Valve Doesn't Want Any Games About Hong Kong Protests on Steam?
Julia Dragovic, yesterday, 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.
Epic Games CEO: Lack of Steam Keys to Shenmue 3 is Valve's Fault
Paul Wozniak, 29 June 2019, 22:14
According to the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, the lack of keys distribution via Steam is the fault of Valve. Their policy doesn't allow this in the case of games that have their release outside of their service.
Tim Sweeney Explains Why Epic Games Bets on Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 26 June 2019, 23:09
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, explained on Twitter why the strategy of mass buying of exclusive titles, though unpopular, is beneficial to gamers.
Closed Beta of GOG Galaxy 2.0 Launches
Agnes Adamus, 24 June 2019, 23:56
Today, a closed beta of GOG Galaxy 2.0 has launched. The tests cover all the new features of CD Project's digital distribution platform client, above all the creation of a combined list of games from various hardware platforms.
Epic Games CEO Responds to Latest Allegations
Jakub Mirowski, 23 June 2019, 00:15
In a discussion with Twitter users, Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, explained the functioning of Epic Games Store and responded to allegations of using anti-consumer practices.
Microsoft Supports GOG Galaxy 2.0, Talks With Epic Games Store Are Underway
Jakub Mirowski, 15 June 2019, 17:19
GOG Galaxy 2.0, the new GOG.com digital distribution platform, has been officially supported by Microsoft. Talks about potential cooperation with owners of other clients are still in progress.
Epic Games Store - Free Games Every Week Until End of the Year
Christian Pieniazek, 12 June 2019, 13:53
Free games will be available weekly oo Epic Games Store until the end of the year, and not as originally planned until the end of Epic Mega Sale. In addition, the company has published a video on which it boasts of its exclusive titles.
Telltale Games Titles Will be Pulled From Steam and GOG by May 27
Adrian Werner, 24 May 2019, 14:45
If you are planning to purchase a Telltale Games game, it is worth to hurry up. All the team's productions will disappear from Steam and GOG.com distribution by May 27th. This is the result of last year's bankruptcy of the company.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 Coming. Integration With Consoles and Other Platforms
ElMundo, 22 May 2019, 23:34
GOG.com digital game distribution platform has announced a new version of the GOG Galaxy 2.0 client. The updated application will offer integration with consoles and other digital distribution platforms.
Mortal Kombat 11 Scores Best Digital Debut in Series' History
Adrian Werner, 22 May 2019, 14:06
Thanks to the SuperData report, we learned that Mortal Kombat 11 found 1.8 million buyers in digital distribution. This is over four times more than Mortal Kombat X.
Epic Games Store Exclusives Start To Scare Developers Away
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:19
It turns out that not all PC developers are interested in a profitable exclusivity agreement with Epic Games Store. Some people reject the giant's proposal because they are afraid of losing their image and access to a wider audience.
No More Serial Keys? Ubisoft Has A New Idea For Digital Distribution
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 May 2019, 19:51
Ubisoft and Genba Digital are working on a new digital distribution system for video games. The solution known as Silent Key Activation will eliminate the need to send activation codes to vendors, thus preventing unauthorized trading of keys.
Randy Pitchford: "Steam Could be Dying in 5 to 10 years."
Konrad Serafinski, 20 April 2019, 21:02
Randy Pitchford continues to battle opponents of the Epic Games Store. The CEO of Gearbox Software thinks Steam could be a dying store in a decade and will be replaced by another digital distribution platform.
Epic Games Store Without Collectible Cards and Forums
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2019, 13:54
Epic Game's Tim Sweeney shared some details about his development plans for Epic Games Store.
The Digital Distribution Platform War Continues
Agnes Adamus, 09 April 2019, 00:41
Since its debut, the Epic Games Store has been making a lot of waves. Buying exclusive titles has caused many releases to miss Steam. A dispute arose between supporters and opponents of this practice, fueled by Richard Geldreich, a former Valve employee,
Third-Party Stores Reduce Valve's Revenue
Christian Pieniazek, 05 April 2019, 11:50
When we think of Steam sales, both developers and publishers must take Valve's 30% revenue share into account. As it turns out, though, in fact, Gabe Newell's company gets, on average, only as much as 20% of a sold game copy's price.
Epic Games Will Keep Acquiring Exclusives Despite Steam Announcements
Konrad Serafinski, 04 April 2019, 13:42
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, admitted that no previous developer announcements about e.g. Steam will prevent his company from acquiring new exclusive titles. Sweeney's words contradict the earlier assurances that the Metro Exodus affair was the las
New PlayStation Store Policy Allows Refunds (With a Catch)
Konrad Serafinski, 02 April 2019, 22:58
Sony published new rules of a new, precise refund policy for PlayStation Store. The changes relate mainly to games, pre-orders, expansions and subscriptions. There is, however, a certain catch to all this.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Pulled From Steam and Uplay in Favor of Remaster
Bart Swiatek, 01 April 2019, 13:18
Ubisoft decided to pull the original version of Assassin’s Creed III from Steam and Uplay. From now on, the game will only be available in its remastered version, which costs more and has higher hardware requirements.