Epic Games Store Presents Spring Releases
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2020, 23:38
Epic Games has presented the list of spring releases on Epic Games Store. This includes a handful of intriguing indies, the first story DLC for Control, and the PC edition of Samurai Shodown.
Gabe Newell Comments on Competition From Epic Game Store
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 17:50
Gabe „Gaben” Newell commented on Steam's competition with Epic Games Store. He said that competition in the digital stores is necessary and beneficial for all, but criticized Apple's style approach and its „faceless bureaucrats” managing App Store.
Full Version of Steam's Interactive Recommender Goes Live
Adrian Werner, 19 March 2020, 19:38
The full version of Interactive Recommender, i.e. an interactive advisor who analyses our preferences and recommends games that fit them, has launched on Steam. Over the last several months the project has been tested within Steam Labs.
Goat of Duty Available for Free
Christian Pieniazek, 17 March 2020, 20:56
For the next two weeks, Goat of Duty will be available for free. The game is a unique shooter, in which we're fighting a bloody battles in the vein of Quake III, only playing as... mutant goats.
30 days to Return Games on GOG.com; Company Updates Refund Policy
Michael Kulakowski, 26 February 2020, 22:09
GOG.com has updated its refund policy. From now on, customers of the platform will be able to get a refund for the game they've bought on the website up to 30 days after the purchase, regardless of the time they've spent playing.
Upgrade for Steam Search Engine Improves Price Filtering
Paul Wozniak, 26 February 2020, 16:01
The game search engine on Steam has experienced several improvements that have been tested as part of Steam Labs program. From now on, players can more easily choose the price range they are interested in, add or remove appropriate tags or search among games localized in their native language.
Steam Will Tell You Which Game You Should Play Next
Laty, 14 February 2020, 14:11
Steam will offer the players a selection of games that may appeal to them. Everything will be supervised by artificial intelligence, which, based on the completed games of the user, will select similar ones from among those in the library.
In 2019, Steam Intervened in 44 Cases of Review Bombing
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 February 2020, 16:57
Valve has published a summary of 2019 on Steam. In addition to data on the platform's popularity and new features, the company has also revealed how many times it was forced to intervene in connection with review-bombing.
Steam Launch Date of Metro Exodus Confirmed
Christian Pieniazek, 06 February 2020, 22:24
4A Games and Deep Silver confirmed when Metro Exodus will return to Steam. Epic Games' fierce opponents had to be patient for a whole year after the title was released.
Polish Man Faces Nearly 9,000 Charges For Selling Multiple Game Accounts Access
Milosz Szubert, 05 February 2020, 21:50
A 24-year-old inhabitant of Poland has received nearly 9 thousand charges of illegal distribution of games. His idea was to buy digital versions of the games and then resell access to the account to many people.
Steam Sets New Record of Active Users
Paul Wozniak, 03 February 2020, 13:04
A two-year-old record of active users on Steam was broken yesterday. SteamDB informed that currently the best result is about 18.8 million. Of this, however, only 5.8 million accounts were actually playing.
Epic Games Store Blamed for Drop in PC Gaming Spending
Adrian Werner, 27 January 2020, 10:37
Last year the Americans spent less on PC games than in 2018. According to analysts, one of the reasons for this was the increased competition in the digital distribution market caused by the aggressive expansion of Epic Games Store.
The Power of Steam in Numbers - SteamDB Analysis
Paul Wozniak, 25 January 2020, 22:24
The creators of SteamDB scanned the account IDs on Steam, so that we can, among other things, find out how many fully registered users are on the platform currently. The data also shows the number of currently active profiles or accounts opened in a specific year.
Epic Games Store Extends Game Giveaway Until End of 2020
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2020, 21:50
Epic Games has boasted the results of its digital distribution platform. Epic Games Store has had a successful year thanks to, e.g. exclusive titles and games for free. The latter action will continue this year.
Rockstar's Official Explanation for GTA 4 Disappearance From Steam
Agnes Adamus, 13 January 2020, 23:03
We've learned the reason why GTA IV can no longer be bought on Steam. It turns out that the fact that the PC version of the game was created for the now-unsupported Games for Windows Live platform is to blame. Currently Rockstar Games is looking for a solution to this situation.
Fortnite Earned $1.8 Billion in 2019
Adrian Werner, 03 January 2020, 10:36
SuperData summarized the results of the digital game market for 2019. The best earning free-to-play production was Fortnite, which generated $1.8 billion in revenue. League of Legends has brought $1.5 billion.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order With Great Digital Sales
Konrad Serafinski, 21 December 2019, 20:47
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has scored the best console launch in history of the Star Wars franchise for digital sales, achieving more than double the result of Star Wars: Battlefront II. Red Dead Redemption 2 turned out to be a disappointment before its release on Steam. Such information is given in the report for November 2019 by the SuperData analytics company.
