PC Gaming

Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

Steam reveals its top 100 best-selling games of 2016

With today marking the end of the Steam winter sale, we're getting a look into which games made the most cash in 2016. Steam has delivered a list of its 100 top sellers, and you might be surprised by a few that topped the ranking. Keep in mind that these 100 games are the highest-grossing games of the year, so you'll see some free-to-play titles sneak into the final group.

Continue Reading

Diablo 3 20th Anniversary brings in-game goodies to other Blizzard titles

Diablo 3 20th Anniversary brings in-game goodies to other Blizzard titles

In celebration of Diablo's 20th Anniversary, Blizzard has announced cross-game promotions with each of its other titles. The Lord of Terror will be featured in all Blizzard titles in one way or another, with some games getting more content than others. Blizzard hasn't revealed when, precisely, these promotions will begin, but it seems safe to assume that they'll kick off on or around December 31, which is the anniversary of the original game's release.

Continue Reading

The Best Games of 2016: Civilization VI

The Best Games of 2016: Civilization VI

The games in the Civilization series can be notoriously difficult to judge. There are so many working parts that the intricacies become overwhelming, and every time I try to describe one of the games to my friends, my explanation tends to collapse under its own weight. It doesn't help that all of the Civilization games thus far have been great, whether they're great at launch or they become great later on in life through expansions and DLC.

Continue Reading

The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

The 10 best games to use a Steam Gift Card on right now

For a lot of PC gamers, Christmas means one thing: Steam gift cards. The holiday season is the perfect time to fill your Steam wallet, too, as we find ourselves smack in the middle of the Steam winter sale. With nearly 16,000 games on sale, there's a truly overwhelming number of options, so here are a few ideas that might help you get your spending spree rolling.

Continue Reading

Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Steam is down amid its biggest sale of the year [Update]

Bad news for those of you looking to snag some tasty gaming deals: Steam is down at the moment. If you're having a problem accessing the store, any of Steam's community features, or game servers based on Steamworks, the good news is that this problem isn't on your end. The bad news is that this seems to be a fairly massive outage, and there's no word when Steam will come back.

Continue Reading

Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

Steam’s Winter sale 2016 has begun: Hide your wallets!

As the all-knowing PayPal foretold, the Steam winter sale for 2016 has begun. Like all the sales before it, this one brings plenty of discounts on much of Steam's catalog. The sale will last until January 2nd as well, giving you plenty of time to consider your options.

Continue Reading

Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 DLC: Poland culture bombs, Vikings conquer Europe

Civilization 6 is getting its first premium DLC today, and Poland is the star of the show. It seems that Civilization 6 will follow the same DLC structure as that of its predecessor, offering inexpensive civilization and scenario packs alongside more costly expansions. Poland is the first add-on civilization to the game, and it's bringing some potentially overpowered traits with it.

Continue Reading

Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

For a real-time strategy "spin off" of a first-person shooter game, you'd think that Halo Wars would be a perfect fit for PC gaming. But it took Microsoft Studios nearly 8 long years to sort that out. No matter, because Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is hitting the venerable PC February next year. Even better, you could already be playing it now before everyone else. That is, if you put in a pre-order for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition as well.

Continue Reading

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

Steam winter sale 2016 start date confirmed by PayPal

For gamers, no holiday season is complete without the Steam winter sale, and now we know when this year's event is going to kick off. Steam's holiday sale is usually its biggest of the year, typically offering two weeks of deep discounts on most of its game catalog. Thanks to PayPal's UK arm, we know that the festivities begin later this week.

Continue Reading

Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Street Fighter V will shame rage quitters with public profile icon

Even almost a year after launch, Street Fighter V still has problems dealing with rage quitters, or those players who leave a match before its completion, either out of pure frustration or to avoid the penalties of losing. In the months since the game's release, developer Capcom implemented changes to make sure rage quitters were appropriately punished, but poor sportsmanship continues to be a downer for those who play online.

Continue Reading

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. Blizzard teased the event earlier this much without giving anything away, but now we're getting a slew of details with the event is going live. Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event for Overwatch and runs from today, December 13, to January 2.

Continue Reading

Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Strafe is a procedurally-generated FPS with graphics out of 1996

Gamers who like first-person shooters have no shortage of the biggest, most graphic-intensive titles to choose from these days, but the upcoming indie game Strafe should appeal to those longing for the early years of the genre, when games like id's Quake were the big thing. At first glance, Strafe's low-res, pixelated graphics will have you wondering how old the game is, but after a few seconds of gameplay, its modern-day mechanics and effects become apparent.

Continue Reading