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All posts tagged "Steam"

  • Steam Autumn Sale now live, hide your wallet etc.

    We've seen Microsoft and Sony both kick off promotions on their respective gaming storefronts. Now it's time for Steam to get in on the action, kicking off its Autumn Sale last night. Some of the noteworthy franchise deals include the Resident Evil series (up to 87% off), the Fallout franchise (up to 75% off), DIRT (between 50% and 80% discount) and Sniper Elite (between 50% and 80% off). Other noteworthy deals include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for R75, Just Cause 3 for R63, South Park: The Stick of Truth for R100, The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition for R200, Doom for R199...

  • Steam sees huge Chinese growth (thanks to PUBG?)

    Steam's October 2017 hardware and software survey has revealed a huge shift in numbers across the board, with Chinese easily the most popular language right now. In fact, Simplified Chinese saw a jump of 26.58% to hit 56.12%, meaning that Chinese is used on just over half of all Steam-enabled computers. Some of the other notable user numbers pertain to Windows 7 (gaining 22.2% to hit 63.2%), total hard drive space (computers with more than 1TB of space grew by almost 21% to 65.60%) and display resolution (full HD resolution grew by 14.59% to account for 71.38% of Steam-enabled computers). According to PC Games N,...

  • Steam, PlayStation Store launch Halloween sale

    Horror game fan? Or maybe you just want a good deal on some quality titles, regardless of genre. Either way, Sony and Valve have the goods courtesy of a Halloween sale on their platforms. Got a PlayStation 4? Then you can look forward to a 56% discount on Resident Evil 7 (R469), a 67% discount on Mortal Kombat XL (R299), 60% off The Evil Within (R129), 80% off Alien: Isolation and 72% off Wolfenstein: The New Order (R89), to name a few of the many notable specials. PS3 owners can also look forward to significant discounts on titles like Catherine (R89),...

  • Steam digital gift cards are now a thing (for SA as well)

    Steam has generally been one of the better gaming platforms when it comes to gift support, allowing users to buy titles for loved ones. We've also seen gift cards at retailers, but what if you'd prefer a digital version? Fortunately, the Valve-owned storefront has listened, launching digital gift cards this week. "Steam Digital Gift Cards make it fast and easy to send your friends Steam Wallet funds toward the purchase of anything on Steam, from software to hardware, including games and in-game items," the company wrote on its website. Fortunately, the functionality is also available in South Africa, featuring denominations of R60, R120, R300,...

  • These are the most popular computer specs on Steam right now

    Every month, Steam conducts its hardware and software survey, revealing the most popular computer specifications being used by its customers. So what can we expect for September? When it comes to the operating system, we see Windows 10 64-bit still enjoying a lead of 45.3%. But it's dropped 4.6 percentage points compared to the previous month, while second place Windows 7 64-bit has gained 6% to hit 41%. As a whole, Windows accounts for 96.6% of surveyed Steam-enabled computers, while Mac OS X and Linux hold 2.74% and 0.60% respectively. As for the CPU department, quad-core (57.9%) and dual-core CPU designs...

  • Want a good deal? 2K is having a Steam publisher sale

    2K Games has quite the stable of titles in its Steam catalogue and now, the publisher has revealed a weekend sale on Steam. And there are some rather notable discounts to be had. The Sid Meier games see varying deals, with featured titles including Civilization V (R79.75), Civilization Beyond Earth (R102.25), Starships (R79.50), Ace Patrol (R13.75), Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies (R13.75), Pirates (R27.25) and Railroads (R27.25). As for more notable deals on recent releases? We've got Mafia 3 (R230.67), XCOM 2 (R239.60), NBA 2K17 (R419.40), Bioshock Remastered (R72.27) and Bioshock 2 Remastered (R72.27). Other solid deals in general include The Darkness 2...

  • Avoid Early Access disappointment with these tips

    While Steam's Early Access programme and crowdfunding sites have been a huge boost for indie developers, they have also resulted in many disgruntled gamers losing their money or ending up with a game very different from the one they invested in. From seemingly endless in-development purgatory (here's looking at you, Star Citizen), to games which are simply cancelled with no refund; there's a lot that can make you regret your early purchase. However we have some tips for avoiding this kind of disappointment. 1. See how long the game has been in development While games do take a while to develop, there...

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is 70% off on Steam

    I love the Deus Ex franchise, but I've only just recently sunk my teeth into Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. After all, AAA games aren't cheap on console. Fortunately, discounts happen all the time for PC gamers, with Mankind Divided available for R149.70 as part of a franchise sale on Steam. The title is usually available for R499, representing a 70% discount. Don't care for Mankind Divided? Then Human Revolution Director's Cut is available for R54.75. Prefer the god-awful (it's actually decent in its own right) Deus Ex: Invisible War? Expect to pay just R19. Otherwise, former mobile title Deus Ex: The Fall is available...

  • Steam gets native PS4 controller support with new update

    Prefer your PS4 controller and want to use it for PC games? Well, support hasn't exactly been consistent, but that looks set to change with the latest Steam update. The PC gaming storefront has introduced native support for PS4 controllers with its latest update. Just how deeply integrated is the support though? Let's just say that it's actually on par with the Steam Controller, owing to gyro and touchpad features as well. "When enabled, PS4 controllers will have access to the same sort of customization/configuration support as Steam Controllers, including native API support," Valve explained in the Steam update notes. PS4 controllers now...

  • 7 digital Christmas vouchers for the tech-lover in your life

    There are loads of great gift ideas around for the festive season, but vouchers tend to be the safest fallback option if you just don't know what to get. And there are plenty of vouchers for digital services, so we pick a few vouchers you should keep in mind. Google Play Store Available from the likes of Pick N Pay, Checkers and Incredible Connection, Google Play vouchers allow Android owners to purchase digital goods and services from Google Play. These digital goods/services include the Google Play Music All-Access streaming service (for R60 a month), music purchases, game/app purchases and movie purchases/rentals. The Google Play Store...