Friday, August 29, 2014

Valve

Valve’s new EULA gets them in trouble, in Europe

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Valve Software recently changed Steam’s EULA (End User License Agreement). The Federation of German Consumer Organization (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. in German, or VZBV) gave Valve time until October 10th, to respond to a claim that the new EULA is treating consumers unfairly, and unequally. If Valve fails to meet the deadline, the matter will be resolved in the court. The ... Read More »

Black Mesa Is Complete, Finally

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Would you believe me if I told you that Black Mesa, the Half-Life remake has finally gone gold? I certainly wouldn’t blame you if your answer was no, but whether or not you’re able to wrap your finite mind around the spoken truth, it is. Black Mesa is complete. Read More »

Steam “Big Picture” is coming, and it looks amazing

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It’s common knowledge that Valve was working to bring Steam to our TV’s – not a console, just plugging your PC onto your TV and letting Big Picture do its thing. Today, the beta started, and as Kotaku reports, it is a wonderful new chapter in gaming. Why would you get a console over a PC, if you intent to ... Read More »

Copying Apple Will Accelerate Microsoft’s Decline, Gabe Newell Says

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Not too long ago, Valve owner Gabe Newell caused a stir when he said Windows 8 is a “catastrophe”. That’s because Newell Believes with Windows 8 Microsoft is employing a new Apple-like strategy that would see all its devices communicating seamlessly, but in the process closing the Windows platform and forcing developers to pay tens of thousands of dollars in ... Read More »

Gotham City Impostors F2P launches (?) on Steam

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Gotham City Impostors, developed by Monolith, launched earlier this year as a paid download for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. However, the game has gone F2P on Steam, as it seems. As it seems, because there’s no official word from Monolith or publisher Warner Bros. Interactive on that.  The game also appeared as an unofficial listing on Steam’s Open ... Read More »

Source 2 engine coming next-gen?

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Within Valve’s Source Filmmaker program, some lines of code and files reference a next-gen engine, referred to as Source 2. As revealed by Valvetime.net, the new engine is in development and will be included in Filmmaker. One line, for example, reads; “Return an str with the current engine version. If key doesn’t doesn’t exist, assume ‘Source’, otherwise invalid — assume ... Read More »

Cold Stream DLC gets new release date for Xbox 360

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The latest Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, named Cold Stream, gets a release date after its PC release. According to a tweet of L4D Developer, the DLC is coming this Friday, August 3. This version of Cold Stream will contain the four of the five campaigns of the original game, as well as a brand new Cold Stream campaign, and ... Read More »

Orcs Must Die 2! demo hit Steam

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A demo for the sequel to the goofy fun, Orc-racist Tower Defence game is now available to try out on Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam. The demo will give you access to two early levels of the game in either single-player or co-op. You have the options to play either as a War Mage or Sorceress, and get your hands ... Read More »