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Trouble Arises With Steam Greenlight

Trouble Arises With Steam Greenlight

For anyone out there who thinks Valve are the almighty untouchable company thanks to their efforts with Steam, I urge you to take a step back and think things over for a minute. I for one would be thinking about Greenlight, Develop recently reported on a meeting between Greenlight developers and Valve where the lack of visibility of the service was brought up. That isn’t the only trouble though as today some more unsavoury news came to light.

Update Valve’s Doug Lombardi has responded, read after the break.

Mod Spotlight: gmDoom

Mod Spotlight: gmDoom

One of the first PC games I ever played growing up was Doom. On the very second level, if you look out of a small window you might just catch a tantalising glimpse of its most emblematic weapon, perched on top of a pedestal like some kind of religious icon. Placed agonisingly out of reach, it was months before we managed to figure out how to acquire it, leaving my brother and I to dub it the Holy Chainsaw.

One Man And His Steam Backlog – Part 2

One Man And His Steam Backlog – Part 2

Another week on and I’m still going strong, must be some kind of record for me. I recently discovered Backloggery, a super handy website which allows you to list and organise your backlog of games into neat little piles. I definitely recommend this to anyone who has problems keeping on top of their backlog of games.

One Man And His Steam Backlog – Part 1

One Man And His Steam Backlog – Part 1

All this time spent with a controller in my hand, my Steam backlog has been slowly mounting up to the stage where it’s getting ridiculous and I’ve decided to make a stand. So for the next month I will don the suit, learn the secret handshake and take my place as a PC gamer. Any time I would usually put aside for gaming will be spent tackling my Steam backlog and these articles will be documenting the highs and lows of my experience.

My Hopes for the Year Ahead

My Hopes for the Year Ahead

It is a new year, and with that, we should all have plenty to look forward to, the FA Cup Third Round, Superbowl and Wrestlemania will all take place in the coming weeks and months. While I am certainly looking forward to those events, I have a few hopes for what I will occur in the gaming world over the next twelve months. Kevin is running through his Top 10 Games to look forward to, so my hopes will largely…

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What Does ‘Next-Gen’ Gaming Mean To You?

What Does ‘Next-Gen’ Gaming Mean To You?

‘Next-Gen’ is a term that’s being thrown around quite loosely at the moment. Everything from next-gen consoles, to next-gen graphics and next-gen gaming accessories are hot topics of discussion and speculation right now. But forget hype, advertisement and what developers are saying. What does next-gen really mean to the gamers of this generation? What advancements and improvements would they like to see in the next instalment of consoles and PC’s to hit the market? These are the very questions I asked myself, my friends and the writers and followers of The Reticule.

Greenlight Watch list – Help Get ‘Black Mesa’ Onto Steam

Greenlight Watch list – Help Get ‘Black Mesa’ Onto Steam

Black Mesa, for those who are unaware, is a fan made third party mod that aims to overhaul Valve’s original Half Life game. The 40 man development team say they wish to “create a more engrossing in-game world with more varied, complex environments and more challenging, realistic gameplay”. But Black Mesa is not just a mod for Half Life it’s a total recreation of the game using Valve’s very own Source engine, which makes it even more of an accomplishment…

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Major Changes to Steam’s Greenlight Service

Major Changes to Steam’s Greenlight Service

Since its release last Thursday, Steam’s Greenlight service has seen over 700 submissions to its database of potential Steam games. Whilst many indie developers have been quick to praise Valve’s new user-driven service, there have been some concerns over quality control. For every potentially interesting indie game there were dozens of crudely made, unfinished projects, joke entries and requests for AAA games unlikely to ever be added to Steam’s catalogue. Last night, Valve rolled out an update to the service, making…

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Scout vs Witch – A Source Filmmaker Highlight

Scout vs Witch – A Source Filmmaker Highlight

Valve’s Source Filmmaker is one hell of a powerful tool, and some really great short films are being released by the community. One of the best I have seen is the one shown above, Scout vs Witch which tells the story of Team Fortress 2’s Scout coming into contact with Left 4 Dead’s Witch down a dark alley. It was created by nailbiter and is well worth a watch, both for the mini-story and to see what people are able to create with the Filmmaker.