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Valve adds constraints to games that exploit Steam’s achievement system

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Steam games that have yet to be considered trusted can only feature 100 achievements

STEAM. Steam is cracking down on fake games in its marketplace by limiting those games' effects on the company's algorithms. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

Global games market expected to hit $137.9 billion in 2018 – report

May 01, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Newzoo projects about 2.3 billion gamers worldwide in 2018, with around 51% of all gaming revenues – around $70.3 billion – coming from mobile

POKEMON GO. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to chtch the Pokemon Go. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam

#GameNight: Get Even

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Try not to get too freaked out as we head into our blind playthrough of Get Even a psychological horror first person shooter game

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Destiny 2 for the PC: All we know so far

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here s what Rappler contributor Michaela Nadine Pacis knows about the PC version of Destiny 2 based on her time at the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

INSIDE review: A disturbing yet compelling platformer

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Inside is a terrifying suspenseful and compelling game that will suck you in its world in its first few minutes

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

The PC Gaming Show: New games, virtual reality add to the fun

Jun 15, 2016 - 8:41 PM

PC gaming shows its stuff at the PC Gaming Show event ahead of the formal opening of E3 in Los Angeles

PC GAMING SHOW. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

The Manila Major: A grand finale recap

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:13 PM

It s a finale made for the ages with the two best DotA2 teams in the world vying for the top spot Read on for a recap of the Grand Final match up

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BATTLES. The DOTA 2 Manila Major Arena. Photo taken by Franz Francisco Chan.

The Manila Major Grand Finals: OG wins!

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED At the end of the day OG takes the trophy

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It s the second to the last day of DOTA 2 action for the Manila Major tournament Today s matches promise to provide plenty of excitement for spectators around the world

THE FIELD OF BATTLE. Two teams face off. Photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 4

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:20 AM

More DOTA 2 battles await on this 4th day of the Manila Major

THE MANILA MAJOR. Screen shot from Twitch Stream.

The Manila Major raises hopes, aspirations for PH gaming scene

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Manila Major hype is real Fans from various places come to watch the matches – from Manila nearby provinces like Bulacan and Cavite and even all the way from the Visayas

 Photo by Joy Picar

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 3

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the third day of epic DOTA 2 gaming dawns who do you think will capture the hearts and minds of Manila Major viewers?

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 2

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Day 2 of the Manila Major DOTA 2 tournament is on Who do you think will come out on top?

MANILA MAJOR. A view of the stage for the Manila Major on Day 1 of the event. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

The DOTA 2 Manila Major kicks off

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The battle is on for the 3 million prize pool of The Manila Major

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Catch all the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

The Manila Major: What it is, where to watch

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The long wait is finally over – The Manila Major 2016 is here

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major 2016 Group Stage

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Catch the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

League of Legends primer: The basics of LoL

Sep 05, 2015 - 3:45 PM

Curious about getting into League of Legends? This guide should give you a good head start in learning the basics

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. Image from North American LoL website.

PH DOTA 2 team earns P6M in Asian championships

Feb 09, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Team Rave lost to Chinese team Big God in the 5th place match up winning only one of the 3 matches in the best of 3 fight

TEAM RAVE. Screen shot from YouTube

Game developers still code for PC above all – report

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:39 PM

In a GDC poll of over 2 000 North American developers 26 said they are developing games for the PS4 and 22 for the Xbox One However 56 say they are developing games for the PC

Rounding out Gamescom's press event highlights

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:56 PM

For those who missed the start of Gamescom and Sony Microsoft and Electronic Arts press events here s a quick rundown of their highlights

GAMESCOM. Screen shot from Gamescom website.