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Games Disappear From EA App Accounts. Publisher Investigates

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 May 2024, 06:50

Users of Electronic Arts' PC app noticed that various games disappeared from their accounts. The company is already investigating the causes of the glitch.

Steam Introduced Official Support for Advanced Paid Access to Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 April 2024, 06:47

Steam received small updates, including support for advanced access to games for preorder purchases and a minor but useful improvement to Steam Family Sharing.

PlayStation Users Losing Games Because of Bug. Sony Working on Fixes

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 14 March 2024, 02:27

Many PlayStation players are reporting that they cannot fire up games purchased from the PS Store. The serious bug also affects PS Plus subscribers. Sony is said to be preparing a special patch that will solve the problem.

Private Games, New Shopping Cart, and Longer Launch Discounts. Steam With More Updates

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 March 2024, 04:50

Steam is introducing a long-tested feature for private games and doubles the length of time for which a game's launch discount can last.

Steam Takes on Games Faking Helldivers 2, Palworld, and Other Hits

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 March 2024, 23:59

The success of Helldivers 2 and Palworld has been exploited by dishonest developers who have tried to sell their games as these and other well-known productions.

24% of Digital PC Games Aren't Even Launched. More Than Half Players Would Resell Them - If They Could

Kamil Kleszyk, 08 February 2024, 05:46

Research conducted on a group of gamers from the United States and the United Kingdom indicates that the digital distribution model for games needs to change.

Apple Takes Payments Outside the App Store in US. Tim Sweeney Shares What's Wrong

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 January 2024, 06:45

The App Store finally lets iOS app developers to introduce third-party payments. The head of Epic Games criticized the way Apple has implemented this solution. And he is not alone in this.

Getting Players Used to "Not Owning Games” One of Ubisoft's Goals

Kamil Kleszyk, 17 January 2024, 06:38

Changes to Ubisoft's offerings are only part of the French corporation's larger plans. The producer of the Assassin's Creed series wants the community to come to terms with the currently trending method of game distribution.

Steam Set New Record of Active Players. Previous One Was Nearly Year Old

Adrian Werner, 08 January 2024, 07:19

It took almost a year, but Steam has finally set a new record for the number of concurrent players.

Cyberpunk 2077 Among Top Earning Steam Games of 2023

Adrian Werner, 28 December 2023, 04:37

Valve has released a list of the highest-grossing games on Steam this year. Among the top earners was Cyberpunk 2077.

Good Year for Steam; Several Records and Over 14,000 New Games

Kamil Kleszyk, 27 December 2023, 17:23

The editors of Game World Observer were tempted to provide a detailed summary of the passing 12 months on Steam. The published data reveals some interesting information.

Apple Comes Next, Epic Games Chief Says; 'We’ll Put Fortnite on Any Serious Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 December 2023, 14:38

Epic Games won in court against Google, and CEO Tim Sweeney hopes to eventually prevail in the clash with Apple as well. He also assured that Fortnite will come to every platform, on one condition.

Gabe Newell to Testify on Steam's Alleged Monopolistic Practices

Hubert Sledziewski, 27 November 2023, 06:23

Gabe Newell will have to go to court in person to testify about „Steam's monopolistic practices.” Valve's chief executive wanted to avoid this.

Sony Faces Lawsuit Over PlayStation Store Prices; 6.3 Billion Pounds at Stake

Kamil Kleszyk, 22 November 2023, 04:25

A London court has agreed to continue a class action case against Sony. A loss could cost the Japanese giant an astronomical amount 6.3 billion pounds.

Epic Games Store Still Not Profitable; Company Confirms in Court

Maciej Gaffke, 07 November 2023, 04:13

Epic Games Store continues to drain its owner's wallet. Yesterday's hearing confirmed that the digital platform is still not providing profits to Fortnite's developers.

Industry Giants Should do Better Protecting Games From Oblivion, Says Former PlayStation Boss

Michal Ciezadlik, 26 October 2023, 10:27

Shawn Layden, former head of PlayStation, has expressed his concern about some trends in the video game industry. In his opinion, big publishers do not care about games.

