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Valve adopt DLC – monetising vs. progress?

The PC has been largely free of the blight of the monetised morsels of gameplay that is Downloadable Content.  Largely down to the lack of a standardised platform with which to distribute (and collect payment), ala. the current games consoles, nobody has really managed to get a firm grip on the masses who prefer to […]

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Bench those Remnants – Square release Last Remnant Demo & Benchmark tools

To celebrate the release of The Last Remnant on PC, Square Enix have given everyone the opportunity to see if they like it before having it locked to their Steam account for ever and a day (the game uses Steamworks for save games, possibly giving SteamCloud more too do that just store L4D & TF2 […]

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PC XBOX 360

Play ball! – TF2 Scout Update Approaches *UPDATED*

It’s been a while, what with Left 4 Dead throwing a spanner into the works, but Valve are back on track with the Team Fortress 2 updates with The Scout Update. Just like The Heavy Update, information is being dripfed over the next week and this post will be updated accordingly. Skip the jump for […]

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Steam delivers Remnant to the PC

In what seems like a resurgence in love of the PC following Capcoms announcement that pretty much all their upcoming releases are coming to the PC, Square Enix are bringing their recent Unreal 3-engined Action RPG, The Last Remnant, to the PC on March the 24th via Valve’s Steam platform. Press release (& now trailer) […]

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PC PS3

Raising the Titanic? – UT3 Titan Pack Dated & Details

Epic have started drip-feeding information about the mega update due in March. The update brings a shedload of maps, 2 new character models, nearly 60 achievements (courtesy of the games recent Steamworks update & the PS3 Trophy system) and a (literally) massive new mutator called ‘Titan’ which allows players to morph into Titans & Behemoths […]

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PC XBOX 360

Left 4 Dead Survivor Pack Details & Guide

Those lovable scamps at GameTrailers have the exclusive on the Survivor Pack add-on for Left 4 Dead (skip to the final chapter if you don’t care about the GTAIV DLC). There’s no footage of the new Survival mode (just lots of Dead Air & Death Toll Versus gameplay), but it turns out it is basically […]

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Industry News PC

Steam Holiday Sale

Valve have just started their not-quite-January-but-close-enough Sale on Steam, located here for browser-philes or on the Store homepage for people who would rather use the app.

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Steam goes Multi-currency – Currency conversion suspect but welcome!

After what seems like an eternity of currency conversion, hidden sales tax (WHY?!) and obscure over-pricing, Valve have now adapted the Steam Store to show & charge in the native currency of the account (on the website store anyway). See the official forum post here to get the long & short of it, then simply […]