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Hard in the Uplay-nt

Hard in the Uplay-nt: Ubisoft pulls upcoming PC games from Steam


Going hard in the Uplay-nt
Nov 06
// Steven Hansen
Ubisoft's biggest three upcoming releases, F4r Cry, Assassin's Creed Unity, and The Crew have been pulled from Steam, the place where a lot of people buy and play their PC games.  PCGamesN got this statement from Ub...
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Nintendo eShop

You can now buy eShop games on Nintendo.com


Pre-orders are also supported
Oct 15
// Jordan Devore
As pleasant as it is to hear Nintendo music while shopping for games digitally, sometimes you just want to get in and get out -- no fanfare needed. Here's our alternative at last. It's now possible to buy certain 3DS and Wii ...
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New Steam

Valve rolls out major Steam redesign


Promises better discoverability and more customization
Sep 22
// Jordan Devore
As a platform, Steam hasn't been able to keep up with the rate at which new games are coming out -- there were more than 1,300 releases in the last nine months alone, says Valve -- but today's so-called Discovery update inten...
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PC games

Half of PC gamers will wait for a sale before buying games


A recent survey casts some interesting light on digital sales
Sep 10
// Alasdair Duncan
If there's one phrase you get used to hearing when talking about PC games, it's "I'll wait for a bundle or sale." It's common knowledge if you wait a while, you can get a better price through places like Steam, Green Man Gami...
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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online


So finds the the Journal of Industrial Ecology
Sep 07
// Kyle MacGregor
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ...
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GOG.com

You've got 4 days to buy 35 games from GOG.com before they're gone


Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Red Faction will be removed from sale
Aug 30
// Alasdair Duncan
One of the assumptions of buying games digitally is that you assume they'll always be available. That's sadly not the case, but GOG.com is offering discounts on 35 games that it will be removing from its catalog on Septe...
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GOG.com

GOG.com now supports Linux with new and old games alike


And there's an obligatory sale
Jul 24
// Jordan Devore
Digital distributor GOG.com has launched its Linux support earlier than expected and, as of today, there are more than 50 games that feature Linux versions on the site. A number of these titles are also on sale, because you c...
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Charity

People like you helped raise $1M for charity through the Humble Store


That's 10 percent of store proceeds to date
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
Since its launch last November, the Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity. That's the result of ten percent of all store proceeds going to charities -- the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Fo...
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Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll now selling Japanese indie games


Pick them up at a discount now until Saturday
Jun 13
// Brittany Vincent
Good news, Japanese indie game fans. Crunchyroll has announced a collaboration with Nyu Media Limited that will bring said games to the Crunchyroll Store. Starting today, Crunchyroll users can purchase Nyu Media's releases di...
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Deal North

Deal North: Super crazy Amazon Digital Games sale


Over 1,000 digital PC games on sale
May 22
// Dale North
Amazon has some of the lowest prices ever on this batch of over 1,000 digital PC games for their MAYhem promotion. This event run from today through May 31, but the catch is that some of the lowest prices are only live for 48...
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GOG.com

If GOG.com gets into selling early-access games, it won't follow Steam's model


Not exactly
May 19
// Jordan Devore
The gap between Steam and GOG.com has further widened now that Valve has embraced the sale of work-in-progress games under its Early Access program while the latter digital distributor has continued to focus on curating finis...
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Steam

So many games have released on Steam this year


More games hit Steam this year already than all of last year
May 15
// Jordan Devore
It's no secret that Steam is approving games left and right, granting access to developers that wouldn't have been so fortunate in prior years. Tracking the number of new releases on Steam, Gamasutra has learned that more tit...
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NPD: Three out of four US gamers prefer physical games


And other fun core gamer stats from 2014
May 14
// Dale North
NPD's Core Gaming 2014 report shows that gamers still dig physical copies, with 74 percent of gamers in the United States saying that they would choose a physical copy of a game over a digital one. Digital acceptance is growi...
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Sparkle 2

Sparkle 2 set to glisten all over PS4 and Vita screens May 20


Marble shooters are kinda my jam
May 12
// Brittany Vincent
Luxor Zuma Sparkle 2, 10tons' PS4 marble shooter, is hitting the PlayStation Network for both PS4 and Vita on May 20, with cross buy support and a free trial if you're just not sure that shooting marbles is really your ...
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BurgerTime World Tour

BurgerTime World Tour is $5 now through April 30 before it disappears forever


Forever ever? For-EVER EVER?
Apr 17
// Brittany Vincent
MonkeyPaw Games is holding a funeral one last sale for BurgerTime: World Tour, allowing players to snap it up for only $5 before it's yanked from the digital distribution channels forever on April 30. You may be thinking th...
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Humble Bundle

Fast2Play, Kinguin, and sister sites reselling Humble Bundle keys


7 Entertainment responds with official comment
Mar 31
// Brittany Vincent
Just like you can always count on a Humble Bundle to offer up some fantastic deals for ridiculously low prices, you can also count on someone to take advantage of a service to make a profit. It turns out that, via Game Inform...
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Deals

Thief, Tomb Raider, and more half price on Xbox Live


Deals for Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Mar 25
// Jordan Devore
Xbox One deals straight from the console's digital marketplace itself are a welcome sight indeed. This week's Xbox Live sales are available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners alike from March 28 - 30: Thief (50 percent off), Tom...
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GOG.com

GOG.com adding Linux support this fall


Including classic games
Mar 18
// Jordan Devore
GOG.com and Linux seem like a perfect couple but, last we heard, the digital distributor wasn't planning on supporting the operating system in the foreseeable future. Heck of an update on that front: Linux support is now plan...
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Deals

