Uplay – it’s all about you!

Uplay

Ubisoft is launching their new service called Uplay. I gotta say that the presentation on their website is stunning! What is Uplay? It’s just another service like Games For Windows Live or Steam Community.

Basically you have so called Uplay Win which has accomplishments (achievements), points and other unlockable stuff that is synchronized with your consoles (XboX 360 and PS3) and the PC!

Uplay Help has tutorials and walkthroughs created by the community or Ubisoft game developers.

Uplay Store has all the DLC and probably games like Assasin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction for now.

Uplay Share – friends and your own content like videos from the game or screenshots.

All services are available through the game you’re playing or Uplay.com! Could this crash XboX Live/Games For Windows Live or services like Steam Community or Xfire? More about Uplay here.

And now watch the presentation because it’s really cool:

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By | 2016-10-14T13:53:56+00:00 January 7th 23:32, 2010|Categories: Entertainment, News, Releases, UPlay|Tags: , |8 Comments

Telltale Holiday Store

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Save big on your holiday shopping with Telltale

It’s that time of year again, and you’ve got someone on your holiday list who is impossible to shop for. Fortunately for you, the Telltale Store has some special holiday packages over on the gifts page! If you’re new to their site, they’ve got loads of games, comics, DVDs, and more in the Telltale store – and some extra-special deals on Monday, November 30th for Interloper subscribers, and also a couple of holiday-related perks to take advantage of right now, so read on!

  • Free Shipping Starts Now! If your order is worth more than $25, it’ll qualify for free shipping via USPS! Just select the free shipping option in your order checkout, and you’ll be all set. US customers: You’ll want to get your orders in before December 16th to get ’em delivered in time for the holidays.
  • Special One-Day Offers on Monday! You lucky newsletter subscribers will save 20% on all items in the Telltale store. This deal lasts for one day only; it gets started at 12:00AM and runs through 11:59PM (Pacific Time) on Monday, November 30, 2009.
  • New Bundles! They’ve put together an assortment of gift packs for the video game enthusiast on your list. Visit their holiday gifts page (or take a peek below this article) to check out our Monkey Island, Sam & Max, and Strong Bad bundles!
  • Gift Wrapping! Through the holidays, your order can be gift-wrapped for just $2.50 per item. Select the gift wrap option for each item on the shopping cart page before checkout.

» Visit Telltale’s gift store!

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:01+00:00 November 25th 08:09, 2009|Categories: Deals, News, Releases|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Left 4 Dead 2 launch time?

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You can read from Left 4 Dead 2 blog following:

Due to an ongoing debate in the office and online as to whether “12 AM” means noon or midnight (we’re still sticking with midnight), it’s been more challenging than we realized to tell people when exactly our game will be available. Factor in the Earth rotating around the sun, daylight savings time, some of our fans insisting on using the Mayan calendar, and we’re just going to try and make this as specific as possible:

When L4D2 will go live:

Tuesday, November 17th, 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Standard Time

  • Monday, November 16th, 9:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
  • Monday, November 16th, 10:00 PM Mountain Standard Time
  • Monday, November 16th, 11:00 PM Central Standard Time
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 12:00 AM (midnight) Eastern Standard Time
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 5:00 AM Greenwich Mean Time
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 8:00 AM Moscow Time
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2:00 PM Japan Standard Time

Left 4 Dead 2 release wil be:

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:07+00:00 November 14th 11:40, 2009|Categories: Releases, Steam|Tags: , , |13 Comments

Zero Gear get a beta Steam key!

Click here for your key!There’s a rumor on the net that Valve is giving out keys to some unknown game. We just wanted to clear it all out, you just have to go here and get your free beta key for Zero Gear – a funny racing game (similar to Mario Kart). So don’t listen to some morons on the Internet and don’t think of buying this key either when someone wants to sell them – those keys are totally free and temporary.

After you receive a key enter it in the Steam client and download the free beta while you can! The game takes around 240MB.

Have fun!

And here are some screenshots:

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And here’s a short gameplay video I made the other day:

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:07+00:00 November 11th 21:07, 2009|Categories: News, Releases, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Steam: Modern Warfare 2 buyers upset over wait

Some eager Steam pre-purchasers were surprised to find their digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would not be unlocked through Valve’s online service until 2 days after the release of the retail version.

Many forum members are in an uproar over pre-ordering the title without being completely aware of the different release date that was clearly advertised.
"What the… 2 DAYS??? Why the heck did I buy through Steam for? I certainly didn’t know there was gonna be a 2 day delay for us steam purchasers," one forum member wrote.