Epic Games Store Adopts Shovelware Game Developer, That Got Kicked From Steam a Few Years Ago

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 21 August 2023, 14:04

A lot of new junk games have recently appeared in Epic Games Store. It turns out that the developer responsible for them is the same one whose 200 low-quality titles got kicked out from Steam a few years ago.

Xbox 360 One Step Closer to Grave; Microsoft Announces Store Shutdown

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 18 August 2023, 12:37

Starting next year, you won't be able to buy new games and DLCs for the Xbox 360 console. Microsoft has announced the shutdown of the platform's digital store.

Steam Raises Minimum Game Price

Kamil Kleszyk, 17 August 2023, 16:30

Valve has updated the rules of Steam regarding the minimum price of games in certain currencies other than the US dollar. This means that in some countries the cheapest productions will be as much 482 percent more expensive.

New Steam Update Gives You More Control of Your Game Library

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 August 2023, 14:22

Steam has received another update, and with it a number of improvements and fixes (including in Steam's game collection).

Ubisoft May Delete Inactive Accounts, Internet Boils [Update]

Marcin Przala, 25 July 2023, 09:37

People who have not logged into the Ubisot Connect service for a long time may permanently lose access to their account. This information shocked Internet users, who initiated a huge discussion about such practices. However, part of the gaming community calling for calm.

Blizzard Games Coming to Steam - Major Breakthrough in Company's History

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 July 2023, 12:21

We have become witnesses to a historic event - Blizzard Entertainment has announced that its games will start coming to Steam. The first will be Overwatch 2, which will land on the platform next month.

Some Games Bought on Origin Still Not Work; EA App Ails

Adrian Werner, 19 June 2023, 14:16

Gamers using the EA App are reporting big problems. Many games and DLCs previously purchased on Origin are supposedly not appearing in the app.

President of Nintendo of Russia Fired; eShop Closed to Russians

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2023, 18:22

The controversial president of Nintendo of Russia is no longer an employee of the company. However, the company continues to copperate with him, although this has not prevented the closure of the eShop in Russia.

Steam Removes Legally Acquired Copies of The Surge From Player Accounts [UPDATE]

Sonia Selerska, 18 May 2023, 15:40

Legally acquired copies of The Surge has begun to disappear from the libraries of Steam users. Some believe that this is a continuation of a disturbing trend and evidence of problems with the platform's regulations.

Player Loses Valuable 15-year Old Steam Account Because Valve Makes Absurd Demands

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2023, 17:10

A former Counter-Strike and Valorant pro learned why it's better not to throw away old game keys, even after a dozen years.

Valve Makes Major Changes to Its Bestseller List [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 28 February 2023, 14:11

Valve has mixed up a lot on Steam's bestseller list with a major change in the methodology for creating these lists.

Steam Removed Legally Purchased Game Copies [UPDATE #2]

Michal Ciezadlik, 17 February 2023, 15:52

An unusual situation has affected players who purchased the Deponia Saga bundle some time ago. Legally purchased, the first part of the series disappeared from the buyers' Steam accounts for no apparent reason. The developers are looking into the matter.

Steam With New Download Method? May Help People With Slow Internet

Jacob Blazewicz, 11 January 2023, 14:16

More footprints in the code of Steam prove that Valve is preparing a useful feature for people who play the company's platform on multiple devices.

Steam has Grown Again; Two More All-time Records

Kamil Kleszyk, 08 January 2023, 21:11

Valve executives have reasons to celebrate. It turns out that Steam is gaining popularity. This, in turn, translates into subsequent records.

More Ubisoft Games are Coming to Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 December 2022, 18:01

In 2019, The Division 2 heralded Ubisoft's departure from Steam. Now, this game will come to Steam with yet another title.

It's Official: AC Valhalla and Other Ubisoft Games Return to Steam

Agnes Adamus, 21 November 2022, 23:20

Ubisoft returns to Steam. In early December, sales of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will begin on Valve's platform. In time, the same awaits Anno 1800 and other games from the French developer.

Origin Replaced by EA App

Damian Mista, 07 October 2022, 22:36

EA is saying goodbye to Origin, which has been replaced by the EA app. The new client offers a refreshed look, improved optimization and compatibility with other platforms.

