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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Finding games on Steam has always been difficult, but the flood of titles being published on the platform has made discoverability a massive problem for creators and gamers alike. Valve is attempting to improve the situation with a new game recommendation system that relies on AI, rather than user-curated metadata. The AI isn’t given any

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Ouya microconsole was supposed to usher in a new age of gaming — one in which you didn’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on an Xbox or PC to enjoy a high-quality gaming experience. Even though Ouya raised more than $ 8.5 million on Kickstarter, it became clear early on that Ouya wasn’t

Google Reveals Stadia Pricing, Launch Date, and Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Game streaming has been tried before, and it’s never been a smashing success. Google thinks now is the time to launch its own game streaming platform. It unveiled Stadia at GDC several months back, but it left out many key details. In a new live-streamed announcement, Google has revealed pricing, games, and the launch date

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Media Molecule, the Sony studio behind beloved games like LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, has had its hands full these past few years with an ambitious project. Simply called “Dreams,” this new game/toolset takes much of the creative spirit of their previous releases and blows it out to fill a full voxel-driven 3D world. [embedded content] While

Latest Windows 10 Update Kills Performance in Some Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you recently updated your Windows 10 PC and are now having problems in certain games, it may not be anything on your system that changed. The OS update Microsoft pushed on March 1 — KB4482887 (OS Build 17763.348) has known problems in certain games that are leading to massive performance issues. Some players report

Epic Games Freebie Crashes Because of Missing ‘Steam’ Files

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Epic is currently drowning in Fortnite cash, and it’s using this opportunity to mount a challenge to Steam. For more than a decade, Steam has been the uncontested king of online game distribution, and developers have been griping about that with increasing frequency. The Epic game store offers some free titles (in addition Fortnite) to

Nintendo Begins Phasing Out Wii Virtual Console, Making Classic Games Inaccessible

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo launched the Wii in 2006, and with it came the virtual console. Part of the Wii Shop Channel, the virtual console offered a way to enjoy the games of yesteryear, but that era is coming to a close. Nintendo will begin the next phase of shutting down the Wii virtual console today. You can

The 10 Most Technically Impressive Games of 2018

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As the new year begins to sink in, let’s pump the brakes, and highlight a few standout games from 2018. We were pleasantly surprised to have yet another year squeezed full of sensational games, so trimming down the list to 10 technically impressive games was a true challenge. We’ve done this style of list in

The Top 5 Games We Played in 2018

After the knockout 2017 release schedule, many of us thought 2018 would be a quiet year of recovery. Instead, it was stuffed with far too many excellent games for any one person to play. Some games stood head and shoulders above the competition though, and we want to take a moment to praise our most beloved titles. This year, we’re featuring top five lists from Ryan Whitwam, David Cardnal, and

Modders Are Using AI to Overhaul Old Games Textures, With Gorgeous Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the promises of AI is its ability to enhance pre-existing visual detail rather than requiring the painstaking creation of all-new work. While there have been plenty of technical demos on this topic, including prototypes that actually deliver the ‘Enhance’ function TV shows have been claiming already exists for decades, consumer applications remain fewer