A Mod That Brings Team Fortress 2 Back To 2008 Was Added To, Then Removed From, Steam

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A Mod That Brings Team Fortress 2 Back To 2008 Was Added To, Then Removed From, Steam

A modding team has been hard at work on a Team Fortress 2 mod called Team Fortress 2008, which would have flung the team-based shooter back in time to the days before hats and cosmetics and more weapons than you can shake a stick at. The mod, which would exist on the Steam workshop, reportedly got approval from Valve barring a few changes, and was set to be listed on Steam today. And it did, for a few hours. When perusing for news this morning, I added this story to my docket, but then things went south.

The mod team, known as Team XYK, had long been concerned that Valve would not approve the mod. For one, it subverts a revenue model that Valve still enjoys, the cosmetics and trading economy that Team Fortress 2 sits upon. Secondly, it is somewhat of a finger in the eye to Valve to have a fanmade mod come in on their service and imply the game was better a decade ago.

Still, according to the team, Valve was surprisingly understanding. In a forum thread, XYK said that Valve had agreed to let them list the mod on the store as long as a few changes were instituted, but it wasn't clear what those changes were. They merely said the changes were made, the listing was up on Steam, and they were awaiting review. Until a few hours later, at least, when the page was removed.

A Mod That Brings Team Fortress 2 Back To 2008 Was Added To, Then Removed From, Steam

about X hours ago from
A Mod That Brings Team Fortress 2 Back To 2008 Was Added To, Then Removed From, Steam

A modding team has been hard at work on a Team Fortress 2 mod called Team Fortress 2008, which would have flung the team-based shooter back in time to the days before hats and cosmetics and more weapons than you can shake a stick at. The mod, which would exist on the Steam workshop, reportedly got approval from Valve barring a few changes, and was set to be listed on Steam today. And it did, for a few hours. When perusing for news this morning, I added this story to my docket, but then things went south.

The mod team, known as Team XYK, had long been concerned that Valve would not approve the mod. For one, it subverts a revenue model that Valve still enjoys, the cosmetics and trading economy that Team Fortress 2 sits upon. Secondly, it is somewhat of a finger in the eye to Valve to have a fanmade mod come in on their service and imply the game was better a decade ago.

Still, according to the team, Valve was surprisingly understanding. In a forum thread, XYK said that Valve had agreed to let them list the mod on the store as long as a few changes were instituted, but it wasn't clear what those changes were. They merely said the changes were made, the listing was up on Steam, and they were awaiting review. Until a few hours later, at least, when the page was removed.

Metro 2033 Is Free On Steam For The Next 24 Hours

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Metro 2033 Is Free On Steam For The Next 24 Hours

If you’re interested in post-apocalyptic worlds, stealthy first-person shooters, or just itching to tangle with some crazy monsters, now’s your chance. Metro 2033 is now available for free on Steam, but you’d better install the game quick, because the deal only lasts for 24 hours.

Released in 2010, the game follows the exploits of Artyom, a ranger living in the post-apocalyptic Metro station in Moscow, Russia after a cataclysmic event renders the above ground uninhabitable. Taking you from the irradiated desolation above to the maze-like tunnels below, you'll set off on an epic journey meeting friends and foes alike, to warn humanity of a new, impending threat.

Blending survival horror with stealth action, the game challenges you to keep a constant eye on your Geiger counter, scrounge for bullets, and maintain your gas mask as you brave supernatural threats and militant factions. Based on the best-selling novels by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the game has also been praised for an atmosphere that's dripping with suspense and teeming with mutant monstrosities lurking around every dark corner.

Metro 2033 Is Free On Steam For The Next 24 Hours

about X hours ago from
Metro 2033 Is Free On Steam For The Next 24 Hours

If you’re interested in post-apocalyptic worlds, stealthy first-person shooters, or just itching to tangle with some crazy monsters, now’s your chance. Metro 2033 is now available for free on Steam, but you’d better install the game quick, because the deal only lasts for 24 hours.

Released in 2010, the game follows the exploits of Artyom, a ranger living in the post-apocalyptic Metro station in Moscow, Russia after a cataclysmic event renders the above ground uninhabitable. Taking you from the irradiated desolation above to the maze-like tunnels below, you'll set off on an epic journey meeting friends and foes alike, to warn humanity of a new, impending threat.

Blending survival horror with stealth action, the game challenges you to keep a constant eye on your Geiger counter, scrounge for bullets, and maintain your gas mask as you brave supernatural threats and militant factions. Based on the best-selling novels by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the game has also been praised for an atmosphere that's dripping with suspense and teeming with mutant monstrosities lurking around every dark corner.

Layers Of Fear 2 Announced With Reveal Trailer

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Layers Of Fear 2 Announced With Reveal Trailer

Earlier this year, Layers of Fear developers Bloober Team teased a new project in development tentatively titled Project Melies. The team revealed that that Project Melies is in fact Layers of Fear II, a sequel to their first-person indie horror game.

