"Popular PC sandbox game Garry’s Mod has reached a new sales milestone. The standalone game sold its 10 millionth copy over the holidays, creator Garry Newman announced on Twitter.The $10 Garry’s Mod, as its name suggests, began its life as a free mod for Valve’s Half-Life 2. As IGN notes, the standalone version was released in 2006 as part of Newman’s formation of Facepunch Studios."
It’s quite remarkable to hear that GMod made such a successful launch into the hearts and minds of modders of Half-Life 2. Not only did it launch the career of Garry Newman, who has gone on to release games like Rust, but in its 10 years of existence a vast number of people have gone on to make wonderful game creations and mods of their own using GMod as a base.
"It’s difficult to believe, but it’s already going on twenty-five years since Sonic the Hedgehog starred in his first title on the Sega Genesis. Back in those days, Sonic and Mario games stood toe to toe and symbolized what was perhaps one of the greatest rivalries in gaming history between their respective companies. Of course, the two mascots are much friendlier to each other nowadays, and regularly co-star in a popular sports series."
While I’m not the biggest Sonic fan on our site, the fact that the iconic Sega character has long outlived his companion consoles despite a creatively fledgling series of games (as of late) is nothing short of remarkable. It is a testament to the character, itself, being able to resonate with an audience for more than 25 years.
"Killer Instict’s Creative Director, Adam Isgreen, has confirmed via a Twitch interview that Killer Instict Season 3 will be coming to the PC this March. Adam also confirmed what most of us feared; this game will be exclusive to Windows 10. Whether this means that it will be a DX12-only game remains to be seen."
Although we had heard about Killer Instinct coming to PC as part of the inaugural “PC Gamer shills AMD products” E3 2015 conference, the Windows 10 exclusivity is a real bummer. Yeah, eventually a changeover to the platform might benefit some users, but just even the idea of a free-to-play version of basic games like Solitaire holds people back from platforms like Windows 10.