Steam to begin selling non-games software

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:06 GMT By Jeff Dunn

Valve has confirmed that its Steam service will begin making non-games software available on September 5.

Information is still vague at the moment, as Valve only refers to the new software titles as, well, “Software titles.” The company says this software will “range from creativity to productivity,” and will mostly incorporate pre-existing Steam features like “easy installation, automatic updating, and the ability to save your work to your personal Steam Cloud space so your files may travel with you.”

Additional Software titles will be added beyond the September 5 launch, and Valve is encouraging developers submit their own versions of the software through its crowd-sourced Steam Greenlight system.


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  1. Se_7_eN

    I love Steam / Valve, but this… I am not too sure of.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. noherczeg

    Things getting out of hand.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    I think its great idea from both Valve’s and developers point of view and for customer.
    Summer ”optimization software ” on sale!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    I don’t think it’s too attractive to start building a platform within a platform.

    They obviously got the idea from Impulse, but with the difference that you could use Stardock software without Impulse as well.

    Fences <3

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    Videos & music? Could be the ultimate all-in-one service.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. noherczeg

    I can see a new OS coming out in a not so distant future called Steam. Since they’re going to be able to manage software too not just games, it’s just a medium leap ahead to do a free (‘nix based) OS. Heck, they’re developing for the linux platform already :)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    I dont know to much about steam or PC Gaming but it seems that they pulled off a microsoft move here, and i mean like the 360 which games are not longer the main an primary focus, maybe is what is going on here too.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Da Man

    Omg this is an App Store now! It’s not my hardcore PC toy shop anymore, it’s a casual marketplace.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    Don’t see a point to this. Why would I need to go through steam for any of this stuff. I guess people are just so lazy that they can’t update their stuff on their own and need something similar to apple and Windows. Ironic that they are the one claiming that windows 8 is a catastrophe and here they are doing the same thing. Jealous that Windows will do it first?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. fearmonkey

    Steam is going to become an App store, and eventually will have that rumored “Steam Box” to run it’s apps. Interesting…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I don’t see the problem.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, this is a non-issue. This will amount to little more than an extra tab saying “Non-Games” or something like that.

    It is not going to destroy your precious gaming kingdom.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    The implementation is obviously key though. Steam’s offline mode is ass backwards at the moment, and that’s going to be pretty critical if you’re buying programs for any practical purpose.

    They’re going to have to make it a lot more independent than their games interface if they want to succeed.

    Impulse had this feature from day 1, and it worked because the apps worked outside the client.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GrimRita

    I think with the threat of Microsoft shutting the door in the longer term(so Gabe says), it makes sense to keep options open.

    If Microsoft do follow the route of Apple and keep everything in house and have a tedious process to allow publishers to publish on the PC, the format will die.

    If gaming came to Linux, Microsoft would be in serious trouble and Valve/Steam have the capacity to take up that challenge

    #14 3 years ago
  15. DSB

    It’s hard to imagine Microsoft throwing away everything they built, but the fact that so many high level players are actually considering it is pretty unnerving.

    Chances are they’ll have better intel than any of us.

    The Google OS really can’t come soon enough.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    The assumptions being made against Microsoft are pretty hilarious. Windows 8 is just as open as Windows 7. There is absolutely nothing closed about it.

    It had a store front for Metro apps. That’s it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Pytox

    Well maybe they don’t want any other stores applications on pc’s anymore and they want all that money go directly to them

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    @16 Quite obviously they aren’t worried about an appstore.

    The assumptions would be hilarious if they came from Random Forum Poster guy, rather than an industry that is apparently collectively fearful of where they might go with it.

    Paranoia on the internet is pretty common. In the boardroom, much less so.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    WHat MS had previewed of Windows 8 to software developers ealier this year was not enough info for them all they saw was an app store along with UEFI system. Microsoft will be doing another preview of WIndows 8 in September. I have seen more developers for WIndows 8 then I have seen against it. I just think Gabe is scared because Microsoft is doing something similiar to them which gives MS the edge.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DSB

    John Smedley, Dave Pardo, Notch, and Brad Wardell of Stardock, which is a Gold Certified Partner, and apparently the largest provider of desktop customization software for the system, are all concerned about Windows 8.

    Those aren’t small time developers. President of SOE, head of Valve, executive VP of Blizzard.

