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All posts tagged "Steam"

  • Is Steam Lunar New Year Sale next?

    Steam sales have become a fixture among PC gamers, being a great way to beef up the library with heavily discounted wares. The Winter Sale concluded recently, but when should we expect the next sale to kick off? According to the Steam Database Twitter account, the next one will mark the Lunar New Year. "The next @steam_games sale is Lunar New Year Sale and will run from February 15th to 19th," the account tweeted. It further suggested that the information was leaked via the Steam Direct publishing programme. Can't wait for more PC gaming specials? Then you'd better act fast, because the...

  • These are Steam’s most lucrative video games of 2017

    It was another bumper year for the gaming industry in 2017, featuring plenty of must-play titles from the likes of Sony, Nintendo and other developers. But PC gamers also enjoyed a pleasant year, as Steam delivered a ton of gaming goodness. Now, the Valve-owned storefront has revealed its top selling titles of 2017, as measured by gross revenue. "We ran the numbers to come up with the list of the games that earned the most revenue during 2017, including all forms of Steam revenue; game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC. So, like last year, the resulting list includes a mix of free-to-play games as...

  • Steam Winter Sale is here, so what’s worth getting?

    Digital game sales are always a great way to add a few gems to your library, and the Steam Winter Sale is no exception obviously. The sale, which kicked off yesterday (21 December) and ends on 4 January 2018, has a number of solid deals right now. So which ones should you consider? For starters, space-faring title Elite: Dangerous has received a 75% discount to R105, but you'll need to splash out R210 on the Horizons Season Pass if you want to explore planets. We've also got a 50% discount on Inside (now R109.50), 50% off Tekken 7 (now R449.50), 90% off...

  • 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...