Tagged: Steam

July 23, 2014

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Brendan Vance has a lot of very interesting things to say, starting with

I develop videogames for a living, but I spent last year really hating videogames. I questioned how it was I could consume 60 hours of ‘content’ for Assassin’s Creed 3 yet feel utterly unsatisfied by my act of consumption. I questioned what it was I had consumed, other than my own time. I questioned what it was I sought from the game in the first place. I questioned the nature of the ‘content’ it claimed to offer me; privately I began to suspect it might not even exist.

October 2, 2012

Steam Gives You Achievements For Creating Bugs In GameMaker

"Steam is now selling non-game software, which means that, yes, non-game software can now get achievements.

This has the potential to be hilarious, and GameMaker: Studio is taking advantage of that. The game-making software offers 24 achievements, allowing you to earn virtual medals for racking up compiler errors and getting your game to run on Windows."

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June 18, 2011

Steam, EA and You: the online PC games marketplace

A war is brewing on the PC digital download battlefield. First, EA offered a Signature Edition version of Dragon Age 2 that was only available if you pre-ordered before a certain date—and not available at all on Steam, the pre-eminent digital download store. Now, various EA games have disappeared from Steam, including Crysis 2 and the pre-order for Battlefield 3. [more inside]

April 20, 2011

Iran’s First AAA Game

Garshasp: The Monster Slayer is a hack-and-slash action platformer being made in the most unlikely of places: Iran. The creation of Dead Mage Studios in Tehran, it follows the mythical exploits of warrior Garshasp, who is mentioned in both Persian and Zoroastrian texts. This is even more shocking since it's still being made despite several internation sanctions against Iran. [more inside]

February 9, 2011

Cue graphics… Lose the desktop… Stand by…

You Don't Know Jack was first released in 1995, and featured adult humor combined with pop-culture trivia questions. The game was a success and spawned several sequels. There was even a short-lived TV gameshow version starring Paul Reubens. This week, the latest installment was released -- the first since 2007 (or 2003, if you don't count the Flash version from their website). Though, there's been a bit of confusion about the multiplayer options for the Steam version.

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