    Who’s actually excited about Windows 8 in the industry?

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Ireland Michael

    @20 They’re all “concerned”, but absolutely none of them are actually explaining what the problem is.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight


    As I said MS didn’t exactly go in depth about the in store for developers other than showing what it does and saw it was similiar to Apple so of course everyone says the world is ending. We will see what they will say in September when MS previews it again to developers.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DSB

    @21 Newell, Pardo and Smedley are being diplomatic about it, but it’s quite obviously not about the appstore, but an actual fear that the platform is going to be reigned in and monetized.

    If you can charge people licensing fees to be on consoles, why wouldn’t you be able to make money selling developer licenses for the world’s most prolific operating system?

    Obviously there’s no conclusion to be made yet, none of us have any idea what Microsoft are doing behind the scenes, but personally I’m surprised that these guys are openly voicing concerns, and apparently doing so in unison.

    That makes it a far cry from someone like Kotick going out on a limb and threatening to pull off the PS3, unless they accomodate his develoeprs better. He was alone in that, and obviously bluffing. Valve are actually going to spend money trying to hedge their bet with Linux.

    There are ultimately few things the industry can agree on as a whole (just look at SOPA) and like I said above, I’m pretty sure they have better leads on this than any of us.

    At the very least, that’s cause to pay attention, you know?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Phoenixblight


    They are jumping to conclusions. Nothing of the sort was released for info those people are just like anyone else when they don’t have info. THey are scared of the unknown. September a new preview for them and we will see if they are saying PC is dying.

    Developers are much like we are there are people that are optimistic and others that are anti-MS.

    But I like how Chris Hecker said it “I don’t actually know much about Windows 8, to be honest. I tend to treat those kinds of things as ‘the weather’; as a developer I can’t control it. The variable I have direct control over is game quality, and so if I turn that up as high as I can, I have to assume there will be some place to sell my game when I’m done.”

    Also there could be legal backlash if they go for a completely closed market. I just think people are getting scared with the lack of info. In september we will see what will happen.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DSB

    Again, there’s a big difference between a one-man indie developer, and people running some of the biggest businesses in the industry.

    If it was just guys like Chris Hecker or Notch that were concerned, then yeah, you might suspect some kind of panic based on woefully incomplete information.

    Guys like Pardo, Newell and Smedley are well connected enough to know a lot more about what Microsoft are actually planning. I think you’re completely underestimating the level of intel they’re privy to.

    Valve has no interest in spending millions of dollars on R&D just because they’re scared of the dark. At the very least it shows they want to be cautious.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight


    They all have vested interest especially Gabe when he is trying to do the same thing. Its all heresay. When I see Engine developers like Unity and Take two for Windows 8 than I see that there is nothing that is really saying that WIndows 8 is a ‘catastrophe’. There would be more people against it than it being split down the middle. I could care less about Blizz or Steam’s or Stardock they all have a reason to be anti WIndows having a store, it may affect them having as much of a market as they have now.

    ALso windows 8 is being released to developers starting the 15th so we may see sooner what they are saying.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    I fail to see how they’re split down the middle? Who is for it? Could you name any top level executives who are saying that Windows 8 is going to be great for their business?

    I still haven’t seen anyone talking about the appstore. That doesn’t make any sense. Apple has an appstore, and Valve obviously has no problem dealing with those guys. Microsoft already have a storefront on Windows, and they suck at selling their stuff on it, why on earth would they worry about something like that?

    If it was just Gabe Newell, then you might suspect that he’d gotten his panties in a twist and wanted to throw a bit of shit their way, like Kotick did with the PS3, but it’s obviously not.

    Fair enough if Chris Hecker, the developer of Spy Party hasn’t given it much thought, but obviously three top level executives, and countless developers see a reason to worry.

    Ultimately there’s no way of knowing. I just know that John Smedley, Rob Pardo and Gabe Newell know a lot more about what’s going on at Microsoft than any of us.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight


    Or they don’t because they saw the exact same preview as the other developers at February preview. I don’t listen to people that are invested in competitive software. Its biased and of course they will be anti WIndows. ANd what they are worried about is not the store but the fact that just like Apple OS that you have to go through the store in order to patch software at least thats what it was like on the preview that could easily have changed once it goes to release 8 months later.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    Considering how many games have failed (and continue to fail) thanks to Games for Windows Live, I’m not surprised that people might feel a bit uncomfortable with the notion of paying Microsoft to delay their software updates for 30 days, just so they can rub their cocks all over it and call it a dayjob.

