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Steam removes games with pornographic content

It seems that in around two weeks Steam is going to remove (some) games with pornographic content, even though those games don’t really contain any of that (officially). The developers of Mutiny have even discounted their game so that people could buy it before it disappears completely from Steam – you’ll still be able to play that game and download it from you account, even though it won’t be in the Steam store anymore.

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According to that developers the new change violates what Valve Software agreed to before. In fact, the whole Visual Novel genre on Steam is feeling the effects of that decision. Every developer, either big or small, is having their games pulled. The message is clear, if your game contains any kind of anime-inspired sexy themes you’re in trouble while other games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Witcher 3 (seriously) and others stay intact.

This is something that shouldn’t be happening at all, what do you guys think? Where will the anime games go? GOG? Origin?

Update: Turns out that Valve’s plan is currently on hold as they have sent out letters to game developers. By the way it’s probably this website’s fault that this even started. Here they even mention The Witcher 3.

Weird times when you can just watch hundreds of movies with violent killing scenes and weapons but if they show you a part of a woman’s titty it’s the end of the world. Since when is sex worse than violence and killing? What the fuck America?

By | 2018-05-22T08:47:46+00:00 May 21st 12:29, 2018|Categories: News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Microsoft Store: Cloud saves corrupted? You’re out of luck!

There’s a pretty interesting topic on /r/windows10 today. Someone is having problems with Superhot VR edition. Basically his savegame got corrupted somehow and unfortunately the broken file is already up in the cloud.

What doest that mean? According to Microsoft support you have to “play the game again”. Ouch.

On Steam whenever you’re having problems with syncing your saved games the program actually asks you if you want to use the local saved games or the cloud ones. But not on Microsoft store, if something goes wrong you’re screwed.

You can read more about this problem here and see more of those screenshots here.

NVIDIA encourages retailers to sell to gamers, not cryptominers

Gamers are pissed off because cryptominers have fucked over the GPU market. Mining cryptocurrency sky rocketed graphics card prices over the last few months. You could grab a GTX 1080 GPU for around $700 on release day AFAIK, right now the prices are around $1000 all over the planet which is pretty ridiculous.

Recently German NVIDIA department told retailers not to sell the cards to miner and let gamers take some advantage of the gaming cards to actually play the damn games. Hopefully someone is going to listen and give us back the proper prices.

Now… if only someone could stop the RAM crisis… prices for those doubled over the last few months!

By | 2018-01-21T22:22:54+00:00 January 21st 22:22, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Hardware, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Steam: Watch out for false VAC bans!

There is a huge problem with Valve Anti-Cheat system at the moment. It seems that they have enabled a brand new manual rule that triggers a VAC ban on certain Steam accounts. If you launch Steam on Linux with an account name (OS account, not Steam account!) that contains “Catbot” you WILL be banned on Steam. Permanently.

Why does that even happen?

It’s because of a certain Team Fortress 2 farming bots that got really popular lately, here’s the explanation from reddit:

Some guy makes a bunch of bots named like “Catbot #47” and sends them out onto Casual servers in TF2, they follow a set path based on the map and have aimbot. They’re honestly really well made, and the way they’re getting banned is that Steam checks the program’s username on its Linux partition (not the Steam account’s username). He’s already changed the code to randomize the Linux username and sent them back out.

So as you see the farming/hacking is working just fine once more because someone already fix their “security measures”. Apparently that was intentional behavior by VAC team and according to them it’s a feature… not a bug (if you believe the guy from Github):

Good day, I’ve received word from the VAC team that this is intentional and not open for discussion on Github.

In general VAC issues are not handled on Github in any capacity and further issue reports on this may result in being banned from the Valve Software issue trackers.

If any of you use the name catbot for some odd fucking reason (because why the fuck not, right?) watch out for that stupid rule and don’t get yourself banned. VAC doesn’t make mistakes my ass. This reddit post sums up the situation perfectly:

Source: Github

By | 2018-01-02T00:23:22+00:00 January 2nd 00:23, 2018|Categories: News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam Flaws|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

EA situation in few senteces and why it’s good for us

Here is the whole situation in a nutshell. EA releases their brand new AAA title – Star Wars Battlefront 2. There even is a collector’s edition, goes for $80 (wtf). The game itself has locked content in it (like guns, equipment etc) and requires you to play around 4500 hours to unlock all of it. It’s fucking crazy.

