Blizzard is finally taking care of Warcraft III – they’ve added lots of balance fixes to the game and native widescreen support. The same thing happened when StarCraft Remastered was announced… so Warcraft III Remastered confirmed? Added a screenshot below from the test version, considering it’s a 2002 game, it doesn’t look that bad in 2018 :D
In case you didn’t know Steam is introducing a lot of new currencies to the store worldwide, including Polish Złoty. If you have any money in your Steam Wallet and it happens to be in Euros €€€ then you might get fucked. You see, they have sent an e-mail about it recently and Steam is going to convert the cash you have to your local currency.
Why are you out of luck? If they convert it on their own currency exchange rates (which is 3.59zł for €0.99 instead of 4.18zł) you will loose some money.
Here’s a quick example:
If you have charged your Steam wallet with let’s say €25 you paid around 105 Polish Złoty for it. Now if they convert it with their exchange rate you’re going to have around 90 Polish Złoty. If not you’re all good. But if they do… you’re going to loose around 15zł, if you can spend that Steam Wallet funds on something do it now I guess, but it all depends on the price of games.
Valve is going to leave the new exchange rate as a suggestion for game publishers/developers but if they’re going to even the prices to western Europe you’re mostly out of luck. If this happens this really sucks. More info about coming changes here and here.
Two weeks ago Valve released a beta update to the Steam client. They’ve added configuration support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, along with any generic controllers as well. That feature is now available to everyone!
PlayStation 4 controllers support has been added last month. From now on you can connect and use virtually any console gamepad with Steam.
“Note that because X-Input currently lacks per-controller means of unique identification, all controllers of that type will share personalization and configuration settings,” Valve says. “As they share the same inputs, Xbox 360/One/Generic controllers will all see each-others configurations when browsing. Automatic conversion will be attempted when loading configurations from other controller types.”
But that’s not all, they’ve also added rumble support for Xbox controllers and recognition of more third-party PS4 gamepads, such as: HORI, Madcatz, and Armor pads and flight sticks.
Beyond controller support, the latest Steam client fixes several issues, including one that could cause the client to hang when the computer wakes from sleep mode. Valve also added overlay support for new Windows 10 Insider preview builds and showed some love for Linux with updates and bug fixes.
Additionally if you right-click on a game in your library, you’ll also notice some menu changes. You can no longer “Delete local content” but “Uninstall.”
Another nice addition (and probably most important!) is the ability to move game install folders from the Properties > Local Files menu.
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!
More direct links to common destinations. Plus, sections you probably didn’t even know we had.
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.
Quickly get back to products you’ve been browsing.
Whether it’s a hot new release, joining a special event, or getting back into a game that was recently updated, now it’s easy to tell what your friends are excited about.
If you are following Steam curators, we’ve added a clickable preview of their latest reviews and recommendations.
More of the good stuff:
- there is a top sellers list based on country now
- the translations have been updated
- Steam now notifies you if a game from your wishlist is on sale
- the review system has been updated too
More new features listed here.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted some Steam news, but according to couple of sources online Valve is probably going to launch a brand new Steam Store UI soon. They are planning a refresh of the home page design itself, while it will also introduce a prominent “Popular Among Friends” section.
With the new update, Steam curators will apparently be able to clearly indicate whether their post is meant to be seen as recommended, not recommended or informational. “This helps us better understand whether a curation should be used to promote a game on the front page of Steam, or if it’s intended to be informational that should primarily appear on the individual product page,” Valve said.
There will also be a column on the left side of the home page to include:
- new releases,
- recently updated titles,
- upcoming releases
It’s not yet known if they are going to update their heavily abandoned Windows client, that looks like software from 2005. We should receive a brand new program in my opinion, Big Picture mode looks great but the standard UI is a mess.
Hey, it seems that Game Mafia is now merged with Kinguin so I’ve removed it from the list. By the way the 3% off Kinguin code is now fixed!
Also I’ve added chrono.gg to the list as they have a lot of nice deals and many people on reddit are happy with it. Check it out here:
Chrono.gg was founded by four passionate gamers currently living in Huntsville, Alabama USA.