The ire also stems from the fact customers who purchased a retail boxed copy of the PC game are not forced to wait, despite the title requiring Steam authentication. This has also led many to pursue canceling their online pre-orders.

"I pre-ordered the game, assuming that it would come out on the actual release date. Now I’m waiting for my ticket to be answered for my refund," another member wrote. "The funny part is they probably wont get back to me until after it is released on Steam:

If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 off Steam and are still hanging in there waiting, here’s the most updated release details from Steam:
Activision’s policy is for the digital download version of MW2 to be activated 48 hours after the retail release. Therefore copies bought on Steam will be activated as follows: Worldwide (except North, Central, and South America): 3:00 pm PST Nov 11 and North, Central and South America: 9:00 pm PST Nov 11.

Source: IGN

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:08+00:00 November 11th 10:51, 2009|Categories: News, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Releases, Steam, Weird Stuff|Tags: , |4 Comments

South Africa: Modern Warfare 2 fails once more

I just got word from a member (GhOst) of an online community that I’m part of. He just returned from a local retailer here in South Africa, BTGames, where COD MW2 was released at 00:00 tonight – about 1h 30 minutes ago – with his brand spanking new legit copy of the game he pre-ordered @ ~$60 and whatnot in hand he rushed home.

Some nice shots of the retail box…and what makes this story newsworthy though is this picture below. A picture is worth a thousand words indeed…

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And this is after everyone were promised the game will work 100% after the street date here in SA – hence the midnight release and everything.

News thanks to our user ld13 (here).

Update: https://steamunpowered.eu/forums/submit-news-in-here/south-african-cod-mw2-release-fail/#p335

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:08+00:00 November 10th 01:18, 2009|Categories: News, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Releases, Steam|Tags: , |13 Comments

Serious Sam is back! In HD

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US: $19.99 $17.99
UK: £17.99 £16.19 (49% higher)
EU: 19,99€ 17,99€ (48% higher)

 

Do you remember this crazy humorous first person shooter, called Serious Sam from year 2001? Now he is back in HD, fighting all those freaky aliens and monsters. Check funny videos and other information on official homepage: http://www.serioussam.com/.

 

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:11+00:00 November 7th 02:23, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Steam: New Releases Week 45

I decided to start making these weekly articles that will illustrate the new game releases on Steam and how they are priced compared to US.

6 November update: added new releases: Big Brain Wolf, Magnetis, Aztaka, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition, RailWorks HST Buffer Version DLC, and Sacraboar.

7 November update: added League of Legends, Europe only.

2  November

  • Men of War: Red Tide
  • Men of War: Gold Edition

3  November

  • Spellforce – Platinum Edition

4  November

  • Shattered Horizon
  • Massive Assault
  • Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance
  • Massive Assault Network 2
  • Massive Assault Collection
  • Doom Rails
  • Fatale
  • Earthworm Jim Collection

5  November

  • Big Brain Wolf
  • Magnetis
  • Aztaka

6 November

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition
  • RailWorks HST Buffer Version DLC
  • Sacraboar
  • League of Legends

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:11+00:00 November 6th 21:30, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Online Retailers Refusing To Sell Modern Warfare 2

Kotaku just posted that Direct2Drive won’t be selling Modern Warfare 2 on their PC digital delivery service. Why? Because of rival platform – Steam.

The game includes mandatory installation of Valve’s Steamworks, which the game uses for stuff like installation, DRM and save-game management. Something Direct2Drive (which is owned by website IGN) are having none of, telling:

We don’t believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse.

That “Trojan Horse” being the inclusion of Steam’s commercial marketplace.

D2D also told Kotaku that, having evaluated some Steamworks titles earlier in the year (such as Empire: Total War and Dawn of War II) and finding the forced inclusion of Steam’s storefront (offering automatic competition to D2D’s own services) not to their liking, told publishers that they’d stop selling games bundled in such a manner until Valve “decoupled its retail marketplace” from Steam’s other services.

To be clear, D2D’s beef is not with Activision, it’s with Steam, and to prove there’s no bad blood between the retailer and mega-publisher, $5 coupons will soon be offered on select Activision titles to make up for it.

But that’s not all it seems Impulse have come out today and also confirmed they won’t be stocking the game, for the same reasons. Digital store Gamersgate have told Kotaku that, like D2D and Impulse, they will also not be stocking Modern Warfare 2, and again, for the same reason.

