EA Games Could Be Making A Return To Steam
When it comes to game distribution platforms, Steam is more or less the default one. However, in recent years, we’ve started to see more companies launch their own platforms, like EA launching Origins and Epic launching the Epic Game Store. Typically in these cases, these companies tend to make their games exclusive to their own platforms.
Steam’s Remote Play Together Now Available In Beta
Earlier this month, Valve teased an upcoming new feature for Steam in the form of Remote Play Together. If you were excited by the feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that Valve has since announced that the feature is currently in beta and that gamers who are interested will be able to take part in it.
Valve’s Next Trick Will Let Steam’s Local Multiplayer Games Work Online
There are plenty of games that come with local multiplayer options. This means that players in the same room can all play the game and will not require them to have an internet connection. However, the problem with such games is that it requires all players to be present in the same place at the same time.
French Court Rules That Steam Users Can Resell Their Digital Games
When you buy a physical copy of a game and you’re done with it, you can take it to a store or put it up online to resell. Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital games, it’s almost impossible to do the same. However, this does not mean that users have stopped trying. In fact, a recent ruling by a French high court has made it so that European consumers […]
No Really, KFC Is Launching A Colonel Sanders Dating Sim Game
When we think of KFC, chances are the fast food chain’s mascot Colonel Sanders pops to mind. The character of Colonel Sanders has always been portrayed as a kindly old Southern gentleman, but have you ever wondered what Colonel Sanders could look like if he was younger and was an anime character?
Classic Disney Video Games ‘The Lion King’ And ‘Aladdin’ To Launch On Modern Consoles
If you grew up on consoles like the Game Boy and the SEGA Genesis, then there is a chance that you might have played some Disney games like The Lion King and Aladdin, which are widely-considered to be a “classic” these days. If you had fond memories playing those games, you’re in luck.
Steam’s New AI Tool Makes Game Recommendations Smarter
A lot of how recommendation systems work is based on things you’ve interacted with in the past. For example, if you’re browsing cameras on Amazon, chances are the next time you visit, you’ll start seeing recommendations for cameras or camera accessories. However, Valve is hoping to improve on its recommendation system by using AI.
Steam 2019 Summer Sale Is Now Underway
Gamers wait for Steam’s annual sale every year as it allows them to pick up some great titles at discounted rates. The Steam 2019 Summer Sale has finally begun after the dates had been leaked out earlier. It will run through to July 9th as expected. Gamers will get discounts on thousands of PC games across different genres.
Microsoft Will Begin Distributing More Games Through Steam
One would think that Microsoft wouldn’t really want to facilitate competing marketplaces but the company says that it intends on doing just that. Microsoft confirmed today that it’s committed to supporting competing stores for PC games, saying that it will now be distributing more Xbox Game Studios titles through Valve’s Steam game store.
Valve Brings Its Steam Chat App To Mobile Devices
It goes without saying that Steam is one of the more widely-used game distribution platforms at the moment, and as such, there are many users who rely on its service to not only play games, but to keep in touch with their friends as well. For those who want to stay in touch with their Steam friends on the go, you’re in luck.
Valve’s Steam Link App Is Now Available For iPhone, iPad, Apple TV
Last year, Valve announced the Steam Link app for mobile devices. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the Steam Link app basically allows gamers to play their Steam games on their mobile devices. This works by streaming games from your computer onto your smartphone or tablet.
Epic Has No Plans To Stop Selling Rocket League On Steam
Recently it was revealed that Epic would be acquiring Psyonix Games, which in the process also means that the company would own games like Rocket League. In the post on the Rocket League website, Epic announced that they would eventually be bringing Rocket League over to the Epic Games store and kind of left it at that.
Valve Will Be Semi-Retiring Steam’s Video Business
Valve’s Steam platform is largely known as a video game distribution platform where the company uses it to sell games from various developers and publishers. However in recent times, the company has expanded on what Steam has to offer, such as by selling videos like movies.
Civilization VI’s Steam EULA Is Causing Some Concern Amongst Gamers
Let’s be honest here: how many of us actually bothers to read the terms and agreement when we install a new piece of software or sign up for a service? Given how lengthy some of these documents are, and how they can be so worded in such a tricky manner, for the most part it can go over the heads of many.
Another Major PC Game Is Skipping Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store
Last year Epic announced their plans to launch their own digital game storefront where it would play host to their own games as well as games from other developers. It seemed like quite a daunting task to challenge Valve’s Steam platform which has become the default storefront for most, but it seems to be working.
Ubisoft’s Latest Game Will Be Skipping Steam In Favor Of Epic Games Store
These days whenever games are launched on PC, it’s almost always guaranteed that you will be able to find it on Steam. This is because Steam has established themselves as the platform for distributing PC games, thanks to features like a friends list, the ability to read reviews and give reviews all in one place, gifting, and so on.
VR Headset Use On Steam Has Doubled In 2018
Is virtual reality (VR) still too much of a novelty to be considered a must-have device when it comes to gaming? Unfortunately that seems to be the case, but the good news is that according to Valve’s monthly Hardware Survey (via UploadVR) of its Steam store, it appears that while VR gaming isn’t exactly dominating, it has doubled in usage.
Steam To Drop Support For macOS 10.10 Yosemite In 2019
For the most part just like iOS devices, Apple’s macOS devices tend to be pretty well supported. For example my 7-year old 2011 MacBook Air has been on the receiving end of major OS updates right up until macOS High Sierra, which was the last major update my laptop was capable of receiving. That’s a pretty long period of time for support.