Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle

In the wake of COVID-19 and its effects around the world, Humble teamed up with a team of developers, publishers, and creators to bundle a care package of much-needed funds to support organizations responding to the pandemic and its consequences. This special one-week bundle features over $1,000 in incredible games for just $30 (currency depending on region). Click here to check it out! 100% of the proceeds from your bundle…

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Stadia has officially gone 40 days without a new game

It seems that Google has forgotten about Stadia and it's subscribers and haven't updated the service in a while. Their subscriptions are almost up and it's really interesting to see if they extended the service...or abandon it. Please follow this reddit thread for more info. Meanwhile Microsoft's xCloud is adding new titles every now and then, even though it's still in beta.

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The era of game keys is coming to an end

Recently Ubisoft signed some kind of deal with Genba Digital and it seems that you won't be able to register standard game keys (CDKeys) on UPlay in the future. You will be able to purchase the desired title to your Ubi account and that's it. The end of game key sites? Pretty much everyone who plays games - especially on PC - used a game key somehow, whether it's from…

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Former Valve developer opens up – is Steam killing PC gaming?

Former Valve Software employee Richard Geldreich posted some really interesting insights on Twitter lately. According to the guy Steam was killing the PC gaming for years. Starting 2009 that is. This is when they've introduced different regional currencies and tiers in the store. Geldreich worked at Valve from 2009 to 2014 and claims that the company has ruthless internal politics whatever that means. Steam is in big trouble lately, games…

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Xbox games coming to every device possible

You've probably heard rumors about Xbox Game Pass coming to Nintendo Switch. I gotta say Microsoft does not fuck around, they are planning to bring Xbox Game Pass to every device possible - including PC, Android devices and PS4 as well. In a new interview with Geekwire, Phil Spencer (the head of Xbox) talked about the company’s big plans for the Xbox Game Pass. “We want to bring Game Pass…

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Will GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) affect Steam?

The GDPR regulation is almost here. After May 25th all companies that opearate in European Union are bound to respect the new laws and our privacy. Steam is going to need to get consent from EU individuals to obtain and store personally identifying information (like name, address, phone number, email etc). This should be performed by having a user "opt in" as under the GDPR regulations "consent cannot be assumed".…

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Staxel now available on Humble Store!

If you're looking for a nice, fresh building game and you're tired of Minecraft already take a look at Staxel, it's currently out on Humble Store (€19.99). Couple of screenshots below :-) Staxel is an online creative farming & village game with a cast of quirky villagers. Build your farmhouse, help villagers, take to the wilds to fish or hunt bugs, and grow a variety of crops. If you’re feeling…

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Windows 10 Game Mode coming later this week

The brand new Windows 10 Creators Update is just around the corner. It will have some special gaming features, and it's nearly ready to roll-out. There will be a new insider build (so it is not stable) in the upcoming week and it's going to have the mysterious "Game Mode" on it! The improvement won't be fully functional until later releases, but Microsoft has at last shed some light on what…

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Video game actors go on strike!

It's official, the largest actors union in Hollywood called a strike this Friday against video game companies. Apparently they didn't agree on how to pay performers who do voice-overs and motion-capture work for the most popular video games. They have stopped working at 12:01 a.m. last Friday (21.10.2016). Creating games take a lot of time and money these days, large casts of actors take part in the development process. Union members…

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Origin monthly subscription now available!

Apparently Origin has introduced something I've speculated and asked you about over few months ago but I thought that Steam would be the first one! Guess not. The majority of you (60%) voted that you wouldn't buy this Netflix-based subscription model (pay once, use all games for a month without any limits) and 27% would consider it depending on the offer. But I'm pretty sure that this will change a lot…

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Coop games are back – Far Cry 4, Dead Island 2 and AC: Unity

Yes! Good old coop gaming is back, first Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed Unity coop announcement. Far Cry 4 and a pretty angry elephant, coop starts at around 5 minutes of the video Coop starts around 4 minutes of the vid. Looks pretty good! And now Dead Island 2 trailer hits the web, check it out: This is good but notice it’s no longer developed by Techland?

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Steam: Linux client gets a major update!

All the penguins are happy today, check this out: The Steam client got a major update recently with some pretty needed features: On game launch, if there is an update available but we haven't started downloading it yet, ask the user if they want to launch the existing bits or wait for the update.How it took them this long to add in that option is crazy, it will be a…

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Poll Time: What is your favorite gaming difficulty level?

What is your favorite gaming difficulty level? Easy, Normal or Hard? Go!   [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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New Xbox to be announced at May event?

Microsoft may be announcing the new Xbox in May. According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to hold an Xbox event on May 21 to announce its next console, and will unveil the device at the E3 in June. The tech blog cites "sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans". The next Xbox may be based on Windows 8, The Verge reports. There are no other details on what the console…

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Check out GameCast!

You gotta check our our friends on GameCast. It's an online pinboard like Pinterest but exclusively for gamers. You can easily post screenshots from your computer and other places on the net and videos from YouTube as well. The address is http://www.gamecast.me!

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Valve’s business increased by 50 percent last year

Gabe Newell stepped up to the stage during last week’s BAFTA awards to receive the prestigious Academy Fellowship for his contributions to gaming. Newell credited Valve’s successes largely to user-generated content on open platforms such as Steam Workshop before sharing some jaw-dropping numbers. “There’s sort of an insatiable demand for gaming right now,” Newell said. “I think our business has grown by about 50 percent on the back of opportunities…

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It’s now illegal in Europe for companies to stop you selling used software, even if its distributed digitally only

Do we have a breakthrough here? I can’t believe what I’m reading right now. Check some parts of it: An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licences allowing the use of his programs downloaded from the internet. And then: By its judgment delivered today, the Court explains that the principle of exhaustion of the distribution right applies not only where the copyright holder markets copies of…

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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…

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Steam is coming to Linux!

Michael Larabel (of Phoronix) met with Valve today; tweets "steam is coming to Linux…":   And another quote here: @michaellarabel #valve does have Linux games coming plus other very positive Linux plans... I'll briefly post some screenshots and such tonight. And even more info here.

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Fuck everything about this

Some gaming industry “professionals” claim that Steve Jobs and the iPhone had a bigger impact on videogames than Steam, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony combined. According to a survey distributed to 1,000 videogame industry professionals, the iPhone has shaped videogames more than any other device or console, and Steve Jobs has shaped videogames more than any other human. The questionnaire was sent out to industry attendees of the London Games Conference,…

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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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