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 | 2017-01-15T23:50:36+00:00 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 | 2017-01-11T15:33:49+00:00 January 11th 15:33, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, Releases, Steam Alternatives, Ubisoft, UPlay|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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.

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.

Steam: Mobile app update coming in early 2017

According to various media around the globe Valve Software is currently working on it’s Steam mobile app. It appears that in early 2017 you will be able to watch streams of some sort of video materials on your mobile device – documentaries, tutorials, full length movies and even TV shows.

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Steam video library keeps on expanding, over the last few months they have added a lot of videos to the library, although it’s limited by region it’s still pretty impressive.

Would you be using Steam instead of services like Netflix or HBO?

Microsoft will use Steam to sell Windows games

I think they have finally realized that selling games on their own, buggy, slow and unpopular Windows Store is a really bad idea. They have changed their mind and said that they will be selling their PC games on Steam, maybe including those titles that have Xbox Play Anywhere (buy once on console, play on PC too) thing?

Gears of War 4

Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox team at Microsoft, was talking on GameSpot stream during the E3. He said:

“I don’t think Valve’s hurt by not having Microsoft’s first-party games in their store right now. They’re doing incredibly well.”

Accordingly, Spencer said that Microsoft:

“Microsoft will ship games on Steam again.”

I don’t know about you guys but I would be more than happy to play Gears of War 4 in coop with friends on Steam! The employee did not say which games would be sold on Steam, nor when they would appear.

E3 2016 Press Conference time zones!

The E3 starts today guys, in case you have no idea when, here are the time zones for the following days!

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EA E3 2016 conference times – Sunday June 12th

  • Europe: 10pm (CEST)
  • West Coast US: 1pm (PDT)
  • East Coast US: 4pm (EDT)

Bethesda E3 2016 conference times – Sunday June 12th

  • Europe: 4.00am (CEST, Monday)
  • West Coast US: 7.00pm (PDT, Sunday)
  • East Coast US: 10.00pm (EDT, Sunday)

Microsoft E3 2016 conference times – Monday June 13th

  • Europe: 6.30pm (CEST)
  • West Coast US: 9.30am (PDT)
  • East Coast US: 12.30pm (EDT)

PC Gaming Show E3 2016 conference times – Monday June 13th

  • Europe: 8:30pm (CEST)
  • West Coast US: 11.30am (PDT)
  • East Coast US: 2:30pm (EDT)

Ubisoft E3 2015 conference times – Monday June 13th

  • Europe: 10pm (CEST)
  • West Coast US: 1pm (PDT)
  • East Coast US: 4pm (EDT)

Sony E3 2016 conference times – Tuesday June 14th

  • Europe: 3am (CEST, Tuesday)
  • West Coast US: 6pm (PDT, Monday)
  • East Coast US: 9pm (EDT, Monday)

Nintendo E3 2016 conference times – Tuesday June 14th

  • Europe: 6pm (CEST)
  • West Coast US: 9am (PDT)
  • East Coast US: 12pm (EDT)

Bethesda to release it’s own launcher to sell mods?

Apparently there is an alpha version of a launcher for Bethesda games. It has Fallout 4 creation kit and even a Mods tab at the top. Check out some screenshots:

Do we really need another game launcher aside from Steam, Origin, UPlay, Battle.net, GOG (optional)? They really want to sell those mods, we all know how it turned out last time they pushed it on Steam

What do you think about the new Bethesda launcher?

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Source: Found on NeoGAF.

Lego Marvel Superheroes 25% off, Steam redeemable

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LEGO Marvel Superheroes is available for North American gamers on October 22nd (that’s tomorrow!). While the rest of the world, us included, have to wait a little longer, we’re pretty excited to see the sheer number of heroes and villains fighting each other to the last brick in this incredible looking game.

Click here to see the game page on GMG.

There’s really only one sensible thing to do, and that’s to pre-purchase on GMG using this 25% voucher:

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By | 2016-10-14T13:51:48+00:00 October 22nd 01:15, 2013|Categories: Green Man Gaming, News, Releases|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments
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