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Payday 2 studio admits ‘we screwed up’ with microtransactions

Overkill Software producer Almir Listo has issued an apology for Payday 2's sudden shift toward a microtransaction-driven revenue model, admitting that "we screwed up" and promising that "we will do our best to improve as soon as possible."
Gaming

Afro Samurai 2 publisher brands game 'a failure,' issues refunds

After a rocky launch in September, Afro Samurai 2: The Revenge of Kuma has disappeared from digital storefronts, and publisher Versus Evil is now issuing refunds to disappointed players.
Gaming

RPG-brawler Dragon Quest Heroes coming to Steam in December

Square Enix's RPG-inspired beat-'em-up Dragon Quest Heroes is coming to PC platforms via Steam by the end of the year, and players eager to join the brawl can purchase the game prior to its release at a discount for a limited time.
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’90s platformer mascot Bubsy seeks redemption on Steam Greenlight

1990s-era platformer mascot Bubsy the Bobcat is making a comeback on PCs, with publisher Retroism pitching a retro compilation via Steam Greenlight featuring a pair of 16-bit side-scrollers.
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System Shock’s new owner discusses remake, possible sequel

After recently purchasing the rights to the franchise and producing an enhanced edition for Steam, publisher Night Dive Studios is now discussing a remake and sequel for the cult classic PC game System Shock.
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Not alone in the wasteland: Fallout 4 shatters record for concurrent Steam users in a non-Valve game

Less than 24 hours after release, Fallout 4 has peaked at just under 450,000 concurrent users, shattering GTA V's previous record by over 100,000.
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Helldivers coming to Steam in December with bundled expansions 1:18

After premiering for PlayStation consoles earlier this year, Arrowhead's co-op twin-stick shooter Helldivers is coming to PC platforms via Steam in December, with Sony in charge of publishing.
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Steam’s ‘misleading’ Grand Theft Auto V sale runs afoul of UK authority

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has reprimanded Steam creator Valve over "misleading" sales tactics used to promote Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V during this year's Steam Summer Sale.
Gaming

Steam launches Item Stores for user-made content

Following up on its since-abandoned attempts to introduce paid user mods, digital PC gaming platform Steam has launched Item Stores, a new feature that allows game developers to sell in-game content via a web interface.
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The Binding of Isaac adds 'over 100 hours' of gameplay in new DLC

A sizable expansion for Edmund McMillen's The Legend of Zelda-inspired roguelike action game The Binding of Isaac is now available on Steam, adding more than 100 hours of potential gameplay to its already expansive quest.
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Gamers love Windows 10 — usage soars to nearly 28 percent of Steam users

Are you gaming on Windows 10 yet? If you aren't, the statistics say you will soon enough, as Windows 10 has seen continued growth among gamers over the past 30 days. Stealing market share from its older Windows 7 and 8 brethren, it grew a…
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Warner Bros admits defeat and offers refunds to Arkham Knight PC owners

As one final attempt at making amends, and after failing to adequately patch the game, Warner Bros is offering gamers their money back on Batman: Arkham Knight, regardless of how much time they've spent playing.