    That’s essentially the state of Microsofts certification today. Rumor has it that they don’t even have a dedicated GFWL team, they just move a bunch of guys in when there’s a patch to be done.

    Considering that Valve are already dealing with Apple, and obviously felt that that was a worthwhile thing to do, I don’t see how Microsoft doing the same thing would suddenly be bad business. It simply doesn’t make any sense.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight


    “Considering that Valve are already dealing with Apple, and obviously felt that that was a worthwhile thing to do, I don’t see how Microsoft doing the same thing would suddenly be bad business. It simply doesn’t make any sense.”

    10% of the market is a nonthreat. WHere WIndows is a vastly bigger portion of the PC space. Windows will be doing the same exact thing Steam is trying to do here. As I said its in the preview version of WIndows 8 that can easily have change once it is released to the public not to mention that if they go that route they will have loads of legal issues.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. DSB

    @30 This sheds a bit more light on it.

    It seems Google and Mozilla are also firmly against it.

    I can’t really imagine a world where every program we use is determined by Microsoft. That’s ultimately what makes Apple so creepy. They get to force their own values and representations of right and wrong, bad or good, on anyone buying their product.

    In this case you’re talking about 98% of the world’s PC users.

    It seems your fears will become reality, at least unless people decide to finally object to that sort of thing.

    Like I said before, the Google OS can’t come soon enough.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight


    We’ll see in the next coming weeks what developers do but what WIndows does with their Tablets and smartphones is their buisness. ANd Google is far from actually putting OS out so it will be a while not only if and when its released but who actually gets on it. Their Chrome book is the most expensive bloatware that I have ever seen so if thats the example of google OS, I rather have MS.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. DSB

    Yeah. Microsoft never made a bad operating system.

    Apart from those 3 or 4 turkeys they’ve done over the last 19 years :P

    I don’t think Google are committed to it at all at the moment. That would be kinda hard to keep secret, but short of Linux putting on the big boy pants, they’re one of very few companies with 40 billion dollars laying around, and nothing to spend it on.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight


    Well WIth MS I have an array of OS to pick from and stick with where Google has a way to go to catch up where windows is and that goes for Linux too.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. battery

    Additional Software titles will be added beyond the September 5 launch, and Valve is encouraging developers submit their own versions of the software through its crowd-sourced Steam Greenlight system.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Da Man

    Mac OS is just as open as Windows XP, there’re plenty of useless programs made by passionate enthusiasts you can freely download from the last resort which is internet.

    Everyone can have a toast now, noone is taking your toys from you.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    So basically, it still boils down to the fact that people with their own vested interests are pissed off because Microsoft is adding their own app store to the OS. Exactly what I said in the beginning.

    Again, what is the problem? The actual GUI itself has no been “walled off” in any fashion. You’re sending me a tonne of links, but it still boils down to “Microsoft has an app store.” You’re a smart guy DSB. Come on…

    #37 3 years ago
  38. DSB

    @37 Again, Michael. The appstore is not the problem as it appears in the conventional Windows 8. The appstore is the problem as it appears in RT, which analysts (and apparently everyone from Google to Valve) are seeing as Microsofts real focus.

    It’s not the appstore itself, it’s fact that it could be the only way of delivering software in the next windows.

    No one is scared by just-another-storefront, and in Windows 8, at least for now, it’s optional.

    Obviously though, a lot of professionals, even at the highest level, are concerned that that won’t be the case with the next OS, in which case I don’t see why people would keep making games for it.

    Microsoft charges something like 40.000 dollars for a patch, then proceeds to hold it back for 30 days doing nothing, and that’s time that people will spend writing about a broken game, and a passive developer, in the most profitable period of a games commercial lifespan – like they did with Gotham City Impostors, or like they’re doing with Fez right now.

    Today you can accomplish anything you want on the platform, and people will get to decide whether your stuff is good or not for themselves. If RT becomes the standard, Microsoft is going to be the one to decide whether something is good or not. Whether it’s a Google browser, an Apple client, or an indie game. It’s a huge leap backwards.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Ireland Michael

    @38 So basically you’re worried about a slippery slope that doesn’t even exist yet?

