Bethesda accidentally left a Denuvo-free .exe in Doom Eternal's files

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Bethesda accidentally left a Denuvo-free .exe in Doom Eternal's files

On Steam and Bethesda's own launcher, Doom Eternal launched with Denuvo DRM built-in to discourage piracy. Unfortunately for Bethesda, Doom Eternal had a DRM-free .exe left amongst the files of the version released on its in-house launcher. A poster on Reddit discovered the file sitting in a folder titled "original," writing "Um guys - I think I "cracked" Doom Eternal? [Serious]."

Mysterious metroidvania Mable and the Wood is free right now

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Mysterious metroidvania Mable and the Wood is free right now

Mable and the Wood is a metroidvania about a girl who goes for a walk in the forest, kills the woodland creatures she encounters, steals their forms and powers, and uses them to kill even more creatures in a sad, endless cycle of violence. And if that sounds like a good time to you, you'll be happy to know that it's free for the next couple of days on GOG as part of its ongoing Spring Sale.

Gabe Newell says 'everybody benefits' from competition with Epic

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Gabe Newell says 'everybody benefits' from competition with Epic

Conversations about the Epic Games Store often pivot on one central point of contention: Is it fostering competition with Steam, or is its practice of landing exclusive game releases "anti-consumer" because it keeps them from being released on Steam, the platform of choice (or at least of habit) for the majority of PC gamers? Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes it's the former—and so does Valve boss Gabe Newell, it turns out.

Metro Exodus and Waifus Over Husbandos among February's top Steam games

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Metro Exodus and Waifus Over Husbandos among February's top Steam games

At around the midpoint of every month, Valve puts out a list of the top new releases on Steam from the past month based on their first two weeks of sales. (That's why we have to wait until mid-month for the list.) Sales figures aren't provided so there's no way to say for certain which game is number one, but every month there are at least a couple of obvious entries, and a couple that come as surprises.