A Federal Court in Australia has fined Valve $2.1 million for consumer law violations that occurred due to the company’s policy of refunds on Steam. In particular, the punishment is centered on the fact that Steam had no advertised refund system in place between 2011 and 2014.
Codemasters and Humble Bundle have teamed up to give everyone a Christmas treat this year, allowing anyone with an account for the website to get a free copy of the hit 2008 racing game. All that users have to do to take advantage of the offer is to head over to the Humble Store and claim the offer, which will provide you with a free Steam copy of the title. Even better, if you already have the game registered in your library you can simply gift the extra copy to a friend or family member.
Playtonic Games, crafters of the crowdfunded Banjo-Kazooie love letter known as Yooka-Laylee, have just dropped the announcement everybody’s been waiting for….the game is nearly complete and we have a release date! You’ll be able to hop and bop with a lizard and bat April 11, 2017..for just $39.99! (This is the preorder price; it may change.) Look for it in both digital and physical form on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux.
There are many RPG’s out there, some strive to be unique, and give players new ways to play. But for some, there’s a desire to remember how the RPG industry started, with the titles that came from Japan. This is the case with Legrand Legacy, which is labeled as an homage to the JRPG Classic that came before.
The latest expansion for Blizzard’s trading card game, Hearthstone, is due to launch this week. Mean Streets of Gadgetza will be available to download from December 1 according to the company’s own Twitter account.
No Man’s Sky has been one of the more divisive launches in recent history. On one hand, it’s undeniable that this is one of the biggest games ever made. However, it came at a cost. As many of the planets don’t have much to do, and because this is a singleplayer experience, there’s a limit as to how far into the game players will go without stopping.
Capcom has revealed its plans to sell a Collector’s Edition of its upcoming seventh mainline Resident Evil game. It’s at the higher end of limited editions with its $179.99 price tag, so what’s in it that’s purportedly worth so much?
For some 13 years, EVE Online has been one of the most popular, and distinct, MMOs available on the PC. Throughout that time it has maintained a paid subscription model despite the fact that many of its competitors have adopted freemium ideas that allow players to play without any upfront cost.
The Washington State Gambling Commission has told Valve in a statement released earlier in the week that it “stop facilitating gambling” on Steam. The issue seems to be concerned with the use of Steam skins, which a variety of sites have been using to run gambling systems that use the skins as currency to bet with.
In the last generation of consoles, BioShock stood out as one of the premier franchises. The new intellectual property was established in 2007 with the release of BioShock on Xbox 360 and PlayStation and eventually went on to spawn two sequels and a host of spin-offs in other mediums. Each entry in the series received widespread critical acclaim and helped bring new life to the first-person shooter genre that has become somewhat stale thanks to the huge popularity of Battlefield and Call of Duty.
Several sources have revealed to Kotaku that Destiny 2 will make its way to PC in addition to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The leak, which has since been confirmed by various different people, started with a post on NeoGAF that indicated Activision had given an internal presentation about the game coming to PC as well as confirming that some parts of development had been subcontracted to Vicarious Visions – a developer that is wholly owned by the publisher.
Thanks to the efforts of a group of fans, players can now get back to playing Battlefield 2142 online once again. The group, calling themselves Revive, have now released a fully working version of the game that brings back support for online multiplayer. It’s apparently proved pretty popular as it has already seen a large number of downloaded and more than 1,000 concurrent users over the weekend.