John Smedley on DayZ and H1Z1 similarities: “this is our take on the Zombie Apocalypse”

Splinter Cell: Echoes comics due this summer

Easter of the Vikings

Steam has 50 million users, up to 5 million playing concurrently

A big Steam logo. An appropriate image for a big service.

That news comes to you courtesy of the London Games Conference 2012, where Sega's John Clark has been speaking about the importance of community in PC gaming.

We've also learnt that there are some 500,000 subscribers to the Big Picture beta, while the Steam Workshop has over 300,000 items and about 106m community contributions. PC gaming is all about big numbers.

You vicarious enjoy a very limited version of the event through the official website here, as most of the PCGamesN team are doing right now.

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Easter of the Vikings

John Smedley on DayZ and H1Z1 similarities: “this is our take on the Zombie Apocalypse”

Splinter Cell: Echoes comics due this summer

Child of Light video shows off its painterly fantasy world

Half-Life VR 1.3 will bring virtual reality to Episode 1

Tropico 5 challenges you to hold power for 200 years

Minecraft

Minecrafting 144: Right-click an emerald

Ubisoft has over 9,000 employees. Possibly becoming the world’s largest gaming company

InSynch is a gorgeous stop-motion animated music game out on 24 April

Garry’s Mod virus filled servers with sound of coughing

Here Be Dragons has you hunt down the monsters of the sea for Queen and country

Guild Wars’ ninth anniversary starts three weeks early because of typo

Thief

Let's talk about Thief's anti-open world

This way lies madness: Gaslamp Games and Clockwork Empires

The Elder Scrolls Online review

Starbound updates slowed while team moved to UK

None like it hot: How heat’s your worst enemy in Elite: Dangerous

Elder Scrolls Online duping bug is wrecking game economy. Zenimax shut down guild bank

Indie

FTL: Advanced Edition transforms the spacefaring rogue-like into a mind control space circus

JetGetters' Kickstarter cancelled as developer finds investor

Attack of the Artifacts heralds a "more monstery" Card Hunter - flush with angry antiques and tournament tactics

Cortex Command updated with Steam Workshop, squad controls, and smarter AI

Blocky shooter Minimum leaves purgatory after being rescued by Atari

Alien: Isolation has one claw firmly stuck in 1979