Steam's Improved Search Engine Brings Valve Praise

Adrian Werner, 06 October 2022, 13:13

Valve has implemented further improvements to the game search engine on Steam. Now it is not intimidated by any kinds of typos.

Steam's Offline Mode - User Debunks Myths About Time Limits and Transfers

Hubert Sledziewski, 03 October 2022, 15:53

One Steam user decided to dispel some myths about the offline mode in Valve's application. He considered the most common one to be the need to connect to the network every few days.

Sony PlayStation Faces Class Action Lawsuit Amounting to 5 Billion Pounds

Michal Ciezadlik, 22 August 2022, 13:59

Sony's got trouble in the UK. A 5 billion pound class action lawsuit has been filed against the company for „ripping people off” when they make purchases through the PlayStation Store.

Steam Made it Easier to Add Free Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 15 August 2022, 14:42

One small change on Steam has greatly pleased the players, who can finally add free games and DLCs to their collections quickly and efficiently.

Cat and Spider-Man Still not Giving Rivals a Chance on Steam

Adrian Werner, 08 August 2022, 13:04

The past week did not bring much change to the Steam bestseller list. Stray and Marvel's Spider-Man continue to dominate. Thanks to big discounts, several older projects also returned to the top 10.

New Releases on Steam; PlayStation's Biggest Exclusive

Adrian Werner, 08 August 2022, 12:32

This week on Steam will offer us a ton of excitement. We will play the PC version of Marvel's Spider-Man, the prologue of a promising Polish platformer, as well as two highly anticipated strategy games: Farthest Frontier and Two Point Campus.

Reviews, Awards and Deals Will Disappear From Promo Graphics on Steam

Adrian Werner, 29 July 2022, 13:18

Starting in September, Steam will undergo significant changes that will ensure that graphic thumbnails will no longer be cluttered with unnecessary additional information.

35 Years of Metal Gear; Konami Wants to Put Games Back on Sale

Adrian Werner, 13 July 2022, 14:02

Celebrating the Metal Gear brand's birthday, Konami has announced that the discontinued installments of the series will soon return to sale.

Second Steam Next Fest 2022 Schedule Revealed

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 July 2022, 13:26

Steam Next Fest will return later this year, and with it will come more demos and information on upcoming games.

STALKER 2 Appeared on GOG, Only Without Russian Dubbing

Michael Zegar, 05 July 2022, 17:56

A game card for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl has appeared in GOG. What's more, all indications are that Russian dubbing has been cut from the game.

May Was a Good Month for New Games on Steam

Adrian Werner, 22 June 2022, 11:36

May abounded in successful launches on Steam. In addition to the hit game V Rising, My Time at Sandrock, We Were Here Forever, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, Songs of Conquest and Little Witch in the Woods did very well.

Bethesda Launcher Migration to Steam Starts Next Week

Krzysztof Kaluzinski, 24 April 2022, 22:18

Starting next week, users of the launcher offered by Bethesda will be able to transfer the games they own to Steam. The platform of Skyrim's creators, which has existed for six years, will be shut down in May.

Minister Mykhailo Fedorov Calls on Valve to Resume Payments to Ukrainian Devs

Adam Adamczyk, 20 April 2022, 12:03

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov wrote a letter to Gabe Newell. In it, he calls for the resumption of payments to Ukrainian artists.

Bethesda Launcher Migration to Steam Delayed

Przemyslaw Dygas, 12 April 2022, 14:11

The operation of transferring games from Bethesda Launcher to Steam will be delayed until May.

Gamers Lose Access to Digital Versions of PS Vita and PS3 Games

Adrian Werner, 10 April 2022, 14:07

Something bad is happening in Sony's digital store. Many PS Vita and PS3 console users have lost access to old games they have purchased.

GOG Returns to the Roots and Publishing Old Games

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 April 2022, 12:01

GOG.com will again focus on expanding its offer of „good old games” and making it easier to find classic titles.

20 Years Ago Steam Was Officially Revealed - 'Special Software' Changed PCs

Milosz Szubert, 24 March 2022, 21:01

Tuesday marked exactly 20 years since the first announcement of Valve's Steam. It's a good time to reminisce about how this digital distribution platform was talked about back then.