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Metal Gear Solid V Steam release official

Metal Gear Solid V Steam release official

This week the folks at Konami have made it official: Metal Gear Solid 5 will be coming to Steam. PCs will be able to access Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but first we'll see Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Release dates have not yet been shared, but the shorter game will come first, followed by Phantom Pain.

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Alien: Isolation Gamescom trailer assures us of vintage nature

Alien: Isolation Gamescom trailer assures us of vintage nature

If you weren’t aware of the game Alien: Isolation’s ties to the original ALIEN movie by now, The Creative Assembly is happy to remind you today. The trailer you’re about to experience goes by the name "Improvise" and is not representative of gameplay. Instead it’s a "CGI Trailer" resting well within the uncanny valley.

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Inside the Cup: Cuphead is a 1930’s cartoon video game come to life

Inside the Cup: Cuphead is a 1930’s cartoon video game come to life

The visionary production known as Cuphead is a video game made by lovers of 1930's cartoons and hand-drawn, hand-inked artwork. We had a chat with the creators of Cuphead at Studio MDHR, inquiring about their inspiration, their current state of affairs in the gaming industry, and future details on the release of this title.

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Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Five things to know about Alienware’s Alpha console

Gaming PCs may be nothing new, but Alienware is hoping to do something different with its new Alpha console: deliver the flexibility of a PC but with the turn-key convenience of a traditional console. Rather than waiting for Valve to finish SteamOS, NVIDIA opted to create its own Alpha UI so that gamers could control the console from their couch. It's an intriguing strategy, especially as consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 try to extend their own reach into multimedia and entertainment; read on for five Alpha highlights.

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Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

Steam Movies, TV, Music teased: returning to the DEEP

The team at Valve responsible for expanding their command over the multimedia universe may well be making a bit move in the near future. Word from those that monitor the Steam database code suggests that additions have been made with the following keywords: video, film, music, TV series, and plugin.

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DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

DOTA 2 servers are down: if you’re affected, you’re unlucky

This afternoon several servers dedicated to DOTA 2 are down in both the United States and in Europe. At the time this article is published, 5 servers are knocked out in the United States for Steam, while Europe’s servers are down by 6. Online regions for the official DOTA 2 game coordinator are at 13 of 14.

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Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

Valve Source 2 engine soft-launched, rumors run wild

This week Valve has soft-launched Source 2, also known as Source Engine 2, or the next generation of their engine for video games. This software is the base for the next generation of Valve games, very possibly ready for titles like Left 4 Dead 3, Team Fortress 3, and - though it may seem like a long-lost dream, Half-Life 3.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller and a magnetically-attaching SHIELD Cover, the whole collection of which we're having a peek at here.

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Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

Steam is down, it’s not just you – but it is just the store

This morning Steam is down for the count. Not the entirety of Valve’s gaming amalgamation, but the store alone. At this time it does not appear that the store’s downtime will be affecting gameplay in any way. Please feel free to continue blasting your enemies and spinning up next to your opponents.

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Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

Steam Controller nearer release with a new thumbstick

With just about as little fanfare as possible, the folks at Valve have once again updated their design for the Steam Controller. This is the controller that users will be playing with when they engage in action with SteamOS - not required, but recommended by the operating system’s creators. This controller now has a new thumbstick.

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BROFORCE brings pixel heat in testosterone-packed Beta

BROFORCE brings pixel heat in testosterone-packed Beta

The developers at "Free Lives" have created a masterpiece of pixel madness. If we’d not already played Minimum earlier this month, we’d be certain that we’ve reached Peak Pixel. This is BROFORCE, and I hope I’m never caught not typing that game name without all capital letters.

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Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Gaming is a Sport: watch DOTA 2 on ESPN with Valve

Broadcasting live from ESPN3, Valve’s DOTA 2 championship will be the first video game to take part in the sports network’s event coverage. This will begin this Sunday, the 20th of July, on ESPN2, where an exclusive preview of the tournament’s final match will roll out with interviews with the players as well as Valve’s own Game Newell.

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