Epic Games locks your account… for buying too much

Huge sale on Epic Games currently - it's only natural that people go crazy and buy whatever they can (and don't play most of it later on haha). Seems that there is a big problem on the Epic Games store that locks your account if you buy too much. It's not locking you out of your games or anything but locks the account from further purchases. Nick Chester from Epic PR confirmed that “This was a result of our aggressive fraud rules,” and that “If players run into this issue, they should contact player support so we can investigate.” Baby steps I guess. Source: reddit

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Bundle Stars: May Madness & BundleFest highlights!

MAY MADNESS is still on! Save an extra 5% off with the voucher MAY5 at checkout. Here are the highlights! BioShock €4.99 BioShock 2 €4.99 BioShock Infinite €7.19 Borderlands €4.99 Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition €7.49 Borderlands 2 €7.49 Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition €9.59 Borderlands: The Pre-sequel €11.19 Borderlands: The Pre-sequel Season Pass €14.39 Sid Meier's Civilization V Complete Edition €7.49 Sid Meier's Civilization VI €38.39 Sid Meier's Civilization VI Deluxe €51.19 XCOM 2 €18.49 XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe €24.04 Mad Max €4.99 Injustice: Gods Among Us €4.99 Baldur's Gate: The Complete Saga €16.19 Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition €5.99 Realpolitiks €17.24 King's Bounty: Collector's Pack €6.24 Stronghold Crusader 2: Special Edition €3.49 System Shock Enhanced Edition €1.49 System Shock 2 €1.49 I Am Bread €2.59 Surgeon Simulator AE + I am Bread €4.99 ​Door Kickers €2.84 Human: Fall Flat €7.49 ​Mini Metro €5.99 ​Evoland 2 €6.79 Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition €4.99 Saints Row Ultimate Franchise Pack €12.49 Sacred Franchise Pack €7.39 War for the Overworld €9.79 Starward Rogue €2.99 Giana Sisters: Twisted Bundle €3.59 ​​S​entinels of the Multiverse €1.99 ​Craft The World €6.64 ​​S​lain! Back From Hell €5.84 Cities: Skylines €8.95 Cities: Skylines - Deluxe Edition…

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Steam Store: Discovery Update 2.0 is now live!

The Steam store has been updated today. It has a lot of new functional settings and finally looks better! I bet most of you guys won't be able to switch to the new UI just yet, but lets all agree we needed a change after all these years. The new update is called Discovery Update 2.0 - the next milestone of the Discovery Update released in 20014. Valve did a lot of good work on this one. The new design reduces the number of clicks you need to do in case you want to find something. The old store was a mess. Especially with all of those Early Access Titles on the main page, you can finally hide them! Valve is now enforcing real screenshots in the store for each game - not some Photoshop bullshit ones. Here are the highlights of the update! Quick Access: More direct links to common destinations. Plus, sections you probably didn’t even know we had. Personalize (FINALLY!): Now in the upper-right corner of every game image you will find a quick menu of options including quick access to your Preferences, allowing you to further customize your Steam shopping experience. Recently Viewed: Quickly get back to…

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Steam Alternatives cleaned up, new store added!

Hey! Just cleaned up the Steam Alternatives list a little bit, removed inactive stores such as: GameTap, GameBuyers, Green House, SteamGameKeys, MMOOPS and Eurogamer's GetGamesGo. They were either offline or totally broken. I've also added one new store that has some nice deals going on at the moment, see below for details. Lets all welcome Sila Games from Spain. Here's a quick store description and some deals: Sila Games is a Spanish video game distribution platform with more than 2.000 PC and Mac titles. Discover great deals every week in some of the best games from 2K, Deep Silver, Paradox, SEGA, Kalypso or Daedalic. Here are some deals for the week: Name Discount Steam key Price in $ Price in € Price in £ Alekhine's Gun 20% Yes $31.99 €31.99 £23.99 2015 Rugby World Cup 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69 Handball Challenge 2014 81% Yes $3.79 €3.79 £2.84 Rugby 15 81% Yes $7.58 €7.58 £6.63 WRC 4 76% Yes $7.17 €7.17 £5.97 WRC 5: World Rally Championship 51% Yes $19.59 €19.59 £14.69

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Angry gamers petition Obama to remove new Devil May Cry game from stores across the USA

I think Americans are sometimes too crazy for me. I mean seriously what the fuck? Anyway read the contents of the petition below… that’s right a petition to the president of the United States, Barack Obama... about a video game. Oh man… WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Get Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves. Dear Mr. Obama: As a consumer to the Video Game Industry there is one Video Game that has caused a lot of controversy over the past few month’s. The name of the game is DmC: Devil May Cry made by Ninja Theory and Capcom. A majority of gamer’s are aggravated that this game has changed so much from it’s past predecessors and the game actually insults the consumers in-game. We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot. This game is violating our rights as a consumer and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to it’s insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights. Please Mr. Obama, look into your heart and make the decision…

