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

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 support teams are u...   read

 
 
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Electronic Arts

EA lowers digital PS4 games to 54.99 on UK store

[Update: EA has lowered the price of digital PS4 games again, down to £54.99, the same price as the Xbox One, Eurogamer reports. So the parity is nice. That's still quite expensive, at about $100 USD, and more expensive than some...   read

 
 
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Mac

GOG.com adds 36 more Mac games

The folks over at GOG.com have been doing some pretty marvelous things recently, and they show no signs of stopping as they have, according to them, taken a bunch of PC games, thrown them into a bucket and somehow made them Mac-compati...   read

 
 
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch

From PC to console: Octodad dev on making the transition

In recent years, large publishers have taken steps towards embracing titles made by independent developers, and in many cases it has paid off incredibly well. With the new next-gen systems on the horizon, a number of indie developers are ma...   read

 
 
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GOG.com

GOG.com have 'blink and you'll miss 'em' Insomnia deals

Whilst the site doesn't have the largest catalog of games, I always appreciate the effort GOG.com puts into making its sales interesting. Right now, there's an Insomnia sale happening which is taking a novel approach to flash deals. Each de...   read

 
 
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Amazon PSN store

Now you can buy PSN games from Amazon

Amazon has a PlayStation Network store now, and it is exactly what you think it is. You can buy digital copies of games and downloadable content to play on your Sony gaming device. Right now you can get a $5 credit if you buy a select title...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Land eShop

You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore

In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone from the digital...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo breaks previous digital sales record

Things are beginning to look up for Nintendo's digital sales. The company recently reported in their second quarter financial results briefing that the total money earned in downloadable sales, for the first half of this financial year, exc...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Xbox One game gifting may be coming after all

Back when the Xbox One was announced and all of that terrible DRM news came out of it, there was one pretty neat feature -- digital game gifting. Essentially, the practice allowed you to buy a game digitally, play it, then "gift it" to a fr...   read

 
 
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Steam

The Steam Family Sharing beta has started

With Steam's Family Sharing feature, you can lend your Steam library with "family members" who are on authorized devices and all parties involved retain their own achievements and save files. A nice addition, certainly, though it's not quit...   read

 
 
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Greenlight

Superhot and Mount Your Friends greenlit on Steam

It's far from the best group of Steam Greenlight titles to move forward -- and that's putting it nicely -- but the September 18th group has a few standouts. Superhot, the first-person shooter where time moves when you do; the hilarious musc...   read

 
 
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Wii U eShop interview

Nintendo eShop: A work in progress

As we creep towards the one-year anniversary of Wii U's launch, players are readying themselves for the second-generation lineup of games that will hopefully make up for the rather dull spring and summer months. But with upcoming eShop titl...   read

 
 
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Apogee's shmup Stargunner is free on GOG.com

I had forgotten that Apogee Software made a sidescrolling shoot-'em-up -- one with '90s-rific pre-rendered 3D graphics, no less. That's more to do with my terrible memory and general cluelessness when it comes to the genre than a statement ...   read

 
 
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Steam

Valve announces Steam Family Sharing

Steam letting users share their game libraries has been suggested before as a possibility, and it puts a smile on my face to see that we're finally getting the feature. With Family Sharing, you can share your Steam library with up to 10 aut...   read

 
 
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Deals

Pick five games on GOG.com for 80 percent off

Digital distributor GOG.com has a promotion running for the next week that let's users choose five games out of a total 25 applicable titles for an 80-percent discount. Unless you're some sort of game-playing machine (hi Chris!), it shouldn...   read

 
 
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Linux

No Linux support on GOG.com for the 'foreseeable future'

Linux and GOG.com might sound like a match made in heaven, but in practice, there are some notable issues holding such support back. As expected, the financial incentive doesn't seem to be there. The digital distributor spoke with LinuxOnGa...   read

 
 
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