Special OnePlay coupon just for you!!!

Here is a special promo just for you guys! OnePlay decided to give us a special voucher code that takes 97% off their 12 months premium program making it only $3.00 (original price is $99.99).

What is the Premium Subscription?

With the exclusive OnePlay.com VIP subscription plan, you gain access to their extensive library of rental games for PC and Android. Collection includes 2.000+ different titles, ranging among all genres. OnePlay is adding new games almost on a daily basis, so you will never run out of games to play!

The subscription service works around the clock, and you can download as many games as you could possibly imagine! See the video below to see how it works:

With the VIP plan you gain exclusive access to:

  • unlimited access to our entire database of rental games. See all our Android games HERE and all our PC games HERE
  • exclusive offers and coupons, only for VIP members.
  • an automatic 10% discount on ALL games purchased on OnePlay.com

Interested?

Get the premium subscription now! The discount code is:

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How to activate your subscription?

  1. Log in to your OnePlay Account
  2. Go to “Plans” menu
  3. Push the button “Choose new rental plan” or “Subscribe”
  4. Enter the code you received when your purchased your VIP subscription in the field “Gift code” and click “Next”
  5. Choose the “12 months” plan and push “Buy now” to get the free subscription period
  6. Download our Windows or Android app, log in and start gaming!

Here is the screenshot from the checkout page:

The special voucher code is valid until 12/03/2017 and can be used 1000 times!

Note: These are not game codes for Steam etc., games are downloadable in special client for PC or Android. More details here including list of available games.

By | February 16th 18:19, 2017|Categories: Deals, Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, OnePlay, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Gabe Newell: Modders absolutely need to be compensated

Remember the last time when Valve tried to introduce paid mods on Steam? It didn’t go well and it did not survive contact with the PC gaming community. When the proposal was announced in April 2015 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as a pilot game it mostly got negative feedback. Shortly after that Valve removed the feature altogether. To some gamers the notion of paying modders for their work was contrary to the spirit of modding. Many suggested a donation scheme for Steam Workshop modders as an alternative to traditional pricing.

Gabe Newell discusses VR Thursday alongside Joe Ludwig (left) and Matt Brown.

“We underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim’s workshop,” Valve’s Alden Kroll wrote at the time. “We understand our own game’s communities pretty well, but stepping into an established, years old modding community in Skyrim was probably not the right place to start iterating. We think this made us miss the mark pretty badly, even though we believe there’s a useful feature somewhere here.”

“… modders create a lot of value, and we think that … absolutely they need to be compensated, they’re creating value and the degree to which they’re not being accurately compensated is a bug in the system, right? It’s just inserting noise into it,” said Gabe Newell. “You want to have efficient ways so that the people who are actually creating value are the people that money is flowing to.”

The Skyrim situation was a mess. It was not the right place to launch that specific thing and we did some sort of ham-handed, stupid things in terms of how we rolled it out,” he said. “EJ [Valve’s Erik Johnson] basically said we just need to back off of this for now, but the fundamental concept of ‘the gaming community needs to reward the people who are creating value’ is pretty important, right? … the degree to which Valve helps contribute to efficiency in the system is one of the ways in which we’re adding value to the system as a whole. So, you know, we have to just figure out how to do it in a way that makes customers happy and that they buy into it, it makes creators happy because they feel like the system is rational and is rewarding the right people for the work that they do. Does that make sense?”

Skyrim gave us a ton of information. But there was also a little bit of ‘That burner is hot. Maybe we wait awhile before we put our fingers on that burner again.'”

By | February 11th 18:16, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Steam, Steam Flaws, Steam Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Giveaway: Crysis 2 Maximum Edition!

It’s time for maximum giveaway :D it’s an Origin key, whoever uses it first gets the game! GO!

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition

Please leave a comment if you took it or at least click on Thanks below!

Insurgency: Sandstorm looks incredible so far!

Source Engine used to be amazing. That was in 2004. These days you games are looking even better but nothing beats Unreal Engine 4. Thankfully New World Interactive knows what’s good and they have just released an amazing amount of concept art from their brand new Insurgency project. If you have no idea what Insurgency is go ahead and get yourself a key from one of the Steam Alternative stores or get it directly on Steam. You can try it out if it’s realistic enough for you, it has a coop mode and a very competitive online community.

