Posts Tagged steam


Developers to discount games on Steam without Valve intervention

Valve’s latest move to bleed us dry of cash is the ability for developers to discount their games without any intervention from Valve.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Steam region locking causing problems for traders and gifters

Region locking is a practice that appears to be increasingly common on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2014 | 3

Call of Duty: Ghosts gets free Steam weekend

Call of Duty: Ghosts is free to play on Steam, for this weekend only.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Feb 2014 | 1

Greenlight nudges another fifty games towards the Steam store

It’s time, once again, for another 50 games to be elevated from the vote-scrabbling indignity of Steam’s Greenlight service to the shiny, expansive fields of Steam’s store.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn shuffles onto Steam at discount

Not-half-bad MMO reboot Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has suddenly appeared on Steam, complete with a rather big discount for its first week there.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

This week’s Steam Weeklong Deals make Peter very happy

I have a sneaking suspicion that our own Mr. Parrish may have sponsored the latest Weeklong Deals on Steam.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Feb 2014 | 4

Steam Tags are atrocious, offensive, and entirely stupid

I’m not surprised that Steam’s new and vaunted Steam Tag system is largely a clusterfuck of offensive stupidity.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Feb 2014 | 7

Total War: Rome 2 and Company of Heroes 2 50% off on Steam

For a limited time (until Monday at 10am Pacific Time,) both of SEGA’s major real-time strategy titles of 2013 are 50% off on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Steam tags mean you can now label rubbish games as rubbish

The concept of Steam tags should be fairly self-explanatory. You can swing by any game listed in Steam’s store and label it with pretty much any word you choose (though swear words will apparently be “filtered out.”)
I’m having quite a good time with it.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s In-Home Streaming beta: How it copes over a limited home network

Valve’s In-Home Streaming beta for Steam is effectively in open beta now.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Feb 2014 | 2

Steam adds recently updated section to site

The great thing about Steam is your games are automatically updated but it’s never that obvious what has been updated when you have it running in the background.

By Paul Younger | 7 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Valve can prohibit Steam account transfers, German court rules

Last year, the German consumer watchdog group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZVB), a Federation of German consumer organisations, launched an attempted lawsuit against Valve over the inability to re-sell games on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Fifty more titles get the Steam Greenlight

Steam Greenlight is still running, and although Valve may want to ditch it eventually, another batch have been approved this evening.

By Paul Younger | 6 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Music beta coming to Big Picture and SteamOS

Valve is bringing an in-game music player to the Steam overlay, which will allow you to listen to your own tunes while playing your games.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Feb 2014 | Comments Off

Steam now allows you to cancel pre-orders. Too little too late?

Steam is notorious for giving you little control over purchases and refunds but it looks like they’ve taken a step in the right direction by giving users the ability to cancel pre-orders without any Valve intervention.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | 4

Fifty games get Steam Greenlight including Deadbreed and Skara: The Blade Remains

Despite Valve saying they want to to ditch Steam Greenlight it continues today with another fifty games being given approval.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve has no current plans to release their own VR hardware

Well, this is an interesting development. You know all the rave reviews Valve’s virtual reality (VR) prototype has been getting at Steam Dev Days?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

Valve VR gets more positive developer impressions

Last night, Tripwire’s David Hensley was comparing Valve’s VR prototype to Star Trek’s holodeck, and today there have been further developer impressions released prior to the Steam Dev Days’s VR conference talks.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

Tripwire’s David Hensley says Valve’s VR felt “like a holo deck”

The full presentation of Valve’s VR prototype (which Steamdb thinks could going by the name ‘Vortex‘) will take place later today at Steam Dev Days, but Tripwire’s David Hensley has already had a go with it and has tweeted a series of extremely positive impressions.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve shares a tasty Steam pie chart showing sales by region

Not a huge amount is emerging from Steam Dev Days just yet, as the two-day event is closed to the press.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Dev Days attendants share conference info on Steam Machines, controller

Since Valve’s Steam Dev Days event is closed to the press (it’s billed as an “off the record” place for developers to hang out and listen to conference chats,) there isn’t a whole lot of detail emerging from it at present.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Jan 2014 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #148

Today on the IncGamers Podcast, a technical miracle! They (well, Maxis) said it could never be done, but SimCity will soon be playable offline.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Jan 2014 | 8

Valve releases SteamVR beta prior to Dev Days event

Well, we knew that Valve were thinking of doing something with VR, and now users of Steam’s beta client are reporting that a beta version of SteamVR has been sneakily and quietly released.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Jan 2014 | 1

Steam Family Options available for everyone to lock down content

Valve has now kicked live the the Steam Family Options for everyone following its beta test phase.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2014 | 1

Steam Winter Sale final day brings repeat deals

As is something of a tradition with the Steam Winter Sale, the final day of sales brings back some of the more popular deals from the past couple of weeks.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Winter Sale Day 14 – The IncGamers Picks

We’re now two weeks into the Steam Winter Sale and hopefully you’ve all managed to pick up some great bargains so far.

By Paul Younger | 1 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Winter Sale Day 13 – The IncGamers Picks

Can anything beat Half-Life 2 for $2.50 USD in the today’s Steam Winter Sale offerings?

By Peter Parrish | 31 Dec 2013 | 1

Steam Winter Sale helps Steam reach new concurrent user record

At the end of November Steam reached a new concurrent user record of 7,190,520 but that has been surpassed once again thanks to offers and a freebie.

By Paul Younger | 30 Dec 2013 | 6

Steam Winter Sale Day 11 – The IncGamers Picks

It’s sequel day in the Steam Winter Sale, with no less than six of the thirteen Daily and Flash entries sporting a “2” in the title.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Dec 2013 | 1

Steam Winter Sale Day 10 – The IncGamers Picks

We’re on day 10 of the Steam Winter Sale already and there’s a stack of wintery gaming goodness to enjoy today.

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2013 | Comments Off