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The Steam Winter Sale is now live

If you haven’t bought a present for your gaming pals yet, then now’s the time to do so. Steam has launched its Winter Sale, giving us all a couple of days to pick up extra gaming gifts for friends… and ourselves more than likely. Steam doesn’t need any help selling …

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Microsoft: DirectX 12 adoption rate is fastest ever

It looks like developers are wasting absolutely no time in upgrading to DirectX 12 as Microsoft has revealed that its new graphics API has the fastest adoption rate of any DirectX version. DirectX 12 is the latest graphics API from Microsoft and it has strong ties to Windows 10, which …

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Humble Monthly is like Loot Crate for games

Two of the most successful schemes ever pushed by console makers have been Microsoft’s Games for Gold and Sony’s PlayStation Plus. Both give subscribers ‘free’ games every month for them to enjoy, meaning that even if you don’t buy your own preferences every now and again, there will always be …

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Ubisoft explains why digital games are more expensive on console

With this generation of consoles, Sony and Microsoft increased its emphasis on digital downloads in an attempt to push the industry forward from physical discs. However, despite the fact that digital games are cheaper for publishers to release in the long run, we often see digital copies remaining fairly expensive …

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Does the Unity Engine have an image problem?

Despite not having quite the visual pedigree of the Unreal Engine or CryEngine series of developmental tools, Unity is a world wide respected piece of software that has been used by millions to create thousands of games. However, according to the company’s CEO John Riccitiello, the fact that so many people …

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Steam now offering refunds within 14 days

It’s been a long time coming, but Valve has updated the terms of its Steam digital distribution platform to allow gamers to return games they don’t want. There are some conditions that must be met: the games can’t have been played for more than two hours and they must have been …

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