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11 new games added to GOG Connect

Good Old Games is one of the better consumer-friendly digital marketplaces because it provides you with DRM-free games and usually has some goodies thrown in for older games. Over the past year and a half, GOG has been allowing you to conne...

 
 
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Darksiders III and Biomutant getting DRM free versions on GOG

While Valve's Steam might be the dominant force for digital PC marketplaces, GOG.com has slowly been expanding its library to match the digital juggernaut. A lot of people prefer DRM free versions of games not tied to a digital launcher (ev...

 
 
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Deadpool is about to get pulled from the Steam store

It seems like the merc with a mouth just can't sit still for too long. High Moon Studio's Deadpool has come and gone from Steam so many times that hearing about another delisting is hardly surprising. Licenses expire and Activision has neve...

 
 
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PSA: Sonic Forces' PC port is a hot mess

Sonic Forces has already had a bit of an uphill battle to face releasing after Sonic Mania, but it looks like PC users are going to have an even rougher time of it. Thanks to the magic of Denuvo DRM, most users can't even progress past the ...

 
 
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Gran Turismo Sport is barely functional when offline

Always online DRM has been a hot topic for years now. While I can understand wanting to combat piracy, putting such a stipulation mostly hurts legitimate buyers when server issues crop up. Gran Turismo Sport looks to be the next game that s...

 
 
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Fans angry at Sonic Mania's Steam DRM requirements

Sonic Mania has burst onto the scene to heaps of praise from critics and the community, who have suffered terrible games featuring the blue blur for decades now. Something to celebrate, at long last.It's not all roses in Green Hill Zone how...

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda warps away from Denuvo in latest patch

On July 6, BioWare released a new update for the PC version of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The release notes at the time indicated that the patch was going to focus primarily on improving facial animations and stability, along with numerous oth...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Nintendo Switch won't be region locked

Back in October, when Nintendo first announced its upcoming Switch console, I couldn't help but feel a bit concerned about the prospect of the hardware manufacturer implementing a form of region-restrictions that may impede on a user's abil...

 
 
 
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Yogscast and Humble Bundle team up for an awesome cause

Yogscast is fairly popular, even if I couldn't name a single thing they've done. For a few years now, they've been hosting a "Jingle Jam" event to raise money for charities during the holiday season. It was only natural that Humble Bundle w...

 
 
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Grab Shadow Complex for $1 in the latest Humble Bundle

Shadow Complex is often hailed as one of the best Metroidvania style games around. I never got around to playing it, due to the game being based on the works of Orson Scott Card, but the newest Humble Bundle makes it tough to say no. $1 for...

 
 
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GOG has some more EA games that don't require Origin

I honestly had no clue that a lot of more recent EA titles were available at GOG.com. I've kind of sworn off of the publisher ever since it created Origin, but having its titles in a DRM-free manner could persuade me to pick up some older "...

 
 
 
 
 
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If you liked Darkspore you have a week left to play it

EA is pulling the plug on Maxis’ action-RPG Darkspore. The news was announced in December (thanks, PC Gamer) but it seems not many of us noticed… which may be the issue, let’s face it. “Today, we are announcing that...

 
 
 
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uPlay's latest update makes it a bit less annoying

Many people really, really hate Ubisoft’s uPlay platform. It’s seen as an unnecessary thing that stands between people and their games, especially when combined with a second client like Steam. Launching a uPlay-enabled game thr...

 
 
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Windows 10 has killed SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM

Back in the days before Steam, Origin, or uPlay, the infamous SecuROM and SafeDisc were two of the primary types of DRM developers could use. In the name of “preventing piracy” (read as “preventing perceived lost profits b...

 
 
 
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Dark Souls' transition from GFWL pushed into December

Publisher Bandai Namco recently took to the Steam discussion boards to issue an official statement in regards to Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's planned November transition away from Games for Windows Live in this update: "We are...

 
 




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Black Panther"Fight the power"

 

Bayonetta (Switch)"Let's dance, boys!"

 

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Electric Reaper

The way Company of Heroes 2 spawns units annoys Units built at bases show up at the edge of the map rather than spawning from the building that made them, and with the haphazard way free units are spawn, they can get killed very

 
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Excluding the last 15 minutes, Gerald’s Game was a pretty “enjoyable” I put enjoyable in quotes because its essentially miserable to watch, but was relatively well

 
Rudorlf

Just an ignorable request, Dtoid Is it possible for the inbox icon to have notifications on incoming messages? While the email notifications are nice, it would be better if we can see the notifications from this site, in my

 
SrChurros

Girlfriend read somewhere that reading stories is a good way to bond with our WIP baby, so Ive started reading Alice in Wonderland, 1 chapter a day, and today the first time via phone Just ended chapter Here is how I feel every time afterwards:

 
Greenhornet214

One word review of Black Panther: Spoiler free thoughts in the comments

 
SrChurros

We cant interrupt calls at work if we are mid-call when our shift is over, so I got out 11:20PM, 20 min later than usual and missed my But due to the magic of Daylight Saving Time ending, I got home at 11:07, a lot earlier than usual! It a miracle!

 
LaTerry

I finally finished my heel turn Here is a sneak peak, a picture that I took for the blog but then didnt end up All of my Kingdom Hearts games (and a shadow The blog will be up tomorrow

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Whenever I play Yakuza I have to fight the urge to address people like they *deep voice* churros Electric ToothBrush Martin Tacos

 
Drew Stuart

Winner winner, im hungry someone make me dinner

 
 

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