Is this the failure of Modern Warfare 2 for PC? We’ll see. Oh and by the way vote in our poll:

Are you gonna buy Modern Warfare 2?

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Left 4 Dead 2 demo screenshots

Sorry guys for being too late, I had some serious problems with publishing it.. But now, after 20 hours the post is finally here :)

Started single player Offline game “The Parish” with 2 episodes, normal difficulty. I was randomly chosen to play Coach.

As I used to play guitar some time ago, I chose guitar as my primary weapon and now I am a Guitar hero! :D I didn’t see promised baseball bat though..

Here are some screens… Click on thumbnails to see bigger pictures in new window.

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more screens below…

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:12+00:00 October 29th 21:12, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Left 4 Dead 2: PC demo delayed once more!

 

Do you regret pre-ordering L4D2 for early demo access/special weapon?

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Looks like they’re having a blast!

By | 2009-10-30T19:35:10+00:00 October 28th 21:05, 2009|Categories: News, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Releases, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Left 4 Dead 2: Demo coming today, servers are up!

Left 4 Dead 2 was rescheduled for today @ 9PM (Central European Time). Meanwhile Left 4 Dead 2 demo server files are already available and we have some good news, thanks to our friends at Strefa Gier TP we just setup 10 servers in Poland.

Click here for IP addresses!

 

Update:
Something is downloading right now:

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Update 2:
Fuck it, still blocked and redownloaded the whole demo and nothing. Nice job Valve.

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:12+00:00 October 28th 08:37, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Steam: Everyday Genius: SquareLogic and AI War: Fleet Command Released

Everyday Genius: SquareLogic was released today and it is priced fairly for Europe, not so much for UK. There is a demo available for those that want to see how it is.

Everyday Genius: SquareLogic

Everyday Genius - SquareLogic

US: $14.99
UK: £10.99 (22% higher)
EU: 10,99€ (10% higher)

Update: AI War: Fleet Command was released. It too is priced fairly. 25% off until 27 October.

AI War: Fleet Command

AI War

US: $19.99 $14.99
UK: £11.99 £8.24 (9% lower)
EU: 13,99€ 9,24€ (8% lower)

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:13+00:00 October 21st 20:24, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: |3 Comments

Modern Warfare 2: Steam only?

Robert Bowling said on his Twitter account, "you’ll also have Prestige Mode in PC as well as lots of Steam support. Hopefully min specs will be soon." That’s not a lot of detail, but at least the guy posted something.

As far as I know the game will use Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system – a lot of CoD fansites claim it’s true.

Does it mean that the game will be registareable on Steam? I mean the retail box version? I guess we will find out soon! If yes, we can expect fair prices in retail stores (hopefully) and we can get it for a lot lower price than it will possibly be on Steam.

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:14+00:00 October 19th 08:52, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , |9 Comments

Steam: Torchlight pre-purchase available

Right now you can pre-purchase this RPG game on Steam. The designer team is composed of lots of designers, project leads of Diablo, Diablo II, Mythos and Fate. So that sounds pretty good, let’s butcher the prices :)

Torchlight

torchlight

US: $19.99 $17.99

UK: £14.99 £13.49 (23% higher than US)

EU: 15.99€ 14.39€ (19% higher than US)

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:14+00:00 October 17th 11:23, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Steam: Eufloria pre-purchase

Right now you can pre-purchase an indie game called Eufloria (available on 20th October 2009). Let’s look at the prices:

Eufloria

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US: $19.99 $14.99
UK: £14.99 £11.24 (22% higher)
EU: 14,99€ 11,24€ (12% higher)

Well the prices don’t look too good, but honestly I think this game looks really nice. Besides, it’s an indie game.

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By | 2016-10-14T13:54:14+00:00 October 14th 17:54, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|6 Comments

Steam: Borderlands pre-purchase

As of today, the four-pack pre-purchase of Borderlands is available on Steam. But, as always, the prcing isn’t very fair.

Borderlands

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US: $49.99 $44.99

EU: 49.99€ 44.99€ (47% higher than US)

UK: £29.99 £26.99 (5% lower than US)

These prices are just for 1 game, not the four-pack.

Four-pack:

US: $149.97 $134.97

EU: 149.97€ 134.97€ (47% higher than US)

UK: £89.97 £80.97 (5% lower than US)

So, again, if you have some good friend in UK that is willing to ‘gift’ you a game, then I suggest you should get it. Other way may cause irreversible harm to your wallet :)

By | 2016-10-14T13:54:15+00:00 October 11th 21:25, 2009|Categories: News, Releases|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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