Red Dead Redemption 2 is Steam's game of the year 2020

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is Steam's game of the year 2020

Valve have announced the winners of the 2020 Steam Awards, as voted by players. In most of the categories games are eligible if they're released on Steam after November, which is why 2020's game of the year is Red Dead Redemption 2, which made it to Steam in December of 2019. Rockstar's cowboy-em-up also won the award for Outstanding Story-Rich Game, beating several popular contenders and also Detroit: Become Human.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 kicks off today

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 kicks off today

It's a week of speedruns, online, live, and one of—in my small opinion—the most jolliest celebrations of gaming in gaming. Awesome Games Done Quick is entirely virtual this year and it's already kicking off. There are some great games in store, from Ori to Skyrim and Diablo 3. You can go and read the full schedule of games here or check it out on There's a lotta good if you go and look at the full Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 schedule.

Nearly 4 years after release, Nier: Automata's final secret found

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Nearly 4 years after release, Nier: Automata's final secret found

Three years and ten months after release, someone finally found Nier: Automata's final secret. It was announced by discoverer Lance McDonald today, then confirmed  by series director Yoko Taro less than seven hours later. The confirmation of the final secret was also noted by the official Nier account. Spoilers follow, but frankly you'd literally have to delve into the game's code to discover this. Here's Yoko Taro's tweet, with McDonald's tweet embedded:

Bee tycoon sim Hive Time gets chat integration, other new additions

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Bee tycoon sim Hive Time gets chat integration, other new additions

If Bee Simulator was more of an action game for kids than you were hoping and you'd rather play something closer to SimCity with a colony of bees instead, Hive Time may be the insect sim for you. Released a year ago last month, it just celebrated its "hiveversary" with an update that adds a bunch of new stuff, including chat integration as seen in the extremely Australian trailer above. (Hive Time is the work of Australian indie developers Josh "Cheeseness" Bush and Miriam "Mimness" Roser.)

Steam cracks 25M concurrent users as the new year begins

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Steam cracks 25M concurrent users as the new year begins

The big mark Steam has been building towards all year has been met: As of the morning of January 2nd, 2021, Steam's all-time peak concurrent connected user count broke the 25 million mark. To be precise, the high was 25,415,080 per the trackers over at SteamDB. It's a new high for a new year where clearly, more people than ever are playing PC games through the platform.

Former Little Nightmares devs' upcoming sci-fi game has strong action horror vibes

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Former Little Nightmares devs' upcoming sci-fi game has strong action horror vibes

New studio Section 9 Interactive has put out a few gifs of their upcoming project, a "sci-fi action adventure title for PC and the next-generation consoles." Section 9 is based in Malmö, Sweden, and is composed of developers who worked on Little Nightmares and the upcoming Little Nightmares 2, as well as LittleBigPlanet for the PS VITA—that is, former developers related to Tarsier Studios.