For years now Steam has been top dog when it comes to gaming platforms and in particular its store had praise heaped upon it. Self proclaimed citizens of the “master race” would look down upon mere console mortals and boast about the superiority of the service and its store front. Console digital stores meanwhile varied from being over priced to unforgiving when a refund was requested and we could only look over at Steam with adorning eyes. Times however have changed on both sides of the divide and it’s definitely not a positive change. Digital stores are a mess and the industry leaders need to up their game and sort them out. Continue reading A rant about the state of digital stores
Steam are soon to release their “Discovery 2.0” update and with it comes a well overdue and welcomed policy change that will ask Developers and Publishers to only put pictures on their storefront that actually represent actual gameplay.
Three new titles, or technically, five if you split up the Orange Box, are now backwards compatible on Xbox One this week. What’s more, one of Hello Games’ own titles is included in the list, and no, it’s not No Man’s Sky… Continue reading The Orange Box and more now backwards compatible
Steam will be getting native DualShock 4 support on PC, Valve has announced. It’s been a long time coming but finally those who prefer to use Sony’s control pad will soon be able to make full use of it. If you prefer to use an Xbox One or 360 pad then don’t fret as more controllers will be added in due course.
You may recall a while ago the story about a developer who decided it was a good idea to sue critics of its game as well as Steam users who had left negative reviews on Steam. Well Developer Digital Homicide has had to drop its case against Steam users, which may have killed the company altogether in a rather ironic digital homicide.
At the beginning of this month, it came out that CS GO gambling sites such as CS GO Lotto were in breach of law, and that its two creators, popular Youtubers TmarTn and ProSyndicate were falsely advertising the website as being ‘sponsored’ by it. Valve have finally broken their silence on the matter. Continue reading Valve finally addresses CS GO gambling sites
A fan made Star Wars Battlefront game based on the canceled Star Wars Battlefront 3 will release on Steam for free. Developed by Russian developer Frontwire Studios, Valve have agreed to publish Star Wars Galaxy in Turmoil on Steam for the price of free, which the developer feels will help keep EA and Disney off their back. Continue reading Star Wars Galaxy in Turmoil to release for free on Steam
A former Valve employee, who is claiming to have been wrongfully terminated is now suing the company for $3.1 Million claiming that the corporation exploited minors for free labor and discriminated against her for being transgender, further details to follow.
Zombie survival action game Left 4 Dead 2 has become the latest title to be made available on the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility list. The 4 player co-op shooter from Valve and Turtle Rock is ready to install and play if you own a copy digitally or on disc. Continue reading Left 4 Dead 2 now available on Xbox Backwards Compatibility
In 2013, J. J. Abrams said that he and Gabe Newell of Valve were in talks about bringing both Half Life and Portal to life via live action movies. We haven’t heard much else since then, but recently Abrams spoke to IGN and gave us a bit more confidence and put our minds at ease. Continue reading J. J. Abrams confirms Portal and Half Life movies still in development