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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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Sid Meier goes beyond space, to Starships

Starships

Sid Meier is apparently not happy with just going beyond earth and will soon be launching an all out assault on the stars, with 2K and Firaxis announcing their new game, Sid Meier’s Starships. Taking to space with a new interstellar strategy game that is set in the same universe as Civilization: Beyond Earth, it should …

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Syndicate successor Satellite Reign now in Steam Early Access

Satellite Reign

Although it had a 2012 reboot as a first person shooter, technically it’s been nearly two decades since the last ‘proper’ Syndicate game was launched back on DOS and the PlayStation. Satellite Reign however looks far more like the original and could easily be considered a spiritual sequel. It’s a a real-time, top-down, class-based …

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Microsoft Flight Simulator: X coming soon to Steam

Microsoft Flight Simulator: X

Dovetail games has announced its plan to release “Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition” on Steam on 18th December, finally bringing the much loved franchise to Valve’s distribution platform, along with some promised DLC next year. Microsoft Flight Simulator X was first released in 2006, and at the time it seemed …

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App makers have two months to comply with new regulations

If you’re a maker of applications with in-app purchases, you have the next 60 days to implement a laundry list of changes that are designed to offer the consumer more information about what they’re spending their money on and to make it harder for children to ‘accidentally’ run up thousands …

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