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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...


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

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'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


"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...


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

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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....


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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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