Save up to 90 percent in GOG.com's new bundle sale


There's a bit of a wildcard to this one
Mar 14
// Jordan Devore
It's Friday, so rest assured GOG.com has discounts to peruse. Now, there's a traditional sale, with standalone discounts on games like Shadow Warrior ($9.99), Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs ($7.99), and Deadly Premonition: Direc...
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Steam Greenlight

Latest Steam Greenlight batch includes Crawl


That's all I needed to hear
Mar 04
// Jordan Devore
In the time since Alasdair wrote about Crawl and its superb trailer earlier today, the arcade-y multiplayer dungeon crawler has been approved for release on Steam. Nice timing there. A bunch of other games were greenlit too, ...
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Steam

Valve launches Steam Family Sharing for all users


Not at all outrageous
Feb 28
// Jordan Devore
Steam has rolled out its Family Sharing feature to all users today following its beta release. As the name implies, it allows users to share their game libraries with others. To enable the feature, first set up Steam Guard if...
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Steam

Steam developers can now start sales without Valve


Self-serve promotions
Feb 26
// Jordan Devore
Developers with games on Steam can initiate sales without seeking approval from Valve now that new Steamworks tools have gone live. Promotions can be scheduled up to two months in advance and the discount percentage and sale ...
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Xbox One

Microsoft considering competitively pricing digital games


'On the agenda'
Jan 25
// Wesley Ruscher
Speaking in a Reddit thread,regarding the state of digital downloads for Microsoft's Xbox One, Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has confirmed that competitive digital priced games is "indeed on the agenda" as well as other "great st...
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Digital property: 3rd age

Digital property: Entering the Third Age


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Jan 12
// ShadeOfLight
[Yesterday's Collector's Corner post reminded me of this awesome piece Dtoid community blogger ShadeOfLight wrote a few months back. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] It ...
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Xbox One

The Xbox One could've released without a disc drive


Game file sizes proved too high for Microsoft
Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
In the what-if scenario of the day, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer tells OXM that the company considered making the Xbox One a "purely disc-less console." Another forward-looking idea for the system that didn't pan out, ...
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Marvel

Some Marvel games have vanished from Steam, PSN, XBL


Activision-published Deadpool, Spider-Man, and X-Men titles affected
Jan 01
// Jordan Devore
Deadpool, a game that released on June 25, 2013, is no longer available for purchase on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Steam -- and it's not alone. Other games presumably impacted by a licensing agreement with Marvel comi...

Deal North: Crazy good download deals and more

Dec 19 // Dale North
First, here are a few cool things I've highlighted: Don't miss Toilet Tycoon, guys. You'll shit over its $1.99 price. And speaking of shit, Aliens Colonial Marines is also $1.99 through tomorrow. Preorder Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PC today on Amazon and get $10 off. It will be released digitally on January 9, 2014.  Also, the Humble Store has lots of really nice deals. Discounted games galore on Amazon: GTA Trilogy + GTA IV -- $10.99 XCOM Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within pack -- $19.99 Final Fantasy VII -- $5.99 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- $14.99 I AM ALIVE -- $7.49 Far Cry 3 -- $14.99 Rocksmith -- $14.99 Binary Domain -- $3.75 (Do it. Do it. Do it.) Bioshock Triple Pack -- $14.99 Borderlands 2 and Borderlands GOTY -- $11.99 Medieval II: Total War Collection -- $4.99 Command and Conquer The Ultimate Collection -- $4.99 Dead Space 2 -- $4.99 To The Moon -- $2.49 Brutal Legend and its soundtrack -- $12.50 Kentucky Route Zero -- $12.50 Pet Vet 3D: Animal Hospital -- Triple Threat -- $3.40 (I'm not fucking around.) PixelJunk Eden -- $2.50 Firaxis Pack: XCOM EU, Civ V Gold, Civ IV Complete) -- $14.99 GameStop deals: Get an old DSi for $50 Get a used Xbox 360 for $79.99 Lots of games are under $20 DualShock 3 controllers are $10 off NewEgg: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy -- get $10 gift card with pre-order Remember Me -- $19.99 Hyperkin NES RetroN1 -- $17.99 Kmart: Pokemon X and Y are $29.99 PSN: Add $50 to your wallet via Paypal and get a bonus $10 Buy.com/Rakuten: 250GB Xbox 360 hard drive -- $48.99
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Corgi sleigh full of deals
Imagine me as Santa. Imagine me flying high above your home in a sleigh filled with crazy good deals on downloadable games, guided by fuzzy little flying corgis with reindeer antlers. It's snowing. The ground is glimmering.&n...

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GOG.com

GOG.com site strains at the start of its Winter Sale


The website is offering the first three Fallout games for free
Dec 12
// Alasdair Duncan
Well, I'm sure this hasn't gone to plan for the folks over at GOG.com; today saw the launch of their Winter Sale and the website has been unreachable for a good portion of the day. Which might be a good thing as this is a sig...
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PS Plus

PS Plus members get Borderlands 2 this week


Holiday Sale savings too
Dec 09
// Conrad Zimmerman
This week's PlayStation promotions have been revealed and there are some delightful presents Sony is giving out starting tomorrow. First off, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get Borderlands 2 added to the Instant Game Colle...
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GOG.com

GOG.com to introduce 30-day full refunds for broken games


The move is being described as 'an act of trust' from gamers
Dec 09
// Alasdair Duncan
In another welcome move, GOG.com will start giving 100% refunds on its games, if gamers are unable to run them. This moves follows EA's similar move to give refunds on first-party games on Origin earlier in the year. If supp...

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