Price Comparison: PREY

It’s time for another price comparison of Steam alternative stores! PREY is a reboot if the series but I won’t be trying it out anytime soon – I’m one of those patient gamers ;) but if you have to play it right away check out the comparison below:

Store EUR Buy
CDKeys.com €30.89 Visit
G2Play €31.99 Visit
Kinguin €31.99 Visit
G2A €32.75 Visit
Gaming Dragons €32.95 Visit
CJSCDKEYS €33.29 Visit
OnePlay €33.49 Visit
GameLaden €33.99 Visit
GMG €40.44 Visit
GamesPlanet €44.99 Visit
GamersGate €44.99 Visit
GamersGate €49.19 Visit
By | 2017-05-11T08:13:44+00:00 May 11th 08:13, 2017|Categories: Deals, Games, News, OMG!1, Price Comparison, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Steam: Gifting system has been improved!

Steam Gifting will now be a system of direct exchange from gift buyer to gift receiver – Valve has removed the Gift to E-mail and Gift to Inventory options.

Benefits from the new system:

  • Scheduling Gifts Is Even More Straightforward. Go ahead and buy a gift months in advance and have it delivered to a friend on time, every time.
  • Declined Gifts Resolve The Way They Should. In the old system, a declined gift would sneak back into the giver’s inventory and remain on their bill. Now, if a recipient already has the title, or just doesn’t want it, they can click decline and the purchase is refunded directly to the gift giver.
  • Safe Cross-Country Gifting. No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend, gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver’s account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won’t be available and you’ll know before purchase.

These changes are now available. Pre-existing gifts will be unaffected by this change.

Giveaway: Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain

GameBillet is having another giveaway! This time it’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. You can participate in their Gleam competition page right here. Good luck!

Weekend Deals – Easter Edition 🐤

Here are some nice offers for the end of the Easter Weekend! 🐤 🐣 🐥

CDKeysCOMWeekendSale

Easter Sales – Extra 10% off code: CDKEYSEASTER10

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Kinguin Easter Sale

Killing Floor 2 €8.29 still up!

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS €26.39

BundleStarsWeekend

Easter Sale

LEGO Worlds €25.49

Micro Machines €21.95

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Weekly Sale is up!

GamesPlanetWeekend

Yooka-Laylee £31.49

GamersGate Spring Sale

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Easter Sale G2Play

DLGAMERWeekend

Bayonetta – Deluxe Edition $16.99

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Easter Weekly Sale now live up to 72% off!

Halo Wars 2 £26.99

New European Union law to forbid geoblocking in early 2018!

The European Commission is putting it’s hands on the Internet once again. This time it could be really good for us. The earlier mentioned Steam region blocks case can do more harm than good. Just image how bad it would be for the Eastern European countries if they just generalize the prices to fit all regions. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and others are going to get higher prices, no doubts here. It really sucks but there’s nothing we can do about it. Business is business. Now this case is kind of different!

New EU rules will remove geoblocking so the EU customers can use online subscription services, like Netflix, Spotify or even Steam (maybe? some games are regionally restricted due to violence etc.) abroad. It does not mean that Netflix would have to offer the same library of content across all member countries. But if a customer signs up in one country, that same library can be accessed from any other member country. I’ve been to a couple of European countries in the past few years and Netflix was always driving me crazy, only showing the regional content, including movie/TV show covers (at least it was still in English if I wanted it to be, just change it in the account settings!).

The new regulations come into effect in early 2018, online services must provide a service to its customers regardless of their current location, as long as they stay within the EU.

Weekend Deals (05.03.2017)

March is starting out really fine in terms of deals! Check them out below!

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Weekly Sale is up!

The highlights are:

For Honor €44.90

Torment: Tides of Numenera €21.48

GTA V £16.99

CDKeysCOMWeekendSale

Dead Rising 4 (EU) €27.19

The Hunter Call of The Wild €23.69

STYX Shards of Darkness €26.09

Ghost Recon: Wildlands €42.39

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Retro Sale

GamesPlanetWeekend

Dawn of War – Game of the Year Edition £1.99

Dawn of War II – Grand Master Collection £10.99

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sale

Shift Happens €13.48

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands EU Uplay Voucher €39.99

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard €24.45

BundleStarsWeekend

Shadow of Mordor Bundle €4.99

DLGAMERWeekend

Dishonored Definitive Edition $6.99 (even cheaper now!)

