Halo 3

Steam database update: Dyad confirmed for PC; no plans for Halo 3 release

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Our interest was piqued when a giant list of games surfaced on the Steam Apps Database yesterday. Still, we warned caution - Steam's registry is notoriously unreliable and full of scraps of codenamed test projects and old deals that never worked out. And that scepticism was heightened this time, thanks to the database updating in response to newly created Game Hubs, including for Halo 3. It all seemed too strange to be true. And it was. Partly.

In a statement to Eurogamer, a spokesperson for Microsoft said, "We currently do not have plans to release any 'Halo' titles on Steam." So that's that mystery solved. But not everything in the list was fiction. Last night, RPS spotted that Shawn McGrath, creator of the Playstation Network's musical arcade tunnel racer Dyad, had confirmed that the game would be arriving on PC in March.

Halo 3, Fez and Quantum Conundrum 2 appear in Steam registry

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The Steam registry is like a Pokedex for PC games, and with its latest update, Valve do seem to be trying to catch 'em all. One of NeoGAF's data miners has gone into the distribution service's database and found listings for a huge bunch of potentially upcoming games - everything from the unannounced (Quantum Conundrum 2), to the soon to be ported (Fez) and the long thought lost (Halo 3). In fact, there are enough odd entries to cast doubt on their validity. More on that below.