The Sims 4's encroaching pixelization is the latest in a long line of hilarious anti-piracy efforts.
Here I am, sitting in a tin can... in a mind bogglingly large space sim.
From puzzlers to old-school RPGs and a whole lot more, these titles were the cream of the PC gaming crop in 2014.
It's Christmas, and the group known as Lizard Squad just discovered its heart is three sizes too small.
In a special miniature edition of Missing Pieces we wrap up the week's last-minute, please-go-away gaming news.
And soon you'll be able to toss back a few beers with Pac-Man. Really!
Based on the classic novel, this interactive fiction experience blends excellent writing with empowering decision-making.
They're small, scrappy, and just as enjoyable as big-name games. Don't miss these standout titles from a busy year.
Merry Gabemas and a Happy Steam Year!
'Hey Gabe, why don't we just make an Xbox 360 controller?' says some guy at Valve, presumably.