to Steam, making it a record gain for the platform. Interestingly, however, is that despite this, only 1.9% of Steam users own VR headsets. The data comes from Valve’s recent hardware survey, which has been collected and analyzed through Road to…

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One Year Later, Valve Details an Upcoming Artifact 2.0 Beta

Y’all remember Artifact? It was Valve’s foray into the world of computer-based collectible card games, designed by Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and loosely based on the characters and concepts of DOTA 2. It came out on November 28, 2018 for PC, macOS, and Linux, and unfortunately for Valve…

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Fanbyte Evening News March 30, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed below. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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Steam On Chromebooks May Be Very Real One Day

Did you really think your kid or cousin’s Chromebook would be safe from video games for long? Forget Cool Math Games or YouTube marathons of gaming videos. Now, there’s a chance kids will be able to play Steam on Chrome OS, aka Chromebooks’ operating system, if the product development team…

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Mildly Helpful Changes Coming to How Steam Handles Soundtracks

In keeping with years-long tradition, Valve today finally got around to implementing the bare minimum amount of expected functionality for one of its flagship platform’s services. From now on (sorta, I’ll get to that in a second), soundtracks on Steam may no longer be classified as DLC for their respective…

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Human Trashcan Pleads Guilty to Blowing Campaign Funds on Games

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, Republican of California, plead guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds for the benefit of himself and his family, according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice. Hunter’s wife, Margaret Hunter, who served as her husband’s campaign finance manager…

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