Category of various publishers and developers news.

Steam update adds library management options and Xbox controller configuration

Two weeks ago Valve released a beta update to the Steam client. They’ve added configuration support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, along with any generic controllers as well. That feature is now available to everyone!

PlayStation 4 controllers support has been added last month. From now on you can connect and use virtually any console gamepad with Steam.

“Note that because X-Input currently lacks per-controller means of unique identification, all controllers of that type will share personalization and configuration settings,” Valve says. “As they share the same inputs, Xbox 360/One/Generic controllers will all see each-others configurations when browsing. Automatic conversion will be attempted when loading configurations from other controller types.”

But that’s not all, they’ve also added rumble support for Xbox controllers and recognition of more third-party PS4 gamepads, such as: HORI, Madcatz, and Armor pads and flight sticks.

Beyond controller support, the latest Steam client fixes several issues, including one that could cause the client to hang when the computer wakes from sleep mode. Valve also added overlay support for new Windows 10 Insider preview builds and showed some love for Linux with updates and bug fixes.

Additionally if you right-click on a game in your library, you’ll also notice some menu changes. You can no longer “Delete local content” but “Uninstall.”

Another nice addition (and probably most important!) is the ability to move game install folders from the Properties > Local Files menu.

Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week

The brand new Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner. It will have some special gaming features, and it’s nearly ready to roll-out.

There will be a new insider build (so it is not stable) in the upcoming week and it’s going to have the mysterious “Game Mode” on it! The improvement won’t be fully functional until later releases, but Microsoft has at last shed some light on what it is: it’ll fine-tune your PC to speed up gaming performance by disabling some background processes (in both Win 32 and UWP games).

Both PC and Xbox One will receive Xbox Live upgrades that help you connect to friends on social networks (is anyone even using that on the PC?), a more social-friendly Activity Feed, better tools for Clubs and looking-for-group posts, and the option to start your own Arena tournaments in games like Killer Instinct and World of Tanks.

Sounds nice and lets hope it won’t have much problems on the release day. Windows 10 Creators Update is coming out in March 2017.

By | January 16th 17:42, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Microsoft, News, Publishers & Developers, Releases|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Ubisoft: For Honor closed beta starts on January 26th

Ubisoft has finally revealed that the closed beta for For Honor will begin on January 26th, and run until the 29th.

The game comes out on Valentine’s Day 2017, so the closed beta will only have a two week period between the time it ends and the launch day. Check out the trailer below:

By | January 11th 15:33, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, Releases, Steam Alternatives, Ubisoft, UPlay|Tags: , , |0 Comments

20 Years of Diablo sale and giveaway on Kinguin!

Diablo series are celebrating 20 years, from this occasion Kinguin is having a Diablo sale on their site. They’ve even created a special 5% off voucher, use it at checkout: DIABLO5

There is also a giveaway here where you can win some cash to spend in the store (3 x €20 gift cards)!

Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition €22.49 / £18.93 / $26.99 + bonus FREE Steam key!

This game is awesome and now it’s at 55% off on Indie Gala. You need to get this one especially if you like to play coop games on Steam. Click here to buy it.

Note: Spending over $2/€2, gets you a FREE Steam key for Lethal Brutal Racing!

Giveaway Results: Watch_Dogs 2!

I’m happy to announce that our giveaway for Watch_Dogs 2 (sponsored by GamesPlanet!) ended 2 days ago. The winner is: SHIELDANO. I have sent you an e-mail with all the details. Please respond to it asap.

GamesPlanet: Watch_Dogs 2 Giveaway!

Thanks!

Ubisoft: 30 Days of Giveaways!