What’s more crazy? You can skip the unlocking part and get all of the unlocks for $2100. You’ve read that right.

So naturally the gamers were furious and it was pretty cool and trendy (and right) to just give back that piece of shit and use their refund optionwhich was suddenly gone.

So basically if you wanted to get a refund you had to wait in line, on hold, for an hour. Internet does not forget and I really hope that all of their competitors won’t pull the same tricks on us, I’m talking to you Valve (mostly), GOG, Blizzard (they’re too good to fuck stuff like that up) and others.

Source: reddit

Electronic Arts removed the refund button from Origin

OK it’s been crazy today, Steam launched a lot of new currencies on their platform. GOG apologized for higher prices in Poland and promised to contact developers/publishers to change that (they are higher than Steam’s right now which isn’t quite nice considering GOG is a Polish store).

Anyway it’s been pretty loud on reddit today that EA Games had removed the refund button from their system and if you want to get a refund wait in line… for around an hour (that’s right) to even contact the support team. I don’t quite understand why would they do that but I guess it’s all about the $$$.

Looks like some games are even more expensive on Steam, for example in Israel. Also there was a funny bug on Steam for some guy, he got over $4 000 000 (!) in his Steam wallet after the update. It got fixed by Valve though.

Another thing is that selling Stream trading cards is somewhat broken, you see when you put it up on sale let’s say for $0.03 in USA Steam automatically converts the price to be 0.03zł (in Poland for example) which means it’s cheaper, anyway I’m sure they are going to do something about it because right now you earn less by selling cards in certain regions. At least that’s what I think is happening, not a trader myself.

Something interesting is finally happening, if there’s more I’ll let you know.

Source: reddit and the Internet basically

Watch out! New currencies coming to Steam tomorrow.

In case you didn’t know Steam is introducing a lot of new currencies to the store worldwide, including Polish Złoty. If you have any money in your Steam Wallet and it happens to be in Euros €€€ then you might get fucked. You see, they have sent an e-mail about it recently and Steam is going to convert the cash you have to your local currency.

Why are you out of luck? If they convert it on their own currency exchange rates (which is 3.59zł for €0.99 instead of 4.18zł) you will loose some money.

Here’s a quick example:

If you have charged your Steam wallet with let’s say €25 you paid around 105 Polish Złoty for it. Now if they convert it with their exchange rate you’re going to have around 90 Polish Złoty. If not you’re all good. But if they do… you’re going to loose around 15zł, if you can spend that Steam Wallet funds on something do it now I guess, but it all depends on the price of games.

Valve is going to leave the new exchange rate as a suggestion for game publishers/developers but if they’re going to even the prices to western Europe you’re mostly out of luck. If this happens this really sucks. More info about coming changes here and here.

New currencies coming to the Steam store

I know this is rather old news but I don’t have much time to post here. I can’t believe this is finally happening… after 9 fucking years (!) Steam introduces more currencies to the Steam store. Details below!

This is an e-mail to all Steamworks developers from Valve Software – New currencies to expect on Steam:

“Pricing should be entered as soon as possible, with display of these new currencies scheduled to go live in time for our 2017 Autumn and Winter Sales. To enter pricing, sign in to the Steamworks Developer Site and select Pricing from the Apps & Packages drop-down. You will see green-colored recommendations filled in for new currencies, based on your selected USD base price. These recommended prices can be accepted or adjusted at your discretion. As a reminder, if you do not have pricing entered for a country after a local currency is set live on the Steam storefront, your game will be unavailable for sale in that country.”

“We have also updated our recommended pricing matrix for new and existing currencies. Our goal is to update these recommendations annually, so as to better help developers succeed in markets worldwide. Pricing decisions on Steam are entirely in the hands of you the developer, and we encourage you to always do what’s best for your players. You can find more information and suggested best practices in the Steamworks Pricing Documentation.”

“*PLN pricing is specific to Poland, but as always any game licenses purchased within an EEA country (either directly or as a gift) can be redeemed by any user within the EEA.”

