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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

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 of Games Distri...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

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

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 September 2.  A...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

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

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 can't do anythin...   read

 
 
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Charity

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

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 Foundation, World...   read

 
 
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Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll now selling Japanese indie games

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 direct from Crunc...   read

 
 
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Deal North

Deal North: Super crazy Amazon Digital Games sale

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 hours. We've g...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

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

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 finished releases. W...   read

 
 
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Steam

So many games have released on Steam this year

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 titles released on...   read

 
 
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NPD: Three out of four US gamers prefer physical games

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 growing (it's up 5 p...   read

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

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 thing. Sometime...   read

 
 
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BurgerTime World Tour

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

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 that $5 is too mu...   read

 
 
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Humble Bundle

Fast2Play, Kinguin, and sister sites reselling Humble Bundle keys

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 Informer, several dig...   read

 
 
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Deals

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

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), Tomb Raider (50 pe...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

GOG.com adding Linux support this fall

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 planned for new and...   read

 
 
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Deals

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

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: Director's Cut ($9.9...   read

 
 
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Steam Greenlight

Latest Steam Greenlight batch includes Crawl

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, as is the case ...   read

 
 
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Steam

Valve launches Steam Family Sharing for all users

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 you haven't do...   read

 
 
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Steam

Steam developers can now start sales without Valve

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 promotion can a...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Microsoft considering competitively pricing digital games

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 stuff." "We are w...   read

 
 
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Digital property: Entering the Third Age

[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 is the 6th of S...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

The Xbox One could've released without a disc drive

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, then. Probably ...   read

 
 
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Marvel

Some Marvel games have vanished from Steam, PSN, XBL

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 coming to a close i...   read

 
 
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Deal North: Downloads

Deal North: Crazy good download deals and more

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.  I might cr...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

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

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 sign of interest b...   read

 
 
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PS Plus

PS Plus members get Borderlands 2 this week

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 Collection this week...   read

 
 
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