Steam Early Access was intended to be a way for developers to test their products and receive feedback from the players. But recently, many developers have been taking advantage of this service. This could mean releasing a game in a completely broken format just to take money from the consumers to never finish the game, or just never releasing the game once it's been put into Early Access.

According to Valve, Early Access is supposed to be a "place for games that are in a playable alpha or beta state, are worth the current value of the playable build, and the developer plans to continue to develop for release", and games should also be in a finished state upon Early Access release.

While this service has had some great games released because of it, such as Day Z, many games have also done many unfair things to the consumer. In May, Earth: Year 2066 was released as broken and unfit for sale. Valve has realized their mistakes with the Early Access service, and they have now updated their guidelines with four new rules developers with hopefully follow.

The launch of Assassin's Creed Unity has been plagued by a myriad of glitches, and game crashes have been all too frequent. Ubisoft is working on ways to fix the various problems with the game, but in the meantime they have identified some of Unity's social features as being particularly buggy. Ubisoft is recommending that all Unity players delete all of their in-game contacts to increase the game's performance. Of course, that's a very inconvenient solution, given the game's social nature. Hopefully these issues are resolved soon.

Many analysts have stated that the incredibly lucrative Call of Duty franchise has peaked, and that its sales will likely begin to decline. That remains to be seen in the long term, but for now the popular shooter is still king.

Activision reports that Advance Warfare is the "biggest entertainment launch of the year," bringing in more money right out of the gate than any other video game (sorry, Destiny), movie, musical album, or book in 2014. Additionally, the Call of Duty franchise as a whole has now generated over $10 billion in sales worldwide, with CEO Bobby Kotick noting that this puts it above hit movies like the Hunger Games, Transformers, Iron Man, and Avengers all combined.

Early Access is growing in popularity, but its effectiveness has been called into question by a recent study. With Early Access, fans pay a fee to start playing a game that's still currently in development. The developer can then use that money and fan feedback to improve the game, theoretically leading to a higher quality final product. While that is the case for some games, a big problem with the system so far is that many Early Access games never get completed. Hit the jump for more details!

Telltale's video game adaption of the hit show Game of Thronelaunches soon, and today we received the first teaser trailer for the game. You'll be playing as different members of the Forrester household, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Throughout the six episodes of the series you'll meet characters from the show and shape the story with your actions. Check out the trailer by clicking below!

The MMORPG juggernaut that is Destiny has some pretty cool graphics in-game, so it stands to reason that their actual cinematics would look even better. Proving this point is a new trailer for the game's upcoming expansion, known as "The Dark Below", that has been leaked online. To put it simply, it looks epic.

The expansion focuses on a long-forgotten enemy from below the surface of the Moon, and it will bring new story quests and missions, three new competitive multiplayer arenas, and a new Strike and Raid to the game.

See the video after the jump!

Gamnesia Recommends is a ’new’ feature that has been revived from the bygone days of our sister site, Zelda Informer. Each week, one writer takes the podium to talk about a game you might have missed and owe to yourself to have a look at. This week, we’re looking at PAYDAY 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3).

I’ll say this right now: PAYDAY 2 is not a game for the impatient. I picked up the title following an intense energy drink-fuelled weekend of its predecessor PAYDAY: The Heist, a game that makes a serious effort at excluding newcomers with the complete absence of a tutorial, I was relieved to realize that PAYDAY 2 does what any good sequel does; it elevates the core concepts of the original and takes them to the next level without compromising on quality. In PAYDAY 2 terms, this meant more maps, more features, and more confusion

With Just Cause 3 having been officially announced for a little over a week, there is understandably little information available. Fortunately, some details have emerged, due in no small part to an interview from Game Informer. Avalanche Studios' own Christofer Sundberg states that, despite Just Cause 2's still-lauded PC multiplayer mod, there will be no multiplayer element in Just Cause 3 upon release. That isn't to say Avalanche won't patch in multiplayer content at a later date, however.

Moreover, director Roland Lesterlin stated that the in-game world would likely be of comparable size to Just Cause 2's sprawling overworld, but that Just Cause 3's map would be of greater detail. Hit the jump for some quotations from these key developers!

In December 2013, the Indian Supreme Court restored an old, previously shot down law from 1861 which dictates that homosexual intercourse will be criminalized. Because of this, Electronic Arts has pulled Dragon Age: Inquisition from selling in India. EA states that all orders of the game will be refunded regardless of purchase date or payment method.

Read past the jump for more info.

We may have some bad news for PC gamers looking forward to the port of the Metal Gear Solid V games, as it seems that Ground Zeroes is going to be capped at 60FPS on PC, this may also mean that the Phantom Pain shall suffer the same fate. This was given alongside some of the overall information regarding the PC port specifically, on the Steam forums by the development team of the game. 

You can read more, and see what the devs said, after the jump!