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Sid Meier s Steam Charts: Sid Meier s Sid Meier s Edition

The game you like isn’t as good as the game I like. When you like the game you like, you are made to look a fool!Find out why in this week’s Steam Charts. (more…)

Deadmau5 apologizes for homophobic slur on Twitch and the meltdown that followed

Update: In a new message posted to Reddit, Deadmau5 said that after cooling down and reflecting, he realized that both his initial outburst, and his "non-apology," were out of line.   "I realize that trying to somewhat dismiss it as 'gamer culture' was even worse. I don't know why I did that. But I do know it was stupid and insensitive and I feel even more ashamed. This was my worst moment," he wrote."As for twitch, they had every right to ban me for that, it was clearly in violation of their terms…

Deadmau5 has meltdown after Twitch suspension for homophobic slur

EDM star Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, has announced he will no longer use Twitch, after he was suspended from the platform for using a homophobic slur during a PUBG match. During that PUBG match, Deadmau5 reportedly accused a player of stream sniping, adding that they were a "fucking cock-sucking stream sniper f**". Shortly after the Twitch suspension Deadmau5 took to his subreddit where he posted a now-deleted screed. Within the very lengthy diatribe, Deadmau5 appears to rule out any further dealings…

Rocket League's long-awaited cross-platform party system arrives this month

Rocket League's long-awaited cross-platform party feature will finally be heading to Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC on February 19th, as part of the incoming Friends Update, developer Pysonix has announced.Rocket League's cross-platform party system, which was originally expected to launch last year, is an extension of the cross-platform features introduced to the game in January. That initial update enabled players to randomly matchmake with or against each, regardless of platform, across all available…

Friends Update Coming February 19

You’ve asked for it, and it’s almost here. The Friends Update will go live in Rocket League to make Cross-Platform Parties a reality on February 19 (pending first-party certification)!

All Your Friends In One Place

The Friends Update will bring a new Friends List to the main menu. Here, you’ll be able to see the online status of all of your Rocket League friends regardless of their platform. The Friends List is split into four tabs: Friends, RocketID, Recent Players, and Alerts.
The Friends…

Steam Charts: The Worst Ever Edition

I took it for granted. I knew I shouldn’t, I think I even knew I was doing it at the time. But last week, when the charts were filled with new and interesting games, pushing out the tired and bloated titles, I didn’t take the time to recognise what we had. And now, as can only be the direct responsibility of my careless credulity, everything has fallen apart.This week’s charts are the worst I’ve ever seen. And I’m sorry. I’m… look, I’m just sorry. (more…)

PUBG scoops Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has topped Valve's 2018 Steam Awards as its overall Game of the Year.Launched alongside Steam's 12th Annual Winter Sale in early December, players were invited to select their favourites across eight categories, including game of the year, best developer, and 'better with friends'. All participants were rewarded with a set of digital trading cards as a thank you for voting."Best Developer proved to be a highly-contested category with a lot of close calls among the top…

The Steam Awards show was short and to the point

While last year’s Steam Awards were just a poll on the store, Valve are stepping up their game this year. Starting in a few minutes (at the time of writing) is the Steam Awards 2018 show, broadcasting live on the company’s own Steam TV site. While I doubt there’ll be anything as surprising as Epic’s coup at the Game Awards before the holidays, there’s still a chance for unexpected announcements in there, plus I’m curious just how fancy the show will be. Tune in here on Steam TV – the show starts…

The Inaugural Spring Season of Collegiate Rocket League is Here!

What a year 2018 was for Collegiate Rocket League (CRL)! After the first ever National Championship in Arlington, Texas (where the crowd was the true star), we were left wanting more CRL. To fuel that competitive fire in 2019, we’re launching the inaugural Spring Season of CRL for universities across the United States and Canada!
We’re taking a different approach compared to the Fall Season. The Spring Season will be focused on finding four conference champions to claim their share of $50,000…

PUBG weapons guide (Update #25): weapon stats, PUBG best weapons, Bizon stats, G36C stats, and more

There is such a diverse array of guns, attachments, scopes, and class of weapon in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds that keeping track of it all can be tricky even for more experienced players. Most recently Update #25 has added yet another new weapon, the Bizon SMG, along with the new Canted Sight attachment, and players are still working to get to grips with these newcomers on the battlefield.Our PUBG weapons guide provides a comprehensive overview of every weapon in PUBG, from the Bizon to the AWM…

Steam Charts: Fishy Wishies Edition

It worked! Everyone, it worked! The sacrifices we all made, they were all worth it. Some said we were fools to ritually slaughter those Fortnite players and smear our naked bodies with their blood and entrails, but look! No GTA V in the Steam Charts! And no Monster Hunter World! Sure, there’s still flipping Clancy Siege, and obviously nothing short of sacrificing a god could take out Plunkbat, but it’s a chart filled with fresh, new and even lovely games! (more…)

Changelog 2/3/19

Changelog for 2/3/2019

We've been overwhelmed by the support and response to our Scouting Combine!  With that in mind, we put a lot of effort into improving the experience of both players and the venues in advance of the event.

