It's day 3 of the Steam Summer Sale, and though your wallet might be pleading with you to stop throwing money at your monitor, the bargains keep on coming - and some prime deals await you today. There's a couple of very good deals in the dailies right now, so if you've been waiting for a steep reduction on a certain dragony shouting game, this is your moment to swoop. In case you'd forgotten,
Some claim that summer doesn’t start until the 21st, but Valve says it’s time for the Steam Summer Sale and we haven’t heard anything from the solstice lobby—so, happy first day of summer! As always, it’s celebrated with a ridiculous store-wide Steam sale renowned for its low prices and intoxicating effect on the PC gaming community. Everything looks great when it’s 80% off, but before you start
Papers, Please developer Lucas Pope has announced his next project - and from the sounds of things, it's quite a departure from his award-winning checkpoint simulator. Return of the Obra Dinn is a "3D first-person mystery game set on an East Indiaman merchant ship in 1808", words which can be only responded to with seventeen exclamation marks. Here are mine: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There aren't too many
One of the pleasant parts of writing about games is just meeting the people who share your weird career. I went to a media dinner at PAX East this year and had the chance to get to know some editors that I hadn’t met before. The guy sitting next to me happened to be primarily a console gamer, but that actually ended up being a neat opportunity for us to have a kind of cultural exchange. I got to
I'm not going to sugar-coat this for you: last night's BAFTA Game Awards didn't end with the PC hunched under an unbearable weight of face gold. The platform struggled against heavy hitting console match-three games, like The Last of Us, and Grand Theft Auto 5. Even so, there were awards for indie gems Papers, Please and Gone Home, and multi-platform titles like Bioshock Infinite. In addition,
This is brilliant. Steam user Snakeeeater337 has created a mod for Sid Meier's Civilization V that adds makes Papers, Please's Arstotzka a playable nation in the game, with its own units, special traits, and even a new map.
The finalists for the 16th annual Independent Games Festival has been announced, and we’re pleased to see some great games from 2013 are getting the recognition they deserve. In particular, Lucas Pope’s brilliant Papers, Please has been nominated for four awards and The Stanley Parable has been nominated for three awards. The IGF continues to grow, and 650 entries fought for the judges' love
Welcome to the PC Gamer Game of the Year Awards 2013. For an explanation of how the awards were decided, a round-up of all the awards and the list of judges, check here. There are always nominees that mean a lot to just one or two judges. In past years these might have been included as runners up, but this year we wanted to recognise them in a more substantial way. In addition to the main
PC Gamer editors are prohibited from celebrating Christmas. For the team, the end of the year is marked by an event known as “GOTY Sleepover,” a time where we somewhat-voluntarily sequester ourselves away from our families and loved ones in the interest of a greater good: selecting the best PC games of the year. We gather in a room with a very heavy door and very little ventilation and stay there
Steam is a distribution platform that thinks "because it's a Tuesday" is a good reason to cheapen up some games. As such, it's only to be expected that bigger milestones are an excuse for even bigger sales. Reasons like "because it's a Friday," or "because Greenlight is a year old". It's the latter that's cause for some series discounts, with an Anniversary event that flays up to 75% off some
This week, Logan, Evan, and Cory ponder over the recent batch of game remakes, scan for inconsistencies in Papers, Please, and take an Nvidia Shield with them to the bath. The guys also make a strong case for the shopkeeper's right to bear arms in Spelunky. All this, our playlists, and more, on...
The isolationist state of Papers, Please will open to the general public next week on August 8th. Don't worry though - queues to access the immigration inspect-'em-up should be small, as the game's own digital gatekeeper is a highly efficient worker. At least, it is if you're prepared to grease its palm with $9.99, or your local equivalent.
The dystopian border and immigration management game Papers, Please last caught our eye when it rose through Steam’s Greenlight service and announced a summer release window. Information about the offbeat indie game continues to sneak across the border, though: the latest is the retail price, which can be pried out of a tight-lipped border guard in a minigame at Papers, Please’s official site.
The crowd has spoken once more. The latest batch of games to be given the Greenlight seal of popularity/approval are the terrific-looking space-shark sandbox Edge of Space, checkpoint simulator (it's more exciting than it sounds) Papers, Please, and Venetica, a Venice-set RPG that puts you in the role of Death's daughter Scarlett. That last one's been out for a couple of years - we gave it 60%,