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Steam drops Bitcoin as $13k BTC milestone passed

Steam drops Bitcoin as $13k BTC milestone passed

Bitcoin has been dominating the news a lot lately, thanks mostly the the extreme fluctuations it's been making in value. Just before we entered December, Bitcoin climbed to $10,000 - an all-time high on that day - and now, just six days into the new month, Bitcoin has surpassed $13,000. Bitcoin has had something of a volatile rise throughout the latter half of 2017, and now that's making some people, and companies, a little frustrated.

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PUBG’s new desert map has been detailed and it sounds intense

PUBG’s new desert map has been detailed and it sounds intense

We've known about the new desert map coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for quite some time, but now it finally looks like we're closing in on release. The map is scheduled to get a larger reveal tomorrow during the 2017 Game Awards, but in the meantime, PUBG developer Bluehole has shared some new details and screenshots. Chief among those details is the map's name: Miramar.

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Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam has launched an "Autumn Deal" that includes a huge discount on the Steam Link, its small device for streaming a game from a PC to a TV. How much of a discount? The device, which is typically $49.99 USD, is currently priced at $4.99 USD. The Steam Controller has also been discounted, though not quite so extensively, and there's a discounted bundle with the two together if you're in need of both.

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PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

PUBG teases new desert map with screenshots

The hit PC game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is due to finally leave early access before the year ends, and although we're still waiting on a solid date, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene himself has shared a handful of new images of the shooter's upcoming map set in the desert. While the map was originally revealed back in July, the new screenshots give a much better impression of what players can expect from the environment.

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World of Final Fantasy comes the PCs via Steam

World of Final Fantasy comes the PCs via Steam

Once upon a time, you needed to have a specific brand of console in order to play a Final Fantasy title. Today, you can find many of those even on smartphones and, of course, PCs. Aiming to spread its franchise to as many types of gamers as possible, Square Enix has released or re-released FF games on almost every platform, the latest one being last year’s World of Final Fantasy that will either make you cringe or fall in love with the game’s unique visual treatment.

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Guacamelee 2 trailer featured for PS4 with release info

Guacamelee 2 trailer featured for PS4 with release info

This morning we're having a peek at one of several new games announced for PlayStation 4 - a fan favorite: Guacamelee! The second installment in the game series features a whole lot more Mexican wrestling action with some co-op multiplayer madness dropping in from alternate dimensions. For those that have not played the first game - it is beyond strange, in a very good way.

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Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

Steam Sale Halloween event is full of spooky games and horror movies

We're now in the midst of one of the three Steam Sale events leaked recently in a Reddit forum. The other is, of course, Thanksgiving's own Black Friday, followed by a Winter Sale. Generally the Winter event is one of the bigger two of the year - but the one we're in right this minute isn't too shabby itself.

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Steam digital gift cards just made the holidays easy

Steam digital gift cards just made the holidays easy

The ability to gift Steam games is one that's been around for a long time, but the problem is that Steam's catalog is intimidatingly large. It can be difficult to pick out a game that you know your friend will like, especially when there's so much to pick from. Steam is doing something to alleviate that issue (at least somewhat) by rolling out digital gift cards today.

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Steam Sale dates list leaks weeks in advance

Steam Sale dates list leaks weeks in advance

Prepare your wallets, because it's nearly time for Steam sales to return. The last major sale that Steam hosted was its annual Summer Sale, and at the end of this year, the Winter Sale will close out 2017 and bring us into the new year. Today the dates for the Steam Winter Sale leaked out, along with dates for two (presumably smaller) sales that will happen in the lead up to the holidays.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 springs back to life thanks to Disney

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 springs back to life thanks to Disney

It would appear that Disney has revived a classic Star Wars game from the past. Not to be confused with the modern Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (which is coming up later this year), Disney has brought the multiplayer servers for 2005's Battlefront 2 back online. Those servers were run by GameSpy up until its shut down back until 2014, and in the time since then, those who wanted to play Battlefront 2 online had to rely on GameRanger.

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Left Alive’s Metal Gear artist mechs have us super-intrigued

Left Alive’s Metal Gear artist mechs have us super-intrigued

Square Enix arrived at the Tokyo Game Show prepared, it seems. Not only did it reveal that Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4 today, but it also announced that it has a new shooter in the works. The game is called Left Alive, and it'll be launching for PS4 and PC sometime next year.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds breaks Steam record for most concurrent players

Steam's all-time record for the most concurrent players has been broken by the game that almost everyone is talking about these days: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds' growth has shown no signs of slowing down. The multiplayer shooter has become one of Twitch's most-viewed games, and just last week it reached the 1 million concurrent players milestone on Steam.

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