Battlefield 3 was pulled from Steam some time back, as EA tried hard to make its own online service, Origin, the premier location for all games. The debacle was really messy, and gamers gave up on purchasing the game through Valve’s respected service. Yet things have change as of recent, and according to a rumor circulating the internet, it seems the two firms are trying hard to broker a deal.
In terms of unique concepts for games they don’t get much more bizarre than this. Rock Of Ages is an action-strategy game that combines a castle defence game with fast paced rolling action of a game like Super Monkey Ball. Now lets see if it is any good.
Apparently, Steam is “restricting” EA to “directly support players”.
EA recently pulled Dragon Age II off of venerable PC service Steam and immediately made it available on its own offering dubbed Origin. Concerned fans have been searching for answers, and EA’s responded, casting the blame solely on Valve.
Earlier this month, EA revealed a list of retailers that its upcoming shooter, Battlefield 3 will be available on. Steam was not present, and although many thought this was a move to give EA’s newly launched Origin service some legs, the game has showed up on other outlets including GameStop’s digital service amongst others. So what’s the deal? Well, you can count Battlefield 3 on Steam out, as confirmed by financial research firm Baird which is believed to have held a meeting with GameStop executives, where the news was confirmed.
A revised EA list of potential retailers for DICE’s upcoming shooter, Battlefield 3, is said to be without Steam.
If you were unaware steam have been holding a “Summer Camp Sale” since June 30th. It has been bringing some of the best titles available on steam for tiny prices. After releasing Team Fortress 2 for free, it seems Valve want you to own all their games for next to nothing.
It’s true! Valve just announced that they are giving away their 92 metacritic scoring online shooter masterpiece to everyone, for free!
THQ’s released a demo for Homefront, and in tandem slashed 50 percent off the game’s regular price.
Splash Damage has sent live a patch for Brink that should fix many of the issues facing the game, according to a post on the studio’s official site written by co-founder Paul Wedgewood, including “several of the issues raised in some of the early US reviews of the game”.
With portal 2 just around the corner (19th in the US and 21st in Europe) now is the time to brush up on your portal flinging abilities.
If there were ever big news breaking today, it’d be the announcement that the PS3 and PC versions of Portal 2 are going to be intrinsic, meaning the game will provide cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements. Now that’s big news.
Portal 2′s one of the games that’s got to be in your arsenal. Think about it – a puzzle shooter? Why yes! And no one does it better than Valve.
Below the break, watch and listen as the dev try to convince us on the importance of turrets to protect everything from property to babies, with narration by Aperture Laboratories’ CEO and founder Cave Johnson (aka actor J.K. Simmons).
Of all the things that could happen, Valve boss Gabe Newell coming on Sony’s E3 2010 stage and announcing Portal 2 for PS3 wasn’t one I had in mind. So now that talk of the PS3 version being superior on consoles has surfaced, I’m even more baffled. But it is, according to Valve programmer Jeep Barnett, hailing Steamworks functionality “a win for Sony and a win for Valve”, and adding Xbox 360 integration would have been “awesome”.
A popular saying claims too much of one thing is never good, a saying a believe is true. The videogames industry is now bombarded with first person shooter games, everyone of them telling a story of war in one world or other. You know the usual: me against you – good against evil etc. So when something as refreshing as Portal 2 comes around, we can’t help but leap from joy. freedom of some sought.
Valve’s released the first TV spot for the game (we’ll have our review up with everyone else) and truth be told, I feel like throwing every other game out the window.