Valve announced today that Steam has reached over 100 million active users on the service. It comes as part of a major update, which also includes a design overhaul, and the announcement that the store has a library of over 3700 titles. During January of this year, Valve's active user count sat at 75 million, meaning in past nine months there have been a 33% increase in active users.

It should be noted that Valve did not define "active user," though it probably refers to user accounts that have been signed on to at least once in the last year, or recently enough to have made the required periodic handshake to the Steam servers.

A new shooter is coming to Steam Early Access later this year. Reakktor Studios recently revealed a gameplay trailer and screenshots for their upcoming game, Toxikk. Designed in the spirit of the arena shooters of the late 90s, Toxikk features eight-player Classic Maps and sixteen-player Massive Maps. The game is also touted as having "no classes, no levelling, no loadouts, no iron sight aiming, no regenerating health, and no free to play". Head inside to check out the trailer and the screenshots!

A common complaint of longtime fans of Resident Evil is that recent main series entries have eased up on the survival-horror aspects and focused more on action. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 launches next year and promises to be more horror-based, and Capcom has said in the past that they'll include more survival-horror elements in future games, but it may only be the spin-offs that get that classic, horror treatment. An explanation from Capcom suggests that spin-off games like Revelations 2 will cater to the horror-loving crowd, while main series entries aim for a wider audience. 

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has been showcasing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at Tokyo Game Show, and in addition to yesterday's plethora of screenshots even more images from the game have been released. The new screenshots reveal a companion for Big Boss, but it's not a human. The Phantom Pain borrows from Call of Duty: Ghosts in assigning a canine partner who, like Big Boss himself, is rocking an eye patch. Aw, they match! Click below to check out more pictures of Snake's new wolf friend.

Upcoming survival-horror game Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will star series veteran Claire Redfield and newcomer Moira Burton (daughter of fan-favorite character Barry Burton) on a a lonely island located somewhere in the distant sea. The duo is kidnapped and locked up in a rundown prison infested with creatures called "The Afflicted," and must survive attacks from the infected. A demo for the game is currently playable at Tokyo Game Show, and we've got footage of it running on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can check it out by clicking below!

Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the episodic sequel to the 2012 survival-horror game, will give gamers the chance to play as Claire Redfield for the first time in a long time. Set to launch early next year, Revelations 2 is set in between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 (the original took place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5) and sees Claire and Moira Burton (daughter of Barry Burton) kidnapped and stranded on a prison island infested with The Afflicted. More story details have been revealed in a recent interview, including the fact that Claire and Moira will be under constant surveillance by a malevolent force. Hit the jump for more details!

In a recent Kotaku interview with Disney Infinity producer John Vignocchi, we learned how they chose which Marvel characters to add to the next game in the series, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Apart from sifting through the huge amount of characters, they also had to consider what would provide balanced gameplay.

"Over 8,000?! That's amazing. So there are over 8,000 Marvel characters to choose from. Obviously everyone knows franchises like Spider-Man and the Avengers, but how did certain individuals like Iron Fist and Nova make the cut for the first wave of heroes?" — Kotaku

Find out more after the jump!

The Tokyo Game Show festivities are kicking off soon in Japan, and some developers are getting a head start by releasing trailers. This includes Tango Gameworks and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's upcoming survival-horror game The Evil Within. In a new trailer, which blends eerily peaceful music with gruesome scenes, some of the terrifying monsters and deadly traps that you'll encounter in the game are showcased. The Evil Within launches on October PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and you can get a good look at it right now by clicking below!

After several days of rumors and reports, it was officially confirmed yesterday that Minecraft developer Mojang had been purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $2.5 billion. We learned earlier today that this will not affect the sale of the PlayStation, PC, or mobile versions of the game, but Microsoft still expects the deal to become profit positive during fiscal 2015. If so, both sides will be coming out of this deal with a mountain of money. How will Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson spend the cash he's just made? Conan O'Brien gives his humorous take on it in a new video. Check it out after the jump!

Assassin's Creed Unity blends a mission-driven narrative and stealth gameplay with a vast and seamless open game world set in Paris, France. As a first for the series, Unity's main campaign allows for cooperative play of up to four players tackling the secrets of the French Revolution all at once. Due to an unfortunate delay, you'll have to wait until November 11 (the same day that the last gen Assassin's Creed Rogue launches)  to pick up Unity, but you can check out the game's co-op action in a new trailer from Ubisoft by clicking below!