New currencies coming to the Steam store

I know this is rather old news but I don't have much time to post here. I can't believe this is finally happening... after 9 fucking years (!) Steam introduces more currencies to the Steam store. Details below! This is an e-mail to all Steamworks developers from Valve Software - New currencies to expect on Steam: "Pricing should be entered as soon as possible, with display of these new currencies scheduled to go live in time for our 2017 Autumn and Winter Sales. To enter pricing, sign in to the Steamworks Developer Site and select Pricing from the Apps & Packages drop-down. You will see green-colored recommendations filled in for new currencies, based on your selected USD base price. These recommended prices can be accepted or adjusted at your discretion. As a reminder, if you do not have pricing entered for a country after a local currency is set live on the Steam storefront, your game will be unavailable for sale in that country." "We have also updated our recommended pricing matrix for new and existing currencies. Our goal is to update these recommendations annually, so as to better help developers succeed in markets worldwide. Pricing decisions on Steam are…

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare: You won’t be able to play with Steam players if you bought the game on Windows Store

I have no idea who the fuck thought that's a good idea but according to Activision's support page you won't be able to play online with your friends who bought the game on Steam or Windows Store. You either have to own one or another to play with your friends! Also you can't even play between Windows 10 and Xbox One players. So you're probably out of luck if you bought it on Windows Store, for some odd reason, because I really doubt a great number of players are going to buy it there, multiplayer is probably going to be dead after few months... I do understand that Microsoft simply didn't want the game client to install Steam in the background but if this thing continues and games are going to be non-playable online between platforms (just like consoles?) this is going to suck big time.

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Origin blocked in Myanmar (Burma)

I've just stumbled upon a very concerning post on reddit. According to the OP, and several topics (for example here and here) on EA Answers, Origin has been blocked in Myanmar. Check this out: I live in Myanmar, and I own about 20 games on Origin, and have spent hundreds of dollars on the platform. I've bought the full editions of all of the Battlefield games up to this point, with their season passes. I was trying to log into Origin a few days ago, and got a bizarre "Access Denied" message. I googled it, and found that "Origin is no longer available in Myanmar." Supposedly EA is blaming this on complying with US sanctions against Myanmar (which is total crap, considering Steam, GOG, and every single other content distribution network is just fine). Additionally, sanctions were lifted on October 7th. Still no access to our games that we bought. None of us has been offered a refund - just a "sorry, all your games are gone." Remember, if they do it to me, they can do it to you too. Don't use or buy games from Origin. They will take your content away without offering a refund. I feel…

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Reminder: Avoid The Division!

I see that The Division is on sale on various sites this weekend, even on Steam itself it's 40% off. This game sucks bad, it's nothing like on the trailers and pre-release footage (well it's Ubisoft, duh!!). After you finish the main story there's nothing to do in the game and you will simply waste your cash. The game is full of cheaters, the whole world is dull, New York in the game seems dead even though it's full of players... that you can't even see, like literally you can't see them, you only see guys in your party or in the versus mode. Seriously don't do it. Earlier this year, in June, The Division’s player count dropped 93% since it’s launch!

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Game developer Digital Homicide banned by Valve!

Ever heard of Wyatt Derp? No? It's fine, I bet most of us haven't but the guys who created the game decided to sue 100 gamers who posted negative reviews on Steam. For $18 million! Yep. The have a history of suing, especially game critic Jim Sterling (from YouTube) with a ridiculous $10 million lawsuit for posting rude video reviews of their games since 2014. They were pretty fun to watch! But suing regular players is just another level of madness. Valve decided to remove every single mention of that game developer from Steam (games like Wyatt Derp, Temper Tantrum, and The Slaughtering Grounds). If you have bought their games you can still play them from your Steam account. "Valve has stopped doing business with Digital Homicide for being hostile to Steam customers," Valve VP of marketing Doug Lombardi Good job Valve, we appreciate that!

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Big Fat Bethesda Sale on GamesPlanet – up to 80% off!

Crazy good Bethesda sale on GamesPlanet today :D Check out the games below, all keys are the same but prices are different on each regional price, feel free to chose any site. All games are Steam keys except for the Elder Scrolls Online obviously. Games UK (£) FR (€) DE (€) ~ USD Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition £4.99 6.80€ 3.40€ $3.84 ↔ DE Fallout: New Vegas £3.40 3.40€ 2.38€ $2.69 ↔ DE Fallout 4 £23.39 34.99€ 34.99€ $33.54 ↔ £ Fallout 3 - Game Of The Year Edition £4.99 6.80€ 3.40€ $3.84 ↔ DE Fallout Classic Collection £3.49 4.99€ 4.99€ $5.01 ↔ £ DOOM 3: BFG Edition £4.99 7.49€ 2.49€ $2.81 ↔ DE Quake £1.99 3.40€ 3.40€ $2.85 ↔ £ Wolfenstein: The New Order £8.74 12.49€ 12.49€ $12.53 ↔ £ Wolfenstein: The Old Blood £9.74 12.99€ 12.99€ $13.97 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition £6.66 9.99€ 9.99€ $9.55 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim £3.33 4.99€ 4.99€ $4.78 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard £9.37 13.39€ 13.39€ $13.44 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn £9.37 13.39€ 13.39€ $13.44 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire £2.34 3.34€ 3.34€ $3.36 ↔ £ The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited £27.26 29.99€ 29.99€ $33.89 ↔ € The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - Imperial Edition £36.74 41.99€ 41.99€ $47.45 ↔ € The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion…