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And now we wait…

The letter to the European Commission has been sent! We have almost reached 1,000 signatures on the petition (it’s around 900 right now). I’ve changed it up a little, added few sentences about the petition and stuff like that. But if you want you can send the same letter just copy paste it from the petition page or change it slightly (we don’t want to make it spam right?) and send it to: European CommissionDirectorate-General for CompetitionFor the attention of the Antitrust Registry1049 Bruxelles/BrusselBELGIQUE/BELGIË We've received the tracking number for the letter and it should reach Brussles sometime next week. Also there's a subdomain for our petition at www.petition.steamunpowered.eu so go ahead and send it over to your friends!

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To all EU citizens: Please help us!

We are about to send a letter to the European Commission. Sending a letter. Why? At the moment I - as a citizen of Poland or for example France, Greece, Germany or any other member country - cannot buy products in the Steam Store in the shop reserved for residents of the United Kingdom (http://www.steampowered.com/?cc=uk) which is against the European Union’s directive. Here it is: Directive 97/7/EC: "Whereas the free movement of goods and services affects not only the business sector but also private individuals; whereas it means that consumers should be able to have access to the goods and services of another Member State on the same terms as the population of that State;" So basically we have the same right to buy and have access to all goods, merchandise and services as any of citizens of any EU country. Unfortunately, the Steam Store effectively takes that right away from us. We need your signatures before we send out an officiall letter to the European Commission’s Head of Unit on November 30th. How can you help? Sign our petition - we will attach the link to petition in our official letter to the Commission. Even if we won't gather enough…

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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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Steam Alternatives: Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming, a company located in the United Kingdom, is about to launch a digital download store for the PC with a difference, claiming its store will be able to offer "pre-owned" digital sales. "Previously the minute you had paid and downloaded your game it had no resale value", says Gian Luzio, Green Man's COO. "This is extremely expensive for the gamer and does not encourage the consumer to try new genres or franchises. Our leading edge technology gives downloaded games a value that gamers can trade-in at any time". You’re probably asking yourself? "how will this work", the COO says "We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity". And the follow-up questions, like "how much will pre-owned games cost?" and "who's going to determine the value of trade-ins?", sadly those are going to have to wait until Green Man launches sometime around March. Source

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Mod DB Digital Store

The makers of ModDB website – probably the biggest modding site on the Internet - are about to open a store for selling digital video games. It’s being developed by IGN (like Direct2Drive). Development includes CRM, DRM (digital rights management) for download security, development of a flash movie player, and a shopping cart module. This is a pretty good idea in theory – modding website selling games for user made mods. The more Steam competitors out there the better.

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Games For Windows Live store is up!

You can now buy several Games For Windows Live games using the official Microsoft Games For Windows Live application. The prices are in dollars which is ok but they aren’t really very different from other stores around the globe. Check out the Microsoft store!  

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Steam Alternatives: Xfire Game Store

  European store: http://eu.xfirestore.com American store: http://us.xfirestore.com 1: Get the Downloader Once your payment has been completed, you can get the Downloader from the Confirmation Page, your Account Page or the Confirmation e-mail. This installs our Downloader (DLM.exe) on your PC, simplifying the game download process. 2: Install the Downloader Launch the Downloader by double-clicking the DLM.exe file, and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to select a folder in which to download the game installer. We advise using a different folder for each downloaded game. You can then start the download by clicking the appropriate button. 3: Install your game Once your game has been downloaded, you can install it immediately through the Downloader prompt. Should you want to install it at a later time, just go to the folder you specified earlier and double-click the game .exe file. Please note that the Downloader uninstalls itself from your computer once the download is complete. And as one of our users spotted: Steam Unpowered IRC (15:56:33) Juzi: http://us.xfirestore.com/pc-games/buy-download-Company-of-Heroes:-Gold-Edition.html Steam Unpowered IRC (15:56:56) Juzi: http://eu.xfirestore.com/pc-games/buy-download-Company-of-Heroes---Gold-Edition.html Some games are priced equally!

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Steam: Top Games Under 5/10 introduced

I think Valve realized their opponents have those in their stores so they’ve added it: http://store.steampowered.com/news/3158/ At least they’re showing all currencies now: Browse for the Top Games Under $10/£7/10€ or Top Games Under $5/£4/5€ and find the day's top-sellers. Yeah we all know one dollar IS one euro… Games Under 5€ Games Under 10€

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X-fire launches their own store!

I just found out that X-fire launched their very own game store. Some of you may know X-fire as a very nice program that tracks how many hours you have played a certain game it also has a good in-game chat, video recorder and video broadcast tool which I find very good. Now let’s get to the point, the new store might be a nice alternative to all the other game stores we know, or maybe not…?

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