You can check out the teaser trailer below.

Bloober Team and publisher Gun Media haven't added any more details, even platforms, but the previous game was launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC simultaneously in 2016. A definitive edition came out on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year.

Layers Of Fear 2 Announced With Reveal Trailer

about X hours ago from
Layers Of Fear 2 Announced With Reveal Trailer

Earlier this year, Layers of Fear developers Bloober Team teased a new project in development tentatively titled Project Melies. The team revealed that that Project Melies is in fact Layers of Fear II, a sequel to their first-person indie horror game.

You can check out the teaser trailer below.

Bloober Team and publisher Gun Media haven't added any more details, even platforms, but the previous game was launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC simultaneously in 2016. A definitive edition came out on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year.

Blood-Sucking Graphic Adventure Vampyr Coming To Switch

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Blood-Sucking Graphic Adventure Vampyr Coming To Switch

Vampyr, the vampire-based adventure title from the creators of Life is Strange and Remember Me, is coming to the Nintendo Switch at an indeterminate point in the future. The announcement comes from the game's publisher, Focus Home Interactive, in their latest financial report.

"In Q3, the Group will continue to maximize the potential of the Vampyr licence," the report reads. "After the game's impressive success on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, it will be Nintendo Switch's turn to welcome the Dontnod title to reach an even wider audience."

That paragraph is all that is said about the Switch version of Vampyr, though the mention of Q3 implies that it should be hitting near the end of this year based on Focus Home Interactive's financial year scheduling. This would also make Vampyr the first Dontnod title to hit the Switch, as the studio's critically-acclaimed Life is Strange games never got ported to the system.

Blood-Sucking Graphic Adventure Vampyr Coming To Switch

about X hours ago from
Blood-Sucking Graphic Adventure Vampyr Coming To Switch

Vampyr, the vampire-based adventure title from the creators of Life is Strange and Remember Me, is coming to the Nintendo Switch at an indeterminate point in the future. The announcement comes from the game's publisher, Focus Home Interactive, in their latest financial report.

"In Q3, the Group will continue to maximize the potential of the Vampyr licence," the report reads. "After the game's impressive success on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, it will be Nintendo Switch's turn to welcome the Dontnod title to reach an even wider audience."

That paragraph is all that is said about the Switch version of Vampyr, though the mention of Q3 implies that it should be hitting near the end of this year based on Focus Home Interactive's financial year scheduling. This would also make Vampyr the first Dontnod title to hit the Switch, as the studio's critically-acclaimed Life is Strange games never got ported to the system.

Alan Wake Returns To PC After Microsoft Renegotiates Music Licenses

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Alan Wake Returns To PC After Microsoft Renegotiates Music Licenses

In May 2017, developers Remedy removed the PC version of Alan Wake for sale from digital distribution store Steam, citing the music licenses in the game as the reason. The music in the game was negotiated to only be allowed for so long while the game was on sale and Remedy had to eventually pull it, believing that changing it made for a worse product. Now, thanks to Microsoft, the game is back on sale on multiple digital distribution stores.

Big thanks to our partner and Alan Wake’s publishers @Microsoft who were able to renegotiate the rights to the licensed music in Alan Wake, so that the game can be sold again.

Microsoft originally published Alan Wake on the Xbox 360 in May 2010, seemingly negotiating a seven-year deal for the licensed music in the game. Each chapter in the original release ended with music from Roy Orbison, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Bowie, and Harry Nilsson, which meant that removing them massively changed the tone and tenor of the game. Remedy removed the game from sale indefinitely, but has thanked Microsoft for renegotiating those deals to get Alan Wake back on PC.

Alan Wake Returns To PC After Microsoft Renegotiates Music Licenses

about X hours ago from
Alan Wake Returns To PC After Microsoft Renegotiates Music Licenses

In May 2017, developers Remedy removed the PC version of Alan Wake for sale from digital distribution store Steam, citing the music licenses in the game as the reason. The music in the game was negotiated to only be allowed for so long while the game was on sale and Remedy had to eventually pull it, believing that changing it made for a worse product. Now, thanks to Microsoft, the game is back on sale on multiple digital distribution stores.

Big thanks to our partner and Alan Wake’s publishers @Microsoft who were able to renegotiate the rights to the licensed music in Alan Wake, so that the game can be sold again.

Microsoft originally published Alan Wake on the Xbox 360 in May 2010, seemingly negotiating a seven-year deal for the licensed music in the game. Each chapter in the original release ended with music from Roy Orbison, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Bowie, and Harry Nilsson, which meant that removing them massively changed the tone and tenor of the game. Remedy removed the game from sale indefinitely, but has thanked Microsoft for renegotiating those deals to get Alan Wake back on PC.