Category of various publishers and developers news.

Germany warns Blizzard (cease-and-desist order)

Due to lack of information about the game on the box of Diablo 3 and the lack of access to the game because of technical problems, the Consumer Federation warned the game manufacturer Blizzard.  Blizzard has failed to inform players about permanent Internet connection requirement on the game box.  Also in connection with the registration requirement on, Blizzard's internal network, there is no information about entering the game key…


France threatens Blizzard with legal action on connection-issues

In France, the very serious “UFC Que Choisir” organization (focused on protecting consumers of all kinds of products) has received over 1500 complaints in 4 days from gamers about connect-ability issues and has asked Blizzard to have a permanent solution within 15 days and to communicate completely and transparently about problems encountered in due time. They are also requesting that affected gamers be given damages for troubles they may have…


Blizzard Faces A Class-Action Lawsuit In Korea Over ‘Diablo III’

Between hacked accounts and Error 37 messages, the server-side problems with Blizzard’s ‘Diablo III’ aren’t going away thanks to its always-online requirement. Now Korean internet cafe owners are taking Blizzard to court. Blizzard is wildly popular in Korea. Diablo III has, unsurprisingly – after Star Craft and Star Craft 2, been another big hit there. But that isn’t stopping Korean cafe owner from launching a class action lawsuit against Blizzard…

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Diablo 3: Post release poll!

Hey guys! I am just curious myself so here’s the question: [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Today it turned out that people were duping gold in Diablo 3 (they were able to do that by changing clock settings in Windows)… oh dear. So much fail in this relase, personally to me…


Diablo 3: Blizzard Locks Down Russian Language Version

Without any warning, Blizzard has locked down the Russian language version of Diablo 3 – which few days ago was just fine in any other country than Russia and obviously it was cheaper from other regional versions of the game. You could even launch the Russian version of the game and select another language such as English and play just fine. However, from today, anyone with this version is being…


Crytek: All our future games will be free-to-play

Crytek's future output will solely consist of triple-A free-to-play games, Cevat Yerli has revealed. Speaking to on the last day of E3, the Crytek CEO lamented the rise of DLC and premium gaming services, which he considers to be "milking customers to death". Warface, Crytek Kiev's multiplayer FPS, will be the company's first foray into the free-to-play sector. But once Crytek has completed its current contracts with traditional boxed…


EA: Origin won’t copy Steam 75% off sales

Origin boss David DeMartini told Gamesindustry International that random deep-discounting of games "cheapens" intellectual property, and promised not to copy the practice. "We won't be doing that," he said, bluntly. "Obviously they think it's the right thing to do after a certain amount of time. I just think it cheapens your intellectual property. “ "I know both sides of it, I understand it. If you want to sell a whole…


Blizzard raided by Korean government

The government has launched an investigation into Blizzard Entertainment over allegations that the American computer gamemaker has refused to refund Koreans who purchased its latest real-time role-playing game Diablo 3. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said the firm is suspected of having violated the country’s law on electronic commerce and commercial contracts. The FTC said Tuesday that it raided the firm’s Seoul office Monday and secured related documents and other…


Join the Official Rockstar Community on Steam and Receive a Free Copy of Midnight Club 2

Join the Official Rockstar Games Community on Steam at by 10 am Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, and receive one non-giftable copy of Midnight Club 2 in your Steam account by May 29th. Eligibility: User must have an account with at least one successful purchase, gift or retail registration in the account. The offer is not available to users who already own Midnight Club 2. Patch for…

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Epic Games is 20 years old!

Epic Games is 20 years old!

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To celebrate they are giving away 20 of the best Epic tracks from their games over the years.  They’ve hand picked and remastered a soundtrack that includes everything from Jazz Jackrabbit to Unreal Tournament. There are even a few surprise tracks that have never before been released on our soundtrack!

Make sure to get the whole soundtrack and rock out to some retro video game tunes!

