From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.
Michael Booth joins Anna Sweet, CEO of Bad Robot Games, on a journey from Valve to VR to JJ.
That blasted garden gnome is going to space for real this time.
There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.
The publisher asserts more heroes are coming, and at a more regular cadence.
Hoist a pitchfork, grab some pills, and go to town on those zombies.
The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.
The Last Stand follows 11 years after the game released.
Runner Buffet Time had to physically fit through glitches in the environment.
The narrative trek through the woods is getting another shot at the cinema.
On top of Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3, the studio abandoned something in a new genre.
That's a lot of vertical slices.
Seems like some Portal will be in the mix too?
Also, EA Access via Steam isn't ready just yet.
There's a pretty special new update for Valve's game.
The next version of Artifact isn't too far off.
Tinkerers are getting silly with one of Half-Life: Alyx's coolest VR toys: a baby grand piano.
Valve hasn't found "any reason for players to be alarmed or avoid the current builds" of either game.
The digital event is teasing more platforms to come.
Jake Rodkin says there'll be more info about the updated mod tool soon.
This 7th grade teacher, now stuck teaching online, has found a way to spice up his lesson plan with a trip to City 17.
Some big changes are coming to the Dota card game.
We talk to modding experts about the potential impact of Half-Life: Alyx on the nascent VR modding community.
Only your most recently played games will pull down updates right away.
We talked with Erik Wolpaw and Chris Remo about Jeff, some beloved Half-Life characters, and Alyx's shocking final scene.
Half-Life: Alyx is a prequel, but it has implications for the whole series. Here's what's going on in the story and backstory of this virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series.
If you don't have a VR-ready PC and a headset, one of these might be the right streamer or let's play series for you.
In Half-Life: Alyx, Darby plays a character whose culinary interests are… interesting, let's say. Are you eager to try some Headcrab stew?
There were several attempts to make a third episode.
Writer Erik Wolpaw and designer Chris Remo on casting characters old and new, Campo Santo's influence, and more.
Half-Life: Alyx doesn't go overboard with its nostalgia plays, but it has a few. These are the best of them.
After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.
Writer Erik Wolpaw shares his syllabus (of sorts) for Half-Life: Alyx.
Edge reports it's internally being called Artifact 2.
Remember Trespasser? Imagine that, but with *good* physics.
Steam just crossed 20 million concurrent users for the first time ever, a record that'll likely be smashed again soon.
In a new interview with Tested, Valve opens up a bit about ensuring Alyx is playable for as many folks as possible.
"We do expect available stock to sell out Monday due to high demand."
At PAX East 2020, we caught up with Black Mesa project lead Adam Engels less than a week before the official release of the long in-development Half-Life remake.
Valve's Robin Walker doesn't see this as the last of Half-Life.
There are about 20 minutes of new, varied VR gameplay to feast your eyes on.
Sam is getting some Half-Life goodies.
You have chosen, or have been chosen, as one of our finest urban centers…
All the better to keep growing your backlog.
Seems like Artyom left Steam only yesterday…
A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it. Now updated for 2020!
I cannot wait to mod this game.
The Switch backend seems to be leaving some folks in the dark.
The autobattler has been slowly bleeding players.
Reach out and touch crab.
The VR-exclusive Half-Life won't share more info as part of tonight's festivities after all.
Ghosts, games, and Grimes are all set to show up at some point.
Valve's controller will be missed by someone, I'm sure.
The core changes to Dota's formula feel like Dota 3 in disguise.
Explore the world through Alyx's eyes.
It had an annoying cliffhanger, no doubt. Then, Valve made things worse.
EA has altered the deal. Pray it alters it further?
"Worldwide fraud networks have recently shifted to using CS:GO keys to liquidate their gains."
Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.
I can finally school my online pals in Pyre.
One may no longer be the loneliest number.
Several issues with the Chinese Warframe community brought on a torrent of negativity.
Some extra help is coming for those sifting through massive backlogs.
He hopes the maligned card game can still find an audience.
Supergiant's Hades aiming for v1.0 sometime next year.
The big question isn't who's next, but what's next?
The PC release will lag behind consoles again, though not as long this time.
Getting discovered on Steam is getting harder and harder these days, it seems.
It seems only Vive will need SteamVR to run through the Epic Store.
It might get a little easier to find your diamond in the rough.
They're also scrapping one stretch goal in favor of some others.
The 70/30 split is "outrageous," says Fredrik Wester.
Not surprising, given Dota's history with passes.
Here's our list of all the best deals from the new Steam sale, which is part of the Steam Summer Sale 2019.
Indie devs say Steam's new summer sale contest is hurting their games.
We can all agree Team Corgi is best, though.
Twitch reveals the extent of the damage caused by the Artifact stream attack.
Underlords takes the tried-and-true Valve approach, for all that entails.
Valve officially enters the Auto Chess race.
The original Auto Chess team is switching to a different platform.
Assassin's Creed: Unity is getting positive reviews, but is it a review bomb?
The next step in a long line of mod succession is a big one.
Valve and Drodo couldn't work together on an Auto Chess game, so Valve is making its own.
Stream your Steam games to your iOS devices.
Something new is probably coming at this year's International.