Steam Awards 2018 Winners Announced, But Most Aren't From 2018

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The Steam Awards for 2018 have been announced, honoring games and developers as voted by the community. This year's awards spanned eight categories, from traditional ones like Game of the Year and VR Game of the Year to more unusual selections like Better With Friends.

Unlike many annual awards, though, these categories largely weren't restricted to games that released in calendar year 2018. Instead, ongoing games were eligible for accolades, and many of them received it. Only one of the winners was a game released last year: Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Best Alternate History.

Game of the Year was won by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the battle royale game that helped start the now popular trend. PUBG was first released into early access in Spring 2017, and then hit its full official release in December of the same year. It has remained popular, though, especially as evidenced by winning the Steam Awards.

Steam Awards 2018 Winners Announced; Most Aren't From 2018

about X hours ago from

The Steam Awards for 2018 have been announced, honoring games and developers as voted by the community. This year's awards spanned eight categories, from traditional ones like Game of the Year and VR Game of the Year to more unusual selections like Better With Friends.

Unlike many annual awards, though, these categories largely weren't restricted to games that released in calendar year 2018. Instead, ongoing games were eligible for accolades, and many of them received it. Only one of the winners was a game released last year: Assassin's Creed Odyssey for Best Alternate History.

Game of the Year was won by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the battle royale game that helped start the now popular trend. PUBG was first released into early access in Spring 2017, and then hit its full official release in December of the same year. It has remained popular, though, especially as evidenced by winning the Steam Awards.

Where Is Xur Today? Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Item Guide (Feb. 8-12)

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It's somewhat of a quiet week in Destiny 2 given all that's been happening with the game recently, but like clockwork, Xur has checked in for his weekly visit. As always, he's here to sell some Exotic items to hopefully tide you over until the next bit of meaningful Destiny 2 content. Here's where to find him and what he's selling.

For this particular trip, Xur is located at The Tower. When you spawn, head left and go all the way to the hangar area where Amanda Holliday is found. From there, turn left and head toward the open back area, past where Dead Orbit sets up shop. You'll find Xur just up a set of stairs.

His item lineup is no surprise: three pieces of Exotic armor, with one for each class, and one Exotic weapon. That gun is Skyburner's Oath, a scout rifle that lobs somewhat slow explosive rounds. But aim down the sights and those rounds become more powerful and move significantly faster.

Avengers: Endgame Costumes Revealed, And Hulk Has A New Look

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Avengers: Endgame Costumes Revealed, And Hulk Has A New Look

A promotion for Orville Redenbacher popcorn has given us our first glimpse at the costumes worn by the heroes in Avengers: Endgame. The image shows the looks for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye--or as he's expected to be known, Ronin.

Ronin aside, the photo (via ComicBook) shows the heroes largely returning to their roots. Thor, Cap, and Iron Man all don pretty traditional looks. Iron Man's suit is much more polished and spiffy than the wreckage we've seen in trailers so far, and Cap is back to the clean-cut star-spangled man after his darker, bearded appearance in Infinity War (RIP). Black Widow is wearing a sleek black jumpsuit, and her hair has returned to its fiery red. Hulk is the biggest departure from the norm, wearing a jumpsuit of his own that appears perfectly fitted to his massive frame.

The official synopsis suggests that the heroes will attempt to "undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store." We expected as much, given that Marvel has already begun teasing movies starring characters that are ostensibly deceased like Spider-Man. How exactly they'll do this, and who won't live through it, remains to be seen.

Avengers: Endgame Costumes Revealed

about X hours ago from
Avengers: Endgame Costumes Revealed

A promotion for Orville Redenbacher popcorn has given us our first glimpse at the costumes worn by the heroes in Avengers: Endgame. The image shows the looks for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye--or as he's expected to be known, Ronin.

Ronin aside, the photo (via ComicBook) shows the heroes largely returning to their roots. Thor, Cap, and Iron Man all don pretty traditional looks. Iron Man's suit is much more polished and spiffy than the wreckage we've seen in trailers so far, and Cap is back to the clean-cut star-spangled man after his darker, bearded appearance in Infinity War (RIP). Black Widow is wearing a sleek black jumpsuit, and her hair has returned to its fiery red. Hulk is the biggest departure from the norm, wearing a jumpsuit of his own that appears perfectly fitted to his massive frame.

The official synopsis suggests that the heroes will attempt to "undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store." We expected as much, given that Marvel has already begun teasing movies starring characters that are ostensibly deceased like Spider-Man. How exactly they'll do this, and who won't live through it, remains to be seen.

PS4 Game Flash Sale Is Live Now On PSN

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PlayStation is hosting another flash sale on PSN, offering deals on some games that you may have missed during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Many of the discounts are to games that released in the fall, so you could be forgiven for having them overshadowed by all the big AAA releases of 2018.

Darksiders 3 is the long-awaited sequel, and the first entry in the series since THQ Nordic acquired the rights. It's been marked down to $48, or you can pick up the Blades & Whips edition for $70. Similarly, Fallout 76 has been marked down to $36, and the more expensive Tricentennial Bundle is going for $48. You can also snag Monster Hunter World for $25, or its Digital Deluxe edition for $30. In each case, going for the pricier option gets you some exclusive unlocks.

Other highlights include Tetris Effect, one of our top games of 2018, for $30, Earth Defense Force 5 for $48, and Moonlighter for $12, among others. Tetris Effect will also let you try it for free this weekend on PS4, so if you like what you play you can grab it at a discount. Check out the full listing below, which is relatively short for a flash sale.

PS4 Game Flash Sale Is Live On PSN

about X hours ago from

PlayStation is hosting another flash sale on PSN, offering deals on some games that you may have missed during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Many of the discounts are to games that released in the fall, so you could be forgiven for having them overshadowed by all the big AAA releases of 2018.

Darksiders 3 is the long-awaited sequel, and the first entry in the series since THQ Nordic acquired the rights. It's been marked down to $48, or you can pick up the Blades & Whips edition for $70. Similarly, Fallout 76 has been marked down to $36, and the more expensive Tricentennial Bundle is going for $48. You can also snag Monster Hunter World for $25, or its Digital Deluxe edition for $30. In each case, going for the pricier option gets you some exclusive unlocks.

Other highlights include Tetris Effect, one of our top games of 2018, for $30, Earth Defense Force 5 for $48, and Moonlighter for $12, among others. Tetris Effect will also let you try it for free this weekend on PS4, so if you like what you play you can grab it at a discount. Check out the full listing below, which is relatively short for a flash sale.

Child's Play Remake: First Trailer Teases Killer Doll Mayhem

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It's a great--if confusing--time to be a fan of the Child's Play series. The classic killer doll franchise is now more than 30 years old, and not only is a new TV show in the works, but an unrelated movie remake also hits theaters this summer. The first trailer has now been released for that film.

The trailer doesn't give much away, and fans hoping to see or hear Chucky might be disappointed. But we do get the story set-up, which seems to hit the beats of the original 1988 movie. A young boy is given a Buddi toy, the hottest doll on the market. Unfortunately, this doll has a mind of his own and sets about causing all sorts of murderous mayhem. No word yet if the remake Chucky has been possessed by a serial killer like in the original films, but he certainly seems every bit as evil as the first version. Check the trailer out above.

Child's Play is directed by Lars Klevberg, who has also helmed the upcoming horror Polaroid. It stars Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), plus Gabriel Bateman (Light's Out) as the kid who end up in possession of the evil doll Chucky. It's produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, who also produced the blockbuster 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's It The movie hits theaters on June 21.