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Dying Light: Techland doesn’t like mods

The last Dying Light patch has made it much harder to mod the game. According to the patch notes, the change “blocked cheating by changing game’s data files”, which is good for multiplayer – but it has also affected innocent single-player mods or LAN games. According to Reddit users, DMCA takedowns have been issued on Dying Lights mods hosted on media sharing websites. The mods affected were suppose to remove the film grain effect, which is just a simple graphical mod making the game run smoother and easier on eyes. This doesn't make Techland or Warner Brothers look good at all, but guys you gotta remember that stopping modding is a great way for decreasing the longevity of the game which means... they can sell another one faster ;-) If you want to mod your game despite of what they say here's a quick tutorial on how to disable the film grain effect.

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Hatred removed from Steam Greenlight after few hours

Steam Greenlight is one of those things that sounded good in theory but after a while most of the gamers I know hate it, so many crappy, unfinished games on there it's kind of funny. Of course ther are exceptions but few weeks ago they allowed Postal on Greenlight without any problem and when the makers of Hatred put up their mass murdering game on Steam Greenlight it gets taken off the store after few hours. "Based on what we've seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down," Valve's Doug Lombardi told Eurogamer And why is that? How is this different from the upcoming GTA V release on the PC where you can literally do the same thing with a bunch of pedestrains and hookers. I understand that this game seems hardcore on the trailer but it's not for the kids. And if some guy gets "inspired" by this title, well TV can do the same thing. See the trailer for Hatred on YouTube:

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Steam: Daily deal is all wrong…

Individual games are cheaper than bundle edition, in USA bundle costs $6 and individual games $7.98, so the win is $1.98, but not in European Union. Pricing only differs through out the tiers: Tier 1 bundle costs 8€, individual 10,30€, Tier 2 / 3 is like on screenshot below.

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GamesPlanet: Couple of deals are up!

Most are Steam redeemable as usual. Here are the deals: Title Start Date End Date % off Price Ducktales Remastered 06/01/2014 12/01/2014 40% £ 7,19 Far Cry 3 06/01/2014 07/01/2014 75% £ 5,00 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist 06/01/2014 07/01/2014 50% £ 14,99 Far Cry 3 08/01/2014 12/01/2014 50% £ 9,99 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist 08/01/2014 12/01/2014 33% £ 20,09 Need for Speed: Rivals 08/01/2014 14/01/2014 30% £ 27,99 FIFA 14 08/01/2014 14/01/2014 30% £ 27,99 Battlefield 4 08/01/2014 14/01/2014 30% £ 31,49 RAGE 10/01/2014 Midnight 75% £ 3,25 Remember Me 10/01/2014 11/01/2014 75% £ 7,50

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GameFly: Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals listed with 20% off coupon!

Holy shit that’s a lot of deals oO! Below are the titles that they have on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday starts today with our first set of games [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"][27/11]. There are two more waves of games going on sale on Thursday [28/11] and Friday [29/11]. November 20% off coupon code: GFDNOV20UK Save huge on great titles! Black Friday - link to deals Cyber Monday - link to deals Deals list and dates: Start Date End Date Title UK Price 27-Nov 29-Nov Total War: Rome II £ 22.49 27-Nov 29-Nov The Bureau: XCOM Declassified £ 11.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Saints Row IV £ 26.79 27-Nov 29-Nov Company of Heroes 2 £ 19.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Civilization V Brave New World £ 6.79 27-Nov 29-Nov Bioshock Infinite £ 7.49 27-Nov 29-Nov Payday 2 £ 12.49 27-Nov 29-Nov Metro Last Light £ 14.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Dead Island Riptide £ 9.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Lost Planet 3 £ 17.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Skull Girls £ 7.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara £ 5.99 27-Nov 29-Nov Remember Me…

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Rockstar Games sale and more on Green Man Gaming!

