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Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Batman: Arkham Night for PC pulled, critical issues cited

Games being delayed because of last minute showstoppers are nothing new. In fact, they have almost become expected. But games being suspended almost immediately after launch is definitely not a common occurrence. So when the PC version of a high profile, highly anticipated title like Batman: Arkham Knight gets pulled from shelves just days after its launch, you can bet that something is terribly wrong. And that is exactly what Warner Bros. Interactive is admitting to on Steam when it announced on Steam that it is halting PC sales until issues are ironed out.

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Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

It has begun - Valve and HTC have shipped the first round of Vive VR headsets to developers of all sorts. What you're about to see is a series of photos of the Vive Dev Kit manual, the box, and the headset itself, as shipped to users across the United States, Canada, and abroad. As Valve's Chet Faliszek suggests, "this first wave includes a wide range of developers from major movie studios, triple A developers, to small indie teams working on their first title."

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Every Fallout 4 video, photo, and detail revealed so far

Every Fallout 4 video, photo, and detail revealed so far

Bethesda Softworks reveals Fallout 4, complete with a full-length in-game engine, images, and graphics for the public. What we're going to be doing here is sending over all the details and the images AND the video so you can get it all in one place. Consider this the definitive detail repository for Fallout 4. To begin, you'll want to know that Bethesda Softworks of Rockville, MD, a ZeniMax Media company, has confirmed the GLOBAL release of Fallout 4. Whether or not that means you'll be able to get the game at the same moment on release day worldwide is not yet known. Below you'll see every photo and video released on Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks thus far.

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Steam is Down, with a new Refund Policy to boot

Steam is Down, with a new Refund Policy to boot

Valve's gaming system Steam is down throughout much of Western Europe as the brand introduces a new Refund Policy. One has very little to do with the other, of course, but both should be taken into consideration as you head to your favorite multiplayer game this afternoon. What you're going to see is a lot less competition from your friends in Germany and a lot more chat about how, if a game is less than 2 hours long, you might just be getting the whole experience for free.

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Fallout 4 countdown: is this just an Android game?

Fallout 4 countdown: is this just an Android game?

This morning Bethesda Softworks started the countdown to Fallout 4 - or so it would seem. Through their main Fallout portal online, they've begun a countdown not unlike what they did - in a low key manner - for both Fallout 3 and the Fallout 3 DLC Operation Anchorage. That DLC was released all the way back in 2009. Videos for these releases are attached to code inside the pages up on BethSoft right this minute. So wait a second, Bethesda Softworks, are you releasing a new game, or are you - like several companies over the past few weeks - releasing your already-completed game Fallout 3 to the mobile universe?

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“ARK: Survival Evolved” lets you ride a dinosaur in VR

“ARK: Survival Evolved” lets you ride a dinosaur in VR

The dinosaur-filled "ARK: Survival Evolved" MMO has been announced today with plans for virtual reality involvement on PlayStation 4. This game will be played from a first-person perspective and will have users walking around an ancient landscape with futuristic tools. You'll have "about 60 distinct species" of ancient Earth creature in "a real place that you can walk through, explore, and truly experience in your own way." This is the dinosaur age of video games starting in earnest. This is really happening, and it's happening on the PlayStation 4 with Project Morpheus, Xbox One, and Steam for both PC and Mac systems.

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Steam is down: Web API, Store, Community are all out

Steam is down: Web API, Store, Community are all out

This morning Valve is having a bit of an issue with its Steam Store and Steam Community pages. If you're aiming to play games with friends, you can probably make an attempt, but you'll be really SUPER lucky if you're able. The Steam Database and DB Updater appear to be running as normal, while Steam CMs are at 74% online. Steam Store and Community are either down or Very Slow for most users around the world. That means you, Jimmy. Go outside and play instead.

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See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

See Valve’s Half-Life with new eyes in Black Mesa

Half-Life is one of the seminal games that catapulted Valve into fame, aside from the Steam platform of course. Thanks to the game's engine and its moddability, Half-Life has taken on different forms, some of which try to bring the game forward into the current century. Black Mesa, released in 2012 after 8 years in the woodwork, was one of those mods but now it has taken a life of its own. Presenting Black Mesa, a Steam Early Access game that promises to re-imagine Half-Life as if it were a game created today.

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GOG Galaxy “Steam killer” in beta, everything is optional

GOG Galaxy “Steam killer” in beta, everything is optional

When it comes to PC gaming and distribution, perhaps no name rings louder than Steam. Despite that, not everyone is happy to put all their eggs in Valve's basket, especially when the question of DRM comes up. GOG, which doesn't just do Old Games only anymore, has always challenged that business model and now it's preparing to hit Steam where it hurts the most. After nearly a year since it was first revealed, GOG Galaxy is now partly out of the woodwork, taking everything you might have loved about Steam and making them completely optional.

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Steam developers may now ban users

Steam developers may now ban users

Should a player resort to cheating in a game you make and release to Steam, you now have the power to ban that player from your game. Valve has released this newest ability to developers as of the 29th of April, 2015, and it should be rolling out to all developers by the end of the weekend. This transfers the responsibility of banning users from Valve to the developers of the games, the same people who would be concerned with said cheating in the first place.

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