“0,99 euro – 3,59 zł
1,99 euro – 7,19 zł
2,99 euro – 10,99 zł
3,99 euro – 14,49 zł
4,99 euro – 17,99 zł
5,99 euro – 21,99 zł
6,99 euro – 25,49 zł
7,99 euro – 28,99 zł
8,99 euro – 32,99 zł
9,99 euro – 35,99 zł
14,99 euro – 53,99 zł
19,99 euro – 71,99 zł
22,99 euro – 89,99 zł
27,99 euro – 107,99 zł”

Which means Poland is no longer getting fucked on Steam.

Steam store is now blocked in Malaysia

It seems that the Steam store is currently disabled in Malaysia because of the game Fight of Gods. The client itself works, you can still download your games that you’re subscribed to but you can no longer buy anything from the store.

That’s pretty fucked up that in 2017 because of one title (a game about gods…) whole service is now disabled or possibly banned, even if they restore (or already restored?) access to the store is pretty worrying that shit like this happens these days.

Here’s the original screenshot that’s been floating around on the net:

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission claimed that the game “degraded religions and religious leaders, and posed a huge threat to racial unity and harmony.” because it features religious icons like Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha.

You can buy the game on Steam, it’s currently in Early Access for less than €5. If you don’t like the game or it’s contents just don’t buy it and move on. That’s how civilized world works.

By | 2017-09-09T12:43:48+00:00 September 9th 12:43, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

TOP 3 GAMES to play when you’re pissed off!

Every once in a while you get pissed off about something, right? It’s either a bad day at school / uni / work or it’s just one of those days when you don’t wanna wake up, everything is fucked because everybody sucks. Here are three Steam games to play when you’re pissed off!

Killing Floor 2

There’s nothing better than killing some stupid bots and scoring some headshots when you’re mad.

The first game is pretty obvious. Just make sure you don’t play with guys who are particularly into the game – you know what I’m talking about, guys who take it all waaaaay too seriously and just want to complete every map perfectly. Unless you like griefing… it might help in a quick short run when you play online.

It’s really fun to play this one (even solo) because you just focus on the waves of retarded clots and crawlers and forget about anything else. Leveling up is rewarding and buying new weapons while killing those assholes is fun as hell – I mean trying the guns out and all that.

Killing Floor 2 is one of those games where you can actually feel that you’re shooting at someone, if you know what I mean. Despite of what I’ve said earlier about the game (when it was still in Early Access) it’s a pretty nice title after all the patching and content it has received over the least few months.

If you’re pissed off at the moment go kill some ZEDs. Here are some cheap offers for Killing Floor 2:

  1. Grab it on Kinguin for €9.49 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  2. Grab it on G2A for €10.34 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  3. Grab it on CDKeys.com €11.69

DOOM

I have finished this one recently and it’s shit loads of fun! If you prefer more classic approach to picking up guns and power ups directly on the arena or by killing the bad guys and jumping around like a maniac this one is for you.

The visuals in DOOM are sometimes breathtaking. Liters (or gallons if you’re from that side of the planet) of blood shoot at your screen when you fight the demons. There’s nothing more rewarding in this game than ripping demon’s head off with a double barrel shotgun or ripping it in half with a chainsaw.

Sounds hardcore but it sure is fun!

The multiplayer part of the game is pretty solid but full of pros (at least when I’ve tried it) so if you’re a casual gamer just go ahead and skip that part because it will make you feel even worse.

Here are some cheap offers for DOOM:

  1. Grab it on G2A for €10.44 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  2. Grab it on Kinguin for €11.26 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  3. Grab it on CDKeys.com €11.69

Postal 2

When the other two fail you have to reach for the big guns.

Postal 2 is so messed up that you won’t even remember why you’re pissed off after 20 minutes of playing. Literally pissing on people? Check. Setting cats on fire? Check. Killing Osama Bin Laden and religious nuts? Check.

There’s no other game that went this far. Maybe except for the latest clone of Postal (the first one) called HATRED. But this one – even though it’s a really good game – doesn’t have any humor in it.

Postal 2 comes with a new DLC that came out not so long ago. The DLC is even longer than the base game and you should check that out as well. Running With Scissors did a great job on this one!

Here are some offers for Postal 2:

  1. Grab it with DLC on G2A for €2.00 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  2. Grab it on Kinguin for €3.28 (get extra 3% off with UNPWR)
  3. Grab it on G2Play.net for €3.28

That would be the end of the list. To me those games are like… sort of therapy? Some people drink, some people smoke and others play the shit out of their favorite games.

