The SXSW Gamergate Meltdown

On the past Monday, annual tech conference SXSW Interactive cancelled two of their panel discussions, namely "Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games" and “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community" due to "numerous threats of on-site violence. The situation has turned in to a huge mess as of late, so what exactly happened? Here's the timeline of events: August, 2015Caroline Sinders, researcher and game designer reported that three SXSW panel discussions were under attack from "downvote brigades". Originally posted by Sinders:"As a member of one of the three SXSW panels against which Gamergate has formed a voting “brigade.“ The campaign is an

8 most iconic Mortal Kombat characters [MILD SPOILER ALERT]

Truth be told, I'm having one of those personal MK-mania things at the moment. For weeks now I wake up and I'm not thinking about my programming assignment, nor my ex, nor my bizarre tendencies to leave the bathroom door open before I sleep, but instead I've been waking up to "HERE'S JOHNNY", "FATALITY", "GET OVER HERE", etc.It's been pretty alarming. So I thought hey, it's about time I posted a top list, might as well make it about Mortal Kombat. Who knows, maybe the voices will go away.Liu KangReality check here guys, Liu Kang was never one of those characters

HTC Vive Steam VR - Review

For those that have been living under a (real world) rock, HTC Vive is the result of a joint partnership between HTC and Valve to produce the 'gold standard' in Virtual Reality.Before I start my review, I must admit that I work for HTC and therefore you may see my opinion as a little biased - however it also means I've used Vive a LOT, and run demos on a LOT of people, so I like to think I've picked up on a thing or two.So let's start with the hardware...The kit is still in development stage and so therefore isn't

Our Time at EGX 2015

Today we're letting you know what all three of us thought of EGX (Eurogamer Expo) 2015. Starting with...CHRISI was at EGX this year for the full 4 days it was running. During this time I had the pleasure to show off Steam’s upcoming VR headset – the HTC Vive, to hundreds of extremely excited people.We had game developers, universities, representatives from Twitch, YouTube and EGX themselves all buzzing to try out the latest and what is commonly starting to become known as ‘The best’ VR experience currently around!It’s difficult to explain the immersion you get with Vive until you’ve tried it

Opium Pulses Achievements!

You can now earn achievements with Opium Pulses! Along with getting a warm fuzzy feeling inside, each achievement you unlock will reward you with varying amounts of OP points for you to spend in the store.Achievements you can currently earnLogin (resets daily)Play a game in the Arcade (resets daily)Buy x games in the Store (1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100)Earn x points from completing Quests (1000, 10,000, 50,000, 125,000, 250,000, 500,000)Invite x friends [who become OP customers] (1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100)Enter x giveaways (1, 25, 100, 500, 1000, 5000)Win x giveaways (1, 5, 20, 50, 100, 250)OP member for

OP Points System Explained

You may have noticed all our games in the Store and Trove can be purchased with points as well as currency.So how exactly do you earn points?  Well, in several ways;1. Earn Achievements You can earn achievements by interacting with the site, which currently includes; entering/winning Giveaways, Inviting friends, playing games in the Arcade, completing Quests, buying games in the Store and member anniversaries. More achievements are in the pipeline so watch this space!Read the full article on achievements here.2. Earn CashbackEvery purchase you make from the store will earn you loyalty points. Every $1 you spend in store will earn you

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