    #39 3 years ago
  40. DSB

    @39 Like I said, I personally have no idea what Microsoft are planning.

    The fact that everyone from Google to Valve are publicly expressing concern, is reason to listen.

    To me at least, that goes double when you consider Microsofts general way of doing things. They make Kinect, which is not a very good system for gaming unless you’re between the ages of 4 and 13, with a lot of dead space in your living room, and then they decide to change the entire layout of the dashboard to accomodate it, which makes it a pain in the ass for the majority who are still using a gamepad to navigate it.

    When Microsoft makes a mistake, they stick with it. They simply don’t care what anyone says, or wants. That makes me pretty wary of them in general.

    Ultimately we’ll all have to wait and see. I’m cautiously pessimistic in this case.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. GwynbleiddiuM

    Now all I need is a +75% off Adobe Creative suite, preferably CS6. Although I’m not overally happy with Steam shifting focus off the gaming industry and venture trough uncharted waters here.

    #41 3 years ago

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  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]

  • The Whispered World follow up now coming to PS4, too

    Deadalic’s gorgeous-looking adventure Silence has been confirmed for a fourth platform. Originally announced for Mac and PC with an Xbox One port one revealed at a later date, Silence is now on its way to PS4 as well. All versions are due later this year. Silence is Deadalic’s first multi-platform release and in my mind […]

  • Mythbusters to tackle DOOM this weekend

    DOOM is the subject of the next episode of Mythbusters. Having been airing for over ten years now, Mythbusters has pretty much run out of myths to bust, which is why we find ourselves in 2015 with an episode dedicating to answering the question “could DOOM be real?” Bethesda has rveealed that the January 31 […]

  • Destiny hosting a Bungie Bounty – go go go

    Destiny players have a chance to take down Bungie employees in return for one of the most exclusive vanity items in the game. Destiny’s Bungie Bounties usually feature guests from the community, and today’s event is no exception. Joining Bungie community manager David “Deej” Dague are several members of, the developer’s most staunch fan […]

  • Elite: Dangerous developer issues lay-offs

    Elite: Dangerous team Frontier Developments has had to let staff go. At least 15 staff have been laid off from the developer’s Halifax studio. According to an investor update, this decision will allow Frontier to focus its efforts at its primary studio in Cambridge, England. “With its business emphasis now on two major self-published franchises, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition tavern songs free for a limited time

    Dragon Age: Inquisition tunes can be yours for the bargain price of zero cashmoney. The tavern songs from Dragon Age: Inquisition will be made available for purchase from various digital distributors sometime after February 9. Until then, though, you can have them for free – including their sheet music. To take advantage of this generous […]

  • Even the Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 teaser is frightening

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is probably going to be just as tense and uncomfortable as its two prequels. This teaser for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is the first we’ve heard of the project since creator Scott Cawthon confirmed it is in the works. The third entry in the series is now up on […]

  • 6.6 million Xbox consoles shipped last quarter

    Xbox One and Xbox 360 console sales were strong last quarter, although Microsoft isn’t talking hard numbers yet. Microsoft shipped 6.6 million Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to retailers in the quarter ending December 31, the company revealed in its latest financial briefing. This figure wasn’t broken down by platform, and Microsoft didn’t supply […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection: five minutes of b-roll footage

    We may not have proper, uncut gameplay footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection, but we have the next best thing. Homeworld Remastered Collection was confirmed to release on February 25. Gearbox has only showed a trailer, but no extended gameplay demos. There was however a b-roll video showing at PAX South, and we’ve embedded it […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered looks sharp in these new screens

    Grim Fandango will come back from the dead with the Remastered edition, and it’s looking great. Grim Fandango Remastered has a few new screens available to prove that even old games can look stunning with the right remaster, especially ones with an already well-defined art style. Have a look at them below and get excited. […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: beta weapons, maps, modes, progression system and more

    The Battlefield Hardline beta will include a third new map and a new game mode, on top of what’s already announced. You may remember last week DICE started a community mission for all Battlefield 4 players. The goal was to reach 2 billion points playing Rush mode. That goal has been achieved and as a […]

