I may not be good at basic things like driving or cooking, but I do know one or two things when it comes to video games. I know my ARPGs from my JRPGS, Dota 2 from League of Legends and what it means to be molyneuxian. Yet I mostly acquired this familiarity over the last few years of my life, a relatively short span of time compared to my entire gaming career. Most of my game-infused adolescence was spent brainlessly plowing through dull rounds of Team Fortress 2 and grinding in World of Warcraft – awareness of what was happening in the rest of the blooming gaming industry would come way later. I actually feel pretty fortunate for not having turned away from the medium completely after having realized how much time I “wasted” doing things that were only marginally less boring than real life, I know enough people who have.
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.
Gameforge and developers Bluehole are releasing a new update for TERA which introduces a raft of new contents. Brand-new storage space is available in the form of the Wardrobe, giving players a place to store costumes and accessories they don’t currently need. A new madcap battleground, Kumas Royale, is making an appearance, while more dungeons such as Manglemire and the returning Dreadspire will put five heroes through their paces.
InnoGames announced the release of a new feature in Elvenar: Tournaments. This new in-game addition lets players win various prizes by taking part in province competitions. You can watch the new video from InnoGames introducing the tournaments and explaining a little bit more about the below.
Last week Phil Spencer revealed that (via PC Gamer) Microsoft would be joining the PC Gaming Show at E3, an event at the upcoming expo that will focus on developments in video games outside of consoles. He suggested that Microsoft was serious about its stated desire to integrate Xbox into Windows 10 and show more love to PC gamers than they have over the past few years. Many who prefer to play on PC have felt let down by Microsoft in the past decade, especially in regards to the release of Games For Windows Live that simply causes more problems and was discontinued in 2014.
Touted as the “world’s fastest consumer graphics card”, the Dual Kepler GeForce GTX 690 is now available and we have the features and a picture!
A lot of you may not know a lot about ORIGIN PC, I didn’t either until I saw an ad for one of their PCs. After researching a little more, I realized that this is a company that offers a lot more than just another gaming PC.
The open beta test for Mythos Global, Hanbitsoft and T3Fun’s upcoming fantasy dungeon crawler, opens its doors to the public today. With this international OBT, Mythos Global will be available to thousands of new players. The nebula where planet Uld resides will offer players countless quests and adventures fit for any dungeon master.(more…)
Hanbitsoft and T3Fun are happy to announce the open beta for their highly-anticipated online action RPG, Mythos Global. Beginning February 2, 2012, the fantasy world of Uld will be teeming with danger and adventure.(more…)
SEGA® of America, Inc. are excited to announce details of new premium downloadable content for Renegade Ops™, the story expansion Coldstrike Campaign and The Vehicle Pack*. Play in single player or multiplayer from December 20 on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC Digital Download.(more…)
This week, Target guests can save on the best in gaming and gadgets for everyone. Through Target’s Electronics Trade-In service, exclusively offered in more than 1,490 Target stores nationwide, guests can trade in used iPhones, iPads, iPods, Nintendo DS units, cellphones, video games, calculators and DVDs, and receive credit good for most Target purchases. Guests can receive additional savings and 5 percent off nearly all Target purchases when they use their Target REDCard.(more…)
Wadjet Eye Games, a developer and publisher of retro-styled games, is pleased to announce that their acclaimed adventure Gemini Rue is now on Steam. Regularly priced at $9.99, this award-winning PC game from indie developer Joshua Nuernberger is on sale for 15% off ($8.49) through November 2.(more…)