The Psychology of Steam Sales

The Psychology of Steam Sales

I’m not sure whether to be proud or ashamed. My personal Steam account now stands at a whopping 466 products. According to Steam store transactions listed on my account, I have spent $1307.22 on games, and have redeemed 220 codes (almost universally from promotions like the Humble Bundle) on my account. On top of this,  I’ve only actually played 210 of the products I’ve spent—and wasted—so much money on. So […]

Owners of Elite: Dangerous Non-Steam Will be Getting Keys ‘Soon’

Owners of Elite: Dangerous Non-Steam Will be Getting Keys ‘Soon’

Frontier Developments, creators of starship simulator Elite: Dangerous, will be giving away Steam keys to anyone who bought the game from their official website following the game’s Steam release last month.  After the game was released on Steam last month, several customers were worried that their copies would not have the security, updates, and community features of the Steam release. The initial requests for free keys were denied, but now […]

Warframe Community Afraid of Change

Warframe Community Afraid of Change

It’s no secret that Warframe is currently one of the most played free-to-play games on PC. Hell, at the time of writing, only DOTA 2 and Team Fortress 2 are ahead as far as F2P titles are concerned, and that’s telling quite a lot. It’s only natural for one so large and involved community to rage whenever a significant change may be dropped on their heads, and that’s exactly what’s […]

Payday 2 and Its DLC Are Getting Cheaper

Payday 2 and Its DLC Are Getting Cheaper

Due to the tremendous support that Overkill has gotten for its bank-robbing simulator over the past year and a half, the price of Payday 2 and the DLC created during the first sixteen months of release will be getting a permanent price reduction on Steam. Overkill coupled this news with the release of a free update which adds the Meltdown Heist and a new mask, now available to all players […]

Developers of ‘Kill The Faggot’ Lose Major Support

Developers of ‘Kill The Faggot’ Lose Major Support

Earlier on in the week you may have heard about the vicious, homophobic game ‘Kill The Faggot’ being taken off Steam thanks to the complaints of the enraged community. This highlighted that Steam’s ‘Greenlight’ system needed severe updating and on a whole re-imagining from the ground up. Still in the aftermath of this game we are left to wonder who would create such a thing. Maybe a better question is […]

Galaxy Beta from GOG.com; Is It Good? Bad? Ugly?

Galaxy Beta from GOG.com; Is It Good? Bad? Ugly?

Galaxy certainly isn’t ugly. On Tuesday the 5th of May, GOG.com launched the beta for their new DRM-free platform, named Galaxy. Now that I’ve had a few days to play around in it, I would like to share my thoughts. Galaxy is a sleek, shiny little program. Featured games are given a large image that proves to be very eye-catching. The front-page of the store looks generally uncluttered, but manages to […]

Steam Needs Some Fixing

Steam Needs Some Fixing

For how much praise Steam gets for being the most user-friendly digital distributor on the PC, over the past few months some very poor decisions have been made regarding the open storefront, and what used to be a stable gaming market is now under threat of collapse. Most of the problems that have arisen have been the fault of Valve having a stupendously weak quality assurance program, allowing any old […]

Homophobic Game Removed From Steam

Homophobic Game Removed From Steam

A game that rewards its players for killing gay and transgender people has been removed from Steam’s official website after a series of complaints. The creatively titled “Kill The Faggot” was removed from Steam’s Greenlight section shortly after it was uploaded by creators Skaldic Games. Although Steam supply no specialist screening process for games to make it onto their Greenlight section, developers must pay an upfront fee of $100 in […]

GOG Galaxy Beta Begins Today!

GOG Galaxy Beta Begins Today!

A Steam competitor has just hit the market, and it’s made by one of the most popular PC game distributors out there: Good Old Games. GOG has been in business for a little under seven years now selling PC titles on the cheap, offering frequent deals and sales much like other distribution platforms but instead focusing on classic titles from the days of yore. They’ve certainly grown in popularity during […]

Black Mesa on Steam Early Access!

Black Mesa on Steam Early Access!

As some of you may be aware, the ambitious Half-Life remake project Black Mesa posted a mysterious countdown on it’s website a few days ago. No, it wasn’t a countdown to Half-Life 3, but rather a countdown to the game’s Steam Early Access release! The project was first released originally in 2012, without the final ‘Xen’ portions of the original. The developers assure us that Xen is on it’s way, […]