  • Dying Light launch trailer is one last display of its forte

    The launch trailer for Dying Light is here one day ahead of the game’s release. Techland and Warner Bros. have put out the launch trailer for Dying Light. The trailer is a short reminder of the game’s main selling points: free-running, weapon crafting, drop-kicking zombies. Reviews should start to come out tomorrow for the game […]

  • Watch The Witcher 3 developers stream new gameplay on Twitch

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED is hosting a Twitch live-stream to show off brand new gameplay footage and answer some fan questions. The live-stream will start at 7:00pm GMT, 2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST. It will show off plenty of new footage, some of which was shown only to the press so far. The […]

  • Finally, some screens for Final Fantasy 15

    Patience is a virtue and we finally have our hands on a few gameplay screens from Final Fantasy 15. There’s not a lot of them, but they show the impressive lighting and they’re all gameplay as far as I can tell, so take a look. There is no release date for Final Fantasy 15 as […]

  • Here’s 15 minutes of gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 1080p

    The Witcher 3 has a new direct-feed, 1080p video available that’s 100% gameplay. Would you like some gameplay of The Witcher 3 in beautiful 1080p? Why, of course you would! The gameplay below shows combat, conversations, travelling. In short, it’s a small sample of everything the game will offer. If you’re looking to learn much […]

  • Two Mortal Kombat X characters to be revealed this week

    Mortal Kombat X will get not one, but two character reveals this week. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has been at again on Twitter, teasing all kinds of reveals over the past few days. Firstly, Boon tweeted this image, which at first glance appears to show a character holding a bow. However, further examination by […]

  • Planetside 2 successfully claims the Guinness World Record for biggest FPS battle

    The Planetside 2 community has successfully organised an online battle involving over 1000 players, breaking the previous Guinness World Record. The event, which was organised by Planetside Battles was pitched to the community last week. 1,158 players have answered the call, smashing the record for “Most Players Online in an FPS Battle.” The previous 999 […]

  • Microsoft aiming for Xbox One-to-PC streaming to function while you watch TV

    Streaming Xbox One games to PC while you watch TV on the console through the HDMI pass-through is something Microsoft is hoping to achieve when the service launches with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been on Twitter answering fan questions following last week’s Windows 10 event. One interesting bit that came out of those […]

  • Everything we know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be one of the biggest RPGs of the year, due for release in May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Delayed since its target release of 2015, CD Projekt Red’s latest game takes the series to a true open world environment, and charges the player with tracking […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beta date leaked – rumour

    According to an email sent to some YouTubers, the upcoming beta for Battlefield Hardline is scheduled for February 3. The date for the Battlefield Hardline beta is believed to be February 3. It comes from an email that’s been sent by Ronku to various YouTubers reminding them of the starting date, February 3. Ronku is […]

  • The history of The Witcher: beyond the Road With No Return

    We take a look at The Witcher franchise, from the original short stories to its blockbuster video games. The world was first introduced to Geralt through a set of short stories called The Witcher (English translation) written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. The first short story was published in the Polish fantasy and science fiction magazine […]

  • Bringing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to life

    In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt RED takes a whopping enormous map and fills it with stuff you actually want to see and do. Do you remember back before Oblivion came out there was a lot of chat about how much more lifelike and realistic the NPCs would be? Rather than just hanging […]

  • The big Witcher 3 questions answered: delays, playing as Ciri, and why enemies don’t scale

    Spending some time with The Witcher 3 level designer Miles Tost we were able to put some of our immediate questions to him after playing the game for over 4 hours. “That sense of improvement doesn’t happen if the monsters around you remain the same strength, there’s no sense of achievement.” Tost is a relaxed […]

  • The Witcher 3 sets a new generational standard for graphics

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new standard in outrageously pretty. “The Witcher 3 is more than just eye-candy. Destiny, once the loveliest thing I had ever looked upon, has been outclassed.” The Witcher 3 is even better looking than the screenshots would have you believe, and until you see it in motion, running […]

  • The Witcher 3: hands-on with the RPG of the year

    Getting to know a bawdy hero; Geralt of Rivia’s third outing is accessible, untamed, and dripping with story. Warning: some spoilers are inevitable. “The Witcher 3 is horror and violence. It’s charming, witty and cheeky. Like Geralt, it knows what it wants and it’s going to grab it with both hands.” The Witcher 3: Wild […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gets Lady Hammerlock DLC tomorrow

