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Xfire to work independently again

Xfire, which has a social service used by 19 million gamers, has raised $4 million from Intel Capital and unnamed investors. As a result of the capital injection, Xfire is no longer tied to Titan Gaming, the company that acquired them from Viacom a little over a year ago. Both Xfire and Titan will operate independently from one another. In addition to the spin-off and funding news, Xfire has also…

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4.5 million pirated copies of Witcher 2 out there, according to CD Projekt

Polish developer CD Projekt claims that its Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been pirated more times since release than you might have expected. In a recent interview with PC Gamer, CEO Marcin Iwinski does some quick back-of-the-hand calculations according to what he saw on illegal downloading sites, and comes up with 4.5 million copies of the game obtained illegally. He also says, however, that "as of today we have…

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Origin to power Wii U online

Electronic Arts is helping Nintendo in development of the Wii Uonline service, according to reports, and is bidding to make its Origin service a key part of the upcoming console's online offering. According to an EA intern, speaking to WiiUGo, the console's online service will offer voice and video chat, leaderboards and friends lists. Nintendo has previously said its approach to Wii U online will be "much more flexible," which…

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GOG is changing

Over the last few years the Polish project has expanded from classics to a really impressive catalogue of games that made the 90s and early 00s interesting. Clearly they’ve been letting in many more recent games of late, with Fahrenheit appearing last week for example. And they used it to launch their own game, The Witcher 2, earlier this year. But it seems they want to expand even further, going…

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You might get Dungeons for 30€ in Impulse, if you’re lucky

Hey dudes, just wanted to share this information.   Impulse offered me today Dungeons and the price was only 29.35€. I thought, what the hell? What happened? And rushed to see the forums and Steam to check out, did they really drop the price. But unfortunately no, the price is still unfair.   So. Looks like I am lucky, who can buy stuff from Impulse with US price: “Prices based…

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Holiday deals huge wave + poll

24th Dec update: Added Impulse Christmas sale & updated EA store X-mas deal – 33% discount from all released games   Steam Steam surprised with total madness – they have over 1000 games on sale! Also they have new kinda “bonus deal” every day (ie, if got HL2, Portal will be lots cheaper). So check it out EVERY day, because every day is new deal with awesome prices. But beware…

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SavyGamer » Alpha Protocol, PC – €2.49 –NO LONGER VAILD

Seems the price was a mistake. Now the game cost €24.90-. Kudos to everyone who bought the game for €2.49     Alpha Protocol, PC – £2.25 07/10/2010 in Digital Distribution Alpha Protocol, PC – £2.25 This offer is only officially possible to get in certain parts of Europe, but by using this workaround you can get it anywhere: 1. Go to this proxy. Any proxy for a country that…

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Ubisoft sale on GetGames!

Some great deals on some Ubisoft titles. You can visit this page: http://www.getgamesgo.com/catalogue/browse/SALE Including: Anno 1404 for £7.99/14.99€, Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood for £4.99/7.99€, Assassin's Creed for £9.99/14.99€, Settlers 5, 6 & 7 bundle for just £19.97/27.97€! This week also sees the release of Sid Meier's Civilization V. They are selling it at £26.99!

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Chose your own Deal of the Week on XboX Live!

Microsoft introduced a pretty good change to their Deal of the Week event, from now on users will be able to chose, from several games picked by Microsoft, their own deal for a particular week. The first game on sale chosen by players will be available early in October. [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"…

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GOG conference video

If you missed it, here it is (it was lagging sometimes though, especially when more than 600 people were spamming the chat): [sl-playerss background="white" width="90%" height="400px" videoUrl="http://steamunpowered.com/gog_conference.wmv" autoPlay="0" themeColorOne="70becc" themeColorTwo="999285"] If you want you can download it too by clicking here (zip file, fixed link).

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New Good Old Games website tomorrow

New GOG website is launching tomorrow, it was redesigned (not really completely): they’ve added features like GOGMix (which is mixing up games that are rated similarly by GOG users), game suggestions (lets say you’re buying Fallout 1, the store will suggest Fallout 2 and similar games, yay…), they’ve changed their community page, added an easy way to browse through particular game forums, added game genres in the store (action, rpg…

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Another GOG update!

So they posted some new stuff on gog.com and gave a link to this YouTube video: GOG promo video / september 21st 2010 After quickly analyzing the video you can see a bunch of new features like GOGMix and some UI changes along with new title – Baldur’s Gate The Original Saga – which was not on GOG earlier and was anticipated by thousands of players. So it seems that…

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More GOG.com info

We've contacted the Good Old Games press section and SteamUnpowered requsted for access to the online conference and in case we find out something tomorrow we'll post it here. For now there are several different possibilities of what's going on: GOG is actually shutting down (which is impossible, considering the last CDProjekt orange game series campaign in Poland, it was very similar and a lot of people were pissed because…

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GOG.com is not shutting down, the end of beta is here!

Don’t believe everything you read, even on official websites. The message that can be read on GOG.com says: According to Polygamia.pl GOG is not shutting down at all, here’s a source link (Polish). One of the GOG developers Michał Kamiński posted a message on Banker.pl: Uwaga, data konferencji to pewnie 22gi sroda wczesnym wieczorem. Informacja o tym wkrotce na GOG.com (prosze nie robic paniki po przeczytaniu informacji tam umieszczonych:). Prosze…

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Cool offers on GameTail.com!

Guys this store has an amazing discounts for retail games (boxed) such as Bad Company 2 £9.95, Fallout 3 GOTY £10.95 and much more. Plus the shipping is free to customers from European Union (including UK). I think I’m gonna get Fallout 3 GOTY… Thanks to Dragoon for this info!

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Age of Empires Online – sign up now!

Our earlier post about new project  Spartan turned out to be Age of Empires Online! A free RTS by Microsoft, it’s focused on multiplayer gameplay, cooperative gameplay and some single player content. You can sign up for beta access right now by clicking logo below:

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Green Man Gaming – amazing offer!

If you buy a game right now on Green Man Gaming you will receive any game additionally for free! Just buy anything and chose your other FREE game! Edit: Oops you guys are right, it’s kind of different, you gotta buy for example a 5€ game and then you can chose another game in the same value (5€). It’s still a good offer!

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Google Games

According to TechCrunch, Google is working on a new big project. The company invested around $200 million into Zynga – a Web 2.0-based social network game developer located in San Francisco, California. The company develops browser-based games that work both stand-alone and as application widgets on social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace. So what is Google up to? Are they going to compete with Steam, Impulse and others…

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New Age of Empires on the way?

Microsoft is looking for beta testers for a new title created by Robot Entertainment which consists of many Age of Empires series developers. The new game has a codename, it’s either Spartan or Project S. The rumor is kinda obvious – adding the best Age of Empires features to some cool and modern graphic design/engine. I personally can’t wait for more info about this. You can read a lot more…

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