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The Colonists Review

I’ll admit off the bat, I haven’t historically been a fan of city management games. Oh I played Sim City 2000 as a kid but that was mostly so I could use god mode and see how many disasters I could spawn at once. So imagine my surprise when I booted up Colonists, a cutesy new city building game from new developer Codebyfire and publisher Mode 7 (best known for Frozen Synapse) and got hooked immedi...[Read More]

Orphan

A 2D sci-fi platformer about a young boy who may be the last survivor of an alien invasion. Under the cover of night, he ventures out in search of other life and to seek revenge against the machines that have taken over the Earth.

Brazilian Government Calls for Removal of Steam Game

Valve’s policies on what is acceptable on the Steam store are once again a hot-button issue. Brazil is calling for the removal of a game called Bolsomito 2K18, claiming it’s designed to influence their elections.

Valve to Begin Moderating Steam Forums

Managing a community can be a very difficult task without it devolving into a mass of trolls and bigots. In an upcoming update to Steam, Valve will allow developers to get moderation assistance from Valve’s own moderation team.

Steam Approves First Uncensored Adult Game

Steam is just about ready to allow uncensored adult games with the approval of their first uncensored adult game. If everything goes well, the spicy visual novel Negligee: Love Stories will be the first game to be released uncensored.

Steam is Changing How it Filters Violent and Sexual Content

In a recent post on the official Steam blog, Valve outlined some new changes the store and how it filters more mature content. Valve also gave some clarification on what they consider “straight-up trolling” when it comes to games the store won’t take.

Steam Accidentally Leaks Steam.tv

Last Friday, Valve accidentally gave people a sneak peak at a new project they have in the works. This project, called ‘Steam.tv’, is a streaming service that is likely going to be a competitor to Twitch.

Adult Games Still Struggling with Steam

Two months ago, Steam made some drastic changes to their marketplace. Adult-oriented visual novels, despite not having to worry about being pulled, still seem to be getting the short end of the stick as Valve says it could take months to start the approval process on those kinds of games.

An Upcoming Game About Russian Subway Dogs

Spooky Squid Games, creators of They Bleed Pixels will be releasing their newest game at the start of August. Titled Russian Subway Dogs, the game will have you surviving as one of the titular dogs of the Moscow metro.

The Crew 2 is off to a Messy Start

Ubisofts The Crew 2 is an ambitious massive open world racing game, which just launched this week. Sadly, players who bought the game on Steam are locked out.

Steam Adds Limits to Achievements

Last year, Valve enacted limitations on Steam trading cards to keep sketchy developers from destabilizing the user-based trading card economy. Now, they’re applying a similar system to game achievements.

Valve Decides to Stop Policing Content on Steam

Valve has had some recent difficulties involving what they allow onto the Steam store. In an official blog post yesterday, they announced just how they’re going to handle policing the store. In short, anything goes, unless it’s illegal or “straight-up trolling.”