Open Beta of GOG Galaxy 2.0 Launches
Agnes Adamus, 09 December 2019, 22:40
Today, after almost half a year of closed beta-tests, GOG Galaxy 2.0 has been officially made available to everyone. Everyone interested can now download and test the latest version of the CD Projekt client.
Valve Doesn't Want Any Games About Hong Kong Protests on Steam?
Julia Dragovic, 08 December 2019, 22:43
Valve is delaying the release of games related to protests in Hong Kong. All of the titles are on the pro-democratic side of the conflict. And if you don't what something is about... it's about China, in other words, money. Blitzchung, Hearthstone player recently suspended by Blizzard, also appears in the affair.
Nominations for Steam Awards 2019 Begin
Michael Kulakowski, 26 November 2019, 23:59
At the start of the Autumn Sale, Steam has announced the start of the collection of nominations for the Steam Awards 2019, which will be awarded in eight different categories. This year, the website will provide developers with new tools that will enable them to encourage players to vote for their works.
Around 1,000 Games Have Disappeared From Steam
Milosz Szubert, 26 November 2019, 12:00
A lot of games and exansions disappeared from Steam last night. According to Valve, it was dictated by the fact that some publishers, including Russia-based Dagestan Technology, abused Steamworks tools.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops Digital Best-Sellers List
Paul Wozniak, 23 November 2019, 17:59
According to statistics (of October, 2019) presented by SuperData, the latest installment of Call of Duty turned out to be the best-selling digital title among games released in 2019. Also, October was the best month in the history of Apex Legends.
EA Games Return to Steam. EA Access Subscription Available as Well
Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2019, 20:05
Electronic Arts has entered into an agreement with Valve. Under the agreement, new EA games will also be released on Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Along with them, the platform will also receive several already released titles and an EA Access subscription.
EA Games Returning to Steam is Almost Certain
Adrian Werner, 27 October 2019, 20:13
Electronic Arts' Twitter entry suggested that the publisher's games will soon be available on Steam. This confirms the reports from a few days ago.
Humble Monthly is Becoming Humble Choice - Fewer Games for Higher Price
Michael Kulakowski, 20 October 2019, 22:10
At the end of this year, the Humble Monthly service will change its formula and name. Players will now specify the games that they will receive every month, but in return they will have to pay almost twice the subscription fee, while downloading fewer titles.
Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43
IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.
New Features in Epic Games Store - Library Sorting and Minor Fixes
Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2019, 10:06
Epic Games has published a note outlining recent changes to the Epic Games Store platform. The company has also announced what it will implement in the near future.
Frogwares at War With Focus Home - Sherlock Holmes Games Pulled From Sale
Christian Pieniazek, 26 September 2019, 22:34
Focus Home Interactive does not intend to return the rights to sell the games from the Sherlock Holmes series to their creators, i.e. the team at Frogwares. As a result, all fruits of the cooperation between the two entities are being pulled from some digital stores.
Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00
Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.
Global Revenues From Digital Distribution; Pokemon GO With The Best Month Since Launch
Michael Kulakowski, 22 September 2019, 22:22
The latest report of SuperData group brings information on global revenues generated by digital distribution in August, this year on all hardware platforms. The most successful mobile game was Pokemon GO, which had the most profitable month since its launch in 2016.
Here's How Much Epic Paid for Control's Exclusivity
Agnes Adamus, 20 September 2019, 21:45
List of games that Epic Games Store has purchased for temporary exclusivity included Control. Today we found out how much this move cost Tim Sweeney's company.
French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57
According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.
Open Beta of New Steam Library Launches
Christian Pieniazek, 17 September 2019, 21:42
The beta version of the new Steam Library, which we have heard about since March this year, is now available to all interested parties. Valve Software not only refreshed its appearance, but also added a number of new functionalities.
Borderlands 3 Shows That Boxed Editions Are a Thing of the Past
Agnes Adamus, 16 September 2019, 22:48
Borderlands 3 had a very good start. The boxed edition of the game was the biggest sales hit of the year in Great Britain. Despite its success, the result achieved by the latest installment of the popular looter-shooter series is only half as good as in the case of its predecessor. The same applies to Gears 5.