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Weekly Sale now live up to 80% off!

Total War: Atilla €9.39

DOOM + Demon Multiplayer Pack €16.79

Halo Wars 2 £33.50

Urban Empire £19.99

Désiré €0.89 / £0.59 / $0.53

This game is now at 90% off on Humble Store. It’s not available on Steam anymore because the developer appears to have used multiple Steam accounts to post positive reviews for their own game, however it’s still a good one the Steam key still works if you activate it.

By | 2017-03-05T01:18:38+00:00 March 5th 01:18, 2017|Categories: Deals, Games, Indie, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Australians will be charged 10% more for Steam games soon!

Starting July 2017 all Aussies are going to pay 10% more for their Steam games. The report comes from Kotaku, following an email reportedly sent to developers by Valve. “The VAT tax amount will be included in the advertised price of your product, just like VAT is currently treated in the EU … the customer will pay the price displayed on the storefront, and the tax will be separated out afterwards.”

Some publishers and studios might choose to absorb the tax themselves (highly unlikely) to stay at the same price. Whatever the case, despite promises in 2014 that it was imminent, Australia still doesn’t have its own currency on Steam.

Countries like: New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Iceland, South Africa and India, will also pay taxes specific to those regions in March.

There is no information about the alternative stores (Origin, UPlay, GOG, GMG, GamersGate, G2A, Kinguin etc.) at this time.

By | 2017-02-22T11:11:32+00:00 February 22nd 11:11, 2017|Categories: Games, News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Steam: Valve now accepts Greenlight refunds!

Update: As DoubleD pointed out in the comment below: This is not about Greenlight games…. It’s about the Greenlight fee you had to pay in order to put something on Greenlight.

Sorry for the retardation :D I didn’t realize what I wrote…

That’s right, from now on you can request a refund for those shitty Greenlight games that you’ve bought. At least according to this reddit post.

By | 2017-02-16T11:02:05+00:00 February 15th 16:35, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, News, Steam, Steam Updates, Weird Stuff|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Gabe Newell: Modders absolutely need to be compensated

Remember the last time when Valve tried to introduce paid mods on Steam? It didn’t go well and it did not survive contact with the PC gaming community. When the proposal was announced in April 2015 with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as a pilot game it mostly got negative feedback. Shortly after that Valve removed the feature altogether. To some gamers the notion of paying modders for their work was contrary to the spirit of modding. Many suggested a donation scheme for Steam Workshop modders as an alternative to traditional pricing.

Gabe Newell discusses VR Thursday alongside Joe Ludwig (left) and Matt Brown.

“We underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim’s workshop,” Valve’s Alden Kroll wrote at the time. “We understand our own game’s communities pretty well, but stepping into an established, years old modding community in Skyrim was probably not the right place to start iterating. We think this made us miss the mark pretty badly, even though we believe there’s a useful feature somewhere here.”

“… modders create a lot of value, and we think that … absolutely they need to be compensated, they’re creating value and the degree to which they’re not being accurately compensated is a bug in the system, right? It’s just inserting noise into it,” said Gabe Newell. “You want to have efficient ways so that the people who are actually creating value are the people that money is flowing to.”

The Skyrim situation was a mess. It was not the right place to launch that specific thing and we did some sort of ham-handed, stupid things in terms of how we rolled it out,” he said. “EJ [Valve’s Erik Johnson] basically said we just need to back off of this for now, but the fundamental concept of ‘the gaming community needs to reward the people who are creating value’ is pretty important, right? … the degree to which Valve helps contribute to efficiency in the system is one of the ways in which we’re adding value to the system as a whole. So, you know, we have to just figure out how to do it in a way that makes customers happy and that they buy into it, it makes creators happy because they feel like the system is rational and is rewarding the right people for the work that they do. Does that make sense?”

Skyrim gave us a ton of information. But there was also a little bit of ‘That burner is hot. Maybe we wait awhile before we put our fingers on that burner again.'”

By | 2017-02-11T11:35:45+00:00 February 11th 18:16, 2017|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Steam, Steam Flaws, Steam Updates|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment
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