Australians will be charged 10% more for Steam games soon!

Starting July 2017 all Aussies are going to pay 10% more for their Steam games. The report comes from Kotaku, following an email reportedly sent to developers by Valve. “The VAT tax amount will be included in the advertised price of your product, just like VAT is currently treated in the EU … the customer will pay the price displayed on the storefront, and the tax will be separated out afterwards.”

Some publishers and studios might choose to absorb the tax themselves (highly unlikely) to stay at the same price. Whatever the case, despite promises in 2014 that it was imminent, Australia still doesn’t have its own currency on Steam.

Countries like: New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Iceland, South Africa and India, will also pay taxes specific to those regions in March.

There is no information about the alternative stores (Origin, UPlay, GOG, GMG, GamersGate, G2A, Kinguin etc.) at this time.

By | 2017-02-22T11:11:32+00:00 February 22nd 11:11, 2017|Categories: Games, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Steam group have just been hijacked from Steam, join the new one!

Our Steam group has just been removed from Steam by someone who claims to be the new tyrant, a dickhead called TZer0, unfortunately there is nothing I can do about it because I was not the original admin of the group.

So far this guy have removed me from the group and ditched everything that I’ve done for over last 9 years. But no need to worry! Fuck this guy and his anti-G2A attitude, that’s right he took over the group and changed it’s logo to anti G2A propaganda. Booo Hoo.

Lets bring back the group back under the same URL, at least that’s what’s left.

I have posted one last post yesterday on the group, it was about The European Commission getting it’s hands on Steam regional locks. I have no idea what the fuck is going on and I really hope we can restore the population of the group under the new-old URL. So join in and tell your friends! :)

The new-old URL is still ours: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamunpowered

Also this guy claims we have had some sort of discussion and we disagreed. We haven’t had any discussion at all. He also claims I have promoted G2A on the Steam group and I have never done that due to Steam not really liking the company (censoring it’s address on the whole Steam platform for example). That is all.

At least we have this screenshot to honor the group’s memory and it’s great number :)

Valve wants to shutdown Team Fortress 2 gambling sites

If you’re unfamiliar with how skin gambling works in Team Fortress 2 it’s basically a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive clone made by Valve. They have released the following statement recently:

“In July of last year we outlined our position on gambling web sites, specifically noting that Valve has no business relationship with these sites. At that time we also began blocking many CS:GO gambling accounts… More recently, some gambling web sites started leveraging TF2 items. Today we began the process of blocking TF2 gambling accounts as well. We recommend you don’t trade with these sites.”

We can’t really blame them, can we? It’s a business and they don’t like it. So if you’re using some kind of TF2 gambling/trading websites it’s your last chance to get something that you really want.

Source: PC Gamer

By | 2017-01-30T19:25:41+00:00 January 30th 15:15, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Software, Steam, Steam Alternatives, Valve|Tags: , , , , |0 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 | 2016-12-07T23:46:46+00:00 December 8th 10:27, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Privacy, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: You won’t be able to play with Steam players if you bought the game on Windows Store

I have no idea who the fuck thought that’s a good idea but according to Activision’s support page you won’t be able to play online with your friends who bought the game on Steam or Windows Store. You either have to own one or another to play with your friends!

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Also you can’t even play between Windows 10 and Xbox One players. So you’re probably out of luck if you bought it on Windows Store, for some odd reason, because I really doubt a great number of players are going to buy it there, multiplayer is probably going to be dead after few months…

I do understand that Microsoft simply didn’t want the game client to install Steam in the background but if this thing continues and games are going to be non-playable online between platforms (just like consoles?) this is going to suck big time.

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 | 2016-10-30T15:20:29+00:00 October 30th 15:20, 2016|Categories: EA, Games, News, OMG!1, Origin, Publishers & Developers, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Video game actors go on strike!

It’s official, the largest actors union in Hollywood called a strike this Friday against video game companies. Apparently they didn’t agree on how to pay performers who do voice-overs and motion-capture work for the most popular video games.

They have stopped working at 12:01 a.m. last Friday (21.10.2016). Creating games take a lot of time and money these days, large casts of actors take part in the development process.