1. Unreleased Theme
Unreal Tournament 3
Rom Di Prisco (2007)




EA invites you to give feedback on Origin

  EA have put up a blog entry called, “Continuing the Origin Conversation”, or, “Please tell us what we’re doing wrong.” The post invites users to comment on their favourite Origin feature, as well as features they’d like to see added in the future. The post has already attracted over 300 comments, from, “I would like a clock on the overlay so I can check the time easier while playing”…


Canonical in touch with Valve to ensure Steam is well supported on Ubuntu

    Lots of Steam on Linux news this week after Michael Larabel visited Valve office and confirmed Steam and Source Engine on Linux. Now, in a Live QA session for Ubuntu 12.04 release, Ubuntu Developer and Community Manager Jono Bacon said that he knows Canonical has been in touch with Valve to ensure top notch support of Steam client on Ubuntu. Check out the video, skip to 52:14 for…


Valve’s new business model – pay less if you’re nice?

This one is interesting, Valve is trying to charge morons and jerks more for their games, nice people would pay less or play for free even. In a podcast interview with Seven Day Cooldown, summarized by Develop, Valve Boss Gabe Newell discusses the payment model for upcoming strategy game DOTA 2.: “The issue that we're struggling with quite a bit is something I've kind of talked about before, which is…


Valve updates Steam’s account policy, you can now access your games while banned!

I can’t believe they finally did it. A lot of gamers were questioning why it wasn't possible to access games in offline mode in Steam while an account was suspended or banned, but the real news is that you already can, Valve just never told anyone. What's more? Your games aren't limited to offline mode. While Valve doesn't have a lot of legal lingo surrounding the use of their digital…


Valve reveals mystery hardware project: wearable computing

“This morning, Valve Software set the world of gaming news abuzz by attempting to hire hardware engineers. Now, Valve developer (and well-known programmer) Michael Abrash has revealed what kind of hardware the company is prototyping: computer technology you can wear. It's certainly an important time to admit such a thing, considering how Google's Project Glass heads-up display generated so much interest last week, but Abrash cautions that you shouldn't expect…

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EA voted Worst Company in America For 2012

“Whether it's on a console, a PC, a smartphone or tablet, hundreds of millions of people play video games every day. Yet most mainstream media covers the industry the same way it treats adult dodge ball leagues and cat fashion shows (both noble ventures, but neither of them multi-billion dollar industries). And the only time you hear legislators discuss video games is when some politician decries them as the death…


Steam soon to introduce used game selling and new refund policy!

YES! Finally Valve Software has decided that soon all Steam users will be able to sell or give away their own “used” games off their Steam accounts. Here is what Gabe Newell said: “We are happy to announce that soon (May 1st) all Steam users who bought at least one game using Steam will be able to give away or resell their own Steam games to their friends. All of…


Valve actively looking for Linux devs

Valve has been recruiting for at least one Linux specialist to help port Windows games with this job ad since January. But it looks like they’re getting very serious, and keen to push on with the project.’s Michael Larabel has received an email from Gabe himself asking for help head hunting. The email to Larabel, which has been confirmed as genuine, reads: We are running into a bunch of…

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Mass Effect 3 Protesters Sending Cupcakes to Bioware

At first, fans disappointed with ending of Mass Effect 3 tried to rally supporters to their cause by raising money for the charity Child’s Play, which helps get entertainment to sick kids in hospitals. But last week, Retake Mass Effect and Child’s Play parted ways, with the charity becoming concerned that their platform was becoming associated with a cause other than their own. Without that option, fans started to get…

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Refunds offered for Mass Effect’s bad ending? Yes!

"The row about the Mass Effect 3 ending is waging on, with retailers now offering full refunds for any customer saying they’re not satisfied with the ending. has stated that they will take the game back for an exact refund, even if the case has been opened and any code has been used. EA’s own digital distribution service Origin will also be refunding players. All they have to do…


Valve nukes Steam Box, working on new UI

The beginning of the week brought reports that Valve was working on something called "Steam Box," a list of hardware specs and associated software that manufacturers would turn around and build to sell under Valve's certified label. Much like PC gamers would see their favorite titles branded by Nvidia or AMD, these rigs would feature the Steam Box logo, indicating that they were good to go when it comes to…