Valve hit with $2.1 million USD fine by Australian courts

This has been on the net for a while now but due to holiday season I didn’t have much time to post this, anyway Valve lost its legal battle against Australia’s competition watchdog earlier this year. It’s all because of refunds.

An Australian court has ruled that Valve must pay $2.15 million USD fine following the loss of its legal battle against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

The fine is the maximum requested by the regulatory body, and according to the Sydney Morning Herald was imposed because of Valve’s disregard for Australian law when it set up shop in the country.

Valve’s refund policy has changed dramatically since the suit was filed—it now offers refunds on just about everything, “for any reason”—but that apparently didn’t impress the judge on the case.

Valve will be required from now on to post a notice on its Australian website, in size 14 type, informing consumers of their rights.

Source: PC Gamer

By | December 28th 15:51, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Steam, Steam Flaws|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Merry Christmas… Winter Giveaway coming tomorrow!!!

Have a great holiday season, don’t sit in front of your computer all the time, go out, meet a stranger and drink something! Have fun! 🍺 🍷 🍹 🥃 🌨 🎅

By the way Winter Giveaway starts tomorrow! :D

By | December 24th 12:00, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, OMG!1|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Prison for cheating in games? Yep! In South Korea.

South Korea has just started criminalizing the creation and distribution of aimbots, wall hacks, and anything else not allowed by a game’s terms of service. Anyone convicted of doing any of those things could face up to 5 years in prison or $43,000 in fines.

The law doesn’t target esports specifically, although that would seem to be its most obvious target. Game makers like Valve, Blizzard, and Riot will no doubt welcome the new law.

I really doubt this would get a private person in trouble. Cheaters are trolls mostly after all. And I don’t really think that terms of service of any game should be working like real life law…

Source: PC Gamer

By | December 8th 10:27, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Privacy, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition FREE on GOG!

It’s FREE but there is a catch, it’s only FREE when you’ve signed up for the Gwent Beta. You can do that here.

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Here is how to get the game for FREE: Download GOG Galaxy and do the following things in the client or the GOG website:

  1. Redeem the Gwent Beta Code.
  2. Go to the game page
  3. Refresh and now it should say FREE instead for the price!

It does work for me:

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Otherwise you can also add the game to your cart although it says €9.99. People confirmed that it was free in the cart later on and they were still able to checkout.

Origin blocked in Myanmar (Burma)

I’ve just stumbled upon a very concerning post on reddit. According to the OP, and several topics (for example here and here) on EA Answers, Origin has been blocked in Myanmar.

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Check this out:

I live in Myanmar, and I own about 20 games on Origin, and have spent hundreds of dollars on the platform. I’ve bought the full editions of all of the Battlefield games up to this point, with their season passes. I was trying to log into Origin a few days ago, and got a bizarre “Access Denied” message. I googled it, and found that “Origin is no longer available in Myanmar.”

Supposedly EA is blaming this on complying with US sanctions against Myanmar (which is total crap, considering Steam, GOG, and every single other content distribution network is just fine). Additionally, sanctions were lifted on October 7th. Still no access to our games that we bought.

None of us has been offered a refund – just a “sorry, all your games are gone.”

Remember, if they do it to me, they can do it to you too. Don’t use or buy games from Origin. They will take your content away without offering a refund.

I feel like this is something that the entire gaming community needs to know about – I don’t think that revoking access to an entire country’s worth of people’s paid content is something that should happen quietly. PLEASE spread the word about this. We in Myanmar need your help to get our games back!

This really sucks guys, lets hope gamers in Myanmar get their games back asap!!!

By | October 30th 15:20, 2016|Categories: EA, Games, News, OMG!1, Origin, Publishers & Developers, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Halloween Giveaway 2016 coming October 31st!

You will have a chance to win some scary Steam games! Come back on October 31st to participate in our annual Halloween Giveaway. No bullshit likes, no subscriptions. This time you will have to leave a comment under special Steam group post. That’s it. Winners are going to be picked few days after.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 won’t come out on PC?

It seems that Rockstar Games decided to release Red Dead Redemption 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 first, it isn’t all that weird considering they have a history of doing that. The problem is that they might skip PC at all just like they did with Red Dead Redemption back in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 years.

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Sign the petition at change.org and maybe Rockstar is going to listen. Petitions never worked though, so I guess we can at least show there are a lot of us who want the game out on PC.

Watch the trailer below:

I don’t know about you guys but if they are going to release it on consoles only I’m gonna have to buy one with the game and sell as I complete it.

Samsung removes YouTube videos showing GTA V mod that turns Note 7 into a bomb

Oh man, Samsung is having a really bad time this year. Some of their phones are already banned in airlines around the globe. And now gamers are on to them, GTA V modders are usually doing some nasty stuff and this time they’ve decided to put Note 7 into the game and… turn into C4.

However, Samsung decided to take down those videos from YouTube. This is why you should watch the video below as quick as possible because it will be gone soon ;)

By | October 20th 16:07, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Hardware, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 or Red Dead Redemption Remastered coming soon!?

Rockstar Games is probably going to announce something Red Dead Redemption related! It’s either RDR 2 or a remeastered version of the title from Xbox 360/PS3. Finally! Steam version anyone? Check out Rockstar’s Twitter for more info soon.

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By | October 18th 10:26, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Publishers & Developers, Rockstar Games|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Game developer Digital Homicide banned by Valve!

Ever heard of Wyatt Derp? No? It’s fine, I bet most of us haven’t but the guys who created the game decided to sue 100 gamers who posted negative reviews on Steam. For $18 million! Yep.

The have a history of suing, especially game critic Jim Sterling (from YouTube) with a ridiculous $10 million lawsuit for posting rude video reviews of their games since 2014. They were pretty fun to watch!

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But suing regular players is just another level of madness. Valve decided to remove every single mention of that game developer from Steam (games like Wyatt Derp, Temper Tantrum, and The Slaughtering Grounds). If you have bought their games you can still play them from your Steam account.

“Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam customers,” Valve VP of marketing Doug Lombardi

Good job Valve, we appreciate that!

By | September 19th 12:16, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Indie, News, OMG!1, Peasantry, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Origin: 50% off any game, use the special code now!

Here is the special voucher that takes 50% off any game on Origin. Here you go: ORIGIN50 – use it at checkout.

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The are exceptions as usual:

“Excludes Star Wars™ The Old Republic™, pre-orders, select partner titles distributed by origin, virtual currency, game time codes and subscriptions. Valid wherever products are sold. May not be combined with any other promotional or discount offer, unless expressly authorized by EA.”

By | September 15th 23:17, 2016|Categories: Deals, EA, Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Origin, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Big Fucking Giveaway 2: Winners to be announced soon!

BFG 2 is over and we had over 1000 entries this year! Winners will be announced later next week. 🎈🎮🕹

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Here is what you can win:

  • Just Cause Collection
  • Postal 2
  • Dogfight 1942
  • Beat Hazard Ultra
  • Tharsis
  • Unknown Battle
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2014
  • Call of Juarez The Cartel
  • Cobi Treasure
  • Kholat
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • The Darkness II
  • Saints Row 2
  • Risen
  • 16-bit Trader
  • +20 more games! :)