These deals are all available until 1500 UTC August 5th: Bully: Scholarship Edition at 75% off Grand Theft Auto III at 75% off Grand Theft Auto IV at 60% off Grand Theft Auto: Vice City at 75% off Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City at 60% off L.A. Noire at 75% off Manhunt at 75% off Max Payne at 75% off Max Payne II at 75% off Max Payne Complete Bundle at 80% off We've got other deals available too, so don't forget to check them out and share them around (I mean, everyone should play The Walking Dead): Darksiders 2 & Season Pass at 75% off Aliens: Colonial Marines & Season Pass at 80% off (This one ends at 1500 UTCAugust 4th!) Aliens: Colonial Marines Season Pass at 70% off The Walking Dead & 400 Days DLC Pack at 50% off Sniper Elite V2 Bundle at 50% off GRID 2 at 40% off Quake 4 at 75% off * RAGE at 75% off * Worms Revolution & Season Pass at 75% off EVE Online: Amarr Explorer at 75% offThis voucher will provide you with 20% off hundreds of PC digital titles on Green Man Gaming: GMG20-4B9NY-L4FEN * Quake…

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id Software president leaves after 17 years

After 17 years at id software, president Todd Hollenshead has left the studio, publisher Bethesda has confirmed. Hollenshead joined id in 1996 as CEO, but was moved to president when id was acquired by Zenimax Media in 2009. "After many years with the studio, Todd Hollenshead decided to leave id Software to pursue other personal interests," Bethesda VP Pete Hines told IGN. "While Todd was not part of the development teams, he was an integral part of id Software's success as the business head of the studio and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors." Hollenshead, known for his trademark long hair, has been a prominent figure at the studio, which has developed such hits as Doom, Quake and Rage. In April, Bethesda revealed that Doom 4 was being refocused and sent back to the drawing board. The departure also comes as id and Bethesda prepare for another QuakeCon in Dallas on August 1-4, an event that Hollenshead has always attended as a speaker or presenter. Source: Shacknews

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GameFly Summer Sale – another day is up!

GameFly Summer Sale - 6/6 - Day 7: From To Publisher Title SRP £ Discount Sale Price 6-Jun 6-Jun Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 £44.99 33% £29.99 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite V2 £29.99 75% £7.49 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite £8.99 75% £2.25 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite V2: Kill Hitler DLC Pack £4.99 75% £1.25 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite V2: The Neudorf Outpost DLC Pack £2.99 75% £0.75 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite V2: The Landwehr Canal DLC Pack £2.99 75% £0.75 6-Jun 6-Jun Rebellion Sniper Elite V2: The St. Pierre DLC Pack £2.99 75% £0.75 6-Jun 6-Jun SEGA The Cave £9.99 66% £3.39 6-Jun 6-Jun Bethesda Rage £12.99 60% £4.99

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War Z taken offline after hackers get access to player data

OP Productions, publishers of The War Z, say that hackers have infiltrated the databases for the game and forums, gaining access to player information. The game has been taken offline while they investigate the system vulnerabilities that led to the infiltration. “We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases. We have launched a thorough investigation covering our entire system to determine the scope of the intrusion. This investigation is ongoing and is our top priority. As part of the remediation and security enhancement process we will be taking the game and forums down temporarily.” Hackers gained access to email addresses, character names and IP addresses, along with encrypted passwords for both forums and the game. OP Productions also note that: “If you posted other information to the forum it is likely that such data was accessed as well. We do not collect the names or addresses of our gamers so that information was not impacted unless you posted it on the forum.” OP Productions are adamant that no payment information was stolen, saying that all transactions were made through a third-party, and…

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German consumer federation goes to court war with Valve

Sorry I didn’t post this earlier but now it’s here, check this out, finally someone BIG is going after Valve, Steam and it’s subscriber agreement. Can’t wait to see how this turns out! The Federation of German Consumers Association (VZBV) has taken issue with Valve and Steam. The VZBV tried to get Valve to allow Steam customers to at least be able to sell their game licenses to other users after the Court of Justice sent down it’s decision. Steam users can’t even give away games they’ve purchased if they no longer want them in their library. The VZBV announced this week that it’s escalated its pursuit of Valve: “[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"][The VZBV has] submitted a complaint against the company to the district court of Berlin,” said representative Eva Hoffschulte on the group’s website. The VZBV also went into detial about what in particular it’s trying to get Valve to change. In particular, it claims that by restricting Steam users from reselling games they’ve purchased on the service, Valve is limiting the growth of the digital distribution industry as…

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Dead Space 3 to include micro-transactions…

Eurogamer just revealed that Dead Space 3 includes micro-transactions as part of its weapon crafting system. They’ve spotted mention of "downloadable content" during a recent hands-on play session with the game. The message pops up when you don't have enough resources to piece together the new weapon you're after. It states: "Cannot craft. Additional resources required." These resources (materials, scrap parts and the like) can be picked up by the player, picked up by scavenger bots you send out, or alternatively bought through a quick purchase from the in-game store. It’s still good it’s an alternative though. "You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace," Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury explained to Eurogamer. "So you don't have to spend [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"][real world] dollars." Khoury was unable to say how much the micro-transactions would cost, but she referred to several different packs of in-game currency being available. But even with a bank balance full of money, developer Visceral Games has made sure…

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Update: GamersGate is ok after all… Sorry!