But the current state of the game is kind of dull because of the Source Engine. The engine lacks good physics for example, sure Half-Life 2 looked great back then but it’s time to move on! Unreal Engine 4 is amazing. Enough of talking just look at the details below to see what I mean:

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a sequel to Insurgency that is bringing renowned hardcore shooter gameplay to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam next year, published by Focus Home Interactive. Also available on Steam, Sandstorm is using the Unreal Engine 4 platform to fulfill the potential of New World’s talented indie team. At its core, Sandstorm features the close-quarters infantry combat for multiplayer and cooperative gameplay that has established Insurgency as a cult classic for over 3 million players on Steam.

New World is also venturing into new territory with a story mode for 4-player cooperative and singleplayer gameplay. A groundbreaking narrative for the shooter genre, the story focuses on a female protagonist. Thematically, Insurgency: Sandstorm is inspired by real events and people, however this is a fictional story and characters.

Sure these are concept arts but I do believe that this company can deliver. Can’t wait for the game or some sort of beta to come out (supposedly by the end of this year).

More info on the official website: New World Interactive

By | February 9th 12:58, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Indie, News, OMG!1|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The devs of Conan Exiles upload the game to Steam without any protection

Conan Exiles debuted on Steam earlier this week and very quickly ended up cracked and pirated. It was supposed to be secured by Denuvo, the famous anti-piracy software that took a while to crack. Except that it wasn’t. The game developer Funcom says that this was entirely an employee error, somebody uploaded the game without any protection to Steam.

“Denuvo was temporarily removed due to an error in the build process.”

Conan Exiles lets players run their own servers so the game is really popular among pirates. However, this is just an Early Access release so we can assume that the game will be developed further and improved from here. People with the pirated version are going to be left behind eventually.

It kind of looks like they’ve decided to advertise the game that way, especially after reading that statement:

“There is unfortunately not much we can do about those who choose to download and play unauthorized copies, but we hope they make the jump to the official version so they can stay up to date with the latest patches and improvements,”… “Being an Early Access title, there will be a lot of updates going forward!”

Some people actually say it’s a really good survival game…

By | February 4th 12:18, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Indie, News, OMG!1, Piracy, Software, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The European Commission will examine the legality of regional blocks on Steam

The European Commission is going to take a look at region blocks on Steam. Can we count on non-region blocked games in the future? We all do realize that regionally blocked games are cheaper in certain regions and that’s OK I guess but, according to The European Commission, Valve is breaking the laws of fair trade between the European Union’s countries.

I think I have sent a letter to them around 2012-2013 and even did a petition (like that ever works haha… but at least they’ve responded and also here) but all of my letters from back in the day were basically ignored saying that Valve can do whatever they can. It seems that now they’ve got a lot of requests from different countries and finally decided to do something about it which is really good for us.

But Steam is not all because companies like Bandai Namco, Capcom or others are also on gunpoint because they enforce those region blocks on Steam. The whole case just started but Valve is obviously going to do something about it, question is are we going to like it or not? I will keep you posted about this issue and post more about it in the future.

Steam: New UI and Netflix Sign-In coming soon?

It’s time! Even more stuff is coming to Steam it seems. Someone at SteamDB found a lot of hints in one of the latest Steam Beta releases – the new UI design is not all.

Apps, comics, music, TV shows and movies are on their way. Some of the game icon choices are weird for example an eight-year-old Mirror’s Edge cover so it basically looks like a placeholder image. It may not even be a current Valve artist’s vision, but something an employee downloaded and put up in the files.

The most interesting element is this image, where we can see a Windows desktop. The date on that screenshot is 12/7/2016, and whoever owns this desktop recently downloaded netflix_master_sign-in.gif.

Is Valve trying to integrate Netflix into Steam and it’s Steam Link devices or machines running Steam OS? This would absolutely crash the competition IMO. Recently released Steam beta removed the files which only confirms that their inclusion was a mistake.