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, January 27. The new playable character comes with three skill trees and the action skill Cold As Ice. If you haven’t bought the season pass for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel you can download the DLC for $9.99, you lucky […]

  • A limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 just sold for $128,000

    Sony has just auctioned one of its limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles for over $128,000. The model had the serial number 00001, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a rep for […]

  • Here’s Killer Instinct’s new Omen and Golem fighters in action

    Microsoft has revealed Killer Instinct Season 2′s fighter Omen in a new trailer. Stick around for the end of the video and you’ll also get a peek at another new fighter, Golem. Omen is a bonus character and as such isn’t available as part of the main season roster. He’s available for free to Ultra […]

  • Digital copies of Far Cry 4 are being deleted from Uplay

    Ubisoft appears to be deleting copies of Far Cry 4 bought through digital third-party retailers. According to the Ubisoft support forums, copies of the game acquired via G2Play and G2A are being removed from Uplay. Users had not been given any warning by publisher Ubisoft that the game will be removed, although it is now […]

  • Gearbox wants “badass” talent for the next Borderlands

    Borderlands 3 may not have been announced at PAX this weekend, but studio boss Randy Pitchford is currently recruiting for the next game in the series. We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: — Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015 A recruitment push would suggest […]

  • Destiny: less grind, fairer economy in House of Wolves DLC

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it aims to lessen the grind in House of Wolves, and it won’t repeat mistakes it made with rewards in The Dark Below. Gear rewards will be fairer, according to lead designer Luke Smith in a Neogaf thread. For example, buying from a vendor should not invalidate gear rewarded for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Disaster

    Over two months since release and Xbox One’s big Christmas game is still a turkey, says Rich Stanton. “The game has now been available for two-and-a-half months, including the blockbuster Christmas season, and by any reasonable standard it doesn’t work.” Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched worldwide on November 11, 2014. Intended as something of […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection dated, first gameplay footage released

    Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date, and as promised, the gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake has been released along with the news that Homeworld Shipbreaker development continues. The video was shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel earlier this morning at PAX South. Last year, Gearbox had said hoped to release the title […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry has landed on Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter for Clock Tower spiritual successor, Project Scissors, recently announced as Night Cry, has launched. A teaser directed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu was released for the game earlier this month, and the full short film can be viewed below. Shimizu is also creative director on the project and Silent Hill creative and environment […]

  • Toukiden Kiwami mission trailer released, pre-order bonuses detailed

    Pre-order bonuses for Toukiden Kiwami have been announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Here’s the pre-order bonus list for each participating retailer: North America GameStop – Armor inspired by new slayers Reki and Soma’s costumes and classic armor from Toukiden‘s six original NPC slayers. Amazon – 2 exclusive pieces of armor: a set of Tenko […]

  • More Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy 15 info doled out by Tabata

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD director Hajime Tabata took part in a Reddit AMA yesterday, and answered a variety of questions pertaining to the game and Final Fantasy 15. According to Tabata, the first playthrough of the game will last around 40 hours, but “the real fun” starts from the second playthrough which contains new events. […]

  • This video gives you an idea of what Borderlands Online is like

    A video for Borderlands Online, the China-exclusive title from 2K, Shanda Games and Gearbox, has been released. Posted on MMO Culture, the video was released to announce the “technical test” which started today. Borderlands Online is an instance-based online shooter, and will probably never reach western shores. Still, you can have a look anyway.

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the MMO’s first expansion

    The first expansion for Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns, was announced today during PAX South, and ArenNet has posted a few content details for it on the official webiste. Heart of Thorns contains a reimagined progression with the new Mastery system, which provides new training opportunities for characters beyond level 80. Players will be […]

  • Turn-based action platformer Ronin has been polished up, nets a publisher

    Tomasz Waclawek has polished up his freeware title Ronin and will be releasing it through publisher Devolver Digital later this year. The turn-based action platformer stars a vengeful ninja who is determined to kill important memebers of a powerful corporation. Weapons at your disposal include razor wire and a katana, or you avoid combat by […]

  • Footage of cancelled Justice League brawler surfaces

    Footage of the cancelled Double Helix-developed Justice League brawler has surfaced online. The game was supposed to be a tie-in title for the also cancelled Justice League film directed by George Miller, according to leaked images and information from 2012. Jon Gwyn, the game’s artist and now Rockstar San Diego staffer, said at the time […]

  • Free Icona Vulcano DLC for DriveClub releases next week

    Sony has posted a video of the Icona Vulcano, which will be released as DLC next week for DriveClub. The video was posted on Facebook and we’ve embedded the video below courtesy of GamesHQMeida. It was announced earlier this week the Icona Vulcano would be released on the PS Store as a free download.