Discord's Game Subscription Service Goes Offline
Konrad Serafinski, 14 September 2019, 22:34
Almost a year ago Discord introduced a game subscription. Unfortunately, the catalog of Nitro Games was not to the liking of the players. Therefore, the company has decided to resign from the service and will switch it off in mid-October.
Beta Version of GOG Galaxy 2.0 With First Major Update
Michael Kulakowski, 13 September 2019, 23:32
The closed beta version of GOG Galaxy 2.0 has been updated for the first time to bring its functionality closer to what the developers promised in their first announcements. Galaxy 2.0 allows you to create a universal database of our games on all modern hardware platforms.
Tool Enables You to Easily Import EGS Games to Steam
Bart Swiatek, 06 September 2019, 14:45
One of Steam's users created a useful tool that needs only one click to import games from most other launchers to Valve's client. This enables us to take advantage of many useful features such as Steam Overlay, home streaming and Big Picture mode. And we've got everything in one place.
New Beta of Steam Library Goes Live This Month
Barth Faryna, 05 September 2019, 15:40
Valve is preparing to introduce a beta version of the changed appearance of the Steam Library. New features were presented at last week's conference in Seattle and users will be able to try them out later this month.
Uplay Plus - Ubisoft's Answer to Xbox Game Pass Launches Today
Adrian Werner, 03 September 2019, 15:21
Uplay Plus, answer to the competing Origin Access Premier or Xbox Game Pass, was launched on the market. The subscription fee includes access to the full range of games offered by Ubisoft.
Epic Games Store Resignes From Notifying of Improvement Dates
Konrad Serafinski, 31 August 2019, 18:19
Epic Games Store has decided to change the organization of the Trello board, where the players can find plans for platform development. From now on, instead of deadlines, we will find bookmarks concerning changes - introduced, forthcoming and future ones.
Publisher of Metro Exodus is Pleased with Cooperation with Epic Games
Agnes Adamus, 30 August 2019, 22:02
CEO of Koch Media, the publisher of Metro Exodus, said he was extremely pleased with the partnership with Epic Games Store. He also does not exclude that in the future it will once again decide to sign an exclusivity agreement with Tim Sweeney's company.
Ubisoft on Epic Games Store Exclusives: Steam is „Unrealistic”
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 August 2019, 23:16
Chris Early from Ubisoft commented on his company publishing PC versions of games on Epic Games Store rather than Steam. This is the decision of the publisher, who has had enough of the „unrealistic” business model used by Valve.
Chinese Gamers to Disappear from Steam? Steam China Revealed
Christian Pieniazek, 21 August 2019, 18:52
Perfect World, a company cooperating with Valve, shared the first details about the official Chinese version of the Steam platform. Soon the players from China will be „almost completely independent” from the rest of the world.
„You owe us $300,000,” Say Subnautica's Creators to G2A [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 23:20
The dispute between developers and G2A is raging on and it does not look like anything is going to change in the near future. The tool proposed by the platform to block keys not intended for sale did not arouse much interest among the devs and caused further controversies.
Growth of Digital Games Distribution; Great Form of Rainbow Six Siege
Christian Pieniazek, 24 July 2019, 00:51
The latest report of the SuperData group brings interesting info on digital distribution condition. It shows that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege is still doing great despite being almost four years old and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled had a great start.
Limbo For Free on Epic Games Store
Frozen, 18 July 2019, 20:41
From today, Epic Games users can add Limbo, a two-dimensional platformerm game from PlayDead, to their library at no charge. The game will be available for free for a week.
G2A Offers Devs Tool For Blocking Illegal Keys
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 July 2019, 23:52
G2A again addressed the controversy surrounding the sale of game keys. The platform proposes to devs to create a special tool that would allow automatic blocking of codes obtained by „unethical” methods.
Steam Labs Launches; Offers AI Game Recommendations
Adrian Werner, 12 July 2019, 14:13
Valve has released Steam Labs, thanks to which we can test, among others, the system of automatic game recommendation, based on the analysis of our preferences.
Age of Wonders 3 for Free on Steam
Christian Pieniazek, 12 July 2019, 00:24
On the occasion of the upcoming launch of Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Triumph Studios and Paradox Interactive released their previous work, Age of Wonders III, for free. As it usually happens, we have a limited amount of time to add this production to our library.
Paradox Interactive: Traditional Video Game Profit Share is Scandalous
Bart Swiatek, 02 July 2019, 14:09
Fredrick Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, believes that the traditional 70/30 distribution of profits between developers and owners of digital distribution platforms is scandalous and outdated. He believes that Epic Games Store is having a very positive impact on the industry. This opinion was shared by several other devs.