By | February 2nd 21:40, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Steam, Steam Beta, Steam Updates|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The new Humble Bundle features John Wick and more!

The latest Humble Bundle has Payday 2 to offer if you’re paying a dollar. It has some cool DLCs and add-ons from John Wick in it, GOTY Edition and more goodies for only €5.61. Go get it here! Also get all that plus Dead by Daylight when you pay €13.

Windows 10 Game Mode explained, coming around April

Say what you want about Windows 10 but I can’t wait for this one! Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be “the best gaming operating system ever,” and Game Mode is about to come out in around a month or two with the Creators Update.

At first gamers speculated Game Mode would only affect Universal Windows Apps. That’s not the case: Microsoft plans to make the games you buy from Steam or GOG or other platforms run better, too.

“Game Mode will work both with UWP games as well as Win32-based games,” Kevin Gammill, a partner group program manager for Xbox, told PC Gamer in an interview on Tuesday.

“I will say that it’s likely that we’ll be able to eke out a little bit more performance on the UWP side with some games, essentially because of the way Win32’s architected vs. the way UWP’s architected. Specifically, there’s no way at the platform level to really know where a game starts and stops…. You could have a number of Windows services running, we don’t know if that’s part of the game or not, that the game’s calling into. UWP is more of a contained package, and you know where it starts and stops. Knowing what the contained package is may be of some extra benefit, may be slightly better than Win32 from a performance perspective. But no question, Game Mode can see huge perf benefits for both Win32 and UWP.

Game Mode focuses on the two pieces of hardware you’d likely expect: your CPU and GPU. Gammill explained that when you run a game, it’s naturally given a percentage of the GPU cycles, while the background gets another percentage. “At the platform level we can tweak that,” he said. Turn Game Mode on, and when a game is in the foreground, “we’re going to bias GPU cycles to your game, versus the background pass,” he explained.

“If you have Lightroom in the background doing some kind of math-intensive, GPU-intensive conversion, and that’s taking up a lot of cycles, and then you have your game in the foreground, and all of a sudden you give your game what was—and I’ll make these numbers up—90% of your GPU [and increase that] up to 98%, Lightroom running in the background will slow down. That may seem like an obvious statement, but some people don’t think it all the way through.”

What Game Mode is doing with the CPU is a bit more complicated. Microsoft is tackling “thread contention,” which you can think of as every service and application on your PC vying for processor time and resources (eg, L1/L2/L3 cache) to complete its task.

“Depending on your machine configuration, what software you have running on the machines, what system services you have running, you could have threads running across all your cores making the machine relatively hot,” Gammill said. “And then when you have a game running on top of that, depending on how the game is architected, sometimes those threads can contend from a resource perspective with what’s going on in the system. So essentially what we’re doing with Game Mode is allocating a number of threads that will be for the game only, and the rest of the threads for the system only.”

Gammill said that in working on thread contingencies, they’ve been able to make performance more consistent. Games don’t have to contend with other services running on the same threads, so when the game suddenly needs more CPU power—perhaps due to a spike in AI-driven enemies on screen—it has plenty of headroom.

At launch, Game Mode will be easy to turn on and off through the Game Bar (Windows key + G, if you have it enabled through the Xbox app). Microsoft is also working on a whitelist of games that will benefit from Game Mode, which it’s filling out by testing on a variety of systems. Eventually, Game Mode will be able to switch on automatically when it detects one of those games, but the whitelist will start out empty in the upcoming Windows Insider build.

Microsoft stressed several times that this is just the beginning for Game Mode, and that performance should improve as the team continues to iterate on it. “This is not one of those features where we ship it, we high five, and move on,” Gammill said. “This is one of those features where this is really phase one, and we want it to get better after we ship the Creators update. Not only waiting for the next big Windows release, but as the Creators update continues to mature in the marketplace as well.”

Source: PC Gamer

Giveaway: Here’s a random game key!

Here is a FREE random game key, go! I’m also posting a bunch of them on the social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+). Check back tomorrow ;)

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Please leave a comment if you took it or at least click on Thanks below!

By | January 22nd 18:55, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, OMG!1|Tags: , , , , , , |13 Comments

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