This is really interesting guys, Ubisoft is having a really nice promo in November and December. Each day gives you something else. See the details in the news post below! :D

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Here are the special days in November and December:

  • Day 1 (24/11) : Rayman Classic on Mobile: AndroidiOS – this one has ads lol
  • Day 2 (25/11) : 30% off Ubisoft Games
  • Day 3 (26/11) : Exclusive Collection of E3 2016 Cards
  • Day 4 (27/11) : Ubi30 Exclusive GIF
  • Day 5 (28/11) : For Honor GIFs
  • Day 6 (29/11) : Ubi30 360 Image
  • Day 7 (30/11) : Just Dance Greeting Card
  • Day 8 (01/12) : Ubisoft DIY Advent Calendar
  • Day 9 (02/12) : Steep Wallpaper
  • Day 10 (03/12) : Exclusive Digital Posters from E3 2016
  • Day 11 (04/12) : Rabbids Holiday Goodies
  • Day 12 (05/12) : WWW Wallpaper
  • Day 13 (06/12) : Ubisoft Cocktail recipes
  • Day 14 (07/12) : Free Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC
  • Day 15 (08/12) : Ubisoft Wrapping Paper
  • Day 16 (09/12) : 300 games Giveaway: 300 copies of 3 of the latest Ubisoft titles (1 game per person, first come first serve)
  • Day 17 (10/12) : Watch_Dogs 2 Wallpaper
  • Day 18 (11/12) : Ubisoft gift tags
  • Day 19 (12/12) : Ubisoft Dessert recipes
  • Day 20 (13/12) : Ghost Recon GIFs
  • Day 21 (14/12) : Wallpaper for mobile
  • Day 22 (15/12) : Free Prince of Persia on PC
  • Day 23 (16/12) : Free Rayman Legends on PC
  • Day 24 (17/12) : Free Splinter Cell on PC
  • Day 25 (18/12) : Free The Crew on PC
  • Day 26 (19/12) : Rayman GIF
  • Day 27 (20/12) : Steep GIF
  • Day 28 (21/12) : Exclusive 2017 Digital Holiday Cards
  • Day 29 (22/12) : Ubi30 Wallpaper
  • Day 30 (23/12) : Ubisoft Holiday decorations

More details in here.

By | November 25th 03:05, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, Software, Steam Alternatives, Ubisoft, UPlay|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Watch_Dogs 2 – Deluxe Edition €47.99 / £31.99

You can now pre-order Watch_Dogs 2 on GamesPlanet guys, go here to get it. If you’re not sure about a pre-order just wait until the game comes out and watch some reviews!

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The same offer in Euros (it’s more expensive though):

Mafia III Digital Deluxe $40.26 / £32.99 / €37.99

The game is currently on sale guys, I’ve heard it sucks when it comes to performance but at least it’s cheaper now and maybe they have managed to patch it up by now. Click here if you want to buy it from UK, rest of Europe here or here. It’s a Steam redeemable key.

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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.

Steam Store: Discovery Update 2.0 is now live!

The Steam store has been updated today. It has a lot of new functional settings and finally looks better! I bet most of you guys won’t be able to switch to the new UI just yet, but lets all agree we needed a change after all these years.

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The new update is called Discovery Update 2.0 – the next milestone of the Discovery Update released in 20014. Valve did a lot of good work on this one. The new design reduces the number of clicks you need to do in case you want to find something. The old store was a mess. Especially with all of those Early Access Titles on the main page, you can finally hide them!

Valve is now enforcing real screenshots in the store for each game – not some Photoshop bullshit ones.

Here are the highlights of the update!

Quick Access:

More direct links to common destinations. Plus, sections you probably didn’t even know we had.

Personalize (FINALLY!):

Now in the upper-right corner of every game image you will find a quick menu of options including quick access to your Preferences, allowing you to further customize your Steam shopping experience.

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Recently Viewed:

Quickly get back to products you’ve been browsing.

Friends Activity:

Whether it’s a hot new release, joining a special event, or getting back into a game that was recently updated, now it’s easy to tell what your friends are excited about.

Expanded Curators:

If you are following Steam curators, we’ve added a clickable preview of their latest reviews and recommendations.

More of the good stuff:

  • there is a top sellers list based on country now
  • the translations have been updated
  • Steam now notifies you if a game from your wishlist is on sale
  • the review system has been updated too

More new features listed here.