All the Nvidia RTX ray tracing and DLSS games confirmed so far

With the arrival of the RTX 2060, we now have four [cms-block] cards that can take advantage of the GPU giant’s cool new graphics features, such as their reflection-enhancing ray tracing magic and performance-boosting DLSS tech. But not all games can do both things at the same time, and many more still have no confirmed support for ray tracing and DLSS at all. So I thought I’d do the hard work for you and put everything in a nice, big list, detailing every ray tracing and DLSS game confirmed so…

Playerunknown s Battlegrounds adds Vikendi night variant

The moonlit version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds map Vikendi has launched in the main version of the game, after a week on the test server. Green rays of aurora borealis dance across the sky, the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, and the mid-sized snowy map doesn’t play too differently but it does look jolly nice. This update also reworks item spawn rates on Vikendi, making assault rifles more common while SMGs and DMRs become less so. Vikendi and Erangel get a new SMG too, though the…

Update #25 - Now Live!

PUBG's latest content release, Update #25, is now available on live servers.

You can take a look at some of what Update #25 has to offer in the Patch Preview Video below. For full patch notes, check out this link. This update brings a loot rebalance to Vikendi, increasing AR spawn rates while reducing SMG spawns, Level 3 helmets, and Level 3 Vests.
In addition, a brand new SMG, the Bizon, will now spawn on Vikendi and Erangel, and players can now experience…

2XP Weekend Starts January 31

Hello, everyone! We hope you’re ready to have double the fun with another Double XP Weekend! We’re kicking off February with 2XP all weekend long!
With 2XP starting Thursday, January 31 at 2 p.m. PST (10 p.m. UTC), you’ll earn double the amount of base experience in all Casual, Competitive, and Extra Mode Playlist matches via the “+100% special event” XP bonus. We just passed the halfway point of Rocket Pass 2. With 2XP Weekend, you’ll be unlocking your Rocket Pass tiers even faster!

PUBG Report lets you see all the streamers you ve murdered

Kill-cams in shooters are fun, but PUBG Report – a web-app that tracks when and where streamers get shot in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – is just for farming schadenfreude. Using Plunkbat’s extensive database of who killed what and where, all you need to do is plug an in-game name into the page here. If they’ve killed or been killed by anyone that was streaming within the past two weeks, you’ll see the report, and be able to tune into the recorded stream to see how it played out. For once, you…

Introducing RLCS Season 7 As we leave 2018 and all of its amazing plays in the rearview mirror, it’s time for us to look ahead at what’s on the horizon for Rocket League Esports. Without further ado, we’re proud to announce Season 7 of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS)!
We’re back with over $1,000,000 in prizing up for grabs, but the landscape of the RLCS is changing as we continue to bring more competitive Rocket League to players around the globe. Following our…

Find out if you've killed a streamer with this PUBG app

In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and most multiplayer games, there are few things as unpleasant as being murdered by a streamer. Maybe you’ve just helped someone get their fifth subscriber, or perhaps your embarrassing death has just been transmitted to thousands of people who now think you’re rubbish. Conversely, it’s great when the tables are turned and you get the drop on them in front of an audience. But unless their name’s a giveaway, how can you tell you’ve taken out a streamer? That’s where…

World’s First Global Esports Skills and Scouting Combine to Launch in March

Indianapolis, IN – January 29, 2019 – Indiana-based Harena Data has announced the first of a quarterly series of esports scouting combine events that will invite players from around the world to compete and test their gaming skills in order to find professional esports opportunities and collegiate scholarships.  The first GYO Esports Skills Combine will take place over the course of ten days, from March 1 – March 10.  Over 350 video game centers worldwide will become recruiting hubs and scouting locations for the event and will invite participants to compete in their local or regional gaming centers for prizes, notoriety, and future pro contracts, much like a “Star Search” for esports.