One of my favorite tactical FPS shooters is switching over to Unreal Engine 4. It’s basically a remake of the whole game. I’m really happy about that because Source Engine is just too old.
New World Interactive has partnered up with publisher Focus Home Interactive to upgrade the game. The best improvement will be graphical, here’s a comparison screenshot of Source Engine and Unreal Engine 4.
Insurgency will get a story mode based in 2003, invasion of Iraq and updated multiplayer experience. No words on beta yet but developers will be taking your questions on Twitch on Saturday, February 27, 20:00 (8PM) GMT. Insurgency Sandstorm coming in 2017.
With sad removal of Shiny Loot our Steam Alternatives list has just been updated with a new store from Spain called Days2Play.com. The store was kind enough to give you guys the extra 5% off with every purchase with our special voucher: UNPWR
So if you are planning to buy something in the store remember to use the code at checkout! If you happen to run a store and want to be on the list please send me an e-mail.
DAYS2PLAY.com offers the best prices for Steam, Origin or Uplay games. It’s easy, fast and safe!
On January 1st 2016 Valve updated their subscriber agreement. Here are the most important parts:
Valve is now selling hardware in the European Union (the Steam Controller and Steam Link). Hardware distribution in Europe will be the primary responsibility of Luxembourg subsidiary, known as Valve SARL.
Digital content and services in Europe move back under our US company, Valve Corp., just as they were before the Luxembourg office opened in July 2012. This is pretty interesting, the company claims that in practice, this changes nothing for our European customers.
Valve claims to continue to operate with respect to relevant European laws, such as local data and consumer protection, and continue to provide the same services they have for years.
Those who simply want to keep playing their games and are not making a purchase at this time are free to simply ignore the SSA update for now. It only takes effect for users who explicitly confirm it, usually during a new purchase.
A full copy of the updated 2016 SSA is available for viewing here.
Hello, I have removed inactive stores from the Steam Alternatives list. I’ve also added some new stores (Opium Pulses, GameBillet) along with a special, unified discount code – available in selected stores only. From now on use this code in the selected stores: UNPWR.
Here is the list of all stores with active discount code just for you guys:
- G2A (3% off)
- Kinguin (3% off)
- Games Rocket (3% off)
- GameBillet (20% off)
- Gamers 247 (15% off)
- D2P (5% off)
- more coming soon…
There are more giveaways planned this month and the HATRED GIVEAWAY ends today. I would like to apologize for the slow website – my hosting company is having some serious problems and I’m in the process of either fixing it with them or moving entirely somewhere else. Thanks for visiting!
Just got an update of Steam Beta Client few hours ago and noticed that the changelog mentioned the new UI design and some bug fixes. It’s always nice to see interface updates as I’m not a big fan of Steam’s current designs. I was positively surprised when I saw they’ve removed the diagonal stripes from the top menu of all GUI windows. They’ve replaced them with a little, subtle tint of blue – so now it looks more like Big Picture Mode design.
However I really don’t like the new Steam taskbar icon. It doesn’t look as clean as the old one:
Here’s how the rest of the new Steam UI looks like:
What do you guys think?
Yesterday’s Steam client beta update introduced some minor tweaks to in-home streaming, a new library section for Big Picture mode and the ability to preload games to any folder rather than the Steam default. Nice!
Around month ago Epic Games released the source code and tools for its brand new Unreal Engine 4 to studios and individual subscribers. The big news in Epic’s 4.1 update notes is the full support for packaging games onto SteamOS and Linux.
It’s another big step in broadening what defines high-quality PC gaming beyond Microsoft Windows. Support for alternative operating systems is finally introduced into the engine directly. All developers have to do is toggle a selection in the engine to translate their works onto SteamOS or Linux and that’s it. Neither SteamOS or Linux will completely replace Windows, but having major engines increase support across more platforms—like Crytek’s recent announcement of Linux support for its CryEngine—means a more amount of graphics for gamers from all environments.
Hey guys! Please treat everything you see here as beta.
