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Valve will be attending this year’s Gamescom! What will they reveal?

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Nintendo Wii U announced!

I don't know if you guys are watching the E3 right now, I do cause I'm a little ill lately and have nothing else to do, but today there was a Nintendo conference which practically blew everything away with their new Nintendo Wii U. It's going to have this cool new controler (see below) and hardware capable of displaying 1080p graphics featuring games like Battlefiled 3 and many others. I think it's…

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EA Week in Steam 2 – 9 May

8th May – Battlefield  & Medal of Honor stay away day

Most prices have 1$ = 1€ ratio, this means that EU prices are 43% more expensive. To remind all, 1$ = 0,68961€ and 1€ = 1.45$.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – 66% off, Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam – 50% off, Battlefield Bad Company 2: SPECACT Kit Upgrade -50% off, Battlefield 2: Complete Collection -50% off, Medal of Honor – 50% off, Medal of Honor: Airborne – 75% off

 

Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2

US: $6.80 (= 4,69€)
UK: £6.80 (= $11.15)
EU: 13,60€ !!!! (= $19.72, over 3 times more expensive)
AU: $6.80 USD
RU: $10.20 USD

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

US: $7.49
UK: £4.99 (9% higher)
EU: 6,49€ (24% higher)
AU: $7.49 USD (0% higher)
RU: $7.49 USD (0% higher)

Battlefield 2: Complete Collection

US: $5.00
UK: £3.75 (23% higher)
EU: 5,–€ (43% higher)
AU: $3.75 USD (25% lower)
RU: $5.00 (0% higher)

Medal of Honor™

US: $14.99
UK: £9.99 (9% higher)
EU: 14,99€ (43% higher)
AU: $34.99 USD (133% higher)
RU:
$29.99 USD (50% higher)

Medal of Honor: Airborne

US: $2.50
UK: £2.50 (64% higher)
EU: 2,50€ (43% higher)
AU: $2.50 USD (0% higher)
RU: $2.50 USD (0% higher)

 

And about this pre-ordering Brink.. I feel totally sorry for AU guys. And EU guys are also screwed. And it’s not available in Russia.

US: $49.99 (= 34,47€)
UK: £29.99 (= $49.20)
EU: 49,99€ (= $72.49, 43% higher)
AU: $89.99 USD (80% higher)

 

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Valve employee explains regional pricing

Australian gamers community AusGamers had chat with Valve internal marketing and PR head, Doug Lombardi. It was a long chat but let’s look what about interesting part about regional pricing.   AusGamers: One of the big things then, that has come as a result of the selling side is regional pricing, which we happen to take a bit of a punch in the face in Australia over. Obviously, it’s a…

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Portal 2 to have PC & PS3 Co-op

Portal 2 PS3, Steam cross-platform play

The PlayStation 3 version of Valve’s upcoming first-person puzzler Portal 2 features cross-platform play and chat with the Steam PC and Mac versions.

At E3 2010 Gabe Newell came on stage at Sonys press conference to announce that Portal 2 will be coming to PS3. But more importantly than that, it will also be the first console title to come with Valves “Steamworks” package. Valve announced that this would include Steamcloud support and automatic updates, but it seems it’s also enabled something a little more exciting.

Additionally, the PS3 version unlocks the Steam Play version free of charge when gamers link their PlayStation Network and Steam accounts.
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New digital distributor player emerges: Atomblock

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New digital distributor emerges: Atomblock

Distributor Atomblock is to launch a new download site in UK with 450 titles ready to download from clients including EA, Codemasters, Ubisoft and 2K Games. Atomblock plans to have over 1000 titles by the end of the year.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam gameplay

A lot of new Bad Company 2 Vietnam gameplay material was shown on the Tokyo Game Show. The game is basically the same thing with new guns and vehicles (and maps obviously). Here’s a gameplay video: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Gameplay [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"][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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Steam Wallet Beta Now Available