  • The Bard’s Tale 4 announced by inXile Entertainment at PAX South

    The Bard’s Tale 4 was announced today by inXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo during a panel at PAX South. inXile hinted around back in December that a sequel was in the works. Granted, The Bard’s Tale wasn’t mentioned. Still, everyone figured this was the game when Wasteland 2 project lead Chris Keenan stated the team […]

  • Here’s another Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video

    Last week, YouTube user Master0fHyrule uploaded a Majora’s Mask 3DS vs N64 comparison video, and we’ve embedded it for you below. The video shows 4.5 minutes of footage which appears before hitting the start button and the first meeting between Link and the Skull Kid. Another comparison video was released by another user back in […]

  • The Game Awards 2015 already in the planning stages

    The Game Awards 2015 are already in the planning stages, according to Geoff Keighley. The inaugural show took place on December 6, 2014. Keighley announced the 2015 show during his Storytime with Geoff Keighley panel at PAX South this weekend and through Twitter. He said more details will be announced in the spring. You can […]

  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered listed for January release

    It looks like Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy is returning in remastered form next week, if an Amazon listing is any indication. According to the listing posted on NeoGAF, the uncut version of the game contains Steam DRM and will release January 29 at 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Linux, Mac and PC download. Titled Fahrenheit: […]

  • Indie Flash Sale kicks off on North American PS Store

    The North American end of the PlayStation Store is hosting a Flash Sale a beefy list of indie games and some films. The sales includes titles such as Resogun, Shadow Warrior, The Unfinished Swan, FEZ, Costume Quest 2, Joe Danger, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, and more for up to 80% off. The full […]

  • The Witcher 3 Twitch stream to show 15 minutes of new gameplay footage

    New The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay footage will be shown Monday, January 26 on’s Twitch channel. Along with the footage, the developers will be answering questions from the community as well as providing commentary on the gameplay being shown. Live questions posted via Twitter chat will be answered by senior gameplay designer Damien […]

  • Borderlands 3 information teased for tomorrow’s Gearbox PAX South panel

    During PAX South this weekend, Gearbox Software is hosting a panel titled Inside Gearbox Software which will provide “the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.” Yesterday during Gearbox’s panel called Question and Answer Time, CEO Rady Pitchford was asked “when or if” fans can expect Borderlands 3. “I’ll tell you what,” […]

  • Best Buy cancels multiple pre-order units of Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL

    Multiple sources reported overnight Best Buy has cancelled some pre-orders for the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL. As of press time, it appears to only affect those who pre-ordered more than one system. Only one system was allotted per order, so the cancellation notices were sent out to comply with the restriction. Those […]

  • Rob Huebel is your KillCameraman in this CoD: Advanced Warfare video

    A live-action video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc has been released by Activision. Subtitled: Randall Higgins: KillCameraman gives you a look at the action from a different perspective. In the video, Higgins is played by comedic actor and writer Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). The first DLC […]

  • Xbox App features included with Windows 10 January build outlined

    The January build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview includes a basic version of the Xbox App announced earlier this week. With the initial preview release, the team at Microsoft wanted to only include the basics such as high resolution monitor support along with keyboard and mouse input. Additional functionality will be released with each […]

  • Standalone version of DayZ has sold 3 million units

    The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced. Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday. The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release. In 2014, the development […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video shows gameplay clips, global hands-on events

    CD Projekt has released a video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, giving a glimpse of gameplay and noting that hands-on impressions of the game will be bombarding the Internet next week. We’ll have extensive coverage of The Witcher 3 on Monday Jan 26 at 3pm GMT. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to […]

  • Microsoft looking into possible HoloLens support for PC, Xbox One

    Microsoft’s HoloLens may be a dedicated device, but the company is obviously looking into how it could be used with PC and Xbox One. Speaking with Polygon, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said should the stand-alone product become a success, “specific scenarios” on how it could be used with Xbox One are already being brainstormed. “We […]