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Union members are planning to picket one of the companies, Electronic Arts, at its location in Playa Vista today (Monday, 24.10.2016). Other companies affected by the strike: Activision Blizzard, Take Two, Warner Bros. and Disney. The chief negotiator for the video game companies said that when negotiations failed, the two sides were not very far apart:

“The only difference is the semantics,” said Scott J. Witlin of the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg. “The sad thing is that people are going to lose work.”

SAG-AFTRA, claims that their demands were much higher though. The union was asking for a new compensation structure that would allow actors to start receiving residual-like payments based on a game’s commercial success. They were also asking for improved safety conditions for voice-over and motion-capture performers. The proposed bonus system would allow actors to receive additional payments for every 2 million copies or downloads sold — or, for online-only games, unique subscribers — with a cap at 8 million.

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Video game companies proposed a 9% wage increase instead, which would speed up the 3% annual increase sought by SAG-AFTRA over a three-year period. They were also offering additional compensation of up to $950 per game based on the number of sessions a performer works on a particular title.

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On Thursday, the union refused to accept the companies’ proposal, describing the current compensation structure as a “freeloader model.” Union members also want more transparency in the hiring process, with actors claiming that they are often kept in the dark about what video games they are working on until well after their job is done. Some say this prevents them from negotiating higher pay on more popular titles.

“I never knew I was in ‘Fallout 4’ for the 1 ½ years I was [working on] the game,” union member Keythe Farley, a voice actor and director, told reporters Friday.

Farley voiced a key character in the video game, which raked in more than $750 million in its first 24 hours of sales.

A fair system of pay would include “secondary payments when games hit a certain level of success with consumers, not simply higher upfront wages. Secondary compensation is what allows professional performers to feed their families in between jobs,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement.

“This negotiation is not only about upfront compensation. It is about fairness and the ability of middle-class performers to survive in this industry. These companies are immensely profitable, and successful games — which are the only games this dispute is about — drive that profit.”

The video game companies — which also include Blindlight, Corps of Discovery Films, Formosa Interactive, Insomniac Games, Interactive Associates and VoiceWorks Productions — have argued that their industry is fundamentally different from Hollywood and that a system of residual-like bonuses for actors would not be feasible.

“We had hoped this would be successful, but union leadership left mediation without providing a counteroffer. We urged union leaders to put the package to a vote of their membership, but union leaders refused,” Witlin said in a statement. It’s unclear how much the strike will affect the industry. According to the companies, SAG-AFTRA represents performers in less than 25% of the games on the market. The union says that number is false. The existing contract, known as the Interactive Media Agreement, expired in late 2014 but performers kept working under it as talks dragged on for 19 months.

Source: LA Times

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 | 2016-10-20T16:07:39+00:00 October 20th 16:07, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Hardware, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Reminder: Avoid The Division!

I see that The Division is on sale on various sites this weekend, even on Steam itself it’s 40% off. This game sucks bad, it’s nothing like on the trailers and pre-release footage (well it’s Ubisoft, duh!!). After you finish the main story there’s nothing to do in the game and you will simply waste your cash.

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The game is full of cheaters, the whole world is dull, New York in the game seems dead even though it’s full of players… that you can’t even see, like literally you can’t see them, you only see guys in your party or in the versus mode.

Seriously don’t do it.

Earlier this year, in June, The Division’s player count dropped 93% since it’s launch!

By | 2016-10-14T13:48:17+00:00 September 30th 18:37, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Ubisoft|Tags: , , , , , , |3 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 | 2016-10-14T13:48:19+00:00 September 19th 12:16, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Indie, News, OMG!1, Peasantry, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Update on Big Fucking Giveaway 2, Gleam no longer supports Steam

Gleam no longer supports Steam community giveaways. Steam Community has started blocking Gleam.io. Here is the official announcement.

Because of this problem the upcoming Big Fucking Giveaway 2 is going to be hosted on our site just as we did before (you just need to login and fill out the quiz!), it will probably keep on dying from all the traffic but it’s going to last for a whole week starting Big Fucking Giveaway 2 – August 22nd 2016 13:00 (1PM) so you will have plenty of time to participate.