The Steam Wallet, Steamworks' newest feature, is now available for public testing. With Steam Wallet, you can add value to your Steam account using any of the payment methods supported by Steam. Funds in your Steam Wallet may then be used to buy any item available on the Steam store, or combined with other payment methods to make a purchase. To check out the beta in Steam client simply click…

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Valve wants Left 4 Dead 3

As Gabe Newell told in last PC Gamer magazine issue Valve Software is going to release another Left 4 Dead game “quickly and unpredictably”… “I’m convinced that at some point we will do it again” said Newell. Gabe claims that shocking their fans gives them a lot of fun but it’s also very scary. Why you may ask? It’s pretty obvious at this point, remember the fans reaction when Left…

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New hijacking site shuts down Steam and takes over control

This is just a quick warning message to all of you Steam users. There’s a new hijacking website floating around. The “hacker” gives you link to a website (nothing out of ordinary) but the problem is that when you click on it your Steam client will shut down immediately and you won’t we able to login to your Steam account from now on. Yes, we realize that if your e-mail…

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Valve Software is interested in DOTA trilogy?

Apprently Valve is about to release their "version" of DOTA very soon, they already registered the DOTA mark (see here) and few hours ago they registered DOTA 1 and DOTA 2 marks. Do you think Valve should produce the whole trilogy? I personally think that's not such a good idea because I don't want another Left 4 Dead series...I mean the content, re-playability and all of course both games are very different.

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Gabe Newell promises 3 big surprises in next 12 months!

In the latest issue of PC Gamer Magazine, Gabe has given his word that 3 big announcements are going to be made by Valve within the next 12 months. Here’s what Gabe said exactly:   I can guarantee you people are going to be surprised at stuff we do. That isn’t going to stop any time soon. I’m just laughing because… people will be shocked again. We have three pretty…

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Medal of Honor and the Taliban – What Real Soldiers Think

  Recently the multiplayer mode of Medal of Honor faced criticism for allowing the player to take the Taliban side, thus killing US soldiers. I won’t comment the moral ethics to portray an ongoing conflict nor if it wise too, but interesting to read is what real soldiers think that have to face the Taliban everyday. GamrFeed interviewed 9 fighting soldiers, men and women alike  about their opinion and how…

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Portal 2 Gets a Date

9 February 2011

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Portal 2 - Out 9 February 2011

Valve has finally confirmed a release date for the upcoming Portal sequel known as Portal 2. While we knew that it would be arriving in 2011, many might be surprised to learn that it will in fact arrive on February 9th, 2011, which is a bit sooner than expected.

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R.U.S.E. will not utilize Ubisoft PC DRM

Good news, the PC version of R.U.S.E. will not use Ubisoft's 24/7 always online DRM, instead it will use Steamworks. Aymeric Evennou, Ubisoft senior community developer, stated on the official R.U.S.E. forums: "When R.U.S.E. is released in September, it will benefit from Valve’s Steamworks API to offer the best community experience to players. Consequently, a Steam account and Internet connection will be required to activate the game, as per Steam policy.…

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Defense of the Ancients…by Valve Software?

According to Jon St. John - an American voice actor who provided the voice for numerous video game characters, most notably Duke Nukem - Valve is currently working on Defense of the Ancients (commonly known as DOTA) game. Here’s his Twitter post:   JSJakaDukeNukem Twitter profile According to Wikipedia it is true: “In October 2009, Icefrog was hired by Valve Corporation, leading a team in a project that he has…

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VAC does make mistakes – Gabe Newell apologizes!

Here’s an official letter from Gabe Newell! Please read it. Hello, Recently, your Steam account was erroneously banned from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This was our mistake, and I apologize for any frustration or angst it may have caused you. The problem was that Steam would fail a signature check between the disk version of a DLL and a latent memory version. This was caused by a combination…

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Alien Swarm coming this Monday FREE on Steam!

Alien Swarm is a game created by Valve – mostly by people who were hired from the mod community. The game will be absolutely free! You will have to kill thousands of alien scum with your friends in order to complete the game – the game has 4 player co-op. You will be able to unlock a lot of new weapons and loadout configurations. Along with the game get the…

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