After Math: Tesla recalls, Steam streams and COVID checks

  • January 17, 2021
As tech journalists (as well as their laptop fans) begin to recover and recuperate from the first all-digital CES, let’s take a quick look at some other headlights from this past week. chameleonseye via Getty Images NHTSA wants Tesla to recall 158,0…

Gamers spent a lot more time playing on Steam in 2020

  • January 14, 2021
With most of us spending much more time at home than usual in 2020, it’s hardly a shock that we spent many of those hours playing games. Valve has revealed Steam stats that show just how much we relied on games to get us through lockdowns and the shi…

Valve adds a new way to filter for discounts during Steam sales

  • December 25, 2020
Steam sales can be overwhelming, and any bit of help navigating them is much appreciated. Typically, the games you see featured on the platform’s front page don’t need any introduction, and it can be challenging to find the store’s more compelling di…

Steam’s profanity filters put you in control of chat content

  • October 7, 2020
Steam’s latest feature allows you to tweak your chat settings to obscure profanity, slurs and any other words you don’t want to see while using the platform. It builds on filtering options Valve developed for games like CS:GO and Dota 2.   In additio…

GOG will sell Epic Games Store titles through its Galaxy app

  • October 1, 2020
When CD Projekt started testing GOG Galaxy 2.0 last year, it said its goal was to create a launcher where you could have all your PC games in one place. The company is taking a significant step toward fulfilling that promise with a new beta feature t…

Steam lets you choose words to filter from chat

  • August 27, 2020
Steam now lets you make a custom list of words you want filtered from your chat experience, Steam owner Valve has announced. The Steam Text & Chat Filtering feature already removes commonly used strong profanity and slurs, but now you can add spe…

EA Play hits Steam on August 31st

  • August 18, 2020
After a delay, EA Play, the subscription service formerly known as EA Access, will be available on Steam starting August 31st. The platform allows you to play Electronic Arts’ back catalog of titles as much as you want and check out its newest games…

A ‘Firewatch’ movie is in the works, again

  • August 17, 2020
In a match made in indie heaven, the independent production house behind movies like Blindspotting and Little Monsters has acquired the movie and TV rights to 2016’s Firewatch (via The Hollywood Reporter). This is the second time there’s been news of…

Epic Games Store adds support for community-made mods

  • July 30, 2020
Last year, Epic shared a publicly available roadmap detailing all the features it’s working on adding to its digital games marketplace. One of those, mod support, is now available — albeit in beta form.     Mod support is now in beta on the Epic Ga…