Giveaway: Super Distro FREE game key!

Here is another one, get it fast and it’s yours. It’s a Steam key, it’s on the image if you can’t see it for some weird reason… ;)

Super Distro

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

By | February 16th 14:24, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Steam: Valve now accepts Greenlight refunds!

Update: As DoubleD pointed out in the comment below: This is not about Greenlight games…. It’s about the Greenlight fee you had to pay in order to put something on Greenlight.

Sorry for the retardation :D I didn’t realize what I wrote…

That’s right, from now on you can request a refund for those shitty Greenlight games that you’ve bought. At least according to this reddit post.

By | February 15th 16:35, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, News, Steam, Steam Updates, Weird Stuff|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

Valve to replace Steam Greenlight with Steam Direct!

At first Steam Greenlight was looking really good, the idea of it, but today I can easily say that the Steam store has been cluttered with all of those shitty games that no one wants to play and fake reviews for free games. Valve has been dissatisfied with Steam Greenlight as well, even Gabe Newell described the system as “probably bad for the Steam community” in 2013. A year later, he stated outright that they have to “make Greenlight go away, not because it’s not useful, but because we’re evolving”.

The direction of that evolution was finally revealed! New system called Steam Direct is coming this spring. It will enable developers to get their games on Steam without having to pass an approval process first. Greenlight helped the indie developers. It also ended up bringing in a lot of money. Valve said that there are now more than 100 Greenlight games that have earned at least $1 million each, many of which likely would not have been released on Steam under the pre-Greenlight rules.

Changes on Steam like: user reviews, refund system and the implementation of Steam Curators have all improved the experience for both users and developers, the next step “is to establish a new direct sign-up system for developers to put their games on Steam,” according to Valve’s blog post.

“This new path, which we’re calling ‘Steam Direct,’ is targeted for spring 2017 and will replace Steam Greenlight,” Valve explains.

“We will ask new developers to complete a set of digital paperwork, personal or company verification, and tax documents similar to the process of applying for a bank account. Once set up, developers will pay a recoupable application fee for each new title they wish to distribute, intended to decrease the noise in the submission pipeline.”

Clearly the goal is to discourage the submission of Greenlight projects that are submitted in bad faith (jokes, stolen projects etc.). The amount of the publishing fee hasn’t been finalized yet.

“We want to make sure Steam is a welcoming environment for all developers who are serious about treating customers fairly and making quality gaming experiences,” Valve wrote. “The updates we’ve made over the past few years have been paving the way for improvements to how new titles get on to Steam, and Steam Direct represents just one more step in our ongoing process of making Steam better.”

Lets just all say it out loud, most people are dumb asses and they shouldn’t be able to vote for games to be released on Steam. It’s better if Valve picks games that are going to be on Steam instead.

By | February 11th 11:20, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Steam, Steam Flaws|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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

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 :)

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ARK: Survival Evolved runs like shit but some people really like the game, it runs on Unreal Engine 4 but is really badly optimized. Other than that it’s a really good game if you are into crafting of course. Get it now on Kinguin in special low price (I guess it matches the recent deal on Steam). Always scroll down to see the list of all sellers and get the lowest price. Get extra 3% off with UNPWR discount code at checkout!

By | February 3rd 12:15, 2017|Categories: Deals, Kinguin, News, Software, Steam, Steam Alternatives|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

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 | January 30th 15:15, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Software, Steam, Steam Alternatives, Valve|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Steam update adds library management options and Xbox controller configuration

Two weeks ago Valve released a beta update to the Steam client. They’ve added configuration support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, along with any generic controllers as well. That feature is now available to everyone!

PlayStation 4 controllers support has been added last month. From now on you can connect and use virtually any console gamepad with Steam.

“Note that because X-Input currently lacks per-controller means of unique identification, all controllers of that type will share personalization and configuration settings,” Valve says. “As they share the same inputs, Xbox 360/One/Generic controllers will all see each-others configurations when browsing. Automatic conversion will be attempted when loading configurations from other controller types.”

But that’s not all, they’ve also added rumble support for Xbox controllers and recognition of more third-party PS4 gamepads, such as: HORI, Madcatz, and Armor pads and flight sticks.

Beyond controller support, the latest Steam client fixes several issues, including one that could cause the client to hang when the computer wakes from sleep mode. Valve also added overlay support for new Windows 10 Insider preview builds and showed some love for Linux with updates and bug fixes.

Additionally if you right-click on a game in your library, you’ll also notice some menu changes. You can no longer “Delete local content” but “Uninstall.”

Another nice addition (and probably most important!) is the ability to move game install folders from the Properties > Local Files menu.

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