My recommendations for the Steam Winter Sale of December 26 to December 27

Now that all of the recent Steam issues have been properly fixed we can once more focus on what's really important, buying more games than we could ever have enough free time to play!

Or if you're interested in only grabbing a couple of good ones at a big discount then take a look at my recommended list for today's Steam sale, you might find something that interests you:

Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to Steam on January 2016.

Which makes me wonder why they even bothered with all of the shifty misdirection surrounding Rise of the Tomb Raider's PC version if they're just going to release it only two months after the Xbox versions.

Either way, according to the recently opened Steam store page the release for Rise of the Tomb Raider is set for January though no specific date or system requirements were given.

My recommendations for the steam winter sale of December 25-26

This article was supposed to come up yesterday but Steam decided to surprise everyone with an information leak for Christmas so the servers were down for a while.

The issues have now been fixed however and everything is more or less back to normal so here's my somewhat delayed, again, Steam sale recommendation list for December 25-26:

Steam servers are having caching issues so accounts are getting randomly assigned

If any of you logged in to Steam in the past few hours you might have noticed that your account is now under a different name, perhaps even a language you can't speak.

Don't worry, you haven't actually been hacked nor has your account been changed. Steam servers are currently having some massive issues related to what I assume is storing user sessions so people are getting matched with wrong accounts.

Update: According to SteamDB the issue is indeed on Valve's end and the Steam service hasn't been hacked. 

Update 2: Everything seems to be back to normal now.

Steam Sale Recommendations for December 24-25 brings you the the best deals and most interesting games out there

I'm somewhat late with today's installment given the usual craziness that happens around Christmas. But now that everyone is properly comatose from obscene amounts of cake I have a bit of time to go over some really good Steam Deals.

There are no daily deals in this Winter Sale so no matter when you end up reading this, as long as its before January 4, the discounts will still be in effect. With that said, let's start:

After years in development Grim Dawn is now finally content complete

Grim Dawn is an ARPG that has been in development for many years now, before Path of Exile or Diablo 3 were even specs on the horizon. It started off as a small pet project by a couple of old Titan Quest developers but after its Kickstarter campaign and Early Access release the scope and development speed increased rapidly.

And now, after all these years of waiting Grim Dawn is fully content complete after its latest update brought in the finale, tons of new legendary items, a new roguelike dungeon and much more.

Starcraft 2 holiday event brings double exp as well as hourly tournaments

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void might have a really cliche story but on the gameplay front it brought in a lot of improvements such as automated tournaments, co-op game modes, nifty cosmetic rewards and a whole bunch more.

So if you were ever interested in improving yourself in SC2 or just wanted to try out some co-op with a friend now would be the time because there is a double experience event going on as well as hourly tournaments that will allow you to test your mettle at any point in the day.

Sleeping Dogs spinoff game Triad Wars is shutting down next month

Sleeping Dogs was by all accounts a very good game, an open world GTA "clone" that had an interesting narrative, some great brawler combat and a giant map to explore, all the fun stuff. So I wasn't surprised when I heard it would be getting a spin-off game but for some reason that spin-off, Triad Wars, ended up being a "not really multiplayer" multiplayer game set in a small chunk of the Sleeping Dogs world.

Despite the game being a disappointment for Sleeping Dogs fans its still a sad thing to see the Triad Wars team announce that they will be closing down the game next month, on January 20th.

Final Fantasy VI mod replaces the ugly bi-linear blurry filter

A lot of Final Fantasy games have recently been ported, or announced, for the PC and most of them look like faithful adaptations of the original games. The Final Fantasy VI port is sadly not one of those games, instead it comes with completely re-done graphics that somehow manage to look worse than those found in the SNES version.

The most annoying thing of all was the smoothing filter that was applied to everything making the whole game a blurry mess. Thankfully, a modder by the name of Nyxo has managed to remove the filter and bring the game's graphics slightly closer to the original ones.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, the remastered version of the base game is now available on non PC platforms

The PC version of the enhanced edition has been out for a while now and it is a massive improvement over the base game, especially in terms of storytelling which was on the bad side of cheesy when Original Sin first launched.

And now the upgraded version has arrived to Mac, Linux and SteamOS along with numerous performance improvements that will be added to the PC version as well. RPG fans rejoice!