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.

Steam Alternatives cleaned up, new store added!

Hey! Just cleaned up the Steam Alternatives list a little bit, removed inactive stores such as: GameTap, GameBuyers, Green House, SteamGameKeys, MMOOPS and Eurogamer’s GetGamesGo. They were either offline or totally broken. I’ve also added one new store that has some nice deals going on at the moment, see below for details.

Steam Unpowered Website Update

Lets all welcome Sila Games from Spain. Here’s a quick store description and some deals:

SilaGames

Sila Games is a Spanish video game distribution platform with more than 2.000 PC and Mac titles. Discover great deals every week in some of the best games from 2K, Deep Silver, Paradox, SEGA, Kalypso or Daedalic.

Here are some deals for the week:

Name Discount Steam key Price in $ Price in € Price in £
Alekhine’s Gun 20% Yes $31.99 €31.99 £23.99
2015 Rugby World Cup 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69
Handball Challenge 2014 81% Yes $3.79 €3.79 £2.84
Rugby 15 81% Yes $7.58 €7.58 £6.63
WRC 4 76% Yes $7.17 €7.17 £5.97
WRC 5: World Rally Championship 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69

DLGamer: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt at 28% off

Hello guys, I’m back from a very unpleasant trip to hospital, if you are still waiting for your giveaway copies of This War of Mine and discount codes from Games Republic please keep on messaging me on Steam, I’ve added you all to my friends list earlier. Sorry about that.

Meanwhile check out this deal for The Witcher 3 on DLGamer at 20% off:

DLGAMER THE WITCHER 3 DEAL

 

Angry gamers petition Obama to remove new Devil May Cry game from stores across the USA

I think Americans are sometimes too crazy for me. I mean seriously what the fuck? Anyway read the contents of the petition below… that’s right a petition to the president of the United States, Barack Obama… about a video game. Oh man…

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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Get Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves.

Dear Mr. Obama: As a consumer to the Video Game Industry there is one Video Game that has caused a lot of controversy over the past few month’s.

The name of the game is DmC: Devil May Cry made by Ninja Theory and Capcom. A majority of gamer’s are aggravated that this game has changed so much from it’s past predecessors and the game actually insults the consumers in-game.

We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot. This game is violating our rights as a consumer and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to it’s insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights.

Please Mr. Obama, look into your heart and make the decision that will please us Gamers.

Source: Techno Buffalo

By | January 22nd 15:23, 2013|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |12 Comments

And now we wait…

European Commission

The letter to the European Commission has been sent! We have almost reached 1,000 signatures on the petition (it’s around 900 right now).

I’ve changed it up a little, added few sentences about the petition and stuff like that. But if you want you can send the same letter just copy paste it from the petition page or change it slightly (we don’t want to make it spam right?) and send it to:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
For the attention of the Antitrust Registry
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
BELGIQUE/BELGIË

We’ve received the tracking number for the letter and it should reach Brussles sometime next week. Also there’s a subdomain for our petition at www.petition.steamunpowered.eu so go ahead and send it over to your friends!

By | November 30th 15:59, 2012|Categories: News, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

To all EU citizens: Please help us!

EU

We are about to send a letter to the European Commission.

Sending a letter. Why?

At the moment I – as a citizen of Poland or for example France, Greece, Germany or any other member country – cannot buy products in the Steam Store in the shop reserved for residents of the United Kingdom (http://www.steampowered.com/?cc=uk) which is against the European Union’s directive.

Here it is: Directive 97/7/EC:

Whereas the free movement of goods and services affects not only the business sector but also private individuals; whereas it means that consumers should be able to have access to the goods and services of another Member State on the same terms as the population of that State;

So basically we have the same right to buy and have access to all goods, merchandise and services as any of citizens of any EU country. Unfortunately, the Steam Store effectively takes that right away from us.

We need your signatures before we send out an officiall letter to the European Commission’s Head of Unit on November 30th.

How can you help?

Sign our petition – we will attach the link to petition in our official letter to the Commission. Even if we won’t gather enough signatures we’re still going to send the letter.

I’ve set the goal to 20,000 signatures but if even can get a 1,000 that’s a good result.

What’s our goal?

The reason we want to use the British Steam Store shop in other EU countries, is the desire to buy products not available at the Polish, German or any other EU Steam store and the ability to purchase products in pound sterling.

Thank you!

Update:

The petition page was just updated. You can now read the actual letter we plan on sending to the Consumer Liaison Unit. If you have any thoughts or ideas please leave a comment and we may even change the letter. Thank you for your participation!

 

By | November 26th 21:47, 2012|Categories: News, Steam, Steam Flaws|Tags: , , , , , , |21 Comments

Steam Alternatives: Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming, a company located in the United Kingdom, is about to launch a digital download store for the PC with a difference, claiming its store will be able to offer "pre-owned" digital sales. "Previously the minute you had paid and downloaded your game it had no resale value", says Gian Luzio, Green Man’s COO. "This is extremely expensive for the gamer and does not encourage the consumer to try new genres or franchises. Our leading edge technology gives downloaded games a value that gamers can trade-in at any time".

You’re probably asking yourself? "how will this work", the COO says "We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity".

And the follow-up questions, like "how much will pre-owned games cost?" and "who’s going to determine the value of trade-ins?", sadly those are going to have to wait until Green Man launches sometime around March.

Source

By | January 21st 15:56, 2010|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Green Man Gaming, News|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Mod DB Digital Store

The makers of ModDB website – probably the biggest modding site on the Internet – are about to open a store for selling digital video games. It’s being developed by IGN (like Direct2Drive). Development includes CRM, DRM (digital rights management) for download security, development of a flash movie player, and a shopping cart module.

This is a pretty good idea in theory – modding website selling games for user made mods.

The more Steam competitors out there the better.

By | December 18th 08:11, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments