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Articles tagged with: STEAM

BF3 To Feature Online Pass System

Looks like developers are getting more and more greedy with their games. Usually, developers get nothing from the sale of pre-used game copies.

Therefore EA introduced this system which blocks some of the features of the pre used game, for instance, the multiplayer feature. Hence, second hand buyers have access to the limited content only and if s/he needs to access full features of the game, s/he needs to pay some extra money to get a code from the publisher which unlocks these features.

Gamestop To Sell Digital Game Copies

The digital download method is quiet convenient for those who don’t have access to a game store for buying original games. There are many online stores working at the moment which sell digital copies of the games for download. Some of these services are Steam, Amazon and Direct2Drive.

Now, Gamestop is also going to follow their footsteps. Gamestop has stores all around US from where one can buy a game in disc form. But now Gamestop is launching a new service which will provide the facility of downloading games.

Dragon Age 2 Removed From Steam

Do all of you still remember the critically acclaimed Dragon Age Origins?? Ofcourse you do.

EA released the second part of this critically acclaimed game, Dragon Age 2 in March, which, much like its predecessor, received universal praise. On July 26, 2011 EA released Dragon Age:Legacy, a DLC (Downloadable Content) for Dragon Age 2 which features an untold story of Hawk, the main protagonist.

Frozen Synapse Update Gives Gamers Mini-Tournaments

Frozen Synapse developer, Mode 7 has just released a clean version of the game after its first official patch. The patch includes a number of tweaks in addition to some awesome new features.

Before I continue on, for those who are unfamiliar, Frozen Synapse is a PC and Mac turn-based strategy game, that allows you to command your squad members to carry out actions for you- kinda similar to Mass Effect 3, or a traditional game of chess.

A synapse, of course, is the junction between two neurons, and is vital for your brains chemicals to successfully ‘move around’, let’s say.

Xbox360 Adds YouTube, Bing, And Live TV To UI

Just a week after Microsoft boasted that 40% of all Xbox’s use was nongaming, Microsoft has recently announced at E3, that it has improved the Xbox UI by adding both detailed voice and gesture controls. The new Xbox user interface will have Bing, Netflix, YouTube, and all of your usual games all in one system, creating the ultimate powerhouse for entertainment.

The only thing missing is a usable chat client, similar to what STEAM uses for its gamers. With the new system, gamers can simply say a term to bring up all games, movies, and TV-shows related to that term. Gamers will be able to watch clips of the content, view gaming tutorials through YouTube, and discover any new releases pertaining to their favorite titles.

Steam For The Mobile Device?

According to UberGizmo, rumors have circulated steampowered.com. Apparently, one of the forum members had met with Valve’s Gabe Newell and heard that Valve’s gaming marketplace, also known as STEAM, might be getting the software for mobile devices like smartphones and ipads. Although UberGizmo thinks this will bring gaming to the next level, we should keep in mind the graphics capabilities of mobile devices. Tablet PCs and smartphones simply put…