Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
A quick notice for all of our players: our Dawn of War servers will be down for maintenance from 3 pm PDT until 3:30 pm PDT. This downtime is for maintenance only, and does not include new content or a patch. As always, we have specifically scheduled this maintenance to fall outside of our peak player hours. We thank everyone for their patience during this time!
Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
A quick notice for all of our players: our Dawn of War servers will be down for maintenance from 3 pm PDT until 3:30 pm PDT. This downtime is for maintenance only, and does not include new content or a patch. As always, we have specifically scheduled this maintenance to fall outside of our peak player hours. We thank everyone for their patience during this time!
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Homefront!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Discounts on the STALKER trilogy (which seems like the wrong way to categorise the series somehow, but never mind) tend to wheel around pretty often, but this is particularly good deal for the whole set. There a certain games which are buried deep in RPS’ DNA, and the semi-open world, post apocalyptic survival/horror/action STALKER is one of them. If you haven’t played them, you are everything that’s wrong with humanity missing out some of the most ambitious and atmospheric shooters of all time. … [visit site to read more]

PC Gamer

Want to play some free games this weekend? Steam's latest Free Weekend promotion has a couple to choose from, and they couldn't be more different. One lets you colonise an alien world, another lets you spray liquid faeces at buildings and people.

I'll let you decide which sounds more appealing. No judgements.

In one corner we have Firaxis's latest, Civilization: Beyond Earth. In the other corner, Volition's absurdist open-world comedy Saints Row. It's the full series that's playable, including Saints Row 2Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.

I particularly enjoyed the latter two Saints Rows, which are enjoyably silly and perfect for a mindless weekend of laughs and carnage. If you are in the mood for something more considered, Beyond Earth is a perfectly good alternative. I'm not it's greatest fan—much preferring last year's Endless Legend—but our reviewer liked it a lot.

To download any of the games, head to their Steam page and click the "Play Game" button. You've got until Sunday to get your free time in, and each game is discounted until Monday if you like what you play.

Announcement - Valve
Play the Saints Row franchise for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup the full Saints Row series at up to 80% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play Saints Row IV. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
Hello, fans! I wanted to take a quick moment to address our Dawn of War community and provide an update for you all!

First off, I'm very happy to announce that a minor patch that will be going out today. This update addresses a few technical issues, corrects some statistical anomalies and adds minor button functionality to our automatch completed game page.

In addition to this update, we also wanted to let everyone know that we will be building out our community team this year. We've shrunk in size here at Relic - from three people to one - and recognize that we need more assistance to better serve our Dawn of War community! We ask our fans for patience during this time, and are looking forward to introducing you to new staff as they come on!

Patch notes for today's update are as follows:

Dawn of War 2 Titles

Updated build:

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

ver. 3.19.1.10235 Dawn of War 2 Retribution




1. WorldBuilder
  • Resolved crash issues with the Worldbuilder when creating user generated maps.
2. Automatch

  • Can now click “continue” after a ranked game is complete.
3. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where stats were only being recorded when a player conceded or ended a game.
4. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where some achievements would not unlock.

    • i.e. Primarch and other difficulty achievements.

    • i.e. Unlocking Last Stand war gear progression items.
5. Pause

  • Pause/Break Key now functions for Single Player.

  • Pause/Break Key during Replays now function.
6. Lobby/Chat

  • Some behavior with Party Chat and General Chat have been adjusted.

    • i.e. Party Chat isn't automatically selected when entering a party/lobby if the general chat is already open.


Dawn of War 1 Titles


Updated build:

ver. 197807 Dawn of War Game of The Year / Winter Assault

ver. 197806 Dawn of War Dark Crusade

ver. 452 Dawn of War Soulstorm



1. Misc.

  • Resolved some server exception issues.

This update will go live at approximately 11am pacific standard time.

We look forward to a bright year for both the Dawn of War 1 and Dawn of War 2 communities!
Community Announcements - Cynthia_RE
Hello, fans! I wanted to take a quick moment to address our Dawn of War community and provide an update for you all!

First off, I'm very happy to announce that a minor patch that will be going out today. This update addresses a few technical issues, corrects some statistical anomalies and adds minor button functionality to our automatch completed game page.

In addition to this update, we also wanted to let everyone know that we will be building out our community team this year. We've shrunk in size here at Relic - from three people to one - and recognize that we need more assistance to better serve our Dawn of War community! We ask our fans for patience during this time, and are looking forward to introducing you to new staff as they come on!

Patch notes for today's update are as follows:

Dawn of War 2 Titles

Updated build:

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

ver. 3.19.1.10235 Dawn of War 2 Retribution




1. WorldBuilder
  • Resolved crash issues with the Worldbuilder when creating user generated maps.
2. Automatch

  • Can now click “continue” after a ranked game is complete.
3. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where stats were only being recorded when a player conceded or ended a game.
4. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where some achievements would not unlock.

    • i.e. Primarch and other difficulty achievements.

    • i.e. Unlocking Last Stand war gear progression items.
5. Pause

  • Pause/Break Key now functions for Single Player.

  • Pause/Break Key during Replays now function.
6. Lobby/Chat

  • Some behavior with Party Chat and General Chat have been adjusted.

    • i.e. Party Chat isn't automatically selected when entering a party/lobby if the general chat is already open.


Dawn of War 1 Titles


Updated build:

ver. 197807 Dawn of War Game of The Year / Winter Assault

ver. 197806 Dawn of War Dark Crusade

ver. 452 Dawn of War Soulstorm



1. Misc.

  • Resolved some server exception issues.

This update will go live at approximately 11am pacific standard time.

We look forward to a bright year for both the Dawn of War 1 and Dawn of War 2 communities!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Back on the road.

Y’know GSC Game World? Oh, you do! The Ukrainian studio behind spookyhard FPS series S.T.A.L.K.E.R.? Oh, you must! You remember – they seemed to close in 2011 but held on a bit longer, still working on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 for a few months then cancelling it, and since only resurfaced to weigh in on confusing brand rights issues. See, I knew you knew them. Well, they’re back, baby! Boom! And other exciting onomatopoeia. They’ve announced a return to active game-making, and chatted a little about what went down, including about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2’s fate.

… [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

See this here? This is a bargepole. It is, I would say, approximately ten feet long. What I’m doing with this bargepole is very deliberately not touching something with it. Even if said bargepole were a hundred feet long, I would still be very deliberately not touching something with it. That something is a crowdfunding attempt for a game called ‘STALKER Apocalypse.’ The people making it previously tried to make a game called Areal.

Yeah, the Areal that got abruptly pulled down from Kickstarter because it made all kinds of dodgy promises about being a spiritual S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel. “Stalker is just a word”, apparently. Uh. … [visit site to read more]

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