Steam Bans Scammers After Developer Shady Game Reveals Resale

Image: Valve / Kotaku Earlier this week, a developer’s Twitter thread about shady Steam curators possibly lying to get free game codes went viral. in the thread, use a bit of a stitch-like operation to back up his suspicions, the developer theorized that these shady curators are taking and selling game keys rather than using … Read more

Steam Bans Scammers After Developer Shady Game Reveals Resale

Image: Valve / Kotaku Earlier this week, a developer’s Twitter thread about shady Steam curators possibly lying to get free game codes went viral. in the thread, use a bit of a stitch-like operation to back up his suspicions, the developer theorized that these shady curators are taking and selling game keys rather than using … Read more

Steam pulls game after Dev’s transphobic frenzy against Keffals

Screenshot: Dolphin Barn Incorporated Well now well. If it’s not the consequences of an asshole’s own actions. On August 31, the developer behind the gladiator game Domina patch notes posted that including a transphobic screed offensive trans-streamer Clara “Keffals” Sorrenti. Last night some Twitter users discovered that Domina was removed from Steam, stating that this … Read more

Developer yells on Steam about Keffals, transphobia for some reason

Screenshot: Dolphin Barn Incorporated / Steam Dominaa small indie game on steam about how to manage gladiators has started trending online recently, but not because it’s a really good game or because it got a cool update or anything like that. Nope, instead the developer behind the game has recorded a wild and shitty rant … Read more

Developer yells on Steam about Keffals, transphobia for some reason

Screenshot: Dolphin Barn Incorporated / Steam Dominaa small indie game on steam about how to manage gladiators has started trending online recently, but not because it’s a really good game or because it got a cool update or anything like that. Nope, instead the developer behind the game has recorded a wild and shitty rant … Read more

Episode three Concept Art appears online

The “BreenGrub”Image: David McGreavy / Valve / Kotaku Avid Valve fan and collector David McGreavy just shared a slew of unseen concept art for Half-Life 2: Episode Three and other unreleased Valve projects as part of his effort to preserve this history for the future. Over a decade ago, Valve began releasing smaller episodic sequels … Read more

Dev Explains How Steam Curator Reviewers Can Be Scammers

Steam is both an easy-to-use digital game storefront and a rabbit hole of dark shit, filled with weird, archaic relics of past ideas. Valve never got around to finishing or improving it. An example of this is the curator system. Most users barely interact with it, but recently an indie developer believes the system is … Read more

Steam developer banned from forums by Valve for ‘offensive’ comments

Screenshot: Dolphin Barn Incorporated / Kotaku Getting criticized for your own creative work can be a challenge. I should know. But when responding to criticism involves knocking down marginalized communities, or conducting arbitrary, unrelated, political diatribes that recklessly bash people trying to stay sane and safe during the ongoing pandemic, that’s a limit, according to … Read more

Steam is giving away free game with VR version

Steam is giving away what are essentially two games at no extra cost, they are literally free video games. Steam has a reputation for being one of the best places to play games on PC, thanks in large part to its great storefront. Not only is it filled with thousands of great games, but the … Read more

Steam’s new rules are changing how games stand out

Image: Valve / Kotaku Yesterday, Valve released an update for developers who sell in their store. From September 1 of this year, “banner images”, also known as “capsules” in Steamworks, is limited to including a variety of awards, current sales, and more. In the announcement of the policy change, the House of Gordon Freeman argues … Read more