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Major groups currently affected with their accounts closed: REX, OGG, FreeGamesInfo, SuperGiveaways. I personally hate those groups and the way that they want to sell their “services”. Here is an example from SteamUnpowered’s Twitter and someone from REX (direct message from July 2016):

Rex Twitter Direct Message

By | 2016-10-14T13:48:26+00:00 August 18th 18:56, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam, Website Related|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

SteamSpy: The 2016 Steam Summer Sale was a success

According to SteamSpy, a really cool website that shows interesting data and statistics from the Steam store, discounts were actually reduced from 2015, but the overall revenue was way up. Which basically means they’ve made a lot more money with a lot worse deals.

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About 36.8 million copies of games were sold during the 2016 Summer Sale, compared to 33 million sold in 2015. There was also a huge increase in Steam users at the time of sale – over 175 million people this year, up from the 130 million last year. Although this could be linked to new free to play titles published on Steam and, therefore, those users are less likely to purchase any new games on Steam.

The game developers and publishers earned over $223.2 million, a 40% increase – in 2015, developers earned $160 million.

Additionally, remember the Limbo promo? The game was free for a day just ahead of the sale so we can assume that all of its new 1.9M owners are coming from that promotion even though some people obviously purchased it after the giveaway period was over.

What does this all mean for us, old school gamers? Worse deals in the following sales, that’s for sure. If they can sell games for more than last couple of sales why would they bother making the prices even lower?

I’ve personally only got one game on the sale to play with my buddy – How To Survive 2. I really wanted to buy something else but I couldn’t find anything worth my time and money. I’m also not quite sure if I’m not going to request a refund for that one because it doesn’t seem to be such a high quality title as I thought (ahhh the beauty of Early Access).

How many games did you buy during the Steam Summer Sale 2016?

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When I’ve asked all of my friends they basically couldn’t find any good games on the Steam sale as well. Maybe it’s because we’re all old pricks or maybe that we all have way over 500 games subscribed on Steam (yeah remember you don’t own that shit, you only have subscriptions for the titles, it’s not yours to keep, unlike GOG where you can backup the files and you’re all set).

I’m really glad that we have some good alternatives online that at least give as an option to get the games cheaper. Even though Valve hates them they can’t really do much about it.

The Steam sales are getting worse!

Every time there is a Steam sale on the horizon I think of buying something but when the event launches and I see the main store page I just can’t browse it. Why? The store displays all of the offers randomly, which means I can’t focus on any particular offer. I really preferred the old way of presenting sales on Steam, it was much more eye friendly.

The store browse function also sucks. Here’s an example, when you go to the RPG category in the store and want to sort the titles by the lowest price it always shows those damn free to play games first which you can’t even hide, after clicking through every crappy free to play game the store suddenly hangs you have to start over – we all know how big is the Steam store load during the sale, I couldn’t even drop any cards yesterday from that queue thing.

It seems that the store is getting DDoSed too easily, few years ago it was really slow for first couple of hours tops – yesterday it was unusable for the whole night. But that’s not really such a big problem comparing to what I’m about to list below, check it out. I’m sure they can afford to expand their servers farm easily, they just don’t care.

Steam Rage

Here are some things that I miss from the old sales:

  1. There are no flash sales that would keep me check the store every day, that was actually fun to see what games were on sale on that particular day.
  2. No mini-games! Come on! That was fun and rewards from them were pretty decent.
  3. There are no special event achievements in games. If you don’t know what I mean there was this one big winter sale on Steam once a couple of years ago were you had to gather coals by doing certain achievements in games, all of those games had special winter sale content in them, like maps, items and the earlier mentioned achievements. That was a lot of fun too!
  4. Most sales are crap. Majority of them are never larger than 50% anymore. We need bigger discounts!
  5. No special community tasks (such as leaving comments, adding friends, writing reviews, playing multiplayer in some game etc. to get something in return) for people to do is also a bad choice.

What do you think about recent Steam sales?

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This is what makes people angry – especially the older gamers I think. Steam sales are particularly bad for people like me who own a lot of games that we bought over the years on… Steam sales. That’s why the catalog is no longer attractive to us and the most recent titles that we would want to buy aren’t discounted enough to even compete with the alternatives around the world. I remember that even the recently released games had some sort of discount during the sale time, now new titles don’t even have one like Ori and the Blind Forest.

Hopefully sales on Origin, Good Old Games, UPlay and other big platforms will be improved in the future. The recent ones aren’t even that bad considering you could get Battlefield games a lot cheaper on the EA’s store for example.

What do you guys think?