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Digital Distributor Green Man Gaming Lands Bearing Used Game Trade-Ins, Launch Discounts

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2010 7:40am PDT

New digital distributor Green Man Gaming launched today, bringing a new feature to the exciting world of virtual video game vending--the ability to...

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"I'm not sure why it can't be resold? You are assuming they can't resell the game because...?"

- shinseitom see all 29 comments

'Pay-What-You-Want' Indie Bundle Offers World of Goo, Penumbra Overture and More To Help Charity

By Alice O'Connor, May 04, 2010 9:40am PDT

Celebrated indie games including World of Goo

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"Sounds like you're more about being a freeloading ass than charity. I'm all for having a thick ..."

- SAINTWS6 see all 37 comments

Alpha Protocol PC DRM Explained, Will Be Removed Eventually

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2010 7:40am PDT

Publisher Sega has explained the ins and outs of the 'Uniloc: SoftAnchor' DRM scheme chosen for Obsidian Entertainment's espionage RPG Alpha...

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"I so miss the shugashack.. back when it was pretty much PC exclusive I am very tired of the ..."

- RumpleForeSkin72 see all 54 comments

Developers Discuss Future of PC Gaming at PAX

By Chris Faylor, Apr 05, 2010 8:00pm PDT

It was a dark, albeit not that stormy, night as the "Future of PC Gaming (Yes, there is one!)" panel kicked off at PAX East around 10PM EST....

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" With ballooning budgets, increasing advertising costs and more piracy for consoles as this ..."

- wixard00 see all 206 comments

Valve's Steamworks Seeps Into Unreal Engine 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 11, 2010 8:20am PST

Epic Games and Valve Software announced they have inked a deal that will see the Valve's free Steamworks tools more easily available to all Unreal...

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"You misinformed pour soul. Unreal engine 3 does not support AA under Dx9. It requires Dx10/11 ..."

- bloodypalace see all 49 comments

PC Games Net $13.1 Billion in 2009 as Digital Distribution Grows and Retail Sales Shrink

By Chris Faylor, Mar 10, 2010 8:20am PST

The industry consortium known as the PC Gaming Alliance has unveiled details of its 2009 Horizons Report, offering an update on the worldwide state...

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"Some games have mod support. Some games don't. That's been the case forever and probably will ..."

- crummynz see all 125 comments

Remedy Gives Better Reason for Alan Wake's Absence on PC, Citing Small Dev Team as Cause

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 19, 2010 10:23am PST

Following a highly questionable explanation from Alan Wake publisher Microsoft that Remedy's "pyschological action thriller" wouldn't receive a PC...

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"What's your point? GTA IV was a brand new next-gen engine ported over by Rockstar Toronto who ..."

- st4rdog see all 143 comments

Ubisoft's New PC DRM Really Requires Net Access, Ends Game If Disconnected

By Chris Faylor, Feb 17, 2010 1:20pm PST

Ubisoft wasn't kidding when it said that its new digital rights management technique mandates "an active Internet connection to play the game, for...

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"You miss the main point though! Every time a game doesn't sell well, the developer's say it's ..."

- uk_john see all 449 comments

Alan Wake No Longer Coming to PC

By Chris Faylor, Feb 12, 2010 8:10am PST

With the Xbox 360 version of Remedy's Alan Wake now sporting a May 18 release date, publisher Microsoft has confirmed that the "pyschological...

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"Hey Mr. Grown Up it's not that we don't want to save "a few bucks" for an Xbox. We just don't ..."

- dtskull see all 459 comments

Dead Space 2 No Longer Coming to PC, Survey Suggests XBLA & PSN Ports of Dead Space Wii

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 09, 2010 6:20am PST

The PC edition of Dead Space 2 was conspiciously abscent from EA's fiscal year 2011 release lineup revealed yesterday--because apparently there is...

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"I don't think "it was designed that way" is a good excuse. If you have to gimp the visuals and ..."

- Jobos see all 143 comments

Valve Boasts of 205% Steam Sales Increase in 2009

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 29, 2010 10:10am PST

Steam's unit sales increased by 205% in 2009 over 2008's figures, Valve has declared as part of an announcement detailing the digital distribution...

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"They don't care about the bandwidth, they care about what their users are going to see. ..."

- lunarbunny see all 68 comments

Valve's Newell Receives GDC Pioneer Award

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm PST

Joining the ranks of Ralph "Father of Video Games" Baer, Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy,...

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"A few points. Microsoft and Bill Gates made this possible. Newell is Microsoft money if I'm not ..."

- mournival see all 70 comments

Razer, Sixense and Valve Bringing Motion Controls and Gesture Recognition Hardware to PC Games

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 07, 2010 4:10pm PST

Gaming hardware developer Razer has announced a new multi-year partnership with Sixense Entertainment and Valve Software to deliver a,...

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"looks interesting.. nothing more nothing less... there's a slight delay... nothing more ..."

- deadlycookie see all 54 comments

ModDB Announces PC Digital Distribution Service 'Desura' for Games and Mods

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2009 2:10pm PST

Mod and indie development hub site ModDB has revealed it is launching a community-oriented PC digital distribution service for mods as well as...

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"*THAT'S* it! Thanks! I knew it was a play on Steam, but couldn't come up with it for the life of me."

- ATimson see all 33 comments

Square Enix CEO Wada Talks Social Gaming and Console-Free Future

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 15, 2009 5:51pm PST

Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada recently spoke with industry magazine Develop about the future of the company responsible for the beloved Final...

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"It would be a sad day to see nothing but Mafia Wars clones in the future. I can't stand the ..."

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