Steam

Steam

Brian Shared His Steam Account With His Dad. Then His Dad Stole It.

This father and son used to bond over video games. But after his father left, their shared passion became an emotional weapon.
Patrick Klepek
7.16.18
Postscript

It's Okay To Say No to the Steam Summer Sale

Steam Summer Sales have a siren’s call... and some less than desirable consequences.
Cameron Kunzelman
6.25.18
My little Pony

Why It Took Seven Years For These 'My Little Pony' Fans to Ship Their Game

All it took was getting paid nothing for years, a cease and desist from the legal team at Hasbro, and a last-minute rescue from the creator of 'My Little Pony' itself.
Patrick Klepek
3.16.18
Steam

How Valve's Hands-Off Approach Allowed the Homophobic 'Gay World' on Steam

You can publish basically anything on Steam these days, meaning all sorts of games are slipping through the cracks.
Patrick Klepek
1.24.18
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

What Happens When You Discover a Random Loot Drop Is Actually Worth $1,000

When Luke Johnson casually opened loot box in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, he didn't expect to find one of the rarest items.
Patrick Klepek
1.18.18
Steam

A Bizarre Steam Removal Shows Why Valve Is a Poor Steward of Games Culture

"You Must Be 18 Or Older To Enter" is a serious game about porn without any pornography, so what does it say that it was singled-out for removal?
Cameron Kunzelman
12.19.17
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

‘PUBG’ Is Banning Between 6,000 and 13,000 Cheaters Per Day

This is what happens when you’re one of the most popular games around.
Patrick Klepek
10.13.17
portal

‘Portal’ Has Been Making People Feel Smart for Ten Years

Celebrating ten years of ‘Portal,’ Valve’s finest hour.
Danielle Riendeau
10.10.17
piracy

The PC's Best Anti-Piracy Technology Appears to be Defeated

With 'Total War: Warhammer II' cracked in less than 24 hours, it calls into question why publishers would continue to use Denuvo.
Patrick Klepek
9.29.17
Steam

Valve's "Solution" to Review Bombing Ignores Steam's Longstanding Problems

A fancy graph may actually incentive further review bombing runs, and underscores Valve's reluctance to hire humans to deal with human problems.
Patrick Klepek
9.19.17
Religion

Malaysian Gov't Temp Bans Steam Over Religious Fighting Game Starring Jesus

The game’s publisher claims it wasn’t consulted before the move was taken.
Patrick Klepek
9.8.17
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

In Just Over Five Months, ‘PUBG’ Has Sold 10 Million Copies

The year’s biggest game was the one that no one saw coming.
Patrick Klepek
9.5.17