"In the first week of 2014, $400k was paid out to content creators", noted Valve during the second Steam Day (summarised on Steamdb) - those content creators being people like you or me who belong to the Team Fortress 2 or Dota 2 communities.
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition's first mash-up pack is themed around the Mass Effect series and will launch tomorrow.
Drew Karpyshyn, ex-BioWare developer and lead writer of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, has revealed in detail how his original idea for the trilogy's ending could have played out.
A Mass Effect 3 writer has spoken about the difficulties faced within the games industry when creating "engaging" female characters.
EA has backtracked on an earlier statement that all of the publisher's future games will include micro-transactions.
It's been a year since Mass Effect 3's release, and BioWare is finally ready to let go of its baby. Citadel is not just the last expansion for the game but a send-off for the entire trilogy, filled with lore, old faces, in-jokes and cameos. It's a witty and touching goodbye to the series' characters and a love letter to the game's hardcore fans.
BioWare has unveiled a new trailer for Mass Effect 3: Citadel, the game's final expansion.
The Achievements/Trophy list for Mass Effect 3: Citadel, the game's final add-on, has appeared online.
BioWare has announced Mass Effect 3: Citadel, the final single-player expansion for the game, and the final multiplayer expansion, Reckoning.
Mass Effect maker BioWare has announced a version of strategy board game Risk themed around its space opera series of video games.
Dead Space 3 players with a Mass Effect 3 save on their console will be able to unlock a modified version of Commander Shepard's armour, publisher EA has announced.
UPDATE #2: EA has this evening informed Eurogamer that GamerSyndrome's information did not come from EA or BioWare at all. We separately contacted GamerSyndrome who told us that the information came from an "unreliable source" and that the site was investigating the matter.
BioWare has dropped hints about the next Mass Effect 3 DLC, which will follow last week's disappointing Omega add-on.
You can buy officially sanctioned Mass Effect and Mirror's Edge fine art.
Battlefield 3 expansion Aftermath is available today for European PlayStation 3 owners. The download costs £11.99 or is free for those with Battlefield 3 Premium.
BioWare is trying something different with Mass Effect 3: Omega. After Leviathan, a story-fuelled race around the galaxy that wrapped revelatory new lore around dazzling locations and likeable characters, Mass Effect fans get the opposite. Omega is a dark, hard-fought slog through the belly of the dingy Mass Effect 2 space station. It rambles, it gets lost, and it ultimately feels weightless.
Over the last six years, developers have sought to find balance in their cross-platform development, weighing up the pluses and minuses of the PS3 and Xbox 360 and looking to strike a good balance between the two. Microsoft concentrates on a stronger graphics core while Sony has put its efforts into an advanced CPU, but on a general level most games these days work out pretty well overall on both machines. With Wii U, the balance in processing power shifts again: Nintendo has beefed up the graphics core beyond current-gen standards, but all the evidence points to a weaker CPU.
BioWare has asked fans whether Mass Effect 4 should be a sequel to the existing trilogy or take place before, Phantom Menace-style.
UPDATE #2: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has told gamers they should contact Activision's customer service if they experience "issues" with their game disc.
Mass Effect 4 will run on DICE's Frostbite engine, the latest version of which was used in Battlefield 3.
BioWare has called for fan feedback as it begins work on the next Mass Effect game.
In Omega, the new downloadable add-on for BioWare's science fiction role-playing shooter Mass Effect 3, two never before playable characters steal the show.
Mass Effect 3 developer BioWare has released nine minutes of footage from the game's upcoming anime prequel, Paragon Lost.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has again blown its trumpet at music from some of the biggest games ever.
Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC will be the most expansive and expensive add-on yet, maker BioWare has announced.
A huge new Mass Effect 3 multiplayer expansion will see the return of the Collectors - the enemy race Shepard fought in Mass Effect 2.
BioWare's Mass Effect Trilogy bundle will include a limited selection of DLC.
BioWare has announced the Mass Effect Trilogy Edition, a compilation of all three Mass Effect games in one big box.
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition for Wii U will include the From Ashes add-on, which launched as a paid day-one DLC pack on other platforms.