Just updated the website, now it’s more clean, faster and better in general I guess. Steam Alternatives list has been updated (removed INTKEYS for good). There’s a brand new menu on the site, click on the + on top right to see some useful tools like:
The devs of Insurgency just posted this nice update, check it out:
“Reporting live from PAX East in Boston, we are delivering a patch we have been working on to address many issues with the current version as well as introduce some new things such as “beta” Workshop integration.
The update is currently being played by those at PAX. We tried to get this update out earlier in the week but we had to delay due to issues with Steam. Now that this is all resolved we figured it would be nice to update the game for you all in time for the weekend. Full changelist below.”
- Added Revolt Coop.
- Added “beta” version of Steam Workshop support to the game. Certain features may not work fully, but players should be able to upload their maps and download other maps. Please provide us with feedback and issues related to this so we can keep improving it.
You can now cancel pre-orders without having to open a support ticket – just so long as the game hasn’t been released yet.
Now, as the image above shows, you can initiate this process yourself with the newly added, and seemingly automated, ‘Refund an item’ link. It’s not clear yet whether you’ll be refunded in Steam wallet credit or whether the money will go back to your card.
And here’s a nice cosmetic change in Steam client on Windows I’ve just noticed, sorry if it’s old but I think it’s a nice change (the Settings bar on left):
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 much needed feature for SteamOS I’m sure.
Add option to let other games download while a game is running (this is a per-game setting)
Also a great addition for playing a single-player game and downloading updates which won’t interfere with gameplay. There is a vast amount more fixed too, here are the Linux specific fixes:
QuoteFix paste pasting stale text.
Fix Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V in client-hosted web page text controls.
Fix incorrect foregrounding of a blank window in some -silent startup cases.
Fixed corrupt check box and radio button images on web pages
Fixed game controller hot-plugging not working
Fix runtime bootstrap rewriting so that if this process interrupted, steam is not left in an inconsistent non-startable state.
Fixed crash on linux if /proc/net/route isn’t available
Fixed missing cursor in Akaneiro when using the overlay
Fixed Steam failing to re-launch on shutdown if some open sockets took too long to close
The overlay now saves and restores the games gamma settings when invoked
Fixed overlay not displaying in some runtime configurations
If you have been holding off because of stability issues, try Steam again on Linux now.
Well no no, not with prices duh. But the client itself just keeps getting better. For example they’ve recently added background downloading while playing a game which is a huge achievement I’ll give them that. They’ve also added few more new features such as:
- ability to limit what time of day Steam is allowed to automatically update apps
- option to let other games download while a game is running (this is a per-game setting)
- download regions for Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Ottawa in Canada
- ‘Copy all text to clipboard’ context menu option in the System Information dialog
Additionally the Big Picture mode got some updates as well:
- ability to opt into game betas and edit launch options
- inbox item under Linux if your machine requires a reboot due to OS level updates
- fix infinite loop of Cloud sync error dialogs on game launch
- fixed mouse cursor being visible during startup animation even if it hadn’t moved
Valve might not have the best pricing policy but it’s nice to finally see after all those years that they started fixing the download options.
Oh and by the way there’s a free weekend on Steam – this time you can play the game RAGE and if you like it you can purchase it at 75% off!
Terraria’s developers crafted a brand new Halloween update for their game.
Terraria’s “Halloween event” update fills the game with Halloween-themed pets, costume paintings, gear, and friendly NPCs to sell you those items. Monsters will also drop bags containing “fun surprises”.
There’s also a “Pumpkin Moon Event” that can be triggered in hard mode. Developer Redigit was light on the details, but made the thing sound like a survival mode where you stave off waves of enemies. The more waves you survive, the better the spoils. The Halloween event lasts until November 10th.
Feel free to check out the full list of bug fixes and new features.
Ubisoft is hoping to make the experience a bit better with its upgrade to Uplay 4.0.
The big news coming out of this announcement is the addition of Twitch integration into the Uplay client. Anyone playing a Ubisoft game can broadcast their playthroughs through the Uplay client.
Certain publishers have stood against livestreams of their games, though more and more of them are reversing that policy. Ubisoft’s relationship with the PC community has been rocky at times, so it’s nice to see it moving in this direction.
Aside from Twitch support, the new version of Uplay is also getting a supposedly better download manager and support for automatic updates.
Source: PC Gamer