Update: Well fuck some people, it turned out that the OP was a moron. GamersGate didn't do anything like that. Sorry for the late update but there are time zones you know.     Cheers. Remember the time when GamersGate mistakenly priced Bethesda Complete Pack and Borderlands 2 four pack at a really low price during the holiday sale and then they figured out a way to make their customers happy and fix it after the new year? Well guess what, it was all a lie – at least some users report so. It turns out that GamersGate is now removing games from the users: By ryanz on official forums posted Yesterday Just got an email from Paypal telling I've been refunded for the Bethesda Pack from GG. First I thought it's just another computer error, then I checked my Steam and found the game I already redeemed, Fallout: New Vegas, was removed. So this is definitely deliberate. Gamersgate, you made a promise and then eat your words again! Fuck you! It also seems that Steam is now removing the games from the users who activated the keys they bought. Not cool. Source: official forums

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GameFly: Rage for £3.25

Here’s a chance to get id software’s Rage for £3.25. The game activates on Steam account just fine, however I wasn’t able to buy it in Poland so I guess it’s either limited to UK and selected European countries or UK only. Here’s the USA offer of the sale, priced at $4.99 (available in North America only). Update: Purchase is only via Credit Card. Warning: Watch out for a membership with monthly cost!

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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 creative. Some fans are continuing the charity drives, and decided instead to try and raise money for “Kids Need to Read,” an organization that gets some nerd cred by being co-founded with Firefly and Castle’s Nathan Fillion. Others got creative, deciding that the best way to make themselves heard may be by wooing Bioware itself, and what better way to do that than with cupcakes? Yesterday, user LoganKey, first name Sam, posted a scheme to send 402 cupcakes to the Bioware studios in Canada. He raised the $1005 he needed in under an hour. “We’ve done orders of this size before, but never with this kind of, you know, drama,” said Dale Temple, owner of the Edmonton, Alberta-area bakery Fuss Cupcakes, who will be filling the order. “He [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes"…

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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, and asked participants to make a top five list of various professionals and hardware. Based on the answers received, the LGS ranked them according to the number of mentions. The iPhone took top honors in the "products" category, earning an impressive 53% of voters claiming it belongs in the top five of all time, and 17% as number one. The full results were as follows: iPhone: 17% Wii: 7% Xbox Live: 3% PlayStation One: 3% Steam: 2% As for people, Apple also took the throne, with Steve Jobs being mentioned in the top five list of 46% of survey takers, and as number one by 26%. Here's how he stacked up against other industry giants: Steve Jobs 26% Gabe Newell 16% Shigeru Miyamoto 7% Tim Berners-Lee 4% Mark Zuckerberg 3%…

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Kalypso backstabbing EU users with unfair price for Dungeons!! (updated)

  Thank you everyone, who joined Kalypso forum and said something about this unfair price.   We won something, but not much. The price has been lowered 5€, down to 44,99€. BUT this doesn’t fix the problem. We get now ripped off by 52% instead of 67%. Beware. There are more Kalypso games with ultra unfair price as written in my post also. I think that they will simply delete the it and ban me from the forums.   WARNING!! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME (DUNGEONS) because of awfully unfair price for EU! Unless it’s on sale with a very cheap price!   Yay, finally, Dungeon Keeper franchise sequel Dungeons is available as the Steam news claims. Pre-Purchase DUNGEONS - Steam Special Edition and receive M.U.D. TV to play now!Assume the role of a mighty Dungeon Lord and create your own diabolical dungeon. Lure Heroes into your labyrinthine with the promise of treasure and a good fight - only to trap them with your ingenious devices.DUNGEONS - STEAM SPECIAL EDITION includes an exclusive extra mission, all new maps to play in sandbox mode and a variety of unique prestige gimmicks to customize your dungeon!Pre-Purchase offer ends February 10th, 10am PST.…

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SavyGamer » APB Steam Refund

  APB Steam refund update 25/09/2010 in Digital Distribution, News If you bought APB from Steam, apparently EA are now offering a free game as a refund. Valve put up a brick wall, but EA are making up for the fact that customer who bought their game ended up with nothing to show for it. If you contact them through this site, and tell them you’d like another game to replace APB, they will give you any game currently available on the EA Store. I don’t think that they will let you get preorders, but it’s worth a shot. You can pick from the likes of Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Spore, The Saboteur, Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and all sorts of other stuff. Thanks to CHooligans for the heads up. SavyGamer » APB Steam refund update

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